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…

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The more-than-eight-hour outage affecting all internet, cable television and phone services for both residential and business subscribers was resolved for almost all subscribers around 2 a.m. Thursday, with the rest expected to be back online by 6:25 a.m.

Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the co-owner of and technical genius behind Champaign’s Shatterglass Studios.

Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the University of Illinois student and entrepreneur who is executive manager at the school's chapter of the socially conscious Enactus program.

Cellular 5G service promises everything short of a cure for cancer. Mea culpa, I spread that hype in a couple of previous columns. Then again, every print publication, website and news broadcast proclaims the coming of 5G with its Star Trek promises.

Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the producer at Parkland’s Staerkel Planetarium who also serves as an educator and a technician.

Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the UI senior in computer engineering who is co-founder and CEO of Filify 3D, a startup that recycles plastic waste from 3D printing into filament for the printers.

Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the UI assistant professor of agricultural and biological engineering who is co-lead researcher on a project to develop a computational tool for estimating and predicting soil erosion.

My friend Jim never forgot the ice storm of ’88, when he lived without power for a couple of weeks. He recently installed a natural-gas-powered generator, which is a rather expensive insurance policy.

In the latest episode of Julie Wurth's podcast, Gene Robinson, director of the UI's Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, talks about the 'extreme form of team science' that has made the institute a success.

Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the CEO at SimBioSys Inc. in the University of Illinois Research Park, which is working on technology to allow doctors and scientists to look at cancer to see how cells are interacting.