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BTN LiveBIG: Nebraska's mobile lab answers the question 'Where's the beef?'

During football and basketball games, BTN LiveBIG will spotlight notable examples of research, innovation and community service from around the conference. In-Game stories will provide more background on these features, and the opportunity to view the videos again. You might say that Rudy the cow is a bit of a rock star. Every year, this steer makes appearances at roughly 20 different schools and festivals across Nebraska, interacting with between 2,000-3,000 people who — in the name of science — put their hands inside his stomach. You see, Rudy’s not just any old bovine: He’s the star attraction of the

BTN LiveBIG: Nebraska team on the hunt for catastrophe

During football and basketball games, BTN LiveBIG will spotlight notable examples of research, innovation and community service from around the conference. In-Game stories will provide more background on these features, and the opportunity to view the videos again. June 16, 2014, is a date that will be long-remembered in Pilger, Nebraska. It was on that day that a “supercell” containing eight tornados ripped through the small town and the surrounding area. In the face of extremely powerful winds, homes were completely leveled and trees stripped of their bark. Grain bins were ripped from the ground, becoming deadly sheet-metal missiles. The

BTN LiveBIG: Nebraska laser lab generates light that's 'out of this world'

During football and basketball games, BTN LiveBIG will spotlight notable examples of research, innovation and community service from around the conference. In-Game stories will provide more background on these features, and the opportunity to view the videos again. A star you can fit in your pocket is the sort of idea that only exists in children’s poems or love songs. But at the University of Nebraska, this fanciful metaphor has become something of a reality. Nebraska’s Extreme Light Laboratory built a powerful (yet very small) laser that can operate on a scale that’s difficult for ordinary people to fathom. When

BTN LiveBIG: Huskers, heroes, villains and viruses

During football and basketball games, BTN LiveBIG will spotlight notable examples of research, innovation and community service from around the conference. In-Game stories will provide more background on these features, and the opportunity to view the videos again. An alien baby born on a dying planet is sent to Earth to be raised in safety and, as he grows up, discovers he’s able to do several amazing things that human beings can’t. After an experiment gone wrong, a scientist learns he can transform into an incredibly strong but unstable monster. A boy who sees his mother and father murdered in

BTN LiveBIG: Nebraska students bring sustainable energy systems to developing countries

During football and basketball games, BTN LiveBIG will spotlight notable examples of research, innovation and community service from around the conference. In-Game stories will provide more background on these features, and the opportunity to view the videos again. More than a billion people around the world today don’t have access to electricity. And that, in turn, creates major challenges in fields ranging from agriculture to education. To help solve this issue (and many more), students at the University of Nebraska teamed up to establish the World Energy Project (WEP), a non-profit organization that builds and implements sustainable solar-power systems in

BTN LiveBIG: University of Nebraska keeps the trains a rollin’

During football and basketball games, BTN LiveBIG will spotlight notable examples of research, innovation and community service from around the conference. In-Game stories will provide more background on these features, and the opportunity to view the videos again. For more than 150 years, the American economy has depended on the ability to move goods by rail. And beyond their commercial impact, trains have served as a symbol of our nation’s strength, ingenuity and can-do spirit — think of John Henry, Casey Jones, the “Wabash Cannonball” and “The City of New Orleans.” Thanks to a new technology developed at the University