UCF Team Building Mini Satellite to Fly in Space in 2018

UCF Team Building Mini Satellite to Fly in Space in 2018

A team of UCF researchers and their students is building a small satellite that will conduct experiments as it orbits the Earth next year. The NASA-funded project code-named Q-PACE will help Physics Professor Joshua Colwell and his team better understand how planets form. The experiments involve marble-sized particles and what happens when they collide at […]

Hurricane Exposes and Washes Away Thousands of Sea Turtle Nests

Hurricane Irma took a devastating toll on incubating sea turtle nests in the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge, one of the most important loggerhead and green turtle nesting sites in the world, according to new estimates from the UCF Marine Turtle Research Group. Researchers found significant dune erosion that swept away some nests and exposed […]

Students Take 3rd Place in Global Cyberlympics in Netherlands

A team of University of Central Florida students who are experts in cyberdefense took third place last week in the Global Cyberlympics World Finals in the Netherlands, a competition that pitted them against top teams from around the world. The six-member team – all of them under 21 years old – faced teams of professionals […]

Researcher’s Nanomaterial Can Extract Hydrogen Fuel from Seawater

It’s possible to produce hydrogen to power fuel cells by extracting the gas from seawater, but the electricity required to do it makes the process costly. UCF researcher Yang Yang has come up with a new hybrid nanomaterial that harnesses solar energy and uses it to generate hydrogen from seawater more cheaply and efficiently than […]

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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.