UNT professors visit Army Research Laboratory

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Nearly a dozen professors from the University of North Texas toured the U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Aberdeen Proving Ground facilities Jan. 18-19.

The visit was part of the special relationship afforded members of ARL South, a cooperative effort based in Austin, Texas, bringing together government, industry and academia.

'ARL Researchers were excited to bring a large group of materials science professors from North Texas to the laboratory's high rate characterization, ballistic loading and blast facilities to help show them the extreme conditions that materials we design for the...

UNT researchers study effects of gamification for teaching young Americans about health insurance

Wed, Nov 22, 2017 - 11:02am
Can Gamification Teach Young People How Health Insurance Works?

The health insurance market remains a confusing place for many Americans, and young Americans in particular. In studies, young adults have displayed inconsistent knowledge of health insurance terminology, and they are also the demographic most likely to be uninsured. In 2015, 14.4% of 18 to 24 year olds did not have health insurance, topped only by 17.9% of 25 to 34 year olds.

In a new study, researchers from the University of North Texas proposed a potentially novel solution to the problem: gamification. More than half of Americans play video games, the...

USDA to Fund Research on Next Generation of Agriculture Technology

Sun, Nov 12, 2017 - 12:19pm

Included among the grants announced today by the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) is a University of California, Riverside project that uses electronics and chemistry to recover high-quality water, nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorus), and energy from agricultural wastewater.

AFRIis America’s flagship competitive grants program for foundational and translational research, education, and extension projects in the food and agricultural sciences. AFRI’s...

UNT implements new technology for efficient cluster management

Tue, Nov 7, 2017 - 1:06pm

Bright Computing, a global leader in cluster and cloud infrastructure automation software, is proud to announce that the University of North Texas (UNT) has integrated Bright Cluster Manager into its HPC environment for research support. The University uses this 350-node cluster to optimize efficiency for researchers working on groundbreaking discoveries in a variety of domains including material science, engineering, chemistry, and physics. Bright Cluster Manager helps UNT’s University Information Technology department successfully provision, monitor and manage heterogeneous clusters.

Bright’s unified management...