This week we serve up a two-part episode. Part one, we sat down with Dean Turner and Cathy Carr, leaders in the UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences to discuss the incredible range of fascinating careers in the food industry. (Spoiler ... READ MORE
Scientists at the University of Florida are the first to grow plants in soil from the Moon. They used soil collected during the Apollo 11, 12 and 17 missions.
In their experiment, the researchers wanted to know if plants would grow in ... READ MORE
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Hope Hersh has her sights set on something out of this world—freshly baked bread for astronauts.
As a plant molecular and cellular biology doctoral student in the UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, ... READ MORE
People often take or eat probiotics to help regulate their digestive health, but what happens when we send probiotics to space for three years? UF/IFAS researchers hope to find out.
NASA is planning several Mars missions that would require ... READ MORE
Staph is commonly found in the nose and on skin, but after long durations in space, may be a risk factor for serious infection
Astronauts must remain healthy throughout space missions. But when the missions lengthen, more factors can make ... READ MORE
Spirulina, algae packed with protein and hailed as a superfood, will make a six-month trip to space in 2021 to test its suitability as a bountiful and nutritious crop for astronauts on long-term space missions.
The UF/IFAS Settles Lab identifies ... READ MORE
UF/IFAS Extension agents are finding different ways to communicate up-to-date information with clientele and podcasts are becoming more and more popular.We received a request to create a podcast graphic that needed to visually convey commercial ... READ MORE
Most likely you have watched “The Martian” movie in which Mark Watney grow potato in the Martian (Mars) soil inside the controlled environment made by plastic. In a first glance, it seems very fictional movie, but I learned that what we ... READ MORE
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Two University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences faculty will lead the first Science Café of the fall, titled “Going Boldly: Astrobiology, ... READ MORE
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Mankind's quick trips to space haven't had to cope with many ... READ MORE