Science and Industry

OMSI eyes becoming a real-estate developer. Its neighbors fear a Pearl District 2.0.


News Stories
For more than half a century, School Specialty Co. of Oregon has operated behind green loading docks at Southeast Taylor Street and 3rd Avenue, making cheerleader pompoms.    More
 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 AARON MESH

Headout: Radical Theory

How a physicist looks at Burnside Skatepark.


Headout
Skateboarding, physics tells us, is a constant fight against gravity. Features like curves and ramps in a skatepark are laid out to increase velocity and create a continuous ride. Skateboarders    More
 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 LYLA ROWEN

Hotseat: David Tyler

A UO Chemistry professor answers the age-old Question, “paper or plastic?” Don’t even ask about cotton.


Q & A
A chemist walks into a bar and tells the hipsters drinking there that their locally brewed organic ale is bad for the environment. There’s no punch line: Beer is just one of the many beloved t   More
 
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 CATALINA GAITAN

Head2Head: Car2Go Vs. The Future of Transportation

Willamette Week's correspondent thinks the future has a long way to go.


Arts & Books
It isn’t often one gets invited to participate in a revolution of the future, but that’s just what OMSI did. “Drive Revolution: The Future of Transportation,” a car showcase at OMSI on Saturday, July 13, was our local science museum's way to allow the Big Three and their Eurasian cohorts to show off their vision of the four-wheeled “future of transportation” to bike- and transit-loving ...   More
 
Monday, July 15, 2013 MITCH LILLIE

Have A Fossil-Fuel-Free Weekend, Courtesy of PSU

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News
In an effort to assess Portlanders’ actual enthusiasm for electric cars, Portland State University is conducting a survey about them—and they are dangling the possibility of winning prizes if you take part.People filling out the survey—which seeks opinion about cars and foreign oil—are put into a raffle to win an all-electric weekend.The winner gets a to drive a Nissan Leaf—the first completely ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 HANNAH HOFFMAN

Court Appearance on Tuesday For Man Who Allegedly Grabbed Girl in OMSI


News
A troubling report at OMSI involving a 34-year-old man and a 10-year-old girl has led to a scheduled court appearance tomorrow for the man. Jose Enrique Arroyo was arrested on Mar. 7 on two counts of sex abuse, and two counts of harassment after he allegedly grabbed the girl in an OMSI chemistry lab. The girl's 43-year-old father tells WWire that his daughter was leaning over a table in the ...   More
 
Monday, March 16, 2009 Dan Green

OMSI's CSI: The Experience: Crime Scenes For Kids


News
OMSI's warehouse-sized new exhibit, CSI: The Experience, prominently features a mock-up of a seedy alley strewn with a bag of cocaine (or possibly MDMA, only forensic analysis will tell) and a woman with tire treads imprinted across her torso. Though it may be stretching the limits of kid-friendly, The Experience acknowledges OMSI's kid clientele by wisely excising most of CSI's television sheen ...   More
 
Friday, May 22, 2009 Alex Peterson

Reptile Party


News
It's been weeks since you took your reptile out on the town, and he's starting to complain that the two of you never go anywhere. It's a good thing the 24th annual Reptile and Amphibian Show is coming up this Labor Day weekend at OMSI, where you're invited to BYOBearded Lizard to one of the largest gatherings of reptiles and amphibians in the Pacific Northwest. Introduce your scaly companion ...   More
 
Thursday, June 24, 2010 Caitlin Giddings

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