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Effects of gradient distribution and aggregate structure of fibers on the flexibility and flexural toughness of natural moso bamboo (Phyllostachys edulis)

Description: Article is a study proposing an original method to quantitatively evaluate the gradient distribution and aggregate structure of fibers on the flexibility and flexural toughness of natural moso (Phyllostachys edulis) bamboo, with a comparison to two other natural woods.
Date: December 24, 2021
Creator: Smith, Lee M.; Wei, Xin; Wang, Ge & Jiang, Huan
Partner: UNT College of Engineering
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Optimization of the Observing Cadence for the Rubin Observatory Legacy Survey of Space and Time: A Pioneering Process of Community-focused Experimental Design

Description: This article is part of a Focus Issue on the topic of Rubin LSST Survey Strategy Optimization. The motivation, history, and decision-making process of the observing strategy optimization are detailed, giving context to the science-driven proposals and recommendations for the survey strategy included in this Focus Issue.
Date: December 22, 2021
Creator: Shemmer, Ohad; Bianco, Federica B.; Ivezić, Željko; Jones, R. Lynne; Graham, Melissa L.; Marshall, Phil et al.
Partner: UNT College of Science
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Vector mosquito image classification using novel RIFS feature selection and machine learning models for disease epidemiology

Description: Article proposes a Machine Learning (ML) and Deep Learning based system to detect the presence of two critical disease spreading classes of mosquitoes in order to prevent mosquito-borne infection.
Date: December 21, 2021
Creator: Aljedaani, Wajdi; Rustam, Furqan; Reshi, Aijaz Ahmad; Alhossan, Abdulaziz; Ishaq, Abid; Shafi, Shabana et al.
Partner: UNT College of Engineering

In the Know UNT Library Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Activities

Description: Presentation highlighting the activities of the UNT Libraries regarding DEIA (diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility). It was hosted by the UNT Libraries' Dean Council and the Library Council for Diversity and Inclusion.
Date: December 20, 2021
Creator: McIntosh, Marcia; Brannon, Sian; Roy, Meranda M.; Dooley, Yvonne; Gieringer, Morgan Davis; Cleveland, Susannah, 1972- et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Trans Accessible Libraries Initiative (TALI)

Description: This report documents the Trans Accessible Libraries Initiative (TALI) project funded by the Dean's Innovation Grant. The final report briefly describes the project scope, activities, budget, outcomes, best practices, and project continuity.
Date: December 20, 2021
Creator: Leuzinger, Julie & Condrey, Coby
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Advancing Reverse Electrowetting-on-Dielectric from Planar to Rough Surface Electrodes for High Power Density Energy Harvesting

Description: Article presenting electrical and multiphysics-based modeling approaches of REWOD energy harvester using structured rough surface electrodes. By enhancing the overall available surface area, an increase in the overall capacitance is achieved.
Date: December 15, 2021
Creator: Adhikari, Pashupati R.; Patwary, Adnan B.; Kakaraparty, Karthik; Gunti, Avinash; Mahbub, Ifana & Reid, Russell C.
Partner: UNT College of Engineering
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GAFA's information infrastructure distribution: Interconnection dynamics in the global North versus global South

Description: This article analyzes public points of interconnection of Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Apple (GAFA) in the global North versus the global South to determine the degree to which their location preferences differ.
Date: December 14, 2021
Creator: Hauge, Janice A. & Rosa, Fernanda R.
Partner: UNT College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
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Special Collections Spanish Translation Pilot Project

Description: This report documents the Special Collections Spanish Translation Pilot Project funded by the Dean's Innovation Grant. The final report describes the project purpose, activities, budget, outcomes and best practices, and program continuity.
Date: December 14, 2021
Creator: Parker, Jaimi; Judkins, Julie & Knighton, Maia
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Ice imaging in aircraft anti-icing fluid films using polarized light

Description: Article presents how to enhance ice contrast in the visible spectrum by using ice birefringence and polarized light reflection. The method can be used for both visual inspection and automatic ice detection systems.
Date: December 13, 2021
Creator: Drachev, Vladimir P.; Grishaev, Viktor G.; Usachev, Igor A.; Gattarov, Ramil K.; Rudenko, Nadezhda I.; Amirfazli, Alidad et al.
Partner: UNT College of Science
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Public Health and Health Communications Collection Evaluation Report

Description: This report summarizes an evaluation of the UNT Libraries' Public Health and Health Communications collection to determine if the collection is adequately serving patron needs. It was determined that the collection was currently meeting patrons' needs, and some recommendations for future collection maintenance were included.
Date: December 10, 2021
Creator: Harker, Karen
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Methylammonium Lead Tri-Iodide Perovskite Solar Cells with Varying Equimolar Concentrations of Perovskite Precursors

Description: Article conducting a systematic study to tune the equimolar precursor ratio of the organic halide (methylammonium iodide; MAI) and metal halide (lead iodide; PbI2) in a fixed solvent mixture of N,N-dimethylformamide (DMF):dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO).
Date: December 9, 2021
Creator: Parashar, Mritunjaya & Kaul, Anupama
Partner: UNT College of Engineering

[Closeup of a collection of assorted handwritten notes and drawings]

Description: Photograph closeup of a variety of scattered handwritten notes and drawings including edited pages of drafts, academic and personal notes, recipes, and sheet music from the James Flowers Collection of Ephemera Found in Returned Library Books held by UNT Special Collections.
Date: December 6, 2021
Creator: Gellner, Megan
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Closeup of a collection of assorted postcards, prayer cards, playing cards, and other cards]

Description: Photograph of a closeup of a variety of scattered postcards, prayer cards, playing cards, invitation cards, holiday cards and advertisement cards from the James Flowers Collection of Ephemera Found in Returned Library Books held by UNT Special Collections.
Date: December 6, 2021
Creator: Gellner, Megan
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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