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3D Printer Sand Grain Size Battery
2013-06-19 09:42:00

Researchers at Harvard University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have successfully used 3D printing to make lithium-ion microbatteries the size of a grain of sand.

Is Yoga Better For Your Brain Than More Rigorous Exercise?
2013-06-08 09:48:28

Spending twenty minutes in one popular form of yoga is better for your brain than participating in vigorous exercise over the same amount of time.

Twenty-minute Yoga Session Stimulates Brain Function Immediately After
2013-06-06 15:17:18

Researchers report that a single, 20-minute session of Hatha yoga significantly improved participants' speed and accuracy on tests of working memory and inhibitory control, two measures of brain function associated with the ability to maintain focus and take in, retain and use new information.

Toolbox For Nanoparticle Manipulation Expanded With New Microfluidic Method
2013-06-06 14:03:40

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a new flow-based method for manipulating and confining single particles in free solution, a process that will help address current challenges faced by nanoscientists and engineers.

2013-05-20 23:17:10

Starting in Fall 2013, students at University of Illinois will be able to enroll in a for-credit online course as students prepare to take the CPA exam and launch exciting careers in the financial

Unique Method Developed To Create Uniform Nanoparticles
2013-05-06 12:40:35

University of Illinois researchers have developed a new way to produce highly uniform nanocrystals used for both fundamental and applied nanotechnology projects.

New Research Shows Substances In Honey Increase Detoxification Gene Expression
2013-05-01 15:02:17

Research in the wake of Colony Collapse Disorder, a mysterious malady afflicting (primarily commercial) honey bees, suggests that pests, pathogens and pesticides all play a role.

2013-04-30 13:50:14

Researchers at the University of Illinois have identified biomarkers that can be used to determine ovarian cancer survival and recurrence, and have shown how these biomarkers interact with each other to affect these outcomes.

Nanowires Grown On Graphene Have Surprising Structure
2013-04-24 12:04:44

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.

2013-04-22 09:59:09

A new global-scale modeling study that takes into account nitrogen – a key nutrient for plants – estimates that carbon emissions from human activities on land were 40 percent higher in the 1990s than in studies that did not account for nitrogen.


Word of the Day
quilisma
  • In medieval musical notation, a sign or neume denoting a shake or trill.
The word 'quilisma' comes from a Greek word meaning 'a roll'.