Neil Shubin on "The Universe Within"

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March 05, 2013 - Neil Shubin on "The Universe Within"

Our science guy, Neil Shubin, joins us to talk about the link between our bodies and the universe around us.

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Head-On Collision

Building a Safer Helmet

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February 26, 2013 - Head-On Collision

Could a better helmet hold the key to reducing the epidemic of sports-related brain injuries? In this week’s edition of Scientific Chicago, Ash-har Quraishi talks with a team of university researchers who say it’s time for a new design.

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Smart Grid Innovation

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February 19, 2013 -  Smart Grid Innovation

Bringing Chicago's electric grid into the 21st century. Ash-har Quraishi has the story.

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Google Email Under Fire in Microsoft's "Scroogled" Campaign

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February 12, 2013 - Gmail Under Fire in New Microsoft Ads

Microsoft's latest campaign takes aim at Google's policy to scan all Gmails to tailor personalized ads to their email users.  We'll take a closer look at online and email privacy.

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Civic Hackers Want You

Group Offers Cash for App Testing

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The Smart Chicago Collaborative wants Chicagoans across the city to test the latest civic app and websites. 

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Viewer Mail: 2/4

Great Lakes Water Levels

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February 04, 2013 -  Viewer Mail 02/04

We read what some of you had to say about low water levels in the Great Lakes in tonight's Viewer Mail.

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Impact of Low Lake Levels on Chicago River

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January 28, 2013 - Impact of Lake Levels on Chicago River

Lake Michigan water levels have hit record lows, and some experts say it could lead the Chicago River to un-reverse and start flowing back into the lake. Elizabeth Brackett reports.

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Chicago-based Tech Lab for University of Illinois

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January 24, 2013 - Chicago-based Tech Lab for U of I

A technology park in the middle of the city -- University of Illinois announces a new research lab modeled on Bell Labs. Vice president of research Larry Schook joins us.

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Second City 2000

Web App Pairs Zoning Laws and Old-School Game

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Open City's latest site makes Chicago's zoning code "digestible by humans."

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Heavy Snow Blankets Chicago

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February 26, 2013 - Heavy Snow Blankets Chicago

Sleet and freezing rain pelt the city, bringing up to three inches of snow for the evening commute. We have more on the Midwest storm.

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Excerpt: "Naked Statistics"

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Excerpt of "Naked Statistics" by Charlie Wheelan

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Chicago Traffic Among Country’s Worst

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February 12, 2013 - Chicago Traffic Among Country’s Worst

A study names Chicago's traffic among the country's very worst. What city planners are doing to save people time and money.

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New Adler President

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February 05, 2013 -  New Adler President

The country's oldest planetarium has a new president. We hear what her vision is for the Adler.

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Shedd Aquarium Implements Energy Conservation Plan

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February 04, 2013 - Shedd Aquarium Conserves Energy

Elizabeth Brackett reports on how the Shedd Aquarium is drastically cutting its energy consumption.

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Chicago Weather

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January 29, 2013 - Chicago Weather

It's Chicago's warmest January 29th on record -- with temperatures expected back in the teens later in the week. We talk with a meteorologist about what it all means.

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When Things Go Wrong on the CTA

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A new site aims to tell riders how their CTA ride got delayed.

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Great Lakes Hit by Lowest Water Levels in History

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January 24, 2013 - Great Lakes Hit by Low Water Levels

Warm air and lake temperatures, along with a severe drought, have led to the low water levels in Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. Elizabeth Brackett reports on the impact of those low water levels on the communities that surround the Great Lakes.

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