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Research at Nebraska Ensuring Quality Child Care for Military Families

Child care is a worry for military families amid frequent moves and deployments. Nebraska Extension leads a nationwide program to improve access to quality child care for military families living off base.

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Research at Nebraska Foiling Rice-Spoiling Fungus

Rice blast spoils between 10 and 30 percent of annual rice yields worldwide — enough to feed as many as 60 million people. Nebraska plant pathologists have identified a key fungal gene and protein that could help combat the disease.

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Research at Nebraska Cyber Barriers Keep Vehicles on Course

Half of all traffic deaths involve a lone vehicle running off the road. To help reduce single-vehicle crashes, Nebraska computer engineer Mehmet Can Vuran and his team are developing cyber barriers that can talk to cars.

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Research at Nebraska Reaching Across Nebraska Through Art

Internationally renowned for her abstract woodblock prints, Nebraska artist Karen Kunc’s art conveys pride in her Nebraska roots, but also aims to provoke. Her work invites viewers to question their role in shaping the landscape and nature.

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Research at Nebraska Targeting E. coli 's Threat to Food Safety

The U.S. beef industry – and the public – are benefiting from a major Nebraska-led effort to improve food safety. The five-year project is reducing the public’s risk from Shiga toxin-producing E. coli, or STEC, in the nation’s beef supply.

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Entomology
Bee Lab brews up a busy summer of research, outreach
May 18, 2018

This season, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Bee Lab will lead seven distinct research projects studying honey and native bees; conduct statewide bee health surveys through a U.S. Department of Agriculture contract; extend ongoing solitary bee species surveys into the Sandhills; and hold beekeeping and queen rearing workshops.

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Energy
Team develops equation for designing clean-energy catalysts
May 14, 2018

New guidelines laid down by Nebraska and Chinese researchers could steer the design of less costly, more efficient catalysts geared toward revving up the production of hydrogen as a renewable fuel.

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Anthropology
NEH-funded project brings Salmon Pueblo ruins into digital age
May 13, 2018

With a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, a four-institution team led by Nebraska anthropologist Carrie Heitman has launched the Salmon Pueblo Archaeological Research Collection, which allows artifacts, specimens and samples from a 1,000-year-old Pueblo civilization to be accessed from any digital device.

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