Known as the Muon G-2 Storage Ring, the electromagnet will be used to study muons, subatomic particles with a lifetime of only 2.2 millionths of a second, in hopes of discovering new subatomic particles.
Home visits for inmates? That’s right, in Lake County, IL. Home visits, with a caveat, via the Internet.
We hear about tragedies all the time. Stories of children who die from heat stroke after being left in a car, sometimes by accident.
Posting pictures to social media of your day at the beach or answering a work email while soaking up the sun is easier now at a handful of spots along the lake, with five Chicago beaches now offering free wi-fi.
These warm, clear evenings we’ve been having are a good time to look for the rings of Saturn, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller.
One day after unveiling its new anonymous text-messaging number, some people trying to text tips to the Chicago Police Department are having problems.
Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy will be unveiling some technological additions designed to improve the department’s communication with the community.
If you have never driven an electric car before, you have a chance to do so Saturday and Sunday in the near northwest side Wicker Park neighborhood.
My kids learned to drive on quiet streets and busy expressways. But knowing the limitations of your car and your skill is why I thought it was a good idea to get my 18 year old son some additional driving lessons…on a race track.
A local tech start-up and a disabled advocacy group will make getting a wheelchair-accessible taxi in Chicago a lot easier starting in August.
An annual study by DePaul University has found people’s reliance on tablet computers, smart phones and other electronic devices might be driving travelers to buses and trains for short trips instead of airplanes.
The new study – the most comprehensive of its kind – has found using hands-free and voice-activated devices while driving actually is more dangerous than talking on a hand-held cell phone.
There’s a new farm in the West Loop, but it’s sprouting data banks instead of corn.
CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports on why the National Security Agency may be watching who you call and who calls you.
A retired astronaut and a horticulturist had some sobering prediction as the Chicago Botanic Garden marked World Environment Day Saturday.
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.
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.