My Recent Firsthand Lesson: Understanding Challenges of People with Disabilities

My Recent Firsthand Lesson: Understanding Challenges of People with Disabilities

I’ve had lots of minor scrapes and bumps in my 73 years, but nothing of consequence in the way of health-related problems, certainly nothing that needed surgery – excluding having tonsils taken out at the tender age of 5 and a few skin cancer excisions later in life. I was fortunate. Then it happened. Two […]

Allow the Waves to do Their Work

I have found that the beach is one of the most relaxing places to visit. Fortunately, I live in the great state of Florida where I am able to visit a beach on either coast on just about any day of the year. So it was that I found myself recently walking along one of […]

Maybe Colleges Should Take a Lesson from Zoos

What would it take to create a more learning-efficient campus? What elements must we have, what culture must we extend to promote a more responsive campus to bolster student success? The answer may be in the seemingly unrelated work of Australian architect and zoo director David Hancocks. In his 2002 book, A Different Nature, Hancocks […]

There's More Than $ Involved When it Comes to Understanding Costs of Fracking

Several of society’s next grand challenges relate to the production of electrical energy. In the United States, fossil fuels continue to be the largest production source of electricity. Over the past 30 years or so, the fossil fuels of natural gas, petroleum and coal have annually accounted for approximately 70 percent of our electricity production, […]

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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.