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Self-healing batteries generate advancements in technology

Self-healing batteries generate advancements in technology

Samantha Schrage, Staff writer
March 12
Filed under Spring Technograph

Many may notice that over time, a cell phone's battery life slowly decreases. Although this is often attributed to the phone's age, the decrease in battery life is caused by a much more scientific process. As is the case with almost all electronics, as time progresses the lithium-ion batteries that...

Aerospace students engage younger students

Aerospace students engage younger students

Megan Bradley, Staff writer
March 12
Filed under Spring Technograph

When most people hear of aerospace they think of a daunting, extremely technical field. Students at the University are working to dissolve these presupposed thoughts and get more incoming students interested in pursuing this major. Illini Aerospace Outreach (IAO) works to help nearby students who...

University students and professors create satellite family

Madeline Galassi, Supplements Editor
March 12
Filed under Spring Technograph

While University students are known for having their heads in the clouds, some engineering students and professors have theirs even higher. IlliniSat-2 is a family of satellites that is being created by University students and professors. There are five satellites total: LAICE, CubeSail, Sassi2, Space...

UI creates robotic drone bat to study biological bat movement

Mara Shapiro, Staff Writer
March 12
Filed under Special Sections, Spring Technograph

For the past two years the Engineering department at the University has been striving to create a robotic bat, a drone that recreates a biological bat’s flight. As of this year, what once started off as a 1.5 million dollar grant became a reality for Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor...

University researchers develop technology that could provide alternative way to treat cancer

Emily Scott, Staff writer
March 12
Filed under Special Sections, Spring Technograph

For nearly 10 years, University professor Jianjun Cheng had an idea. He wanted to use click chemistry, a specialized type of chemistry that involves joining substances to biomolecules, which are molecules present in living organisms, in order to target cancer cells. This process is used in targeted c...

Finding shows extra calories being consumed in coffee and tea

Jillian Kaehler, Supplements writer
March 12
Filed under Special Sections, Spring Technograph

Coffee on a college campus seems like a no-brainer. Whether it’s early mornings, or late night pick-me-ups, caffeine tends to deliver, and makes dreaded all-nighters bearable for University students. But many people don't realize what they are putting into their bodies while chugging caffeinated...

University 150-year ‘birthday’ celebration highlights uncertain future

University 150-year ‘birthday’ celebration highlights uncertain future

Claire Hettinger, News Editor
March 1
Filed under Administration, Around Campus, Celebrating 150 years, News, Showcase

On Feb. 28, 1867, the Illinois Industrial University was granted a charter to become a public land grant University. One hundred and fifty years and almost 900,000 graduates later, the University has grown from one building with a founding class of 77 students and a handful of professors, to one of the...

Dorm life can bring friendships and infestations

Dorm life can bring friendships and infestations

Harrison Lindholm, Staff writer
February 27
Filed under Special Sections, Spring Housing Guide

Living in a college dorm is an experience unlike any other. There is much to learn about the world around you, as well as about yourself. As someone who has spent almost two years living in the dorms, not only have I heard the many horror stories of nasty roommates and unclean bathrooms, but I have e...

Weigh the pros and cons of random roommates

Weigh the pros and cons of random roommates

Nora Halleran, Supplements writer
February 27
Filed under Special Sections, Spring Housing Guide

Choosing a roommate is a daunting task. Living with another person can be challenging and awkward, so picking the person you live with is an important decision. You can choose to live with a friend from high school, mutual friend or someone you meet on Facebook. The most interesting, but risky, choice i...

Finding housing if you’re planning on going abroad

Finding housing if you’re planning on going abroad

Isabella Jackson, Staff writer
February 27
Filed under Special Sections, Spring Housing Guide

The University has an amazing study abroad program. With hundreds of programs spanning all across the globe, there are many options for students of every major. However, for those studying abroad, figuring out housing for the semester of the year that will be spent on campus can be difficult. Because stud...

What to do when touring an apartment

Charlotte Carroll, Sports editor
February 27
Filed under Special Sections, Spring Housing Guide

So you’ve decided to live in an apartment. While that sounds simple enough, it can be tricky. It can be tough when thinking about leases and roommates, but often the hardest part is the tour itself and deciding what you want in a place. It’s really important to have a few conversations with your fut...

Celebrating 150 years: UI kicks off sesquicentennial celebration

Celebrating 150 years: UI kicks off sesquicentennial celebration

Daily Illini Staff Report
February 27
Filed under Administration, Around Campus, Celebrating 150 years, News

The University 150-year celebration kicks off Tuesday and will continue for 15 months until the spring commencement in 2018 with the 150th class of graduates. The event begins at 3 p.m. at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts and will feature a presentation about the history of the University...

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