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?
From fossil fuels to renewables, the race is on to find better ways to manage and maximize our energy sources.
Explore efforts to rebuild oyster reefs, battle algae blooms, and restore salmon to a dammed river in this television episode.
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.
Science | Nebraska
The mystery in the dust began 10 million years ago at a water hole on the savanna that would become Nebraska. This segment is from the 1992 NET program Mysteries in the Dust.
Nebraska writer and scientist Loren Eiseley captured the fascination he felt in discovering the past in fossils and bones. This segment is from the 1994 NET program, Reflections of a Bonehunter.
After a long battle with corn rootworm, Midwest farmers thought they’d found relief in genetically modified seeds engineered to produce toxins deadly to the pest.
Vacant lots are a big problem for cities that have lost a lot of their population, like Detroit and Cleveland. That’s got people tinkering with ways to do something meaningful with the space, such as plant an urban farm or create a neighborhood park.
Cannabis has been in the news recently, with states like Colorado and Washington legalizing the recreational use of marijuana. But the cannabis plant is surprisingly versatile, and drugs aren’t the only thing produced from it.