April 7th, 2017 (Willamette Week) Listen to OSU Professor Who Built a Robot Talk About Commercialization, Mobility and Why His Robot Walks Like a Chicken
At TechfestNW on March 24, Jonathan Hurst, the chair of the Robotics Department at Oregon State University and the co-founder of Agility Robotics, described a robot that he and his crew have built that's perhaps more adroit than any other robot in the world.
April 7, 2017 (Marketplace) Growth and balance in Corvallis, Oregon
Corvallis is wrestling with a changing economy, trying to balance issues of town, gown and growth — mainly how to use some of the college brainpower to create a startup hub, without damaging the city's culture.
April 7th, 2017 (Futurism) New Bio-Sensing Contact Lenses Will Utterly Transform Our Lives
Using ultra-thin transistor technology, researchers from Oregon State University have found a way to design contact lenses capable of registering information about the wearer’s physiological state.
December 13, 2016 (National Academy of Inventors) National Academy of Inventors Announces 2016 Fellows
With the election of the 2016 class, there are now 757 NAI Fellows, representing 229 research universities and governmental and non-profit research institutes. The 2016 Fellows are named inventors on 5,437 issued U.S. patents, bringing the collective patents held by all NAI Fellows to more than 26,000 issued U.S. patents.
The prestigious National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Fellows Selection Committee, has elected OSU's John F. Wager, Ph.D. to the rank of NAI Fellow on Dec. 13, 2016. John is OSU's inaugural NAI fellow and plans to travel to a ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum in Boston next spring to receive the award. Read more about Dr. Wager's NAI election here.
September 2016 Two New Tasty Berries from ARS
Agricultural Research Service (ARS) geneticist Chad Finn and his colleagues at the Horticultural Crops Research Unit in Corvallis, Oregon, developed two new berry varieties—a blueberry and a blackberry—that were recently released to the public.
Yin Min Blue Pigment (Derivan)
A new pigment has been made available in the raw materials market, currently referred to as Yin Min Blue.
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September 6, 2016 Oregon State spinout lands $175K for renewable energy tech (Portland Business Journal)
An Oregon renewable energy clean technology startup has been awarded $175,000 in follow-on funding.
August 6, 2016 A Self-Serve Dialysis Machine May Be Coming Home With You (Bloomberg Businessweek)
Tablo is a largely automated machine designed for patients to use by themselves.
July 20, 2016 Engineers Find a Better Way to Boil Water (ENGINEERING.com)
Researchers at Oregon State University (OSU) recently discovered a way to generate bubble formation and, in turn, control boiling. This form of control could significantly improve how advanced electronics and industrial boilers function.
We introduce a bipolar assembly of ion-exchange membranes as the separator for aqueous supercapacitors, which enables positive and negative electrode to operate in acidic and alkaline electrolyte, separately, thus increasing device-operating voltage. The assembled supercapacitors have better safety than those made with non-aqueous electrolyte; they also have higher energy density than those made with conventional aqueous-electrolyte based devices.
This technology describes an accurate, inexpensive, simple, and portable membrane-based lateral flow fluidic device, made with both patented and patent pending technologies, to detect copper at concentrations as low as 0.5 ppm. No pre-treatment of the raw sample is needed. With simple modifications, this method can be adapted to detect other targets at similar or better sensitivity.
Diskoid In Geometrically Micropatterned Extracellular matrix (DIGME), is a 3D tissue patterning solution that controls the shape of cell organoids, as well as the surrounding ECM. Together, DIGME generates complex microenvironment niches closely mimicking physiological conditions to support and guide the invasion of tumor organoids or morphogenesis of tissue organoids. DIGME provides an un-precedent platform to provide hosting matrix for tissue engineering and regeneration. This is very helpful for testing new cancer drugs.
A combinatorial therapeutic approach to treating cholesterol storage disorders that may drastically reduce the dosage of HPβCD required for treatment of Niemann Pick Type C disease.
This algorithm enables an efficient scheme for cooperative spectrum sensing that protects the location privacy of SU’s with a low cryptographic overhead while guaranteeing an efficient spectrum sensing
This technology is a novel method for producing near-atomically smooth, porous alumina thin films by spin coating, in ambient conditions, using aqueous precursors.
This technology provides a new process that enables high efficiency conversion of methane (e.g., from associated natural gas, or from anaerobic digestion of waste biomass) to liquid transportation fuels in the gasoline (~C10) or Diesel (~C16) range.