The Earth Does Not Need Us, but We Most Certainly Need a Healthy Planet

The Earth Does Not Need Us, but We Most Certainly Need a Healthy Planet

A few weeks ago I stood at Yaki Point on the edge of the Grand Canyon watching the sunset. A cold desert wind rushed up the cliff sides, sucking the last remaining heat from the sandstone below. The rustle of pinyons and junipers gave sound to the silence of the setting sun. I was almost […]

Students to Unveil ‘Knights Go Green’ Recycling Initiative at Spring Game

A student-led initiative that aims to increase the University of Central Florida’s recycling rate on game days will kick off at the spring football game Saturday, April 22, which is Earth Day. Knights Go Green will feature 40 to 60 student volunteers stationed near recycling and trash bins on Memory Mall and at Bright House […]

Campus Cleanup to Run Aug. 5-25

Are there some discarded pallets or other debris behind your campus building? A broken bookshelf in your office? Some surplus equipment down the hallway? Every place needs to be tidied up from time to time, and now is the opportunity for everyone at UCF to help make a clean sweep of the campus. UCF Facilities […]

UCF Fills Reflecting Pond With Thousands of Water Bottles to Celebrate Earth Day

Spirit Splash is typically the only time during the year when students are allowed to enter the UCF Reflecting Pond. But on Wednesday, approximately 150,000 plastic water bottles filled the pond in an attempt to show waste and promote sustainability. With the help of David Norvell, assistant vice president of sustainability, and UCF Recycles, event […]


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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.