Science & Technology

Science & Technology

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.

Brian Bull / KLCC

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.

Forestnet.com (directional feller/winch assist), winch, Peter Linehan (drone) / Forestnet.com, Flickr.com

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.

GoDucks.com

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.

OSU Applies For Permission To Research Industrial Hemp

Nov 8, 2015
Sean Gallup, Getty Images

Faculty and professors at Oregon State University are seeking permission from the federal government to conduct research on industrial hemp.

Recorded on: October 23, 2015

Air Date: October 26, 2015

Thanks to the miracles of technology, we now expect to get information when we want it, where we want it. That’s a big departure from the way we got news 30 or 40 years ago. Through the 1960s and ‘70s, we relied on Walter Cronkite’s TV news broadcasts every evening. The Internet has not only transformed the way we access news and entertainment, it often creates a mix of the two.

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