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Discover how a University of Nebraska-Lincoln textile scientist is transforming corn husks into fibers for clothing. Could husk fibers rival cotton as a mainstay for textiles in the future?
QUEST:  America's Energy Future
From fossil fuels to renewables, the race is on to find better ways to manage and maximize our energy sources.
QUEST:  Restoring America's Waters
Explore efforts to rebuild oyster reefs, battle algae blooms, and restore salmon to a dammed river in this television episode.
QUEST: Next Meal - Engineering Food
Are the benefits of genetically engineered foods worth the risks? This half-hour QUEST Northern California special explores the pros and cons of genetically engineered crops, and what the future holds for research and regulations.
Discover innovative approaches for producing and maximizing our food resources. Explore how a Milwaukee farmer feeds a growing urban population, discover strategies for reducing food waste in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond... more››

Science | Nebraska

A doctor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, expanding on Nobel Prize winning research, has developed a new way of creating stem cells.
Spring is here, and Nebraska gardeners will soon be digging in the mud with trowels, packets of seeds at their sides – if they aren’t already. Some will try to encourage struggling seedlings with conversation, perhaps to the chagrin of their neighbors.
The vast majority of the corn and soybeans in the United States grow from seeds that have been genetically modified.
In Nebraska and across the nation, there is a growing recognition of the important role that Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, frequently referred to as the STEM fields, will play in helping our young people succeed in today’s globally connected, highly competitive economy.

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