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Cancer-killers from the sea?

Posted by: | November 18, 2013 Comments Off on Cancer-killers from the sea? |

Kerry McPhail is on the hunt for the most powerful products in nature. Foraging the seas of Panama all the way to the Eastern Cape of South Africa, she brings marine organisms back to Oregon State University to unlock the compounds’ hidden power in the hopes of finding targets that shoot down cancer cells. McPhail, […]

under: biopharmaceuticals, marine science

Teachers invited to free wave energy workshop

Posted by: | November 5, 2013 Comments Off on Teachers invited to free wave energy workshop |

NEWPORT – A free workshop at OSU’s Hatfield Marine Science Center will familiarize Oregon coastal teachers with  current research and developments in wave energy, and how they can use the topic to create lessons where students can learn and apply Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) skills. The workshop takes place from 9 am to […]

under: courses, classes and workshops, engineering, HMSC Visitor Center, k-12 teachers, Oregon Sea Grant, outreach and engagement, science education, technology, wave energy

Highest-risk town faces up to tsunami threat

Posted by: | November 5, 2013 Comments Off on Highest-risk town faces up to tsunami threat |

SEASIDE – Scientists agree that the “big one” — an earthquake reaching  magnitude 9.0 or higher — has a 10 to 15 percent chance of striking somewhere off the U.S. west coast in the Cascadia Subduction Zone within the next 50 years. Fifteen to 20 minutes later, a tsunami will move in and drown many […]

under: coastal hazards, earthquake, engineering, tsunami

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