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August 7th, 2014 Posted in UNT News Briefs

UNT to host Collegiate World Series for Latino high school seniors

While the most elite college and university baseball players in the U.S. head to Omaha every summer for the College World Series, some of the most accomplished Hispanic high school seniors in the U.S. play their own series every summer — the Collegiate World Series offered by the National Hispanic Institute, a nonprofit organization based in Texas.

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UNT researchers create new, stronger plant-based carbon fiber

Researchers at the University of North Texas have created a new carbon fiber from plants that can replace common petroleum and coal-based products in wide range of goods including parts for cars, aircraft, electronics and sports equipment. The patent-pending carbon fiber also is stronger and lighter than similar products on the market.

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UNT forensic chemist creates analysis device for U.S. Department of Justice to detect fraudulent documents

UNT Associate Professor of Chemistry Guido Verbeck has created a device for the U.S. Department of Justice that will allow investigators to analyze inks, paints, papers and other materials criminals use to create counterfeit documents

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