A Toast! To the International Year of Light

A Toast! To the International Year of Light

In December 2013, at the United Nations’ 68th General Assembly meeting, the assembled countries could not as usual solve the problems of world conflicts, human slavery, wide-spread famine and the Israeli-Palestinian question. So, it decided to do something it could: It declared that 2015 would be the International Year of Light. I am quite sure […]

UCF-Developed Software Analyzes Fat in Seconds

A University of Central Florida computer scientist has developed software to help doctors quickly determine whether what many assume to be an expected middle-age paunch is potentially more serious. Since the 2009 discovery that adults also have brown – or good– fat cells that are beneficial in fighting off weight gain and can potentially slow […]

UCF Awarded Department of Energy Grant

The Central Florida region is on its way to becoming one of the country’s premier areas for the development of innovative clean energy technologies and solutions, due to the efforts of the UCF, with support from the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE).  UCF recently has been awarded a grant from the DoE to help inspire […]

UCF Leader Named To Army Science Board -- Provides Advice to Army Chief of Staff

The Army Science Board (ASB) has appointed Michael Macedonia, assistant vice president for the Office of Research and Commercialization at the University of Central Florida, to serve an initial three-year term. The ASB is a Federal Advisory Committee that advises and makes recommendations on matters of scientific and technological concern to the Secretary of the Army, […]

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PTSD Treatment at UCF's Anxiety Disorders Clinic

UCF’s Anxiety Disorders Clinic uses olfactory stimulants to replicate traumatic events experienced by PTSD sufferers. Visual, audio and tactile components are also used, but according to patients, smell acts as the most powerful trigger.