University of Oregon

The solution to a 200-year-old encryption

(PhysOrg.com) -- The mathematician who deciphered the final, encrypted page of a letter sent to President Thomas Jefferson in 1801 will visit the University of Oregon to tell how he did it.

Jan 11, 2010
4.4 / 5 (22) 0 | with audio podcast

'No time to lose' to start thinking sustainability

As director of the University of Oregon's Climate Leadership Initiative, the need to address human contributions to global warming is a no-brainer that Bob Doppelt says in his new book requires a mindset tuned into "The Power ...

Sep 19, 2008
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IBMT meditation found to boost brain connectivity

Just 11 hours of learning a meditation technique induces positive structural changes in brain connectivity by boosting efficiency in a part of the brain that helps a person regulate behavior in accordance with their goals, ...

Aug 16, 2010
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Why sex with a partner is better (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- OK, it takes two for human reproduction, and now it seems that plants and animals that can rely on either a partner or go alone by self-fertilization give their offspring a better chance for ...

Oct 21, 2009
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Climate change, human activity and wildfires

Climate has been implicated by a new study as a major driver of wildfires in the last 2,000 years. But human activities, such as land clearance and fire suppression during the industrial era (since 1750) have created large ...

Sep 21, 2008
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New theory may help design tomorrow's sustainable polymer

Tomorrow's specialty plastics may be produced more precisely and cheaply thanks to the apparently tight merger of a theory by a University of Oregon chemist and years of unexplained data from real world experiments involving ...

Dec 11, 2008
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