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UNL News Releases: Research

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Scientists model 'Lord of the Nanorings'
It's possible that no one gets more use out of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's PrairieFire supercomputer, than Xiao Cheng Zeng and his collaborators. In the past five years, they have used PrairieFire to model a list of previously unknown nanosc…
Successful test of first world worldwide grid computing infrastructure
A global collaboration of physicists and computer scientists announced Feb. 15 the successful completion of a test of the first truly worldwide grid computing infrastructure. Grid computing is the coordinated use of computers that are spread around t…
UNL involvement in Large Hadron Collider startup
The first particle collisions at the Large Hadron Collider at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) near Geneva, Switzerland, took place Nov. 23 and the high-energy physics team at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is already at work…
Researchers included in Discover magazine's top 100 science stories
For the second time in three years, University of Nebraska-Lincoln faculty members figure in two of Discover magazine's top 100 science stories of the year. The magazine ranked ecological research that involved biologist Johannes "John" Knops as the …
October survey: Nebraska businesses less optimistic about sales growth
For the second consecutive month, Nebraska businesses grew less optimistic about the short-term economic outlook, according to the latest monthly survey conducted by the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The survey s…
NSF grant to allow completion of beetle study in Central America, Mexico
Joni Mitchell sang in a 1970 hit that "You don't know what you've got till it's gone." That line could be the theme song for research by University of Nebraska-Lincoln scientists and others to study the biodiversity of beetles in Mexico, Guatemala an…
Fulbright expands student's HIV study, takes her back to Africa
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Nithal Kuwa has received a Fulbright grant that will take her to Zambia for nine months, where her research could have a profound effect on the medical treatment of the more than 1.8 million children in sub-Sahara…
Encounter leads to new ice discoveries by UNL team
Sometimes in science, new research pathways are generated by unexpected suggestions. That's what led Xiao Cheng Zeng and his research group at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to their latest series of discoveries about the behavior of materials -…
Study: Protect 'communities of interest' when drawing new House districts
The age-old practice of dividing congressional districts evenly by population speaks to such American ideals as fairness and equality. But when a county's residents are carved into separate districts simply to maintain that numerical parity, many end…
Model captures new dynamics of corrosion damage
University of Nebraska-Lincoln engineers have become the first to develop a model that literally looks beyond the surface of corrosion to better predict its spread. The model's unique capabilities could allow engineers to more precisely forecast cat…
Drone use for environmental monitoring studied in Great Plains Research
Natural resource managers may soon have a new tool to use in monitoring the river habitats of endangered and threatened wildlife species: drones. A team of scientists found that small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) equipped with a digital camera ca…
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…
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…
NSF award boosts UNL physicist's nanomaterials research
A recently discovered nanomaterial with the rare quality of having both magnetic and electric polarizations may be the key to creating computers and other electronic devices that run at warp speed. A University of Nebraska-Lincoln physicist aims to l…
Study: Digital distraction in class is on the rise
College students spend more class time than ever playing with their smartphones and other digital devices, according to a new University of Nebraska-Lincoln study. Students check their phones and other digital devices in class more than 11 times a d…


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