| 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 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...
| 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-...
| 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...
| 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
| 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...
| Mar 16, 2013
With Washington in political gridlock over spending, President Barack Obama traveled Friday to Argonne National Laboratory to announce an energy proposal that would secure money for advanced vehicles by diverting federal revenue from offshore oil and...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 1:38 PM
President Barack Obama returned to Chicago Friday to push an energy policy aimed at weaning the country off of oil by using revenues from increased oil and gas production.
In a roughly 20-minute speech at Argonne National Laboratory, Obama touched on...
| 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...
| Dec 16, 2012
Internet-centered technology has advanced to the point that smartphone apps and e-commerce sites seemingly sprout overnight. Indeed, many can be built inexpensively from off-the-shelf software in weeks. Scientific breakthroughs, however, often require...