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Research at Nebraska Surprising Discovery Contradicts Predictions

In a first-of-its-kind experiment, a Nebraska researcher upends longstanding theories about the fundamental interactions between X-rays and matter. His findings lay the foundation for future studies and open the door to engineering improved materials.

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Research at Nebraska Laser Creates Surfaces that Mimic Nature

A Nebraska engineer harnesses the unique properties of biological systems to develop specialized metal structures. The resulting laser-made surfaces are a boon to the military, NASA, medicine and national defense.

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Research at Nebraska Prospecting with Biosensors at Home or in the Field

Hand-held biosensors could make it easier, faster and cheaper to detect a variety of metals. By developing these portable metal-detecting devices, a Nebraska chemist could revolutionize how experts and homeowners explore for gold, test groundwater and detect air contaminants.

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Latest Stories

Study: Mental health symptoms linked to risky sexual behavior among homeless women
September 24, 2017

A new study from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has found that homeless women with certain mental health symptoms also are more prone to sexual exploitation. The findings reveal yet another source of harm for one of the nation’s most vulnerable groups.


Digital Humanities
Whitman Archive continues publishing literary giant’s letters
September 21, 2017

As part of an ongoing joint project of two Big Ten schools, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of Iowa, researchers are digitizing and transcribing much of Walt Whitman’s correspondence so fans and scholars of his work can get a glimpse of his daily life, and read musings on his life, work and historic events, including the Civil War and Reconstruction.


Natural Resources
Fly away home? Ice age may have clipped bird migration
September 20, 2017

The onset of the last ice age may have forced some bird species to abandon their northerly migrations for thousands of years, says new research led by a University of Nebraska-Lincoln ornithologist.


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News for Researchers

Apply for Research Development Fellows Program by Oct. 6
September 7, 2017
Welcome back, Huskers
September 5, 2017
Howard L. Hawks Hall opens its doors
September 4, 2017
Accolades, August 2017
September 4, 2017
Top Sponsored Programs, August 2017
September 4, 2017
National awards directory, resources available
September 4, 2017
Registration open for NURAMP workshops
September 1, 2017
Register for Common Rule training sessions
August 30, 2017
ORED launches ‘Pen Your Proposals’ monthly writing sessions
August 30, 2017
UNL community invited to NIH director’s lectures in Omaha
August 18, 2017
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