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Study: Kids' health issues linked to delinquency

Study: Kids' health issues linked to delinquency

04/29/2015
Juvenile delinquency isn’t just a drain on the criminal justice system. It can effect the economy through damaged or stolen property, as well as strain the health care system, because delinquency and other risky behaviors have been linked to poor health outcomes as adults. MORE ...

Video of MRSEC announcement available

Video of MRSEC announcement available

04/27/2015
A video celebrating the $9.6 million National Science Foundation grant to support UNL's Materials Research Science and Engineering Center is available for viewing. View it on YouTube. MORE ...

UNL team models new atomic structures of gold nanoparticle

UNL team models new atomic structures of gold nanoparticle

04/27/2015
They may deal in gold, atomic staples and electron volts rather than cement, support beams and kilowatt-hours, but chemists have drafted new nanoscale blueprints for low-energy structures capable of housing pharmaceuticals and oxygen atoms. MORE ...

Engineers design structure to mimic camouflage

Engineers design structure to mimic camouflage

04/27/2015
The same qualities that define the cuttlefish -- a sea dweller that uses its powers of dynamic camouflage to survive and communicate -- also apply to a new engineering feat that behaves much like nature's master of disguise. MORE ...

Leadership lessons from 'Transformers'

Leadership lessons from 'Transformers'

04/27/2015
New research by UNL's Peter Harms shows there is more than meets the eye when it comes to the impact of Saturday morning cartoons. MORE ...

UNL's Twidwell co-authors study on ecosystem loss

UNL's Twidwell co-authors study on ecosystem loss

04/27/2015
A UNL rangeland ecologist is among the co-authors of a study published in Science that has quantified land use change and the reduction of ecosystem and cropland productivity stemming from large-scale expansion of oil and gas development. MORE ...

Moisture detector helps protect South African forest

Moisture detector helps protect South African forest

04/27/2015
A UNL hydrogeophysicist's high-tech soil moisture detector is being put to the test in the wild. Researcher Trenton Franz is applying technology developed for precision agriculture to help protect an endangered native forest in South Africa. MORE ...

UNL wins $9.6m for nanotech research center

UNL wins $9.6m for nanotech research center

04/20/2015
UNL has earned a $9.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation to support its Materials Research Science and Engineering Center and its nanotechnology research through 2020.  MORE ...

Smallpox vaccine virus helps Wiebe understand immunity

Smallpox vaccine virus helps Wiebe understand immunity

04/15/2015
A virus that helped wipe out smallpox in the last century is now helping UNL virologist Matthew Wiebe better understand human immunity. This research may lead to better treatment of some viral diseases, including HIV and herpes. MORE ...

Discrimination impacts adolescents' health

Discrimination impacts adolescents' health

04/15/2015
Adolescence is hard enough, but adding discrimination to the mix can be deadly, according to a study by UNL sociologist Bridget Goosby.  MORE ...

Video of Claes' Nebraska Lecture available

Video of Claes' Nebraska Lecture available

04/10/2015
An archived video of Dan Claes' April 8 Nebraska Lecture, "What the Heck is a Higgs boson" is available for viewing on the Nebraska Lectures website


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Study: Stereotypes make coming out tricky for bisexuals

Study: Stereotypes make coming out tricky for bisexuals

04/07/2015
When Oregon Gov. Kate Brown came out as bisexual to her parents, they reportedly told her they wished she'd come out as a lesbian instead because it would be easier to understand and accept. MORE ...

Developing a next-gen temperature sensor

Developing a next-gen temperature sensor

04/06/2015
UNL engineers and the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory have designed a next-generation temperature sensor set to improve the measurement of oceanic dynamics that shape marine biology, climate patterns and military operations. MORE ...

Large Hadron Collider reboot involves UNL researchers

Large Hadron Collider reboot involves UNL researchers

04/06/2015
Having already contributed to the most significant scientific discovery of the century, UNL researchers are undertaking greater leadership in the world’s grandest physics experiment with the revival of the Large Hadron Collider over Easter weekend. MORE ...

Exploring astronauts' psychological wellbeing and resilience

Exploring astronauts' psychological wellbeing and resilience

04/01/2015
With a manned mission to Mars contemplated within the next 25 years, NASA is launching new research efforts to learn how lengthy space flight affects the human body and mind. MORE ...

Four UNL faculty receive university-wide honors

Four UNL faculty receive university-wide honors

03/30/2015
Four UNL faculty earned the University of Nebraska's most prestigious awards for research, creative activity, teaching and engagement. MORE ...

UNL anthropologist digitizing archaeological records

UNL anthropologist digitizing archaeological records

03/30/2015
A new $300,000 grant will allow a UNL professor and a team of researchers to digitize millions of artifacts, specimens and samples from excavations of a 1,000-year-old Pueblo civilization in northwest New Mexico. MORE ...

Animal groups share dominance dynamics

Animal groups share dominance dynamics

03/30/2015
The cardinal rules of pecking orders extend well beyond birds and beaks, according to a new study led by UNL biologist Daizaburo Shizuka. MORE ...

Study: Easing ethanol mandate could have cut corn prices during drought

Study: Easing ethanol mandate could have cut corn prices during drought

03/30/2015
By relaxing a federal ethanol mandate, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency could have counteracted the impact of the 2012 drought on corn prices, a new study by UNL agricultural economists concludes. MORE ...

NSF-funded project to study minority health disparities

NSF-funded project to study minority health disparities

03/30/2015
A National Science Foundation grant will fund a new summer research program at UNL that aims to train the next generation of scientists in both minority health disparities and social network analysis, a key technique of research in sociology. MORE ...



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