February 2010

Portable flash sensor simplifies disease detection

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

thumbprintPortland State University physics professor Raj Solanki says his portable flash sensor can analyze a blood sample in under one minute.

 

Powerlist: Meeting facilities

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010
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RANKED BY TOTAL SQUARE FEET OF MEETING SPACE

 

Oregon economic indicators as of November 2009

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010
 

PGE megawatts are less mega in 2009

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Articles - February 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010

After years of upticks, electricity sold by PGE declined 2.4% in 2009, due to the slow economy and energy conservation efforts.

 

Deal Watch: Wind power comes to rural Oregon

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Articles - February 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
THE ENERGY COMPANY behind what’s being billed as the world’s largest wind farm is from New York. The 338 wind turbines for the facility are coming from a Connecticut behemoth that will have them assembled in Florida. And the power from all their spinning blades will flow straight into California.
 

Rural counties depend on landfill business

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Articles - February 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Arlington-Landfill-pushing-garbage_2936Small towns where trash equals cash are increasingly dependent on the huge companies that own Oregon’s dumps.

 

Oregon's poorly funded universities revolt

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Articles - February 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010

higered2As state support for Oregon’s universities hits rock bottom, a push for autonomy for the universities gains new momentum.

 
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