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
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.
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.