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Amazon Alexa Transit Skill Upgraded by USF Engineer

An engineer with the USF Center for Urban Transportation Research is working with Amazon to upgrade its voice personalization feature for public transit.

December 11, 2019Research and Innovation

A stock photo of a child doing blood sugar testing

Unexpected Viral Behavior Linked to Type 1 Diabetes in High-Risk Children

New results from The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young (TEDDY) study show an association between prolonged enterovirus infection and the development of autoimmunity to the insulin-producing pancreatic beta-cells that precedes type 1 diabetes.

December 2, 2019Research and Innovation, USF Health

The patent-pending seafloor geodesy system is an anchored spar buoy topped by high precision Global Positioning System (GPS).

USF Geoscientists Develop Technology to Improve Forecasting of Earthquakes, Tsunamis

University of South Florida geoscientists have successfully developed and tested a new high-tech shallow water buoy that can detect the small movements and changes in the Earth’s seafloor that are often a precursor to deadly natural hazards, like earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis.

November 21, 2019Research and Innovation

Flotation vest

Floating with Gas to Save Lives

About 10 lives are lost each day to unintentional drowning in the United States, but a newly-patented technology developed in a Chemical and Biomedical Engineering senior capstone class may lead to personal flotation products that can enhance safety in the water.

November 20, 2019Research and Innovation

Map showing the location of the nine sample areas in the northern Gulf of Mexico for a six-year effort (2012-2017) to sample tilefish close to the historic Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Gulf of Mexico Tilefish: Recent Checkup Shows Compromised Health Since Historic Oil Spill

The most recent assessment of the tilefish population offers sweet relief to those who enjoy the savory succulence of this slow-growing fish that roams the deeper waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Tilefish, which tastes similar to lobster or crab, is sustainably managed and regularly finds itself served up baked, broiled, or grilled on menus in Florida – easily fetching $29 as a mouth-watering entrée.

November 19, 2019Research and Innovation

Linda Coleberd, owner of the Mark Twain Cave, and Lovell, right, examine the spot where they discovered Clemens’ name.

USF Sarasota-Manatee Instructor Recalls Thrill of Discovering ‘Clemens’ Signature at Mark Twain Cave

Tens of thousands of signatures inhabit the Mark Twain Cave in Hannibal, Missouri, but one famous autograph, that of namesake Twain, or Samuel L. Clemens, seemed noticeably absent. Signatures, nicknames and initials – some in pencil, paint, candle smoke, even berry juice – cover the cave’s three miles of passageways, but Clemens’ signature was never to be found. That is until July 26, when USF Sarasota-Manatee instructor and Mark Twain s

November 19, 2019Research and Innovation

Harvest Hope Park

Uplifting a Community by Improving its Environment

For University of South Florida Professor, Christian Wells, PhD, the health and wellbeing of a community is tied directly to the health of the environment around it. It’s that belief that influences Wells’ work and has led to a productive partnership with a Tampa-area nonprofit transforming an in-need community right in USF’s backyard.

November 5, 2019Research and Innovation

A photograph of a nurse checking on a newborn baby in NICU

Gut Microbiome of Premature Babies is Associated with Stunted Growth

The more abnormal the microbiome in NICU infants, the more likely they are to experience stunted growth even at 4 years of age.

November 4, 2019Research and Innovation, USF Health

USF MCOM researchers in front of a computer

USF Medical School and Microsoft Create First-Ever Medical School of Innovation

The USF Health Morsani College of Medicine (MCOM) at the University of South Florida in Tampa and Microsoft teamed up to create the first-ever Medical School of Innovation, placing the school among the most innovative for integrating technology into approaches for teaching medicine.

October 31, 2019Research and Innovation, USF Health

USF professors John Kuhn and Babu Joseph

Fueling Trucks and Jets with High Octane Waste

Turning trash into fuel could potentially be a big part of achieving energy sustainability, and a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy will help researchers associated with the College of Engineering further develop a process that produces diesel and jet fuel from garbage.

October 28, 2019Research and Innovation

autonomous vehicle in parking lot

USF Researcher Uses NSF Grant to Improve Safety of Autonomous Vehicles

As the development of autonomous vehicles (AV) gain steam and continue to disrupt the automobile industry, an associate professor at the University of South Florida believes advanced radar may be key in improving the safety of these driverless cars.

October 22, 2019Research and Innovation

USF researcher, Erin Kimmerle, PhD, examines bone fragments potentially belonging to Amelia Earhart

USF Forensic Anthropologist Testing Human Remains Believed to Potentially Belong to Amelia Earhart

USF forensic anthropologist Erin Kimmerle is featured in a documentary produced by National Geographic about aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart, who disappeared over the Pacific Ocean during an attempt to fly across the world.

October 14, 2019Research and Innovation

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