UNL Research Report

The 2014-2015 UNL Research Report features some of the diverse research, scholarship and creative activity at the heart of UNL’s research enterprise. This website includes stories, photos, videos and additional resources.

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Research Driving Nanomaterials’ Huge Potential

Scientists and engineers in UNL’s Materials Research Science and Engineering Center lead basic research needed to create a new generation of electronic and computing technologies.

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Making Solar Energy More Affordable

Solar energy remains tantalizingly out of reach as a widely used power source, but a UNL engineer is making big strides in his quest to harness the sun.

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Reducing Cost of Harnessing the Wind

Turbine maintenance is a major expense for wind power production. UNL engineers are developing technology to cut those costs.

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Seeking Rural Drug Prevention Strategies

Roughly 80 percent of injecting drug users in rural Puerto Rico have hepatitis C and about 7 percent have HIV. A UNL sociologist is studying how drug users’ social lives influence disease spread. This could lead to effective prevention strategies for rural areas.

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Finding Poetry Amid Historic News Pages

Spotting poetry amid millions of historic newspaper pages is dauntingly difficult. A UNL computer scientist and a digital humanities librarian teamed up to solve the problem by developing a computer program that uses visual clues to find poetry.

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Tracking Molecular Clues to ALS

UNL biochemists are investigating a promising lead on one of the causes of ALS, a devastating neuromuscular disorder, and other degenerative diseases. This research may lead to effective therapies to fight these currently incurable, age-related diseases.

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Drought Center Helps Plan for Inevitable

California’s epic drought grabbed the nation’s attention this year. But climate scientists at UNL’s National Drought Mitigation Center have been training governments and institutions to plan and prepare for such disasters since 1995.

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Partners Settle in at Innovation Campus

Momentum abounds at Nebraska Innovation Campus as more researchers, students and private partners settle into state-of-the-art facilities.

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Digital Tools Reveal Ancient Architectural Details

Greece’s ancient Parthenon and other Doric temples still inspire awe and disagreement. A UNL art historian is using cutting-edge technology previously untested on an architectural scale to challenge the prevailing theory about the origin of the oldest known Greek architectural style.

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$2.8 million grant to help UNL improve preterm infants’ lives
May 23, 2016

A grant of nearly $2.8 million awarded to UNL professor Steven Barlow will be used to study the link between the brain’s molecular pathways and the development of oral feeding skills in extremely preterm infants.

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Biology
What big eyes you have! Spider adaptation widened dietary net
May 23, 2016

Evolving the largest eyes among all known arachnids may have helped the net-casting spider add walking prey to its airborne menu of midnight snacks, says new research from UNL biologists.

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Nebraska Innovation Campus
Report: NIC heating, cooling system to cut environmental impact in half
May 18, 2016

By using wastewater to heat and cool its buildings, Nebraska Innovation Campus will give off only about half as much greenhouse gas as comparable commercial buildings, a new study has found.

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