Honey bees
Oregon Technology

Researchers find pesticides shorten honeybee lives

The lives of honeybees are shortened – with evidence of physiological stress – when they are exposed to the suggested application rates of two commercially available and widely used pesticides, according to new Oregon State University research. In a study published in the journal PLOS ONE, honeybee researchers in OSU’s College of Agricultural Sciences found […]

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Health and Fitness Technology

OSU expands Coronavirus testing to Newport

TRACE-COVID-19, the groundbreaking Oregon State University project to determine community prevalence of the novel coronavirus, expanded to include two days of sampling in Newport on June 20-21. The addition of Newport to the study follows the positive tests of more than 120 workers at Pacific Seafood, which operates five processing facilities in the city. In […]

crystals
Environment Technology

Powerful crystal may someday power homes

Photo caption: Researchers at the University of Oxford in the UK are experimenting with perovskites as the semiconductor in these small tin solar cells that could someday be on your rooftop supplying your home with free electricity. Credit: University of Oxford Press Office FlickrCC. Dear EarthTalk: What is perovskite-based solar all about, and how does […]

Covid-19
Technology

Portland tech firm creates virtual COVID-19 screening

Photo Caption: A novel coronavirus, named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China in 2019. The illness caused by this virus has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Portland-based Bright.md has helped health systems evaluate and treat tens of […]

People with big check
Business Economy Oregon Technology

Portland’s Elephants Delicatessen honored

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) honored Portland-based Elephants Delicatessen during a special VIP dinner in Washington, in early March where they shared their story of giving back to the community and being a good neighbor to the planet. The NRAEF’s Restaurant Neighbor Award (RNA), developed in partnership with American Express, highlights outstanding local […]

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Business Economy Technology

Microsoft expands NFL partnership

Photo caption: Microsoft Surface Instant Replay. (Photo by Cooper Neill/AP) Redmond, Washington technology firm Microsoft Corp. and the National Football League on Tuesday announced an expansion of their deep technology partnership. The multiyear expansion aims to help the entire NFL, including its coaches and players, be more efficient through enhanced communication and collaboration via Microsoft […]

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Business Economy Technology

New video shows transistor chip journey

Intel builds processors at the heart of nearly everything. And transistors – lots and lots of them – make up the engine that powers every Intel processor. To build a modern microchip, Intel’s engineers place billions of these tiny switches into an area no larger than a fingernail. It’s one of mankind’s most complex feats, […]

Robot
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 […]

Climate change
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 […]

Roger McNamee, author
Business Economy Northwest Events Technology

Portland: TechfestNW explores innovation

Photo Caption: Roger McNamee, author of “Zucked: Waking up to the Facebook Catastrophe.” TechfestNW, a global gathering of technology and business leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs, takes place April 2-3 at Portland State University’s Viking Pavilion in downtown Portland, Oregon. Learn more about the innovative, impactful tech that helps define our region. Hear from thought leaders […]