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Futurists find home at Illinois

Futurists find home at Illinois

Ashley Miller
April 20, 2017
Filed under Special Sections, Technograph

H.G. Wells was a writer obsessed with the future; he wrote books and essays drafting out his ideas for what reality was, what it wasn’t and what it one day could be. Alan Craig is a man you can tell spends most his time in a different reality than the rest of us. He writes books and essays drafti...

Parkinson’s disease shows links to depression

Parkinson’s disease shows links to depression

Dixita Limbachia, Staff Writer
April 20, 2017
Filed under Special Sections, Technograph

Depression is becoming more prevalent in those who have Parkinson’s disease. About 30-40 percent of people will experience depression, but about 20 percent will seek out treatment, according to the National Library of Medicine. The National Parkinson’s Foundation found that some variation of depress...

University libraries are going digital to preserve specimens

University libraries are going digital to preserve specimens

Emily Scott, Staff Writer
April 20, 2017
Filed under Special Sections, Technograph

On the south side of campus, a wealth of knowledge sits in dark rooms, stored away in jars and drawers. This knowledge is in the form of specimens — over 9 million to be exact — including insects, fungi, fossils, reptiles and more, all housed in collections owned by the Illinois Natural History...

Traditional polling methods not adding up

Traditional polling methods not adding up

Charlotte Collins, Staff Writer
April 20, 2017
Filed under Special Sections, Technograph

The 2016 presidential election revealed the true extent of American political division, but it also showed another troubling divide: the gap in methods and subsequent results between traditional and modern polling. Sheldon Jacobson, computer science professor at the University and one of the leaders...

H2Grow aims to feed hungry in CU

H2Grow aims to feed hungry in CU

Brooke Eberle, Speical Sections Editor
April 20, 2017
Filed under Special Sections, Technograph

A University group has been working on a project called H2Grow that strives to feed the hungry in the Champaign-Urbana area. The project is part of Enactus, a registered student organization at the University. Enactus began about 10 years ago and develops social entrepreneurship in business. Natalie ...

Analyzing bone cancer in dogs

Analyzing bone cancer in dogs

Jessica Peterson, Buzz Editor
April 20, 2017
Filed under Special Sections, Technograph

Timothy Fan is an associate professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine. His position is divided between doing research in his laboratory, providing clinical services to companion animals with cancer and teaching the graduate students at the College of Veterinary Medicine. From 2000 to 20...

Unique cell imaging method represents biology’s future

Unique cell imaging method represents biology’s future

Brooks Berish, Assistant supplements editor
December 1, 2016
Filed under Special Sections, Technograph

Scientists and curious minds alike have been observing cells through a microscope since the 17th century. The advancements in the structure and capabilities of these microscopes have enabled researchers to see things that could not have been observed before. However, the data gathered from these micr...

Sustainable water pump helps Kenyan women with HIV, AIDS

Sustainable water pump helps Kenyan women with HIV, AIDS

Kelsie Travers, Staff writer
December 1, 2016
Filed under Special Sections, Technograph

In 2013, Brian Lilly found himself in Ngong Hills, Kenya, on what he thought would just be a volunteer trip with his son. Instead, he found a community in need and a practical application for the project he was designing. Lilly is an adjunct associate professor at the Technology Entrepreneur Cente...

Adolescents with PTSD history more likely to struggle with substance abuse

Adolescents with PTSD history more likely to struggle with substance abuse

Jess Peterson, Staff writer
December 1, 2016
Filed under Special Sections, Technograph

Adolescents who struggle with substance abuse are likely to carry the behavior over into their adult life, unless they are able to successfully receive treatment. Unfortunately, most adolescents only enter treatment in times of crisis or when it is absolutely required, hindering the potential for lo...

Climate trumps all for University environmentalists

Climate trumps all for University environmentalists

Michael Semaca, Staff Writer
December 1, 2016
Filed under Special Sections, Technograph

Donald J. Trump has a well-documented history of denying climate change. Now as the president-elect, many voters are left to wonder what a Trump presidency will mean for the planet’s fight against climate change. Trump campaigned to “cancel” the Paris Agreement, an international climate agreement signed by 19...

In pursuit of the electric car

In pursuit of the electric car

Claire Hettinger, News editor
December 1, 2016
Filed under Special Sections, Technograph

The common household battery may not seem like a life-changing piece of technology, but it's used almost daily. Phones, computers, remote controls, power plants and cars all have something in common: Batteries can invigorate the way these technologies function. Currently, the most common batter...

Professor works to find a sustainable solution for water crisis

Professor works to find a sustainable solution for water crisis

Jessica Peterson, Staff writer
September 15, 2016
Filed under Special Sections, Technograph

A person cannot drink what he does not have. Yet, if a person has been able to drink knowledge, freedom and water his entire life, why should he care about others around the world who have not been granted the same privilege? Jeremy Guest, assistant professor in civil and environmental engin...

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