| Jan 1, 2012
| 4:22 PM
From the Sun's print edition:Baltimore Sun librarian Paul McCardell offers this post: Happy New Year! We will have an extra day this year because 2012 is a leap year. February will have 29 days instead of 28 and the year......
| Feb 22, 2011
| 4:07 PM
It was one of Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit's most famous inventions, in 1714. But after nearly 300 years on the market, the still-common mercury thermometer now appears headed for extinction.
While many Maryland residents probably still have them in their...
| Feb 12, 2011
| 3:11 PM
In a tiny trailer parked near Loch Raven Reservoir, a 2-year-old doe draped in blue surgical cloth sleeps on her back as a veterinarian opens her belly. Less than an hour later, the deer is stepping back into the safety of the woods, the latest patient in...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 3:00 AM
About three times each week, an enterprising researcher at theUniversity of Maryland, College Park, takes a step toward patenting an invention. Each year, that results in the creation of about five new high-tech firms, the kinds of businesses often...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 6:00 PM
Jonathan Thomas spent his first two years at the University of Maryland consumed by his studies in mechanical engineering. From his current vantage point, Thomas now realizes there was a void.
A former basketball star at Tuscarora High, where he was...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 12:21 PM
It’s not every day that physicists discover a new type of quasiparticle. And it’s even rarer that they give it a super-cute nickname like “dropleton.”
So today, my fellow physics fans, we are in luck. Not only have scientists...
| Feb 22, 2014
In the deluge of stories about various 2013 data breaches and exposure of confidential consumer information from businesses both large and small, the topic of encryption is invariably discussed. But, what is encryption? And, why should it matter to you?...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 9:48 AM
They are billion-dollar-and-up enterprises, each tasked with roles that range from fostering top research and growing the economy to bettering the lives of the most vulnerable of those living beyond their campus boundaries.
When a leadership change...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 5:57 PM
WASHINGTON — The White House has released guidelines aimed at prodding companies that run some of the nation's most essential services such as utilities, cellphone towers and banks to better protect themselves from cyberattacks.
Officials said the...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 10:01 PM
By Alina Selyukh
WASHINGTON, Feb 12 (Reuters) - The U.S. government is
expected on Wednesday to release the final version of voluntary
standards meant to help U.S. companies in nationally critical
industries better protect themselves against cyber...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 9:49 AM
The sun has risen in the East, so there must be a news report somewhere quoting a partial transcript leaked by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista) purporting to show the shortcomings of Obamacare.
Bingo! We have not one but two "investigative" news reports,...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 12:16 PM
Here's another group suffering because of the partial government shutdown, now in its seventh day: stat geeks.
Most federal agencies' websites carry notices that they aren't being updated during the budget impasse. But the Census Bureau, the Bureau of...