The Science of Sustainability

QUEST TV – Inventing the Future: Bikes, Bugs and Fashionistas

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Episode Description

Go behind the scenes with a North Carolina inventor bridging the gap between bicycles and cars with his sun-powered velomobile; meet an Ohio engineer transforming flies into fishmeal; and visit a Nebraska textile engineer converting corn husks into fashion. Also, discover a vast network of ocean observatories offering unprecedented views of the Pacific seafloor.

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Category: Energy, Engineering, Food, Sustainable Food, Television, Video

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QUEST, an Emmy Award-winning multimedia science series, has a new focus on the science of sustainability.The half-hour magazine style episodes are produced by a collaboration of six public broadcasters around the country and explore a wide variety of sustainability issues related to food, energy, water, climate and biodiversity. The story segments featured in each show are introduced by on-camera host, environmental journalist Simran Sethi. The series also includes half-hour specials that focus on a single topic. All 2013-2014 television programs can be viewed online in their entirety or as individual segments by clicking on the titles and images listed below. The programs are also broadcast in each of our six PBS partner regions including North Carolina, Ohio, Nebraska, Northern California and the Pacific Northwest. Check local listings for broadcast dates and times.
  • TheRTP

    Hey — is there a URL to the video directly? We'd love to share. Thank you.

  • ecotv18

    Hello, is this show available for PEG stations to air? We are always looking for quality programming, and this show would be perfect for our audience. Thank you.