blog postsResearch explores impact of racial discrimination on dating websites for gay, bisexual menNov 14, 2019 1:30 pm0 views Because racialized sexual discrimination is a relatively new area of study, researchers currently don’t have a tool for measuring its impact on the well-being of men of color who use these websites.Simulation reveals how bacterial organelle converts sunlight to chemical energyNov 14, 2019 10:15 am0 views This is a major step toward understanding how some biological structures convert sunlight into chemical energy, a biological innovation that is essential to life.Graphene: The more you bend it, the softer it getsNov 13, 2019 11:00 am0 views Illinois researchers have determined how much energy it takes to bend multilayer graphene – a question that has long eluded scientists.AI to run chemical factories of the futureNov 13, 2019 10:00 am0 views Illinois researchers have combined a fully automated robotic platform with artificial intelligence to develop a new way to manufacture chemicals.Smartphone diagnostics kit for infectious diseasesNov 11, 2019 1:00 pm0 views Researchers at Illinois are developing a handheld instrument that can detect the presence of pathogens in less than 30 minutes using a single drop of blood - all with a $10 smartphone clip-on attachment.Film mines Zuckerberg's speeches for growth obsessionNov 7, 2019 12:15 pm0 views 'The obsession with growth revealed in Zuckerberg’s speech over 15 years reminds us how we ended up with a platform that values growth over anything else,' said Professor Ben Grosser.How does word prediction influence memory?Nov 5, 2019 10:15 am0 views 'There is an interesting loop of prediction and memory. If I make a prediction and it is confirmed, what happens to my memory? Does it get updated so that my predictions are better next time?'New approach uses light to stabilize proteins for studyNov 4, 2019 8:30 am1 views Researchers have developed a way to use light to control the lifetime of a protein inside the cell. It will allow better observation of how specific proteins contribute to health, development and disease.Online tool speeds response to elephant poaching by tracing ivory to sourceNov 1, 2019 12:45 pm2 views A new tool uses an interactive database of geographic and genetic information to help authorities quickly identify where the confiscated tusks of African elephants were originally poached.Human reflexes keep two-legged robot uprightOct 30, 2019 2:45 pm0 views Mechanical science and engineering professor João Ramos developed a human-operated robot, named Little Hermes, which relies on human reflexes to remain upright during locomotion.Strategic orientation shapes how firms resolves workplace disputesOct 30, 2019 9:30 am0 views An Illinois expert who studies labor/employment arbitration examines the strategic underpinnings of why firms use certain alternative dispute resolution practices when sorting out a workplace issue.Study: Severe drought shuts down reproduction in copperheadsOct 29, 2019 9:30 am0 views A long-term study of copperhead snakes in a forest near Meriden, Connecticut, revealed that five consecutive years of drought effectively ended the snakes' reproductive output.Crystallization clarified, researchers reportOct 29, 2019 8:45 am1 views New techniques allow imaging, simulation for particles that are 100 nanometers in size – 10 times smaller than before.Evidence of humans, not 'bots,' key to uncovering disinformation campaignsOct 28, 2019 2:45 pm0 views It’s easier to spot online political disinformation by looking for traces of the humans behind it, says an Illinois professor and his research colleagues.Drinking more water improves multitasking ability in children, study findsOct 28, 2019 10:30 am0 views After drinking more water for four days, 9- to 11-year-old children were more hydrated and had faster reaction times on a task-switching test, the researchers reported in The Journal of Nutrition.How Illinois scientists are perfecting the analysis of past climate changeOct 28, 2019 10:15 am0 views Researchers can analyze isotope concentrations in the layers that coral form throughout their lives. Much like analyzing the rings of a tree, these layers give a year-by-year accounting of the state of the planet.Study tracks evolutionary history of metabolic networksOct 28, 2019 8:45 am1 views The study shows how metabolic networks – which drive every cellular process from protein building to DNA repair – became less random, more modular and more hierarchical over time.Fire-spawned forest fungi hide out in other organisms, study findsOct 25, 2019 8:45 am0 views Scientists have long argued about where, how these fungi survive, sometimes for decades, between fires. A new study finds that some hide out in the tissues of mosses and lichens.Study: Tradeoffs between commute time, safetyOct 22, 2019 2:00 pm1 views Reserachers developed a new computer algorithm that will help city planners and others confront the issue of increased traffic congestion from rideshare services and autonomous vehicles.Potato as effective as carb gels for boosting athletic performanceOct 18, 2019 12:15 pm0 views According to a new study of bicycle enthusiasts, potatoes make a savory alternative to sweetened commercial gels used by athletes for a quick carbohydrate boost during exercise.Paper-based technology allows reliable, low-cost sensing of iron levels in fortified foodsOct 18, 2019 10:30 am1 views Illinois researchers have developed an affordable, reliable paper-based sensor that works with a cellphone app – also developed at U of I – to detect levels of iron in fortified food products.Researchers creating advanced autopilot to mimic 'Sully Factor'Oct 16, 2019 9:45 am0 views With colleagues at Georgia Institute of Technology, Illinois researchers are creating an advanced autopilot to evaluate unforeseen circumstances, take the best course of action, land the plane safely.Anthropologist’s book considers culture of MBA degree, global capitalismOct 16, 2019 9:00 am0 views Professor Andrew Orta's book is a study of 'what MBAs learn about culture, and what that can tell us about contemporary global capitalism.'Scientists foretell fate of state’s endangered plants as climate changesOct 14, 2019 11:30 am0 views Plants that thrive in particular conditions are most at risk. Many rare, endangered species fall into this category. These plants have very little to no chance of adapting to or surviving in a changing climate.Prescribing oral opioids for dogs likely doesn’t help them, veterinary experts sayOct 14, 2019 9:30 am5 views 'We have lots of good evidence that dogs respond favorably to injectable opioids, but the same is not true for the opioid tramadol when given orally,' said veterinary pain management specialist Dr. Stephanie Keating.Computational models used to predict behavior of protein complexesOct 11, 2019 10:30 am0 views The latest paper by Rafael Bernardi and Zaida Luthey-Schulten looks at how molecular dynamics simulations can be used to predict the behavior of protein complexes.Sweet corn growers, processors could dramatically increase yield, profitOct 9, 2019 1:45 pm1 views In an industry struggling to maintain profitability, it’s curious that U.S. processing of sweet corn is falling so far below its potential, according to a new study.Anger-prone children may benefit most from maternal sensitivity, study findsOct 3, 2019 10:30 am0 views Children who are prone to anger or less likely to express pleasure during everyday interactions may benefit most from caregivers who are sensitive to their emotional needs and behavioral cues.Study finds rising ozone a hidden threat to cornOct 1, 2019 8:45 am0 views A new study reveals genetic differences that influence how corn responds to higher concentrations of ground-level ozone.Purple martin migration behavior perplexes researchersSep 30, 2019 2:15 pm0 views Researchers recently discovered that purple martins are roosting in small forest patches as they migrate from North America to Brazil, an unexpected behavior.