The University of Illinois of Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) opened its doors in 1868. It is one of the original 37 public land grant charter institutions established after President Lincoln signed the Morrill Act in 1862. UIUC proudly boats numerous Nobel Prize and Pulitzer Prize recipients among their faculty and alumnae. The massive campus extends between the cities of Urbana and Champaign Illinois. It is ranked 10th best for public universities by U.S. News and World Report 2009. UIUC is noted for its graduate research programs in engineering and science,(both applied and theoretical). UIUC is listed among the top 25 research institutions in the U.S., according to The Center for Measuring University Performance.
New microfluidic approach for the directed assembly of functional materials
(Phys.org) —Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a new approach with applications in materials development for energy capture and storage and for optoelectronic materials.
Scientists track gene activity when honey bees do and don't eat honey
Many beekeepers feed their honey bees sucrose or high-fructose corn syrup when times are lean inside the hive. This practice has come under scrutiny, however, in response to colony collapse disorder, the massive—and as ...
For the first time in the lab, researchers see stem cells take key step toward development
The gap between stem cell research and regenerative medicine just became a lot narrower, thanks to a new technique that coaxes stem cells, with potential to become any tissue type, to take the first step to specialization. ...
Innovative technique may transform the hunt for new antibiotics and cancer therapies
Antibiotic resistance is depleting our arsenal against deadly diseases and infections, such as tuberculosis and Staph infections, but recent research shows promise to speed up the drug discovery process.
New method helps map species' genetic heritage
Where did the songbird get its song? What branch of the bird family tree is closer to the flamingo - the heron or the sparrow?
Nanowires grown on graphene have surprising structure
(Phys.org) —When a team of University of Illinois engineers set out to grow nanowires of a compound semiconductor on top of a sheet of graphene, they did not expect to discover a new paradigm of epitaxy.
Magnetic charge crystals imaged in artificial spin ice
A team of scientists has reported direct visualization of magnetic charge crystallization in an artificial spin ice material, a first in the study of a relatively new class of frustrated artificial magnetic materials-by-design ...
Small in size, big on power: New microbatteries the most powerful yet
(Phys.org) —Though they be but little, they are fierce. The most powerful batteries on the planet are only a few millimeters in size, yet they pack such a punch that a driver could use a cellphone powered by these batteries ...
Social sensing game detects classroom bullies
A social sensing game created at Illinois allows researchers to study natural interactions between children, collect large amounts of data about those interactions and test theories about youth aggression and victimization.
Not all baseball stars treated equally in TV steroid coverage, says study of network news
Retired baseball stars Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire and Rafael Palmeiro each had Hall of Fame-worthy numbers, each hitting more than 500 home runs.