blog postsUnlike rubber bands, molecular bonds may not break faster when pulledJun 17, 2009 9:00 am128 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - From balloons to rubber bands, things always break faster when stretched. Or do they? University of Illinois scientists studying chemical bonds now have shown this isn't always the case, and their results may have profound implications for the stability of proteins to mechanical stress and the design of new high-tech polymers.University to decommission research reactorAug 5, 2004 9:00 am169 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has begun the process of decommissioning its nuclear research reactor. The process will take several years to complete and will be carried out under the scrutiny of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the U.S. Department of Energy.University of Illinois to host state championship Rube Goldberg contestApr 4, 2005 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Illinois State Championship Rube Goldberg Machine Contest for High Schools will be held in the Newmark Civil Engineering Building, 205 N. Mathews Ave., Urbana, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 9.University of Illinois to host 'See Your Soldier' eventJun 13, 2006 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois will use advanced videoconferencing technology to connect Illinois families with loved ones who are stationed in Iraq. On July 11 and 12, family members can visit one of several sites in Illinois for live, interactive 30-minute videoconferencing sessions in which they can see and talk with their soldiers stationed at either Camp Al Asad (Air Force) or Camp Taji/Cooke (Army) in Iraq.University of Illinois chemist named Packard FellowOct 26, 2012 9:00 am31 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois chemistry professor Douglas Mitchell has been named a Packard Fellow in science and engineering. He is among 16 early career researchers honored by the David and Lucille Packard Foundation in 2012 for outstanding creative research.Unified theory relates microbial metabolism to lab and fieldNov 14, 2000 9:00 am15 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The ability to describe the rates at which microbial populations metabolize in the natural environment has been limited by the lack of a general theory of microbial kinetics. Now, researchers at the University of Illinois have found an approach that holds significant promise for extending the results of laboratory experiments to better understand microbial metabolism in nature.Under pressure at the nanoscale, polymers play by different rulesOct 2, 2008 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Scientists putting the squeeze on thin films of polystyrene have discovered that at very short length scales the polymer doesn't play by the rules.Ultrasound generates intense mechanoluminescence, researchers reportNov 9, 2006 9:00 am50 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Many people know that if you bite or break a Wint-O-Green Lifesaver in the dark, you will see a spark of green light. That light is called mechanoluminescence, also known as triboluminescence.Ultrasonic hammer sets off tiny explosionsApr 2, 2015 9:00 am140 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Giving new meaning to the term "sonic boom," University of Illinois chemists have used sound to trigger microscopic explosions.Ultrafast laser spectrometer measures heat flow through moleculesAug 9, 2007 9:00 am17 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Global warming isn't the only heat scientists are feeling. Another area in which heat flow is becoming crucial is the field of molecular electronics, where long-chain molecules attached to tiny electrodes are used to transport and switch electrons.UI instructor tweets at final space shuttle launchJul 21, 2011 9:00 am3 views When it comes to science, Joanne Manaster admittedly inspires easily.Two U. of I. faculty elected to American Academy of Arts and SciencesApr 17, 2012 9:00 am29 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois professors Edward Diener and Jennifer A. Lewis are among 220 new members named to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.Two University of Illinois faculty members earn 2010 Sloan FellowshipsFeb 18, 2010 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two University of Illinois faculty members have been selected to receive 2010 Sloan Research Fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan foundation: Yann R. Chemla, a professor of physics, and Karrie Karahalios, a professor of computer science. Two researchers elected to the National Academy of EngineeringFeb 22, 2001 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Two University of Illinois researchers -- Karl Hess and Thomas S. Huang -- have been elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering.Two Illinois researchers to receive Presidential Early Career AwardsJun 13, 2005 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two University of Illinois researchers are among 58 young researchers named today (June 13) as recipients of the 2004 Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on young professionals at the outset of their independent research careers. They will receive their awards today in a White House ceremony.Two Illinois researchers elected to National Academy of SciencesApr 25, 2006 9:00 am22 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two University of Illinois faculty members - David Ceperley and Laura Greene - have been elected to membership in the National Academy of Sciences, the academy announced today.Two Illinois researchers among world's top young innovatorsAug 19, 2008 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two researchers at the University of Illinois - Martin D. Burke and Nicholas X. Fang - have been chosen as two of the world's 35 Top Young Innovators by Technology Review, the world's oldest technology magazine.Two Illinois professors receive Guggenheim fellowshipsApr 7, 2011 9:00 am23 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two University of Illinois professors - Anne Dawson Hedeman, in medieval studies and art history, and Kenneth Suslick, in chemistry - have received Guggenheim Foundation Fellowships.Two Illinois professors receive 2015 Guggenheim fellowshipsApr 10, 2015 9:00 am309 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has awarded 2015 Guggenheim fellowships to two University of Illinois faculty members: Wendy K. Tam Cho, professor of political science and of statistics, and Philip W. Phillips, professor of physics.Two Illinois professors elected to National Academy of EngineeringFeb 14, 2003 9:00 am53 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two University of Illinois researchers - Joseph E. Greene and Peter W. Sauer - have been elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering, the academy announced today.Two Illinois professors elected to American Academy of Arts and SciencesApr 20, 2010 9:00 am34 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois professors Nigel Goldenfeld and Martin Gruebele are among 229 new members named to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.Two Illinois faculty members elected AAAS FellowsNov 20, 2017 9:15 am993 views Two faculty members at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been elected 2017 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Fellows are chosen for their outstanding contributions to their field of study.Two Illinois chemists named top young innovatorsAug 21, 2012 9:00 am30 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two chemistry professors at the University of Illinois - Ryan C. Bailey and Prashant K. Jain - have been chosen as two of the world's top young innovators by Technology Review, the world's oldest technology magazine.Two elected to membership in National Academy of EngineeringFeb 8, 2007 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois Vice Chancellor for Research Charles F. Zukoski and electrical and computer engineering professor P.R. Kumar have been elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering, the academy announced today.Two elected to membership in National Academy of EngineeringFeb 10, 2006 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Incoming University of Illinois Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Linda P.B. Katehi and College of Engineering Interim Dean Ilesanmi Adesida have been elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering, the academy announced today.Turning out a new breed of engineersFeb 1, 2007 9:00 am9 views David E. Goldberg, a UI professor of engineering, has written a new textbook that aims to create a new breed of engineers through focus on personal, interpersonal and organizational skills.Turbulence yields secrets to 73-year-old experimentJan 31, 2006 9:00 am128 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A simple but groundbreaking experiment performed more than 70 years ago finally has been explained by scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The solution sheds new light on fluid turbulence - the last major unsolved problem in classical physics.Tumor-targeting system uses cancer’s own mechanisms to betray its locationFeb 14, 2017 9:00 am3240 views By hijacking a cancer cell’s own metabolism, researchers have found a way to tag and target elusive cancers with small-molecule sugars. This opens treatment pathways for cancers that are not responsive to conventional targeted antibodies, such as triple-negative breast cancer.Tuesday's temblor reminder: New Madrid zone's 'big one' is coming dueFeb 25, 2012 9:00 am2 views A Minute With™... Geophysicist and earthquake expert Timothy LarsonTSA could save money by waiving PreCheck fees for frequent travelers, study findsDec 5, 2016 8:45 am925 views There could be an easy way to reduce lines at the airport, increase security, and save the Transportation Security Administration money, according to a new study by University of Illinois researchers: waive the $85 fee for frequent fliers to enroll in the TSA PreCheck program, which allows pre-screened, verified travelers to go through expedited security at airports.Triblock spheres provide a simple path to complex structuresJan 19, 2011 9:00 am33 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois materials scientists have developed a simple, generalizable technique to fabricate complex structures that assemble themselves.Trees appear to respond slower to climate change than previously thoughtAug 1, 2006 9:00 am32 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Genetic analysis of living spruce trees provides strong evidence for the presence of a tree refuge in Alaska during the height of the last glacial period (17,000 to 25,000 years ago), and suggests that trees cannot migrate in response to climate change as quickly as some scientists thought.Transistor laser functions as non-linear electronic switch, processorFeb 6, 2006 9:00 am35 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The transistor laser invented by scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has now been found to possess fundamental non-linear characteristics that are new to a transistor and permit its use as a dual-input, dual-output, high-frequency signal processor.Tool to map gene's ‘social network’ sheds light on function, interactions and drug efficacyJan 19, 2017 9:00 am971 views Although the human genome has been mapped, many questions remain about how genes are regulated, how they interact with one another, and what function some genes serve. A new tool developed by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology distills the huge amount of genomic data into gene networks that can point to the function of genes, highlighting relationships between genes and offering insights into disease, treatment and gene analogs across species.Tiny swimming bio-bots boldly go where no bot has swum beforeJan 17, 2014 9:00 am534 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The alien world of aquatic micro-organisms just got new residents: synthetic self-propelled swimming bio-bots.Tiny silicone spheres come out of the mistMay 6, 2015 1:15 pm125 views Technology in common household humidifiers could enable the next wave of high-tech medical imaging and targeted medicine, thanks to a new method for making tiny silicone microspheres developed by chemists at the University of Illinois.Tiny nanoclusters could solve big problems for lithium-ion batteriesFeb 20, 2017 9:15 am688 views As devices become smaller and more powerful, they require faster, smaller, more stable batteries. University of Illinois chemists have developed a superionic solid that could be the basis of next-generation lithium-ion batteries.Tiny laser gives big boost to high-speed data transmissionNov 5, 2013 9:00 am122 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - High-speed communication just got a turbo boost, thanks to a new laser technology developed at the University of Illinois that transmits error-free data over fiber optic networks at a blazing fast 40 gigabits per second - the fastest in the United States.Tiny exports signal big shifts in cancer tissue, researchers findJan 25, 2017 1:30 pm1245 views Microscopic shifts in metabolism and increases in tiny transport vesicles out of tumor cells preface larger changes to the tumor environment and could prepare the way for cancerous cells to spread and metastasize, University of Illinois researchers report.Tiny electronic implants monitor brain injury, then melt awayJan 18, 2016 10:00 am6204 views A new class of small, thin electronic sensors can monitor temperature and pressure within the skull – crucial health parameters after a brain injury or surgery – then melt away when they are no longer needed, eliminating the need for additional surgery to remove the monitors and reducing the risk of infection and hemorrhage.Tiny drug-delivering capsules could sustain transplanted insulin-producing cells for diabeticsFeb 12, 2018 9:15 am1308 views A drug-carrying microsphere within a cell-bearing microcapsule could be the key to transplanting insulin-secreting pig pancreas cells into human patients whose own cells have been destroyed by type I diabetes.Tiny aquariums put nanoparticle self-assembly on displayOct 2, 2017 8:15 am1337 views Seeing is believing when it comes to nanoparticle self-assembly. A team of University of Illinois engineers is observing the interactions of colloidal gold nanoparticles inside tiny aquariumlike sample containers to gain more control over the self-assembly process of engineered materials.Tiny antennas let long light waves see in infraredSep 23, 2013 9:00 am95 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign researchers have developed arrays of tiny nano-antennas that can enable sensing of molecules that resonate in the infrared (IR) spectrum.Time-lapse cell imaging reveals dynamic activityOct 26, 2016 12:30 pm1341 views Living cells are miniature worlds bustling with activity. A new advanced imaging method can track cells over long periods of time using only light – no dye or chemicals required – to reveal dynamics and provide insight into how cells function, develop and interact.Time capsule to be opened at Engineering Open HouseFeb 6, 2001 9:00 am40 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Wild and wacky Rube Goldberg machines, robots racing through a maze, the unearthing of a 26-year-old time capsule, and more than 150 fun-filled exhibits are among the attractions awaiting visitors to the 81st annual Engineering Open House at the University of Illinois.Three U. of I. faculty members selected as 2012 Sloan FellowsFeb 20, 2012 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN,Ill. - Three University of Illinois professors have each been selected to receive a 2012 Sloan Research Fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.Three U. of I. faculty members selected as 2012 Sloan FellowsFeb 20, 2012 9:00 am8 views CHAMPAIGN,Ill. - Three University of Illinois professors have each been selected to receive a 2012 Sloan Research Fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.Three U. of I. faculty members awarded Sloan fellowshipsFeb 15, 2013 9:00 am36 views CHAMPAIGN,Ill. - Three professors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been selected to receive 2013 Sloan Research Fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.Three professors named fellows of American Association for the Advancement of ScienceFeb 16, 2000 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Three University of Illinois researchers - Robert M. Fossum, Hugh M. Robertson and Peter G. Wolynes - are among 283 scientists who will be recognized Feb. 19 (Saturday) as new fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science during the association's annual meeting in Washington, D.C.Three Illinois researchers receive Presidential Early Career AwardsJul 27, 2006 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Three researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign were among 56 young researchers named as recipients of the 2005 Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on young professionals at the outset of their independent research careers.