The Quantified Computer Scientist: Larry Smarr on the Future of Medicine
The tiled display of LCDs spans the length of a room in Atkinson Hall, a modern glass-and-steel structure on the University of California, San Diego's palm-covered campus.
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The Logan County Herald
LCU promotes Silas McCormick
McCormick has held the Director and Counsel positions since 2012; his faculty rank became effective January 1. Dr. McCormick joined LCU in 2010 as an adjunct instructor in American Government.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
Winter 2014 fourth coldest in Illinois
Champaign, ILL.-The average statewide temperature for the three core winter months of December, January, and February was 20.8 degrees.
Homelessness: One student's story
"It was the beginning of November, and I was living in my foreclosed home in Hampshire," Strain, now 19, told WBEZ recently.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Christian Science Monitor
Cahokia: North America's first melting pot?
Archaeologist Robin Marchiran exposes the face of a trench to reveal layers of earthen fill and other features at Monk's Mound.
District 214 names new administrators
The High School District 214 Board of Education has appointed two veteran educators to administrative roles focused on math, science and technical education.
's Trending Topic: Technology That Provide Superhuman Powers
From an online platform that generates super-speedy readers to computer files that we can drag with our eyes, recent technologies and innovations are equipping us with superhuman powers that can improve our daily lives.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Cass County Star-Gazette
Consolidation discussed at A-C School Board meeting
By Mike Kloppenburg Star-Gazette reporter The debate over consolidation reached the A-C Central board room during the board's meeting last week.
Christian Science Monitor
Chicago's credit rating downgraded: how its woes differ from Detroit's
Chicago took yet another hit from Wall Street this week when Moody's Investors Service downgraded its credit rating, following a three-step downgrade last summer.
University of Illinois professor honored with ARTBA's Research & Education Division Award
Dr. Imad L. Al-Qadi, Founder Professor of Engineering and director of the Illinois Center for Transportation and the Advanced Transportation Research and Engineering Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, was awarded the American Road & Transportation Builders Association's prestigious "S.S. Steinberg Award" January 13 during ... (more)
The Logan County Herald
Chamber to give away scholarships to local students for the 15th year
The Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce Annual Ag Scholarship Breakfast will be held on March 27, 2014 at Lincoln Christian University's Laughlin Center at 7:00am.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Heart Implants, 3-D-Printed to Order
It's a poetic fact of biology that everyone's heart is a slightly different size and shape.
Team models photosynthesis, finds room for improvement
Teaching crop plants to concentrate carbon dioxide in their leaves could increase photosynthetic efficiency by 60 percent and yields by as much as 40 percent, researchers report in a new study.
Native American Cahokia Was The Country's First...
Image Caption: This small clay vessel was made in eastern Oklahoma but found at Cahokia.
3D-printed 'electronic glove' could help keep your heart beating for ever
Scientists have created a revolutionary new electronic membrane that could replace pacemakers, fitting over a heart to keep it beating regularly over an indefinite period of time.
Scientists Devise Technology to Keep Hearts Beating Forever Even During Cardiac Arrest
Not just any old pacemaker, what you're looking at above is a thin, elastic circuit-lined membrane that was developed by scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Washington University in St. Louis.
Short Yoga Session Stimulates Brain Function Immediately Afterwards
A single 20-minute session of yoga sharpens the mind more than a comparable amount of walking or jogging, according to a recent study by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign .
Mon Mar 03, 2014
The Capitol Fax Blog
About those endorsements
Davis, of Taylorville, is running a cautious race. It's not an inspiring act. Harold is more passionate and forthright - unafraid, for example, to argue for specific changes to Medicare and Social Security benefits.
Next Generation Membrane Pacemakers Wrap the Heart Like an Electronic Glove
This heart is wrapped in a special electronic membrane that keeps it beating at the perfect rate.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
'Heart Sock' To Retire Pacemakers: Silicon Sheath Measures...
Researchers and physicians seeking a worthy technological successor of the pacemaker have their eyes set on the "heart sock" - a thin, multifunctional membrane that fits the beating organ like, well, a sock.