URBANA — "Wouldn't it be great to be able to put the universe in a bottle and do experiments?" asked Thom Dunning as he stood before a group of mostly scientists and politicians at the University of Illinois on Thursday afternoon.
Comcast bought me lunch. One of the largest and most powerful companies in America paid for my tuna wrap. Representatives of the company read your frequent letters printed here and my often less-than-charitable responses regarding Comcast. Two very pleasant and concerned public relations people wanted to know how they could improve our relationship.
A ceremony marking the official launch of the Blue Waters supercomputer will take place Thursday on campus.
An enticing new restaurant opens in town. With high hopes you sit down at the table to peruse the menu. The plank-roasted red snapper served with basmati rice catches your eye.
Glowing can get you dates, hide you from a predator or snare you prey — depending on which species you hang out with.
URBANA — Be sure to smile the next time you walk through the University of Illinois campus.
There's a good chance you are being watched on a UI police camera.
UI police have increased the number of surveillance cameras monitoring activity in the campus area from 13 in 2008 to 900 today, and the police department plans on adding another 200 cameras before the end of 2013.
If I sent an email to my doctor telling her that I have a pain in my chest, she probably would advise me to head over to the emergency room sooner rather than later.
Your humble technology correspondent is no physician, but similarly, diagnosing electronic problems via email can be risky. For example, this reader query:
UI staffer objects to mass email; Davis' office says message was approved by House panel, not political
CHAMPAIGN — A spokesman for U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, said that a mass email sent to thousands of residents of the 13th Congressional District last week had been approved by the House franking commission and was not of a political nature.
But a University of Illinois staff member said that he objected to receiving the personal message on his UI account.