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 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.
Can nature be re-created? That's the challenge in Jungle Under Glass, as Dr. Lee Simmons and his staff at the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha work to create the Lied Jungle, the world's largest indoor rain forest.
With growing pressure on the world's gas supply, University of Nebraska biologist George Oyler is working with researchers in California and New Mexico on a fuel alternative - algae for fuel.