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5 Ways Cars May Radically Change Cities In The Future

OPB | April 5, 2017 12:15 p.m.

University of Oregon associate professor Nico Larco is studying the effect that self-driving cars are likely to have on cities and the people who live in them.

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Lobbying Frenzy Over Access To Washington State Infrastructure For Small Cell Technology

Northwest News Network | March 9, 2017 7:27 p.m.

Wireless carriers are pushing legislation in Washington state to give them access to power poles, street lights and other public infrastructure for placement of the small antennas.

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Oregon Virtual Reality Incubator Takes Artists Into New Worlds

OPB | Feb. 24, 2017 12:18 p.m. | Portland

Imagine a gallery where you can step into a painting or dance with a virtual flamingo. Virtual and augmented reality stand to transform the art world. Tech incubator Oregon Story Board is on the front lines.

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The Slants Case Goes To Washington | Oregon's CIO | Wyden On Trump

OPB | Jan. 18, 2017 noon

Simon Tam discusses the arguments made before the U.S. Supreme Court today; we get an update from the state's Chief Information Officer, Alex Pettit; and Sen. Ron Wyden talks cabinet hearings, the ACA, and more.

News | local | Education

Enrollment Dips At UO, PSU As Other Universities Reach Records

OPB | Nov. 15, 2016 3:50 p.m. | Portland

Oregon State University and Oregon Institute of Technology hit historic highs for enrollment, while the student body shrank slightly at University of Oregon.

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Oregon Senator Wants To Block Efforts To Weaken Encryption

OPB | Oct. 14, 2016 3:43 p.m. | Portland

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, says three important computer issues are likely to be discussed in Congress this fall.

Business | News | Technology

Yahoo Says Hackers Stole Info From 500 Million User Accounts

AP | Sept. 22, 2016 11:46 a.m. | San Francisco

Yahoo says the personal information in 500 million accounts was stolen in a massive security breakdown. The breach disclosed Thursday dates back to late 2014.

Music | NW Life | Technology | Arts | local

Meet The Bot Who Wowed Pickathon's Galaxy Barn Friday

opbmusic | Aug. 6, 2016 9:46 a.m. | Happy Valley, Oregon

Among all of the virtuosically played banjos and fiddles and mandolins at Pickathon, one instrument stood out in Friday: Dan Deacon's remote controlled player piano.

NW Life | Arts | News | local

Stēla Moves To Change How You Read Comics

OPB | Feb. 24, 2016 11:10 a.m. | Portland

Digital startup Stēla Comics leverages Portland's talent pool to make made-for-mobile publisher/reader app.

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News Roundtable: Feb. 19, 2016 | Hemp Bill | Young Jazz Composers

OPB | Feb. 19, 2016 noon

We take on the week's big news stories with our rotating panel of news watchers. Then we hear from a young jazz composer (and her mentor) about what it's like to compose music for the Portland Jazz Composer's Ensemble.

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Talking Business

OPB | Oct. 20, 2015 12:45 p.m.

Erik Siemers, managing editor of the Portland Business Journal, joins us for our regular business news update.

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New Interactive Maps Bring The World (Wide Web) To Oregon Trails

OPB/EarthFix | Sept. 14, 2015 noon | Ashland, Oregon

An Oregon environmental group spent the summer lugging a 40-pound Google Trekker camera around trails on public lands.  Now its virtual tours are live online.

Business | Think Out Loud

Talking Business

OPB | Sept. 8, 2015 12:45 p.m.

Scott Nelson, business editor for The Oregonian, stops by Think Out Loud to discuss the latest in the region's business news.

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Could This University Of Oregon Professor Restore Vision To The Blind?

OPB | Aug. 3, 2015 12:15 p.m.

University of Oregon professor Richard Taylor and his collaborator Simon Brown recently patented a new technology that could restore vision to the blind - and that's just the tip of the iceberg. 

Health | News

What Role Should Smartphones Play In The Operating Room?

OPB | July 30, 2015 1:54 p.m.

Doctors and advocates ask whether smartphones help or hinder patient care.

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Should Doctors Be Using Their Smartphones In The Operating Room?

OPB | July 30, 2015 12:15 p.m.

Do smartphones help or hinder healthcare professionals?

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Talking Business

OPB | July 9, 2015 12:25 p.m.

Suzanne Stevens, editor of the Portland Business Journal, joins us for our regular business news update.

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Oregon Environmentalists Use Google Trekker To Track Down Conservation Support

OPB/EarthFix | June 17, 2015 9:30 p.m. | Ruch, Oregon

An  Oregon conservation group is hoping to use a new technology to inspire more people to visit and protect public lands.     

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Earthquakes Off The Oregon Coast

OPB | June 1, 2015 12:06 p.m.

Geologists say the recent activity is not usual, and no tsunamis were triggered.

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Should Computer Coding Be Offered As A Foreign Language?

OPB | March 30, 2015 12:30 p.m.

TUESDAY: A bill in the Oregon Legislature would allow computer coding classes to be counted towards foreign language requirements for public school students.