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UCF Three-Peats in Space – Another Ride on Virgin Galactic

UCF Three-Peats in Space – Another Ride on Virgin Galactic

UCF has done it again. Another science experiment flew into space today aboard Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo, making it the third time in three months that UCF’s projects have flown into space. In December, an experiment flew aboard Virgin Galactic’s maiden voyage into space. And in January, a similar experiment flew aboard Blue Origin’s New Shepard […]

Scientists Gather to Discuss Future Objectives of Arecibo Observatory

The Arecibo Observatory and its researchers hosted scientists from around the world this week to discuss the future of research at the Puerto Rican facility under UCF management. Planetary scientists, radio astronomers and atmospheric scientists discussed the status of the facility, what potential upgrades could mean for the future of the site and began mapping […]

Physics Assistant Professor Named UCF's First Sloan Research Fellow

Xiaofeng Feng has been named a Sloan Research Fellow, the first for the University of Central Florida. The award recognizes early career scientists that demonstrate high promise. Past Sloan Research Fellows have gone on to do big things. Collectively they have received 47 Nobel Prizes, 17 Fields Medals in mathematics, 69 National Medals of Science […]

UCF Study Shows Hope for Fighting Disease Known as Ebola Frogs

Despite widespread infection, some frog populations are surviving a deadly disease that is the equivalent of mankind’s Ebola virus. The reason —genetic diversity. That’s the finding of a new study published this week in the journal Immunogenetics. Anna Savage, an assistant professor of biology at the UCF, is the lead author of the study. The […]

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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.