February 2022 Contents
Inside Florida Trend's print and digital issue
A company run by a former British air force pilot wants to use augmented reality technology to train American combat pilots.
Florida's history as a military training ground now includes providing a base for 'hostile' air forces.
The Customers Nobody Wanted
Surety Bank has found a niche serving clients like check-cashing firms and the marijuana industry that other banks shunned.
Eating Do's and Don'ts
Advice for a healthy diet.
AI is playing a bigger role in health care but still needs improvements.
A Northeast Florida hospital plans a center for patients with abnormal heart rhythms.
The next-gen Watchman PLX is an alternative to blood-thinner medications.
Manatee Memorial is using shock therapy and a new device to treat heart patients.
A South Florida cardiologist hopes his second major study ends the debate around chelation therapy.
Minimally invasive procedures are transforming the way doctors repair the heart.
A Welcome Addition
We are excited to welcome Vickie Chachere as our new Executive Editor.
Clarence Otis Jr.
"Companies need to speak out on things that are at odds with what they say they stand for."
There are reasons - both technical and financial - why automotive startups are scarce.
Sustainability & Energy
Solar will play a bigger role, but fossil fuels will remain the dominant source of energy in Florida for many years.
Three USF students have developed a way for ventilators to serve more than one patient at a time.
By dealing aggressively with the owners of dilapidated homes and vacant lots, St. Petersburg has improved its housing stock.
Sand in Their Eyes
While many come to Florida dreaming of a home on the beach, starting prices for waterfront property have gone through the roof.
What's true fo real estate in general - limited inventory, soaring prices - is true of beachfront and then some.
Around the State
Gender Equity Dashboard
The Miami-Dade Women's Fund has launched an online dashboard.
CarLife connects dealers with photographers and videographers.
Arts and Aliens
Fairgrounds St. Pete features artwork depicting the quirky side of Florida.
Education & Energy
Florida Power & Light and GE Digital open Microgrid Control Laboratory at UCF
A 60th Anniversary in Northeast Florida
Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens celebrates 60th anniversary
Building a Better Simulator
Researchers at FSU and FAMU have developed a low-gravity simulator 1000 times larger than any of the same type.
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