Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Two UNT science students enter the annals of chemistry
University of North Texas chemistry students Kortney Melancon and Brooke Otten have been credited with the discovery of a new chemical bond, which will forever carry their names.
The Otten-Melancon bond is a fundamental find that shows two supposedly inert metals, gold and copper, interacting at the subatomic level.
“Gold and copper are closed-shell metals. Unlike many metal atoms, they don’t adopt or give up electrons. They have “shells” of electrons that stay in place. This...
Monday, April 8, 2019
UNT students create augmented reality program for space helmets
University of North Texas juniors David Woodward, Tim Stern and Juan Ruiz are reaching for the stars with an augmented reality program that could change the way astronauts communicate in space.
Their work is part of the NASA Spacesuit User Interface Technologies (SUITS) Design Challenge, which tasked students to develop a system to provide real-time visual communication via an astronaut’s helmet visor.
“Currently during a spacewalk, astronauts communicate with mission control via radio transmission. Voice communication is...
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Drone traffic management taking off at UNT
Thursday, March 21, 2019
UNT astronomy research collaboration unveils its largest telescope
As part of an informal collaboration, the University of North Texas has completed the successful restoration, update and installation of a half- meter CDK (Corrected Dall-Kirkhand) telescope to be used for student photometric and astrometric research.
“A CDK telescope utilizes two mirrors, special lenses and a charge-coupled device (like those found in digital cameras) to produce extremely high-quality images,” said Ron Diiulio, astronomy lab director at UNT’s College of Science. “This telescope...
Monday, March 18, 2019
Connected autonomous cars might be in your future
Monday, March 18, 2019
Making computers understand negation
Eduardo Blanco, an assistant professor with the University of North Texas College of Engineering, intends to use a $500,000 NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) grant to teach computers the intricacies of negation.
“To a computer trying to understand human language, the word never can be perplexing. What computers don’t seem to...
Friday, March 8, 2019
New UNT NSF grant opens door to data analytics for underrepresented populations
The University of North Texas College of Information was recently awarded a three-year, $359,879 grant by the National Science Foundation to develop and operate three 10-week intensive programs that will allow students to immerse themselves in data analytics and conduct research in the field.
The program, which aims to provide a supportive and engaging learning environment, is targeting students from populations typically...
Thursday, March 7, 2019
UNT student and mentor develop new tool for cancer research
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
UNT distinguished research professor documents international seed banks in a solo exhibition Dornith Doherty: Archiving Eden at the National Academy of Sciences Art Gallery
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Safe driving plans: real deal or crash and burn?
DENTON (UNT), Texas — You’ve likely heard of “safe driving plans” like Progressive’s “Snapshot” and State Farm’s “Drive Safe and Save,” but do they actually save drivers – or even the companies that offer them – money?
The answer, is yes, according to a University of North Texas researcher. However, there’s something that could save individuals even more.
The key? It’s you, the driver, or more specifically, your data, says...