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In a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, University of Nebraska-Lincoln geneticist Jay Storz and his colleges report on the genetic changes that allow some South American hummingbird species to survive in the high altitudes of the Andes mountains.
Matt Waite, head of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Drone Journalism Lab, says Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' four- to five-year timeline for developing delivery drones is probably unrealistic considering the slow pace at which the FAA approves regulations. Safety concerns could be a real obstacle in delaying drones for widespread commercial use.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos envisions using self-guided drones to deliver packages in less than 30 minutes. Not so fast, says Matt Waite, founder of the Drone Journalism Lab at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. FAA rules are not expected to allow autonomous drones, so a pilot would have to be in command of the aircraft at all times.
Matt Waite, founder of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Drone Journalism lab, is skeptical of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' proposal for drone-delivery of packages. For one thing, autonomous operations raise safety concerns, considering that drones operate with eight spinning blades.
"Tiny Stitches, Big Life," a new multimedia program, teaches quilt history through the life of Grace Snyder, a nationally known quilter from Nebraska. It's part of a larger project, "Stories of Nebraska Quilters,"
UNL plans to offer four online courses in business analytics, to teach business leaders how to analyze big data to solve problems. Pending approval by state authorities, UNL will offer a certificate in business analytics to business professionals who aren't enrolled at UNL.
A University of Nebraska-Lincoln eye-tracking study shows men really do look at women's bodies more than their faces -- but women do it, too.
Police and student groups are considering removing 85 blue emergency telephones installed on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus in 1992. Use of the blue phones has declined dramatically with the advent of cell phones. A student government committee is investigating an emergency response mobile application to replace the phones.
Yahoo! Finance: Panasonic installs center-hung display, scoreboard and ribbon boards at Pinnacle Bank Arena
Panasonic Eco Solutions North America announced completion of its Lincoln, Neb., project to design and install a center-hung display and scoreboard and a 270-degree fascia ribbon board at the Pinnacle Bank Arena. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's men's and women's basketball teams are key tenants of the new arena. Panasonic also installed "The Cube," a nearby LED display in the Haymarket district.
John R. Hibbing, Foundation Regents Professor of Political Science and Psychology, argues that biological predispositions have great influence over political beliefs. Responding to a recent blogger who suggested "genopolitics" adds little to the understanding of politics, Hibbing says political scientists need to come to terms with biological predispositions, as well as understanding interest groups and issues.
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