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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - March 12, 2014

Evolved Science: Crowds Can Catalog Bugs Faster

By Stan Jastrzebski

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Notes From Nature allows volunteers to digitally catalog thousands of scientific specimens, like this insect from the Calbug project.

The next evolution of science is not happening in a lab, but in a basement in a rural Florida county. Thanks to online crowdsourcing, thousands of non-scientists can visit a site called Notes From Nature and lend a hand to university researchers cataloging their collections, from bark to bugs.

Categories: Animals, Science, Technology

Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - February 25, 2014

U of I, Wash U Scientists Use 3-D Printer To Create Pacemaker

By Véronique LaCapra

This photo shows the new cardiac device ― a thin, elastic membrane ― fitted over a rabbit's heart. The membrane is imprinted with a network of electrodes that can monitor cardiac function and deliver an electrical impulse to correct an erratic h

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Washington University in St. Louis have developed a new device that may one day help prevent heart attacks.




WILL - Illinois Public Media News - December 21, 2013

Space Station Repairs Ahead Of Schedule

By Jim Meadows, with additional reporting from The Associated Press

Two astronauts --- one of them a University of Illinois graduate --- ended their spacewalk outside the International Space Station a bit early on Saturday, because they managed to finish their work sooner than expected.

Categories: Science, Technology


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