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Research at Nebraska Ensuring Quality Child Care for Military Families

Child care is a worry for military families amid frequent moves and deployments. Nebraska Extension leads a nationwide program to improve access to quality child care for military families living off base.

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Research at Nebraska Foiling Rice-Spoiling Fungus

Rice blast spoils between 10 and 30 percent of annual rice yields worldwide — enough to feed as many as 60 million people. Nebraska plant pathologists have identified a key fungal gene and protein that could help combat the disease.

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Research at Nebraska Cyber Barriers Keep Vehicles on Course

Half of all traffic deaths involve a lone vehicle running off the road. To help reduce single-vehicle crashes, Nebraska computer engineer Mehmet Can Vuran and his team are developing cyber barriers that can talk to cars.

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Research at Nebraska Reaching Across Nebraska Through Art

Internationally renowned for her abstract woodblock prints, Nebraska artist Karen Kunc’s art conveys pride in her Nebraska roots, but also aims to provoke. Her work invites viewers to question their role in shaping the landscape and nature.

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Research at Nebraska Targeting E. coli 's Threat to Food Safety

The U.S. beef industry – and the public – are benefiting from a major Nebraska-led effort to improve food safety. The five-year project is reducing the public’s risk from Shiga toxin-producing E. coli, or STEC, in the nation’s beef supply.

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CAREER
Wei’s CAREER project to bridge speed, security of cloud computing
April 26, 2018

The perils of a shared backyard help describe the potential security challenges of a high-speed computing platform: the CPU-FPGA hybrid, a type of computing architecture used by companies such as Amazon and Microsoft to boost the speed of cloud computing. Nebraska hardware researcher Sheng Wei earned a $496,940 Faculty Early Career Development Program award from the National Science Foundation to advance this work.

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Engineering
Boosting fuel cells’ green power is aim of Dishari’s CAREER project
April 25, 2018

With a five-year, nearly $600,000 Faculty Early Career Development Program award from the National Science Foundation, University of Nebraska-Lincoln engineer Shudipto Dishari aims to reduce the cost and improve the energy efficiency of hydrogen-based fuel cells and related energy conversion and storage devices.

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Awards
Jacobs to use Carnegie Fellowship for research on U.S. policies toward indigenous children
April 24, 2018

As a 2018 Andrew Carnegie Fellow, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Margaret Jacobs will research and write a book on the removal of indigenous children from their families during the settlement of America’s West by white Europeans.

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