The Russian hack never happened

An American contractor says hackers did not launch a cyber attack against a water facility in central Illinois.

Major carbon sequestration project kicks off in Illinois

The Midwest Geological Sequestration Consortium (MGSC) has embarked on  the first million-tonne demonstration of carbon sequestration in the US.

Is wind power a viable alternative energy source?

More evidence that clear, strong policies are key to renewable energy development came recently via the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA).

New battery charges 100 times faster

Cellphones could charge in seconds, and laptops or even electric vehicles in minutes, thanks to a new battery technology developed by scientists at the University of Illinois.

'Eyeball' camera is first with zoom facility

Researchers from Northwestern University and the University of Illinois have created the first curvilinear camera, much like the human eye - but with a zoom capability.

New test delivers biopsy results in minutes

Patients may no longer have to wait days for biopsy results, thanks to a new tissue-imaging technique that gives results in a matter of minutes.

Electronic license plate reader sends fines to wrong person

An electronic license plate reader designed to automatically send fines to people who skip through toll roads without paying, apparently can't tell the difference between an 8 and a 0.