UCF Crime Lab Combats Human Trafficking Through Research

UCF Crime Lab Combats Human Trafficking Through Research

UCF Sociology’s “crime lab,” a team of faculty and students, is trying to help police and nonprofit agencies better understand human trafficking in hopes of stopping it. While human trafficking is the latest crime the UCF team is tackling, it has been working with all sorts of crime data. The team works with data from […]

Training Opportunities for High-Demand GIS Skills Offered at UCF

A team of UCF students and their professor is using geographic information systems, better known as GIS, to help map the islands off Belize in Central America to give researchers around the world high-resolution data related to climate change and human adaptation. The team founded the Open Reef Mapping Society, which relies on scientists and […]

Peer Milk-Sharing Participants Generally Keep it Clean

Mothers who want the benefits of breast milk for their babies but can’t produce the substance often turn to milk-sharing networks. A new study from the University of Central Florida found that although not a recommended practice, those who participate in milk-sharing networks generally follow good hygiene, which is critical for keeping milk free from […]

Breast Milk Shared to Help Babies Via Online and Offline Communities

Sharing breast milk to feed babies is a practice dating back millennia, and the Internet has facilitated the process creating some surprising exchanges. According to a new study from the University of Central Florida, sharing breast milk is thriving today and in Central Florida it appears high income, highly educated white women are some of […]


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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.