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'Missing' UNT veterans memorial plaques not missing at all
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Some people believed the World War II Veterans Memorial, which consisted of four plaques, had gone missing from the University of North Texas Union. They weren't entirely wrong.

When the university debuted the new student union in November 2015, the memorial plaques were missing from their original location, next to the post office on the first floor. The truth is the memorial simply found a new home inside the Union: on the west side of the building on the third floor. 

Thanks to Jim Davenport, director of student affairs and student veteran services, two more plaques were added to the memorial...

UNT demonstrates first ever drone provided cell service for disaster response
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When disasters like tornadoes and hurricanes strike, they often take down the technology emergency workers desperately need to keep in contact — cellphone service. Now a professor at the University of North Texas is working to make sure those first responders can get that vital access through an airborne communication system.

“We demonstrated a portable communication system that can be attached to a drone,” said Kamesh Namuduri, an associate professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at UNT. “The system, with just 250 milli watt transmit power, is capable of providing instant cellular coverage up to two...

Drones might be able to provide cell service during emergencies
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If you don't deliver contraband to prison yards, enjoy annoying the FAA, or wish Amazon could deliver those 90 servings of Dippin' Dots to your doorstep a little more quickly, you may not think you have a use for drones. A University of North Texas professor...

No signal? No problem — this drone acts as a mobile cellular base station
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Imagine that you are stuck under debris following an earthquake and are wondering why your phone is not getting any signal and no one is coming to your rescue. The most likely reason is that your nearest cell tower is damaged or has lost power.

What if a drone could bring you the necessary cellular service, courtesy of a mobile cellular base station so that you can make a phone call successfully? That is what a research project at the...

Drone Provides Cell Service During Emergencies
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Drones can be extremely helpful during emergencies by helping recovery efforts and delivering medical supplies. A professor at the University of North Texas (UNT) is building a drone that transports a communication that could ensure cell service works during emergencies.

When disasters like tornadoes and hurricanes strike, they often take down the technology emergency workers desperately need to keep in contact...

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