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Commercialization of USF-invented sanitation system set to begin

The latest version of the USF-invented NEWgenerator is on its way to South Africa to begin the process of entering mass production. The solar-powered machine generates nutrients, energy and water by safely recovering them from human wastewater—a technology built to address global sanitation concerns (USF Newsroom).

September 15, 2021Entrepreneurship, Global Research, Innovation

USF-developed AI system unites global agencies to identify emerging infectious diseases, receives support from Microsoft

Leadership in providing with the public consistent projections of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations has prompted the launch of a USF-led global modeling project sponsored by Microsoft that can ultimately help scientists more swiftly identify and respond to the threat of emerging infectious diseases (USF Newsroom).

July 14, 2021Global Research, Health, Research

New robots see it all: ocean whirlpools, carbon gas absorption, icebergs, and more

USF researchers are using autonomous vehicles to study how the ocean is responding to climate change. In 2020 they landed a $1.1 million NSF proposal -- the first time NSF is leveraging ocean drones instead of ships (USF College of Marine Science).

July 12, 2021Global Research, Research

Researchers Report on Progress of COVID-19 Seed Grants

A year ago USF created the Pandemic Response Research Network and funded three rounds of seed grants to kickstart research into the challenges presented by the pandemic. Recently, several teams shared updates on their projects (Mirage News).

July 12, 2021Global Research, Research

USF Researchers Report on Progress of COVID-19 Seed Grants

More than a year into USF’s COVID-19 seed grants projects, researchers are developing new technologies and learning more about the pandemic’s impact.

July 8, 2021Global Research, Research

USF marine scientists detect a record-high amount of Sargassum

USF marine scientists have used NASA satellite imagery to detect a Sargassum bloom in the Caribbean, central west Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico that's nearly the same size as the record-breaking bloom discovered in 2018.

July 1, 2021Global Research, Research

Investigating Whales, Penguins, and Seals on the Bottom of the World

It’s tough to study interactions between predators and their prey no matter where you are in the world’s oceans, but it’s especially challenging in the ice-covered Ross Sea (College of Marine Science).

June 22, 2021Global Research, Research

Could caves on other planets yield the secrets of the universe? USF Geoscientist Bogdan Onac and his international colleagues want to find out

USF School of Geosciences Professor Bogdan P. Onac documents millions of years of Earth’s natural history by exploring caves and lava tubes around the world. But now Onac along with dozens of fellow geoscientists, astronomers, astrobiologists, and robotics and artificial intelligence engineers are urging a new focus on caves on other planets as sites of untold discovery.

June 15, 2021Global Research

Marine Life 2030 endorsed as part of UN Decade of Ocean Science

The Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, an arm of the United Nations, officially endorsed Marine Life 2030 to officially be part of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) (USF College of Marine Science).

June 8, 2021Global Research, Research

The cactus, the ally of purification

A member of the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame, Norma Alcantar is a chemical engineer who has made amazing discoveries with natural products to solve complex problems such as ocean decontamination. The correspondent of the Voice of America in Miami Alonso Castillo takes us into his world of traditions and innovation (VOA).

June 7, 2021Global Research, Innovation, Research

CMS scientists on the bottom (and top) of the world!

A group of USF CMS faculty and researchers who comprise ‘The Southern Ocean Science’ (SOS) group, carries out wide-ranging interdisciplinary research in Earth’s polar regions, providing new insights into how processes occurring thousands of miles away affect us here in Florida (USF College of Marine Science).

May 27, 2021Global Research, Research

Development of grant-funded educational research center underway in Caribbean

Assistant professor Patriann Smith was awarded a three-year $3.6 million grant from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on March 29 to develop the research center in the Caribbean as part of the Caribbean Educational Research Initiative (USF Oracle).

May 25, 2021Global Research, Research

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