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On the road to smaller, high-performance electronics, University of Illinois researchers have smoothed one speed bump by shrinking a key, yet notoriously large element of integrated circuits.
They’re soft, biocompatible, about 7 millimeters long – and, incredibly, able to walk by themselves. Miniature “bio-bots” developed at the University of Illinois are making tracks in synthetic biology.
With a mate and a nest to protect, the male threespined stickleback is a fierce fish, chasing and biting other males until they go away.
One of the most promising innovations of nanotechnology has been the ability to perform rapid nanofabrication using nanometer-scale tips.
Transient electronics are electronic devices that gradually disappear on a specified schedule, whether it is within a few days or six months.
Using ultra-low input power densities, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have demonstrated for the first time how low-power “optical nanotweezers” can be used to trap, manipulate, and probe nanoparticles, including fragile biological samples.
A study from University of Illinois economics professors demonstrates a new method to analyze the relationships among voters’ issue preferences, the candidates’ policy positions and voter behavior.
Two new studies offer insight into sex chromosome evolution by focusing on papaya, a multimillion dollar crop plant with a sexual problem (as far as growers are concerned) and a complicated past.
Researchers could have a new method to rebuild wetlands of the Louisiana delta, thanks to a chance finding while monitoring severe flooding of the Mississippi River.
A simple new improvement to an essential microscope component could greatly improve imaging for researchers who study the very small, from cells to computer chips.
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