Illinois

A Promising Attempt at Triggering Destruction to limit E-Waste Pollution

The electronic devices will soon have an option, rather than ending up in a landfill, they can alternatively self destruct.

The researchers at the University of Illinois, led by Aerospace Engineering Professor, Scott White, in collaboration with John Rogers, a Materials Science and... read more

Trap-Jaw Ants’ Mandibles are Fastest-Moving Predatory Appendages on Earth

Trap-jaw ants’ mandibles are the fastest-moving predatory appendages on earth. The ant is quite famous for killing its prey in a matter of few seconds.

A novel research has found a new use of these mandibles, which is an escaping tool. It uses them to move way when a predator is nearby.... read more

First Liquid Nanoscale Laser developed by Northwestern University Research Team

The first liquid nanoscale laser technology that could pave the way for development of practical applications, such as a new form of a "lab on a chip" for medical diagnostics, has been developed by Northwestern University scientists.

The nanoscale laser in question could be retuned in... read more

Residents return to tornado hit town in Illinois

The residents were allowed to return to the tornado hit region in Illinois. The National Weather Service has confirmed eight tornadoes in the region. Two tornadoes were confirmed in northwest Illinois, two in central Illinois and four in the north central region.

Residents were allowed to... read more

Chili sauce challenge led to diagnosis of brain tumor in Illinois man

A chili sauce challenge saved life of a resident of Orland Park in Illinois. He discovered that there was a malignant tumor in his brain after he took part in the chili sauce challenge. Randy Schmitz, 30, told ABC News how all this happened. Schmitz was enjoying his holiday in South Carolina.... read more

New machine for 3-D printing of small molecules

According to Live Science report, a new device developed by researchers could serve as the 3-D printer for chemistry experts. According to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the machine can assemble complex molecule structures according to the instructions and this could help... read more

New Molecule-Building Machine opens doors for Development of Drugs

A team of scientists at the University of Illinois has created a new machine capable of building molecules to allow development of drugs and other technologies. The new technology can be used in various sectors and the team associated with the project claims it to be the next big thing.

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McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson to step down in February

McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson will step down at the end of next month and Chief brand officer Steve Easterbrook will take over the responsibility of managing the biggest fast-food chain in the world. McDonald’s faced the worst quarters in decades after the company faced decline in same-store sales... read more

Four of a family killed as Train Hits their SUV in Southern Illinois

Going to a Halloween parade in southern Illinois proved fatal for a mother and her three children as the Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) they all were travelling in was hit by a freight train late Thursday.

The family was heading to take part in a southern Illinois Halloween parade when their... read more

Artificial Camouflage Material Sheet Developed

According to Associated Press report, John Rogers, who heads the materials research group at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his team, has developed a material putting the essential elements that can now help Octopus (as well as the cuttlefish) to disguise into whatever... read more

United to award miles based on ticket price, rather than distance

United Continental Holdings Inc., the second-biggest airline by traffic, has announced its decision to award its MileagePlus program customers with miles based on the price of tickets, rather than the distance they fly.

The announcement points to the shift in United Airlines' loyalty... read more

The popular fast-food chain McDonald's has unveiled plans to return $18 billion to $20 billion to shareholders by 2016 through dividends or by buying-back shares.

The figure of $18-$20 billion that the company will return to shareholders during the period of 2014-2016 represents an... read more

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