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Archive for November, 2011

Scientists say new compounds may prove cheap supply for solar cells

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

By Steve Law, The Portland Tribune   Researchers at Oregon State University found that compounds related to iron pyrite, or “fool’s gold,” might offer cheap and promising applications in the fabrication of solar energy cells.   Read More

OSU undergraduate develops new time-saving method in organic chemistry

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Nick Houtman, Oregon State University, News & Communications CORVALLIS, Ore. — When Sam Bartlett, an Oregon State University senior in chemistry, put on his lab coat, goggles and latex gloves in the summer of 2010, he didn’t expect to wind up helping organic chemists around the world. With guidance from Chris Beaudry, assistant professor of […]

Rethinking How Kids Learn Science

Monday, November 14th, 2011

A Science Friday adviser for NPR, Lynn Dierking talks about free-choice learning  opportunities outside of the classroom for children to learn science. Listen to the NPR story here.

Analysis reveals malaria, other diseases as ancient, adaptive and persistent foes

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Oregon State University News and Communications 11-2-2011 CORVALLIS, Ore. – One of the most comprehensive analyses yet done of the ancient history of insect-borne disease concludes for the first time that malaria is not only native to the New World, but it has been  present long before humans existed and has evolved through birds and […]