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  • Fully rechargeable carbon dioxide battery

    Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago are the first to show that lithium-carbon dioxide batteries can be designed to operate in a fully rechargeable manner. More...

  • New generation of biobots developed

    Urbana-Champaign researchers have developed soft robotic devices driven by neuromuscular tissue that triggers when stimulated by light – bringing mechanical engineering one step closer to developing autonomous biobots. More...

  • UIC opens three new health care simulation centers

    This fall, UIC celebrates the opening of three health care simulation centers, run individually by the university’s College of Medicine, College of Nursing and College of Pharmacy. More...

  • New volcanic eruption forecasting technique

    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign geologists are part of a team that has developed new computer models to help researchers better forecast volcanic eruptions. More...

  • New technique to de-ice surfaces in seconds

    Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign collaborated with Kyushu University researchers to develop a system that can de-ice surfaces in seconds. More...

  • Hich-tech gel aids delivery of drugs

    Eben Alsberg, UIC, and colleagues report on a hydrogel-based carrier that can deliver small interfering RNA molucules directly to where they are needed. More...

  • Printing flattens polymers, improves conductivity

    Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have found a way to use polymer printing to stretch and flatten twisted molecules so that they conduct electricity better. More...

  • Using AI to improve airline pricing

    Researchers are using artificial intelligence to help airlines price ancillary services such as checked bags and seat reservations in a way that is beneficial to customers’ budget and privacy, as well as to the airline industry’s bottom line. More...

  • Imaging of exotic quantum particles

    Researchers at UIC, in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Hamburg, have imaged an exotic quantum particle that can be used as a building block for future qubits and eventually the realization of quantum computers. More...

  • New UIC Engineering Innovation Building

    UIC's new 57,500-square-foot building will add depth and breadth to the university’s expanding engineering footprint. It will house engineers investigating phenomena on a scale from the very large to the exceedingly small. More...

  • Robotic pancreas transplant offers hope

    Surgeons at UI Health have demonstrated that obese patients with Type 1 diabetes can safely receive a pancreas transplant when the surgery is performed robotically. More...

  • Potential new cystic fibrosis treatment

    An approved drug normally used to treat fungal infections could also do the job of a protein channel that is missing or defective in the lungs of people with cystic fibrosis, operating as a prosthesis on the molecular scale. More...

  • Lithium-air batteries

    Lithium-air batteries, according to UIC researchers, could be even more efficient and provide more charge with the incorporation of advanced catalysts made from two-dimensional materials. More...

  • Control of soft-molecule synthesis

    By gaining control over shape, size and composition during synthetic molecule assembly, researchers can begin to probe how these factors influence the function of soft materials. Finding these answers could help advance virology, drug delivery development and the creation of new materials.  More...

  • Tunnelbot on Juipiter's moon

    Researchers at the Unviersity of Illinois at Chicago, part of a NASA team of scientists, presented a nuclear-powered tunnelbot solution to drill below the icy surface of Europa, Jupiter's moon, for possible evidence of life. More...

  • Drug catalyst developed

    A University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign team of researchers has developed a new manganese-based catalyst that can change the structure of druglike molecules to make new drugs, advancing the pace and efficiency of drug development. More...

  • Virtual Archaeology

    A team at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is designing Virtual Archaeology, a classroom and laboratory course that will allow students to experience an archaeology field dig without leaving campus. More...

  • Deep Learning & Visualization

    UIC has received a three-year, $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to build a state-of-the-art computing platform that will enable faculty and students to apply more sophisticated models to large-scale problems. More...

  • Turning water into fuel

    A team of chemical and biomolecular engineering researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a new material that helps split water molecules for hydrogen fuel production. More...

  • Hybrid air-conditioning system

    NETenergy, a clean tech startup company based on technology developed and licensed by UIC, will commercialize its unique hybrid, super-efficient air-conditioning system with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy. More...

  • Innovate Springfield hub

    Innovate Springfield, a downtown Springfield innovation and business incubator, has become part of the University of Illinois at Springfield under an agreement aimed at expanding economic growth, entrepreneurship opportunities and social progress in the capital city. More...

  • Shrimp-inspired camera

    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign electrical and computer engineering professor Viktor Gruev led a study demonstrating underwater global positioning made possible by a bio-inspired camera that mimics the eyes of a mantis shrimp. More...

  • True lithium-air battery

    Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and at Argonne National Laboratory have designed a new lithium-air battery that works in a natural air environment and still functioned after a record-breaking 750 charge/discharge cycles. More...

  • Good News Now

    While attending the University of Illinois at Springfield, Miranda Mogle came up with the concept for a new computer application called Good News Now, a news content aggregator that screens out unpleasant news stories providing consumers with only positive news. More...

  • Prosthetic arms provide sensory feedback

    Aadeel Akhtar, an M.D./Ph.D. student at Illinois, developed a control algorithm to give prosthetic arm users reliable sensory feedback. More...

  • Advanced microscopy technique

    A new microscopy technique developed at the University of Illinois at Chicago allows researchers to visualize liquids at the nanoscale level — about 10 times more resolution than with traditional transmission electron microscopy — for the first time. More...

  • VR to help prepare for life after prison

    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign design students created immersive reality scenarios to help people who are soon to be released from prison meet certain challenges, such as learning to pay at the pump for gas. More...