technology http://peoriapublicradio.org en Drone builder: Amazon ambitions could take a decade http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/drone-builder-amazon-ambitions-could-take-decade <p></p><div>Earlier this week, Amazon.com announced it may start delivering packages carried by unmanned aerial drones. &nbsp;But Matt Schroyer says that could take at least a decade, once regulations are ironed out with the Federal Aviation Administration. &nbsp;Schroyer teaches students in Champaign County how to build drones, as part of a National Science Foundation grant to improve science education in the classroom. &nbsp;In the short-term, he expects drone technology to play a large role in agriculture.</div><p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 23:17:25 +0000 Sean Powers 15868 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Drone builder: Amazon ambitions could take a decade ISBE Chair says state needs to bridge the digital divide in schools http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/isbe-chair-says-state-needs-bridge-digital-divide-schools <div>The chairman of the Illinois State Board of Education says Illinois needs to immediately address the digital divide in the state’s schools, and it’s not just about learning.&nbsp;</div><div> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 11:57:13 +0000 Linda Lutton 14153 at http://peoriapublicradio.org ISBE Chair says state needs to bridge the digital divide in schools OSF Saint Francis offering 3D mammograms http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/osf-saint-francis-offering-3d-mammograms <div>OSF Saint Francis Centers for Breast Health are offering three-dimensional mammograms.</div><p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 22:38:38 +0000 Orko Manna 10494 at http://peoriapublicradio.org OSF Saint Francis offering 3D mammograms New technology fights the flood http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/new-technology-fights-flood <p></p><div>One of the most-used tools to combat flood water are sandbags. But in west central Illinois a relatively new technology is being utilized to stave off flood waters. And as IPR’s Bill Wheelhouse reports that technology has been used in military combat as well.</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan sleep behind bulletproof barriers used as shields against attacks. Those same barriers are now being used as shields against the river.</span></p></div><div> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 22:18:58 +0000 Deborah Oldenkamp 4536 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Technology changes mice behavior http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/technology-changes-mice-behavior <p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;">&nbsp;</p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 20:46:20 +0000 Deborah Oldenkamp 3858 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Technology changes mice behavior Drone technology plan before state Senate http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/drone-technology-plan-state-senate <p>Illinois legislators are being asked to strike a balance between privacy concerns, and letting police use technology they say will help them do their jobs. IPR’s Amanda Vinicky reports on a plan before the state Senate.</p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 20:08:09 +0000 Deborah Oldenkamp 3171 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Drone technology plan before state Senate