Skin Electronics

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November 12, 2013 - Skin Electronics

Science catches up with science fiction as we talk to Professor John Rogers, the inventor of epidermal electronics -- tiny, bendy computer chips that can be placed on or in the human body to monitor critical health data. Watch web extra videos.

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Defying "Gravity"

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October 16, 2013 - Defying "Gravity"

The movie Gravity, starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock, has become a runaway box office hit and critical success. And while it’s been hailed for its groundbreaking technical accomplishments, how realistic is it? We hear from some Adler Planetarium astronomers about what they thought of the scientific aspects of the film. Read an Q & A.

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Web Series Episode 3: Chicago Tonight’s “Field Trip”

Bugs in Illinois

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On this edition of Chicago Tonight's Field Trip, Jim Louderman, a researcher from The Field Museum, takes us to Northerly Island to collect a sample of bugs. Watch episode 3 of our web series.

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Leading Dolphin Researcher

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September 25, 2013 - Leading Dolphin Researcher

Randall Wells, one of the world’s leading dolphin researchers, joins us to discuss the longest-running study of a wild dolphin population and his commitment to conservation. Read an interview and view a slideshow.

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New Mammal on Display at Field Museum

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September 12, 2013 - New Mammal on Display at Field Museum

A new carnivorous mammal is now on display at The Field Museum. Described as a cross between a cat and a teddy bear, the Olinguito was part of the museum's collection for decades. Bill Stanley, the Field's mammals collections manager, brings the specimen to our studios. Watch Emily Graslie's "The Brain Scoop" video about the Olinguito.

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Web Series Episode 2: Chicago Tonight's "Field Trip"

Chicago's Tropical Reef

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On this edition of Chicago Tonight's Field Trip, we hit the road with The Field Museum’s Fossil Invertebrates Collections Manager to hunt for fossils from a time when Chicago was a tropical reef. Watch the video and view a slideshow.

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"The Internet Police"

How Crime Went Online and the Cops Followed

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August 27, 2013 - "The Internet Police"

We take a look at the new criminals of the internet age -- and the technology police use to catch them. Read an excerpt from The Internet Police: How Crime Went Online and the Cops Followed.

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Summer Program Teaches Students Technology Skills

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August 21, 2013 - #civicsummer

We look at the Smart Chicago Collaborative's summer program for students, teaching some basic computer skills--and what is means to be a programmer. Read an article.

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Latest News from Outer Space

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August 1, 2013 - Latest News from Outer Space

A photo of earth from 1 billion miles away, what the Curiosity Rover has discovered after a year on Mars, and a spacecraft that may now be traveling beyond the solar system. Astrophysicist Chris Lintott joins us to explore some of the latest and most amazing stories from outer space. View a slideshow and vote on your favorite photo in the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013 Contest.

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Building a Better Battery

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October 23, 2013 - Building a Better Battery

Professor George Crabtree of Argonne National Laboratory discusses the quest to build a better battery and America’s energy future.

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"Our Once and Future Planet"

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October 15, 2013 - "Our Once and Future Planet"

Paddy Woodworth is an Irish journalist who has traveled the globe looking at ecological restoration projects, including right here in Chicago. He joins us to discuss his new book, Our Once and Future Planet: Restoring the World in the Climate Change Century. Read an excerpt.

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The Dark Energy Camera

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September 25, 2013 - The Dark Energy Camera

It’s the world’s most powerful digital camera and it sits atop the Blanco telescope in the Andes Mountains of Chile. But it was constructed on the campus of Fermilab in far west suburban Batavia. The Dark Energy Camera officially began its work on August 31 and has already captured some amazing images of outer space. Its real mission, though, is to help scientists figure out if so-called Dark Energy is responsible for the universe’s accelerating expansion. We learn how the camera is helping scientists unravel one of the greatest mysteries in the cosmos. Watch videos and view a slideshow.

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Fall Gardening Tips

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September 17, 2013 - Fall Gardening Tips

With the temperature dropping, it’s time to take care of your garden and do some fall planting. Chicago Botanic Garden’s Eliza Fournier has some great tips about dividing perennials, taking care of your lawn, and finding the right plants for your fall containers. Read fall gardening tips.

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Chicago’s Growing Tech Incubator Scene

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September 9, 2013 - Chicago’s Growing Tech Incubator Scene

How do tech incubators work, and what’s the real story behind this growing scene in Chicago? Our panel of experts – from both universities and private incubators -- weigh in. View a map of tech incubator locations in Chicago.

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Chicago Heat

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August 27, 2013 - Chicago Heat

Chicago area temperatures left students and teachers hot and miserable in classrooms without air conditioning across the city. Elizabeth Brackett reports.

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Web Extra: Bee Colony Collapse Disorder

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Dr. Corrie Moreau, Assistant Curator of Insects at the Field Museum and Karen Kramer Wilson, Living Invertebrate Specialist at The Chicago Academy of Sciences and Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, share their thoughts on the impact of Bee Colony Collapse Disorder.

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Web Series Premiere: Chicago Tonight's "Field Trip"

Dermestid Beetle Colony

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We take an exclusive look at The Field Museum’s Dermestid Beetle Colony in the first episode of our online series, Chicago Tonight's "Field Trip." Watch the video.

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