University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign engineers have developed a new breed of display screens that use flexible fins, varying temperatures and liquid droplets that can be arranged in various orientations to create images. The control is precise enough to achieve complex motions, like simulating the opening of a flower bloom. Image courtesy Sameh Tawfick

Displays Controlled By Flexible Fins & Liquid Droplets More Versatile & Efficient Than LED Screens

Engineers inspired by the morphing skins of animals like chameleons and octopuses

Sugarcane Into Diesel — Cold-Tolerant, Highly Productive, Oil-Producing Crop Developed For US

A new type of sugarcane possessing a photosynthetic rate that’s been increased by 30%, boosted oil production, and improved cold-tolerance has been developed by a multi-institutional research team. The new sugarcane was developed with the intention of allowing large-scale biodiesel production to be undertaken in the US, using the new … [continued]