Wired In: Peter Abbamonte

On Sundays, staff writer Paul Wood spotlights a high-tech difference maker. This week: University of Illinois physics professor Peter Abbamonte, who founded Inprentus Precision Optics in 2012 in the UI Research Park. It's the only company in the world making nanotech optics that work with X-ray and extreme ultraviolet light.

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Downtown: My, how you've grown

Downtown Champaign questions? Ask Tom Kacich here and he'll chase down an answer

Stand at the intersection of Neil, Main and Church streets in downtown Champaign. Look at the buildings at each corner.

What's in your laboratory? UI and Capital One open facility on campus

CHAMPAIGN — University of Illinois students will have a new opportunity to pursue data science and technology research as Capital One opens its Digital Campus Lab at the university's Research Park. 

The UI and Capital One announced Friday the grand opening of the Capital One Illinois Digital Campus Lab — the company's new

Q&A with another Wolfram

When 16-year-old software programming prodigy CHRISTOPHER WOLFRAM isn't attending his classes at the Stanford University Online High School, he can be found giving technology talks or researching new, innovative ways to analyze data using the computer coding language his father, Stephen Wolfram, created.

Rich Warren: Comparing Apples and Marshmallows

A regular reader pulls my chain for any criticism of Apple. He's an Apple guy all the way. He also drives a Tesla. If I bought my first computer today it would be an Apple. For all of Apple's arrogance, excessive markup and occasional fumble, it continues offering a better user experience than Windows or Android.

Just 1 question: What's so cool about coding?

Long gone are the days when middle school students needed help learning the basics of Microsoft Office in technology class.

"Kids these days know how to type by the time they're in third grade," said David Walsh, technology teacher at Rantoul's J.W. Eater Junior High.

My Amish Home: Final summer chores on a perfect fall day

"Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him." 1 John 4:7-9

Updated climate plan aims higher

URBANA — New energy standards for building projects, fewer car trips and air travel, and the purchase of "carbon offsets" to meet emission goals are all part of the 2015 climate action plan

Jim Dey: Wolfram's hat trick

Hear more from Dey Thursday at 10 on WDWS.

It's been a long time since Stephen Wolfram was a child prodigy.

Wired In: Scott Daigle

On Sundays, staff writer Paul Wood spotlights a high-tech difference maker. This week: IntelliWheels CEO Scott Daigle talks about the ways his business, in the University of Illinois Research Park, makes using wheelchairs more efficient.

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