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Friday, June 20, 2014 Permalink

Science Friday: Beer, Nuclear Education, Spiders, Robot Apocalypse, And New Wheels


Portland, Oregon, is a hotbed for transit innovation. Will other cities catch on?

What Happens After the Robot Apocalypse?

In Robogenesis, sci-fi author Daniel H. Wilson imagines the world post-robot uprising.

At Reed College, undergraduates keep a nuclear reactor running.

Untangling the Web of Spider Science

Arachnologist Greta Binford traces the evolution of spiders by examining their venom.

Beer Science: Crafting the Perfect Pint

Two of Oregon’s craft brew experts pore over hops, yeast, malt, and the microbiology of beer.