Near West Side »

Your Next Selfie Could Reveal When You Will Die, UIC Prof Says

The Face My Age website, developed in part by UIC professor S. Jay Olshansky, estimates life spans.

Lincoln Park »

SafeCharge Promises to Charge Your Phone in the Bar for the Cost of a Beer

Dave Adams and Doug Charron created SafeCharge, a cell phone charging station in bars across the city.

Mt. Greenwood »

Could This Chicago Teen Cure Colon Cancer Someday?

Ashburn native Keven Stonewall, 19, is helping to develop more effective colon cancer treatments.

River North »

RideScout App Founded by Army Vets Chosen as First 'Bunker' Tenant

The 1871 incubator offshoot "The Bunker" announced Tuesday that the app team would be its first tenant.

West Town »

West Town Resident's Instagram Game Leads Players to 'Tag' Public Spots

Cartegram players affix biogradable stickers to signs, buildings or other objects to complete a task.

Lincoln Park »

DePaul Professor's Work Could Help Determine Who Goes to Mars

A DePaul University professor is conducting research for NASA on building a team to go to Mars.

Lincoln Park »

Could Finkl Steel Site Become High-Tech Campus?

An economic development group is seeking community input on the future of the 40-acre site.

South Loop »

Gadget Geeks 'Tech Boutique' Offers Repairs, Parts in South Loop

The new repair shop's owners, also area residents, stocked their shop with South Loop-specific goods.

Lincoln Park »

Lincoln Park Doctors From 1962 Left Message Predicting the Future

The message was placed in a time capsule at then-Grant Hospital to be found by doctors in 2012.

River North »

Hypelocal App Spotlights Hidden Gems with Crowd-Sourced Content

Former Groupon staffers Aaron Orsini and Raf Miastkowski find new hotspots for tourists and locals.

Andersonville »

Do-It-Yourself Bike Repair Stations Could Be Headed to Andersonville

Officials are asking residents to download a mobile app whose creators are donating money to the effort.

Downtown »

Fioretti Challenges Plan to Gather Data from Cell Phone Users on Mag Mile

Ald. Bob Fioretti called for hearings on what data the city is collecting and to what end.

Washington Park »

Twitter Experts to Discuss 'Black Twitter' and Big Data at Arts Incubator

The panelists will talk about how Twitter shaped Obama's election and made a platform for black voices. 

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