blog postsZukoski named next vice chancellor for researchMay 21, 2002 9:00 am17 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Charles F. Zukoski, professor and head of the chemical engineering department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been chosen to be the next vice chancellor for research of the Urbana campus.Wrinkled membranes create novel drug-delivery systemFeb 13, 2006 9:00 am34 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A University of Illinois scientist studying how membranes wrinkle has discovered a novel system for on-demand drug delivery.Would a laptop and tablet ban enhance air travel security?May 17, 2017 9:30 am924 views Computer science professor Sheldon H. Jacobson discusses the proposed Department of Homeland Security ban of laptop and tablet computers in the passenger cabins of certain flights.World's fastest transistor approaches goal of terahertz deviceDec 11, 2006 9:00 am341 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have again broken their own speed record for the world's fastest transistor. With a frequency of 845 gigahertz, their latest device is approximately 300 gigahertz faster than transistors built by other research groups, and approaches the goal of a terahertz device.With increasing obesity, fuel consumption becomes weighty matterDec 16, 2008 9:00 am82 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Excess fuel consumption caused by excess driver and passenger weight has increased in the past two years, with no end in sight.Why you should factor driving into your weight loss planJan 8, 2016 10:00 am1051 views A Minute With...™ Sheldon Jacobson, expert on data scienceWhy we can expect to see more activity like the recent solar flaresMar 14, 2012 9:00 am5 views A Minute With™... Jonathan Makela, a professor of electrical and computer engineeringWhy reducing black carbon is an essential - and relatively easy - first step in the fight against global warmingMay 15, 2009 9:00 am4 views A Minute With™... civil and environmental engineering professor Tami BondWhy does atmospheric chemistry research matter?Aug 29, 2016 12:15 pm794 views On Aug. 26, the National Academy of Sciences released a report on the future of atmospheric chemistry research in the U.S. Illinois civil and environmental engineering professor Tami Bond was among the contributorsWhy did Illinois ban plastic microbeads?Jun 16, 2014 9:00 am34 views A Minute With™... B.K. Sharma and Nancy Holm, researchers at the Illinois Sustainable Technology CenterWhy are there so many potholes this year?Mar 6, 2014 9:00 am214 views A Minute With™... Imad Al-Qadi, the director of the Illinois Center for Transportation and a professor of civil and environmental engineeringWhy are global CO2 emissions on the rise again?Nov 21, 2017 12:00 pm527 views The annual Carbon Budget report found that fossil fuel emissions are on the rise again in 2017, says atmospheric sciences professor and report contributor Atul JainWhat's in the Paris climate agreement?Dec 15, 2015 2:00 pm640 views A Minute With...™ Atul Jain, expert on atmospheric carbon and climate changeWhat should be done about long delays for security checks at airports?May 17, 2016 2:15 pm759 views A Minute With...™ Sheldon Jacobson, expert on aviation securityWhat makes Merapi such a dangerous volcano?Jun 14, 2006 9:00 am545 views A Minute With™... Midwest volcanologist and geology professor Susan W. KiefferWhat is a neutrino and why do they matter?Jul 18, 2018 9:30 am1211 views Scientists recently announced the discovery of a subatomic particle that made its way to Earth from an event that occurred 3.7 billion light-years away. Sensors buried within Antarctic ice detected the ghostly cosmic particle, called a neutrino, and traced its origin to a rapidly spinning galactic nucleus known as a blazar. Physical sciences editor Lois Yoksoulian spoke with physics professor Liang Yang about the significance of the discovery.What is a Global Carbon Budget?Sep 24, 2014 9:00 am20 views A Minute With™... Illinois atmospheric sciences professor Atul JainWhat happens if the US does not replace aging weather satellites?May 9, 2012 9:00 am26 views A Minute With™... Larry Di Girolamo, a professor of atmospheric sciencesWhat does it mean that July 2012 was the hottest month on record?Aug 10, 2012 9:00 am10 views A Minute With™... atmospheric sciences professor Don WuebblesWhat caused the earthquake and tsunami in Japan? Could it happen here?Mar 11, 2011 9:00 am98 views A Minute With™... Steve Marshak, a professor of geologyWhat can we learn from the first close-up look at Pluto via NASA's New Horizon probe?Jul 10, 2015 12:15 pm571 views A Minute With...™ Charles Gamme, a professor of astronomy and physicsWhat can be learned from 3-D mapping of groundwater?Jun 27, 2016 10:00 am837 views A Minute With...™ Illinois State Geological Survey director Richard BergWhat are the big implications of the tiny Nobel Prize-winning particle?Oct 8, 2013 9:00 am10 views A Minute With™... physics professor Tony Liss, a member of the ATLAS project at CERNWeird, warm winter weather: What does it portend?Feb 14, 2012 9:00 am73 views A Minute With™... Eric Snodgrass, an atmospheric sciences instructorWeight gain of U.S. drivers has increased nation's fuel consumptionOct 24, 2006 9:00 am22 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - As American waistlines have expanded since 1960, so has their consumption of gasoline, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Virginia Commonwealth University say.Weather forecasts may be predictors for prevalence of West Nile virusMar 29, 2005 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Weather forecasts could become barometers for predicting the potential threat of West Nile virus to humans and wildlife, according to scientists at two state agencies based at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Water theory is watertight, researchers sayJan 17, 2007 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - There may be tiny bubbles in the wine, but not at the interface between water and a waxy coating on glass, a new study shows.Water is 'designer fluid' that helps proteins change shape, scientists sayAug 6, 2008 9:00 am36 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - According to new research, old ideas about water behavior are all wet.Water droplets direct self-assembly process in thin-film materialsNov 23, 2009 9:00 am154 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - You can think of it as origami. - very high-tech origami.Watching rocks grow: Theory explains landscape of geothermal springsJul 5, 2006 9:00 am23 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have successfully modeled the spectacular landscapes seen at geothermal hot springs.Virtual predator is self-aware, behaves like living counterpartMar 1, 2018 8:30 am2353 views Scientists report in the journal eNeuro that they’ve built an artificially intelligent ocean predator that behaves a lot like the original flesh-and-blood organism on which it was modeled. The virtual creature, “Cyberslug,” reacts to food and responds to members of its own kind much like the actual animal, the sea slug Pleurobranchaea californica, does.Vascular composites enable dynamic structural materialsJul 25, 2011 9:00 am219 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Taking their cue from biological circulatory systems, University of Illinois researchers have developed vascularized structural composites, creating materials that are lightweight and strong with potential for self-healing, self-cooling, metamaterials and more.Using a little science in your March Madness picksMar 11, 2015 10:30 am448 views A Minute With...bracketology expert Sheldon JacobsonUrban flooding is rising in frequency and cost. What can you do?Aug 4, 2015 6:30 am261 views A Minute With...™ Sally McConkey of the Illinois State Water SurveyUrbana campus faculty members named University ScholarsSep 29, 2014 9:00 am161 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Six Urbana campus faculty members have been named University Scholars. The program recognizes excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. The faculty members will be honored at a campus reception Sept. 29 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the ballroom of the Alice Campbell Alumni Center, 601 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana.Uranium isotope ratios are not invariant, researchers showOct 23, 2007 9:00 am19 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - For years, the ratio of uranium's two long-lived isotopes, U-235 and U-238, has been considered invariant, despite measurements made in the mid-1970s that hinted otherwise. Now, with improved precision from state-of-the-art instrumentation, researchers at the University of Illinois unequivocally show this ratio actually does vary significantly in Earth materials.U. of I. to host state finals of Science Olympiad April 29Apr 13, 2006 9:00 am24 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The state finals of the Illinois Science Olympiad will be held April 29 at the University of Illinois. The event, which begins at 8 a.m., is part of a national competition in which middle and high school students compete in 23 events involving science concepts and engineering skills. The public is invited to attend.U. of I. to host state finals of Science Olympiad April 26Apr 21, 2008 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The state finals of the Illinois Science Olympiad will be held April 26 at the University of Illinois. The event, which begins at 8 a.m., is part of a national competition in which middle and high school students compete in 23 events involving science concepts and engineering skills. The public is invited to attend.U. of I. to host state finals of Science Olympiad April 21Apr 9, 2007 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The state finals of the Illinois Science Olympiad will be held April 21 at the University of Illinois. The event, which begins at 8 a.m., is part of a national competition in which middle and high school students compete in 23 events involving science concepts and engineering skills. The public is invited to attend.U. of I., Singapore establishing information technology centerOct 21, 2008 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research, or A*STAR, a Singapore government agency that oversees 22 research institutes, consortia and centers, are establishing a major research center in Singapore. The Advanced Digital Sciences Center will be focused on breakthrough innovations in information technology that are expected to have a major impact in transforming human beings' utilization of information technology.U. of I. signs commitment to combat climate degradationFeb 28, 2008 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois has promised to achieve climate neutrality by joining a nationwide consortium of concerned colleges and universities that are signing the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment. By signing the commitment, Chancellor Richard Herman pledged that the U. of I. is developing a long-range plan for reducing and neutralizing greenhouse gas emissions on campus and is accelerating its research and educational efforts to equip society to re-stabilize Earth's climate and help the U.S. achieve energy independence.U. of I. senior wins Gates Cambridge ScholarshipFeb 13, 2014 9:00 am181 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A senior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is among the recipients of this year's prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship.U. of I. scholars elected to American Academy of Arts and SciencesApr 27, 2005 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Frederick K. Lamb and Ralph G. Nuzzo, professors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, have been elected fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.U. of I. researchers help discover ‘dark galaxy’Apr 18, 2016 11:00 am745 views Researchers have uncovered the existence of a dwarf “dark galaxy” lurking nearly 4 billion light-years away from Earth. The discovery was made when a team of researchers, including astronomers at the University of Illinois, using the Blue Waters supercomputer at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, noticed subtle distortions in the image of gravitational lens SDP.81. The discovery paves the way to spot many more such objects, which could help astronomers address important questions on the true nature of dark matter.U. of I. professor recognized by Scientific American magazineNov 17, 2005 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - John Rogers, a professor of materials science and engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been named to the 2005 Scientific American 50, a list of people and organizations whose contributions to science and technology are recognized by Scientific American, the nation's premier science magazine.U. of I. physicist named Packard Fellow in Science and EngineeringOct 15, 2010 9:00 am18 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois physics professor Benjamin Lev has been named a Packard Fellow in science and engineering. He is among 17 early career researchers honored by the David and Lucille Packard Foundation in 2010 for outstanding creative research.U. of I. graduate student in chemistry invited to Nobel laureates meetingMay 29, 2013 9:00 am13 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Anna Jean Wirth, of Charlottesville, Va., a doctoral student in chemistry, has been selected to attend the 2013 Lindau meeting of Nobel laureates in Lindau, Germany, in June.U. of I. chemist to be inducted into American Academy of Arts and SciencesOct 5, 2012 9:00 am11 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois chemistry professor Sharon Hammes-Schiffer will be among 220 new members inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences on Saturday in Cambridge, Mass.U. of I. chemistry professor wins $500,000 MacArthur Fellow AwardSep 20, 2005 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Todd Martinez, a theoretical chemist at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been named a 2005 MacArthur Fellow by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Martinez is among 25 individuals who will each receive $500,000 in "no strings attached" support over the next five years.Unlike rubber bands, molecular bonds may not break faster when pulledJun 17, 2009 9:00 am117 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.