Net Neutrality

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November 18, 2014 - Net Neutrality

The debate over net neutrality is at the very core of how the Internet will develop. For some, the principle that all data on the Internet should be treated equally is the cornerstone of an open Internet. But that principle has been challenged in court by Internet Service Providers, or ISPs, who want to be able to charge a fee for traffic carried on their network and charge some Internet users more than others. We debate the issue with experts on opposing sides.

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NASA Astronaut Col. Mike Hopkins

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November 13, 2014 - NASA Astronaut Col. Mike Hopkins

NASA astronaut Col. Mike Hopkins belongs to the very exclusive group of just 215 people who have visited the International Space Station (ISS). But Col. Hopkins distinguished himself during his time on the ISS in a couple of memorable ways. 

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Scientific Chicago with Rabiah Mayas

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November 6, 2014 - Scientific Chicago with Rabiah Mayas

Rabiah Mayas of the Museum of Science and Industry talks about the future of commercial space travel and identifying food poisoning via Twitter on Chicago Tonight.

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Future of Clean Energy in the Midwest

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October 21, 2014 - Future of Clean Energy in the Midwest

We dive into the research and business development that's bringing cleaner energy to the Midwest.

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Cleaning the Great Lakes

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October 2, 2014 - Cleaning the Great Lakes

This summer a toxic algae bloom in Lake Erie led to 500,000 people being cut off from their drinking water in Toledo. Elizabeth Brackett details the latest efforts to protect the Great Lakes drinking water.

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Coexisting with Wildlife

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September 23, 2014 - Coexisting with Wildlife

With wildlife sightings on the rise in Illinois, we discuss how residents can coexist with animals returning to the regions they once inhabited.

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Evolution of Data Storage

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September 11, 2014 - Evolution of Data Storage

Advancements in technology necessitated the ability to handle and store large amounts of data. The founder of a big data storage company talks about the evolution of storage technology.

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Chicago as a Terminal Town

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September 2, 2014 - Chicago as a Terminal Town

We explore Chicago as a terminal town from 1939 until present day, with author Joseph P. Schwieterman.

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’The Organized Mind’

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August 27, 2014 - 'The Organized Mind'

We talk to a neuroscientist who's out with a new book to help us organize our minds.

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Landing on a Comet

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November 12, 2014 - Landing on a Comet

The Rosetta spacecraft's Philae lander has successfully landed on a comet.

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How Technology is Changing Work and the Workplace

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October 27, 2014 - How Technology is Changing Work

Technological advances are changing not just our work, but our workplace as well. While creating whole new industries and products on the one hand, it also ushers in the decline of other, traditional industries. A panel of experts gives us a glimpse of what the workplace of the future may look like.

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Bison to Return to the Prairie State

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October 6, 2014-Bison to Return to the Prairie State

A bison conservation herd makes its way to Illinois to help protect the landscape. 

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Solar Power in the City

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October 1, 2014 - Solar Power in the City

The Institute of Cultural Affairs installed 483 solar panels on the roof of its headquarters in the Uptown neighborhood, making it the largest number of solar panels on one structure in the Chicago area outside of downtown. The institute tells us how it's part of its master plan on sustainability. 

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Smartphone Market Heats Up

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September 11, 2014 - Smartphone Market Heats Up

Motorola raises the curtain on the Moto X and its so-called "wearable," while Apple unveils two larger-sized iPhones and an upcoming watch. Two tech reporters give us their reviews of the latest smart gadgets hitting the market.

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“Superintelligence”

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September 8, 2014 - 'Superintelligence'

Intelligence has given humans an advantage over other forms of life. But could human intelligence soon be surpassed, and what would this mean for the human race?

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O’Hare Airport Home to Goats, Llamas, More

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August 28, 2014-O’Hare Airport Home to Goats, Llamas, More

Millions of passengers travel through O'Hare every year, but dozens of burros, goats, and llamas call the airport home. Why? Paris Schutz explains.

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Exploring Space

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August 26, 2014 - Exploring Space

From close encounters with a speeding comet to an intimate visit with mysterious Pluto, we examine the most fascinating stories from the final frontier. 

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