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2012 College of Science Awards Day

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

The College of Science Faculty and Staff Awards Day was held on September 19th to celebrate accomplishments of the college over the past year. Supervisors, colleagues and students nominated awardees based on their contributions to the college and to their field of academia and research.  Interim Dean Vince Remcho, Associate Dean Janine Trempy and Head [...]

The Heart of Mass

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Terra Magazine at Oregon State University talks with Ken Krane, nuclear scientist and emeritus professor of physics, Oregon State University, to discuss the momentous discovery of the “God Particle” and it’s impact on the field of physics. The term “God particle” tends to rankle physicists. The flippant reference to the recently discovered particle believed to [...]

Nanotube technology leading to new era of fast, lower-cost medical diagnostics

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Science Codex   CORVALLIS, Ore. – Researchers at Oregon State University have tapped into the extraordinary power of carbon “nanotubes” to increase the speed of biological sensors, a technology that might one day allow a doctor to routinely perform lab tests in minutes, speeding diagnosis and treatment while reducing costs.   Read more

Thinking Like a Physicist « Terra Magazine

Friday, March 18th, 2011

Thinking Like a Physicist « Terra Magazine.

Breakthrough Made in Metamaterial Optics

Friday, December 5th, 2008

These “metamaterials,” which gain their properties from their structure rather than directly from their composition, have been seen as a key to a possible “super lens” that would have an extraordinary level of resolution and be able to “see” things the size of a nanometer – a human hair is 100,000 nanometers wide. They could [...]

Flat Screen TV’s for EVERYONE!

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

This article points up OSU as a pioneer in transparent electronics and touts a partnership among the U.S. government, private industry and university research to enable critical innovations for future display technology. For the non-pioneers among us here’s what wiki has to say about thin films. Flat screen TV’s are clearly the least of it. Beavers, always building stuff.

Transparent integrated circuit finds industrial use

Monday, June 16th, 2008

In early 2006, OSU researchers announced that they had created a completely transparent integrated circuit from inorganic compounds. Now, reports the Corvallis Gazette Times, that technology has found its first industrial use in solar panels: Silicon-based solar cells — the heavy black panels currently in use — require mechanical devices to pivot them and track [...]

Waves on a Plane

Friday, April 18th, 2008

Sloshing motion of electrons cause Waves on a Plane. Just a little Physics humor for you today.

Speed of Light Too Slow!

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

New Material Bends Light “Wrong Way,” Opens Optical Possibilities Media Contact: David Stauth, 541-737-0787 CORVALLIS, Ore. – The development of a new type of composite material that can bend light the “wrong way” is moving researchers another step closer toward creation of functional devices that could have a wide range of important optical and electronic [...]

Physics Prof Praised!

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

Congratulations to Prof. Corinne Manogue, who was selected as the 2008 winner of the American Association of Physics Teachers’ Excellence in undergraduate Physics Teaching Award. This award recognizes outstanding achievements by an AAPT member in undergraduate physics teaching, in particular her significant work in the highly-regarded Paradigms Program.