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BBC: Google’s new transatlantic data cable to land in Cornwall

Google has announced plans to build a new undersea network cable connecting the US, UK and Spain. The tech...

CNN: The world’s most powerful tech CEOs are about to be grilled by Congress. Here’s what to expect

When Bill Gates went before Congress 22 years ago to respond to claims that Microsoft was unfairly muscling out its competition, he offered what's...

CNN: NASA will send a balloon the size of a football field to study how stars form

NASA plans to send an enormous balloon to the edge of Earth's stratosphere in search of secrets about how stars and planets form.

NPR: Google Employees Can Work From Home Until July 2021

Google is letting its employees work from home for at least another year — a sign that the technology industry is expecting...

BBC: Is underground farming the future of food?

More than seven million passengers ride Seoul’s metro system every day. But since September 2019, those who descend underground at the city’s...

AP: China launches ambitious attempt to land rover on Mars

China launched its most ambitious Mars mission yet on Thursday in a bold attempt to join the United States in successfully landing...

CNN: Meet the flying robot that can glide, flip and hover

Engineers have designed a robot with flapping wings, which can perform nimble movements in the air, hovering, darting, diving and recovering like a bird or an...

NPR: Tesla’s String Of Profits Opens A New Door For World’s Most Valuable Automaker

Already a Wall Street superstar, Tesla turned a profit for the fourth straight quarter, an important milestone that will make it eligible...

BBC: TikTok: How app got caught up in the US-China clash

With its eclectic mix of viral dance crazes and lip-sync comedy sketches, TikTok has become a phenomenon among young people.

BBC: Why making plans helps manage pandemic stress

Covid-19 has turned all of our plans for 2020 upside down. But scheduling things is more important than ever in these...

AP: LinkedIn laying off nearly 1,000 amid hiring slowdown

LinkedIn is laying off nearly 1,000 employees, approximately 6% of its workforce globally, with unemployment in the U.S. above 13% and national...

AP: Soak or drip? Watering advice for the hot season

August is the month for two garden W’s: weeding and watering. Regular attention to both keeps a vegetable or flower garden pretty...

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KRANNERT CENTER CANCELS FALL, PUBLIC, IN-PERSON PERFORMANCES

Urbana, IL—In the midst of the global pandemic and ongoing social justice issues, Krannert Center reaffirms its commitment to growth in inclusive, equitable...

University outlines fall plans including remote instruction after fall break

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — All University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign faculty members, staff and students who plan to be on campus this fall –...

Center for Advanced Study appoints seven professors to permanent faculty

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The Center for Advanced Study has appointed seven new members to its permanent faculty. CAS professors are selected based on their outstanding scholarship,...

Illinois: Q&A for Maintaining F-1 Student Status in Fall 2020

ISSS will be holding Q&A sessions for students regarding recent guidance from SEVP addressing the requirements for maintaining status during Fall 2020....