University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign: News

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign: News

  • 6/30/2014Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor writer Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor published by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor
    A new generation of miniature biological robots is flexing its muscle. Engineers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign demonstrated a class of walking “bio-bots” powered by muscle cells and controlled with electrical pulses, giving researchers unprecedented command over their function.
  • 6/30/2014
    The Civil Rights Act turns 50
  • 6/26/2014Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor
    In 1989, when Gilbert Witte started working full-time at the University of Illinois library, he discovered that his new job had a strange effect on his leisure time: After spending eight hours surrounded by books, the last thing he wanted to do at home was read. Consequently, Witte took up a hobby – he taught himself to crochet.
  • 6/26/2014
    How and why WWI started is still debated
  • 6/25/2014Chelsey B. Coombs, News Bureau Intern writer Chelsey B. Coombs, News Bureau Intern by Chelsey B. Coombs, News Bureau Intern published by Chelsey B. Coombs, News Bureau Intern
    Patients with persistent ringing in the ears – a condition known as tinnitus – process emotions differently in the brain from those with normal hearing, researchers report in the journal Brain Research.