A rocket carrying the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope launched on Christmas Day. Astronomers hope that the James Webb Space Telescope will provide insight about the earliest stage of the universe when it orbits about one million miles from Earth.
Last year, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) went virtual. This year, it returned to Las Vegas on Jan. 5-7 in a diminished and shortened form with a virtual component.
The Champaign Public Library hopes to add a new $2.5 million activity space for teens and preteens, to open in the spring of 2023.
CHAMPAIGN — Two University of Illinois graduates will find out tonight if some of the nation's most well-known investors will sink their teeth into their celebrity video-chat business as they make their pitch to the crew on ABC's "Shark Tank."
“Fast away the Old Year passes,” so the carol goes. Fast comes the in-person 2022 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. That spurs my survey of future post-2022 innovations for your electronic cottage and garage. I’ll report on CES at its conclusion, but read on for near and far term techn…
Walk into the living commons of the McKechnie Family LIFE home and you’ll find the pad occupied by several domestic, sociable robots. Like Jibo, who may swivel its head at you with a lifelike curiosity. Rub its head and it’ll purr.
The cold has returned again this year, and hot drinks are a great way to keep warm. Adding whipped cream can be a little extra sweet treat and is often fun to squirt from a can.
Skip supply-chain shortages. Conjure holiday gifts that arrive via internet rather than truck. Skip standing in line or risking COVID-19 to gift someone. Instead, give a subscription to Hulu, Netflix, Apple TV+, Disney+, Amazon Prime, Showtime, HBO, Peacock, Paramount, Pandora, Spotify or an…
When the nation’s chief energy official stepped off one of the C-U Mass Transit District’s zero-emissions buses on Thursday, she was greeted by a swaying field of an unfamiliar crop: miscanthus.
A new study is being launched locally to learn more about brain health and how the brain changes over time using a diverse population group and a powerful state-of-the-art MRI.
Scientists and other experts share insights on what you should know about the newest COVID-19 variant and where things stand on this, Day No. 630 of the global pandemic.
'It will take a couple of weeks before we learn all the facts about the transmissibility of this (variant), and the vaccine effectiveness and whether or not it makes people sicker or more severe illness'
If your credit card flies from your wallet racing straight for your keyboard, grab it before you buy on impulse from the so-called Black Friday/Cyber Monday carnival of discounts.
The IlliniNGAGE platform is run through an independent LLC, co-founded by Nancy Rampson, the College of Media’s senior director of advancement, and Ella van Wyk, associate director of advancement for the Gies College of Business.
“I enjoy walking from my home to campus. My walk takes me though Illini Grove and the new Red Oak Rain Garden; I have enjoyed watching the improvements to the rain garden. The walk is a great way to plan my day without interruptions.”
“The administration is examining options and this is one they felt they’d like to present to the board, to initiate discussion of putting some sort of detection method at our buildings,” board President Paul Poulosky said. “We’re a long way away from putting anything like that in place.”
"I cannot wait to visit the city of Datong in China to see my mother" once the pandemic's over, says the head of the UI’s Department of Geography and Geographic Information Science.
It is mind-boggling how humanity went from the invention of powered aircraft to rockets carrying people safely to the moon in fewer than 70 years.
'When we talk about infringing on people’s rights, how much more of an invasion of privacy can you get than having bullets coming through your house?' asked Minnie Pearson, president of the NAACP Champaign County Branch.
“Before today, Grow with Google hadn’t partnered with academic institutions,” said Brooke Elliott, associate dean in the Gies College of Business. “The education industry has been disrupted.”
"I will never forget the first dinner the evening I arrived. The restaurant we went to is not around anymore. It was a very poorly attended dinner. Yo-Yo Ma was performing at Krannert that night and competing with him for people’s attention was mission impossible.”
'I love the Morrow Plots at sunrise. It must be the farmer in me that appreciates starting off the day by watching the sun come up over a crop field,' says Danville native Kim Kidwell.
Nearly a year after infection, college students Liv Dickinson and Scarlett O'Hara have become two of millions of COVID-19 survivors left with parosmia, a widespread distortion of taste and smell.
Your cellphone hides secrets. A little scroll through the settings menus reveals a useful secret. You don’t need a cellular signal for voice calls and texts, assuming you have a cellular plan with a carrier.
"As proud as I am of the virtual ceremonies that we in Atmospheric Sciences created for the May 2020 and 2021 graduations, I can’t wait for a return to in-person graduation in Krannert."