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Center planned for wounded veterans at UI

CHAMPAIGN — Plans for a $12 million Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education were announced Thursday by Gov. Pat Quinn and University of Illinois officials.

Prosthetic arm project expanding

CHAMPAIGN — A University of Illinois student-led effort to develop a low-cost prosthetic arm for people in developing countries has expanded to different parts of the world.

"We're growing into a more global organization," said IPT President Adam Booher, outlining the group's progress to an audience of 65 at the UI Research Park this week.

Cray delivers first Blue Waters components

CHAMPAIGN — The first components for the new Blue Waters petascale supercomputer are in place at the University of Illinois, and researchers could begin using it in March.

Seattle-based Cray Inc., which took over the project in November after IBM pulled out over cost and technical concerns, delivered the first 40 computer components on Saturday.

Medical records will soon be accessible online

URBANA — Patients of Carle Foundation Hospital and physician group will be able to begin accessing their own medical records online, starting Feb. 6.

Carle has been letting its employees test the system, called MyCarle, for the past couple months and has had a great response, said Dr. William Schuh, Carle's chief medical information officer.

Speaker: Mobile technology changes everything

CHAMPAIGN — If you think the Internet was revolutionary, just wait to see how mobile technology will change the world.

You won't have to wait long, said Alex Bratton, founder of Lextech Global Services and Lextech Labs.

Danville tourism bureau enables QR codes at Walldogs murals

DANVILLE — The Danville Area Convention and Visitors' Bureau is launching a new program that enables smart-phone users to download information at the site of each Walldog mural that tells the story of the work and the artists that created it.

"I'm very excited about it," said Jeanie Cooke, executive director of the convention and visitor's bureau.

Carle patients will be able to access records online

URBANA — Patients of Carle Foundation Hospital and physician group will be able to begin accessing their own medical records online, starting Feb. 6.

Carle has been letting its employees test the system, called MyCarle, for the past couple months and has had a great response, said Dr. William Schuh, Carle's chief medical information officer.

Wolfram launches portal for teachers

CHAMPAIGN — Wolfram Research has launched a new offering — the Wolfram Education Portal — that provides math teachers with supplemental resources for teaching algebra and calculus.

The portal includes an interactive textbook, lesson plans and other supplemental materials, such as demonstrations and videos, according to a release from the company.

Company resubmits wind farm application in Vermilion County

DANVILLE - An international company interested in building a 40-turbine wind farm west of Rossville has resubmitted its request to the Vermilion County board for a building permit.

UI selected as site for AMD's first Fusion Center of Innovation

URBANA — Advanced Micro Devices has chosen the University of Illinois to be the site of the company's first AMD Fusion Center of Innovation.

The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based firm said Tuesday that the center will "fund, mentor and promote" commercial enterprises that emerge from research on campus.