Staff writer Paul Wood talks with the UI mechanical science and engineering professor who collaborated with MIT Professor Sangbae Kim to develop Little HERMES, a bipedal robot designed to go places that humans dare not.

Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the founder of Mechanodontics (now Brius), a UI Cozad 2019 Grand Prize Winner that 'straightens teeth without the use of braces and aligners,' according to a profile in The New York Times.

Staff writer Paul Wood talks with the UI electrical and computer engineering professor who is transforming the way her students learn by using virtual reality to help them better understand complex electrical-engineering concepts.

Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the associate director for entrepreneurial communities at the University of Illinois' Gies College of Business who manages the iVenture Accelerator.

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Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the University of Illinois senior who recently launched a web-development and information-technology startup, Mahomes Tech, which provides services to economically disadvantaged entrepreneurs.

Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the UI mechanical science and engineering professor whose lab developed the first autonomous, self-propelled biohybrid swimming robot at sub-millimeter scale in 2014 and is now working toward intelligent versions by incorporating neurons.

A storefront fortune teller could have imbued TV channels with as much meaning as associations of engineers and the federal government. While radio stations advertise their actual frequency, TV stations proclaim an arbitrary channel number. The government allocated FM radio stations “channel…

In previous years, the program, which teaches interested citizens about the day-to-day of running the city, had 12 90-miute classes consisting of a presentation from a different department. This year, they've been grouped into four sections: leadership and administration, outward-facing, internal, and public safety, and will give their presentations as teams.

Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the UI sophomore who serves as project manager of Stay Glassy, which recycles used glass bottles to create quality products that will benefit others.

The Gardner-farmdoc Payment Calculator incorporates changes made to the 2018 Farm Bill and will help farmers estimate payments from the Agriculture Risk Coverage, County and Price Loss Coverage farm programs, which provide farmers payments when revenue and commodity prices drop below certain levels.

How secure is the disposal provided at the local electronics recycling event on Oct. 12? What about at local firms that offer e-recycling? Is there a third-party data-security expert who could offer an informed opinion or advice on this sort of thing?

Apple announced its new iPhones on Sept. 10, and they became available this past Friday. Yawn. At $699, the entry-level iPhone 11 represents one of the best values Apple offers, and if they accept your older iPhone model in trade, you may pay less.

The University of Illinois interim vice chancellor for research talks about her experience as a woman in STEM, efforts to curb sexual harassment on campus and her work with national organizations to stop universities from simply 'passing the harasser' on to other schools.

Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the University of Illinois geologist who is part of a team that has developed new computer models to help researchers better forecast volcanic eruptions.

Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the UI chemistry professor, who is leading a team that is inventing new ways to break down the polyurethane that makes up close to 10 percent of our landfills and repurpose it in useful ways, such as adhesives.

Where there’s a will, there’s a way. Regular readers know of my infatuation with the Bose Frames Alto audio sunglasses. These sunglasses, about the size of normal shades, incorporate amazing micro speakers embedded in the temple pieces that connect with your phone or tablet via Bluetooth. As…