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2012-08-07 09:58:21

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.

A Look At The Early Evolution Of Sex Chromosomes
2012-08-06 18:24:30

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.

Sand Diverted From River To Rebuild Wetlands Using Spillways
2012-07-25 08:42:43

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.

Resolution And Durability Improved By Microscope Probe-sharpening Technique
2012-07-06 12:06:52

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.

2012-06-28 20:36:14

Steve Moose, an associate professor of maize functional genomics at the University of Illinois and his graduate student Wes Barber think they may have discovered a new source of heterosis, or hybrid vigor, in maize.

2012-06-26 11:44:32

A 150-foot-high garbage dump in Colombia, South America, may have new life as a public park.

Nowhere To Hide: Bacteria Behind The Eardrum Seen with New Device
2012-05-30 08:37:02

Doctors can now get a peek behind the eardrum to better diagnose and treat chronic ear infections, thanks to a new medical imaging device invented by University of Illinois researchers.

2012-05-15 23:30:14

While climate change is likely to alter the spatial distributions of species and habitat types, the nature of those changes is uncertain, making it more difficult for conservationists to implement standard planning models.

2012-04-23 09:35:18

Through a combination of atomic-scale materials design and ultrafast measurements, researchers at the University of Illinois have revealed new insights about how heat flows across an interface between two materials.


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  • a slit in a tire to drain away surface water and improve traction.
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