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Study: Property of non-stick pans improves solar cell efficiency
The same quality that buffers a raincoat against downpours or a pan against sticky foods can also boost the performance of solar cells, according to a new study from UNL engineers. Published July 20 in the journal Nature Communications, the study sh…
UNL sociologist evaluating prevention program for Ojibwe kids
A University of Nebraska-Lincoln sociologist will evaluate the effectiveness of a popular substance abuse prevention program for Ojibwe children and their families with a nearly $3.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health's National Ins…
Sunday with a Scientist to bring engineering to life
The University of Nebraska State Museum's July Sunday with a Scientist program for children and families will explore how engineers solve problems related to living systems. The program will take place from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. July 19 at Morrill Hall, …
Puckett named director of UNL's Durham School
Jay A. Puckett, V.O. Smith Professor of Civil and Architectural Engineering at the University of Wyoming, has been named director of the Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He will begin …
UNL taps Stanford's Stephen Cooper to lead Raikes School
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has selected Stephen C. Cooper as the executive director of the Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management. Cooper is associate professor teaching in the Computer Science Department at Stanford Uni…
June survey: Nebraska businesses optimistic about sales, employment
Nebraska businesses remain optimistic in their outlook for both sales and employment over the next six months, according to a monthly survey conducted by the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. More than one in three b…
Wisnicki's 'Livingstone Online' opens explorer's writings to public
Long hidden away in archives and repositories, renowned British explorer David Livingstone's testimony of the East African slave trade and its horrors only existed on the pages of centuries-old diaries and other manuscripts. The 19th-century explore…
Forecast: Nebraska farm income to drop sharply in 2015
Nebraska's farm income is predicted to drop nearly 45 percent this year, according to the latest long-term economic forecast produced by the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The three-year forecast, produced in conj…
UNL chemists: New 2-D material's properties show promise
One completed a series of theoretical calculations to predict its properties with the help of a massive computing center. The other grew it in bulk before waxing its atom-thin whiskers with the assistance of adhesive tape. Together, University of Ne…
Nebraska economic indicator nudges higher
An increase in Nebraska's leading economic indicator continues to suggest a strong Nebraska economy during the second half of 2015. The indicator has risen five of the last six months. Strong business expectations and a decline in the value of the …
UNL research: Devoted parents key to developing world-class talent
It takes 10,000 hours of dedicated practice for a person to become a world-class talent in a given field, or so said writer Malcolm Gladwell in a 2008 book. It also helps to have intensely dedicated parents, according to a new study by University of…
UNL's Hatch joins program to assist Latino males
Lincoln, Neb., June 17, 2015 -- Deryl Hatch, an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Administration in UNL's College of Education and Human Sciences, has been invited to join a new faculty affiliate program at the University of Texas …
UNL education professor earns national public policy award
Research has many purposes, but one of its highest callings is to influence public policy. For the impact his anthropological research has had on public education policy in Mexico, University of Nebraska-Lincoln professor Ted Hamann has been honored…
UNL engineers study how Pilger tornado destroyed buildings
Using a high-tech laser scanner and a drone, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln civil engineering professor and his graduate students analyzed the wreckage after a tornado ripped through the town of Pilger, Neb., nearly a year ago. The tornado killed …
UNL engineers use 'shock tube' to find greater impacts of blast waves on brains
By accounting for a rush of blood to the head, University of Nebraska-Lincoln engineers have found that blast waves from concussive explosions may put far greater strain on the brain than previously thought. The researchers have authored a study exa…


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