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…
Work on gene-silencing machinery could help fight viral, other diseases
Newly published research from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Plant Science Initiative expands understanding of RNA interference -- a process that silences genes and holds promise in combating disease. A research team led by biologist Heriberto Ce…
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…
Stimulus funds support bio-nano hybrid systems research
Ravi Saraf studies bio-nano hybrid systems that harness chemical reactions in living cells. Now the University of Nebraska-Lincoln professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering is exploring the "science of manufacturability" for bio-nano devices…
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…
Study: Kids with behavior issues, disabilities are bullied more, bully others more
Students receiving special-education services for behavioral disorders and those with more obvious disabilities are more likely to be bullied than their general-education counterparts -- and are also more likely to bully other stud…
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…
Context is crucial when it comes to mutations in genetic evolution
With mutations, it turns out that context can be everything in determining whether or not they are beneficial to their evolutionary fate. According to the traditional view among biologists, a central tenet o…
UNL researchers' new book tackles biological underpinnings of politics
Puzzled why Congress is so tied in knots that it would shut down government rather than compromise? Quite frankly, the divide between liberals and conservatives may not be something that responds to logi…
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…
UNL researcher adds expertise to crowdsourced California condor project
University of Nebraska-Lincoln ecologist Daizaburo Shizuka is lending his know-how to a crowdsourced research project to learn more about California condors -- and, hopefully, to protect the embattled birds' population. …


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