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Invention and Innovation

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  • FastStich team wins $12,500 Collegiate Inventors Competition award

    FastStich team wins $12,500 Collegiate Inventors Competition award
    The team who created FastStitch, a surgical tool designed to quickly and cost-effectively close abdominal incisions after surgeries, has won the 2012 Collegiate Inventors Competition. Their first-place award will give the team $12,500, and their faculty...
  • Join the Race for Innovation at Johns Hopkins University APL

    The Race for Innovation, a challenge to move from idea to business concept in four hours, will be held Tuesday, June 19, from 1 to 5 p.m., at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab's Kossiakoff Center, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road, in North Laurel....
  • After space shuttle program, NASA's future still bright

    After space shuttle program, NASA's future still bright
    With the final flight of the stalwart space shuttle Atlantis just a few days away, America is beginning an exciting new chapter in human space exploration. This chapter centers on full utilization of the International Space Station, development of...
  • Healthy Howard wins award for its health coaching

    Healthy Howard Inc., which helps county residents obtain health care services, has won an award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for its health coaching program — one of the nonprofit's most controversial aspects. Every...
  • Commentary: Surviving the derecho storm

    When it comes to the best inventions in recent history, I'd have to say air conditioning is my favorite. This isn't to discredit all the wonderful things that have popped up in the last 50 or even 100 years. Penicillin, while I've never had to use it, I...
  • An unhappy 'Kodak moment'

    An unhappy 'Kodak moment'
    The bankruptcy filing of Eastman Kodak Company this week marked the end of a chapter in American manufacturing history. The venerable corporation that gave the world the Brownie camera and the slogan "You push the button, we do the rest" once dominated...
  • Abell Foundation grants $75,000 for tech community survey

    The Abell Foundation, a decades-old Baltimore philanthropic institution that increasingly invests in technology startups to spur economic growth in Baltimore, said Monday it is paying $75,000 to fund a study to investigate the needs of the city's...
  • Balancing cybersecurity and privacy

    Balancing cybersecurity and privacy
    From the assembly lines of Detroit to the steel mills of Pittsburgh to the oil fields of Houston, our country has been built by an entrepreneurial spirit and thirst for innovation. And despite our recent economic challenges, that spirit is alive and well....
  • Leonard A. Skovira, dry cleaner

    Leonard A. Skovira, dry cleaner
    Leonard A. Skovira, who established three area dry-cleaning establishments and was also an inventor, died May 13 of cancer at his Parkville home. He was 94. Mr. Skovira was born and raised in Jessup, Pa., where he graduated in 1936 from Jessup High...
  • Edgewood Chemical Biological Center Forms Technology Commercialization Partnership with Allied Minds Federal Innovations

    Edgewood Chemical Biological Center Forms Technology Commercialization Partnership with Allied Minds Federal Innovations
    In a move to more efficiently commercialize laboratory-produced technologies and services, the Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center partnered with Allied Minds Federal Innovations, Inc., earlier this year. The new partnership is among the first to...
  • Maryland business helps top jockeys see their way clear

    Maryland business helps top jockeys see their way clear
    Not a lot has changed in the jockey goggle business since 1947, when Israel Kroop first stitched trim around a molded sheet of plastic, added two brass vents from a mattress, and attached a strip of elastic. Kroop's design — a made-in-Maryland...
  • Ulman's state of the county: 'We must seize this moment'

    In delivering his annual state of the county address, Howard County Executive Ken Ulman touted the usual accomplishments — Howard's AAA bond rating, good schools, safe neighborhoods, etc. But this year, he said, it's not enough to say that Howard...