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  • Professionals add credibility to STEM at Laurel High family night

    Professionals add credibility to STEM at Laurel High family night
    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...
  • Towson pilot killed in helicopter crash recalled for life of adventure

    Towson pilot killed in helicopter crash recalled for life of adventure
    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...
  • New spending bill funds port dredging and airport towers

    New spending bill funds port dredging and airport towers
    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...
  • Howard Library HiTech teens inspired by weather balloon

    Howard Library HiTech teens inspired by weather balloon
    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...
  • State loses FAA drone testing competition, still expects research role

    State loses FAA drone testing competition, still expects research role
    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...
  • Drones course takes flight at South River High School

    Drones course takes flight at South River High School
    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...
  • OSHA orders back pay for pilot fired after emergency landing

    OSHA orders back pay for pilot fired after emergency landing
    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...
  • Flights resume at BWI after lightning strike shuts down airport

    Flights resume at BWI after lightning strike shuts down airport
    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. A...
  • State vies to be FAA drone test site

    State vies to be FAA drone test site
    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...
  • Dr. Alan Ross, 87, longtime faculty member at Johns Hopkins

    Dr. Alan Ross, 87, longtime faculty member at Johns Hopkins
    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...
  • What the impending helium shortage tells us about the cost of government gridlock in an interconnected world

    What the impending helium shortage tells us about the cost of government gridlock in an interconnected world
    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...
  • O'Malley, 2 GOP rivals back unmanned aircraft bid

    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...