Science & Technology

Science & Technology

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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.

OSU Applies For Permission To Research Industrial Hemp

Nov 8, 2015
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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.

Jamie Newton / Lucid Energy

A renewable energy company in Portland has cities across the globe taking a closer look at their water pipes. Lucid Energy has designed a mini-hydropower system that generates electricity from drinking water on its way to the tap.

Natural Gas Fuels Study

Sep 1, 2015

A Deschutes County truck is being used in a natural gas refueling study. The truck will be plugged in to a residential gas line to refuel every night.

The technology was developed by the OSU Cascade campus in Bend. The Deschutes County truck has a bi-fuel system allowing it to use natural gas and gasoline. Chris Doty is Deschutes County Public Works Director.

EWEB - The Next 100 Years!

Jun 15, 2015

Recorded on: June 12th, 2015

Air Date: June 15th, 2015

Delivery of utility services like electricity and water could take new directions especially for publicly owned utilities like Oregon’s largest publicly owned utility, Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB), a ratepayer-owned utility sometimes called one of the best in the nation.

EWEB is preparing to work on the next Integrated Electric Resource Plan (IERP) continuing community engagement to design a resilient energy future.

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