Monday, November 05, 2018
UCF Researcher Launching into Microgravity with Blue Origin

Julie Brisset, an associate scientist in planetary sciences at the University of Central Florida (UCF), was recently awarded a $250,000 grant from NASA to study levitating dust clouds in microgravity. Brisset will work with the aerospace manufacturer Blue Origin to test a new microgravity experimental technology. ..

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Monday, October 08, 2018
UCF Researcher Working to Develop Device to Rapidly Detect Heart Attacks

When a heart attack strikes, every second counts, which makes early detection critical for saving lives. Speeding up this detection process is what a University of Central Florida (UCF) researcher is working on with the help of a grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a rapid heart attack detection device. ..

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018
UCF to Launch Mini Satellite 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 University of Central Florida (UCF) physics Assistant Professor Adrienne Dove and her team of students. ..

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Saturday, August 18, 2018
UCF Alumni Developing Self-Heating Blankets to Save Babies

Two University of Central Florida (UCF) alumni are in the process of developing a self-heating blanket that will protect infants from hypothermia in low- and middle-income regions, increasing their chances of survival. The duo has received a grant of more than $75,000 to continue their development of a non-electric blanket, which is made entirely of ecofriendly and nontoxic materials and heats independent of any outside source. ..

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Wednesday, August 01, 2018
UCF Professor Discovers First-of-its-Kind Material for the Quantum Age

A UCF physicist has discovered a new material that has the potential to become a building block in the new era of quantum materials, those that are composed of microscopically condensed matter and expected to change our development of technology. ..

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Thursday, May 17, 2018
UCF RESTORES Clinic Receives $10 Million Grant to Treat PTSD at Three Armed-Services Installations

UCF’s cutting-edge RESTORES clinic, which helps people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, has been awarded a $10 million grant to expand its work.  ..

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Human-on-a-Chip Company Hesperos Licenses First Functional Stem Cell Derived Neuromuscular Junction Model

Hesperos Inc. has increased its pioneering human-on-a-chip drug testing capabilities by adding a new neuromuscular model to its patented multiorgan microfluidic device systems. Abnormal function of the neuromuscular junction is associated with neurodegenerative diseases such as ALS and spinal muscular atrophy, and a human model will be critical in developing and selecting effective drugs to treat these diseases. ..

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Monday, April 09, 2018
Arecibo Observatory Transitions to UCF-Led Management Team

The University of Central Florida has officially taken over operations at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, the largest fully operational radio telescope on the planet. Built in the 1960s, the observatory continues to make significant contributions to understanding the universe. Scientists from around the world have used it to do everything from monitoring binary pulsars to verifying the existence of gravitational waves. ..

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Monday, March 26, 2018
New Laser Technique May Help Detect Chemical Warfare in Atmosphere

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Monday, February 12, 2018
Armed Services Turn to UCF for Help with New Technology

The U.S. Army and the U.S. Office of Naval Research have turned to the University of Central Florida to help push the limits of additive manufacturing, commonly known as 3-D printing with metallic alloys.  ..

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