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  • Posted: February 9, 2020
    It takes a lot of energy to collect, clean and dispose of contaminated water. Some contaminants, like arsenic, occur in low concentrations, calling for even more energy-intensive selective removal processes. In a new paper, researchers address this water-energy relationship by introducing a device that can purify and remediate arsenic-contaminated...
  • Posted: February 7, 2020
    Before they can get started at their field site – a giant cave studded with stalactites, stalagmites and human artifacts – 15 undergraduate students must figure out how to use their virtual hands and tools. They also must learn to teleport. This is ANTH 399, a course designed to bring the archaeological field school experience to undergraduate...
  • Posted: January 14, 2020
    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Scientists have developed new drug compounds that thwart the pro-cancer activity of FOXM1, a transcription factor that regulates the activity of dozens of genes. The new compounds suppress tumor growth in human cells and in mouse models of several types of human breast cancer. The researchers report their findings in the journal...
  • Posted: January 10, 2020
    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The Graduate College is pleased to announce the awardees of the Fall 2019 Graduate College Dissertation Travel Grant and Master’s Project Travel Grant. “It’s exciting to see the range of locations throughout the US and the world to which our students are venturing.  With research processes becoming increasingly global, it’s...
  • Posted: January 6, 2020
    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — On a gusty October day, I find myself staring at my wind turbine-simulation results. I take a sip of coffee and smile: The results validate a promising hypothesis. My research focuses on the design and control of wind farms. Two key factors contribute to the power a wind turbine generates: the incoming wind velocity and how fast...

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