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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

"Restless Prairie" features Nebraska's unique natural history. Hidden in Nebraska's landscape is a history that was carved by a series of natural disasters occurring over five billion years. Peeling back the layers of time, scientists are finding clues to our own future survival.
From 1994, the life and work of Loren Eiseley. His words are used to tell the story, with interviews--Ray Bradbury, Eiseley's Nephew, Michael Voorhies, Naomi Brill, his colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania.
From 1994, Blossoms on the Prairie is a social history of wildflowers in Nebraska from Native American culture and early white exploration to Euro American settlement and continues today.
Follow the work of University of Nebraska-Lincoln paleontologist Mike Voorhies and his discovery of the world-renown Ashfall Fossil Beds. From 1992.
From 1991. An environmental and social history of the Platte River system from Lewis and Clark to the present.

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