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Technology

LED art exhibit part of 50th anniversary events

CHAMPAIGN — An LED Art Exhibition featuring work by artist Emil Schult will take plce all day Thursday at the iHotel and Conference Center, 1900 S. First St., C.

Teacher to present program for Michelle Obama showcase

SAVOY — A local teacher is heading to Washington this week to give a presentation on how her school uses technology to get kids moving.

Wendy Starwalt, a physical education teacher at Carrie Busey Elementary in Savoy, will give a presentation Friday at Michelle Obama's second Let's Move in School Showcase.

Chicago lab idea gaining ground

Faced with a depressing state funding picture, an uncertain federal research funding outlook and slowly recovering state and regional economy, University of Illinois officials sat down with Chicago business and political leaders in the last year and asked the following question:

Paint technology company moves from incubator to south of Bondville

CHAMPAIGN — A company seeking to commercialize "self-healing" technology for paints and coatings has graduated from the University of Illinois business incubator and moved to a site southwest of Champaign.

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.

UI Research Park construction plans take shape

CHAMPAIGN — Upscale apartments could be going up this spring in a new development at the southern entrance to the University of Illinois Research Park, but a retail component faces a tougher financial hurdle, developers say.

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.

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.