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UCF Cyberdefense Team Takes Second Place in National Competition

UCF Cyberdefense Team Takes Second Place in National Competition

UCF’s Cyberdefense Competition Team placed second in the country today at the 2019 National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition sponsored by Raytheon, the world’s largest competition of its kind. “Our team worked extremely well together,” says Tom Nedorost, the team’s coach and an associate instructor of computer science. “They were all very communicative, remained calm and […]

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 […]

2 UCF Students Win App-building Ideathon 2019, Advance to National Competition

Two UCF students will move on to the Modo Labs’ national Ideathon 2019 competition after winning first place at the university level of the contest for their prototype-app involving mental health. The students were presented $1,000 and will have a chance to compete for $10,000 on the national stage against teams from eight other schools […]

Observatory Releases Next Puzzle for New Arecibo Message – Global Challenge  

The Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico marked Earth Day on Monday by releasing its second puzzle challenge as part of the New Arecibo Message – Global Challenge. Dozens of teams from around the world have already qualified to move onto the next phase of the challenge. Astronomers Frank Drake and Carl Sagan led the staff […]

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Nanotech Advances Future Mobile Devices and Wearable Technology

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. Learn more about batteries vs. supercapicitors and additional nanotech research being conducted at UCF.