UNL News Releases: Research

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6 science educators picked to participate in Antarctica immersion program
Six science educators from four nations have been chosen to participate in the 2006-07 ANDRILL Research Immersion for Science Educators program. ARISE will provide an immersion experience for the educators in ANDRILL (ANtarctic DRILLing), a multinati…
Buffalo Bill, artists, poets discussed in Great Plains Quarterly
In the summer issue of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Great Plains Quarterly, researchers wrote about how William F. Cody (Buffalo Bill) helped save the American bison from extinction, how Henry Worrall encouraged settlement in Kansas in the 18…
Study: Contrary to conventional wisdom, parents OK with homework load
Today's youngsters are buried under homework, which gobbles up free time that could be spent with family or friends. Parents, puzzled whether to help their children dig out from a pile of books or allow them to carry on alone, are frustrated by the t…
UNL psychologist aims to get to root of 'revictimization' in new study
It's a vicious cycle. Child and adolescent victims of sexual assault are anywhere from two to 11 times more likely to be raped or otherwise sexually assaulted as an adult. While researchers have uncovered helpful information in recent years on the p…
Red mate, blue mate: Study says married couples select on basis of politics
Presidential nominees carefully pick their running mates so that their ticket is in solid agreement on the issues. But what about the average married couple? A new study of U.S. spouses shows they partake in very little political vetting, but neverth…
UNL study of emancipation documents reveals rare look into slaves' lives
More than eight months before the Emancipation Proclamation broke the bondage of slavery across the South, a much more singularly focused experiment in equality was playing out in the country's capital. The Compensated Emancipation…
NSF grant to guide UNL-developed irrigation management tool to market
In the midst of the worst drought in more than half a century, U.S. farmers are drawing on their best defenses — the center pivot and their experience dealing with some of the harshest conditions Mother Nature can deal. Now a University of Nebrask…
NSF award helps UNL researcher debug software development
Developing today's complex computer software can involve thousands of people working -- sometimes at cross purposes -- in numerous countries. Resolving inevitable glitches is expensive and time-consuming, but a University of Ne…
UNL researcher lends expertise to massive migratory bird study
Scientists have long suspected that birds' migratory speeds and pathways are ultimately affected by their body size, rather than their physical limitations. University of Nebraska-Lincoln ecologist John DeLong played a significant …
February survey: Nebraska business outlook improves
Nebraska businesses have a positive outlook for the economy in coming months, according to a February survey by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Bureau of Business Research. Nearly three out of 10 respondents…
UNL team awarded $1.9M to develop new approach to HIV vaccine
Using a genetically modified form of the HIV virus, a team of University of Nebraska-Lincoln scientists has developed a promising new approach that could someday lead to a more effective HIV vaccine. The tea…
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…
Study documents scale of error-based brain activity
Everyone makes mistakes -- so a University of Nebraska-Lincoln psychologist set out to determine how the human brain responds to the errors of its ways. "The reason to focus on errors is that they're a reall…
Smallpox vaccine virus helps UNL scientist understand immunity
A virus that helped wipe out smallpox in the last century is now helping a University of Nebraska-Lincoln virologist better understand human immunity. This research may lead to better treatment of some viral diseases, including HIV and herpes. Matth…
UNL chemist wins NSF award for nanoribbon work
Graphene has garnered much attention for its potential to improve electronics, solar cells and other devices. A University of Nebraska-Lincoln chemist is using his breakthrough graphene production technique to put the promising nanomaterial to the te…


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