Oregon

bees

Bees Go Eerily Silent During Total Solar Eclipses

“It was like 'lights out' at summer camp!”
Becky Ferreira
10.10.18
Capture Loops

Oregon Wants to Kill More Federally-Protected Sea Lions to Save Endangered Fish

A case study in the unforeseen consequences of well-meaning attempts at wildlife conservation in the Pacific Northwest, so protective as to be counterproductive.
Leslie Nemo
4.7.18
robots

Watch Our New Documentary on the Two-Legged Robots of Tomorrow

Cassie is steppin' out.
Motherboard Staff
12.4.17
Dear Future

These Roboticists Want to Take Over the World With a Pair of Legs

Agility Robotics does one thing really well, but is that enough?
Jordan Pearson
11.30.17
JUSTICE

Oregon Doesn't Want to Give Up the Power to Fine People for Saying 'I Am an Engineer'

Oregon’s engineering board admits fault but doesn’t want to change the law.
Matthew Gault
11.8.17
genetic sequencing

One of Earth's Largest Living Organisms Is About to Have Its Genome Sequenced

Scientists will sequence the genomes of the coast redwood and giant sequoia.
Kate Lunau
9.26.17
Visionaries

RIP Frances Gabe, Inventor of the Self-Cleaning House

A figure once synonymous with suburban futurism dies in obscurity.
Michael Byrne
7.19.17
Dystopia Now

Man Fined $500 for Crime of Writing 'I Am An Engineer' in an Email to the Government

An electronics engineer says he found a flaw in traffic lights. The Oregon engineering board fined him for it.
Jason Koebler
4.25.17
This Robot Was Made For Walking

Look at the Gams on This Robot

Cassie, a new robot from Agility Robotics, is designed to save lives, deliver packages, and turn heads.
Samantha Cole
2.9.17
videos

Which of These Zoo Animals Does the Best Job at Frolicking in the Snow?

Counterprogramming for current events.
Rachel Pick
1.12.17
BC

A Boom in Starfish Babies Is a Good Sign After the Chaos of Melting Disease

Scientists in Oregon and BC still can't say for sure if their numbers are coming back.
Bryson Masse
5.20.16
Canada

Canada is Legalizing Doctor-Assisted Dying. What Goes on the Death Certificate?

Some patients don't want it on their death certificates because of the stigma.
Kate Lunau
4.14.16