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An infinite connection | The Daily Illini

Bruce Berndt has spent his life proving the work of one of the world’s greatest mathematicians. His research spans decades, countries, languages and cultures.

Uncovering the past | The Daily Illini

Around the world, digitization projects are making natural history collections accessible to all and changing the role of the 21st century curator.

The postdoctoral experience | The Daily Illini

For postdoctoral researchers at the University of Illinois and beyond, the competition for jobs brings about a number of challenges and a feeling of uncertainty about their future.

Your new, future robot co-worker | The Daily Illini

Brain-computer interfaces open up an endless stream of questions about how robots could help humans in the future.

Features

Analysis: News coverage in rural America | CU-CitizenAccess

Coverage of rural America, especially in major national news outlets, is limited because most news business is located on the coasts.

How Chicago became a leader in urban agriculture | Chicago Inno

Today, the city is still living up to its motto, “city in a garden,” as it continues to be an innovative national leader in urban agriculture.

Illinois investors on the future of agtech | Chicago Inno

The growth of agtech investing is leading Illinois venture capitalists to evaluate the significance of this industry and the state’s role in its success.

Volatile market leads to lower crop insurance premiums for farmers | CU-CitizenAccess

A drop in market volatility and grain prices led farmers to pay up to 10 percent less for crop insurance in 2016.

Student startup caters to health-conscious peers | The Daily Illini

Amidst a growing number of meal delivery services, one student startup is aiming to cater to a specific kind of customer — the hungry but healthy college student.

New wearable device automatically calls 911 | The Daily Illini

A student-run startup is developing a wearable device that automatically detects if the user is in danger by monitoring their vital stats.

Q&A with singer, songwriter, lead singer of fun., Nate Ruess | The Daily Illini

Nate Ruess discusses his first solo tour, his songwriting process, and what advice he would give his 19-year-old self.

C-U locals create new way to “SNOOZ” | The Daily Illini

Two UI alums used a real-life problem to create a white noise machine that can be controlled by a smartphone.

A destined duo: UI professor to develop robots that aid elderly | The Daily Illini

A research project envisions creating robots and drones that can help senior citizens perform daily tasks, such as retrieving medications or watering the plants.

 

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