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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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With Blue Waters, supercomputing goes national

In March, the University of Illinois' National Center for Supercomputing Applications unveiled Blue Waters. CNET Road Trip 2013 checked out our new national supercomputer.

By July 4, 2013

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New teeny-tiny battery charges in less than a second

A lithium ion micro-battery out of the University of Illinois is just millimeters in size, can jump-start a car battery, and recharges in less than a second. It's not ready for market just yet, though.

By April 18, 2013

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Gadget, heal thyself

Engineers at the University of Illinois demonstrate self-healing electrical circuits that hold promise for electronic devices with improved reliability and longer lives.

By December 21, 2011

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In the tall grass, researchers find energy alternative

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign researchers say that a sterile grass known as Miscanthus giganteus proved to be significantly more productive than other biofuel crops like corn in the making of ethanol.

By July 30, 2008

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More universities join Yahoo for Net-scale research

UC Berkeley, Cornell, and UMass Amherst will get access to Yahoo's M45 cluster for large-scale data-processing research using software called Hadoop.

By April 9, 2009

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Tiny robots powered by living muscle tissue

Rather than hydraulic actuators, springs or hinges, these tiny "bio-bots" are powered by living muscle tissue.

By July 6, 2014

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Could your heart power its own pacemaker?

From battery life to pure life, new research shows we're getting closer to a future where important implanted and wearable health devices could run on power collected from our own organs.

By January 23, 2014

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IBM: Envisioning the world's fastest supercomputer

The Blue Waters project will tap IBM's upcoming Power7 processor for an ultrafast machine at the University of Illinois.

By December 7, 2009

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Physicists inch toward atomic-scale MRI

Researchers are improving the first nanoscale MRI technique developed at MIT in 2009 in the hopes of imaging such biological samples as viruses at extremely high resolution.

By September 27, 2013

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Are you Superman or Voldemort? Avatars may affect the real you

Researchers use chili and chocolate to determine how your virtual avatar may affect behavior after a game is over.

By February 10, 2014