Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Gender gap in paid work hours increases during pandemic, UNT study finds
DENTON (UNT), Texas — The pandemic has brought a dramatic shift to the way Americans work, with more people than ever telecommuting. Those adjustments have been further complicated for working parents whose caregiving responsibilities have grown tremendously following the closures of schools and daycares.
Monday, July 20, 2020
UNT Center for Sport Psychology study checks in on mental health and wellbeing of collegiate athletes during pandemic
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
UNT researchers develop first of its kind, simple test for identifying toxic silver ions
Chemistry researchers at the University of North Texas have developed a test to more easily identify toxic silver ions, which can be harmful to humans and the environment at high concentrations.
Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) are well...
Monday, July 13, 2020
UNT unravels a secret of the desert southwest
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
UNT researcher says autonomous vehicles that ‘talk’ to each other could solve industry’s problems
While autonomous vehicle technology has advanced significantly over the last decade, one persistent problem remains: perception. Like human drivers, autonomous vehicles can only react to the information they collect. But one University of North Texas...
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
UNT graduate works to protect soldiers in the field through drone research
Since beginning college, University of North Texas student Kelly Jacques wanted to use her engineering talents to minimize the need for soldiers on the battlefield. And now, thanks to a scholarship from the U.S. Department of Defense, she is getting her chance....
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
UNT creates 3D-printed ventilator splitters for COVID-19 patients
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DENTON (UNT), Texas — The University of North Texas is using 3D printing technology to make ventilator splitters that will allow doctors to use a single ventilator to treat two patients.
In response to the possible need for more ventilators to treat critically ill COVID-19 patients, a team from UNT’s College of Engineering collaborated to adapt a design and manufacture ventilator splitters in the college’s digital manufacturing lab. ...
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
UNT student’s research a breath of fresh air for astronauts
Alyssa Sarvadi, a recent graduate of the University of North Texas College of Engineering, believes they have found a better way to clean the air aboard space ships. And, NASA agrees.
Sarvadi and their mentor, associate professor of engineering technology Huseyin Bostanci, are part of a 10-year-old NASA program that sponsors graduate students and their professors who show significant potential to contribute to the space agency’s goal of creating innovative new space technologies.
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
UNT computational chemists use supercomputer simulations to test potential COVID-19 drugs
University of North Texas professor and computational chemist G. Andrés Cisneros, along with his research group, are running computer simulations using four U.S. supercomputers, including the world’s most powerful, Summit, at the Oak Ridge National Lab in Tennessee, to investigate inhibitor mechanisms of existing drugs and provide insights that could serve to improve treatment options for COVID-19.
Cisneros’ group, in collaboration with a team of scientists from both France and two other institutions in the United States, are...
Thursday, April 30, 2020
UNT utilizes advanced 3-D printing labs to produce face shields
At the University of North Texas, engineers and artists are working together to create face shields for faculty and students to use once laboratories on campus start to reopen.
“Our students and faculty follow strict safety protocols in our laboratories, which means they must use safety equipment such as masks, gloves, face shields, etc.,” said Mark McLellan, vice president for research and innovation. “But, as everyone knows, there is a shortage of certain equipment due to COVID-19. Fortunately, we have the tools and the talent to make our...