CHAMPAIGN – Folks intrigued by innovative electric vehicles can see three of them Sunday in the Fourth of July Parade in Champaign-Urbana.
URBANA – The University of Illinois will widen its foray into online, customizable textbooks with help from a federal grant.
The Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs has been awarded a $150,000 grant to establish an initiative that provides open-source textbook access for Illinois students.
CHAMPAIGN – Blue Waters, the University of Illinois' state-of-the-art 88,000-square-foot facility that could revolutionize supercomputing, is up and running on a temporary, smaller scale.
It's fair to say much of Illinois is flat, but that's not good enough for building roads and mapping flood-prone areas.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has awarded the University of Illinois a $799,200 grant for the second phase of the Illinois Height Modernization Program.
CHAMPAIGN – Henneman Engineering is installing a solar panel array atop its offices at 1605 S. State St., C.
The array is part of an 11.25-kilowatt electric generating system, said Michael Henneman, the company's chief executive officer.
CHAMPAIGN – It grows fast, needs few nutrients and releases energy as biomass that could help Parkland College, and other institutions, reduce their reliance on petroleum.
By JOEL STEINFELDT For The News-Gazette
CHAMPAIGN – This summer, Tanya Weatherly will again decide between having Internet access at home and paying her other utility bills.
A board that oversees the University of Illinois Research Park is closer to a decision on who will take on the park's expansion, but that decision is not likely to happen at the board's meeting this week.
CHAMPAIGN – Brian Bell is finding new homes for computers through a program at Parkland Community College.
The entry-level class for computer maintenance is also helping some people to bridge what is called the "digital divide."
"Students take the class, then take a machine home," said Bell, 39.