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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

With major parts of the Affordable Care Act going into effect October 1st, the health care industry is in a state of flux. But while new requirements for health insurance have garnered much of the attention, they’re only one part of the changing landscape.
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.

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