Paper + glue = shoes

URBANA — At 6-foot-4, University of Illinois sophomore Charlie Prescott felt a bit thrown off as he modeled a pair of high heels Wednesday.

"I definitely have sympathy for girls who wear high heels," the industrial design major from Oak Park said.

Rich Warren: Cable providers could soon move to a la carte model

Technology and entertainment package more "gotchas" than the average automobile dealership. Apparent bargains turn into illusions. Or sometimes, try as you might, you just can't find a deal.

UI paper shoes design testing

University of Illlinois industrial design students walk "the runway" to test thier shoes made of paper and glue at Link Gallery at Krannert Art Museum Wednesday Oct. 29, 2014.

Illinois Ancestors: Witches, ghosts relevant to genealogical research

It has been over 300 years since 20 innocent men and women were put to death because they were convicted of witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts.

Hundreds of others were accused of witchcraft and many languished in prisons awaiting trials.

UI Labs sets first board of directors

CHICAGO — UI Labs, the public-private research and development organization involving the University of Illinois, established its board of directors this week in Chicago.

Google's 'Security Princess' a hacker's nightmare

Forget all your stereotypes about computer engineers.

First, Parisa Tabriz is a woman. Not that she makes a big deal about it, but that's still a rarity in the upper echelons of the computer hacking world (the legal kind).

Rich Warren: AM radio, better on the Internet

Hold the champagne. In just six years, AM radio celebrates its centennial in the United States. Although radio historians dispute the exact date, Westinghouse Electric's experimental KDKA in Pittsburgh began broadcasting in November of 1920. Most AM stations did not sign on until 1922. KDKA continues broadcasting today as a CBS affiliate.

Illinois Ancestors: Cemeteries' data withheld by states

Steve Seim has a most comprehensive website at that is designed to record burials of residents of such institutions as asylums, poor farms, orphanages, etc., so that those individuals will not be lost to history.

'It's cool to be a hacker'

URBANA — Women, if you're dismayed with the number of females studying and working in technology and are thinking of leaving the field, don't do it, says Max Levchin, entrepreneur, investor and University of Illinois computer science graduate.