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  • Architect led efforts to combat homelessness

    Architect led efforts to combat homelessness
    Robert Cantrell grew up in Kansas and northern Texas, his family on welfare, his father paralyzed from the waist down after a long illness and his mother working to try to make ends meet. The tough times instilled in the future architect a belief that...
  • Chicago misses out in AbbVie-Calico pharma deal

     Chicago misses out in AbbVie-Calico pharma deal
    A few days ago, Calico, a Google-backed biotech company, announced that it would build a California-based research and development facility to invent new drugs to combat diseases afflicting the elderly. Half of the initial $500 million investment...
  • Study discovers households marked by 'signature' bacteria

    Study discovers households marked by 'signature' bacteria
    Families and roommates share plenty — food, bathrooms, dishes. A study published Thursday adds a less visible but ubiquitous item to the list: bacteria. Households carry a common community of bacteria, populating surfaces such as doorknobs,...
  • Argonne helping quieter jet engines take off

    Argonne helping quieter jet engines take off
    Downstream from the noisiest places in Chicago — the runways at O'Hare International Airport and the surrounding sky — scientists at a government laboratory are quietly working to understand at the most detailed level why jet engines are so...
  • What climate change debate?

    What climate change debate?
    Already in the first six months of 2014, Sunday broadcast news shows have spent more time covering climate change than they did over the past four years combined. This expanded coverage comes on the heels of reports by the National Climate Assessment that...
  • Alderman wants hearing on Emanuel deal to install light pole sensors

    Alderman wants hearing on Emanuel deal to install light pole sensors
    An alderman is calling for a hearing on a city deal to allow researchers to install data-collection sensors on Chicago light poles, saying Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration first should have gotten City Council approval before going ahead with the...
  • Ben-chieh Liu, taught economics at Chicago State, 1938-2014

     Ben-chieh Liu, taught economics at Chicago State, 1938-2014
    An economist and longtime professor at Chicago State University, Ben-chieh Liu conducted groundbreaking research into the concept of quality of life. Mr. Liu, 75, died Friday, June 13, in his Lisle home after a brief illness, his family said....
  • Chicago is your friendly Big Brother

    Chicago is your friendly Big Brother
    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...
  • Argonne gets $2 million federal grant for hybrid fuel cell development

    Argonne gets $2 million federal grant for hybrid fuel cell development
    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...
  • New sensors will scoop up 'big data' on Chicago

    New sensors will scoop up 'big data' on Chicago
    The curled metal fixtures set to go up on a handful of Michigan Avenue light poles later this summer may look like delicate pieces of sculpture, but researchers say they'll provide a big step forward in the way Chicago understands itself by observing...
  • A homegrown solution to high gas prices

    Gas prices in Chicago are among the nation’s highest. In the July 12 editorial “Why is the EPA stalling on ethanol?” the Chicago Tribune adopted the oil industry’s talking points in criticizing Illinois’ own homegrown...