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  • Obama to visit Argonne

    — President Barack Obama will travel to Argonne National Laboratory in the western suburbs Friday to promote his energy policies, according to White House officials. Aides would not say whether Obama also plans to talk about the sequester cuts...
  • Fallout of fear

    Fallout of fear
    Half a century ago, the unthinkable became all too thinkable as the Soviet Union and the United States engaged in a game of chicken, played with nuclear bombs. On Oct. 22, 1962, President John F. Kennedy went on television to announce that the Soviet...
  • Israeli-Chicago plan to study water shortages touted

    Israeli-Chicago plan to study water shortages touted
    A research initiative between the University of Chicago and Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev enjoyed some rare political star power Sunday, as both Israeli President Shimon Peres and Mayor Rahm Emanuel attended a signing ceremony in...
  • Robert Lee Lyles Jr. of Annapolis, former Md. Health Care Commission member

    Robert Lee Lyles Jr. of Annapolis, former Md. Health Care Commission member
    Robert Lee Lyles Jr., who had two careers in his 69 years and excelled at each, died May 27 at his home in Annapolis. A scientist, physician and state policy adviser, Dr. Lyles "was a modern renaissance man with a tremendous curiosity," said Gene Ransom,...
  • Obama to visit Argonne next Friday

    Obama to visit Argonne next Friday
    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will travel to Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago's western suburbs next week to promote his energy policies. The Friday trip to Argonne, near Lemont, is to "focus on American energy," according to an...
  • Head of Clean Energy Trust working to change world

    Head of Clean Energy Trust working to change world
    Amy Francetic was at a child's birthday party in 2004 when she decided it was time to leave Silicon Valley.    "I was sitting there listening to 6-year-olds talk about IPOs and whose house was bigger and how much a wedding dress cost," she said.    By...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...