| Mar 4, 2014
| 10:34 AM
The proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner highlights the vast gap between the imagined world the broadband industry's critics and the real world in which these companies must compete.
For years, the critics have advocated forcing companies...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 3:41 PM
When they race this month at the Olympics, U.S. speedskaters will suit up in skin-tight, high-tech uniforms that research shows could make a measurable difference in their speed.
In a quest to create the world's fastest suit for the 2014 Winter Olympics...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 6:16 AM
Maryland's economic success relies on its staggering concentration of scientific talent, superb education, highly competitive businesses and enlightened government. When they all mesh, the state's economy outpaces the competition.
This has earned...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 3:00 AM
If you Googled something today, you experienced university research in action. In the mid-1990s, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, then doctoral students at Stanford, developed the algorithms that developed into their ubiquitous search engine. Likewise,...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 1:41 PM
Hilary Knight, decked out in her navy blue United States uniform and her long brown hair tamed by a stylist, stood on the ice at Ice World in Abingdon, frozen mid-shot near one blue line.
Children shuffled around the facility’s other ice rink to...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 10:38 AM
As Congress considers legislation aimed at limiting lawsuits filed by so-called patent "trolls" — those who collect patents solely so they can sue others for infringing upon them — there is another kind of intellectual property abuse that...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 2:51 PM
Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman has appointed a Brooklyn Park woman to a job she used to hold herself: director of the county's tech incubator.
Neuman announced the hiring Thursday of Laura Willoughby to run the Chesapeake Innovation Center in...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Del. Dan Morhaim's recent commentary regarding the drug shortage ("Medication crisis," Jan. 5) was interesting and I'm glad this issue is getting more discussion in the lay press. It's been a thorny problem for the institutional pharmacy profession for...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 6:26 AM
The din coming from the high-tech Fab Lab in the HTEC building on the Catonsville campus of the Community College of Baltimore County was nearly deafening last week.
Under the watchful eyes of Jason Hughes protected by safety glasses, a silvery...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 3:00 AM
It was a reunion of sorts when Kavita M. Shukla came to Howard County to be with students from her former middle school — or if not a reunion, at least a field trip.
For members of the student council at Burleigh Manor Middle School in Ellicott...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 6:56 AM
Remember those kids from elementary school who were perpetually building thingamajigs with Legos or erector sets? They grew up to be tinkerers and inventors.
Unfortunately, some of them discovered it's not exactly practical to keep a small car in the...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 7:33 AM
The Harford Business Innovation Center (HBIC), in cooperation with the Harford County Office of Economic Development and other partners, has established a Technology Transfer Office to assist Harford County and regional companies in developing...