CHAMPAIGN — For a local robotics team made up of middle and high schoolers, build season is a six-week scramble.
Last year, the challenge was to build a robot that fired Frisbees, could move offensively in matches against other robots (including forward, backward and sideways) and could climb a jungle-gym like structure. It will start next year's season Jan. 4.
It was a year populated with food-truck startups and crowd-funding schemes. A year in which IMAX came to Savoy.
A year in which Flex-N-Gate's Shahid Khan leapfrogged Oprah on Forbes magazine's rankings of the 400 richest Americans.
Ah, 2013 — how much we'll remember, how much we'll forget.
DANVILLE — The Danville Family YWCA and University of Illinois 4-H are teaming up to sponsor a tech fair for middle school and high school students.
The event will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 3 at the YMCA, 1111 N. Vermilion St., Danville. It is free, and registration isn't required.
When you think of elementary school, you think of reading, writing and arithmetic — but probably not computer programming.
'Tis the day after Christmas and all through the house the creatures are stirring with no rest for a mouse (or touchscreen).
URBANA — Over the last few weeks, A.J. Christensen has been exploring technology straight out of a Robert Downey Jr. superhero flick.
CHAMPAIGN — The city is failing when it comes to providing information on its website, a conservative research institute says.
URBANA — The miles of cable strung through this building would rival any on campus.
As its name implies, the $95 million Electrical and Computer Engineering Building going up on Wright Street, just south of the Beckman Institute, will require some serious power.
URBANA — All Theodore Gray wanted this Christmas was for the Apple store to feature the Disney app he helped develop.
Apple went a few steps further, this week honoring the Urbana native's work as "the iPad app of the Year 2013."
Hopkins' first spacewalk is set for this Saturday
Illinois' favorite astronaut will strap on a spacesuit and go for a 6-hour walk outside of the International Space Station on Saturday.