| Oct 24, 2013
| 2:39 PM
Thomas Rosenbaum, an expert in condensed matter physics, will become the new president of the California Institute of Technology, officials announced Thursday.
Rosenbaum, 58, currently serves as provost at the University of Chicago, where he also holds...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 12:21 PM
A heated debate on whether a dangerous amount of fumes would come from a proposed gas station at the northeast corner of Route 53 and Butterfield Road continued as experts from both sides squared off during at a DuPage County Zoning Board of Appeals...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 11:40 AM
Last Thursday, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) launched a new facility designed to develop and harmonize interoperability between electric vehicles and the electric charging...
| Jun 23, 2013
Faced with public outrage and congressional pressure, the oil company BP vowed six years ago to develop cutting-edge technology that could sharply reduce toxic mercury discharged into Lake Michigan by its massive refinery about 20 miles southeast of...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 10:44 AM
A new petition for plug-in vehicles aims to quick-charge support for a national quick-charging infrastructure sponsored by the government.
The petition created on the White House website contends that fast-charging stations need to be placed at 50-...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 9:19 AM
The most enduring concern in the electrified vehicle market is range anxiety, which is the worry that an electric car will die before the driver reaches her destination. As battery costs drop and battery range increases, car makers are addressing a bigger...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 3:23 PM
A research initiative between the University of Chicago and Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev enjoyed some rare political star power Sunday, as both Israeli President Shimon Peres and Mayor Rahm Emanuel attended a signing ceremony in...
| Dec 2, 2012
Half a century ago, the unthinkable became all too thinkable as the Soviet Union and the United States engaged in a game of chicken, played with nuclear bombs.
On Oct. 22, 1962, President John F. Kennedy went on television to announce that the Soviet...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 2:12 PM
Though known primarily as an author, Ray Bradbury had a fixation with Hollywood. It was inevitable that his skills as a science fiction writer would eventually land him work in the movies.
His first gig was with Universal Pictures in the early 1950s,...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 5:27 AM
5 - 6 a.m. The Saturday Morning Show with Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong
6 - 9 a.m. Mr. Fix-It with Lou Manfredini
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. WGN Weekend with Bill Moller
9:07 a.m. A scientist from Argonne National Laboratory tells Bill Moller about a...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 9:33 AM
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will travel to Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago's western suburbs next week to promote his energy policies.
The Friday trip to Argonne, near Lemont, is to "focus on American energy," according to an...
| Mar 9, 2013
— President Barack Obama will travel to Argonne National Laboratory in the western suburbs Friday to promote his energy policies, according to White House officials.
Aides would not say whether Obama also plans to talk about the sequester cuts...