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Study examines health care costs for obese and smokers

A new study reveals that health care costs among the obese and smokers are substantially higher than for their non-obese and non-smoking counterparts.

Exposure to greenery could reduce stress levels

Researchers at the University are studying the correlation between looking at tree canopies and human stress levels.

University research group creates immersive experiences through virtual reality

An engineering research group at the University is developing virtual reality programs to be used for academic and job training purposes.

A sweet change

Two researchers in Material Sciences and Engineering at the University have created a new way of monitoring glucose levels for diabetics and ICU patients.

UI study finds disabled adults face malnutrition

A study has found that physical, mental and financial barriers can prevent adults with disabilities from receiving proper nutrition.

Illini Hackers named season winners by Major League Hacking

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.

University team charged over new microbattery potential

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.

New analytical method gives insight into plant evolution

University computer science professor helps create a new method that helps understand how plants evolved. 

Four UI Professors design Robotic Bats

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.

UI professor develops flexible, adaptive camouflaging material

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.

Office windows can improve sleep and overall health, study suggests

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.

Engineering professor receives ASC Fellowship

Dr. Harry Hilton, professor emeritus in Aerospace Engineering, has recently been named a 2014 Fellow of the American Society for Composites (ASC).

Computers: Now and Then

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?

Dude, where's my flying car?

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?

I never thought it'd go so far...

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 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.

After impact

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

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.

The social media universe

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

The next step

Algorithmic fit for prosthesis design.

Seeking a clearer picture

Breakdown of technologies to assist in electronic buying.

Out of this world

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.

Precious liquid

Engineers Without Borders deliver clean water to Nigerian village.

Probable discovery of Higgs Boson illuminates some areas of physics, brings more questions to others

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.

Looking at CITES

CITES balances network security and students’ privacy.