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I never thought it’d go so far…

September 10, 2014

Computers are ubiquitous.  You don't need to be a genius to know that.  This article was typed on a computer.  A computer was used to print the magazine.  The internet was used for research.  Maybe...

Computers: Now and Then

September 10, 2014

We cannot survive without computers in the 21st century. College students in particular rely on their computers or laptops for almost everything from entertainment to studying to connecting with friends....

Dude, where’s my flying car?

September 10, 2014

Who hasn't sat frustrated in traffic, daydreaming of engaging that little, red button on the steering wheel and flying home? Since the airplane became a prominent means of transportation, there have been...

Researchers use ‘quantum dots’ to screen for diseases

September 9, 2014

Researchers at the University are working to make your next doctor visit much more colorful. They are adapting quantum dot nanoparticles, which are tiny fluorescent crystals, to screen for diseases from...

Illini Media provides community, opportunities for University students

Illini Media provides community, opportunities for University students
May 28, 2014

Why work at Illini Media? It might be easier to ask why not. You learn skills that are applicable to the real world. While working for The Daily Illini, Buzz, WPGU, Illio, Technograph or any other Illini...

After impact

March 5, 2014

Water is not the only tool some firefighters across the country are using to battle fires. Consider this example: Firefighters who arrive on a scene have traditionally put out flames with water, which,...

Targeting a virus and its stigma

March 5, 2014

Every day, nearly 6,300 people contract HIV — that’s approximately 260 people every hour, reports the American Foundation for AIDS Research. In the United States, about 1 in 5 people with HIV are undiagnosed. To...

The social media universe

March 5, 2014

As students quietly filed into Foellinger Auditorium for the final molecular and cellular biology 150 lecture of last year’s spring semester, Professor Brad Mehrtens fiddled with the computer at the...

Seeking a clearer picture

December 4, 2013

With the winter holidays approaching fast, you may be searching for the perfect gift for your friends, family and maybe even yourself. However, when it comes to buying electronics, manufacturers and retailers...

The next step

December 4, 2013

Robert Petrea is a bilateral above-knee amputee who lost his legs when he was 25 years old. With the help of prosthetics, he was able to walk for 10 years beginning in 1978. He stopped using his prosthetics...

Out of this world

December 4, 2013

Mars One announced in May 2012 it would establish a permanent human colony on Mars by 2023. So far, over 200,000 people have applied to settle on the neighboring Red Planet. Interest in the Martian world...

Precious liquid

December 4, 2013

Every day, citizens of Champaign County access cold, clean, fresh water with the quick twist of a knob, perhaps not giving a second thought to its source. It pours seemingly out of nowhere into kitchens...

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