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Husker engineers craft microscopic heater-thermometer
May 23, 2017

University of Nebraska-Lincoln engineer Ming Han has designed a laser-heated, silicon-tipped fiber-optic device that can approach 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit, going from room temperature to 300 degrees in fractions of a second. The device has potential for use in a wide range of applications, including monitoring greenhouse gases, prepping specimens for biological research and producing micro-bubbles for medical or industrial applications.

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Agriculture
Study describes spread of weed’s resistance to herbicide
May 22, 2017

A multidisciplinary team from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has quantified the pollen-driven spread of a gene that makes the state’s most problematic weed resistant to a popular herbicide known as glyphosate.

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Architecture
FDR’s ‘Great Wall of Trees’ continues to provide lessons
May 18, 2017

Two Nebraska researchers are conducting the first comprehensive analysis in more than 40 years of a massive 1930s New Deal project that proposed a “Great Wall of Trees” to slow the wind erosion that caused the Dust Bowl.

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Agriculture
Nebraska researchers join national team studying psychology of water use
May 18, 2017

Six University of Nebraska researchers will join colleagues at Penn State University, Arizona State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service (USDA/ARS) to develop a model for engaging communities and stakeholders to ensure adequate supplies of good-quality water both for and from agriculture.

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Can yogurt each day keep the doctor away?
May 16, 2017

Diabetes, heart disease and inflammatory disorders threaten the health of many Americans. University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers are investigating the gut microbiome in search of answers.

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NU among nation’s best in tech transfer
May 15, 2017

A new report measuring universities’ success in driving economic growth ranks the University of Nebraska system among the nation’s elite.

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University is institutional partner with Association for Women in Science
May 15, 2017

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln has established an institutional membership with the Association for Women in Science, the United States’ largest multi-disciplinary organization for women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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Project to make state’s electromagnetic survey data available
May 15, 2017

The creation of a cloud-based software program will make all airborne electromagnetic survey data available for the state of Nebraska.

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I think I know: How institutions can build (or rebuild) trust
May 11, 2017

New research from the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center suggests that a key to building the faith in institutions could be in making citizens feel they have better knowledge about those institutions – regardless if they actually do or not.

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Agpocalypse project highlights food-energy-water nexus
May 11, 2017

A team of University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers is trying to stimulate interest in the food-energy-water nexus by developing an educational video game called Agpocalypse 2050.

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