As War Rages, Archaeologist Uses Satellites to Protect Ancient Sites in Syria, Iraq

As War Rages, Archaeologist Uses Satellites to Protect Ancient Sites in Syria, Iraq

University of Central Florida archaeologist Scott Branting has gotten his hands dirty on plenty of digs, but some of his most important work now involves satellites instead of shovels. Since 2014, Branting has been a principal investigator on a U.S. Department of State project meant to track damage to cultural-heritage sites in war-torn Syria and […]

Anthropology Student Seeks Degree to Thank Mom, Dig Up Latin American Roots

Kimberly Batres was too young to remember, but her mother often went hungry. As a single mother living in Guatemala with daughters 7 and 3 years old, Alison Batres earned just enough money working in a family-owned bakery to pay rent and feed her children. Fed up and in search of a better life, she […]

UCF Professors Lead Boston Alumni on Exploration of Ancient Maya Civilization

Thousands of people have visited “Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed” since the exhibition premiered at the Science Museum of Minnesota in 2013. But on Friday night, only UCF alumni were lucky enough to be guided through the exhibit by the very archaeologists who excavated many of the artifacts on display. Pegasus Professors Arlen and Diane Chase […]

Help Crown UCF's Indiana Jones Archaeology Team Champs, Votes Needed Today

Diane and Arlen Chase, UCF’s very own Indiana Jones team, are in the final round of a contest to have the site they have worked on for 30 years declared the best archaeology site in the world. In partnership with Belize’s Institute of Archaeology, the Chases have excavated the Maya site at Caracol, Belize for […]


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This UCF-Designed Tech is Amazing

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.