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...
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Severe storms rip roofs off of UNT’s Rafes Observatory buildings
DENTON (UNT), Texas — The University of North Texas Rafes Urban Astronomy Center in Denton suffered serious damage from storms that moved through the area Wednesday night. As a result, all scheduled activities at the center have been canceled.
“This is quite a hit for us. We were planning on a large crowd for this Saturday’s open house and star watching party– our first in almost two months of rainy Saturdays,” said Ron “Starman” Diiulio, astronomy laboratory...
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...
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...
Thursday, March 7, 2019
UNT student and mentor develop new tool for cancer research
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Building a Better World: UNT Celebrates Women in STEM
What: The University of North Texas College of Science, College of Engineering, Office of Research and Innovation and Office of Faculty Success are sponsoring “Building a Better World,” an on-campus symposium to celebrate women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields. The symposium will include special guest speakers, an interactive panel discussion, a research poster session and networking opportunities with many organizations across campus.
When: 2-6 p.m. March 1 (Friday)...
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...