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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>

UNT, Texas Motor Speedway celebrate partnership with special unveiling on campus

Submitted by wdc on Tue, 2017-10-31 08:45

<p>NASCAR’s Austin Dillon will unveil 2018 Winter Olympics paint scheme ahead of Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 and take part in “Science of Speed” panel discussion with UNT students in honor of a new higher education partnership between the <a href="https://www.unt.edu/">University of North Texas</a> and <a href="http://www.texasmotorspeedway.com/">Texas Motor Speedway</a>.</p>

UNT graduate student’s ethereal work wins $20,000 grand prize from VSA Emerging Young Artists Competition

Submitted by wdc on Tue, 2017-10-31 07:50

<p>In the photograph “Insight,” the eye of University of North Texas graduate student Trinity Kai peers from a bundle of fabric, looking straight at the viewer. That photo represents many things to Kai. It touches upon her philosophy of life. It was shot from a lensless camera that she prefers for its craftsmanship. And it won her the $20,000 grand prize from the VSA Emerging Young Artists Competition, a contest devoted to people with disabilities.</p>