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Two researchers in Material Sciences and Engineering at the University have created a new way of monitoring glucose levels for diabetics and ICU patients.
A study has found that physical, mental and financial barriers can prevent adults with disabilities from receiving proper nutrition.
After being named the Major League Hacking fall 2014 North America season winners, the newly organized Illini Hackers are preparing for the second annual HackIllinois on Feb. 27 to March 1.
The departments of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering are collaborating to create a lithium-ion microbattery that could charge up to 1,000 times faster than other technologies.
University computer science professor helps create a new method that helps understand how plants evolved.
Imagine looking up into the sky and seeing winged robots flying high above construction sites. These mechanical bats have been programmed to take photographs and collect data on any potential safety threats or hazards before swooping back down to Earth.
No, this is not the plot of a science-fiction novel, but rather the latest development in construction site supervision.
Intrigued by the camouflaging capabilities of animals like the cuttlefish and certain types of octopus and squid, Materials Science and Engineering Professor John Rogers and his team have developed a flexible material that also has the potential to change color in the blink of an eye.
Windows in offices can help workers sleep better and live healthier lives, according to a study co-authored by Dr. Mohamed Boubekri, associate professor in Architecture.
Dr. Harry Hilton, professor emeritus in Aerospace Engineering, has recently been named a 2014 Fellow of the American Society for Composites (ASC).
We cannot survive without computers in the 21st century. College students in particular rely on their computers or laptops for almost everything from entertainment to studying to connecting with friends. But do you even know when computers were developed or what they were used for before they became so commercialized and such an integral part of our lives?
Who hasn't sat frustrated in traffic, daydreaming of engaging that little, red button on the steering wheel and flying home? Since the airplane became a prominent means of transportation, there have been visions of combining aviation and automobile technology to create the ultimate vehicle: the flying car. For decades this idea has pervaded society through all forms of media and fiction. The question is: Why hasn't it been made a reality?
Computers are ubiquitous. You don't need to be a genius to know that. This article was typed on a computer. A computer was used to print the magazine. The internet was used for research. Maybe you'll read this story on the Technograph's website, and you'll probably share it on Facebook and Twitter too. While you're online, you'll check your email, get instantaneous sports updates, share information with people via the click of the mouse, and sync your calendar (and your friends') to your phone. You might pay your bills and buy a song or two while video chatting with a friend halfway around the world. She asks you a question, and in about ten seconds, you can find the answer. Our lives revolve around computers - but how did this technological explosion take place and when?
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.
Water is not the only tool some firefighters across the country are using to battle fires.
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.
Consequences spawned from student use of social media are not limited to the college world.
Algorithmic fit for prosthesis design.
Breakdown of technologies to assist in electronic buying.
Mars One announced in May 2012 it would establish a permanent human colony on Mars by 2023. So far, over 200,000 people have applied to settle on the neighboring Red Planet. Interest in the Martian world has pushed many countries and institutions to explore different planets, regions of space and improved methods of space travel. Students, faculty and alumni at the University are contributing to this stellar trend. Recently, space travel and study has gained some acute attention at the University.
Engineers Without Borders deliver clean water to Nigerian village.
The discovery of the Higgs-like boson, to some physicists, means the end of an era. The Higgs boson, named after theoretical physicist Peter Higgs, is the last missing piece of the Standard Model, which accounts for the electromagnetic, weak and strong forces in the universe. But to University faculty who have been a part of the search for the Higgs boson, discovering this final piece is only the start to understanding the universe.
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.
The encouraging phrase “shoot for the stars” takes on a literal meaning for NASA astronaut Michael Hopkins, a ’91 University alumnus. Hopkins will head 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.