March 27, 2012Computer Scientist Drives for Comprehensive Traffic Model
Jakob Eriksson, assistant professor of computer science, hopes he can gather data from unused sensors to create a dynamic regional traffic picture now that he has received a five-year, $400,000 National Science Foundation Early Faculty Career Award.
March 23, 2012Most Latino laborers use safety gear when available, study finds
Latino day laborers in Chicago used PPE for safety in 94 percent of jobs
March 22, 2012National Study Ranks City Governments’ Use of Social Media
More than six times as many big city governments reached citizens via Facebook in 2011 compared to 2009, while use of YouTube and Twitter grew fourfold and threefold respectively, a new study indicates.
March 22, 2012Cell Protein Interactions Favor Fats
Researchers are learning how the fat molecules within the cell membrane help the cell’s signaling proteins to assemble and function.
March 20, 2012What Does Delaying Childbearing Cost?
Freezing eggs or ovarian tissue for the sole purpose of delaying childbearing for social reasons may prove too costly for society, according to a recent analysis by a University of Illinois at Chicago researcher.
March 19, 2012Study Analyzes Twitter as News Source During Arab Spring
A new University of Illinois at Chicago study explores the uses of Twitter as a news reporting mechanism during last year’s Mideast uprisings known as Arab Spring.
March 15, 2012Online Game Shows Why Ward Maps Raise Controversy
If you wonder why Chicago’s remapping of its 50 wards raised so much controversy and took so long, you can try remapping a few wards yourself, courtesy of urban planners at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
March 13, 2012Free Agency for European Soccer Had Little Effect, Study Says
The effects of European soccer’s “Bosman ruling” appear to have been fairly minor, a new University of Illinois at Chicago study finds.
March 13, 2012Charcoal Studied for Landfill Methane Containment
Methane, often used for cooking and heating, is a potent greenhouse gas — more than 20 times more effective at trapping atmospheric heat than carbon dioxide. A major source of slow methane leaks is old, abandoned landfills and town dumps.
March 12, 2012Discovery of Hair-Cell Roots Suggests the Brain Modulates Sound Sensitivity
The hair cells of the inner ear have a previously unknown “root” extension that may allow them to communicate with nerve cells and the brain to regulate sensitivity to sound vibrations and head position, researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine have discovered.