Biologist and Genetics Expert Team Up to Solve Turtle Health Mystery

Biologist and Genetics Expert Team Up to Solve Turtle Health Mystery

Almost 50 percent of the green sea turtles in the Indian River Lagoon have tumors all over their bodies and despite data going back more than two decades, the cause of the disease remains a mystery. University of Central Florida assistant professor and biologist Kate Mansfield works on various sea turtle research projects and is […]

UCF Earns Silver Rating for Sustainability

The University of Central Florida has received a silver rating for its sustainability by a program within the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, a Philadelphia-based organization that works to empower people to be change agents of sustainability innovation. Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System, known as STARS, is the program behind […]

UCF Celebrates World Sea Turtle Day

Today is World Sea Turtle Day, but UCF researchers aren’t celebrating with a party. They’re continuing to do grueling research to help expand the knowledge of the creatures. The day is set aside to raise awareness about sea turtles, many species of which are endangered or threatened. The day has special significance for Florida because […]

Graphene Transistor Could Mean Computers That Are 1,000 Times Faster

A University of Central Florida professor is part of a research team that developed a graphene-based transistor that could someday lead to computers that are a thousand times faster and use a hundredth of the power. Ryan M. Gelfand, an assistant professor in CREOL, The College of Optics & Photonics, was a graduate student at […]

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Nanotech Advances Future Mobile Devices and Wearable Technology

A team of UCF scientists has developed a new process for creating flexible supercapacitors that can store more energy and be recharged more than 30,000 times without degrading. The novel method from the University of Central Florida’s NanoScience Technology Center could eventually revolutionize technology as varied as mobile phones and electric vehicles. “If they were to replace the batteries with these supercapacitors, you could charge your mobile phone in a few seconds and you wouldn’t need to charge it again for over a week,” said Nitin Choudhary, a postdoctoral associate who conducted much of the research. Learn more about batteries vs. supercapicitors and additional nanotech research being conducted at UCF.