Rumbling Robots

FIRST Robotics Competition in Chicago

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Rumbling Robots

It's been called the Superbowl of Smarts. We show you a robot battle that pits brains over braun. Ash-har Quraishi takes a look at the FIRST Robotics Competition.

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Early Spring's Impact on your Garden

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Early Spring's Impact on your Garden

The record-breaking hot weather is jump-starting Chicago gardens. Eliza Fournier of the Chicago Botanic Garden joins us with spring gardening tips.

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Chicago Public School Tiers

New app to help CPS applicants

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A new app from government data hounds, Open City, aims to make CPS admissions a little easier.

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Kris Hammond

New Technology Uses Social Media to Write Articles

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Kris Hammond

News stories written from tweets? We look at new technology that uses social media to report the news.

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Unplugged

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Recently, in the news, there was a story about a 24-year-old who gave up using a computer and a cell phone for 90 days. We put two Chicago Tonight staffers to the test to see if they could go "unplugged" -- for just one weekend! We asked them to share their experiences and photos.

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Brookfield Zoo Science Fair

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Brookfield Zoo Science Fair

What makes the Brookfield Zoo's science fair different from others?  We take a closer look at these students and their scientific savvy.

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Chicago Data Apps

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Chicago Data Apps

Two innovative web developers and Chicago's Chief Technology Officer talk about new apps for Chicagoans with data from the city.

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Photographing Endangered Species

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Photographing Endangered Species

We introduce you to a wildlife photographer who has made it her mission to track down and photograph Illinois' threatened and endangered species.

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Scientific Chicago with Neil Shubin

Star Formation, Self-Healing Circuits, Cornea Gene & Math Anxiety

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Scientific Chicago with Neil Shubin

Do you know someone with math anxiety? New research offers clues about what's happening in a brain that's anxious about math. Our science guy, Neil Shubin, has that story and more in Scientific Chicago.

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Photographing Endangered Species

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Photographing Endangered Species

We introduce you to a wildlife photographer who has made it her mission to track down and photograph Illinois' threatened and endangered species.

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Chicago Weather

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Chicago Weather

What's the word on the wonderful weather? We hear from a meteorologist at the National Weather Service.

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The Search for E.T.

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The Search for E.T.

If there is extraterrestrial intelligence out there, the Adler Planetarium wants your help in finding it. Astrophysicist Chirs Lintott tells us how you can search for E.T. on your computer.

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Scientific Chicago with Neil Shubin

Sea Slugs, Virtual Therapy, LGBT Suicide

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Scientific Chicago with Neil Shubin

Our science guy, Neil Shubin, joins us to talk about sea slug brains, a therapist app for your smartphone and more in Scientific Chicago.

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Disinfecting the River

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Disinfecting the River

In tonight's Scientific Chicago, Ash-har Quraishi tells us about some of the technologies that are being considered to disinfect wastewater released into the Chicago River.

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Proposal to Protect Great Lakes

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Proposal to Protect Great Lakes

A new report proposes a multi-billion dollar engineering change to Chicago's waterways to cut off an Asian Carp invasion. Ash-har Quraishi has the details.

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Snowy Owls

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Snowy Owls

Chicago is in the midst of a snowy owl invasion! We talk with a birder and a Field Museum scientist looking to uncover the hidden city dangers facing these beautiful creatures.

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The Science of Fighting Fire

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The Science of Fighting Fire

We take you inside a groundbreaking research project that's using science to come up with new ways to fight modern day fires.

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