UCF Gets $1.3 Million to Fight Zika

UCF Gets $1.3 Million to Fight Zika

UCF scientists received almost $1.3 million in state funds Wednesday to research the Zika virus with the goal of understanding its effects on human health and developing a vaccine for the mosquito-borne illness. The funding was part of Gov. Rick Scott’s authorization of $25 million in state funds to develop better testing and prevention for […]

Tracking Disease-Carrying Mosquitos

In his early years growing up in Detroit, College of Medicine assistant scientist Bradley Willenberg, Ph.D. possessed a curious mind and the hands of an engineer. He dismantled, rebuilt, and repurposed a variety of items, such as old bicycles, so he could understand how things worked. He inherited his innate scientific prowess from his parents: […]


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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.