| 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...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 6:38 PM
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.
| Sep 26, 2013
| 10:01 AM
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...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 1:04 PM
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...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 12:16 PM
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...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 5:51 PM
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...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 4:48 PM
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...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 6:56 PM
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-...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 8:31 AM
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...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 4:15 PM
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...
| 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...