blog postsA method to locate power grid hackers using GPS signalsNov 20, 2017 10:45 am0 views CSL researchers developed a method to locate power grid hackers using GPS signals, earning them a Best Presentation Award at the 2017 ION GNSS+ conferenceTheory: Flexibility is at the heart of human intelligenceNov 20, 2017 10:30 am0 views New theory aruges that the brain’s dynamic properties – how it is wired, how that wiring shifts in response to changing intellectual demands – are the best predictors of intelligenceCarefully crafted light pulses used to control neuron activityNov 17, 2017 10:00 am0 views Chemists have used 'coherent control' light beams to regulate chemical reactions, but this study is the first demonstration of using them to control function in a living cellFive Illinois researchers rank among world’s most influentialNov 17, 2017 9:45 am0 views The list recognizes leading researchers in the sciences and social sciences from around the world based on journal article publication and citation dataeDNA tool detects invasive clams before they become a nuisanceNov 17, 2017 9:00 am0 views 'There’s a lot of DNA floating around in a lake or a stream, and if we can capture and identify it, it can tell us what organisms are present, including invasive species.'New polymer targets ulcer-causing bacteria in the stomachNov 16, 2017 2:00 pm0 views Antimicrobial agent morphs into a bacterial hole-puncher in the stomach’s acidic environment, reverts to an inactive structure when it reaches small intestine's higher pH environmentGenomic study explores evolution of gentle ‘killer bees’ in Puerto RicoNov 16, 2017 9:15 am0 views The new findings offer a bit of hope for the beleaguered beekeeping industry, the researchers said.Study in mice finds dietary levels of genistein may adversely affect female fertilityNov 14, 2017 9:00 am0 views Chronic preconception exposure to genistein affected pregnancy rates in mice and was associated with prolonged labor, smaller litters and pups, and higher rates of pup mortalityPaper: ‘No money down’ bankruptcies prevalent among the poor, minoritiesNov 13, 2017 2:00 pm0 views 'Previous studies have documented a racial disparity in the bankruptcy system. Our study suggests that how attorneys are being paid may be driving a lot of the disparity.'Team finds first wild alligator snapping turtle in Illinois since 1984Nov 13, 2017 9:00 am2 views Discovery may be a sign of hope for this state-endangered species, or could be the last of its kind to have survived in Illinois without human interventionServing water with school lunches could prevent child, adult obesityNov 7, 2017 10:15 am1 views When water dispensers were placed in school cafeterias, consumption of water at lunchtime tripled and was associated with small, significant declines in their risks of becoming overweightStem cells from muscle could address diabetes-related circulation problemsNov 6, 2017 11:00 am0 views Stem cells taken from muscle tissue could promote better blood flow in diabetics with peripheral artery disease, a painful complication that can require surgery or lead to amputationElectrostatic force takes charge in bioinspired polymersNov 2, 2017 9:00 am0 views Illinois reserachers found they could create new synthetic materials by tuning the electrostatic charge of polymer chainsVideo: Dark Matter explained by Illinois expertsOct 31, 2017 9:00 am2 views Watch the short video Dark Matter and hear leading-edge scientists explain what we know about one of the greatest mysteries of our timeCover crops in Midwest provide bed and breakfast layover for migrating birdsOct 30, 2017 8:00 am0 views 'Now that agriculture is the dominant landscape, they’re finding it harder to get the resources they need on the way to their breeding grounds.' Grad research assistant Cassandra WilcoxenResearchers look to patterns to envision new engineering fieldOct 26, 2017 8:30 am0 views Phenomenon that forms interference patterns on TV displays when a camera focuses on a pattern like a person wearing stripes has inspired a new way to conceptualize electronic devicesDoes conservation funding really help keep our planet more biodiverse?Oct 25, 2017 3:00 pm0 views Environmental policy researcher Daniel Miller says this is the first global study to test whether countries that spend more on conservation actually achieve better conservation resultsStemlike cells at tumor perimeter promote new blood vessels to feed tumor growthOct 25, 2017 2:30 pm0 views The finding illustrates cancer’s robustness in response to stresses, and points to new considerations for assessing tumors and developing treatmentsScientists: Expanding Brazilian sugarcane could dent global CO2 emissionsOct 23, 2017 10:45 am0 views Vastly expanding sugarcane production in Brazil for conversion to ethanol could reduce global CO2 emissions by as much as 5.6%Illinois scientist named Packard FellowOct 18, 2017 12:45 pm0 views 'Her work is advancing our understanding of materials at the atomic scale, and she is a great inspiration and asset to our department.'Illinois sportfish recovery a result of 1972 Clean Water Act, scientists reportOct 18, 2017 11:15 am0 views Populations of largemouth bass, bluegill, catfish and other sportfish are at the highest levels recorded in more than a century in the Illinois River, according to a new reportMass killings happen randomly, yet rate has remained steady, study findsOct 18, 2017 10:45 am0 views One of the things we were hoping to do is give people some clarity. If they hear about an event, they can look at that event in proper context...”New book explores chasing the American dream in rural trailer parksOct 16, 2017 12:45 pm0 views How the American housing dream in rural trailer parks is often just that—a dream— that is rarely realized by those working poor families who call these parks homeMantis shrimp-inspired camera enables glimpse into hidden worldOct 12, 2017 3:00 pm0 views By mimicking the eye of the mantis shrimp, Illinois researchers have developed an ultra-sensitive camera capable of sensing both color and polarization.Researchers make headway in desalination technologyOct 12, 2017 2:15 pm1 views Illinois engineers have taken a step forward in developing a saltwater desalination process that is potentially cheaper than reverse osmosis and borrows from battery technologyCholesterol byproduct hijacks immune cells, lets breast cancer spreadOct 12, 2017 11:30 am1 views A cholesterol byproduct facilitates breast cancer’s spread by hijacking immune cells, a new University of Illinois study found. Making sense of the Arab SpringOct 11, 2017 10:00 am1 views U. of I. sociology professor Asef Bayat looks at the Arab Spring and its aftermath, as well as the nature of revolution itselfSome plants grow bigger – and meaner – when clipped, study findsOct 11, 2017 8:45 am0 views Some plants behave like the mythical monster Hydra: Cut off their heads and they grow back, bigger and better than before. They also augment their defensive chemistryResearch looks at white working-class views on identity, race and immigrationOct 10, 2017 10:15 am0 views One of the goals of the study was to increase understanding of these communities beyond the negative portrayal of them as disaffected, forgotten and racistStudy finds no ‘narcissism epidemic’ among college studentsOct 10, 2017 9:30 am4 views Today’s college students are slightly less narcissistic than their counterparts were in the 1990s, researchers report in a new study – not significantly more, as some have proposed.