Scott R. White’s Self-Healing Circuits

Article Source: Bloomberg Businessweek January 26, 2012, By: Karen A. Frenkel The University of Illinois engineering professor creates self-healing materials, and has successfully applied the idea to electronic circuits. Scott R. White has an unusual distinction for a scientist: His work has inspired jokes on late-night TV. Researchers “have developed a plastic that repairs itself,” said Jay Read more »

SBDC has two certified FastTrac® facilitators

Greg Gonda and Chirag Shah with the Small Business Development Center at the Champaign County Economic Development Corporation have been certified as facilitators in the Kauffman Foundation FastTrac® workshops. FastTrac® programs are practical, hands-on business development courses designed to help entrepreneurs hone the skills needed to create, manage and grow successful businesses. FastTrac® participants don’t Read more »


Source: World News with Diane Sawyer Diane Sawyer has compiled a coast-to-coast list of products being made in the US. Thirty-seven, here, in Illinois. Made in America Map

Hobbico picks up three new radio-control lines

Article Source: The News-Gazette Fri, 01/13/2012 – 12:00pm | The News-Gazette CHAMPAIGN — Hobbico has acquired three new lines of radio-controlled cars — one from California and the other two from the United Kingdom. The Champaign-based manufacturer and marketer of model hobby products announced this week that it had acquired Irvine, Calif.-based Axial Racing, which Read more »

Former Employees Claim Ownership of Twitter Handles, LinkedIn Connections

Article Source: Society for Human Resource Management 1/10/2012 By Allen Smith Lawsuits over social media are on the rise as employers and former employees wrangle over who owns Twitter handles and followers as well as LinkedIn connections. The law is developing on these questions, according to Eric Meyer, an attorney with Dilworth Paxson LLP in Read more »