Thursday, December 6, 2018
UNT professor studies how to squeeze more seed oil from the common pennycress weed
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
UNT BioDiscovery Institute team develops ways to improve the environmental footprint of alfalfa for livestock
A team of scientists in the University of North Texas’ BioDiscovery Institute, led by College of Science professor and Royal Society Fellow Richard Dixon, has developed ways for the common alfalfa plant to produce types of tannin that will allow for better digestion by sheep and cattle with less release of environmentally unfriendly greenhouse gasses.
“Alfalfa is high in protein and makes a great forage crop. But, too much alfalfa isn’t necessarily good...
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
UNT professor develops ‘Smart Energy’ for ‘Smart Cities’
University of North Texas College of Engineering’s Saraju Mohanty is working with a global consortium to design the city of the future one piece at a time.
“We are working with the Indian Institutes of Technology in India, the European Union and 23 other countries on a Mission Innovation Global Alliance project to develop the futuristic technology needed to build a smart city,” said Mohanty, a professor in the ...
Thursday, October 25, 2018
UNT physics professor eyes the skies for distant quasars
University of North Texas College of Science associate professor of physics Ohad Shemmer, in collaboration with the University of Wyoming, recently received an $800,000 National Science Foundation grant to observe infrared light from more than 400 distant quasars.
“At sufficiently large distances, the details of quasars are no longer detectable in the visible spectrum,” said Shemmer. “Using the Gemini-North telescope in Hawaii with its infrared sensors, we will be able to observe these details in order...
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Look around - we’re in the middle of the fourth industrial revolution
Thursday, October 4, 2018
UNT professor brings home more than $1 million in cybersecurity research grants
University of North TexasCollege of Engineering Assistant Professor Hassan Takabi recently received more than $1 million in grants from the National Science Foundation.
The first grant is for $515,974 and will be spent developing a computer defense against malicious insiders who leverage basic computer access into unauthorized computer entry.
“If a person from inside a system tries to access data they shouldn’t, we are going to put false paths and...
Monday, September 24, 2018
UNT is greener than green
TheUniversity of North Texas will continue using 100 percent renewable energy for electricity for two more years, thanks to a $120,000 grant from the university’s We Mean Green Fund. The fund, which is contributed to by UNT students through an environmental services student fee, is used for student-led environmental sustainability projects across campus such as energy/water conservation, waste reduction, recycling, sustainable campus dining and other student projects.
“At this time,...
Thursday, September 20, 2018
UNT professor to discuss impacts of oil spills on fish
University of North Texas Department of Biological Sciences professor Aaron Roberts will present his research on the impacts of oil spills on fish at 4 p.m. Sept. 26 (Wednesday) in the Lyceum (room 226) of the University Union, located at 1155 Union Circle Dr. The event, part of an on-going series called SMART Talks sponsored by the College of Science, is free and open to the public.
“On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon, a deep-water oil rig in the...
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.