Physicists' Nobel Prize For Neutrino Research A Big Boost For Counterparts At FermilabScientists at Fermilab on Tuesday were celebrating the Nobel Prize awarded to two physicists for their work on neutrinos, subatomic particles which are notoriously difficult to study.
Personal Safety Apps: Help Is Just A Tap AwayHow can you protect yourself, when you know you will be alone, in a potentially dangerous place?
Lawsuit Seeks To Block Chicago's "Netflix Tax"The Emanuel administration has been hit with a lawsuit over a June decision to expand its taxing authority to Internet streaming services.
Marine Archaeologists Compile 3-D Images Of Lake Huron ShipwrecksChicagoans can get an up-close look at shipwrecks sunk far below the surface of Lake Huron, hundreds of miles away, without ever leaving the Windy City, thanks to new 3-D models of the ships.
In-Flight Internet Provider Gogo Opens Chicago HeadquartersGogo moved from the suburb of Itasca, Illinois, to a building in downtown Chicago that houses offices of other tech companies like Twitter and Uber. The site, which used to be called River Center, was renamed The Gogo Building.
"Remind" App Helps Teachers Keep Students Posted About Homework And TestsA smartphone app has been touted as a great communications tool for teachers, and could get a lot more use now that schools are getting back in session.
Adler Planetarium Hosting Perseids Watch Party In WheatonThe Adler Planetarium is offering front row seats to watch the Perseid meteor shower Wednesday night.
For The First Time, Wastewater Being Disinfected Before It Enters Chicago RiverThe Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago on Friday celebrated the opening of the first of two disinfection plants designed to help clean up area rivers.
New App Offers On-Demand Lawn CareIf all the rain we’ve had so far this summer has made it difficult to keep up with mowing your lawn, there’s a new app that promises to help.
Obama Unveils High-Speed Internet Help For Low-Income HomesCalling the Internet a 21st century necessity, President Barack Obama on Wednesday unveiled a program to bring faster Internet connections to more low-income households, particularly to help students living in public and assisted housing stay ahead in school.
Survey: Most Chicagoans Reluctant To Disconnect From Their PhoneAccording to a Bank of America survey, 73 percent of Chicago residents sleep with their smartphones, and 30 percent have fallen asleep with their phone in their hand. In addition, 38 percent said it’s the first thing they reach for in the morning, and 58 percent check their phone at least once an hour.
Gogo Flying Boeing 737 Out Of Aurora Airport To Test WiFi ServiceResidents in west suburban Sugar Grove were surprised to see a Boeing 737 airliner parked on the runway at the Aurora Municipal Airport recently, but the big jet wasn’t there for passenger flights. The plane was being flown by the company Gogo, to test new equipment for in-flight Wi-Fi services.