UCF-led Consortium to Manage Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico

UCF-led Consortium to Manage Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico

The largest fully operational radio telescope on the planet – the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico – will soon be under new management. A consortium led by the University of Central Florida will start formal transition activities to take on the management of the National Science Foundation’s Observatory. NSF is negotiating the operations and management […]

Chemistry Ph.D. Student's Research Becomes Journal Cover Story

Tatiana Fedotava-Molden, a first-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Chemistry, has already had her first research breakthrough and publication in one of the most prestigious international chemistry journals. Molden began working in Assistant Professor Dmitry Kolpashchikov’s lab, where research is focused on biochemistry of nucleic acids, DNA and RNA. Many research projects in the […]

Is a Metal like Vibranium Possible? What We Can Learn from Black Panther

It’s a superhero movie. So during opening week of Black Panther, moviegoers entered theaters for reasons more predictable than the plot. To turn off the cellphones and turn on the imagination. To escape work, school, and routines. To enter a bubble of wonder. When the film was over, the crowds walked out with a question […]

New Tools Give BRIDG More Options for Industry

A growing array of tools is filling the BRIDG wafer-fabrication facility in Osceola County, making the center increasingly useful to high-tech industries. The University of Central Florida is a founding supporter of BRIDG (Bridging the Innovation to Development Gap), together with Osceola County and the Florida High Tech Corridor Council. Since the opening of the […]

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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.