blog postsRadiation exposure: How much is too muchMar 14, 2011 9:00 am3 views A Minute With™... James F. Stubbins, professor and head of the department of nuclear, plasma, and radiological engineeringHow can better pre-screening make airports safer?Feb 14, 2008 9:00 am4 views A Minute With™... computer science professor Sheldon JacobsonDetails on the 4/18 Midwest earthquakeApr 18, 2008 9:00 am4 views A Minute With™... Amr S. Elnashai, the director of the Mid-America Earthquake CenterFive finalists selected for technology entrepreneurial competitionNov 21, 2000 9:00 am4 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.)Bracketology: Crunching the numbersMar 11, 2013 9:00 am5 views A Minute With™... computer science professor Sheldon H. JacobsonWhat you need to know about the spike in Illinois electric ratesJul 14, 2006 9:00 am5 views A Minute With™... George Gross, a professor of electrical and computer engineeringTiny superconductors withstand stronger magnetic fieldsFeb 4, 2005 9:00 am6 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.Physicists isolate bound states in graphene superconductor junctionsFeb 14, 2011 9:00 am7 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Illinois researchers have documented the first observations of some unusual physics when two prominent electric materials are connected: superconductors and graphene.U. of I. students to build solar home for contest in Washington, D. C.Feb 15, 2006 9:00 am7 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.Crackling noise in cereal and magnets aids study of earthquakesMay 30, 2001 9:00 am7 views When Karin Dahmen hears the crackling noise in a bowl of crisped-rice cereal, her thoughts turn to earthquakes.Pediatric vaccine stockpile policies need to be revisited, researcher saysSep 9, 2010 9:00 am8 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.Are there still holes in aviation security, 10 years after 9/11?Nov 22, 2010 9:00 am8 views A Minute With™... aviation security expert Sheldon H. JacobsonDitch the gadgets while driving in Memorial Day weekend trafficMay 26, 2010 9:00 am9 views A Minute With™... computer science professor Sheldon H. JacobsonAlumnus wins fellowship, will work on prosthesis project in GuatemalaJun 13, 2012 9:00 am10 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.Ways to alleviate India's water shortages, even as global warming adds to pollution problems with the GangesAug 23, 2007 9:00 am10 views A Minute With™... Prasanta Kalita, a professor of agricultural and biological engineeringWhy has it been so difficult to stabilize Japan's damaged nuclear reactors?Mar 28, 2011 9:00 am12 views A Minute With™... Rizwan Uddin, a professor of nuclear, plasma, and radiological engineeringA civil engineer reflects on the I-35 bridge collapse and its aftermathAug 3, 2007 9:00 am12 views A Minute With™... Robert H. Dodds Jr., a professor and head of the department of civil and environmental engineeringNick Holonyak Jr. elected a charter fellow of the National Academy of InventorsMar 8, 2013 9:00 am13 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.New sensors streamline detection of estrogenic compoundsAug 25, 2011 9:00 am13 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.A perfect March Madness bracket? That's a long shot.Mar 13, 2014 9:00 am14 views A Minute With™... computer science professor Sheldon H. JacobsonWhat you need to know about the spike in Illinois electric ratesJan 30, 2007 9:00 am16 views George Gross is a professor of electrical and computer engineering and at the Institute of Government and Public Affairs. He discusses the higher electric rates that went into effect on January 1, 2007. He was interviewed by the News Bureau's business and law editor Mark Reutter.Contest to give student teams chance to launch a businessAug 25, 2000 9:00 am16 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.Illinois professor to be inducted into Engineering and Science Hall of FameOct 14, 2011 11:15 am16 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.Illinois professor elected to National Academy of EngineeringFeb 9, 2012 9:00 am17 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.Illinois professor elected to National Academy of EngineeringFeb 9, 2012 9:00 am18 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 am21 views A Minute With™... Amr Elnashai, a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in the United KingdomProteins that work at the end of DNA could provide cancer insightNov 29, 2012 9:00 am21 views CHAMPAIGN, lll. - New insights into a protein complex that regulates the very tips of chromosomes could improve methods of screening anti-cancer drugs.A scientist's view of NCAA tournament bracketsMar 16, 2012 9:00 am23 views A Minute With™... computer science professor Sheldon H. JacobsonRadiation exposure: How much is too muchMar 18, 2011 9:00 am25 views A Minute With™... James F. Stubbins, professor and head of nuclear, plasma, and radiological engineeringStudy finds emissions from widely used cookstoves vary with useMay 29, 2012 9:00 am28 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.New theory may shed light on dynamics of large-polymer liquidsAug 23, 2011 9:00 am29 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.Carbon nanotube avalanche process nearly doubles currentFeb 9, 2009 9:00 am31 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.Two U. of I. graduate students win Intel Ph.D. FellowshipsJun 14, 2013 9:00 am31 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.Lack of thermoelectric effect is cool feature in carbon nanotubesJan 13, 2009 9:00 am35 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Metallic carbon nanotubes have been proposed as interconnects in future electronic devices packed with high-density nanoscale circuits.Illinois professor named Packard FellowOct 24, 2011 9:00 am35 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.New imaging technique reveals the atomic structure of nanocrystalsFeb 18, 2009 9:00 am36 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).Illinois engineering professor awarded Guggenheim FellowshipApr 12, 2012 9:00 am37 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois professor Huimin Zhao has received a 2012 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship.Nick Holonyak Jr. and his work on visible LED to be feted at Illini Union eventOct 3, 2012 9:00 am37 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.Nanowires could be solution for high- performance solar cellsNov 8, 2011 9:00 am38 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Tiny wires could help engineers realize high-performance solar cells and other electronics, according to University of Illinois researchers.Scientists prove graphene's edge structure affects electronic propertiesFeb 16, 2009 9:00 am39 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.Rethinking Brownian motion with the emperor's new clothesJul 27, 2009 9:00 am39 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.Testing the water for bioenergy cropsAug 29, 2011 9:00 am39 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.Study: Optimizing biofuel supply chain is a competitive gameApr 18, 2012 9:00 am40 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.Self-assembling structures open door to new class of materialsJan 13, 2011 9:00 am41 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.Electrons are not enough: Cuprate superconductors defy conventionMar 18, 2013 9:00 am42 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.How big data and engineering will change global health careFeb 5, 2015 4:15 pm43 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.New imaging method sheds light on cell growthAug 25, 2011 9:00 am49 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois researchers are giving a light answer to the heavy question of cell growth.Small mechanical forces have big impact on embryonic stem cellsOct 19, 2009 9:00 am49 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Applying a small mechanical force to embryonic stem cells could be a new way of coaxing them into a specific direction of differentiation, researchers at the University of Illinois report. Applications for force-directed cell differentiation include therapeutic cloning and regenerative medicine.Let's do the twist: Spiral proteins are efficient gene delivery agentsDec 15, 2011 9:00 am52 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Clinical gene therapy may be one step closer, thanks to a new twist on an old class of molecules.Researchers strain to improve electrical material and it's worth itFeb 11, 2013 9:00 am54 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.