A 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. UCF Assistant Professor Jayan Thomas, in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University Associate Professor Rongchao Jin chronicle their work in the July issue of the journal Nano Letters. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/nl301988v)
World's First Full-color, Flexible, Skin-like Display Developed at UCF
Imagine a soldier who can change the color and pattern of his camouflage uniform from woodland green to desert tan at will. Or an office worker who could do the same with his necktie. Is someone at the wedding reception wearing the same dress as you? No problem - switch yours to a different color in the blink of an eye.
Breast Milk Shared to Help Babies Via Online And Offline Communities
Sharing breast milk to feed babies is a practice dating back millennia, and the Internet has facilitated the process creating some surprising exchanges. According to a new study from the University of Central Florida, sharing breast milk is thriving today and in Central Florida it appears high income, highly educated white women are some of the people to most often use the Internet to facilitate the exchange.
Kids with ADHD Must Squirm to Learn, Study Says
For decades, frustrated parents and teachers have barked at fidgety children with ADHD to "Sit still and concentrate!"
Studies Find $1 Test Using Gold Nanoparticles Outperforms PSA Screen for Prostate Cancer
A test that costs less than a $1 and yields results in minutes has been shown in newly published studies to be more sensitive and more exact than the current standard test for early-stage prostate cancer.
Climate Change Threatens 30 Years of Sea Turtle Conservation Success
A new University of Central Florida study is sounding the alarm about climate change and its potential impact on more than 30 years of conservation efforts to keep sea turtles around for the next generation.
From Sexual Dysfunction to Anxiety, Many Cancer Survivors Struggle with Post Treatment
Even decades after being cured, many cancer survivors face physical and mental challenges resulting from their disease and its treatment. From physical problems such as sexual dysfunction to anxiety about getting cancer again to financial hardships 20 years later related to treatment, survivors continue to fight long after the actual disease is defeated.
Drivers, Don't Trade in Your Smartphone for Google Glass Yet
Texting while driving with Google Glass is clearly a distraction, a new University of Central Florida study has concluded -- but there is a twist. In the study, texting Glass users outperformed smartphone users when regaining control of their vehicles after a traffic incident.
Who's Your Daddy? UCF Team Programs Computer to Find Out
A University of Central Florida research team has developed a facial recognition tool that promises to be useful in rapidly matching pictures of children with their biological parents and in potentially identifying photos of missing children as they age.