UCF and NASA Study Using Martian Soil to Build Human Habitats

UCF and NASA Study Using Martian Soil to Build Human Habitats

It’s hard enough to transport humans to Mars. But once they get there, where will they live? A University of Central Florida professor is working with NASA to figure out a way to extract metals from the Martian soil – metals that could be fed into a 3-D printer to produce the components of a […]

New, Old Science Combine to Make Faster Medical Test

A UCF researcher has combined cutting-edge nanoscience with a magnetic phenomenon discovered more than 170 years ago to create a method for speedy medical tests. The discovery, if commercialized, could lead to faster test results for HIV, Lyme disease, syphilis, rotavirus and other infectious conditions. “I see no reason why a variation of this technique […]

Tracking Disease-Carrying Mosquitos

In his early years growing up in Detroit, College of Medicine assistant scientist Bradley Willenberg, Ph.D. possessed a curious mind and the hands of an engineer. He dismantled, rebuilt, and repurposed a variety of items, such as old bicycles, so he could understand how things worked. He inherited his innate scientific prowess from his parents: […]

National Academy of Inventors Adds 2 Fellows from UCF

Two University of Central Florida researchers this week were named Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors. Issa Batarseh, who has made significant technical contributions in the field of power electronics, and Guifang Li, a professor of optics and photonics who specializes in optical fiber communications, are UCF’s eighth and ninth members of the select […]

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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.