UNL News Releases: Research

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Study Shows Pinyon Jays Infer Their Status from Observing Others
Transitive inference is an ability that humans acquire early in life. It's a simple task for our minds to understand that if A is better than B and B is better than C, then A is obviously better than C, even if we've never seen A and C together. Rese…
Mueller Planetarium explores universe through Hubble Space Telescope
Since its launch in 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has provided images in unprecedented detail to astronomers, and made an astonishing array of discoveries from nearby objects in the solar system to the most distant galaxies at limits of the observ…
Researchers to investigate biodiversity in the Gobi vertebrate parasite project
Researchers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are set to explore the hidden biodiversity of the isolated mountain range in the heart of Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park in southern Mongolia. The project is funded by a $620,000 grant from the N…
Research gives clues for self-cleaning materials, water-striding robots
Self-cleaning walls, counter tops, fabrics, even micro-robots that can walk on water -- all those things and more could be closer to reality thanks to research recently completed by scientists at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and at Japan's RIKE…
Researchers: EPA not recognizing environmental impact of protecting oil
U.S. military operations to protect oil imports coming from the Middle East are creating larger amounts of greenhouse gas emissions than once thought, new research from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln shows. Regulators do not currently attribute t…
UNL researchers to track technology, find best tool to aid police
Increasingly popular smart cell phones and other mobile Global Positioning Service-enabled devices have made life easier for countless people. Now, University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers are ready to study whether police can use those tools to do…
Forecasters: Nebraska's economy to see sustained growth through 2013
As the nation continues on a prolonged path of moderate economic recovery, Nebraska's economy is expected to remain steady in the next two years, state forecasters said. In its latest report, the Nebraska Bu…
Nebraska economic indicator continues to improve in 2013
The Leading Economic Indicator for Nebraska grew moderately in January, rising by 0.36 percent. This increase in the state indicator, which is designed to predict economic growth six months in the future, suggests that the Nebras…
Nebraska economy expected to grow at moderate pace
Nebraska's economy will grow at a moderate pace during the next few years, though not as fast as the national economy, state forecasters say. In its latest report, the Nebraska Business Forecast Council says…
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…
Scientists find 240 million-year-old parasite that infected mammals' ancestor
An egg much smaller than a common grain of sand and found in a tiny piece of fossilized dung has helped scientists identify a pinworm that lived 240 million years ago. It is believed to be the most ancient p…
Study: Loss of large predators tips ecosystem balance
A new study has linked the size of predators atop a food chain with the ecological chain reaction triggered when they leave the head of the table. The conclusion: The larger they are, the harder that their fall impacts an ecosystem. Led by UNL ecol…
UNL agronomists spearhead standards for using crop data
An international team led by UNL researchers has published the first systematic guidelines for using data to more reliably simulate crop yields. The guidelines could apply to any crop model used for estimating gaps between potential vs. actual yield…
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…
New issue of Great Plains Research focuses on climate change
According to projected climate changes, Nebraska will see an increase in extreme events such as drought, heat waves and heavy precipitation in the future. Understanding how to address these problems now is vital not only for the future of Nebraska, b…


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