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STEM subjects are among the fastest growing fields of study — and for good reason. Not only do science, technology, engineering, and math offer promising careers, but the innovations wrought from research and experimentation also benefit people and organizations around the globe. As one of the US’s major public research institutions, the University of North Texas (UNT) has long been committed to contributing to the world’s scientific knowledge base.

Several major breakthroughs have been made by UNT in recent years, such as 2016’s ...

Four UNT TAMS students named regional finalists in 2017 Siemens Competition

Thu, Nov 9, 2017 - 12:08pm

DENTON (UNT), Texas — Four students at University of North Texas’ Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science are among 101 high school students in the nation named regional finalists in the 2017 Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology.

TAMS tied with Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Virginia, in having the most regional semifinalists in the nation. In addition, 15 TAMS students were named regional semifinalists in this year’s competition, with TAMS having the...

In The Lab Where Art and Science Fuse

Thu, Sep 22, 2016

By Jerome Weeks 

I’m wearing 3D glasses in a pitch-black room at UNT, and I’m facing a screen the size of a wall. This entire lab is a virtual reality projection room with 10-channel stereo sound. And what’s on screen looks like intersecting streams of stars. Or like Dallas from a DC-9 at night — all those lines of glowing lights going off into the distance.

“So what you’re seeing now looks like a 3D galaxy,” says Ruth West, director of the xRez Art & Science Lab at UNT.” But with your arm movements, you can move this entire galaxy around.”...

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Science at play: July Fourth’s pyrotechnics are the result of centuries of discovery

Sun, Jul 3, 2016 - 11:42pm

They boom, pop, sizzle and squeal.

Makers have figured out how to pack them so they explode in shapes like flowers, fountains and planets.

Pyrotechnicians ignite them in sequences as if choreographing a dance for the night sky, sometimes timing the flares and bursts to music.

But it’s the simple, ancient combination of gunpowder and salt that works the magic, those flitting, earthbound stars whose color and sparkle we can’t resist.

Fireworks were invented in 12th-century China. Albert Einstein’s study of quantum physics helped scientists better understand why metal salts made reliable colors when...

xREZ: UNT Lab Melds Arts, Science into One

Sat, Jun 22, 2013

The xREZ Art + Science lab has shattered the wall between academic disciplines at the University of North Texas, boldly combining several different fields of study into one.

There are computer engineers, psychologists, scientists, anthropologists, journalists, musicians, photographers, and artists all working together to solve today’s biggest problems. It’s about taking the enormous amounts of data that exist in today’s world and making an experience out of it.

 Students discuss a project at the xRez lab at the University of North Texas. (Photos courtesy of xRez)

“We actually want...

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