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Researchers working to advance national security, defense

Researchers working to advance national security, defense

November 13, 2014

Research at universities is often considered to be complete at the time of publication of an article in a scientific journal. But fundamental research can also point toward solutions to pressing national security or defense issues.

A number of faculty from UNL and across the University of Nebraska are engaged in NU’s National Strategic Research Institute, a collaboration between the university and the United States Strategic Command. NSRI aims to be a global leader in research on combating weapons of mass destruction.

Women in physical science conference begins Nov. 6

Women in physical science conference begins Nov. 6

October 31, 2014

The sixth annual conference for undergraduate women in physical sciences will be held Nov. 6-8 at the Nebraska Champions Club next to the Memorial Football Stadium at 707 Stadium Drive. On Saturday, the sessions will be held in the Jorgensen Hall building on campus.

Solar eclipse viewing at student observatory

Solar eclipse viewing at student observatory

October 22, 2014

The UNL Student Observatory will be open to the public to allow viewing of a rare partial solar eclipse on Oct. 23. The observatory will be open to the public from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. to provide safe, enlarged views of the interstellar event.

Lunar eclipse viewing event

Lunar eclipse viewing event

October 8, 2014

The student observatory's open house for viewing the October 8 lunar eclipse was featured on UNL Today and local news channel 8.  Turnout was great, and the observatory provided an unobstructed view of the western horizon. ...

Observatory to feature 'blood moon' eclipse

Observatory to feature 'blood moon' eclipse

October 4, 2014

A "blood moon" total lunar eclipse will be featured in a public event Oct. 8 at the UNL Student Observatory. The observatory, on the roof of the Stadium Parking Garage, 10th and T streets, will be open from 4:30 to 7:30 a.m. Oct. 8.

Why is DNA right-handed? UNL finding supports hypothesis

Why is DNA right-handed? UNL finding supports hypothesis

September 17, 2014

New research by UNL physicists, which was published in the Sept. 12 online edition of Physical Review Letters now gives support to a long-posited but never-proven hypothesis that electrons in cosmic rays -- which are mostly left-handed -- preferentially destroyed left-handed precursors of DNA on the primordial Earth.

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