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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

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.
ANDRILL's rock cores reveal evidence of changing climate and ice conditions in Antarctica's past. Within the cores are ocean fossils - some easily seen, others microscopic. Watch this NET exclusive video to learn how the biggest discoveries come from the tiny clues - diatoms and forams.
Most of Antarctica's history is buried in layers of rock, deep beneath the ice. Rock cores that ANDRILL retrieves are packed with evidence. But once found, how do geologists read climate history embedded in rock? Watch the following NET exclusive video to find out more.
Antarctica is the iciest place on Earth. But it's icy cover is deceiving. All this ice is on the move. Find out how ice and rocks hold the clues to tell the tale of Antarctica's climate past in this NET exclusive video.

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