Education and research

Education and research
University endowments decline
February 2009
Sunday, February 01, 2009
The endowments at the state’s three largest universities have suffered along with the rest of the economy. While that revenue is not a significant portion of their budgets, it’s still a stinger.
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Testing the MBA programs
Powerbook 2009
Thursday, January 01, 2009
chalkboardWith the growing popularity of online classes, it seems as if anybody, anywhere can earn a master’s degree in business. According to one business-school leader, more than 100,000 MBA degrees were handed out last year alone.
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Next: a meth map
December 2008
Monday, December 01, 2008

methpipeWhen store employees ask for your zip code, they’re gathering data to map your travel and spending patterns so they can plan future store locations.

 

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Next: molecular glue
November 2008
Saturday, November 01, 2008

ContactLensIt’s fitting that a new technology so tiny it can’t be seen by the naked eye is being used to build a better contact lens.

 

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Wave energy’s message to critics: You’re wrong
November 2008
Saturday, November 01, 2008

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On a windless morning this past September, Oregon State University researchers towed a prototype wave energy buoy off the coast of Newport and dropped anchor.

 

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