The University of Nebraska, (UNL) was founded in 1869 as a Public Land Grant university in Lincoln, Nebraska. UNL has a full range of academic programs at the undergraduate and graduate level. Today, UNL has approximately 23,000 students. Notable colleges at UNL include, the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, College of Engineering, College of Law and College of Journalism and Mass Communications. UNL is ranked by the Carnegie Foundation as a research-intensive university.
Wind turbine system recycles 'spillage' to improve energy efficiency
A new prototype from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Jie Cheng could give a second wind to turbines that currently waste Mother Nature's strongest breaths.
'Careful engineering' induces ferroelectricity in ultrathin film of strontium titanate
A team of physicists has defied conventional wisdom by inducing stable ferroelectricity in a sheet of strontium titanate only a few nanometers thick.
Yield gap study highlights potential for higher crop yields in Africa
Agricultural yields could more than triple in a number of African countries, suggesting that tremendous improvements in food security are possible, according to new findings by the Global Yield Gap and Water Productivity ...
Team harnesses intense X-ray beam, observes unusual phenomenon for the first time
Using an enormous X-ray laser—one of only two such machines on Earth—University of Nebraska-Lincoln physicist Matthias Fuchs and scientists from around the world beat formidable odds to observe one of the most fundamental ...
Two major US aquifers contaminated by natural uranium
Nearly 2 million people throughout the Great Plains and California live above aquifer sites contaminated with natural uranium that is mobilized by human-contributed nitrate, according to a study from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Study is first to quantify global population growth compared to energy use
If you've lived between the year 1560 and the present day, more power to you. Literally.
Property of non-stick pans improves solar cell efficiency
The same quality that buffers a raincoat against downpours or a pan against sticky foods can also boost the performance of solar cells, according to a new study from UNL engineers.
Study points way toward 'filming' molecule-light interactions
A new study from UNL physicists could inform the future production of 3-D movies starring light-driven molecular reactions that already play leading roles in photosynthesis, vision and many state-of-the-art technologies.
New 2-D material's properties show promise
One completed a series of theoretical calculations to predict its properties with the help of a massive computing center. The other grew it in bulk before waxing its atom-thin whiskers with the assistance of adhesive tape.
Study reveals mechanisms of drought response in plants
UNL biologists have published a new study that lays bare several roots of how plants respond to drought.