blog posts Details on the 4/18 Midwest earthquake Apr 18, 2008 9:00 am12 views A Minute With™... Amr S. Elnashai, the director of the Mid-America Earthquake Center What you need to know about the spike in Illinois electric rates Jul 14, 2006 9:00 am12 views A Minute With™... George Gross, a professor of electrical and computer engineering How can better pre-screening make airports safer? Feb 14, 2008 9:00 am14 views A Minute With™... computer science professor Sheldon Jacobson Radiation exposure: How much is too much Mar 14, 2011 9:00 am17 views A Minute With™... James F. Stubbins, professor and head of the department of nuclear, plasma, and radiological engineering Crackling noise in cereal and magnets aids study of earthquakes May 30, 2001 9:00 am18 views When Karin Dahmen hears the crackling noise in a bowl of crisped-rice cereal, her thoughts turn to earthquakes. Five finalists selected for technology entrepreneurial competition Nov 21, 2000 9:00 am18 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The Technology Entrepreneur Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has announced the finalists in the first annual V. Dale Cozad Business Plan Competition. (Editors: See list.) U. of I. students to build solar home for contest in Washington, D. C. Feb 15, 2006 9:00 am19 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is one of 20 universities selected to participate in the 2007 Solar Decathlon, a competition in which teams of students from colleges and universities in the United States, Europe and Canada compete to design, build and operate homes powered exclusively by solar energy. Ditch the gadgets while driving in Memorial Day weekend traffic May 26, 2010 9:00 am20 views A Minute With™... computer science professor Sheldon H. Jacobson Alumnus wins fellowship, will work on prosthesis project in Guatemala Jun 13, 2012 9:00 am22 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A recent University of Illinois graduate has received a Whitaker International Fellow Grant to fund overseas bioengineering research during the 2012-13 academic year. Bracketology: Crunching the numbers Mar 11, 2013 9:00 am23 views A Minute With™... computer science professor Sheldon H. Jacobson Are there still holes in aviation security, 10 years after 9/11? Nov 22, 2010 9:00 am26 views A Minute With™... aviation security expert Sheldon H. Jacobson Illinois professor elected to National Academy of Engineering Feb 9, 2012 9:00 am29 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Photonics pioneer James J. Coleman has been elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering. Coleman is the Intel Alumni Endowed Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering and a professor of materials science and engineering at the University of Illinois. Does the Hawaiian quake make volcanic eruptions more likely? Oct 20, 2006 9:00 am30 views A Minute With™... Amr Elnashai, a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in the United Kingdom Pediatric vaccine stockpile policies need to be revisited, researcher says Sep 9, 2010 9:00 am31 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Vaccine manufacturers and public health decision-makers need to collaborate in a more efficient and effective manner not only to reduce the likelihood of supply shortages for pediatric vaccines but also to maximize community immunity by using vaccine doses to increase coverage, according to research published by a University of Illinois researcher who specializes in statistics and data analysis. Illinois professor to be inducted into Engineering and Science Hall of Fame Oct 14, 2011 11:15 am33 views Nick Holonyak Jr., a renowned innovator of semiconductor devices, has joined the elite ranks of scientists and inventors inducted into the Engineering and Science Hall of Fame. Physicists isolate bound states in graphene superconductor junctions Feb 14, 2011 9:00 am34 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Illinois researchers have documented the first observations of some unusual physics when two prominent electric materials are connected: superconductors and graphene. Ways to alleviate India's water shortages, even as global warming adds to pollution problems with the Ganges Aug 23, 2007 9:00 am34 views A Minute With™... Prasanta Kalita, a professor of agricultural and biological engineering Nick Holonyak Jr. elected a charter fellow of the National Academy of Inventors Mar 8, 2013 9:00 am37 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Nick Holonyak Jr., a John Bardeen Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Physics at the University of Illinois, has been chosen to be a charter fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Tiny superconductors withstand stronger magnetic fields Feb 4, 2005 9:00 am38 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Ultrathin superconducting wires can withstand stronger magnetic fields than larger wires made from the same material, researchers now report. This finding may be useful for technologies that employ superconducting magnets, such as magnetic resonance imaging. A scientist's view of NCAA tournament brackets Mar 16, 2012 9:00 am39 views A Minute With™... computer science professor Sheldon H. Jacobson Contest to give student teams chance to launch a business Aug 25, 2000 9:00 am39 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- A contest at the University of Illinois that gets under way Aug. 30 will give student teams the opportunity to compete for $20,000 in prizes by drafting a plan for developing a technological idea into a viable commercial venture. New sensors streamline detection of estrogenic compounds Aug 25, 2011 9:00 am44 views CHAMPAIGN, lll. - Researchers have engineered new sensors that fluoresce in the presence of compounds that interact with estrogen receptors in human cells. The sensors detect natural or human-made substances that alter estrogenic signaling in the body. Illinois professor elected to National Academy of Engineering Feb 9, 2012 9:00 am46 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Photonics pioneer James J. Coleman has been elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering. Coleman is the Intel Alumni Endowed Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering and a professor of materials science and engineering at the University of Illinois. Study finds emissions from widely used cookstoves vary with use May 29, 2012 9:00 am49 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The smoke rising from a cookstove fills the air with the tantalizing aroma of dinner - and a cloud of pollutants and particles that threaten both health and the environment. How families in developing countries use their cookstoves has a big effect on emissions from those stoves, and laboratory emission tests don't accurately reflect real-world operations, according to a study by University of Illinois researchers. Lack of thermoelectric effect is cool feature in carbon nanotubes Jan 13, 2009 9:00 am53 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Metallic carbon nanotubes have been proposed as interconnects in future electronic devices packed with high-density nanoscale circuits. How big data and engineering will change global health care Feb 5, 2015 4:15 pm54 views We are right now in the early stages of a revolutionary shift from a medical education and delivery model still rooted in the 19th century to one that will fully integrate the rapid advances of technology with human health improvement. Two U. of I. graduate students win Intel Ph.D. Fellowships Jun 14, 2013 9:00 am54 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two graduate students at the University of Illinois have won Intel Ph.D. Fellowships for the 2013-14 academic year. Fifteen fellowships were awarded nationwide. Scientists prove graphene's edge structure affects electronic properties Feb 16, 2009 9:00 am57 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Graphene, a single-atom-thick sheet of carbon, holds remarkable promise for future nanoelectronics applications. Whether graphene actually cuts it in industry, however, depends upon how graphene is cut, say researchers at the University of Illinois. Illinois professor named Packard Fellow Oct 24, 2011 9:00 am58 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois chemical and biomolecular engineering professor Charles Schroeder 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 2011 for outstanding creative research. A civil engineer reflects on the I-35 bridge collapse and its aftermath Aug 3, 2007 9:00 am59 views A Minute With™... Robert H. Dodds Jr., a professor and head of the department of civil and environmental engineering Carbon nanotube avalanche process nearly doubles current Feb 9, 2009 9:00 am60 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - By pushing carbon nanotubes close to their breaking point, researchers at the University of Illinois have demonstrated a remarkable increase in the current-carrying capacity of the nanotubes, well beyond what was previously thought possible. Rethinking Brownian motion with the emperor's new clothes Jul 27, 2009 9:00 am60 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - In the classic fairy tale, "The Emperor's New Clothes," Hans Christian Andersen uses the eyes of a child to challenge conventional wisdom and help others to see more clearly. In similar fashion, researchers at the University of Illinois have now revealed the naked truth about a classic bell-shaped curve used to describe the motion of a liquid as it diffuses through another material. Illinois engineering professor awarded Guggenheim Fellowship Apr 12, 2012 9:00 am61 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois professor Huimin Zhao has received a 2012 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship. Self-assembling structures open door to new class of materials Jan 13, 2011 9:00 am64 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Researchers at the University of Illinois and Northwestern University have demonstrated bio-inspired structures that self-assemble from simple building blocks: spheres. Study: Optimizing biofuel supply chain is a competitive game Apr 18, 2012 9:00 am66 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - As biofuel production has increased - particularly ethanol derived from corn - a hotly contested competition for feedstock supplies has emerged between the agricultural grain markets and biofuel refineries. This competition has sparked concern for the more fundamental issue of allocating limited farmland resources, which has far-reaching implications for food security, energy security and environmental sustainability. New theory may shed light on dynamics of large-polymer liquids Aug 23, 2011 9:00 am66 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A new physics-based theory could give researchers a deeper understanding of the unusual, slow dynamics of liquids composed of large polymers. This advance provides a better picture of how polymer molecules respond under fast-flow, high-stress processing conditions for plastics and other polymeric materials. Bragg named interim dean of College of Engineering Jul 3, 2012 9:00 am71 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Michael B. Bragg has been named interim dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois. Nanowires could be solution for high- performance solar cells Nov 8, 2011 9:00 am71 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Tiny wires could help engineers realize high-performance solar cells and other electronics, according to University of Illinois researchers. New imaging technique reveals the atomic structure of nanocrystals Feb 18, 2009 9:00 am72 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A new imaging technique developed by researchers at the University of Illinois overcomes the limit of diffraction and can reveal the atomic structure of a single nanocrystal with a resolution of less than one angstrom (less than one hundred-millionth of a centimeter). New imaging method sheds light on cell growth Aug 25, 2011 9:00 am76 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois researchers are giving a light answer to the heavy question of cell growth. A perfect March Madness bracket? That's a long shot. Mar 13, 2014 9:00 am80 views A Minute With™... computer science professor Sheldon H. Jacobson Electrons are not enough: Cuprate superconductors defy convention Mar 18, 2013 9:00 am80 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - To engineers, it's a tale as old as time: Electrical current is carried through materials by flowing electrons. But physicists at the University of Illinois and the University of Pennsylvania found that for copper-containing superconductors, known as cuprates, electrons are not enough to carry the current. Proteins that work at the end of DNA could provide cancer insight Nov 29, 2012 9:00 am80 views CHAMPAIGN, lll. - New insights into a protein complex that regulates the very tips of chromosomes could improve methods of screening anti-cancer drugs. Testing the water for bioenergy crops Aug 29, 2011 9:00 am84 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Many energy researchers and environmental advocates are excited about the prospect of gaining more efficient large-scale biofuel production by using large grasses like miscanthus or switchgrass rather than corn. They have investigated yields, land use, economics and more, but one key factor of agriculture has been overlooked: water. Illinois engineer receives Humboldt Research Award Jan 16, 2013 9:00 am85 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois aerospace engineering professor Scott R. White has been chosen to receive the prestigious Humboldt Research Award honoring a lifetime of research achievements. U. of I. alumnus named Marshall Scholar Nov 26, 2012 9:15 am93 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Jonathan Naber, of Waterloo, Ill., has been awarded a Marshall Scholarship. Each year, about 40 students from the United States are selected as Marshall Scholars for postgraduate study at a university in the United Kingdom. Naber is the third U. of I. student in the last six years awarded this honor. Naber graduated from Illinois in May 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in materials science and engineering. High-speed signal mixer demonstrates capabilities of transistor laser Mar 19, 2009 9:00 am94 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Scientists at the University of Illinois have successfully demonstrated a microwave signal mixer made from a tunnel-junction transistor laser. Development of the device brings researchers a big step closer to higher speed electronics and higher performance electrical and optical integrated circuits. Researchers strain to improve electrical material and it's worth it Feb 11, 2013 9:00 am96 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Like turning coal to diamond, adding pressure to an electrical material enhances its properties. Now, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign researchers have devised a method of making ferroelectric thin films with twice the strain, resulting in exceptional performance. Three Illinois professors elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences May 1, 2014 9:00 am96 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Three University of Illinois professors have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the longest-standing honorary societies in the nation. Tere R. O'Connor, a professor of dance; John A. Rogers, the Swanlund Chair of Materials Science and Engineering; and Wilfred A. van der Donk, the Richard E. Heckert Endowed Chair in Chemistry, will join other new members in an induction ceremony in October at the academy's headquarters in Cambridge, Mass. Nick Holonyak Jr. and his work on visible LED to be feted at Illini Union event Oct 3, 2012 9:00 am96 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Fifty years ago, Nick Holonyak Jr., then a consulting scientist at General Electric, demonstrated the first visible LED. Today, the light-emitting diode is used in everything from flashlights to spacecraft and countless applications in between.