Technology

Technology

More broadband details coming at Champaign council study session

CHAMPAIGN – Local officials are ready to unveil more details on the Big Broadband project that is intended to provide high-speed Internet to underserved areas in Champaign-Urbana.

Consolidated Communications' income down for quarter

MATTOON – Mattoon-based Consolidated Communications Holdings reported net income of $7.05 million for the quarter that ended June 30, down 6 percent from the same quarter a year ago.

That resulted in diluted net income of 24 cents per share, compared with 25 cents per share a year ago.

Change in Mattoon's FutureGen role has area politicians steamed

MATTOON – A significantly revised FutureGen plan was lauded Thursday by U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., but sharply criticized by area Republican officials.

The new proposal, called FutureGen 2.0, no longer includes construction of a state-of-the-art coal-gasification plant on a rural site west of Mattoon.

UI institute helps area educators take nanotechnology to classrooms

URBANA – Usually the stuff of "clean" rooms and laboratories and studied by university research professors, nanotechnology is making its way to the classroom.

To the middle school and high school classroom, that is, thanks to a summer institute for teachers being held at the University of Illinois.

Remember to get rid of sensitive data before recycling hard drive

CHAMPAIGN – So you're getting ready for the electronics recycling event this Saturday in Champaign and you've got that old computer from the closet that you're finally going to get rid of.

Hold on there.

Two weeks left for businesses to take part in entrepreneur opportunities

CHAMPAIGN – Local businesses have only about two more weeks to take advantage of two opportunities offered by the Illini Entrepreneurship Center Network.

– High-growth companies in East Central Illinois have until Aug. 15 to apply for challenge grant awards of up to $5,000 for professional services.

Electric vehicles will take part in Fourth of July parade in C-U

CHAMPAIGN – Folks intrigued by innovative electric vehicles can see three of them Sunday in the Fourth of July Parade in Champaign-Urbana.

Grant will help UI fund open-source textbook initiative

URBANA – The University of Illinois will widen its foray into online, customizable textbooks with help from a federal grant.

The Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs has been awarded a $150,000 grant to establish an initiative that provides open-source textbook access for Illinois students.

A peek at supercomputing with Blue Waters open house

CHAMPAIGN – Blue Waters, the University of Illinois' state-of-the-art 88,000-square-foot facility that could revolutionize supercomputing, is up and running on a temporary, smaller scale.

Geological Survey gets funding for next phase of accurately measuring state's ups and downs

It's fair to say much of Illinois is flat, but that's not good enough for building roads and mapping flood-prone areas.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has awarded the University of Illinois a $799,200 grant for the second phase of the Illinois Height Modernization Program.