UNL News Releases: Research

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10/31/2014
UNL team works to create better energy transfer in space
A team of University of Nebraska-Lincoln engineers has earned nearly $1 million to research the fashioning of metallic surfaces to help spacecraft operate more efficiently. The university's Center for Electr…
10/29/2014
'Groundwater Atlas of Lancaster County, Nebraska' available
After two years of research, writing and editing, the first edition of "The Groundwater Atlas of Lancaster County, Nebraska" is complete and available to the public. "The atlas is based almost entirely on a …
10/27/2014
UNL, Johns Hopkins researchers identify DNA of algae virus in humans
The DNA of a virus once thought confined to the cells of algae may in fact invade the biological kingdom of mice and men, according to a new study from researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and the University of Nebr…
10/27/2014
Study: Perceptions of politicos affect attention, gaze direction
Political stances defined as "left" or "right" have no physical spatial connection. The use of the terms in political discourse can be traced back to 18th-century France, when supporters of the revolution sat to the left in the Nat…
10/23/2014
UNL team studies 'regime shifts' in ecosystems
The prehistory of major ecological shifts spanning multiple millennia can be read in the fine print of microscopic algae, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Th…
10/22/2014
UNL researcher wins federal grant for groundbreaking solar energy project
The gap between solar energy's promise and fruition once seemed equal to the distance separating its source from the Earth. That gap has narrowed significantly in recent years and work continues to close it further. …
10/21/2014
Amid zebra mussel infestation, experts call for boat inspection program
An infestation of zebra mussels at Offutt Base Lake in Bellevue is causing experts to call for a statewide boat inspection program. "We need a formal boat inspection program to keep our state from having mor…
10/17/2014
Nebraska's Leading Economic Indicator signals slower growth ahead
Nebraska's Leading Economic Indicator fell by 0.45 percent in September, marking the second decline in three months. "The decline in the Leading Economic Indicator suggests weaker growth for the Nebraska eco…
10/16/2014
UNL project mines 8 million news pages for poetry
What differentiates a line of text from a news story and a line of text from a poem? Not much, and that's a problem for researchers of American poetry. For nearly a century, United States history was documen…
10/16/2014
'Wearable technology' curriculum aims to fuel interest in STEM
Sensor-embedded shirts. Bluetooth-enabled shoes. Camera-equipped glasses. The age of "wearable technology" has arrived, and with it a potential avenue for engaging elementary students in the STEM fields of s…
10/15/2014
UNL time capsule yields rare manuscript on pioneering female chemist
For Mark Griep and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln community, Rachel Lloyd was an enigma. It was in a passing conversation in 1997 that Griep, associate professor of chemistry, learned that Lloyd had been…
10/3/2014
September survey: Mixed expectations for growth in Nebraska
Nebraska businesses’ optimistic outlook for the state economy ebbed in September, according to the latest survey by the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The September Survey of Nebraska Business showed mixed expec…
09/19/2014
Nebraska's Leading Economic Indicator bounces back
Nebraska's Leading Economic Indicator rebounded by 1.37 percent in August, reversing a decline seen in July. "The increase represents a strong upward bounce," said University of Nebraska-Lincoln economist Er…
09/18/2014
Finding supports model on cause of DNA's right-handed double helix
The DNA of every organism on Earth is a right-handed double helix, but why that would be has puzzled scientists since not long after Francis Crick and James Watson announced the discovery of DNA's double-helical structure in 1953. …
09/10/2014
'Human touch' nanoparticle sensor could improve breast cancer detection
University of Nebraska-Lincoln scientists have developed a nanoparticle-based device that emulates human touch and that could significantly enhance clinical breast exams for early detection of cancer. In a n…

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