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The Science Behind ‘Avengers: Endgame’

The Science Behind ‘Avengers: Endgame’

While Marvel fans have waited a year to see how Endgame would resolve certain “endings” in Infinity Wars, the scientific possibilities presented in the film are equally worthy of anticipation. From the real capabilities of nanotechnology to determining if quantum reality is actually a thing, we asked two researchers at UCF’s NanoScience Technology Center to provide […]

Notes From a Digital Immigrant: Travels Abroad in Cyberspace

I admit it. I am not a digital native. I was born in the 1950s and completed my graduate studies in 1980. Because I teach at UCF, I encounter a new group of college freshmen every fall semester—digital natives—who are constant reminders of my immigrant status. So I now find myself washed up on the […]

Unless You Know Someone’s Story, Don’t 'Compliment' Them as Inspirational

Calling someone who utilizes a wheelchair or someone who has some form of physical limitation “inspirational” is often an off-putting comment. I don’t want to be overly critical of those who use the term since I know they’re trying to be supportive, but have you ever taken the time to ask someone how they feel […]

Why Dogs are (Sometimes) Better than Cats

In my life, I have known some cool cats. “Some” might be an overly generous amplification. Four. I’ll go with four. Brigitte was my childhood cat, but truth be told, she was actually my brother’s cat. She was so much his cat that one time she chose his bed (upon which he was sleeping at […]