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Solar cell material holds potential

Solar cell material holds potential

01/30/2015
A promising solar cell material is making big waves for its ability to harness the sun's energy as inexpensively and easily as current silicon-based solar technology. UNL engineers have discovered that it's even better than previously thought -- at least 3,000 times better. MORE ...

UNL engineers developing wind turbine monitors

UNL engineers developing wind turbine monitors

01/28/2015
With a new $1.5 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy, UNL electrical engineers are teaming with General Electric Global Research to develop a health monitoring system that applies the same principle toward diagnosing and prognosticating damage in wind turbines. MORE ...

NASA project includes UNL drought researchers

NASA project includes UNL drought researchers

01/26/2015
NASA has selected drought researchers at UNL to be among the first scientists to use data gathered by a satellite mission that launches Jan. 29. MORE ...

Resistant starch could have health benefits

Resistant starch could have health benefits

01/26/2015
Consuming even modest amounts of resistant starch can lend a significant punch to the gut microbes that benefit human health, according to a new study by UNL food scientists. MORE ...

UNL drillers help make new discoveries in Antarctica

UNL drillers help make new discoveries in Antarctica

01/21/2015
Using a hot-water drill and an underwater robotic vehicle designed, built and operated by a UNL engineering team, scientists have made new discoveries about Antarctica's geology and biology. MORE ...

UNL doctoral student first to quantify color change in spiders

UNL doctoral student first to quantify color change in spiders

01/21/2015
A wasp descends onto the yellow petals of a black-eyed Susan, unaware that a camouflaged crab spider – once as white as a wedding dress, now the color of a school bus – lies in wait. Nectar-filled flowers serve as lethal hunting grounds for these arachnids, which have mastered the art of avoiding detection by assuming the color of their backgrounds and ambushing insects unlucky enough to land nearby. MORE ...

UNL network guides tech from campus to market

UNL network guides tech from campus to market

01/15/2015
Publishing results in an academic journal or presenting them at a national conference represents a finish line for many researchers. For those looking to transfer their work from public institution to private industry, however, this finish line becomes a starting point. MORE ...

Oops! How the brain responds when you blunder

Oops! How the brain responds when you blunder

01/12/2015
Everyone makes mistakes -- so UNL psychologist Maital Neta set out to determine how the human brain responds to the errors of its ways. MORE ...

Skeleton study sheds new light on how snakes evolved

Skeleton study sheds new light on how snakes evolved

01/05/2015
Snakes may not have shoulders, but their bodies aren’t as simple as commonly thought, according to a new study published in Nature that could change how scientists think snakes evolved. MORE ...

Cliff swallow study reveals effects of climate change

Cliff swallow study reveals effects of climate change

12/22/2014
In a paper recently published in the journal Ecology, UNL research assistant professor Mary Bomberger Brown and co-author Charles R. Brown, professor of biological sciences at the University of Tulsa, detail the extent to which climate change has affected the breeding times of cliff swallows. MORE ...

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 ...



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