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  • Harford schools look to reduce number of portable classrooms

    Harford schools look to reduce number of portable classrooms
    It's not an uncommon sight at the start of a new school year – portable classrooms scattered around the campuses of nearly half of Harford County's public schools. Just because they're there, though, doesn't mean they're being used as classroom...
  • A year post-derecho, some lessons are still being put into action

    A year post-derecho, some lessons are still being put into action
    After last June's derecho — and Tropical Storms Irene and Isabel before it — Rodgers Forge resident Nancy Slaterback was fed up with power outages. "The problem's getting worse. It's not getting better," she told members of the Public Service...
  • Cardin pledges to press for sequestration alternative in town hall meetings

    Cardin pledges to press for sequestration alternative in town hall meetings
    Sen. Ben Cardin lamented snowballing damage from federal budget cuts in town hall meetings with federal workers and small-business leaders Friday, pledging to work toward an alternative budget solution by October. But he acknowledged that achieving a...
  • International Space Station to make several passes over Maryland

    International Space Station to make several passes over Maryland
    The International Space Station is making several passes over Maryland this week, a handful of which will be visible in the night sky so long as skies stay clear. Some nights the spacecraft will appear brighter than others, and some nights its flyover...
  • Tracking the long-distance travels of dust

    Tracking the long-distance travels of dust
    Spring stirs pollen, and also dust — high-flying dust that's blown thousands of miles to reach North America in greater amounts than scientists have known before, with potential impact on the climate and air quality. Mineral dust rises from dry...
  • State agency move hits Crownsville businesses

    State agency move hits Crownsville businesses
    When the state Department of Housing and Community Development's 380 employees pack up and move from Crownsville to New Carrollton in 2015, fewer women will work out on their lunch break at Curves. It also may mean fewer people getting their cars...
  • Ellicott City astrophysicist works on Hubble's succesor

    Ellicott City astrophysicist works on Hubble's succesor
    Jason Kalirai doesn't just reach for the stars. He pulls them close and studies them — and encourages others to do so as well. Kalirai, 35, is an award-winning astrophysicist at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore. For two years,...
  • Antares rocket launch to be visible from Md. Wednesday

    Antares rocket launch to be visible from Md. Wednesday
    A privately owned rocket that is part of efforts to grow the commercial space industry will launch from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on Wednesday evening, and it will be visible from Maryland. Orbital Sciences Corp., a Dulles, Va.-based...
  • Filmmaker behind Hubble Space Telescope documentary to speak in Baltimore

    Filmmaker behind Hubble Space Telescope documentary to speak in Baltimore
    The Hubble Space Telescope has captured distant reaches of the universe over the past 22 years, but with the end of the space shuttle program, has not been repaired since 2009. A filmmaker is challenging that decision with the documentary "Saving Hubble"...
  • Research buzz: Unmanned aircraft venture into hurricanes

    Description: NASA's Hurricane Severe Storm Sentinel Mission, also known as HS3, is exploring the massive tropical systems from high altitudes via two unmanned Global Hawk aircraft. Instruments on board the planes will collect data researchers and...
  • Watch International Space Station fly over Maryland on Thursday

    Watch International Space Station fly over Maryland on Thursday
    Another good opportunity to watch the International Space Station fly over Maryland occurs Thursday. With clear skies in the forecast and the spacecraft expected to be particularly bright, it could be a very good show. Look for the spacecraft to appear...
  • Bright Minds: Danielle Hilliard, air and missile defense

    Bright Minds: Danielle Hilliard, air and missile defense
    “The combat system is the brain that helps you fire ‘the bullet,’ which is actually an extremely complex missile,” Danielle Hilliard says of her highly technical job in air and missile defense. She uses simple visual images to...