UNL News Releases: Research

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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…
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. …
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…
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…
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…
'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…
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…
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…
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…
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. …
'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…
UNL team probes climate's impact on groundwater quality
Climate change and increasing food production demands both influence groundwater quality. To better understand the links between climate, agriculture and groundwater, University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers will investigate clim…
Nebraska business survey: Steady expectations for growth, especially in urban areas
An August survey by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Bureau of Business Research showed that Nebraska businesses continued their positive outlook for the state economy for the seventh straight month. The…
Digital 'dream team' launches project to study 1 million novels
A "dream team" of digital humanities researchers that includes Matthew Jockers of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will study the development of the novel, thanks to a $1.8 million grant from the Canadian government. …
UNL study examines racial bias in death-penalty decisions
A Latino defendant convicted of murder who is poor is more likely to be sentenced to death by white jurors, a new study shows. The study was conducted by UNL psychology and ethnic studies professor Cynthia W…


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