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New Understanding of Light Allows Researchers to See Around Corners

New Understanding of Light Allows Researchers to See Around Corners

Covert sensing of objects around a corner may soon become a reality. Aristide Dogariu, a University of Central Florida Pegasus Professor of Optics and Photonics, and his colleagues published a paper in Nature Communications this month demonstrating how to passively sense an object even when direct vision is impeded. It’s a bit complicated, but the […]

UCF's International Chemistry Exchange Program Changing Lives

Carlos Salazar is wrapping up a month-long educational experience in one of UCF’s chemistry labs this week – and he says it has changed his life. “I had only read about computational chemistry and chemistry modeling back home” in Peru, Salazar says. “We don’t really have access to that, but now I’m thinking about getting […]

UCF to Launch Minisatellite to Study Ways to Keep Electronics Safe in Space

NASA and commercial space companies someday may get some critical information about building safer spacecraft, thanks to the work of UCF physics Assistant Professor Adrienne Dove and her team of students. Dove and about a dozen graduate and undergraduate students have built SurfSat, a cube satellite scheduled to launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta […]

UCF Collaboration on Track to Launch First Puerto Rican-Made CubeSat into Space

Puerto Rico may finally see its first CubeSat launched into space, thanks to a collaboration between the Interamerican University on the island and the Florida Space Institute at the University of Central Florida. Interamerican aerospace engineering Professor Amilcar Rincon Charris and two of his students visited UCF this week to consult with UCF faculty and […]

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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.