| Jun 15, 2012
| 12:01 PM
A NASA rocket launch scheduled at Wallops Flight Facility on Thursday morning will provide a show as far away as the Maryland and Delaware beaches.
The space agency is launching a research rocket with 17 experiments on board. The experiments were...
| Jun 23, 2012
GPS technology is integrated into the operation of nearly every piece of farming equipment Finch Services Inc. sells in Maryland and Pennsylvania, helping farmers ensure they don't cover the same ground twice when scattering seeds or spraying fields....
| Jun 24, 2012
| 1:13 PM
William Bruce Schneck, former manager of space shuttle Columbia's communications network, died June 17 of a massive heart attack at Chester River Hospital Center in Chestertown.
The Shady Side resident was 59.
The son of a Glenn L. Martin Co. quality...
| Jul 8, 2012
Since he was a young boy growing up in upstate New York, Blaze Sanders always said he wanted to be an astronaut. He's doing his best to live up to his dream.
Sanders, who has a degree in electrical engineering from Johns Hopkins University, worked as a...
| Jun 24, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Is there anything that the U.S. technology community, with an assist from the federal government, can do that would simultaneously achieve the following: a) help hone our economic edge to help us prosper a bit more over a long term; b) maintain and...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 3:31 PM
Tropical Storm Debby could be off the coast of North Carolina by Sunday morning, according to the National Hurricane Center's latest forecasts.
The center's five-day outlook places the storm about halfway between the Outer Banks and Bermuda by 8 a.m....
| Jun 29, 2012
| 5:00 PM
Johns Hopkins University professor Charles L. Bennett has won many awards for research he led or contributed to investigating the creation and expansion of the universe. But one he earned recently stands above the rest.
Last month, Bennett and the team...
| Jul 7, 2012
| 11:59 AM
Whatever goes up must come down — just not always in the condition one hoped.
That's the lesson Paul Warren, the 16-year-old from Maryland whose science experiment was launched into space in May, learned Friday when the materials of his project ...
| May 2, 2012
| 10:58 AM
Clouds blocked our view of the recent Lyrid meteor shower, but there is another chance to see “shooting stars” this weekend. The Eta Aquarids are expected to peak in the early mornings of Saturday and Sunday.
The meteors come from a cloud...
| May 2, 2012
| 5:47 PM
It's rare to witness the entirety of a murder. But that's how some local scientists investigated exactly what happened during a fatal attack in 2010.
The victim? A star — a massive red giant — 2.7 million light-years away that had lost its...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 8:25 PM
Dave Jones is trying to shrink the world, one crisis at a time.
The former TV weatherman wants emergency managers and decision-makers to have simultaneous access to real-time information so they can keep people out of harm's way. And he wants them to...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 11:58 AM
Pluto may not be a full-fledged planet, but it has five moons, astronomers have discovered.
The fifth one is 6 to 15 miles wide and circles the dwarf planet in a 58,000-mile orbit, according to a research team that includes one scientist at the Johns...