A faculty-student research team at the University of Illinois creates a startup company called Rithmio to improve missile guidance and satellite control systems.
But through a federal program that helps businesses bring research to market, engineering Professor Prashant Mehta and postdoctoral student Adam Tilton discover they'll have limited customers for that application.
On Sundays, staff writer Paul Wood spotlights a high-tech difference maker. This week, SAYAN MITRA, an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Illinois. He and Mahesh Viswanathan are founders of start-up company Rational CyPhy, which soon could be part of your safe-driving experience.
Did Ben Grosser speak recently overseas?
Yes, in Portugal, Paris and Berlin. A leader in digital art, he was the invited artist at the PLUNC New Media and Digital Art Festival in Lisbon — and this is ironic — PLUNC obtained funding for his trip from the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon.
The Chorale to open 35th season
Craig Jessop, former director of the famed Mormon Tabernacle Choir, will return to the area to guest conduct The Chorale's "Celebration of Life," the first concert of its 35th season, at 7 p.m. next Sunday at Faith United Methodist Church, 1719 S. Prospect Ave., C.
I'll begin at the end: "Mafia III" is an excellent game where the whole is far greater than the sum of its parts.
Novel presentation, complex characterizations and an unflinching look at the American South's turbulent racial history buoy an experience that easily could have been dragged down by its trope-filled storyline and overly familiar open-world gameplay mechanics.
Friend Jim, the electronics wizard, recently dumped AT&T U-verse for Comcast. From his ecstatic comments it sounded akin to waking up and discovering your Chevy Sonic morphed into a Nissan Maxima. He raves about the better picture quality, more versatile RF remote control, higher Internet speed and the courteous, knowledgeable installation crew.
CHAMPAIGN — Three nonprofit organizations and a local school are sharing in nearly $4 million in grants from the Yahoo Employee Foundation, a philanthropic organization funded by donations from Yahoo employees and interest from investments.
CHAMPAIGN — Champaign City Council members voted unanimously Tuesday to move forward on designating a service provider to buy the assets of a local fiber-optic infrastructure originally constructed by the Urbana-Champaign Big Broadband Intergovernmental Consortium.