Recycling Center Upgrade Allows Surge In ProcessingA Chicago area recycling company is stepping up its recycling capabilities and plans to hire more people to do it.
Cleaner Skies: Boeing Designs Self-Sterilizing Jet BathroomsBoeing's new bathroom design uses ultraviolet light to clean the bathroom between uses. The Chicago-based company says the system will take three seconds to clean the toilet seat, sink and countertop in an unoccupied lavatory.
Highland Park Helping Residents Get Rid Of Unwanted HoverboardsIf stories of hoverboards catching fire have you rethinking that holiday gift you gave your child, how do you get rid of them?
Northwestern Scientists Prepare For End Of Historic Space StudyNorthwestern University was hosting a viewing party Tuesday to watch astronaut Scott Kelly return from a nearly year-long trip to space as part of an unprecedented study on the long-term effects of spaceflight on the human body.
Scientists Discover Proof Of Century-Old Einstein TheoryA century after physicist Albert Einstein predicted their existence, scientists have discovered proof of gravitational waves – ripples created in the fabric of space-time when two black holes collided more than a billion light years away from Earth.
Woodstock Science Center Honors 30th Anniversary Of Challenger DisasterThirty years ago, Space Shuttle Challenger exploded shortly after launching on what was supposed to be a historic mission. On Thursday, a science and technology center named in honor of the shuttle, teachers and students released balloons in the air in memory of the seven astronauts who were killed in the Challenger disaster.
Adler Planetarium's Next Sky Show To Explore Potential Ninth PlanetResearchers at the California Institute of Technology have revealed evidence there might be a ninth planet on the fringes of the solar system, and an Adler Planetarium astronomer has been busy for months designing a sky show based on those findings.
Citing Fire Hazard, Metra Bans Hoverboards On All TrainsMetra calls itself “The way to really” fly, but it will not be the place for tech geeks to “hover.” The rail agency announced Friday that hoverboards will no longer be permitted on trains “due to concerns over potential fire hazards,” a statement from Metra said.
University Of Illinois Bans Hoverboards At Urbana-Champaign Campus BuildingsEffective Monday, the popular two-wheeled self-balancing electronic scooters will be banned from all school buildings at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, including residence halls.
Hoverboard Catches Fire In Fox River GroveA hoverboard caught fire early Friday morning as residents of a home in northwest suburban Fox River Grove were sleeping.
FAA To Begin Requiring Registration Of DronesIf someone in your family finds a drone under the Christmas tree this year, they'll need to know about a new FAA requirement.
Some Kids Turning To Cyber-Snooping To Peek At Christmas GiftsIt's not unusual for children to sometimes snoop around to see what they're getting for Christmas, but some kids are taking it up a notch, using technology.