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  • JuiceBox, a DIY electric-car charger, gets boost from Kickstarter

    JuiceBox, a DIY electric-car charger, gets boost from Kickstarter
    JuiceBox, a do-it-yourself kit to build an electric-car charger, may be well on its way to garages thanks to the crowd-funding site Kickstarter. Electric Motor Werks, a company based in Palo Alto that specializes in electric-car conversions, launched...
  • The danger that lurks underwater

    The danger that lurks underwater
    Equipment meant to prevent powerful drains from causing people to drown in pools and hot tubs is being used across the country even though the products underwent flawed safety evaluations, then failed subsequent, more stringent tests, a Tribune...
  • Five ways to be safe with backup heat

    Five ways to be safe with backup heat
    As temperatures plummet and heating subsidies sit on the government's chopping block, cash-strapped consumers may look to alternative options for heating their home this winter. While many of these options can be used safely, they can create a risk of...
  • The bulbs they are a-changin'

    The bulbs they are a-changin'
    Lighting is changing fast. Incandescents as we know them are on the way out. It may be confusing for a while. But in the end, your wallet will thank you. And so will the planet. Walk down today's lighting aisle, and it's intimidating. Incandescents....
  • A very celeb Christmas: Obama family lights national tree, Willow Smith whips winter hair

     
    Bold-face names across the country are getting into the Christmas spirit, and the Ministry is here to ladle up seasonal activities like a piping-hot mug of spiked nog. For starters, the first family hit the button on the National Christmas......
  • Ikea phases out incandescent light bulbs

     
    Ikea is generating considerable attention at the start of 2011 for halting the sale of incandescent bulbs and instead selling more energy-efficient halogen, fluorescent and LED lighting. It's old news, however: We actually reported on the pending change...
  • Life jacket design contest offers chance to win $5,000

     
    Think you can build a better life jacket? If so, break out your inner Sheldon Cooper and get imaginative -- you could be in the running for a $5,000 award being given to the winning designer in the "Innovations in......
  • Bill Nye The Science Guy visits Epcot on Wednesday for National Engineers Week

     
    Bill Nye The Science Guy will headline this week's celebration of National Engineers Week at Walt Disney World. Nye, the mechanical engineer with a passion for science who is known for his television series and children's books, will have presentations at...
  • Chicago's Very Own Underwriters Laboratories

    Chicago's Very Own Underwriters Laboratories
    It's the most wonderful time of the year. And as WGN's Mark Suppelsa reports, it can also be the safest with a little help from Chicago's Very Own Underwriters Laboratories. Sparks fly when you microwave tinfoil. Now you know. From microwaves to hot...
  • How (and why) we reported on child safety hazards involving tipping TV sets

    How (and why) we reported on child safety hazards involving tipping TV sets
    The story, at its most basic level, was tragic. A young boy died after a TV toppled over and crushed his tiny frame. In reporting the story of the Arlington Heights boy, we spoke to experts who said that as awful as his death was, the circumstances...
  • Gas detectors no security guarantee

    Natural gas detectors have never been in demand at Albright's Hardware and Garden Center in South Whitehall Township . Before a natural gas explosion leveled a city block and killed five people in Allentown, customers came in pretty regularly for...