Technograph Articles

After impact

Water is not the only tool some firefighters across the country are using to battle fires.

Posted on Mar 04, 2014 10:01 pm by Darshan Patel
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Targeting a virus and its stigma

Every day, nearly 6,300 people contract HIV — that’s approximately 260 people every hour, reports the American Foundation for AIDS Research. In the United States, about 1 in 5 people with HIV are undiagnosed.

Posted on Mar 04, 2014 9:57 pm by Aarsh Sachdeva
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The social media universe

Consequences spawned from student use of social media are not limited to the college world.

Posted on Mar 04, 2014 9:50 pm by Jesse Black
Tagged with: social media, mehrtens, wickstrom, #fuckphyllis, twitter, facebook READ MORE ›


Seeking a clearer picture

Breakdown of technologies to assist in electronic buying.

Posted on Dec 04, 2013 3:45 pm by Brian Yu
Tagged with: 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show, screen, holiday READ MORE ›


The next step

Algorithmic fit for prosthesis design

Posted on Dec 04, 2013 3:43 pm by Daken Fee
Tagged with: prosthetics, design, robert petrea, algorithms READ MORE ›


Out of this world

As exploration into space continues, private fundings fuel the missions

Posted on Dec 04, 2013 3:38 pm by Aarsh Sachdeva
Tagged with: space, mars one, red planet READ MORE ›


Precious liquid

Engineers Without Borders deliver clean water to Nigerian village

Posted on Dec 04, 2013 3:33 pm by Jesse Black
Tagged with: engineering, precious liquid, water, nigeria READ MORE ›


Looking at CITES

CITES balances network security and students’ privacy

Posted on Sep 18, 2013 12:16 am by Brian Yu
Tagged with: cites, injune, nsa, edward snowden READ MORE ›


Data mining the English language

To see the larger picture of changes in the English language, one professor data mines hundreds of thousands of books

Posted on Sep 18, 2013 12:08 am by Ryan Weber
Tagged with: ted underwood, english, jordan sellers, worldcat READ MORE ›


Ready for lift-off

Hopkins will launch to the International Space Station aboard the Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft with two crewmates Sept. 25.

Posted on Sep 17, 2013 11:59 pm by Alison Marcotte
Tagged with: nasa, michael hopkins, international space station, russian federal space agency READ MORE ›


In case of emergency

Volunteer-based Illini Emergency Medical Services provides care during campus events

Posted on Sep 17, 2013 11:44 pm by Tim Van Der Aa
Tagged with: medical emergencies, Illini emergency medical services, memorial stadium, illinois marathon READ MORE ›


What is a bitcoin?

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.

Posted on Apr 24, 2013 12:00 am by Brian Yu
Tagged with: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, bitcoin, currency, virtual currency, commodity, money READ MORE ›


Technology by University student takes caring for plants to a new level

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.

Posted on Apr 23, 2013 11:47 pm by Ashish Valentine
Tagged with: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, OSO Technologies, Eduardo Torrealba, Lemelson-Illinois prize, Plant Link READ MORE ›


Weathering the storm: Changes in climate intrigue, might devastate

Climate change has been hyped up in the media, and it has become political issue often debated. But what is it?

Posted on Apr 23, 2013 11:23 pm by Tim Van der Aa
Tagged with: University of Illinois. The Weather Channel, severe weather, climate change READ MORE ›


University researchers create heart cell-powered robots

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
Tagged with: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, bio-bots, Vincent Chan, 3D Printing of Biological Machines for Biology and Medicine, 3D printers READ MORE ›


Researchers use ‘quantum dots’ to screen for diseases

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 ›


Circuit Jungle: Breaking down the technology CITES maintains at the University

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
Tagged with: cites, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, campus information technologies and educational services, WebStore, wi-fi, Joe Yun, AKAMAI READ MORE ›


E-Motions: Using facial recognition technology to build interactive avatars

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.

Posted on Feb 20, 2013 4:05 pm by Tom Thoren
Tagged with: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Beckman Institute, thomas huang, facial recognition technology, interactive avatars READ MORE ›


How CheckLight helps detect head impact in football and other sports

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: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, concussions, football, CheckLight, brain injuries, john rogers, swanlund chair, 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 ›


Drone journalism brings reporting into the future

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: tag1, 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 READ MORE ›