| Jun 20, 2014
| 6:56 AM
This summer, data scientists and architects in Chicago are working on a new form of civic infrastructure: highly visible, aesthetically pleasing, one-foot-square boxes mounted on light poles that track environmental conditions around them. If this is...
| Jun 21, 2014
Argonne National Laboratory received a $2 million federal grant to help develop hybrid fuel cells as part of a move to diversify away from traditional electricity-generating power plants and better incorporate renewable sources of energy, such as wind and...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 4:58 PM
Scientists say they have developed a means of accurately dating Earth's oldest and densest polar ice by analyzing the composition of krypton gas trapped within ancient air bubbles.
In a study published Monday in the journal PNAS, researchers used the...
| Feb 3, 2014
On Nov. 1, 1952, U.S. scientists detonated the first hydrogen bomb over Eniwetok Atoll in the Pacific, introducing a powerful new weapon of war and, in the process, atomizing the rocky island. Air Force planes flying through the debris clouds collected...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 2:35 PM
Thomas Rosenbaum, an expert in condensed matter physics, will become the new president of the California Institute of Technology, officials announced Thursday.
Rosenbaum, 58, currently serves as provost at the University of Chicago, where he also...
| Dec 15, 2013
Philip Laible, Argonne National Laboratory: endurance bioenergy reactor. An endurance bioenergy reactor. Huh?
Most of us have seen one — in a movie.
In "Back to the Future," Doc barrels his DeLorean into the McFlys' driveway. "What are you...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 5:13 PM
WASHINGTON — Democratic Rep. Bill Enyart, a retired general from downstate Illinois, said Thursday from the House floor that his wife had gotten a call from one of her best friends, a woman he said was angry, disappointed and frightened.
| Mar 15, 2013
| 1:38 PM
President Barack Obama returned to Chicago Friday to push an energy policy aimed at weaning the country off of oil by using revenues from increased oil and gas production.
In a roughly 20-minute speech at Argonne National Laboratory, Obama touched on...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 4:51 PM
Perhaps spurred by the excitement of being out in public for a rare joint appearance, Gov. Pat Quinn and Mayor Rahm Emanuel suggested Friday that they are “very close” to an agreement to expand gambling in Illinois and bring a casino to...
| Jun 23, 2013
Faced with public outrage and congressional pressure, the oil company BP vowed six years ago to develop cutting-edge technology that could sharply reduce toxic mercury discharged into Lake Michigan by its massive refinery about 20 miles southeast of...
| Mar 16, 2013
With Washington in political gridlock over spending, President Barack Obama traveled Friday to Argonne National Laboratory to announce an energy proposal that would secure money for advanced vehicles by diverting federal revenue from offshore oil and...