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.
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.
URBANA — A seminar series titled, "Hydraulic Fracturing in Illinois: Energy Boon or Environmental Boondoggle?" will be held on three consecutive Sundays.
URBANA — It's eight months until graduation, but Jeffrey Lale, a computer engineering major at the University of Illinois, is already weighing offers from technology companies.
The senior from Wilmette has spoken with almost every major tech company you've heard of and he's even turned down one company's offer so far.
URBANA — Thom Dunning, director of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications for almost eight years, plans to retire in 2013.
The University of Illinois will conduct an international search for his successor, a process that could last into next summer, officials said Monday.
URBANA — University of Illinois researchers have won a $3.5 million grant to develop cladding for nuclear fuel rods that can better withstand a reactor accident.
Brent Heuser, UI professor of nuclear, plasma and radiological engineering, is principal investigator for the grant from the U.S. Department of Energy's Nuclear Energy University Programs.
URBANA — Safe, implantable medical devices that will dissolve rather than be cut out could begin human trials in as little as two years, a University of Illinois professor said Thursday.
The materials could also create compostable electronics such as cellphones, and noncontaminating sensors for water systems.
DANVILLE — Danville Area Community College trustees on Tuesday could begin the process of issuing about $1 million in technology and equipment bonds to continue upgrading technology on campus.
DANVILLE — A free electronics-collection event will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Advantage Recycling, 14 S. Henning Road, Danville.
The event is jointly sponsored by the Vermilion County Health Department, Mervis Industries and Keep Vermilion County Beautiful.