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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.
Ventra App Proves Popular With Transit Riders On Public DebutThe Ventra smart phone app is off to a fast start. By mid-afternoon Thursday, the first day it was available to the general public, more than 20,000 people had downloaded the free app and it was the #3 trending app at The App Store.
Orland Park Police Get OK To Use DroneThe Orland Park Police Department has announced it is the first municipal department in Illinois authorized to use a drone.
City Council Panel OKs Drone RestrictionsThe Aviation Committee hearing at City Hall could include a drone flying over the heads of aldermen and staffers as they discuss possible restrictions on recreational and hobby drone users.
State Sets Up Task Force To Recommend Drone Rules

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