Science & Technology

On the Record

Chicago Doctors Sound Off on a Key and Controversial Switch in Patient Care You go to the doctor. You sign in at the reception desk and have a seat. There are, of course, stacks of old magazines. There’s usually bad artwork on the wall. And, most likely behind the receptionist counter, there are shelves of […]

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ER Simulation

For medical students, hands-on experience in the emergency room means high pressure cases, in often life and death situations. Today, medical educators are using new teaching tools that combine state-of-the-art technology and role playing. Inside the emergency room at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine, students are getting real-life medical experience in a virtual ER. As […]

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Kingdom Tower

On August 2, Chicago firm Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (AS + GG) announced that it plans to design Kingdom Tower, which—at over 1,000 meters and with a total construction area of 530,000 square meters—will be the world’s tallest building. Adrian Smith joins us on Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm with more on the […]

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Tips for Greener Living

Chicago has become a hub for alternative energy and green energy jobs. Phil Ponce and a panel of experts discuss this and more on Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm. View a slideshow below of graphics from The Clean Energy Supply Chain in Illinois: Wind, Solar and Geothermal report and the Chicago Climate Action Plan Progress […]

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First Ever Chicago TechWeek Begins

On Friday, TechWeek began as Chicago Chief Technology Officer John Tolva opened the event, held for the first time in Chicago. Tolva gave an address on the “State of Chicago’s Technology and Innovation,” and welcomed Aneesh Chopra, the Chief Technology Officer of the United States. TechWeek consists of four days of conference sessions with more […]

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Google+ Breakdown

Technology expert Edward Domain joins us on Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm to discuss the latest news in a high-tech world, including Google’s newest foray into social networking: Google+. Unlike Google Buzz or Wave, + appears to be here to stay, and consequently the questions on everyone’s mind seem to be what is Google+, and […]

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Epilepsy Epidemic

The University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory have collaborated to create sophisticated brain modeling technology to unravel the mysteries of epilepsy. Jay Shefsky has the story on Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm, in this month’s edition of Scientific Chicago. Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a […]

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Cell Phone Hacking Prevention Tips

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch testified at a hearing on Tuesday in Britain about the phone hacking scandal that shut down his News of the World tabloid and rocked his publishing empire. On Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm, we look at the privacy, media and hacking issues surrounding the scandal. Smartphones are becoming increasingly prevalent in today’s […]

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Weekend Events Around Town: 7/8 – 7/10

Need some ideas for what to do this weekend? Chicago Tonight knows what is going on! BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life at the Museum of Science and Industry Examine the inner workings of the human body at BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life, for the first time in the U.S. Through Dr. […]

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Cell Phones & Cancer Risk

Last week, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, a panel of the World Health Organization, issued a report on cell phones and brain cancer. The conclusion: there may be a possible link. The subject has been studied increasingly over the last decade as cell phones have become ubiquitous in our lives, but the findings […]

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Henrietta Lacks, born in 1920, was a poor tobacco farmer from Virginia whose role in medical research began after her death. Lacks’ unknowing contribution to science and medicine may be unparalleled. Years later, when her family learned about it, they felt exploited. The case is having an impact on new medical research and medical ethics. […]

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A Nose for Bacteria

On Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm, the Scientific Chicago segment discusses a number of advancements in science and technology, including a chemical “nose” that can smell and diagnose bacterial infections. We caught up with Ken Suslick, the scientist who developed the “nose.” Suslick is the Marvin T. Schmidt professor of chemistry at the University of […]

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The Bionic Leg

For the last five years, Hailey Danisewicz has learned to deal with not having two healthy legs to walk on. Diagnosed with an aggressive form of bone cancer when she was just 12 years old, Hailey endured years of chemotherapy and unsuccessful surgeries until her disease-ravaged leg became a burden. “I wasn’t able to bend […]

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Scientific Chicago: Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. And it’s the only one in the top 10 causes of death that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed. That’s according to a report released today by the Alzheimer’s Association. But now, researchers at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine have […]

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Lasers Lighting the Sky, Blinding Pilots Nationwide

Over the last half-decade, the number of reported laser pointing incidents at airplanes nationwide has increased nearly ten-fold. In 2005, there were around 300 such incidents reported to the Federal Aviation Administration. This January, the FAA reported that in 2010, the incident reports topped 2,800. That’s nearly double the number of incidents reported in 2009. […]

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