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  • 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...
  • Alternative energy cars for the future

    25-miles Southwest of Chicago, at Argonne National Laboratory...research engineers are figuring out what kind of car you'll likely be driving soon. "So that's the future. That' a plug-in hybrid." Argonne's Advanced Powertrain Research Facility is part...
  • Albert V. Crewe dies at 82; physics professor captured first image of an atom

    Albert V. Crewe dies at 82; physics professor captured first image of an atom
    Albert V. Crewe, a physics professor who captured the first image of a single atom and later obtained the first images of atoms in motion, has died. He was 82. A former director of Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago, Crewe died Nov. 18 of...
  • Birth of the Atomic Age

    Birth of the Atomic Age
    After months of preliminary work, the scientists at the University of Chicago's new Metallurgical Laboratory were ready to run their first experiment. The experiment did not involve metallurgy. In fact, there were no metallurgists in the Metallurgical...
  • Alternative fuels

    Alternative fuels Biodiesel [B99 or B100] Made from: Vegetable oils or animal fat. Most common sources are soy or canola oils as well as used restaurant grease. Use: In any diesel vehicle, but use with caution in vehicles built before 1996 because...
  • GM challenges students to think green under the hood

    The ground floor of the Petersen Automotive Museum's parking garage looked like pit row at a NASCAR race. Vehicles covered in brightly colored decals were strewn about, motors revving, while folks poked about beneath hoods and discussed various aspects of...
  • MSU Lands New Physics Lab

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Energy has selected Michigan State University for a federal nuclear physics research facility. U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers and U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan were making the announcement Thursday. A price tag...
  • Will Lithium-Air Battery Be the Silver Bullet?

     
    Currently, the lithium-ion battery is the most effective battery composition and the one being deployed by automakers in the Toyota Prius, Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf. It provides the most energy while taking the least amount of space. However,...
  • Extension 720 Audio Archives, December 2006

    We name the best (and worst) books of 2006 with Ron Grossman, top features writer for the Chicago Tribune, and Joe Morris, a frequent guest on Extension 720 and a partner in the Morris and De La Rosa law firm. (12/27/06) Books of the Year (75:29) Four...
  • New breed of war game to take on al-Qaida

    Inside a concrete-and-glass laboratory at the Naval Postgraduate School, a computer simulation of Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida terrorist network is beginning to take shape. Scientists are preparing to conjure deserts, urban landscapes, communications...