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The Most Common Neurological Disorder You’ve Never Heard Of

The Most Common Neurological Disorder You’ve Never Heard Of

Ed Linde always wore long pants as a young man to hide his skinny legs and cover the metal braces he had to wear, because of his condition. Linde, a Tampa resident, is hopeful that a discovery made by a UCF medical researcher may provide hope to people like him and his son. Linde suffers […]

The Cure for the Common Cut

Ask young kids what it’s like to get a shot or go to the doctor, and you’re likely to get some frowns. Two students in the interactive entertainment master’s program at UCF, Christine Wright and James Gaiser, wanted to change that. Their invention, “Boo Boo Snap” is a prototype for an app on your smartphone […]

UCF Programming Team Places 1st in North America, 10th Worldwide

UCF’s student programming team ousted all competitors from the U.S. and Canada to finish first in North America and 10th worldwide in the Association of Computing Machinery’s International Collegiate Programming Contest held in Beijing this week. This was the team’s highest finish in more than three decades of competition. “It was great to show North […]

How Does Age Impact Your Ability to Make Decisions?

You’re in the grocery store, meandering past the bananas (too much sugar) and the asparagus (too pricey). There was a time years ago when you would have loaded up on both items. But now you’re more interested in Brussels sprouts. This is a fascinating phenomenon to Assistant Professor of Psychology Nichole Lighthall. “Everyday decision making […]

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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.