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  • Posted: December 17, 2018
    An enormous amount of food is wasted globally every year, with up to one-third of all edibles being discarded, according to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations. At the same time, the FAO found that nearly one in nine people in the world suffer from undernourishment. Carolina Chantrill, MUP ’15, is striving to change that...
  • Posted: December 17, 2018
    When a person types a location in their phone, they expect the GPS to identify the quickest route to get them where they want to go. Unfortunately, GPS is vulnerable to spoofing, where an attacker mimics the authentic signal, causing the receiver to compute a different position or timing solution. A team of GPS researchers is working to improve...
  • Posted: December 17, 2018
    Chris and Laura Moriarity had always enjoyed walking along the beach near their Anacortes home, but they were troubled by the amount of plastic that washed ashore. Inspired by YouTube videos about 3D-printed prosthetic limbs and what he already knew about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Chris Moriarity, who is pursuing an iMBA from the University...
  • Posted: October 31, 2018
    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Cassandra Osei and Billy Keniston, doctoral students in the Department of History at of Illinois, each applied for the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship knowing that the chances they would win the competitive fellowship were extremely slim. After months of waiting, however, they were surprised to...
  • Posted: October 31, 2018
    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — A new paper co-written by a University of Illinois scholar who studies social psychology identifies four factors that lead to the retransmission of social media messages from expert accounts, creating data-driven recommendations for online public health messaging. Fear-related language; longer messages; the lack of outbound links...

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