UNT Biology Professor Ron Mittler led a research study outlining how plants identify stress factors, such as heat, disease or toxins, and signal to the rest of the plant to defend itself against those incoming stressors.
Dr. Gayatri Mehta, assistant professor of electrical engineering in UNT’s College of Engineering, is conducting another online game competition this year with new puzzles and games.Mehta and her team of student researchers have taken an innovative approach to enerygy efficiency by efficiently mapping electrical components into a web-based computer game called UNTANGLED.
UNT's Sky Theater planetarium has upgraded its presentation technology and is launching a Saturday matinee program geared mainly toward children. The Sky Theater will offer a different matinee program each month beginning Sept. 7 (Saturday).
The UNT Quail program and laboratory, which is working to preserve North Texas quail populations, has received more than $100,000 from Texas conservation organizations for research. The funding has come from various Quail Coalition chapters across the state.
New discoveries in plant biology may allow UNT researchers to create new bioproducts from lignin, a substance that makes plants woody and firm, including carbon fiber and improved animal feedstock.
UNT artists are stepping away from harsh chemical dyes in favor of natural dyes. The organic materials will be grown in UNT’s Natural Dye Garden, a project that was suggested by students, and will be funded by the We Mean Green Fund, housed in UNT’s Office of Sustainability, and UNT’s College of Visual Arts and Design. A garden opening is set for 6 p.m. Oct. 9(Wednesday).
The University of North Texas Sky Theater has launched its 2013 Summer Fun in the Planetarium program, offering affordable and family-friendly shows every Friday through June and July.
UNT has become a partner of the U.S. Department of Energy’s BioEnergy Science Center. UNT Distinguished Research Professor of Biology Dr. Richard Dixon will work with the center on a research project investigating how to develop liquid biofuels from genetically engineered switchgrass.
The project, titled “Topological decompositions and spectral sampling algorithms for element substitution in critical technologies,” has been awarded in the framework of the Department of Defense Office of Naval Research Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative Program.
UNT College of Engineering Professor Ram Dantu has developed a new 9-1-1 software system using smart phone technology that virtually places 9-1-1 operators at an emergency scene, helping operators to gather the most accurate information possible to better prepare first responders.