Monday, September 16, 2013
UNT biology research outlines how plants signal distress
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- University of North Texas Biology Professor Ron Mittler led a research study outlining how plants identify stress factors, such as heat, disease or toxins, and signal to the rest of the plant to defend itself against those incoming stressors.
Knowing how plants signal stress means scientists are one step closer to controlling plant defenses. Being able to control those defenses means farmers and others may one day be able to prepare their crops for threats including droughts or...
Thursday, September 5, 2013
2013 UNTANGLED online gaming competition to run through Sept. 17
After the success of her 2012 online game competition, Dr. Gayatri Mehta, assistant professor of electrical engineering in UNT’s College of Engineering, is conducting another online game competition this year with new puzzles and games.
The contest allows the public to compete for prizes while also helping advance the development of next...
Friday, August 30, 2013
UNT's Sky Theater planetarium upgrades technology and launches Saturday matinee
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The Sky Theater planetarium at the University of North Texas has upgraded its presentation technology and is launching a Saturday matinee program geared mainly toward children.
The Sky Theater will offer a different matinee program each month beginning Sept. 7 (Saturday). The programs will begin each Saturday at noon, and tickets are $3 each (cash only).
The first matinee program is “Flight Adventures,” ideal for children 8-years-old and older. The program presents...
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
UNT Quail receives funding for conservation research
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- UNT Quail, a program and laboratory at the University of North Texas working to preserve North Texas quail populations, has received more than $100,000 from Texas conservation organizations for research.
Chapters of the statewide Quail Coalition from Fort Worth, San Antonio, Wichita Falls and the Park Cities area of Dallas have contributed funding toward UNT Quail research this summer.
“We are very excited to have support from Texas...
Monday, August 5, 2013
Plant science discoveries open doors for new bioproducts
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- New discoveries in plant biology may allow UNT researchers for the first time to create new bioproducts from lignin, including carbon fiber and improved animal feedstock. The discoveries also will help scientists around the world better understand lignin, a substance that makes plants woody and firm.
University of North Texas Distinguished Research Professor Richard Dixon, who also works...
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...