| Dec 17, 2013
| 6:30 AM
When Kenneth Barrie and Rima Garg teach their science classes at Laurel High School, their students inevitably ask "why do we need to know this?"
The co-chairs of the science department can enumerate all the careers in science, technology, engineering...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 3:54 PM
Spilling out from a helicopter door, rose petals and delicate purple and blue flowers rained down on hundreds of mourners who gathered Sunday to remember Towson pilot David E. Jenny Jr.
Jenny, 30, one of three Marylanders killed in a helicopter crash...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 4:43 PM
A $1 trillion spending bill passed by Congress late Thursday — averting another shutdown by funding the government through October — directs tens of millions of dollars to the port of Baltimore and will keep airport control towers open...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 3:00 PM
When students from the Howard County Public Library's HiTech digital media lab launched a weather balloon from Columbia on Wednesday, they predicted where it would land.
Bianca Brade, 14, guessed somewhere in Virginia, in part because of proximity and...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 3:55 PM
Maryland has lost its bid to be a Federal Aviation Administration test site for drones, but officials still expect the state to be involved in federal research into how the unmanned aircraft may safely be flown in U.S. airspace.
Virginia was one of six...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 3:47 PM
Their real-life drones are still under assembly and likely won't be up and flying until March.
Until then, students at South River High School are taking flight with a toy model, a diminutive contraption that a visiting instructor says he flies around...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 2:49 PM
Charter pilot Martin Campanella said he thought he was doing the right thing when he refused to fly a plane he believed was unsafe.
The Forest Hill resident said he was fired after he made an emergency landing with several passengers aboard a 10-seat...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 5:42 AM
Lightning struck Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport's air traffic control tower, injuring one person and shutting down the airport for nearly three hours Thursday afternoon, delaying or stranding thousands of travelers.
| Sep 14, 2013
| 12:28 PM
Despite concerns about privacy and public safety, Maryland is seeking to open its skies to commercial drones under a federal program that could make the state a powerhouse in the burgeoning unmanned aircraft industry.
Maryland is among 24 states vying...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 3:46 PM
Dr. Alan Ross, a longtime faculty member of the Johns Hopkins University whose love of numbers fed his career and also an enjoyment of baseball, died Sept. 7 at Roland Park Place. He was 87.
He was born in Oxford, Ohio, to E.C and Madeliene Ross, and...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 12:30 PM
This past Wednesday I received an email from my professional organization — the American Physical Society — with the subject line: "Urgent Helium Alert." The message called on me to contact Congress immediately to urge them to act on helium...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 8:43 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley has joined two frequent ideological sparring partners to support a collaboration of public universities from their three states to conduct testing of unmanned aircraft systems.
The Maryland Democrat signed a joint letter with New...