Drivers, Don’t Trade in Your Smartphone for Google Glass … Yet

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 […]

UCF Inventor Named to New Florida Inventors Hall of Fame

UCF optics researcher Shin-Tson Wu, whose work has significantly advanced  the liquid crystal displays we use every day on our smartphones, computer monitors and television screens, is among six inventors named today as the first inductees of the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame. Wu is one of UCF’s most highly awarded researchers and was recognized […]

Optics Day to Explain Today's Marvels

How does light carry information in a fiber optic cable? How does a smartphone display work? What are lasers capable of? To find out the answers to these and other technological feats that benefit us every day, check out Optics Day on Friday, April 4, at CREOL (The College of Optics and Photonics). The interactive […]

Help Haiti: Donate Your Cell Phone

More than a year since a devastating earthquake killed thousands in Haiti and left millions more homeless, UCF and the Central Florida community continue working to improve the lives of those affected. UCF has made a long-term commitment to help Haiti recover from the earthquake through volunteer and research projects and the creation of Task […]


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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.