Modern Tech Commercials Still Fall Short in Diversity, Study Finds

Modern Tech Commercials Still Fall Short in Diversity, Study Finds

Recent commercials from major technology firms fail to represent diversity of genders and races, according to a University of Central Florida study. Researchers found white and male faces were dominant in 54 commercials from 2012-13 from Apple, AT&T, Hewlett-Packard, Verizon, Microsoft, Comcast, Dell, Intel and Google. Race was identifiable in 316 of the people featured […]

Florida’s First Health Care Simulation Graduates Begin Work in Emerging Field

The nine recent graduates from the University of Central Florida College of Nursing Healthcare Simulation program are the first in the state fully trained to lead in the high demand field. “Health care simulation is the perfect blend of educational theory, active practice, innovative technology and self-reflection. I firmly believe this is the future of […]

UCF Researchers’ Work Pushes Battery Tech Forward

University of Central Florida Assistant Professor Yang Yang’s research group has developed two promising energy storage technologies in its work with sustainable energy systems. Yang sees revolutionary systems that can produce and store energy inexpensively and efficiently as a potential solution to energy and environmental crises. “We try to convert solar energy either to electricity […]

UCF Hurricane Experts Available for Media

UCF faculty with expertise in disaster/crisis management, U.S. coastal flood risks, and tourism and economic impacts are available for interviews on what to anticipate if Florida is hit by Hurricane Irma, plus an evaluation of Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath. Contact UCF’s News & Information team to speak with one of these sources. DISASTER/CRISIS MANAGEMENT: […]

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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.