Breakdown of technologies to assist in electronic buying.
Algorithmic fit for prosthesis design
As exploration into space continues, private fundings fuel the missions
Engineers Without Borders deliver clean water to Nigerian village
CITES balances network security and students’ privacy
To see the larger picture of changes in the English language, one professor data mines hundreds of thousands of books
Hopkins will launch to the International Space Station aboard the Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft with two crewmates Sept. 25.
Volunteer-based Illini Emergency Medical Services provides care during campus events
Bitcoins, a virtual currency, boomed and then flopped. They are used as a commodity on the Internet, and they can be used to purchase stuff online.
When most people see plants start to wither, they respond in one of a few different ways. Typically they will pour a little extra water on it or take it out of the sunlight. But when Eduardo Torrealba, recent winner of the Lemelson-Illinois prize for engineering, student co-founder of OSO Technologies and graduate student, found his basil plant in the same condition, he set to work on a very different solution.
Climate change has been hyped up in the media, and it has become political issue often debated. But what is it?
It sounds like something straight out of a science fiction book, but scientists have created a “bio-bot,” a walking biological machine powered by heart cells. Before you start preparing for the upcoming robot apocalypse, bear in mind that these bio-bots are only 7 mm in length. Resembling small springboards, the machines rest on a thick supporting leg while being propelled forward by a thin leg covered with rat cardiac cells. Each time the heart cells beat, the bio-bot takes a step.
Posted on Feb 20, 2013 7:34 pm by Brian Yu
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Researchers at the University are working to make your next doctor visit much more colorful. They are adapting quantum dot nanoparticles, which are tiny fluorescent crystals, to screen for diseases from heart disease to cancer with the hopes of literally highlighting such ailments for diagnosis.
Posted on Feb 20, 2013 7:13 pm by Joseph Caffarini
Tagged with: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Andrew Smith, Wawrzyniec Dobrucki, Beckman Institute Molecular Imaging Laboratory, PET scans, quantum dots, cadmium selenide crystals, cancer research READ MORE ›
In a typical day, a student might use the Wi-Fi on a laptop, check email on a smartphone and log in countless times to computer labs and course websites. But behind the monotonous login screen is a huge operation of employees and physical infrastructure we take for granted. CITES handles thousands of wireless connections, many devices and the WebStore and connects the campus to the world.
Posted on Feb 20, 2013 5:24 pm by Tim Van Der Aa
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University researchers are exploring innovative ways for people to interact with computers, such as reading and responding to users’ emotions, automatically identifying the elements of multimedia and reducing the amount of data transfer in video communications.
Concussions and other head injuries aren’t an exact science. Consider this example: A football player takes an 80g hit and shows concussionlike symptoms. That same player next week takes a 120g hit, but he’s fine. So what gives?
Posted on Feb 19, 2013 9:40 pm by Darshan Patel
Tagged with: concussions, football, CheckLight, brain injuries, john rogers, swanlund chair, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Ridell, Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy, Isaiah Kacyvenski, Steven Broglio, University of Michigan Neurotrauma Research Laboratory, 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show READ MORE ›
Thanks to modern news media conditioning, whenever one hears the word “drone,” one invariably associates the word with military-operated wraiths of the night, waging covert warfare against terrorist groups. However, not all drones are weapons of war. The emerging field of drone journalism aims to use remote-controlled and autonomous robots to aid journalists in collecting information and in reporting the news.
Posted on Feb 19, 2013 2:19 pm by Ashish Valentine
Tagged with: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, drone journalism, matt schroyer, national science foundation, enLiST, Entrepreneurial Leadership in STEM Teaching and Learning, The Professional Society of Drone Journalists, dronejournalism.org, Matt Waite, university of nebraska-lincoln, kate middleton, kodak brownie, tag1 READ MORE ›
While some of you may be planning your trip away for the holidays, you and your family should be careful which map service to use to plan your winter break trip, especially if you have an iPhone.
Posted on Dec 10, 2012 10:37 pm by Brian Yu
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This week in the sunny and extravagantly wealthy Dubai, the United Nations brought together delegates from around the world in secret to discuss how exactly they will destroy the Internet and change life on earth forever. Whoa, scary! Right?
Posted on Dec 06, 2012 11:09 pm by Tim Van Der Aa
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The economics and psychology departments at the University of Illinois teamed up to learn how people think competitively. Their findings help explain strategic behavior and potential causes of neurological disorders; their experience provides a taste of what it is like to conduct multidisciplinary research.
Posted on Nov 29, 2012 12:49 am by Joe Caffarini
Tagged with: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, belief learning, Kyle Mathewson, competitive learning, ming hsu, haas school of business, helen wills neuroscience institute, university of california berkley, tag1 READ MORE ›