Mudroom

Light Show

The city addresses possible bottle-necks due to new MAX trains by modernizing traffic signals.

07/20/2009 By Kasey Cordell

Saving for the Future

Seed Saviors

Scientists at the National Clonal Germplasm Repository are even now hedging against humanity's uncertain future. Within the twenty-eight-year-old facility's greenhouses, are the fruits and nuts and seeds and pollen of roughly ten thousand plants collected

05/26/2009 By Rebecca Clarren

Mudroom

Hot-Rod Hybrid

Portland claims the most hybrid-car owners in the country, but odds are that nobody's plugged in a ride quite like the 2010 Fisker Karma, which hits 60 miles per hour in just under six seconds and gets 100 miles per gallon.

05/26/2009 With Brian Barker

The Interwebz

Traffic Control

When it comes to hawking your website, keyword academies help the hits keep on coming.

05/19/2009 By Keri Brenner

Pick a Card

Divine Venture

In the digital age, software replaces soothsayer and turns the art of divination into a profitable product.

05/19/2009 By Angela Sanders

Tech Scene

Flying Lessons

Olympic training software gets students pumped—for science.

05/19/2009 By John Chandler

Living Here

Raising the Car

Portland adopts two-story parking—40 years after everyone else.

05/19/2009 By Rachel Ritchie

5 MINUTES WITH...

Brian Greene

If you hear about a speech titled “Cosmology at the Frontier” and your mind wanders to space-age lip liner, don’t be ashamed. But Brian Greene is no Mary Kay.

05/19/2009 By Randy Gragg

Sustainablity

No Fuelin’

Leave the motor oil at home—Electrathon America brings gasless laps to PIR.

05/19/2009 By Kristen Hall-Geisler

Sports Tech

Hit Man

The only man who can tell you how far Barry Bonds's last homer _really_ went lives here.

05/19/2009 By Tom Colligan

Service Animals

Rex Rx

Meet the new breed of service hounds: autism dogs.

05/19/2009 By Ashley Griffin