Each week, Paul Wood chats with a high-tech difference-maker. This week, meet EMMA MERCIER, a University of Illinois curriculum and instruction professor with a doctorate from Stanford. A native of Ireland, Mercier, 37, still eats meat sometimes, but teaches children about its impact on our environment, in terms of both the carbon and water it takes to produce.
The phone is not the answer. Choose the best individual tool for every purpose. Call it the Swiss Army knife fallacy. A Swiss Army knife modestly serves many basic functions. However, you wouldn't use its best blade for preparing a full meal, open a bottle of wine if a better corkscrew was at hand or use those tiny scissors to cut a dress pattern.
CHAMPAIGN — I3 Broadband is planning to expand its fiber-optic network to 2,500 new homes this year, with construction beginning no later than Aug. 1.
Construction should take less than three months, said Mike Whitaker, i3 vice president of sales and business development.
URBANA — It's taken some time, but Sakshi Srivastava's determination to get a statue honoring women in engineering on the University of Illinois campus is finally paying off.
The life-size statue, a gift from Texas Instruments, is scheduled to be unveiled at its home on the east side of the Micro and Nano-technology Laboratory, 208 N. Wright St., with a ceremony at 2:15 p.m. today.
What: The Asian American Cultural Center celebrates Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month with this annual family-friendly festival showcasing a variety of Asian cultures through food, art, performances and activities.
When: 1 to 4 p.m. April 29.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Researchers are creating an artificial womb to improve care for extremely premature babies — and remarkable animal testing suggests the first-of-its-kind watery incubation so closely mimics mom that it just might work.
NEW YORK (AP) — You'd think Twitter would be able to milk its status as President Donald Trump's megaphone. But the company still faces stagnant user growth, has never made a profit and even reported a quarterly revenue decline Wednesday, a first since going public.
Chicago's Newberry Library has added the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries (1629-2000) back to its website at http://tinyurl.com/4ufj9al. These interactive maps show how the boundaries of each states' counties have changed over time. (Be sure to click on Boundary Animations.)
DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler and Google for the first time will offer rides to the public in the self-driving vehicles they are building under an expanding partnership.