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Technology

UI exploring multimillion-dollar R&D lab in Chicago

University of Illinois officials are quietly floating the idea of a new multimillion-dollar research and development lab, a grand think tank to be based in Chicago that would involve the city and private industry, The News-Gazette has learned.

Reminder: Electronics recycling event set

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign County residents are again invited to dump their old electronics during a recycling collection on Saturday at The News-Gazette Distribution Center, 3202 Apollo Drive, C.

Sixth annual Hispanic/Latino Fair set for Oct. 20 at DACC

DANVILLE — Danville Area Community College's Hispanic Recruitment and Retention Team will host the sixth annual Hispanic/Latino Fair on Oct. 20.

The event is from 3 to 6 .m. at the Bremer Center on the main campus, 2000 E. Main St. It is free and open to the public.

Wind projects stalled over tax credit uncertainty

NORMAL — If Congress decides to extend a federal production tax credit to give wind farm developers an incentive to start building again, there might be a "big rush" in 2013 to take advantage of it before it expires again, an Illinois State University economist said.

But whether that would mean more wind farms being built in Illinois any time soon remains to be seen.

Reception shines light on Holonyak

URBANA — Fifty years after demonstrating the first visible light-emitting diode, or LED, Nick Holonyak Jr. received a standing ovation from friends, colleagues and aspiring researchers at an event Tuesday celebrating his achievements.

Campus set to honor LED inventor Holonyak

URBANA — Nick Holonyak Jr. does not shy away from a challenge, especially in science.

So when chemists at General Electric criticized his approach to making lasers back in 1962, he responded directly and, in his mind, appropriately.

Vet-Med Open House 2012

The University of Illinois Annual Vet-Med open house on UI campus in Urbana on Sunday, October 7, 2012.

Seminars on fracking scheduled at Urbana church

URBANA — A seminar series titled, "Hydraulic Fracturing in Illinois: Energy Boon or Environmental Boondoggle?" will be held on three consecutive Sundays.

NCSA director to retire in 2013

URBANA — Thom Dunning, director of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications for almost eight years, plans to retire in 2013.

The University of Illinois will conduct an international search for his successor, a process that could last into next summer, officials said Monday.

UI prof leading project on material that can better withstand reactor accident

URBANA — University of Illinois researchers have won a $3.5 million grant to develop cladding for nuclear fuel rods that can better withstand a reactor accident.

Brent Heuser, UI professor of nuclear, plasma and radiological engineering, is principal investigator for the grant from the U.S. Department of Energy's Nuclear Energy University Programs.