Thursday, November 10, 2016
UCF: ‘Back to the Future’ Inspires Solar Nanotech-Powered Clothing

Marty McFly’s self-lacing Nikes in Back to the Future Part II inspired a UCF scientist who has developed filaments that harvest and store the sun’s energy — and can be woven into textiles. The breakthrough would essentially turn jackets and other clothing into wearable, solar-powered batteries that never need to be plugged in ..

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Thursday, July 24, 2014
USF professor says nanotechnology holds key to curing cancer

About a dozen researchers are splitting fibers in pursuit of a cure for cancer in a third floor research lab on the edge of the University of South Florida campus. ..

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Monday, June 02, 2014
UCF: New NanoTech May Provide Power Storage in Cables, Clothes

Imagine being able to carry all the juice you needed to power your MP3 player, smartphone and electric car in the fabric of your jacket? Sounds like science fiction, but it may become a reality thanks to breakthrough technology developed at a University of Central Florida research lab. ..

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Tuesday, April 01, 2014
NanoTech Leads to Break-Through in Stealth Technology

Controlling and bending light around an object so it appears invisible to the naked eye is the theory behind fictional invisibility cloaks. It may seem easy in Hollywood movies, but is hard to create in real life because no material in nature has the properties necessary to bend light in such a way. Scientists have managed to create artificial nanostructures that can do the job, called metamaterials.  ..

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013
UCF Research Team Finds Way to Make Solar Cells Thin, Efficient and Flexible

Converting sunshine into electricity is not difficult, but doing so efficiently and on a large scale is one of the reasons why people still rely on the electric grid and not a national solar cell network.  ..

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Monday, July 29, 2013
UCF Discovery Boosts Energy Storage of Supercapacitors

Researchers at the University of Central Florida have developed a technique to increase the energy storage capabilities of supercapacitors, essential devices for powering high-speed trains, electric cars, and the emergency doors of the Airbus A380. ..

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Thursday, September 06, 2012
$18.5 million NSF grant to develop self-monitoring health devices

Penn State, North Carolina State University, the University of Virginia and Florida International University will collaborate on a national nanotechnology research effort to create self-powered devices to help people monitor their health and understand how the surrounding environment affects it, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced Sept. 6. ..

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012
UCF Breakthrough in NanoTechnology

University of Central Florida assistant professor has developed a new material using nanotechnology, which could help keep pilots and sensitive equipment safe from destructive lasers. ..

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Tuesday, August 07, 2012
UCF Nanoparticle Discovery Opens Door for Pharmaceuticals

What a University of Central Florida student thought was a failed experiment has led to a serendipitous discovery hailed by some scientists as a potential game changer for the mass production of nanoparticles. ..

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Decades-old mystery of buckyballs cracked by team led by FSU, MagLab researchers

After exploring for 25 years, scientists have solved the question of how the iconic family of caged-carbon molecules known as buckyballs form. The results from Florida State University and the National Science Foundation-supported National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, or MagLab, in Tallahassee, Fla., shed fundamental light on the self-assembly of carbon networks. The findings should have important implications for carbon nanotechnology and provide insight into the origin of space fullerenes, which are found throughout the universe. ..

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