Science & Technology

Science & Technology

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iPhone users beware…there’s a prank going around on social media that can get you criminally charged by law enforcement.  KLCC’s Brian Bull explains. 

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A $3 million fiber network project for downtown Eugene was announced today.  As KLCC's Brian Bull reports, it’s hoped that the development will boost commerce and communications significantly.  

Non-profit internet provider Mozilla has chosen Eugene as its next Gigabit City. This is basically a gold star for the city’s innovations in internet technology.

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Timber remains a $40 billion industry in the Pacific Northwest, with logging trucks and mills regular sights across Oregon and Washington.  And like many industries, timber is adopting new technologies to improve efficiency, safety and productivity.  KLCC’s Brian Bull explores the latest “cutting edge” tech.

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The 79th annual Oregon Logging Conference kicks off Thursday in Eugene.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, the latest trends and tech will be all the buzz.  

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Unmanned Aerial Systems – better known as drones – are swarming in popularity.  The Federal Aviation Administration expects drone sales to climb from 2.5 million in 2016, to seven million in 2020.  That’s a lot of drones in the air.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, some hope safety keeps pace with all of the enthusiasm.  

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Several agencies in Linn County have announced an app to help alert people to heart attacks in their neighborhood.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports. 

Karen Richards

An Earth Sciences research group at the University of Oregon has landed an article in “Science” magazine. It suggests a new way of judging whether faults like the Cascadia Subduction Zone are able to produce massive earthquakes.

Tiffany Eckert

More people are choosing alternative ways to spend the hereafter — that includes natural burial — which means no embalming or encasement in non-biodegradable packaging. KLCC’s Tiffany Eckert reports on one Eugene woman's mission to resurrect an old practice for dealing with the dead.

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On Sunday evening, the Ducks face the Huskies at Matthew Knight Arena. A Eugene startup will use the game to test its future-predicting technology.

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