For many, Newport is tourist destination, sporting two lighthouses, a lively Bayfront district lined with shops and restaurants, and miles of rugged, majestic shoreline. For others, it is a fishing port, home to the most productive fishing fleet on the Oregon coast and a thriving working waterfront. But to marine scientists from Oregon State University, […]

Oregon state legislators are considering House Bill 3451 to establish at OSU an Oceangoing Research Vessel Program. This bill fits into a larger multiyear effort to grow the marine science economic sector for Oregon. It began over four decades ago with the establishment of the Hatfield Marine Science Center, initiated with investments from the state […]

In May 2007, I authored an article in GPS World looking ten years into the future and envisioning how the GNSS field would operate at that then-distant time. Reviewing my assessments, I see that I was both accurate and wide of the mark with my predictions. The prediction that has proved accurate was that the […]

Yaquina Technologies specializes in web and mobile applications and services. You may be wondering what these terms mean and how they could help your business or organization. Below we try to answer a few of the common questions we hear about these services. What is a web service? A web service helps move data and […]

At a meeting of the Yaquina Bay Economic Foundation (YBEF) on May 29, I shared the following thoughts with members and guests: “In the five years my wife and I have been in Newport and in my involvement in YBEF, members have already seen me try out a few initiatives and watched them “not go […]

We tend to group the concept of invention with that of innovation, but there is a difference.  Invention is coming up with a new idea. Innovation is developing an idea that is practical, that can be used, and in many cases fulfills a need. For more on this, read Len Polizotto’s article in Smithsonian’s Lemelson […]

Consider the questions, What challenges does your business face in this economy? What challenges do you think small businesses in general face? Some people say it is the tough economy and financial challenges. This may be so, but I think the problem is deeper. I am a high tech, services oriented firm. This means that […]