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  • 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...
  • Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey to team for drone tests

    Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey to team for drone tests
    Maryland has agreed to work with Virginia and New Jersey on research into unmanned aircraft, a move that could strengthen Maryland's bid to land one of the six drone test sites to be awarded this year by the Federal Aviation Administration. The three...
  • Blimp spotted over Baltimore region conducting aerial mapping for Navy

    Blimp spotted over Baltimore region conducting aerial mapping for Navy
    A 178-foot blimp that some residents have spotted above the Baltimore region in recent days is a manned, government research airship conducting aerial mapping, according to the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory. The MZ-3A "lighter-than-air" blimp began...
  • 'Harlem Shake' on a plane

    'Harlem Shake' on a plane
    Passengers aboard a recent flight from Denver to San Diego might have noticed a whole lot of shakin' going on. The Harlem Shake, that is - a viral dance craze sweeping across the nation from sea to sky? The video shows passengers dancing in the aisles...
  • Carroll County commissioner wants to restrict drone use

    Carroll County commissioner wants to restrict drone use
    Carroll County Commissioner Robin Frazier said Thursday that she will draft a resolution restricting drone use in the county by government agencies to protect citizens' Fourth Amendment rights. Frazier's comment came after a more than 30-minute long...
  • State officials push for $125 million BWI expansion project

    State officials push for $125 million BWI expansion project
    The O'Malley administration is launching a three-year, $125 million construction project that will set the table for more international flights from BWI Marshall Airport. The plans appear to dovetail with the likely move of the airport's largest...
  • Small plane crashes in Maryland City

    Small plane crashes in Maryland City
    Joe Arrington thought a car had hit his house, or a truck hit a speed bump too fast on South Bruce Street. Then he looked out his window Thursday morning and saw the small airplane that had crashed into a neighbor's house 20 feet from his own in the...
  • Life of pilot aboard helicopter in fatal crash recalled

    Life of pilot aboard helicopter in fatal crash recalled
    A small helicopter, stenciled with Ray Lewis' number 52, flew over M&T Bank Stadium during the Ravens' last home game in January, honoring the legendary linebacker. Pilot David Jenny arranged the flight as a bit of guerrilla marketing for Fort Meade-...
  • Three from Baltimore area killed in Pa. helicopter crash

    Three from Baltimore area killed in Pa. helicopter crash
    Thunderstorms and heavy fog were rolling through northeastern Pennsylvania's rugged terrain Saturday night when a small helicopter crashed, killing all five people on board, including three from the Baltimore area. The local medical examiner's office...
  • BWI runway gets $11 million for upgrades

    BWI runway gets $11 million for upgrades
    An $11.3 million federal grant announced Thursday will allow Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport to upgrade a runway to meet safety standards. The grant, from the U.S. Department of Transportation, is part of a larger, $350...
  • 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...