These guys say that a closed system with significant gravity can lower its entropy, via "negative energy", violating the Second Law of Thermodynamics.
Parking weekdays is in metered areas only. There are usually metered spots open on Goodwin Avenue and Springfield Avenue. Parking on the weekends is free in lots colored red on the map below.
The twin cities of Urbana and Champaign are divided by Wright Street, which runs north-south through the middle of the University campus. East-west streets have the same name in both cities, for the most part, but discrete numbering. If you are going to a building identified by a street address, you must know which city it is in. (For example, 1110 West Green Street, Urbana, is nearly 5 km away from 1110 West Green Street, Champaign.)
The Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (MTD), which carries more than 10 million passengers a year, offers excellent public transportation, including a novel "bikes on buses" program and an interactive trip planner. The fare is $1.00/ride; transfers are free (as of June 2008). Exact change is required after 7 PM. Six tokens (1 token/ride) may be purchased for $5.00 from any bus driver before 7 PM.
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