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Woollam is National Academy of Inventors Fellow

Woollam is National Academy of Inventors Fellow

12/16/2014
John Woollam, George Holmes Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering at UNL, has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. MORE ...
Improving solar cell technology

Improving solar cell technology

12/15/2014
UNL engineers have doubled the efficiency of a prominent solar cell technology by unraveling the origins of a phenomenon known to hinder cell performance, stability and evaluation. MORE ...
Consortium uses drones to study severe weather

Consortium uses drones to study severe weather

12/15/2014
Seeking to remain at the leading edge of severe storm research using drones, scientists at UNL and the University of Colorado Boulder have formed a consortium among their research collaborators. MORE ...
Biologist gains insights into evolution of birds

Biologist gains insights into evolution of birds

12/11/2014
A University of Nebraska-Lincoln researcher has contributed to discoveries about bird evolution as part of a new study that sequenced the complete genomes of 45 avian species. This work was reported in the Dec. 11 issue of Science. MORE ...
Moving tech tool from cornfield to battlefield

Moving tech tool from cornfield to battlefield

12/11/2014
A cosmic-ray neutron rover may sound like something from a science-fiction film, but a UNLn researcher is developing the high-tech tool to help the military better understand the harsh environments in which it operates. MORE ...
Managing natural disaster debris

Managing natural disaster debris

12/04/2014
Mountains of rubble a devastating trademarks of natural disasters. A UNL engineer’s research on managing and recycling disaster debris provides information to better plan for and rebuild after disasters. MORE ...
Scientists discover ancient parasite

Scientists discover ancient parasite

12/04/2014
An egg much smaller than a common grain of sand and found in a tiny piece of fossilized dung has helped scientists identify a pinworm that lived 240 million years ago. MORE ...
Mitochondria study could aid ALS treatment

Mitochondria study could aid ALS treatment

12/04/2014
Mitochondria are known as the powerhouse of cells because of their ability to generate energy. UNL research aims to better understand an enzyme critical in the maintenance of mitochondria that could prove key to combating ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) and other late-onset neurological diseases. MORE ...
Study details laser pulse effects on electrons

Study details laser pulse effects on electrons

12/04/2014
By solving a six-dimensional equation that had previously stymied researchers, UNL physicists have pinpointed the characteristics of a laser pulse that yields electron behavior they can predict and essentially control.
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Improving technology used in RAM memory

Improving technology used in RAM memory

12/04/2014
Improvements in random access memory that have driven advances of the digital age owe much to the innovative application of physics and chemistry at the atomic scale.  UNL scientists have employed a Nobel Prize-winning material and common household chemical to enhance properties of a component primed for the next generation of high-speed, high-capacity RAM. MORE ...
Research sheds light on Chagas disease

Research sheds light on Chagas disease

11/18/2014
Through their dietary habits, ancient hunter-gatherers altered their landscape, creating “a web of potential infection within their territory," a UNL environmental archaeologist says. MORE ...
NSF program officer wraps up Research Fair

NSF program officer wraps up Research Fair

11/19/2014
A  videoconference featuring a National Science Foundation program director wraps up Fall UNL Research Fair today.  MORE ...
Full slate Wednesday at Research Fair

Full slate Wednesday at Research Fair

11/18/2014
A full slate of events is on tap for Wednesday (Nov. 19) at the Fall UNL Research Fair, which runs through Thursday.
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Startup funding focus of Research Fair talk

Startup funding focus of Research Fair talk

11/25/2014
Programs to help Nebraska businesses, inventors and entrepreneurs develop new technologies are the focus on a noon presentation today (Nov. 18) at the Fall UNL Research Fair, which runs through Thursday. MORE ...
Fall Research Fair week of Nov. 17

Fall Research Fair week of Nov. 17

11/11/2014
Fall UNL Research Fair the week of Nov. 17 celebrates research, scholarship and creativity campuswide with a diverse lineup of presentations for faculty, students and postdocs. Sessions are free but several require registration. MORE ...
Read the latest issue of Research News

Read the latest issue of Research News

11/10/2014
Check out the November issue of Research News to learn about the fall Research Fair lineup and more. The Office of Research and Economic Development produces this web-based newsletter fro UNL's research community.  MORE ...
UNL algorithm ranked world's best

UNL algorithm ranked world's best

11/07/2014
 Electrical engineers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have written the world's top-ranked algorithm for a 3-D imaging process poised to enhance robotic surgery, navigate driverless cars and assist rescue missions. MORE ...
Analyzing factors in diabetes meds' potency

Analyzing factors in diabetes meds' potency

11/03/2014
A UNL chemist  is developing ways to analyze how the bonding of proteins and glucose alters the effectiveness of diabetes medications that millions of Americans take daily. MORE ...
Researchers ID algae virus DNA in humans

Researchers ID algae virus DNA in humans

10/27/2014
The DNA of a virus once thought confined to the cells of algae may in fact invade the biological kingdom of mice and men, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. MORE ...
Engineers tackle spacecraft efficiency

Engineers tackle spacecraft efficiency

10/30/2014
A team of UNL engineers is working on ways to improve the functionality of metallic surfaces to help spacecraft operate more efficiently. MORE ...


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