| Jan 31, 2014
| 3:41 PM
When they race this month at the Olympics, U.S. speedskaters will suit up in skin-tight, high-tech uniforms that research shows could make a measurable difference in their speed.
In a quest to create the world's fastest suit for the 2014 Winter Olympics...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 8:02 AM
Soon, when one North Laurel student looks to the night sky, he'll see more than stars.
Murray Hill Middle School eighth-grader Kevin He designed an experiment that soon will be on board the International Space Station as part of the Student...
| Feb 7, 2014
Monday, Feb. 10
Photo club The Digital Photography Club of Annapolis meets at 7 p.m. at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. Guest speaker will be Jay Fleming. Information: 410-267-0461 or digitalphotoclub.net.
| Feb 7, 2014
| 1:42 PM
Michael Maykrantz was on duty at a fire house on 74th street in Ocean City when the floor began to shake and the doors started to rattle.
At Bart Rader’s house in Ocean Pines, a loud boom “like somebody blew something up” preceded...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 3:00 AM
If you Googled something today, you experienced university research in action. In the mid-1990s, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, then doctoral students at Stanford, developed the algorithms that developed into their ubiquitous search engine. Likewise,...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 3:55 PM
Maryland has lost its bid to be a Federal Aviation Administration test site for drones, but officials still expect the state to be involved in federal research into how the unmanned aircraft may safely be flown in U.S. airspace.
Virginia was one of six...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 2:18 PM
UPDATE: The mission has been postponed because of repairs needed to a pump on the International Space Station, according to NASA. Crew members aboard the space station are slated to take space walks Dec. 21, 23 and 25 to replace the pump, used to keep...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 7:42 PM
Leadership, more than any other factor, shapes how federal employees view their workplaces, says Max Stier, president and CEO of the Partnership for Public Service.
The Washington-based nonprofit, which encourages careers in public service, found...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 12:01 PM
In a room with concrete block walls from which he can barely see the sky, Drake Deming explores the heavens.
Several days a week he can be found in his office at the University of Maryland, College Park, surrounded by three computer screens, analyzing...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 10:59 AM
The first U.S.-launched satellite, Explorer I, was 6 feet long and weighed 30 pounds, and it led to the discovery of the Van Allen radiation belt that surrounds Earth. More than 50 years later, scientists could do a lot more with far less.
| Nov 25, 2013
| 1:31 PM
State officials announced a partnership with the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center on Monday that aims to attract and grow companies that can help support space missions or adapt NASA technology for other commercial purposes.
A memorandum of understanding...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 11:09 AM
I recently had a chance to watch the space-themed film "Gravity," starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.
Leaving aside the multitude of technical errors in the film, as someone who has consulted in the space business for a number years, I always...