Science & Technology

Following Rules and Doing the Right Thing Aren’t Necessarily the Same

Following Rules and Doing the Right Thing Aren’t Necessarily the Same

A wise person – or at least some person – once said: “If you don’t like following rules, just break some…You are sure to end up with more.” Nobody likes having to follow rules. In any major organization – be it in the private or public sector – there are lots of rules and regulations […]

College of Medicine Faculty Member Awarded for Innovative Learning Program

Reach and impact are at the core of PILOT —  a program that gives promising biomedical sciences students opportunities to teach and do original research — and has earned a College of Medicine faculty member university recognition for his innovation. Dr. Robert Borgon, associate professor of medicine at the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences, received the […]

UCF Researcher Launching into Microgravity with Blue Origin

Julie Brisset, an associate scientist in planetary sciences at UCF’s Florida Space Institute, was recently awarded a $250,000 grant from NASA to study levitating dust clouds in microgravity. Brisset, who earned her doctorate in 2014 at the University of Braunschweig in Germany before becoming a postdoctoral fellow at UCF, will work with the aerospace manufacturer […]

Higher-Education Leaders Launch Collaborative to Advance Classroom Technology

Sony Electronics and 11 U.S. colleges and universities today announced an initiative designed to foster dialogue about the role of technology in supporting teaching and learning. UCF and the other Future Learning Collaborative members are working with Sony designers and researchers to develop classroom technologies and enable more effective teaching methods, with the goal of […]

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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.