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Environment can neutralize lethal proteins

Environment can neutralize lethal proteins

02/20/2015
A new study suggests that cellular proteins – the so-called prions responsible for chronic wasting disease, among others – can be degraded by the rain and sun that fall upon the soil these prions often call home. MORE ...

Exploring how light, matter interact

Exploring how light, matter interact

02/18/2015
A consortium of physicists from UNL, Kansas State University and Kansas University are expanding their experimental and theoretical arsenals to help unlock the mystery of how light interacts with matter. MORE ...

Sibling rivalry may affect children's perceptions of bullying

Sibling rivalry may affect children's perceptions of bullying

02/18/2015
Sibling rivalry and aggression are part of growing up. It's so commonplace, in fact, that it may actually be undermining efforts to tamper down peer bullying, according to UNL research reported in the Journal of Family Violence. MORE ...

Climate change leads to rise of infectious diseases

Climate change leads to rise of infectious diseases

02/17/2015
The appearance of infectious diseases in new places and new hosts, such as West Nile virus and Ebola, is a predictable result of climate change, says a zoologist affiliated with the Harold W. Manter Laboratory of Parasitology at UNL. MORE ...

Graphene can protect nanotechnology from heat

Graphene can protect nanotechnology from heat

02/16/2015
If it can't stand the heat, get out the graphene. UNL chemists and electrical engineers have published a new study showing that coats of graphene — a honeycombed sheet of carbon only one atom thick — can protect delicate nanostructures against temperatures that would otherwise melt them. MORE ...

Model could help manage bridge crisis

Model could help manage bridge crisis

02/11/2015
Nearly one out of every nine bridges in the United States is deemed structurally deficient and potentially dangerous, according to the Federal Highway Administration. A UNL associate professor has developed a data management tool that could help officials monitor deteriorating bridges and prioritize their repair. MORE ...

UNL, UNMC collaborate on robotic telesurgery research

UNL, UNMC collaborate on robotic telesurgery research

02/11/2015
The University of Nebraska Medical Center and UNL have received $2.8 million from the U.S. Army to continue work on robotic telesurgery research. Coupled with the $1.4 million award the group received last year, it brings total current funding to $4.2 million. MORE ...

3-D models further study of Greek architecture

3-D models further study of Greek architecture

02/09/2015
UNL's Philip Sapirstein is using modern technologies to advance research into ancient Greek architecture. As part of UNL's Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, the assistant professor of art history has launched the "Digital Architecture Project." MORE ...

'Big Bang Theory' features Bloom's blog

'Big Bang Theory' features Bloom's blog

02/06/2015
Ken Bloom, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln physicist involved in recreating the immediate aftermath of the Big Bang, also played a hand in this week's episode of the CBS show that bears its name. MORE ...

Improving efficiency of solar cells

Improving efficiency of solar cells

02/05/2015
In collaboration with an international team of colleagues, two UNL physicists have helped reveal the atomic-level mechanisms of a specially fabricated material that could improve the efficiency of solar cells. MORE ...

Resources shape outcomes of Native kids of teen moms

Resources shape outcomes of Native kids of teen moms

02/05/2015
An adage says that children follow in their parents’ footsteps. So are children destined to repeat their parents’ mistakes? That depends, according to a new study by UNL researcher Rochelle Dalla. MORE ...

Climate change may hinder soybean yields

Climate change may hinder soybean yields

02/04/2015
Climate change cost American soybean farmers an estimated $11 billion in unrealized potential yield in the past two decades, a newly published study says. MORE ...

Nebraska Innovation Campus announces 3 new partners

Nebraska Innovation Campus announces 3 new partners

02/03/2015
Nebraska Innovation Campus has announced three new partners. Dan Duncan, executive director of NIC, said Hastings HVAC, Echo Canyon Services and Quantified Ag will move into space on campus later this year. MORE ...

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 ...



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