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Business Economy Technology

Geek out at Seattle’s Living Computers

It all started with one computer. In 1997 Paul Allen’s company, Vulcan Inc., purchased a TOAD-1 System from XKL Systems Corporation (now XKL LLC), an engineering firm in Redmond, Washington. Mr. Allen was interested in preserving the historically significant software that was created on Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) PDP-10 family of systems, which came to […]

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Business Economy Technology

The importance of tipping points

Geologist Ed Brook, geographer David Wrathall and complexity scientist James Watson will discuss the importance of tipping points at 7 p.m. March 3 at OMSI in Portland. Children of today are going to live through some of the most important environmental, social and technological changes humankind will ever see. It is likely that some of […]

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Environment

Public needs to fight plastic waste

Public needs to fight plastic waste Photo caption: A London-based start-up wants to replace plastic water and soda bottles with these edible (and biodegradable) “Ooho” pods made from seaweed. Credit: Skipping Rocks Lab. Dear EarthTalk: What are some examples of ways food and drink producers are fighting the ever-growing torrent of plastic waste they have […]

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Featured Northwest Lifestyles Outdoor Activities

Take the Hassle out of Daily Watering

Photo caption:   Look for a hose trolley that is sturdy and topple-resistant yet lightweight and maneuverable to make watering easy.    Photo credit:  Photo courtesy of Gardener’s Supply Company By Melinda Myers Proper watering is key to gardening success, but untangling and dragging heavy hoses across the yard, smashing delicate flowers and young vegetable plants […]

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Events Featured Health and Fitness

Endurance Sports Festival set for Sunriver

The 24th Annual Pacific Crest Endurance Sports Festival June 19-21, 2020 in Sunriver has something for everyone including the 72.3 BEASTMAN, Olympic & Ultra-Sprint Distance Triathlon/Duathlon/AquaBike, Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K/10K, 28K & 50K Trail Run, Bike Tours & Kids Races. Each year, during the last weekend in June, thousands of athletes, their family and friends, […]

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Featured Northwest Lifestyles Outdoor Activities

Discover the Beauty of Double Tulips

Photo cutline:   Margarita is an early-blooming tulip variety that produces stunning deep purple to violet double blossoms.  Photo credit:  Longfield-Gardens.com By Melinda Myers Celebrate the National Garden Bureau’s Year of the Tulip in a big way by planting double flowered tulip varieties this fall for a showy display next spring. Flower arrangers love the […]