Fighting Emerald Ash Borer

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August 19, 2014-Fighting Emerald Ash Borer

We see how the city is taking care of Ash trees hit by the Emerald Ash borer.

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Smart Science

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August 12, 2014 - Smart Science

A young scientist works to repair the world, one school bus at a time. Brandis Friedman has his story. 

 

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Tom Skilling on Climate Change

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August 11, 2014 - Tom Skilling on Climate Change

Chief meteorologist at WGN Tom Skilling co-authored an op-ed in the Chicago Tribune regarding climate change and the potential effects of inaction. We discuss the issue with him tonight. 

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Rosetta Makes Historic Space Travel Feat

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August 6, 2014 - Rosetta Makes Historic Space Travel Feat

After a 10 year, 4 billion mile long journey, the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft made history today as the first spacecraft to go into orbit around a comet.

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How Old Do You Look?

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August 4, 2014 - How Old Do You Look?

A local professor has co-created a computer program that calculates age from a selfie. We talk about the development, process, and accuracy of the project FaceMyAge. 

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Scientific Chicago with Rabiah Mayas

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July 30, 2014-Scientific Chicago with Rabiah Mayas

From invasive species to summer storms, there's a lot going on in the world of science. Museum of Science and Industry's Rabiah Mayas stops by for another Scientific Chicago.

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Suspicious Spikes in Red Light Tickets

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July 21, 2014 - Suspicious Spikes in Red Light Tickets

The Chicago Tribune uncovers a disturbing and inexplicable spike in red light camera tickets around Chicago.

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Science Meets Cinema

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July 16, 2014 - Science Meets Cinema

Argonne scientist Marius Stan joins us to talk about his work and how, almost by accident, he came to have a recurring part in the hit TV series "Breaking Bad."

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City Sensors to Collect Data

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July 2, 2014 - City Sensors to Collect Data

Data-collecting sensors in the "Array of Things" project are set to go up on city lamp posts by mid-July. But some tech insiders are questioning the amount of data to be stored and whether or not personal privacy is a concern.

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Transforming Waste into Organic Material

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August 11, 2014 - Transforming Waste into Organic Material

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago is taking the residue of human waste from their water filtration process and transforming into a powerful soil additive/fertilizer that is used in parks, golf courses, and farms throughout the area.

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Shark Week and the Shedd

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August 11, 2014 - Shark Week and the Shedd

Shark Week is back. We discuss our continuing fascination with the ocean's top predator with shark expert Lise Watson of the Shedd Aquarium.

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Discovery Reveals Life of Ancient Insects

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August 6, 2014 - Discovery Reveals Life of Ancient Insects

The discovery of a tiny cricket in a 20-million-year-old piece of amber that was found in the Dominican Republic more than 50 years ago offers new views into an ancient environment and how it once thrived.  

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Working With Watson

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July 31, 2014-Working With Watson

The computer Watson, best known for winning a $1 million prize on the quiz show "Jeopardy!," is now using the vast power of its artificial intelligence for everything from medical diagnostics to creating new cooking recipes. We talk to Chicagoan Stephen Gold, vice president at IBM's Watson group, about what Watson has in store for us.

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Building a Better Bike

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July 28, 2014 - Building a Better Bike

A Chicago design firm is competing with others around the country to create a new, better bike for city riding. All the designs were unveiled Friday, July 25. Phil Ponce will test drive the new bike Monday, July 28, and talk with the designers.

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Lurie Garden in Summer

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July 17, 2014 - Lurie Garden in Summer

We take a look at the Lurie Garden as Millennium Park celebrates its 10th anniversary.

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Lake Michigan Water Levels on the Rise

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July 8, 2014 - Lake Michigan Water Levels on the Rise

After years of decline, water levels in Lake Michigan are on the upswing. However, the recent surge in water levels has environmental experts warning that extreme weather requires improved infrastructure and a new long-term view of how we manage our water systems.

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Tom Skilling on Fog and Storms

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July 1, 2014 - Tom Skilling on Fog and Storms

Now into summer, Chicago weather continues to fluctuate between sun, fog, and storms. WGN's Chief Meteorologist Tom Skiling joins us with why summer has gotten off to a foggy start. Send us your severe weather photos here and we'll use them in our online slideshow.

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