Monday, August 27, 2018
Six degrees of science
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Come see the falling stars at UNT’s Rafes Urban Astronomy Center
The University of North TexasAstronomy program will host an open house and star watch party at 9 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Rafes Urban Astronomy Center in Ponder. The event coincides with the Perseid Meteor Shower, arguably one of the best meteor showers for viewing in the Northern hemisphere this year. Approximately 50 to 100 meteors per hour will enter the Earth’s atmosphere at the peak of the sky event.
Monday, August 6, 2018
UNT and InspectIR join forces in the war on drugs
University of North Texas College of Science chemistry professor Guido Verbeck and InspectIR Systems LLC are collaborating to commercialize a system for detecting drugs by analyzing a person’s breath.
“Using a mini mass spectrometer and special filters, my device can detect and identify chemical molecules in a gas,” Verbeck said. “That means it can literally smell and identify substances on your breath. Right now, I am working with...
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
UNT hosts 10th annual autism conference
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
UNT electrical engineering assistant professor earns prestigious Powe award
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Shouldn’t your car be clean after a rainstorm?
DENTON (UNT), Texas – The dusty coat on your car after a rainstorm has a real purpose in our ecosystem, according to a recent scientific study led by UNT Department of Geography and the Environment Professor Alexandra Ponette-Gonzalez.
This study marked the first time that the composition, frequency and amount of dust in rainwater have been quantified in Texas and showed that dust can travel across oceans before being deposited into new environments through rainwater, sometimes bringing with it vital nutrients...
Monday, July 9, 2018
UNT's Man of Steel-like alloy
Monday, June 25, 2018
UNT professor explores new and safer ways to store nuclear waste
DENTON (UNT), Texas – University of North Texas Materials Science and Engineering professor Jincheng Du is working to develop new glass materials to store nuclear waste and, after experimenting with advanced modeling and characterizations, found that a gel layer, that forms on the glass surface, has unique properties. This gel layer holds the key to long-term durability of nuclear waste storage.
“The problem is corrosion of...
Thursday, June 7, 2018
UNT chemistry professor sees invisible problems
DENTON (UNT), Texas – University of North Texas professor Oliver Chyan has developed a way for microchip manufacturers to see flaws in their chips that no one has ever seen before.
“Currently, when developing new microchips, chip makers use various combinations of materials and work through trial and error. If one part of a chip doesn’t work, they will try various fixes without really understanding the underlying chemistry problem,” said Chyan. “The scale of the microchip is so...
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Four UNT professors to pursue artistic pursuits thanks to IAA fellowship
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Four University of North Texas professors will receive time to work on personal projects – ranging from writing poetry to creating a virtual reality program – after receiving an Institute for the Advancement of the Arts fellowship.
The Faculty Fellows program allows UNT faculty members to take a semester off from teaching to pursue creative research in the arts. The IAA serves to promote artistic and creative expression at UNT.
Bruce Bond, Regents Professor of English
Bond will work on a book-length poem titled “The Calling” that...