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I never thought it’d go so far…

By Caroline Cvekovic

September 10, 2014


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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 you'll read this story on the Technograph's website, and you'll probably share it on Facebook and ...

Computers: Now and Then

By Minna Pui

September 10, 2014


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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. But do you even know when computers were developed or what they were used for before they became...

Dude, where’s my flying car?

By Cameron Jimmo

September 10, 2014


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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 visions of combining aviation and automobile technology to create the ultimate vehicle: the flying ca...

Researchers use ‘quantum dots’ to screen for diseases

By Joseph Caffarini

September 9, 2014


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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 heart disease to cancer with the hopes of literally highlighting such ailments for diagnosis. According to An...

Illini Media provides community, opportunities for University students

Illini Media provides community, opportunities for University students

May 28, 2014


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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 Media production, students are able to gain hands-on experiences that are usable in future careers. A...

After impact

March 5, 2014


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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, after it splatters against trees and bushes, flows down and away from the fire. Until recently, water w...

Targeting a virus and its stigma

By Aarsh Sachdeva

March 5, 2014


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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 combat this pressing issue, Rashid Bashir, professor of electrical and computer enginee...

The social media universe

By Jesse Black

March 5, 2014


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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 side of the stage that connected to the projector, apparently trying to solve some technical difficulty. Th...

Seeking a clearer picture

By Brian Yu

December 4, 2013


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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 advertise and quip so many specifications and numbers that it is hard to tell what’s impo...

The next step

By Daken Fee

December 4, 2013


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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 in 1988 because they hurt him too much. “If you used the prosthetic devices as a tool, they were...

Out of this world

By Aarsh Sachdeva

December 4, 2013


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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 has pushed many countries and institutions to explore different planets, regions of space and impro...

Precious liquid

By Jesse Black

December 4, 2013


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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 and bathrooms during daily routines of dish cleaning, showering and noodle boiling. All of this c...

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