February 2010

Portable flash sensor simplifies disease detection

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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RANKED BY TOTAL SQUARE FEET OF MEETING SPACE

PGE megawatts are less mega in 2009

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

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

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

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