Research and Innovation

July 30

Team Duckling aims to excite kids about science

Free activities at Saturday Market give kids a chance to have fun at 'Science of Sound' booth.
Map shows locations of seismic sensors in Oregon
July 29

UO's role in boosting earthquake monitoring gets help from USGS funds

Newly announced funding will bring the UO a project manager/field engineer to help establish and monitor sensors around Oregon.
Graphic shows types of earthquakes that occur in the Pacific Northwest
July 29

UO to host public earthquake forum to discuss 'The Really Big One'

Panel of experts will detail Pacific Northwest earthquakes, potential risks and readiness — and answer questions — on Aug. 6.
Richard Taylor
July 28

Patent granted for UO-led effort on fractal-based nerve connections

Award-winning concept by UO physicist Richard Taylor envisions electronic implants that match up with specific neurons.
Newly found sabertooth salmon fossil
July 24

New ways to ‘Explore Oregon’ at the Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Improved technology, new videos, and rare fossils await visitors to the natural history exhibit.
G.Z. Brown
July 22

Air quality in Portland and Bend homes to be studied under EPA grant

UO, Oregon Research Institute and Clean Energy Works Oregon will focus on homes that are implementing major weatherization projects.
Robot submarine Sentry fitted with SyPRID samplers
July 16

Vehicle's first ocean dive delivers a win for UO marine science team

'PlankZooka' may revolutionize deep-sea collection of plankton, say scientists from the UO, Duke University and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
July 13

UO is host to West Coast summer institute on science teaching

Participants are getting five days of professional develop to help teach and inspire undergraduate-level science students.
UO doctoral student Julius McGee
July 12

Study suggests organic farming needs direction to be sustainable

Weak adherence to recommended practices may be behind the levels of greenhouse gases coming from large-scale organic farming operations.
Joshua Roering
July 2

UO team opens window on landscape formation

Doctoral student finds way to fast-forward geological time to see how places like Oregon's Painted Hills and the Colorado Plateau evolved.

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