Ask 'Mimi,' Feb. 19, 2017

Does Parkland College have alumna Alicia Henry's student work on display as part of its purchase award program?

Whatever happened to ... pay phones

Pay phones used to be a common sight. But now, even in the places they still exist, hardly anyone uses them.

The Illinois Terminal in Champaign has three — two on the first floor and one on the second — that aren't drawing much business.

"I haven't seen anybody on them all day long," Illinois Terminal Director Stu Smith said.

Whatever happened to ... this modern marvel?

URBANA — The next time you pick up that supercomputer in your pocket, take a moment to consider its famous ancestor at the University of the Illinois.

The Illinois Automatic Computer, dubbed ILLIAC, went online in 1952, one of the first computers built with a design that is now ubiquitous in the computing world.

Wired In: Mayank Kale

Each week, staff writer Paul Wood spotlights a high-tech difference-maker. This week, meet MAYANK KALE, 21, a senior in computer science at the University of Illinois and founder of Invoq Health.

Whatever happened to ... UFO sightings

Although UFO sightings are down from their peak years, voyagers from space are still among us, and there's video over Champaign to prove it.

The skies here have had decades of brightly lit flying objects, to go by News-Gazette clippings.

#TheMJs, Feb. 17, 2017

(On Fridays, staff writer Marcus Jackson (@MarcusJ_NG) provides a quick glance at the best that Twitter has to offer.



That's entertainment: Spotlighting events throughout the area

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The research behind the concert

Sinfonia da Camera's concert on Saturday at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Urbana was influenced by market research the chamber orchestra conducted with two University of Illinois MBA student groups.

Rich Warren: Hopefully, battery won't be issue in Note 8 phone

Korea's Samsung grew into the 1,800-pound gorilla of the consumer electronics industry over the past decade. It dominates the industry today the way Sony and Panasonic, combined, did in 1986, the heyday of Japanese electronics supremacy.

Samsung claimed that defective batteries turned its Note 7 smartphone into a torch.

Wired In: Cosmin Radoi

Each week, staff writer PAUL WOOD spotlights a high-tech difference-maker.

The #MJs, Feb. 10, 2017

On Fridays, staff writer Marcus Jackson (@MarcusJ_NG) will provide a quick glance at the best that Twitter has to offer.