In this Oct. 5, 2015 file photo, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver B.J. Daniels rides through a hallway at CenturyLink Field on an electric self-balancing scooter commonly called a "hoverboard."
Elaine Thompson/Associated Press
January 12, 2016

U Of I Bans Hoverboards Across Urbana Campus

The University of Illinois' Urbana campus has expanded a ban on hoverboards to all campus facilities as of January 18th.  The initial ban was limited to campus housing.  A U of I news release cites concerns over fire safety concerns with the two-wheeled scooters.

A display at the U of I's National Center for Supercomputing Applications, during the launch of P.O.E.T.S. Thursday.
Jeff Bossert/Illinois Public Media
October 16, 2015

Aim For NSF-Funded Facility At U of I - More Power In Less Space

A new engineering research center was officially launched at the University of Illinois Thursday, with the goal of cramming more power into smaller spaces.  The Center for Power Optimization of Electro-Thermal Systems - POETS for short - will take on the challenges of improving mobile electronics and vehicle design.

Highway sign along Interstate 72
(Amanda Vinicky)
September 14, 2015

Stop-And-Go Federal Highway Funding Could Get The Green Light

A three-year highway funding bill is on the Congressional docket this month. Illinois' Senior U.S. Senator -- Dick Durbin -- said he's hopeful the House will follow in the Senate's footsteps and approve a long-term plan.

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