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  • Future Environments: Bio-Inspired Materials A chevron icon indicating the ability to open this video

    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 of the future will include vascular networks that...

  • "Pi Day" Number Song A chevron icon indicating the ability to open this video

    As you celebrate Pi Day (March 14)... whether it's by eating pie, looking for $3.14 deals, or discussing the mathematical constant... we thought you might enjoy this video.

  • Sex Change in the Brains of Clownfish A chevron icon indicating the ability to open this video

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

  • Inspiring Young Engineers at Girl's Basketball Camp A chevron icon indicating the ability to open this video

    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 Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering and a...

  • Is cellphone use causing people to grow horns? Illinois prof says "No" A chevron icon indicating the ability to open this video

    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 is an assistant professor in Mechanical Science and...

  • Science Videos - 2 Million Views! A chevron icon indicating the ability to open this video

    Thanks to all our YouTube viewers for giving us over two million views! Here's a look back at some of our favorite videos since we started our channel in 2007. Don't forget to Like, Comment, and Subscribe. Let's keep it going!

  • Muscle Regrowth Improves with Pericyte Transplantation A chevron icon indicating the ability to open this video

    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 help restore muscle mass lost as a result of...

  • Future Environments: Energy Everywhere A chevron icon indicating the ability to open this video

    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 for energy storage. Sottos is a professor in the...

  • Quantum Rhapsodies, a live performance exploring quantum physics and its role in our universe A chevron icon indicating the ability to open this video

    Join us for the premiere of Quantum Rhapsodies the evening of Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology. Reception at 5 p.m., performance at 6 p.m., meet and greet with the creators at 7 p.m. The live...

  • Future Environments: Future Farming A chevron icon indicating the ability to open this video

    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 Lillian B. Wilkins Professor of Mechanical Science...

  • Future Environments: Household Chemicals A chevron icon indicating the ability to open this video

    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 Comparative Biosciences at the University of Illinois...

  • Future Environments: Cancer Microenvironments A chevron icon indicating the ability to open this video

    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 isolated collection of diseased cells. The environment...

  • Future Environments: Doctor's Office of the Future A chevron icon indicating the ability to open this video

    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 the doctor's office and our relationship to our own...

  • Using Light to Diagnose Disease A chevron icon indicating the ability to open this video

    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 tissue at the cellular and molecular level. Boppart is a...