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NASA Awards $7.5 Million to UCF’s Center for Lunar and Asteroid Surface Science

NASA awarded a $7.5 million grant to UCF’s Center for Lunar and Asteroid Surface Science (CLASS), helping secure the next five years of the center’s bright future. “This win goes a long...
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UCF Method Could Make More Light Wavelengths Available for Scientific Tools

A new technique from researchers with the University of Central Florida could make more light wavelengths available for a number of scientific applications, including biochemistry, metrology, and spectroscopy. Their findings...
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UCF Research Impact: U.S. Virgin Islands Ban Harmful Sunscreens

The U.S. Virgin Islands Tuesday became the first American jurisdiction to ban sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate effective Dec. 31, to help restore its coral reefs and marine ecosystems. Hawaii...
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NASA’s New Horizons Mission: It’s Only Getting More Mysterious

NASA’s New Horizons mission continues to fly toward the outer edges of our solar system, now more than 4.1 billion miles from Earth with a cruising speed of 33,000 mph....
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College of Graduate Studies Makes Funds Available to Help Students Publish their Journal Articles

The College of Graduate Studies has launched a pilot program to help students and postdoctoral scholars get their research published in open access journals. Awards of up to $1,500 are...
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New Study on Gene Editing in Wildlife Finds People Are Wary

The applications of CRISPR based genetic engineering tools range from changing colors in butterfly wings to developing gene therapies that might one day cure or prevent human diseases. Some scientists...
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UCF is Part of NASA Cassini Mission That Reveals New Details about Saturn’s Rings

Even though NASA’s Cassini spacecraft’s mission to Saturn ended in 2017, scientists are still poring over the copious amounts of data it transmitted. Now, in a new paper that appeared...
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Limbitless Solutions, Mayo Clinic Launch Study for New Wheelchair Technology to Help ALS Patients

Limbitless Solutions is working with researchers at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville to complete a clinical trial for a technology that allows patients to use facial muscles to control their wheelchairs....
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Schoenfeld Named Acting Associate Dean for College of Graduate Studies

CREOL Professor Winston Schoenfeld has been named acting Senior Associate Dean for the College of Graduate Studies. Effective today, he will oversee the areas previously led by Professor John Weishampel,...
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Stanford, UCF Study Finds People Avoid Virtual Humans in Real World

Interacting with virtual humans in an augmented reality training environment seems to carry over into the real world, prompting people to respect the personal space of virtual characters even when...
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