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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

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.
Join photographer Mike Forsberg and UNL hydrologist Jim Goeke seeks connections between Nebraska Sandhills wildlife and the hidden underground water supply known as the Ogallala Aquifer.
Dodge, NE hog farmer Danny Kluthe uses a methane digester to convert the hog waste from his 7,500 pigs to into methane gas that generates electricity for Kluthe’s home…and nearly 40 other homes.
Nebraska has one of the rarest endangered species – the Salt Creek Tiger Beetle. Watch how Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Lincoln Children’s Zoo are working to rescue, breed and save Tiger Beetles.

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