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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

This episode includes stories about hidden waters of the Sandhills, a methane digester that converts hog waste into electricity, how UNL helps researchers in California and New Mexico turn algae into fuel, and attempts to save endangered Tiger Beetles.
An NET Public Media presentation. Geothermal energy is gaining the attention of many people across the U.S. as a way to solve the energy crisis facing our country. This program explains how the technology works and gives homeowners a view into the installation process.
The world's largest train yard operates in Nebraska. It sorts 3,000 rail cars each day, some of them weighing 25,000 tons. Its secret weapon? Gravity. Learn about the math and science of Bailey Yard.
For many in Nebraska, wind is merely an occasional nuisance. But for farmers, it can have an impact on their livelihood. University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers are using a new wind tunnel facility to find ways to improve chemical application in agriculture.
Each spring, an Olympic event takes place in Nebraska that draws hundreds of middle school and high school students. But this Olympics in't about physical feats of strength, speed or endurance - it's an Olympiad for the mind. Watch Nebraska Science Olympiad hopefuls as they hone their skills.

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