OMSI goes really, really big, with a Sci-Fi Film Fest.
Movie Reviews & Stories
With science-fiction films, bigger is always better. Whether in the tight corridors of Alien or the cityscapes of Dark City, increasing your viewing radius even a couple of inches can transform an a
Editor's Note: Portland, you're savvy. But you're also thrifty. That's why we're bringing you Buy PDX, a weekly roundup of retail events and sales around Portland. Every Tuesday, we'll let you know the best places to drop your precious dollars. Photographer Mark Fitzgerald’s prints from his Ship Shaping series caught the attention of an industrial corporation, which purchased every print before ...
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
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
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...