In the early days of the Internet, a young astrophysicist at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications worked with other scientists to create one of the very first websites, Spacetime Wrinkles, on Einstein's theory of black holes.
THOMASBORO — Volo Broadband will host a public demonstration Saturday of its fiber broadband service in Thomasboro.
The service, which has a starting price of $29.95 a month, is touted as the "first sub-$30-per-month gigabit fiber service in the country," according to a Volo release.
Samsung and Apple duked it out in the suddenly declining smartphone business. Soon they will square off in the home TV/video ring.
Anyone who is interested in Ireland or who had ancestors who came from there is sure to enjoy the latest issue of Irish Lives Remembered Genealogy Magazine. The July issue is available free to view and/or download at http://www.irishlivesremembered.com.
DANVILLE — Danville Area Community College will break ground on a much-needed expansion to the Harry J. Braun Technology Center this fall, thanks to a donation of upwards of $3 million from an area resident with strong ties to the college.
CHAMPAIGN — Parents of students in the Champaign school district can now go to the food service page on the school district's website to access the new online free and reduced-price meal and fee waiver applications.
You can find it online at http://bit.ly/Unit4food.
CHAMPAIGN — The man who helped launch the Blue Waters supercomputing project at the University of Illinois has been recruited back from Moscow to lead the National Center for Supercomputing Applications.
URBANA — As one of the world's foremost insect photographers, Alex Wild tries to avoid easy shots of bugs feeding on nectar.
Instead, he might travel to remote locations in Uganda, Brazil, Australia and Colombia. Once there, he lies on the ground to shoot from low angles — or crawls into caves to hunt down his subjects.
URBANA — On the third floor of the Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science on the University of Illinois campus Friday morning, 20 Champaign high school teachers turned their tables into nodes, simulating how information travels along specific paths.
ATWOOD — Residents of Douglas and Piatt counties are up in arms over a proposal to reroute Ameren's proposed high-voltage transmission line through their counties.
Since late May, 100 comments from area residents have poured into the Illinois Commerce Commission's website, with most of them opposing the new route.