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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

Mike Harling was searching for a way to expose his two sons to an inspirational message. He found it in Clayton Anderson. The Harling family has watched Clayton speak several times at local events, and on a few occasions, got autographs from the homegrown astronaut.
This is a two minute preview of the NET production, Homemade Astronaut. This documentary follows the life of Ashland native, Astronaut Clay Anderson.
Clay Anderson Visits NET and talks about his experiences going to space. In this video clip, Clay explains how going to the bathroom in space works, the difference between gravity and non-gravity bathroom environments and proper bathroom etiquette in space.
The astronaut seed was planted at an early age for Clay. His mom recounts that it was during the Mercury and Gemini programs when Clay was 5 or 6, she decided to dress Clay in a spacesuit made of aluminum for an annual carnival and parade in town called the Stir-Up.
This short program covers how video and other instructional technologies can connect integrated math and science curriculum.

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