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Arecibo Observatory’s Telescope Collapses

The instrument platform of the 305-meter telescope at Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico fell at approximately 7:55 a.m. Puerto Rico time today, Dec. 1. No injuries were reported as a...
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College of Community Innovation and Education Student Wins UCF 3MT Research Competition

Presentations on interrupting the achievement gap of students, technology for cooling devices, and understanding near-earth asteroids received the top prizes this year at UCF’s annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition....
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Doctoral Students Recognized for Aerospace Research

Two UCF doctoral candidates are being recognized for their efforts in advancing human space exploration. NASA awarded Yuen Yee Li Sip a three-year fellowship to support her research project on...
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UCF RESTORES Starts New Mental Health Services in Orange County for COVID-19

In response to the psychological toll of the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Central Florida’s psychological trauma clinic, UCF RESTORES, is working with Orange County on two new projects to provide...
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Easing Solar Power Restrictions May Benefit Florida’s Economy and Environment, Study Finds

A new report co-authored by a University of Central Florida researcher has found that easing state regulations affecting solar energy production in Florida could result in a more than $3 billion economic...
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Arecibo Observatory Telescope to be Decommissioned After Second Cable Break

Following a review of engineering assessments, the U.S. National Science Foundation today announced it will begin planning the controlled decommissioning of the 1,000-foot-wide telescope at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto...
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UCF Researchers Identify Features That Could Make Someone a Virus Super-Spreader

New research from the University of Central Florida has identified physiological features that could make people super-spreaders of viruses such as COVID-19. In a study appearing this month in the...
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UCF Researcher Examines Benefits of Supportive Communities for Older Adults

The number of Americans age 65 and older continues to increase as the baby boom generation ages and people are living longer. At the same time, many seniors plan to...
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UCF Wins TechConnect Defense Innovation Award

Every year UCF takes technologies developed on campus to the national TechConnect Conference for exposure and this year one of them earned one of the top awards of the conference....
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A Second Cable Fails at NSF’s Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico

The main cable that supports the Arecibo Observatory broke Friday at 7:39 p.m. Puerto Rico time. Unlike the auxiliary cable that failed at the same facility on Aug. 10, this main...
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