Illinois Ancestors: FamilySearch Wiki reaches big milestone

The FamilySearch Research Wiki is a free online guide that explains how to find ancestors in various times and places, and recently made its 75,000th article available. Wiki is a Hawaiian word meaning "fast" or "quick," and the FamilySearch Wiki articles definitely meet that criterion.

CUDO show set to open at Indi Go

CHAMPAIGN — The CUDO Pro Show will open with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and remain on view through Oct. 29 at the Indi Go Artist Co-Op, 9 E. University Ave.

The awards ceremony will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 25. The best "creative type" will be voted on by people who visit the gallery during the run of the exhibition — one ballot per person.

Solar farm at UI delayed

CHAMPAIGN — A solar farm considered a key part of the University of Illinois' transition to renewable energy has been delayed because of state questions about the project.

Solar farm one of several planned projects

CHAMPAIGN — The proposed solar farm would be the first major project completed under the University of Illinois Climate Action Plan, which pledged that 5 percent of campus energy needs would come from renewable sources by 2015, and 25 percent by 2025.

Computers and phones back up Friday morning in Champaign schools

CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign school district's phone and computer systems were down Friday morning, but are now working again.

The school district notified parents Friday morning of the problem, and posted alerts about on Facebook and Twitter.

Electronics recycling event is Saturday

Champaign County residents get another chance to recycle residential electronics items free of charge on Saturday morning.

The collection event will be from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the The News-Gazette Distribution Center, 3202 Apollo Drive, C. Motorists can get to the building by way of North Market Street east to Olympian Drive.

UI hosts technology showcase

CHAMPAIGN — Bird strikes cause an estimated $400 million a year in damage to U.S. aircraft.

But if Soon-Jo Chung is successful, those who deal with airplanes will have a novel way to strike back.

Chung, an assistant professor of aerospace engineering at the University of Illinois, wants to develop robotic falcons to scare birds away.

Rich Warren: A stereo quirk on some stations with 'legacy' TV

Pop stars "twerk;" technology quirks. Here's a quirky question:

"I have two televisions, one with a digital converter box, the other without.

UI installs cameras to watch cows

A roundup of agricultural news:

URBANA — Fair warning to those on the hoof: What happens in the cow barn won't necessarily stay there.

The University of Illinois has installed video cameras in the cattle barn at the Dixon Springs Agricultural Center in southern Illinois.

UI physicists share in Nobel celebration

URBANA — Three University of Illinois physicists shared in the celebration over Tuesday's announcement of the Nobel Prize in physics.