When Michael Gore stands, it’s a triumph of science and engineering. Eleven years ago, Gore was paralyzed from the waist down in a workplace accident, yet he rises from his wheelchair to his full 6-foot-2-inches and walks across the room with help from a lightweight wearable robot.
A new study commissioned by the University of Chicago paints a disappointing picture of technology use among public school students in Chicago.
More than a million Chicago residents will be eligible for low-cost Internet service through a program aimed at expanding digital access to underserved areas.
The Field Museum has hundreds of new meteorite fragments in its collection thanks to a retired lake forest health care executive who’s second career seems to be chasing visitors from outer space, reports WBBM’s John Cody .
A Chicago author is out with a new science fiction thriller.
The “Twitter for the Technologically Challenged” workshop at City Hall showed Mark Gray how he can better showcase electricity-saving products from his energy-auditing business.
University of Chicago cosmologist Michael Turner predicted an orbiting observatory might find an excess of positrons over electrons, from dark matter particles annihilating each other.
The CTA says it plans to upgrade its wireless network so passengers can use their cell phones even in its subways and going through tunnels.
Gov. Pat Quinn is launching a statewide competition to identify and train Illinois residents for jobs in cyber security.
The device is called the BikeSpike, and it’s designed to make it easier to find a bicycle when it’s stolen, by showing its location on a map on your computer or smart phone.
Local officials say a program to help low–income families connect to the Internet has become the most successful such effort in the nation.
Some school buses in Oswego will soon be online, reports WBBM’s Veronica Carter.
It’s time for another Saturday morning test drive. If you’re looking for a compact luxury sport sedan, the Cadillac ATS is a standout.
Federal authorities have filed a series of lawsuits against individuals and companies responsible for sending out unsolicited text messages offering free gift cards to popular stores.
Have you ever imagined you could create your own web application? Probably not. Well, wait until you check out this boot camp. CBS 2′s Susanna Song reports.
At the Chicago Math and Science Academy, students are becoming young experts in robotics and winning awards for them. CBS 2′s Harry Porterfield reports.
The creators of multimillion dollar companies like Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter and Dropbox are pushing a You Tube video promoting the importance of teaching students how to code.
A Fermi lab physicist has delivered the ultimate downer, the entire universe is ending, in some uncounted billions of years hence. WBBM’s John Cody has a look at the upcoming event.
This week we test drive a car most of us would love to have, if we didn’t have to get a second mortgage to afford it. You’ll find beauty, luxury and power in the BMW 650i.
A Catholic Church in the northwestern suburbs tried something new on Wednesday to try to get occasional-Catholics to become more regular Mass-goers.
Steve Jobs, figurehead of Apple, dies. Take a look at him through the years!
Tony Coiro sits atop a solar powered motorcycle he constructed. Coiro converted a 1978 Suzuki GS 550 into a solar-powered bike.
Meet The New iPhone 4
Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Sony — the list goes on and on when it comes to the number of companies cranking out digital readers.
Dubai is home to the world’s tallest skyscraper. Here’s a look at the Burj Khalifa tower.
In 2010, Japanese robotics makers are creating some of the most life-like robots ever — so life-like they can even be used for medical training. It seems the future is indeed now.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled a refreshed lineup of iPods and a smaller Apple TV during a presentation in San Francisco on Sept. 1, 2010.