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Technology

Hoopeston wind farm on hold

DANVILLE -- The company planning the Hoopeston Wind Project in northern Vermilion County has put off its plans to build more than 40 wind turbines mainly because transmission lines in the area need to be upgraded first, according to Vermilion County officials.

Taking life with a grain of salt

Michael Shermer is a scientist and a skeptic. A professional skeptic.

He founded a magazine of the same name, and has built a career debunking popular myths, superstitions and urban legends.

EIU technology degree offered at Parkland

CHAMPAIGN -- Students interested in earning a master of science in technology degree or a graduate certificate in technology in Champaign can do so through Parkland College.

An Eastern Illinois University master of science in technology informational session at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Parkland College, Room D105, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C.

EIU master's program meeting set for Parkland

CHAMPAIGN -- Students interested in earning a master of science in technology degree or a graduate certificate in technology in Champaign can do so through Parkland College.

An Eastern Illinois University master of science in technology informational session will be held at 5:30 p.m. April 14, at Parkland College, Room D105, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C.

Proponents, foes meet on Vermilion wind turbine project

HOOPESTON - The first public meetings regarding the Hoopeston Wind Project drew criticism and support from two groups of residents in the northern part of the county where the wind turbines would operate.

Committee recommends Iroquois County board approve wind farm rules

Updated 6 p.m. Friday

WATSEKA -- The Iroquois County Board is scheduled to take a final vote on regulations involving wind farms next week, after a committee approved recommending the rules in a meeting on Friday.

Volition to lay off 16 employees

CHAMPAIGN -- Video game producer Volition has notified 16 employees they'll be laid off April 12.

After the layoffs, the downtown Champaign studio will still have about 220 full-time employees, Volition President Mike Kulas said Friday.

Doctors move forward on research on brain cooling

URBANA -- When Dr. John Wang was a neurosurgeon in training, he noticed an interesting connection between his patients' temperatures and their conditions:

People tended to do better in the morning when their temperatures were lower, than in the evening when their temperatures would rise.

Builders join on 'green' house showcase

URBANA Local home builders are banding together to build a "green" house in Urbana in hopes of showing people what environmentally friendly features they can look for in a home.

Groundbreaking for the home in Urbana's South Ridge subdivision will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday, according to Mike Martin, chairman of the Home Builders Association of East Central Illinois.

UI: Emergency message a mistake

UPDATED 5 p.m.

An Illini Alert message sent out Thursday morning to 87,000 emails and cell phones was an error, the University of Illinois says.