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Team observes X-ray phenomenon for first time

Team observes X-ray phenomenon for first time

08/31/2015
Using an enormous X-ray laser -- one of only two such machines on Earth -- UNL physicist Matthias Fuchs and scientists from around the world beat formidable odds to observe one of the most fundamental interactions between X-rays and matter.  MORE ...

Why nanotubes prefer potassium to sodium

Why nanotubes prefer potassium to sodium

08/31/2015
It's a counterintuitive finding that has puzzled researchers: Why do bigger atoms sometimes fare better at passing through the smallest of channels? UNL researchers have co-authored a new study that helps reveal the chemistry behind the mystery. MORE ...

Benson's startup is latest Nebraska Innovation Campus partner

Benson's startup is latest Nebraska Innovation Campus partner

08/25/2015
Metagenome Analytics LLC, a startup bioinformatics company led by UNL food science professor Andrew Benson, is the latest partner to be announced at Nebraska Innovation Campus. MORE ...

Researchers build, morph chemical patterns on stretchable surfaces

Researchers build, morph chemical patterns on stretchable surfaces

08/24/2015
With just a slight stretch of the imagination -- and some elastic material -- UNL researchers have shown how to fabricate microscopic chemical patterns whose adaptability could extend from the physical to the functional. MORE ...

Weller named State Museum director

Weller named State Museum director

08/17/2015
Susan J. Weller, executive director and curator at the J.F. Bell Museum of Natural History at the University of Minnesota, has been named director of the University of Nebraska State Museum of Natural History. MORE ...

Study: High uranium levels in 2 major aquifers

Study: High uranium levels in 2 major aquifers

08/17/2015
Nearly 2 million people throughout the Great Plains and California live above aquifer sites contaminated with natural uranium that is mobilized by human-contributed nitrate, according to a study from UNL. MORE ...

UNL study: Driver's ed significantly improves safety

UNL study: Driver's ed significantly improves safety

08/17/2015
A new UNL study that followed more than 150,000 teen drivers over eight years has found that driver's education significantly reduces crashes and traffic violations among new drivers. MORE ...

Investigating molecular drivers of disease

Investigating molecular drivers of disease

08/07/2015
Whether metastasizing as cancer, progressing as Alzheimer's or spreading as HIV, nearly all human disease ultimately originates from a staggering parade of molecular interactions occurring throughout the body. MORE ...

NuTek Food Science to locate at NIC

NuTek Food Science to locate at NIC

08/04/2015
NuTek Food Science, a company that helps create great-tasting and affordable food to enhance global health, will locate its research and development office at Nebraska Innovation Campus later this year, Dan Duncan, NIC's executive director, announced Aug. 4. MORE ...

Adopting Greek, Japanese diets could reduce U.S. obesity

Adopting Greek, Japanese diets could reduce U.S. obesity

07/27/2015
Americans could slim down and save significantly on health care expenditures if they ate more like people in Greece or Japan, according to a new study by UNL agricultural economists. MORE ...

Study is first to measure global population/energy relationship

Study is first to measure global population/energy relationship

07/27/2015
If you've lived between the year 1560 and the present day, more power to you. Literally. That's one of several conclusions reached by UNL ecologist John DeLong, who has co-authored the first study to quantify the relationship between human population growth and energy use on an international scale. MORE ...

Wandsnider to lead research on impacts of historical land use

Wandsnider to lead research on impacts of historical land use

07/16/2015
A University of Nebraska-Lincoln sociologist will evaluate the effectiveness of a popular substance abuse prevention program for Ojibwe children and their families with a nearly $3.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health's National Institute on Drug Abuse. MORE ...

UNL's Swearer visits Facebook, consults on anti-bullying

UNL's Swearer visits Facebook, consults on anti-bullying

07/23/2015
Susan Swearer, a nationally recognized expert on bullying in schools, spent two days this week at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., consulting on a new anti-bullying and social-emotional learning effort called Emotion Revolution. MORE ...

Nonstick properties boost solar cell efficiency

Nonstick properties boost solar cell efficiency

07/20/2015
The same quality that buffers a raincoat against downpours or a pan against sticky foods can also boost the performance of solar cells, according to new UNL research. MORE ...

Project uncovers early D.C. slave family histories

Project uncovers early D.C. slave family histories

07/15/2015
Slavery has often been painted in broad strokes in history books and narratives, giving little attention to slaves' daily lives and social networks. For more than a century, these broad strokes have made it nearly impossible for their descendants to trace their heritage. MORE ...

Chemists discover tuning of new catalyst family

Chemists discover tuning of new catalyst family

07/14/2015
A baseball manager summons a right-handed pinch hitter to face the lefty on the mound, knowing well the lesson taught by spreadsheets of data and years of experience: On the diamond, handedness can influence outcomes. MORE ...

Tapeworm-like biomedical device sticks to intestine for record span

Tapeworm-like biomedical device sticks to intestine for record span

07/09/2015
Give it a couple of hours - or better yet, about a week - to digest. In a tapeworm-inspired feat that redefines "intestinal fortitude," UNL engineers have designed an adhesive mechanism that could allow ingestible cameras and biosensors to hang around the digestive system for unprecedented lengths of time. MORE ...

'Livingstone Online' opens explorer's writings to public

'Livingstone Online' opens explorer's writings to public

07/09/2015
Long hidden away in archives and repositories, renowned British explorer David Livingstone's testimony of the East African slave trade and its horrors only existed on the pages of centuries-old diaries and other manuscripts. MORE ...

Charlton named associate VC for research

Charlton named associate VC for research

07/01/2015
William Charlton has joined UNL as associate vice chancellor for research and professor of mechanical and materials engineering. MORE ...

Study: For most, taking part in trauma research not harmful

Study: For most, taking part in trauma research not harmful

07/02/2015
Most people will experience a traumatic event in their lifetime, and about 10 percent of those who experience trauma will develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. MORE ...



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