Technology

Technology

#TheMJs, Feb. 24, 2017

On Fridays, staff writer Marcus Jackson (@MarcusJ_NG) will provide a quick glance at the best that Twitter has to offer.

TOP TWEETS

Politics

SpaceX makes delivery to space station a day late

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX made good on a 250-mile-high delivery at the International Space Station on Thursday, after fixing a navigation problem that held up the shipment a day.

7 Earth-size worlds found orbiting star could hold life

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — For the first time, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a single nearby star — and these new worlds could hold life.

This cluster of planets is less than 40 light-years away in the constellation Aquarius, according to NASA and the Belgian-led research team who announced the discovery Wednesday.

Apple's new HQ will have theater named for Jobs

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple has announced that its new headquarters will open for employees in the spring and will include a theater named for its late co-founder, Steve Jobs.

Syngenta to open lab at UI Research Park

CHAMPAIGN — One of the largest agriculture companies in the world is opening a digital innovation lab at the University of Illinois Research Park.

Switzerland-based Syngenta announced the lab Thursday, with hopes to open it by this summer. It has already leased the 1,600-square-foot space.

Entertainment listings, Feb. 23-March 2, 2017

SPECIAL EVENTS

This weekend

TRIVIA NIGHT AND SILENT AUCTION

What: Hosted by Unity West PTO. Arrive early to pick your own table, view and bid on the silent auction items. Maximum of eight players per table; work as a team to come up with the answers. 50/50 raffle and games between rounds. Bring your own food.

SpaceX aborts approach to space station, delivery delayed

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A navigation error forced SpaceX to delay its shipment to the International Space Station on Wednesday, following an otherwise smooth flight from NASA's historic moon pad.

Study: Tech troubles dent car and truck reliability

DETROIT (AP) — Technology glitches including Bluetooth phone pairing and misunderstood voice commands put a dent in car and truck reliability scores in a major survey of automobile owners.

Four UI faculty members earn Sloan Research Fellowships

Four University of Illinois researchers are being honored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation as the "next generation of scientific leaders."

Joan Griffis/Illinois Ancestors: Happy birthday to our first president

George Washington, our country's first president, was born 285 years ago today, Feb. 22, 1732. His birthday was made a national holiday in 1885. However, in 1971, Congress decided to celebrate all U.S. presidents' birthdays on Presidents Day, the third Monday of every February — thanks to the efforts of commercial advertisers who wished to create a weekend of Presidents Day sales.