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Nebraska researchers eye link between cognitive abilities, weight
September 20, 2018

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Timothy Nelson, associate professor of psychology, is studying how certain cognitive processes that develop throughout childhood affect health behaviors during adolescence and beyond.

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Physics
‘Optical rocket’ created with intense laser light
September 14, 2018

In a recent experiment at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, plasma electrons in the paths of intense laser light pulses were almost instantly accelerated close to the speed of light. The electrons were subjected to a force almost a trillion-trillion-times greater than that felt by an astronaut launched into space.

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Written in pollen: Study reveals deathbed detail of 17th-century duchess
September 12, 2018

Led by Nebraska’s Karl Reinhard, an international team found that Vittoria della Rovere, grand duchess of Tuscany and member of the Renaissance’s first family, may have taken cloves in the hours before her death on March 5, 1694. They reached that conclusion after identifying pollen from an embalming jar marked with the grand duchess’ name and personal seal.

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Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience
Xu earns Early Career award to advance next-gen electronics
September 7, 2018

Nebraska’s Xiaoshan Xu will use a $750,000 award from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Early Career Research Program to develop a novel approach that could advance basic research in a rapidly evolving field called spintronics.

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Nebraska researchers to lead largest drone-based study of storms
September 6, 2018

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln will lead the most ambitious drone-based investigation of severe storms and tornadoes ever conducted.

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Hamernik named associate vice chancellor for research
August 31, 2018

Following an internal search, Deb Hamernik has been named associate vice chancellor for research, effective Oct. 1. Bob Wilhelm, vice chancellor for research and economic development, made the announcement Aug. 31.

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Luthans ranked among world’s most cited researchers
August 29, 2018

Even in his fourth year of retirement, Nebraska’s Fred Luthans remains ranked among the world’s most cited researchers.

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Research ties death penalty support to resource scarcity
August 29, 2018

Support or opposition for the death penalty is often drawn at religious or political lines, but new research from a University of Nebraska–Lincoln psychologist suggests these attitudes may be rooted in human evolution.

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International team makes rare discovery of new fatty acids
August 27, 2018

Decades after scientists discovered hundreds of different fatty acids in vegetable oils, two that had managed to elude detection have finally revealed themselves to a team led by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Huazhong Agricultural University in China.

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Fotonovelas aimed at improving mental health for victims of violence
August 22, 2018

With a Scholars Program Grant from the Great Plains IDeA-Clinical Translational Research Network, Husker researcher Arthur “Trey” Andrews is helping Hispanic victims of violence through fotonovelas – dialogue-based, photographic comic books that are a common research tool in Latino populations.

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