Mr. Chatterbox

Mr. Chatterbox Test Drives a Tesla and Sees the Future

It was like a ride at a theme park, Mr. C. says.

10/31/2019 By Robert Plunket

Grants

Mote Receives Federal Grant to Study Migratory Sharks

The Pelagic Ecosystem Research Consortium (PERC) will have a goal of improving stock assessment, management and sustainability of highly migratory species, including tuna, swordfish and sharks

10/02/2019 By Staff

Science

Mote Receives $250,000 in Funding for Coral Research

Funds will be used for Mote's coral research and restoration initiative.

09/18/2019 Photography by Staff

Technology

SouthTech, Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance to Host 'Data Dump'

The event encourages locals to recycle old, outdated technology.

09/17/2019 Photography by Staff

Slime time

'Slime Blowout' Coming to Sarasota Next Month

The convention will feature several "VIP Slimers," plus an ASMR film festival.

09/11/2019 By Olivia Epstein

Education

Suncoast Science Center Launches After-School and Weekend Youth Programs

The new programs will begin this month.

09/09/2019 By Staff

Solar Powered

Largest Solar Energy System in Sarasota County Installed at Girls Inc.

The 200,220-watt system, installed at Girls Inc. of Sarasota County, will produce 300,000 kilowatt hours of energy per year.

08/20/2019 By Staff

Under the weather

Researchers Predict Increased Chance of Heightened Hurricane Season

A recent National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration report puts the risk of an "above average" Atlantic hurricane season at 45 percent.

08/20/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Awards

National Science Foundation Awards More than $1.7 Million to Mote Marine Laboratory

The funding will be used to further coral reef research and strengthen underrepresented minority groups who want to pursue STEM careers.

08/08/2019 Photography by Staff

Vroom Vroom

Inside the New World of Autonomous Vehicles

We'll be safer, but also less free.

07/31/2019 By Rich Rescigno

Robocalls

House of Representatives Passes Bill Cracking Down on Robocalls

Area code 941, which covers most of Florida’s 16th congressional district, received more than 44 million scam robocalls in 2018.

07/25/2019 By Staff

Let's make some black gold

Free Workshop Covers the Ins and Outs of Composting

Don't be that person trying to compost a Starbucks cup. Learn the basics from University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

07/12/2019 By Olivia Letts

Awards

Mote Scientist Honored With Presidential Award

Dr. Erinn Muller is the science director of Mote’s Elizabeth Moore International Center for Coral Reef Research & Restoration and manager for Mote’s Coral Health & Disease Research Program.

07/08/2019 By Staff

Hi-Tech

Mote Marine Offers a New Virtual Reality Experience for Guests

Leave your land legs at the door to enjoy an escape from reality at Mote Marine.

07/08/2019 By Olivia Letts

Not a fossil

The Bishop Museum Stays Busy All Summer Long

The museum may be in the middle of a huge $15 million expansion, but there's plenty of reasons to visit in the meantime.

06/25/2019 By Olivia Letts

Nerdy Fun

Sarasota County Public Libraries Host Traveling Planetarium

Catch unique starlit shows at Sarasota libraries throughout the summer.

06/24/2019 By Olivia Letts

Red Tide

DeSantis Signs Bill to Mitigate Harmful Effects of Red Tide

A new initiative between Mote and the Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission will receive an annual appropriation of $3 million to "control and mitigate red tide and its impacts."

06/21/2019 By Staff

Technology

Deckchair Live Web Cameras Installed at Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club

The new web cams allow consumers to access live views of the properties and daily time-lapse video from anywhere in the world.

06/17/2019 By Staff

Red Tide

Public Invited to a Discussion About Red Tide and Algal Blooms

The Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations will host scientist and red tide expert Larry Brand.

06/05/2019 By Staff