Monday, August 28, 2017
UCF: New Virtual, Augmented Reality Lab to Prepare Students for Technology Jobs

The University of Central Florida’s new virtual- and augmented-reality lab that will open Tuesday is designed to give hands-on experience for students to better prepare them for high-tech jobs in the field.  ..

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Thursday, August 03, 2017
UCF Researchers Set Record for Fastest Light Pulse — Again

A research team at the University of Central Florida has demonstrated the fastest light pulse ever developed, a 53-attosecond X-ray flash. The group led by Professor Zenghu Chang beat its own record set in 2012: a 67-attosecond extreme ultraviolet light pulse that was the fastest at the time. ..

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Tuesday, August 01, 2017
UCF Study Finds Gene Variant Increases Risk for Depression

A University of Central Florida study has found that a gene variant, thought to be carried by nearly 25 percent of the population, increases the odds of developing depression.  ..

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Thursday, July 20, 2017
Florida Institute Funds Altamonte Springs-based Dominion Aesthetic Technologies

Florida Institute announced that it has finalized a funding agreement with Dominion Aesthetic Technologies, an innovative company focused on commercializing medical devices in the aesthetics field. The company has licensed technology from the University of Central Florida.  ..

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Monday, July 17, 2017
UCF Energy Researchers Receive $3.1 Million to Make Solar Affordable

The University of Central Florida recently was selected to receive two awards totaling $3.1 million from the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative that is focused on making solar energy systems more efficient and affordable.  ..

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Friday, July 07, 2017
UCF: Undersea Life Holds Promise for Killing Tuberculosis

A team of researchers at the University of Central Florida has discovered a potential new weapon in the fight against tuberculosis, and it lives in the Little Mermaid’s realm.  ..

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Wednesday, July 05, 2017
Molecular Electronics Scientists Shatter ‘Impossible’ Record

An international research team that includes University of Central Florida Professor Enrique del Barco, Damien Thompson of the University of Limerick and Christian A. Nijhuis of the National University of Singapore has cracked an important limitation that for nearly 20 years has prevented the practical use of molecular diodes.  ..

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Saturday, July 01, 2017
UCF Business Incubators Boost Region's Job Creation & Economy, Study Says

Companies that grew up in the University of Central Florida’s business incubators sustained 4,710 jobs and added more than $725 million to the region’s gross domestic product in the past two years, according to a newly released economic impact study.  ..

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Monday, June 05, 2017
UCF Scientists Use Gene Editing Tech to Develop New Screening Tool for Parkinson's Disease

A team of researchers at the University of Central Florida is using breakthrough gene-editing technology to develop a new screening tool for Parkinson’s disease, a debilitating degenerative disorder of the nervous system. The technology allows scientists in the lab to “light up” and then monitor a brain protein called alpha-synuclein that has been associated with Parkinson’s.  ..

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017
UCF Scientists Detect Light-Matter Interaction in Single Layer of Atoms

University of Central Florida researchers have developed a new and better way of detecting interactions between light and matter at the atomic level, a discovery that could lead to advances in the emerging field of two-dimensional materials and new ways of controlling light.  ..

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