April 24, 2014

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› UCF Joust Champions Win $10,000 Healthcare Business Competition
Two University of Central Florida (UCF) undergraduate students took first place in the University of South Florida’s (USF) State of Florida Healthcare Innovation Competition. They received a cash price of $10,000 for their invention of Smartway, a female urinary device that also secured them the 2013 UCF Joust championship.

› Leaders urge Duke to invest in solar, energy efficiency
More than two dozen local, state and federal officials called on Duke Energy to make solar and energy efficiency bigger priorities in the delivery of electricity.

› $50 million pump tandems to fight flooding?
Of the 30 or so flood-control salinity barriers in South Florida, three or four usually can’t be used during high tide. To compensate, the South Florida Water Management District has a couple of options.

› Florida university opens TB lab in Haiti
The University of Florida on Wednesday opened a state-of-the-art lab in Haiti to train researchers to better understand and fight tuberculosis. The 1,500 square-feet facility will bring graduate students from outside Haiti to train Haitian technicians, who will then go on to work at the national laboratory.

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