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Agronomy and Horticulture
Nebraska-developed wheat variety to address new fungal threat
June 13, 2024

In the wake of heightened wheat concern in the Nebraska Panhandle in 2023, this year brings positive news: The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is releasing a new wheat variety, NE Prism CLP, that stands out for its resistance to fungal disease, including fusarium head blight.

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Politics
Study shows politicians deny misdeeds because we want to believe them
June 12, 2024

Why do politicians lie and deny when they are caught up in political scandal?

According to a newly published study led by a University of Nebraska–Lincoln political scientist, the answer may be that their supporters prefer a less-than-credible denial to losing political power and in-group status because of a discredited standard-bearer.

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Physics
Husker physicist part of team that captures groundbreaking ‘molecular movie’
June 11, 2024

A research team trying to better understand the dynamics of how molecules are structurally changed by light has captured the process for the first time in an animated movie created from experimental data.

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Rural Issues
Nie’s CAREER project tackles spectrum scarcity, rural digital divide
June 10, 2024

As technologies like virtual reality, smart health applications and digital twinning take hold, the demand for wireless and broadband connectivity continues to boom. To meet the ever-growing need for bandwidth, a Husker computer scientist is using an $812,995 grant from the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development Program to unlock the potential of a lesser-trafficked portion of the electromagnetic spectrum.

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Husker researchers help show how to double Africa’s corn yield
June 5, 2024

An international partnership that includes University of Nebraska–Lincoln researchers has demonstrated how smallholders in Africa can double maize yields by adopting better agronomic practices.

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Wang explains the toll of restaurant noise in Washington Post
June 5, 2024

Nebraska researcher and other experts point to mounting evidence that excessive noise in restaurants is more than a minor inconvenience — multiple studies show that prolonged exposure can have physical effects such as increased anxiety and fatigue. And restaurant staff risk permanent hearing damage.

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Nebraska team develops technique to speed up corn gene identification
June 4, 2024

The genome of a corn plant contains almost 40,000 genes, thousands more than the human genome. But 15 years after the publication of the first draft of the corn genome, the roles 98% of those genes play in making a corn plant or determining how corn will respond to different growing conditions remain unknown.

Conventional methods to figure out the job of each gene have proven slow and expensive, but Husker scientists have taken a major step forward in identifying the function of corn genes.

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Heuermann lecture panel touts Nebraska’s ag tech strength
June 3, 2024

Advanced ag technology has gained important momentum in recent years, and Nebraska is playing a key leadership role. A panel of entrepreneurs and business analysts spoke in detail on that theme during a May 29 symposium at Nebraska Innovation Campus.

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Detweiler, Olson earn NU’s top faculty honors
May 28, 2024

Innovative research by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Carrick Detweiler and Kristen Olson have earned President’s Excellence Awards.

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Heuermann symposium to focus on ag tech opportunities
May 24, 2024

Industry leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators from a range of startups will hold a panel discussion on the opportunities in advanced agricultural technology during a May 29 Heuermann Lecture symposium at Nebraska Innovation Campus. The theme is “Innovations in Agricultural Technology: Cultivating Tomorrow’s Farms.”

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