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Earlier this year, a study published in the journal Nature Photonics by a University of Nebraska-Lincoln researcher described a material four times more sensitive to X-rays than the compound used in leading commercial detectors. The material has attracted attention from multiple medical imaging companies seeking to build a better X-ray machine. NUtech Ventures, established in 1992, provides a lab to marketplace process for research that can result in a marketable product.
Much is changed from 1941. Books now are produced, reprinted and read on electronic devices. Yet Nebraska's University Press continues to provide literature for those who seek scholarly works, historical works on the Great Plains and Native Americans, and thought-provoking reads on history, anthropology, American studies, cultural criticism, art and poetry. The story, which originated with the Lincoln Journal-Star, was carried by numerous outlets across the country.
Guillermo Yángüez and his University of Nebraska-Lincoln architecture students took apart old rotary phones as part of their class assignment to design a new home for the Frank H. Woods Telephone Pioneer Museum in Lincoln.
"Speed limit enforced by aircraft" signs remain in place along Virginia's interstate highways -- even though Virginia State Police have lacked money to pay for its aerial speeding enforcement program for more than seven years. The program used a Cessna plane at more than $150 an hour. FAA regulations don't permit drones to be flown above moving vehicles without permission, according to Matt Waite, a drone expert at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln engineer Benjamin Terry has been awarded a $1.3 million grant for his research using tiny bubbles to mimic air sacs in the human lung to release oxygen and remove carbon dioxide. Used as an emergency treatment, it could keep blood-oxygen levels stable while patients are being transported to a medical center.
Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer of North Dakota were among early backers of Donald Trump. Some experts say they will reap the benefits of access to Trump. University of Nebraska-Lincoln political scientist John Hibbing is skeptical, however, about how much political leverage the federal government would exert over cities and states.
Even though Nebraskans recently voted to restore the death penalty in the state, preliminary findings on a social attitudes survey shows Nebraskans are evenly split on capital punishment.
Rural areas are seeing a shortage of young lawyers because fewer new law school grads are choosing to set up shop in small towns and rural areas. The University of Nebraska College of Law is working with Chadron State College, Wayne State College and the University of Nebraska at Kearney to recruit students from rural areas to become lawyers.
A group of University of Nebraska-Lincoln student veterans is using the football rivalry between the Cornhuskers and the Iowa Hawkeyes to raise awareness of veteran suicide. Student veterans from Nebraska and Iowa are marching from Memorial Stadium in Lincoln to Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City.
Rod Moxley, a professor at the School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and director of a Coordinated Agricultural Program grant seeking rapid testing of Shiga toxin-producing e. coli, discusses a newly developed DNA-based detection method.
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