UNL News Releases: Research

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NuTek Food Science to locate at Nebraska Innovation Campus
NuTek Food Science, a company that helps create great-tasting and affordable food to enhance global health, will locate its research and development office at Nebraska Innovation Campus later this year, Dan Duncan, NIC’s executive director, announc…
UNL report: Nebraska should see economic growth through 2015
Nebraska’s Leading Economic Indicator continued to climb in June, suggesting that the state will experience strong economic growth through the end of 2015. The indicator, a composite of six factors that reflect economic growth produced by the Un…
Study is first to measure global population/energy relationship
If you’ve lived between the year 1560 and the present day, more power to you. Literally. That’s one of several conclusions reached by University of Nebraska-Lincoln ecologist John DeLong, who has co-authored the first study to quantify the relat…
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…
Rural Nebraskans express optimism in annual poll
Rural Nebraskans are as optimistic about their current situation and the future as they've been in the past 20 years, according to the 2015 Nebraska Rural Poll. The 20th annual University of Nebraska-Lincoln poll was sent to 6,228 households in 86 N…
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…
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…
Study reveals mechanisms of drought response in plants
UNL biologists have published a new study that lays bare several roots of how plants respond to drought. The researchers have shown that mutations in two genes of the plant species Arabidopsis thaliana can stifle its development and disrupt the defe…
NOAA's new drought center to expand UNL's drought expertise
A top federal official this week announced plans for the establishment of a new Drought Risk Management Research Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The new center will help state and local government be better prepared to respond to d…
UNL earns Innovation and Economic Prosperity University designation
The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities today designated the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University, recognizing UNL's strong commitment to economic engagement. The designation acknowledges u…
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 …


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