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The Most Common Neurological Disorder You’ve Never Heard Of

The Most Common Neurological Disorder You’ve Never Heard Of

Ed Linde always wore long pants as a young man to hide his skinny legs and cover the metal braces he had to wear, because of his condition. Linde suffers from Charcot-Marie-Tooth, a debilitating neurological disease that takes away a person’s mobility. Most people have never heard of it, but it affects one in 2,500 […]

How Does Age Impact Your Ability to Make Decisions?

You’re in the grocery store, meandering past the bananas (too much sugar) and the asparagus (too pricey). There was a time years ago when you would have loaded up on both items. But now you’re more interested in Brussels sprouts. This is a fascinating phenomenon to Assistant Professor of Psychology Nichole Lighthall. “Everyday decision making […]

How UCF Alumni Are Building a More Sustainable Orlando

The sounds of construction can be heard on the third floor of Orlando City Hall. The building is being retrofitted with energy efficient technology as part of the City of Orlando’s sustainability initiatives. It’s one of the many projects currently underway and supervised by sustainability director Chris Castro ’10 and sustainability project manager Brittany Sellers […]

New Additions to UCF's Senior Design Showcase Highlight Florida's Tech Talent

From an augmented reality restaurant menu that could change the way we order food to proposed solar sculptures for Orlando City Stadium, 600 UCF engineering  and computer science students will display 125 innovative projects Thursday during the Spring 2018 Senior Design Showcase. The projects, which will be on display from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. […]

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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.