During the Covid-19 pandemic, laboratory courses were difficult to conduct due to lack of access to specialized equipment for remote learners. To overcome this challenge, researchers designed a laboratory exercise to teach students how to use micropipettes, through remote learning, using at-home kits.
Scientists at the University of Illinois created a physical experiment that could measure the flow field that others try to simulate with computational models to predict turbulence. It validates their models and gives them additional data to compare their results against, particularly in terms of velocity.
A corn gene identified from a 118-year-old experiment at the University of Illinois could boost yields of today’s elite hybrids with no added inputs. The gene, identified in a recent Plant Biotechnology Journal study, controls a critical piece of senescence, or seasonal die-back, in corn.
A study from the University of Illinois explains how much it takes to make cats lose weight, especially lazy neutered males. It turns out you have to keep reducing their food intake because they’re not very active. It takes a long time.
Engineers at the University of Illinois and Northwestern University have demonstrated thin, soft stick-on patches that stretch and move with the skin and incorporate commercial, off-the-shelf chip-based electronics for sophisticated wireless health monitoring.