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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.

Read more about cyber barrier technology

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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Agronomy and Horticulture
Is Africa the world’s next breadbasket? Nebraska study says it’s unlikely
November 18, 2017

While there is huge potential for sub-Saharan Africa to increase agricultural productivity, the odds that the region will become the world’s next breadbasket are low, according to a new study from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Brain Research
Left-brained: Study suggests conservative Democrats don’t compute for liberal voters
November 13, 2017

In a new study, University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers found that self-identified liberals were more likely to notice when candidates deviated from the party line.

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Natural Resources
Soil study lends clues to ancient climate
November 13, 2017

Research led by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Matt Joeckel of the Conservation and Survey Division, Nebraska’s geological survey, is furthering understanding of environmental conditions on land during the age of dinosaurs.

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Research Fair concludes with faculty poster session, networking luncheon
November 9, 2017
NUtech celebrates Nebraska innovators, introduces NSF I-Corps program
November 8, 2017
Feature events include Nebraska Lecture, defense funding luncheon
November 8, 2017
Faculty breakfast, science communication workshop and more
November 7, 2017
Olsen to discuss research funding opportunities
November 3, 2017
Alda Center co-hosts science communication workshop
November 2, 2017
Fall Research Fair launches Monday
November 2, 2017
Accolades, October 2017
November 1, 2017
US-Issued Patents, July-September 2017
November 1, 2017
‘Drone Age’ topic of Waite’s Nebraska Lecture
October 19, 2017
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