NASA Gives UCF Grant to Study Astronauts’ Team Effectiveness for Deep Space Missions

NASA Gives UCF Grant to Study Astronauts' Team Effectiveness for Deep Space Missions

NASA has awarded two UCF professors $900,000 to study cognitive issues such as memory and attention in astronauts on lengthy space assignments. Stephen Fiore and Shawn Burke’s project is one of 27 selected from 18 institutions around the country, which will receive money from a $12 million pool over three years. The projects were selected […]

Mobile Learning Converges with Competency-Based Education in an Adaptive Environment, for all Students

Today’s student expects their learning experience to be as mobile-centric as they are. DreamDegree™ is a dynamic educational experience that serves up course content to students in their individual learning style, when they are ready and where they spend the most time – on their mobile devices. And technology developed at the Institute for Simulation […]

NIH Grant Awarded to Improve Cancer Symptom Management in Older Adults

Victoria Loerzel, associate professor at the UCF College of Nursing, has been awarded $463,104 in funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to improve cancer symptom management in older adults. With the grant, which was issued by the NIH National Institute of Nursing Research, Loerzel will design, develop and test an interactive educational tool […]

Drivers, Don't Trade in Your Smartphone for Google Glass ... Yet

Texting while driving with Google Glass is clearly a distraction, a new University of Central Florida study has concluded — but there is a twist. In the study, texting Glass users outperformed smartphone users when regaining control of their vehicles after a traffic incident. “Texting with either a smartphone or Glass will cause distraction and […]

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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.