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  • 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...
  • Baltimore inventor gave hope to those with hip problems

    While the name John Gilbert Collison Sr. has been largely forgotten today, his invention of the artificial steel hip ball more than 60 years ago has given him orthopedic immortality. His invention, manufactured in Baltimore in his Falls Road facility,...
  • Ivins stood to gain financially from anthrax scare

    Bruce E. Ivins, the government biodefense scientist linked to the deadly anthrax mailings of 2001, stood to gain financially from the huge federal spending in the fear-filled aftermath of those killings, the Los Angeles Times has learned. Ivins is listed...
  • The greatest invention

     
    My husband told me over breakfast that I missed the anniversary of sliced bread yesterday. Since I struggle with slicing bread for toast every morning, he pointed out, maybe it's an invention I might want to take advantage of. Ha......
  • Investigation reveals Army's risky medical practices

    The U.S. Army in recent years has rushed a number of medical innovations onto the battlefields in Iraq and Afghanistan with little testing or data to support them, and then altered or abandoned them when they didn't live up to expectations. Things like...
  • Army medicine: Untested in battle

    Army medicine: Untested in battle
    The U.S. Army has quietly altered or abandoned some of its more experimental medical treatments for troops injured in combat, as advances it once hailed as groundbreaking are foundlargely ineffective or perhaps even dangerous. Advanced battle dressings,...
  • Maryland on the menu

    When Maryland's first Colonists stepped off the Ark and the Dove, they carried little that would generate gastronomic envy - a bit of salted meat, dried peas and hard biscuits left over from the voyage, and some pigs and cows recently purchased from...
  • Frank Zappa: He did his Mothers proud

    There was a story Frank Zappa liked to tell about the time in the late '60s when he and the Mothers of Invention were booked, along with Woody Herman's big band, to play a dinner for the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.Seeing as these were...
  • At Tribeca's New Innovation Week, the Future Is Now

    With its newly launched Innovation Week, the Tribeca Film Festival is calling on coders, gamers, hackers, directors, screenwriters, techies -- and anyone with a story to tell. The fest's latest addition features a series of discussions called Future of...
  • Springfield Re-Imagines Industrial History With A 'Steampunk' Exhibit

    Springfield Re-Imagines Industrial History With A 'Steampunk' Exhibit
    Springfield, Mass., has seen better days. Many industrial cities that boomed during the 19th century are like that. A new exhibit at Springfield Museums turns the timeclock back to the city's Victorian-era glory days and gives that era a bizarre, sci-fi...