Professor of Material Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois John Rogers shows off one of the flexible circuit patches he's been working on.
(John Rogers)
May 07, 2014

U Of I Research Into Wearable Flexible Circuits

Researchers at the University of Illinois are currently working on flexible circuits that can adhere to the skin like a bandage. It would be a less intrusive, more comfortable way of monitoring things like temperature and motion in real time.


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Matt Waite (standing at right) leads the Drone Journalism Lab at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.
(Courtesy of Drone Journalism Lab)
May 05, 2014

Drone Journalism Can’t Fully Take Flight Until Regulators Act

What was once experimental is now becoming more common: Journalists and photographers are increasingly putting small commercial drones in the air to shoot photo and video. But when they do, they're on shaky legal ground. Federal regulators currently prohibit drone use for commercial purposes — including reporting — as they work to write longer term guidelines on who can fly small drones, and where.


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May 05, 2014

911 Call Centers Struggle As People Ditch Landlines

As more people ditch their landline phones for cell phones, 911 call centers are struggling to maintain services. That is because wireless phone lines in Illinois are often taxed at a lower rate than landlines. There’s a push to change that rate.


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