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Law created after Enron scandal has costly business impact, says UNT researcher

Submitted by wdc on Tue, 2017-11-07 16:07

<p>New research from the University of North Texas shows that the Sarbanes-Oxley Act – an act passed in the wake of the <a href="http://www.investopedia.com/updates/enron-scandal-summary/">Enron</a> and similar corporate scandals – has expensive consequences for corporate financial reporting and many businesses operating in the U.S.</p>

UNT awarded almost $2 million in NSF funding to study the rules of physics

Submitted by wdc on Tue, 2017-11-07 10:10

<p>Can engineering change the basic laws of physics? That is one of the questions three professors and a former student at the <a href="https://www.unt.edu/">University of North Texas</a> are attempting to answer. They have been awarded a $1,997,222 <a href="https://www.nsf.gov/">National Science Foundation</a> grant that will explore such questions. </p>

Four UNT TAMS students named regional finalists in 2017 Siemens Competition

Submitted by wdc on Tue, 2017-11-07 09:34

<p><span style="font-size:medium;">The Siemens Competition is one of the nation's premier research competitions for high school-aged students, promoting excellence in math, science and technology. Students may enter either individual or team research projects. The top prize for both individuals and teams is $100,000.</span></p>
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UNT professor in behavior analysis developing alternative to sedation for children undergoing radiation for cancer

Submitted by wdc on Thu, 2017-11-02 15:37

<p>Manish Vaidya is teaching youngsters to stay mostly motionless using motion monitoring. The technique will eventually be applied to children receiving radiation, who cannot move more than 3 millimeters in any direction or risk damaging healthy cells near cancerous cells.</p>

Astronomy expert to discuss amateur astronomer exoplanet observation techniques

Submitted by wdc on Tue, 2017-10-31 09:25

<p>New research has astronomers believing that most stars outside of the solar system have one or more planets orbiting them called extrasolar planets – or exoplanets – some of which could potentially harbor life. The Kepler space telescope has had great success in detecting exoplanets by measuring the dip in light of a planet’s host star as the planet passes in front of it. But, can a properly trained amateur astronomer also detect such transits? </p>