University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Researchers develop inexpensive hydrolysable polymer

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have figured out how to reverse the characteristics of a key bonding material—polyurea—providing an inexpensive alternative for a broad number of applications, ...

dateDec 02, 2014 in Polymers
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Cover crops can sequester soil organic carbon

A 12-year University of Illinois study shows that, although the use of cover crops does not improve crop yields, the practice does increase the amount of sequestered soil organic carbon using three different soil management ...

dateDec 02, 2014 in Environment
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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.

dateNov 19, 2014 in Social Sciences
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Some plants regenerate by duplicating their DNA

When munched by grazing animals (or mauled by scientists in the lab), some herbaceous plants overcompensate - producing more plant matter and becoming more fertile than they otherwise would. Scientists say they now know how ...

dateNov 11, 2014 in Biotechnology
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