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Plant Science
Plant scientists aim to turn sorghum into jet fuel
July 19, 2017

As members of a new federally funded bioenergy research center, two Nebraska plant scientists plan to spend the next five years working to expand the oil-producing capability of the sorghum plant.

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Physics
Husker physicist points way to controlling elasticity with magnetism
July 19, 2017

A University of Nebraska-Lincoln physicist has found that, under certain conditions, the magnetic properties of a material can predict the relationship between its elasticity and temperature.

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Engineering
Team reaches milestone in effort to treat bone disorders
July 18, 2017

A recent study from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and University of Nebraska Medical Center has reported progress toward the bioengineering of cartilage that could help treat disorders known to disrupt the normal development of bones.

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Communication Studies
Student-driven series brings science to the masses
July 18, 2017

A new program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is giving the public an inside look at scientists’ lab and field work.

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University leads project to make rural schools safer
July 17, 2017

A research team led by the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center will examine how law enforcement works with rural schools across the state with the goal of increasing safety and emergency preparedness.

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Huskers create tools to aid in developmental diagnoses
July 16, 2017

Identifying what is developmentally normal for young children — and what is not — can lead to earlier interventions and better outcomes. Two University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers are addressing this need in the world’s fifth-largest country.

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Why a single nuke’s impact shouldn’t only be measured in megatons
July 15, 2017

As the notion of nuclear hostilities leaps from its old, Cold War perch into modern debate, new calculations by University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers show that even a limited nuclear strike could have disastrous global consequences.

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Warning system gets the early drop on drought
July 13, 2017

Agricultural crops can wither in a flash when the days turn hot, the air dries, the rain stops and moisture evaporates quickly from the soil. A new early warning system developed by two nationally recognized centers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, along with the U.S. Geological Survey, can help alert stakeholders as drought begins.

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Battle of the sexes in science hurts girls — and boys, too
July 12, 2017

New research from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln shows that the clichéd notion that boys are better at science than girls doesn’t just hurt girls — it also can detract from boys’ interest and mastery of science.

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Does strength depend on more than muscle? Husker study suggests so
July 10, 2017

A recent study from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has given new meaning to the concept of brain power by suggesting that physical strength might stem as much from exercising the nervous system as the muscles it controls.

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