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  • 40 years later, toxic waste still haunts pockets of DuPage County

    40 years later, toxic waste still haunts pockets of DuPage County
    Lurking beneath the surface of the West Branch of the DuPage River are the remnants of radioactive contamination left behind by a factory that was shuttered almost four decades ago. The Rare Earths Facility in West Chicago not only was a major employer...
  • University research -- a brief history

    Universities were not always the engines of research and discovery," says Robert Rosenberg, associate vice president of communications at the University of Chicago. "World War II changed all that." Rosenberg says there was an exodus of scientists out of...
  • Your Tax Dollars at Work: Argonne Lab's Diesel Research

     
    The U.S. Department of Energy???s Argonne National Laboratory outside of Chicago is synonymous with the rise of nuclear power in the last century, but it's currently improving a technology that could already be sitting in your garage: the diesel engine......
  • Tollway, Argonne Lab to work on green projects

     
    DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Tollway and Argonne National Laboratory have announced a three-year partnership to study and develop energy-efficient technologies. Argonne scientists …...
  • Breakthrough in Coverting Heat Waste to Electricity

     
    EVANSTON, Ill. — Researchers at Northwestern University have placed nanocrystals of rock salt into lead telluride, creating a material that can harness electricity from heat-generating …...
  • Wacky machine wins trip to nationals

     
    A team of Maine South students is headed to the national competition after winning a regional contest for having the wackiest, most complex machine that …...
  • Chrysler Developing Engine That Burns Gasoline and Diesel

     
    Chrysler and the U.S. Department of Energy are developing a radical prototype engine that burns a combination of gasoline and diesel fuels that could help Chrysler and other automakers meet future fuel economy targets, according to a presentation given...
  • Cold cure? Argonne's shedding light

    Cold cure? Argonne's shedding light
    A chill in the air this time of year seems to bring that all-too-familiar scratch in the throat and tickle in the nose, and that's what makes the work two scientists achieved at Argonne National Laboratory a little timely, a little intriguing and a little...
  • Japan nuclear disaster prompts inquiry here

    Federal and state nuclear experts will undergo questioning from Illinois' two U.S. senators at a forum in Chicago today. Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin and Republican colleague Mark Kirk are hosting the public forum this afternoon at the Dirksen Federal...
  • The dirt on your dollar

    The dirt on your dollar
    He gets around, that George Washington. Spit crisp and slick from the ATM, he slides in and out of wallets, waiters' aprons, beggars' coffee cups, deli cash registers, the pockets of teens' jeans. Countless anonymous fingers have fondled that buck of...
  • Weddings & Engagements

      Jonathan and Kelly Caplan   Paules and Kathleen Gibson, of Lewisburg, Pa., announce the marriage of their daughter, Kelly Lynn Gibson, to Jonathan Lee Caplan, son of Howard and Diane Caplan, of Columbia, on May 22, 2011. The bride is a 1987 graduate...