Eclipse to Mark 1st Day of UCF's Fall Semester

The Great American Eclipse will occur on the first day of classes at the University of Central Florida, giving students another big reason to be excited. It’s the first total solar eclipse visible from the contiguous United States since 1979. The next one won’t occur until April 8, 2024. A solar eclipse occurs when the […]

All You Need to Know About Today's UCF Solar Eclipse Event

UPDATE: Everyone is excited for the first day of classes and a chance to see a once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse happening right overhead from 2-3:30 pm today. UCF will host a viewing event during that time in front of Millican Hall and the Reflecting Pond. The forecast has changed and there is a 30 percent chance […]

UCF Researchers Set Record for Fastest Light Pulse — Again

A research team at the University of Central Florida has demonstrated the fastest light pulse ever developed, a 53-attosecond X-ray flash. The group led by Professor Zenghu Chang beat its own record set in 2012: a 67-attosecond extreme ultraviolet light pulse that was the fastest at the time. At one-quintillionth of a second, an attosecond […]

Health Leaders Academy Inspires Teens to Dream Big

At 13, Gianna Acocella already had eight surgeries to remove tumors from her middle ear produced by cholesteotoma, a condition that causes abnormal growths. The tumors kept returning because doctors couldn’t see beyond the curves of her ear canal to remove the entire tumor. Today, she is tumor-free, thanks to a biomedical engineer who designed […]

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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.