Monday, July 15, 2013
UNT dye garden to provide sustainable, organic colors for student projects
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Artists at the University of North Texas are stepping away from harsh chemical dyes in favor of natural dyes made from flower petals, plant leaves, roots and other organic materials.
The organic materials will be grown in UNT’s Natural Dye Garden, a project that was suggested by students, and will be funded by the We Mean Green Fund, housed in UNT’s Office of Sustainability, and UNT’s ...
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
UNT's Sky Theater offering summer planetarium shows
Friday, June 7, 2013
UNT newest partner of U.S. Department of Energy's BioEnergy Science Center
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The University of North Texas has become a partner of the U.S. Department of Energy’s BioEnergy Science Center (BESC). With the addition of UNT, the BESC is now an 18-partner consortium consisting of more than 300 members from university, industrial and private foundation associates studying ways to generate biofuels.
UNT Distinguished Research Professor of Biology Dr. Richard Dixon will work with the center...
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
UNT a member of research group awarded $8.5 million to study new materials for the U.S. Department of Defense
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The University of North Texas is a member of a research group recently awarded $8.5 million to investigate new materials for U.S. Department of Defense technologies.
The five-year project involves a multidisciplinary group of researchers from five universities, including UNT; Duke University; Brigham Young University; Central Michigan University and University of Maryland, College Park.
“In our research we use supercomputers to discover and design...
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
UNT researcher develops next generation 9-1-1 software to help first responders
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- A University of North Texas researcher has developed a new 9-1-1 software system using smart phone technology that virtually places 9-1-1 operators at an emergency scene, helping operators to gather the most accurate information possible to better prepare first responders.
UNT College of Engineering Professor Ram Dantu developed the system with the support of a National Science Foundation grant. Dantu worked with UNT Professor...
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Experience UNT research up close at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science and at UNT on the Square in Denton
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Discover how the person you marry can affect your health. See what a photo app reveals about urban ecology. Learn about political repression around the world. All of these answers and more will be on view as University of North Texas researchers share their work in two special events this June.
Six UNT exhibitions exploring themes of scientific relationships will be on display during the Social Science: Relationships event from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. June 21 (Friday) at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, 2201 N. Field...
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Professor’s laser technology could change the way surgeons operate
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- When surgeons need to cut or shape bone during surgery, they use a number of conventional tools including saws, drills, hammers, chisels and grinders. These tools often cause undue damage to surrounding tissues or other bones, slow down surgeries and leave patients with lengthy recovery times.
A University of North Texas professor has filed a patent on a new laser technology he and his research associate developed for cutting and shaping bone that causes minimal damage to the surrounding tissue and bones, could speed up...
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
University of North Texas organizes global green energy workshop
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The University of North Texas has organized its third annual Global Discovery Workshop. The 2013 workshop, Energy Efficient Buildings and Communities, will be held May 19 – 22 (Sunday – Wednesday), in Tartu, Estonia.
The event is also co-organized by the University of Tartu in Estonia, the State University of Ponta Grossa in Brazil, and the City of Denton, Texas.
“We have a wonderful lineup of top quality speakers and attendees from all over the world, from...
Monday, May 6, 2013
Professor to analyze tropical cyclone deposits in Thailand
DENTON (UNT), Texas — While the west coast of Thailand, on the Andaman Sea, can experience a tsunami, the nation’s east coast, on the Gulf of Thailand, is prone to tropical cyclones. The last major cyclone, Typhoon Gay, struck Thailand’s Chumphon Province as a Category 3 storm in November 1989, destroying several towns and leading to more than 800 fatalities.
Records of Thailand’s typhoons like Typhoon Gay only exist, however, for the past 50 to 60 years. A University of North Texas geography professor will join with a faculty member at...
Friday, May 3, 2013
UNT materials scientist discovers new phenomenon in crystals
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Steels, a type of crystalline material, were first created more than 3,500 years ago, and are the most widely used material in the world. A University of North Texas materials scientist has discovered a new behavior in steel, which could help industry to develop stronger materials in the future.
Dr. Srinivasan Srivilliputhur, an associate professor of materials science and engineering in UNT’s College of Engineering, and his...