Detecting emotions: USF lab pushes limits of facial recognition

February 24, 2017
Detecting emotions: USF lab pushes limits of facial recognition

Detecting emotions: USF lab pushes limits of facial recognition

– In a world where eyes are scanned, fingers are printed, and movements are monitored, the technology called facial recognition has exploded. What most people don’t realize is facial recognition is an old technology, it’s been around for years, and what’s happening now is mind-blowing.

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Company Boasting Nobel Prize Winning Tech Chooses Max Planck Florida as U.S. HQ

February 14, 2017
Company Boasting Nobel Prize Winning Tech Chooses Max Planck Florida as U.S. HQ

Company Boasting Nobel Prize Winning Tech Chooses Max Planck Florida as U.S. HQ

The Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI) announced today that Abberior Instruments America LLC (AIA), a Max Planck Society spin-off company, has chosen the MPFI facility in Jupiter, FL for its U.S. headquarters. AIA manufactures and sells the most advanced version of Nobel Prize winning imaging technology that will be available for the first time in the U.S. The announcement was made at MPFI’s SunposiumTM, a Biennial Neural Research conference held this year at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.

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Valencia College Kicks Off Year-Long Celebration of its 50th Anniversary

February 13, 2017
Valencia College Kicks Off Year-Long Celebration of its 50th Anniversary

Valencia College Kicks Off Year-Long Celebration of its 50th Anniversary

Orlando, FL – Valencia College is launching its 50th anniversary celebration this month – and plans a year-long series of events to commemorate the college’s anniversary.

From the start, Valencia was the little college that could. Although the state legislature approved the creation of a public community college in Orange County as early as 1961, political infighting in Orlando halted the progress for more than six years.

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Gov. Scott awards $25 million in state funds for Zika research and vaccine development

February 1, 2017
Gov. Scott awards $25 million in state funds for Zika research and vaccine development

Gov. Scott awards $25 million in state funds for Zika research and vaccine development

TAMPA, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced 34 grant awards for Zika virus research following his authorization of $25 million in state funds for Zika research and vaccine development last fall. Grant funding will be used to help expedite the development of a vaccine to prevent Zika infection, understand and mitigate long-term impacts of Zika virus on children and adults and develop innovative, cost-effective Zika testing methods.

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USF unveils preliminary renderings for new medical school and cardiovascular institute in downtown Tampa

February 1, 2017
USF unveils preliminary renderings for new medical school and cardiovascular institute in downtown Tampa

USF unveils preliminary renderings for new medical school and cardiovascular institute in downtown Tampa

TAMPA, Fla. (Jan. 31, 2017) — The University of South Florida today unveiled preliminary renderings of the future home of its USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute in downtown Tampa.

The renderings offer an early look at USF’s newest state-of-the-art facility, which will combine under one roof a medical school to teach the next generation of physicians and a cardiovascular research institute to pioneer new discoveries for heart health. The $152.6-million building features angles and facets offering unique viewpoints from within and ample windows to allow reflective light into work and learning spaces.  Skanska/HOK is the design/build team constructing the new USF facility.  

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