| Feb 21, 2012
| 12:42 PM
Danielle Hilliard is both up in the air and down to earth.
By day, she is a project manager working in air and missile defense at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in North Laurel.
But for as much as 12 hours a week, she is a...
| Dec 1, 2012
Room 110 of Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg Center for Physics and Astronomy bears a special name on the placard outside: Rocket Room.
Inside, tiny screws, metal clamps, screwdrivers, power drills and colored zip ties cover tables and shelves, the...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 2:50 AM
I had always wished that my great-grandmother, who lived in Maryland during the Civil War, had written some personal notes as to what it was like for her at the time. They would be especially interesting for us now. With that thought in mind, I wrote some...
| Aug 5, 2012
| 1:30 PM
Dr. Zlatko Tesanovic, a Johns Hopkins University physics professor who advised his visiting academic colleagues where they should eat in Baltimore, died of an apparent heart attack July 26 at the George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C.,...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 3:39 PM
Orioles Hall-of-Famer Eddie Murray has agreed to pay $358,151 to settle charges that he illegally profited from an insider trading scheme involving former teammate Doug DeCinces, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced Friday.
| Feb 11, 2012
| 12:03 PM
Annette C. Goodell, a certified tax consultant who was vice president of Broad Spectrum Optics LLC, died Feb. 2 of colon cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson.
The longtime Original Northwood resident was 73.
The daughter of educators, the former...
| Nov 24, 2012
| 8:08 AM
It has been a fallow interval at the blog because of some hectic days at the paragraph factory, domestic exigencies, and the like, but I am back today to advocate, in my small way, sanity.
Immediately after the late election, the outbreaks of...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 12:01 PM
The opening scene went something like this:
Setting: Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab building 17 cafeteria -- Fall 2009
Rocket Scientist #1: I do community theater.
Rocket Scientist #2: I almost minored in theater in college.
Rocket Scientist #1:...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 10:16 AM
Scientific research is like running a marathon, said Gloria Jacobovitz: The hours are long and the work is hard, but a discovery is like crossing the finish line.
"It's a rush when you discover something," she said. "When you find out something you were...
| Jan 21, 2012
| 2:05 PM
Growing up, George E. Raley Jr. heard stories that the military had conducted some sort of testing during World War II on the quiet Southern Maryland peninsula known as Newtowne Neck.
As an adult, he would learn that his father had assisted in...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 3:03 PM
Gart Westerhout, an internationally known radio astronomer who established the astronomy department at the University of Maryland, College Park and was scientific director at the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington, died Sunday of congestive heart...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 9:14 AM
Once cheered as the sound of a good hit, the loud crack heard on the gridiron when two football helmets collide is more often greeted these days by gasps, as fans recognize the game- and potentially even season-ending injuries such jarring impacts can...