Science

  • October 9, 2012    

    This week on the NewsHour we have been looking at how the urban heat island effect and climate change turn up the thermostat on U.S. cities, and how places like Chicago are trying to cool off with greener infrastructure. Peter … Continue reading

  • October 9, 2012    

    In the latest installment of our Coping with Climate Change series, NewsHour visited Chicago to see how the city is keeping cool in the face of rising temperatures. Click on the infographic below to enlarge and click here to see … Continue reading

  • October 9, 2012    

    Pictures of Serge Haroche of France and David Wineland of the U.S. are projected on a screen as the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, announces the winners of the Nobel Prize in Physics on October 9, 2012 at the Royal … Continue reading

  • October 9, 2012    

    As global temperatures rise, urban areas are facing challenges in keeping their infrastructure and their residents cool. Chicago is tackling that problem with a green design makeover. This report is part of our Coping with Climate Change series. Continue reading

  • October 9, 2012  

    One of Chicago’s most beautiful and hidden gardens is located on top of City Hall, part of an effort to ‘green’ roofs in order fight rising temperatures. Hari Sreenivasan reports on the actions the city of Chicago is taking to mitigate climate change in an urban landscape. Continue reading

  • October 8, 2012    

    Part of an 11-month investigation into two of China’s largest suppliers of routers, switches and other vital communications equipment, the U.S. House Intelligence Committee announced Monday that evidence and a shortage of information regarding each companies’ history and ties to the Chinese government left the strong possibility that their goods could be used for spying in the U.S.
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  • October 8, 2012    

    Photo by Alex Bruns/PBS NewsHour How do you measure the effectiveness of a politician? How can you tell if the new voter identification laws will affect your ability to vote? What are your chances of being frisked by a New … Continue reading

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    As global temperatures rise, cities face the challenge of keeping their infrastructure and residents cool. Chicago is tackling the problem with a green design makeover that includes 369 green roofs covering 5.5 million square feet — more than any other city in North America. Here’s a look at some of the most impressive ones. Continue reading

  • October 8, 2012    

    Nobel Prize winner Sir John Gurdon talks to reporters on Oct. 8, 2012 in London. Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka from Japan have both been awarded the Nobel prize for medicine or physiology for their work as pioneers of stem cell … Continue reading

  • October 4, 2012   BY  

    Scientists, artists, engineers and builders converged at New York City’s 2012 Maker Faire last week to celebrate a playful love of invention. The Maker Faire, a family-focused event, is rooted deeply in science, and holds as part of its key philosophy, a desire to inspire kids to create things as a way to embrace science. Continue reading