Local Wildfire Awareness and Precautions

Local Wildfire Awareness and Precautions

An exceptionally dry season combined with low humidity and high winds has led to ideal conditions for wildfires, which have recently impacted Central Florida and which are expected to continue throughout the state. Landscape & Natural Resources, in collaboration with the Department of Security and Emergency Management, regularly monitors local conditions and takes preventative measures […]

New Greenhouse Means More Opportunity for Arboretum

UCF’s Arboretum will build a new greenhouse later this year for research, plant propagation and other projects near a former glass-enclosed structure damaged by hurricanes a few years ago. The new greenhouse will stand on the east side of campus near Physical Sciences and will provide the Arboretum and the Department of Landscape and Natural […]

Arboretum Seeks Volunteers for Spring Projects

For students interested in giving back to the environment or learning more about the region’s natural ecosystems, the UCF Arboretum is offering several volunteer opportunities the semester. Established in 1983, the 72-acre Arboretum is home to a variety of plant and animal life. “Volunteers can meet new people, achieve their New Year’s resolution to be […]

UCF May Conduct Prescribed Burn This Week

Due to unfavorable weather conditions, the University of Central Florida will not conduct a prescribed burn on Tuesday, May 25. If weather conditions are more favorable, a prescribed burn could be held on up to 30 acres of the north side of campus later this week. Prescribed burns, which remove dead, decaying or low-lying plants […]

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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.