When in doubt, write it out.
But don't click "tweet."
That's the advice Armstrong Township Principal Darren Loschen gives his high school students when it comes to expressing themselves on Twitter.
CHAMPAIGN — In the labs and offices of Obiter Research, chemist Bill Boulanger and his brother Chad are refining their formula for business success.
Paul Debevec isn't allowed to say exactly when he went to the White House to help make a 3D scan of President Barack Obama. He can only reveal it was some time last year.
But the 1988 University Laboratory High School grad can talk now about how the portrait, believed to be the first made in 3D of a sitting head of state, came together.
'Tis better to give than to receive. Yet, what if what you give already was received, or perhaps not ideal for the recipient? Most storefront retailers and some online sellers are tightening the screws on returns, even for gifts. When purchasing an electronic gift or something for yourself, be very sure to document a merchant's return policies.
RANTOUL — After nearly three years of planning, 23 Rantoul police officers are now using body cameras.
The police department received a large, anonymous donation in 2011, and the donor specified the money must be earmarked for the research and purchase of body cams.
RANTOUL — One quick flick of the finger, and the four propellers on the drone start spinning. Soon, the $400 machine is lifted off the grass of the football field at Rantoul Township High School.
All eyes turn skyward as Steven Lowe and students from his Drafting 2 class take the drone for its first spin — high and far across the west end of campus.
Perhaps you're reading this standing in line waiting for the doors to open for so-called Black Friday, even if you gave up Thanksgiving dinner as have many of the employees who must work to serve you. How many bargains await you? Pathetically few. Black Friday represents the ultimate in bait-and-switch in consumer electronics.
URBANA — As an artist working with technology, specifically software, Ben Grosser has created pieces that have drawn international attention.