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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

NET Television travels 9,000 miles to chronicle the work of Dr. Charles Wood, head of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Center for Virology, who, with his Zambian Partner Dr. Chipepo Kankasa, is educating mothers about HIV transmission.
At the amazing cost of $20 per eye, Dr. Michael Feilmeier performs surgery that restores sight to poor Haitians.
When your classroom is a river and the water dries up, what can you teach? This year the Summer Orientation About Rivers used the worst drought in 50 years as a teachable moment.
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.

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