In the wake of the massive theft of information from Target customers, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) has proposed tougher federal penalties for computer hackers who steal credit card numbers.
Researchers at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago are hoping your smartphone can help them decode the mysteries of seasonal depression.
As city crews scramble to fill thousands of potholes every day, residents now can track when repairs have been made in their neighborhood.
There’s a new app on the market today and it’s designed to help your dog or cat in emergencies.
The Field Museum has unveiled an unusual find – a green meteorite discovered in southern Morocco two years ago.
Aaron Hamm, 29, hopes to be aboard the first four-person mission of Netherlands-based Mars One in 2025.
CBS 2’s Pamela Jones takes us dumpster-diving for a look at how it works.
There’s change in the air when it comes to how you light your home. A 5-year old law bans production of old-fashioned energy-wasting light bulbs starting in the New Year. But we found most people are still in the dark about the new law.
A Palos Heights resident was quick to react when she saw two burglars breaking into her rental condominium — watching the crime-in-progress from Hawaii thanks to an app on her phone.
The passenger train company says Wi-Fi will be installed on the Chicago-to-Carbondale and Chicago-to-Quincy lines. It’ll also be expanded to all four roundtrips on Chicago-to-St. Louis trains; those trains also stop in Springfield.
Atronaut and U.S. Air Force Col. Mike Hopkins has been preparing for as many as three spacewalks to repair a broken cooling line on the station.
An investigation by the Better Government Association has raised questions about a technology center launched by Congressman Bobby Rush more than a decade ago.
People use the app Vine to make six-second videos. While that may sound strange, CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey reports that people of a certain young age can’t get enough.
Metra and other railroads have until the end of 2015 to install “positive train control” systems – which allow a computer to override human error, and take control of a train, but railroads have asked for a three-year extension to implement the system.
What may seem like the package-delivery technology of tomorrow has really already arrived. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.
Were the Siats meekerorum in Spielberg’s Jurassic Park, you have to wonder if any of the characters would have made it off the island alive.
Google has agreed to pay Illinois, the District of Columbia, and 36 other states $17 million to settle allegations that the company skirted privacy settings on Apple Safari and allowed advertisers to gather information and track consumers’ Internet browsing habits.
A Lombard based organization is hoping to send thousands of solar lights to the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.
After a long fight with preservationists, Northwestern University is now tearing down the old Prentice Women’s Hospital in Streeterville, to make way for a new biomedical research building.
The software, called “ComputerCop,” provides a quick and easy way for parents to review what their children are doing while using the internet and to assess if kids are being exposed to inappropriate or harmful content.
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.