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Using Eye Tracking to Study Infant Behavior

Researchers at the Children's Environmental Health Research Center at Illinois use infrared eye tracking to determine if chemicals are negatively impacting children's cognitive development.…

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Timelapse of 9.4 T MRI Scanner Magnet Drop

Contractors delivering a Bruker 9.4 Tesla preclinical animal MRI system at the Beckman Institute on June 25, 2020. Read more here... bit.ly/Bruker-MRI

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Jen Heemstra: Why Success is More Likely When You're Willing to Fail (Lecture)

Jen Heemstra explains why success is more likely when you’re willing to fail. Heemstra, a chemical and engineering news columnist and associate professor of chemistry at Emory University,…

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Sex Change in the Brains of Clownfish

Neuroscientist Justin Rhodes examines how clownfish brains change from male to female.

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Inspiring Young Engineers at Girl's Basketball Camp

Mariana Kersh and her Tissue Biomechanics Laboratory students teach young girls about mechanical engineering at a University of Illinois basketball camp. Kersh is an assistant professor in the…

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Is cellphone use causing people to grow horns? Illinois prof says "Nope"

Is cellphone use causing hornlike spikes to grow on the back of people's skulls? Professor Mariana Kersh, quoted by @CNN, says the widely publicized #hornstudy doesn't back it up. Kersh…

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Muscle Regrowth Improves with Pericyte Transplantation

Professor Marni Boppart describes her research in skeletal muscle regrowth. By injecting cells that support blood vessel growth into muscles depleted by inactivity, researchers say they are able to…

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Quantum Rhapsodies: Behind the Scenes

Behind the scenes of "Quantum Rhapsodies," a live performance created by professor and artist Smitha Vishveshwara on quantum physics and its role in our universe. The performance took…

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Future Environments: Future Farming

Naira Hovakimyan discusses how drones, planes, satellites, and artificial intelligence will help farmers meet the food needs of our growing world population. Havakimyan is the W. Grafton and…

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Future Environments: Bio-Inspired Materials

Jeffrey Moore discusses bio-inspired, vascularized materials and how manufacturers will take inspiration from the natural world to create better products. Moore discusses how many manufactured goods…

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"Climate Predictions and Projections" by Jim Hurrell (Climate Change Symposium)

Professor Jim Hurrell presents "Climate Predictions and Projections in the Coming Decades: Uncertainty due to Natural Variability." Hurrell is the Scott Presidential Chair of…

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"Carbon Capture and Utilization" by D. Darensbourg (Climate Change Symposium)

Professor Donald J. Darensbourg presents "Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCO): Polycarbonates produced from Carbon Dioxide." Darensbourg is a Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at…

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"Confronting the Challenges of Climate Change" by Rattan Lal (Climate Change Symposium)

Professor Rattan Lal presents "Managing World Soils for Confronting the Challenges of Climate Change." Lal is a professor of soil science and Director of the Carbon Management and…

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"Organometallic Chemistry in Sustainable Energy Accessibility" by M. Darensbourg (Symposium)

Professor Marcetta York Darensbourg presents "A Role for Organometallic Chemistry in Sustainable Energy Accessibility: Synthetic Analogues of Hydrogenases." Darensbourg is a…

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Engaging Politicians with Science: An Open Discussion (Panel)

A non-partisan forum where candidates and scientists discuss their perspectives on renewable energy and agricultural policy. Panelists: Andrew Margenot, Assistant professor, crop sciences. …

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Future Environments: Household Chemicals

Comparative biosciences professor Susan Schantz warns how common chemicals around the house can impact human development and what can be done to help protect children. Schantz is a professor of…

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Future Environments: Cancer Microenvironments

Bioengineering professor Rohit Bhargava discusses how advances in chemical imaging, machine learning, and 3D printing are changing how we think of and fight cancer. Cancer is more than just an…

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"What Does a Brain Do?" - Mark Nelson (Tower Talk)

Mark Nelson, professor of molecular and integrative physiology, discusses "What Does a Brain Do?" This talk was part of the Summertime Tower Tutorial Talk series at the Beckman Institute at…

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"The Impact of Automated Frequent Testing on Learning in Undergrad STEM Courses" (Tower Talk)

Part of the Summertime Tower Tutorial Talk series at the Beckman Institute. Geoffrey Herman is a Teaching Assistant Professor in Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. …

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Future Environments: Energy Everywhere

From cell phones to electric cars, society is more and more dependent on reliable and portable energy. University of Illinois Professor Nancy Sottos discusses green energy and our ever-growing need…

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Future Environments: Doctor's Office of the Future

The handheld medical devices of science fiction are becoming science fact. Doctor Stephen Boppart looks at how technology, including phones and personal health monitors, will change our visits to…

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"Towards Better 60 Second Science" - Sandra Tsing Loh (SmithGroup Lecture)

The Elevator Pitch. Scientists dread it, but they shouldn't. Sandra Tsing Loh analyzes the language, celebrates the science, lauds the presenters, and gives her take on remaking "60 Second…

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"Cell Surface Glycans as Cellular IDs" - Dr. Laura Kiessling (Beckman-Brown Lecture)

Laura Kiessling, professor of chemistry at MIT, presents the 2017 Beckman-Brown Lecture on Interdisciplinary Science. Her talk focuses on the roles of carbohydrate-binding proteins in checking…

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Using Light to Diagnose Disease

Professor Stephen Boppart uses light to diagnose diseases such as cancer. Called "biophotonics," the technique generates high-resolution, real-time, non-invasive images of biological…

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