August 9, 2020

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NASA grant helps UCF team develop method to extract lunar ice

Lunar mining will grow ever important as the United States seek to establish a presence on the moon. Read more »
Published on 7/27/2020

Finfrock Industries uses 3-D software to save time and money

When Allen Finfrock's grandfather founded Finfrock Industries in 1945, the Apopka company supplied precast concrete components... Read more »
Published on 6/25/2020

Todd Roberts invents a pen sanitization device: the CleanBlock

Todd Roberts was at a doctor's appointment in 2011 when the receptionist handed him a pen that a coughing patient had just used. Read more »
Published on 5/27/2020

Embry-Riddle develops drone program to fight mosquitoes

Jonathan Hale, a senior in Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems program and an intern with Volusia County, is developing a drone program to assist the county’s mosquito control efforts.... Read more »
Published on 4/27/2020

AdventHealth Nicholson Center opens Prototype Lab to help physician inventors

Each year, doctors from around the world come to AdventHealth Nicholson Center in Celebration to practice surgical techniques using robots and other high-tech devices. Read more »
Published on 3/25/2020

BB&T and SunTrust merger

In a recent interview, Sandy Hostetter talks about the $28-billion merger that “solidified” Truist as the biggest bank in Central Florida and the sixth-largest in the country. Read more »
Published on 2/26/2020

Imec working on blood analysis device for future astronauts

Belgium-based nanotechnology research firm Imec is working on a disposable blood testing device that may one day help monitor astronauts' health in space. Read more »
Published on 1/27/2020

Central Florida - Transportation, affordable housing, health

Says Mark Wiese, Manager NASA's Gateway Logistics Element, Kennedy Space Center, about the lunar focus: "Our whole Artemis campaign is to return to the moon, this time to stay..." Read more »
Published on 12/26/2019

$16.4-million sailing and conference center proposed in Eustis

$16.4-million sailing and conference center proposed in Eustis to replace the city's community center downtown. Read more »
Published on 11/26/2019

Citrus-Levy-Marion region's October jobless rate continues to fall

The unemployment rate in the CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion region was 3.5 percent in October, down 0.2 percentage point over the month and 0.6 percentage point lower than the same time last year. Read more »
Published on 11/15/2019

Daytona State College Announces New Bachelor's Degree in Accounting

Program is scheduled to begin in fall 2020 Read more »
Published on 11/15/2019

Orlando's sustainability director Chris Castro

As Orlando's sustainability director, he's overseeing Mayor Buddy Dyer's vision to make Orlando one of the most environmentally friendly and sustainable cities in the country. Read more »
Published on 10/25/2019

Osceola County's school district signs on to RosenCare

RosenCare, as it's now called, has grown to operate a freestanding medical center with full-time physicians and staff who provide comprehensive health care services... Read more »
Published on 10/25/2019

Orlando's co-working expansion takes off

Downtown Orlando is seeing an explosion of co-working space. Read more »
Published on 9/25/2019

Clermont plans sport- and wellness-themed community: Olympus

For years, the small city of Clermont, a bedroom community west of Orlando and north of Walt Disney World, has tried to separate itself from other suburbs Read more »
Published on 8/26/2019

Python detection cameras in Florida

From its new U.S. headquarters in Osceola County's NeoCity technology district... Read more »
Published on 7/26/2019

$70 million CytoSen deal

CytoSen deal could be worth $70 million. Central Florida, which has invested heavily in life sciences over the past decade and a half, reached a milestone in June: Kiadis Pharma,... Read more »
Published on 7/26/2019

Consolidated-Tomoka selling off undeveloped land to buy developed land

Founded more than 100 years ago to sell turpentine and pitch to ship owners and groceries to sailors, Consolidated-Tomoka Land... Read more »
Published on 6/24/2019

3-D printed rocket to launch from Cape Canaveral

A few weeks into the new year, Relativity, a startup that makes 3-D-printed rockets... Read more »
Published on 5/28/2019

Counter-Drone Technology to be Commercialized by Embry-Riddle and Drone Defense Systems LLC

New technology that detects and commandeers unauthorized drones, guiding them to land safely, will be commercialized under a licensing agreement between Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Drone Defense Systems LLC of Daytona Beach, Fla. Read more »
Published on 5/15/2019

Full Sail University opens video gaming competition arena

Gamer-Dome Full Sail University, the for-profit entertainment industry school in Winter Park, opened a $6-million arena for video gaming competitions that school executives say is the largest e-sports arena on... Read more »
Published on 4/26/2019

A New Home: Floating Bungalows builds houses for unconventional dreamers

In 2016, Cynthia and Warren Billings started building a floating bungalow to live in... Read more »
Published on 3/27/2019

Property-value boost from SunRail offers hope

SunRail, metro Orlando's 4-year-old commuter train, faces an uncertain future. Read more »
Published on 2/25/2019

Uber, Mears work together

A first-of-its-kind partnership betwen a ride-sharing company and a traditional taxi firm. Read more »
Published on 1/25/2019

Orlando Region: Tourism

Vacation Capital of the World? George Aguel, president and CEO of Visit Orlando, along with other executives in tourism have diligently worked with economic-development officials throughout the region with the... Read more »
Published on 12/28/2018

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