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BTN LiveBIG: Nebraska doing out of this world research

If all goes according to plan, a group of University of Nebraska students will go up in a microgravity flight simulator this May to see if an astronaut can absorb a robotic capsule that can diagnose internal disease.

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BTN LiveBIG: Nebraska fair celebrates 38 years

Coming up on April 10th, 2014, the 38th Annual Modern Language Fair will be held at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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BTN LiveBIG: Nebraska bringing history to life

What is at the intersection of images, personal stories, and a spot on a map? If you are Nick Stanhope, you believe it is a connection point for people of different eras.  The founder of History Pin believes that the power of that intersection of historical content, pictures, films, audio recordings, and personal stories are conversation pieces across the generations.

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BTN LiveBIG: Nebraska premiere

Tonight after the Cornhuskers host the Fighting Illini in men’s basketball, check out the premiere of the Nebraska episode of LiveBIG. This episode features the Nebraska Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior (CB3) and a program that allows photojournalism students the opportunity to travel the globe documenting human needs.

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BTN LiveBIG: Nebraska research changing electronics

Groundbreaking research being done at the University of Nebraska could significantly reduce the cost of renewable energy, making it more accessible and affordable to the every-day consumer.

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BTN LiveBIG: Math made fun at Nebraska

When you ask a student, “What is your favorite subject in school?” it’s not often you’ll hear a resounding “Math!” in reply. In fact, only about 10% of students who take the ACT indicate an interest in pursuing a career in STEM-related fields (science, technology, engineering or math).

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BTN LiveBIG: Nebraska students learning by giving

A decade ago, Doris Buffet – Warren Buffet’s older sister – started the Learning by Giving Foundation. Her goal was to teach a new generation about philanthropy though experience, providing young people with the opportunity to learn about charity and make a financial impact on a worthy cause.

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BTN LiveBIG: Nebraska professor joins elite fellowship

For 20 years, Xiao Cheng Zeng has been leading innovative research at Nebraska. Earlier this month, he was recognized by the one of the oldest scientific societies in the world.

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BTN LiveBIG: NASCAR made SAFER at Nebraska

If you search for “NASCAR crash wall” on Google, dozens of stories and videos appear that show fiery crashes. You will also find headlines featuring driver reactions to these crashes, as was the case for Jeff Gordon earlier in November.

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