Besides the “Big One,” closer faults could also shake Portland

Patrick

Portland sits in a flat basin, with northwest-oriented faults where it meets the rugged terrain of the Coast Range. Those faults tend to experience compression as well as lateral movement due to the combination of tectonic forces. Long-term fault movements often leave an unambiguous, linear mark on the landscape, though the prodigious moisture and vegetation in this area do a pretty good job of obscuring things. Still, some of these faults are identifiable on the landscape if you know how to look.

That includes the Gales Creek fault 35 kilometers (22 miles) west of Portland. A Portland State University team

Samsung thinks its 85-inch Interactive Display is a digital whiteboard for the COVID-19 classroom

Patrick

Samsung would like you to believe its new 85-inch Interactive Display can bridge the gap between students in the classroom and students studying at home, now that blended-learning is the new normal across the country. In reality, it’s just a slightly bigger digital whiteboard — but assuming it doesn’t cost too much, the tweaked vision does sound intriguing.

Now that COVID-19 has swept the country, some students are huddling around tiny Chromebook screens at home while others stay in class, and Samsung’s internet-connected digital whiteboard promises to let students and teachers collaborate with each other, whether they’re in that classroom

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