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May 2008

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Remember the iconic scene in E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial where Elliott and his alien friend fly through the air on a bike, silhouetted by the moon?

 

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Next: hybrid heart stent
April 2008

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Tiny, stainless steel lattice tubes have been propping coronary arteries open since the 1980s, but never without triggering reactions in some patients that are worse than untreated heart disease.

 

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Next: the human-powered car
March 2008

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In a cartoon car dealership, the Imagine LMV would sit somewhere between the Flintstone-mobile and the Jetsons’ flying space-age sedan.

 

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Next: the TekPet
February 2008

TekPet.jpgThe TekPet is, for lack of a more erudite description, ridiculously cute.

 

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Next: an inspired test tube
January 2008

microsteins.jpgOur story begins, as many do, in a pub.

 

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Next: OHSU's $5,000 mouse
December 2007

Mouse1207.jpgIt’s a tricky thing to talk up a mouse without getting cheesy.

 

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Will an improved broccoli cost more?
December 2007

"What does not seem to be considered is the cost to the consumer, as this vegetable, important to a healthful diet, is generally sold by the pound."

 

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Next: building a better broccoli
November 2007

LongNeckBroccoli.jpgThe desirability of a long neck is well established: swans, Audrey Hepburn, bottled beer. Now along comes the humble, nutritious broccoli with the same ambition.

 

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Next: Oregon Center for Aging and Technology
October 2007

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Take two and don’t bother calling us in the morning — we already know what you popped and when you popped ’em.

 

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Next: Gleukos
September 2007

NEXTGleukos.jpgIt was the packaging that caught our eye. The squishy pouch that can be flattened once it’s empty to make room for other more important items in the backpack.

 

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