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The Condom of the Future

The rubber meets the road Tuesday when Dr. Richard Chartoff discusses “The Condom of the Future” at the Eugene library. As leader of a team of UO scientists recently awarded a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation “Grand Challenges Explorations” grant, Chartoff — an internationally respected expert in all things polymer — has been tasked with developing a space-age sheath that is at once stronger and more sensitive than your average jimmy hat. This lecture will envelope such issues as why an innovative condom is needed, the manner in which condoms are made and tested, as well as information on how a new “shape memory” polymers can custom-fit to individual weenises through a principle similar to “shrink wrap.” This blessed event is free and open to the public; you need not be a member to attend.

“The Condom of the Future” is 6pm Tuesday, Aug. 26, at the downtown library. FREE. — Rick Levin