Items Tagged as: Research

Our caravan exits Highway 31 onto a two-track road that crawls into the sagebrush of Summer Lake Basin. I pull over in a prodigious dust cloud to caution the two trailing vans.

Imagine a parallel world with its own government, religion, royalty, language, and even animals that exist nowhere else. Sound fun? Apparently a lot of children ages 8 to 12 think so.

A UO research project explores the effects of climate change on Northwest Tribes.

As technology reveals more details about our brains’ inner workings, researchers in an emerging field—translational neuroscience—are scouting better ways to address some of the problems that bedevil us.

Not so very long ago, we closed our curtains for privacy. Security was achieved by locking our doors and windows.

A digital map can show you a whole lot more than points A, B, and the road between. You can attach huge amounts of data to a single digital location—population, climate, traffic patterns, soil quality, census results, pollution levels, biodiversity.

Award-winning UO researcher and Creswell-boy-made-good Shannon Boettcher '03 is searching for a planetary game changer: A solar-power storage system that is as smart as your basic dandelion.

A trip to the world’s most remote sea offers solid evidence of the far-reaching consequences of our “throw-away” mentality.

Somewhere around 370 bc, in Plato’s Phaedrus, Socrates told a story about the Egyptian gods Theuth and Thamus, who were debating the value of Theuth’s invention of writing. Theuth said that writing would make Egyptians wiser, but Thamus disagreed.

If you want to study Antarctic icefish, you have to go where they live.


What can tunes and the tasty treats tell us about making good experiences better?

Thousands of Velella velella, jellyfish relatives, washed ashore on Oregon beaches in April, and now are littering beaches in New Zealand.

Alumnus Edgardo Simone is a successful composer and orchestrator of Hollywood blockbusters, including the Spider-Man and Men in Black franchises