A Feeling for Molecules

December 3, 2019

By Steve Lundeberg If chemistry professor May Nyman and her lab group worked in home construction, they’d be the ones building the foundation — and then moving on to the next house, leaving the floors, walls and roof to subsequent carpenters. “We focus on the fundamentals,” Nyman says. “My group and…

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Portland’s Climate Fail: More Driving

October 1, 2019

By Joe Cortright  Carbon emissions from transportation in Portland increased 6 percent last year In the one are where city policy can make the most difference, greenhouse gas emissions are increasing Portland has long prided itself in being one of the first cities in the US to adopt a legislated…

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Apollo 50: New Perspectives

August 31, 2019

Small Steps to a Giant Leap at ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum’ By Dan Ruby, Executive Director I was born the year that the twin Voyager spacecraft began their audacious journey to the cosmos, so I missed the world-gripping excitement of Apollo. I grew up with the Shuttle program throughout the ‘80s,…

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