blog postsResearch tracks narcissism from young adulthood to middle ageSep 11, 2019 8:45 am0 views Narcissism tends to wane as a person matures, a new study confirms. But not for everyone, and not to the same extent.Researchers unveil new volcanic eruption forecasting techniqueSep 10, 2019 10:00 am0 views Volcanic eruptions are especially hazardous when they show few to no signs of unrest beforehand. Geologists are now using a technique traditionally used in climate forecasting to develop new eruption forecasting models.New salt-based propellant proven compatible in dual-mode rocket enginesSep 9, 2019 12:00 pm5 views 'We have (shown) that salt propellants work in the high-acceleration combustion mode. Now we know that this unique combination of salts will also work in the electric fuel-efficient mode.'Study: Action-oriented goals produce higher probability of purchases under tight deadlinesSep 9, 2019 8:00 am0 views If you want sell a product or service quickly, it helps to try a busy consumer, says new research co-written by U. of I. psychology professor Dolores Albarracin.Financial education programs, income-based repayment plans promote prosperitySep 5, 2019 1:30 pm0 views Research finds that young adults with student loans who participate in financial education programs become better financial managers who are able to build their personal wealth after college.As an act of self-disclosure, workplace creativity can be risky businessSep 4, 2019 10:30 am0 views Business professor Jack Goncalo finds that being creative in the workplace is potentially fraught with peril because creativity itself is deeply personal.Researchers develop technique to de-ice surfaces in secondsSep 3, 2019 1:15 pm1 views The method, which uses less than 1% of the energy and less than 0.01% of the time needed for traditional de-icing techniques, is published in the journal Applied Physics Letters. Researchers develop tiny thermometer to take fast temperatures in cellsAug 29, 2019 2:15 pm1 views With a tiny new thermometer probe that can quickly measure temperature inside of a cell, Illinois researchers have illuminated a mysterious aspect of metabolism: heat generation.New technique gives polyurethane waste a second lifeAug 26, 2019 8:30 am1 views A team at the University of Illinois has developed a method to break down polyurethane waste and turn it into other useful products.Researchers look at how opioids can increase pain sensitivityAug 20, 2019 12:00 pm8 views The chronic use of opioids can cause opioid-induced hyperalgesia, a condition where the patient receiving opioids for pain becomes more sensitive to certain kinds of pain. Indigenous scholars confront the power, limitations of genomicsAug 20, 2019 9:15 am0 views Participants learned how to amplify and sequence a fragment of their own DNA, and discussed the implications of genomics research involving their ancestors and communities.Developing a biocompatible nanoparticle to visualize lymph nodesAug 15, 2019 11:45 am1 views Currently, doctors use a blue dye to identify where the tumors aggregate lymph nodes, but the dye can cause skin lesions. Illinois researchers are developing a biocompatible nanoparticle with no toxic side effects. In product design, imagining end user’s feelings leads to more original outcomesAug 15, 2019 11:30 am1 views When creating products, companies should focus on how the product makes the consumer feel rather than utility, says Profressor Ravi Mehta.Researchers turn off backscattering, aim to improve optical data transmissionAug 12, 2019 9:00 am0 views Researchers confirmed that backscattered light waves can be suppressed to reduce data loss in optical communications systems.Printing flattens polymers, improving electrical and optical propertiesAug 9, 2019 11:30 am0 views Researchers have found a way to use polymer printing to stretch and flatten twisted molecules so that they conduct electricity better.Water pollution may be keeping silver carp out of Great LakesAug 9, 2019 9:15 am1 views For the past decade, the invading front of silver carp hasn’t moved past Kankakee. A new study, led by scientists at Illinois, suggests Chicago’s water pollution may be a contributing to this lack of upstream movement.Optimistic people sleep better, longer, study findsAug 7, 2019 8:30 am2 views 'Optimists are more likely to engage in active problem-focused coping and to interpret stressful events in more positive ways, reducing worry and ruminative thoughts when they’re falling asleep...'Researchers embrace imperfection to improve biomolecule transportAug 5, 2019 12:45 pm0 views This technology could ultimately lead to devices that can quickly sequence DNA, RNA or proteins for personalized medicine.Infants expect leaders to right wrongs, study findsJul 29, 2019 3:00 pm0 views Infants 17 months of age expect leaders – but not others – to intervene when one member of their group transgresses against another, a new study reveals.Study: Black students receive fewer warnings from teachers about misbehaviorJul 29, 2019 10:15 am0 views Study finds that black middle school students receive fewer warnings from teachers about misbehavior, giving them fewer opportunities to correct their behavior before the consequences escalate.Coping skills program helps social service workers reduce stress, trauma after disastersJul 24, 2019 3:45 pm0 views A mental health intervention called Caregivers Journey of Hope can bolster social service workers’ emotional resilience and ability to cope with stress, trauma associated with disasters such as Superstorm Sandy.Understanding how mindfulness-based cognitive therapy can treat tinnitusJul 24, 2019 11:45 am0 views Husain’s group used MRI to scan the changes in the brain structure and function, and added a follow-up period to confirm whether beneficial behavioral changes would persist.Left eye? Right eye? American robins have preference when looking at decoy eggsJul 24, 2019 8:45 am0 views Robins that preferentially use one eye significantly more than the other when looking at their own clutch of eggs are also more likely to detect, and reject, a foreign egg placed in their nest.For anemonefish, male-to-female sex change happens first in the brainJul 23, 2019 9:30 am0 views The findings, reported in the journal Hormones and Behavior, describe the first known example of an animal undergoing a sex change in the brain before it occurs in the sex organs, the researchers said.Search for new semiconductors heats up with gallium oxideJul 22, 2019 11:15 am1 views University of Illinois electrical engineers have cleared another hurdle in high-power semiconductor fabrication by adding the field’s hottest material – beta-gallium oxide – to their arsenal. Tornadoes, windstorms pave way for lasting plant invasionsJul 18, 2019 11:30 am1 views High-speed wind storms can cut through massive swaths of forest, destroying trees and wildlife habitat, and opening up opportunities for invasive species to gain ground.Study: Even in competitive markets, shareholders bear burden of corruptionJul 18, 2019 9:15 am0 views While the U.S. traditionally ranks low on worldwide corruption indices, domestic political corruption still imposes substantial costs on U.S. shareholders.Perinatal depression screenings may not detect women having suicidal thoughts, study findsJul 16, 2019 9:00 am0 views Perinatal depression screenings may overlook a significant proportion of women who are having suicidal thoughts, according to a new study led by social work professor Karen M. Tabb.Are discoveries of small animals in produce really that rare?Jul 11, 2019 11:00 am0 views In 40 media stories (2003 to 2018), frogs, lizards, snakes, mice, birds, and even a bat, were found in salad greens, green beans, or mixed vegetables. Ten of these were alive.A new idea for maintaining communication satellite megaconstellationsJul 11, 2019 10:15 am1 views 'When satellites break, providing a spare quickly is important... In our solution, another orbit that is lower than the actual orbit, which we call the parking orbit; becomes an intermediate warehouse of (spare) satellites.'