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...
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
A new partnership between the UNT Onstead Institute and Denton ISD receives a grant from The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation
DENTON (UNT), Texas - A three-year partnership between the...
Monday, December 10, 2018
UNT professor honored by the American Mathematical Society
University of North Texas Regents Professor Stephen Jackson was recently accepted as a fellow by the American Mathematical Society.
The Fellows of the AMS designation recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication and utilization of mathematics.
Jackson’s decade-plus work with definable set theory is one of the reasons he was honored by the society. In August, he shared his findings on the theory at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Rio...
Thursday, December 6, 2018
UNT professor studies how to squeeze more seed oil from the common pennycress weed