Spotlight: Micro-Chasm

Oregon’s microfluidics
Tech Hub joins academic and industry partners to help small fluids make a big leap.

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Buzzkill

Bend-based Lora DiCarlo promised to revolutionize the sex-toy industry with cutting-edge technology, feminist-friendly marketing and celebrity Cara Delevingne’s stamp of approval. In November the company abruptly shuttered. What happened?

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Class of COVID-19

A spring shutdown devastated Oregon’s colleges and universities. How will they survive the financial fallout from the pandemic?

Rise of Robots

Agility Robotics’ humanoid robot takes a pivotal step in commercial use. 

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Greening the Gold Rush

The hemp-farming boom of 2018 created financial hardships for those who failed to turn a profit. But innovation and easing of regulations could open new doors for farmers.

A Tough Nut to Crack

Scientific advancements have allowed hazelnut crops to boom in Oregon, but the trade war with China and Turkey’s dominance of the market present a challenge. 

Foul Play

Corporate sponsorship deals have turned college sports into a lucrative business, but they do little to benefit the students universities are supposed to serve.