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  • Astronomers tracking potential 'comet of the century' later this year

    Astronomers tracking potential 'comet of the century' later this year
    A comet looping behind the sun right now could emerge this fall as a once-in-a-lifetime spectacle that shines in the sky so brightly, it is visible with the naked eye around the world — if it survives. Comet C/2012 S1, dubbed Comet ISON in honor...
  • Voyager 1 reaches interstellar space, NASA says

    Voyager 1 reaches interstellar space, NASA says
    After 36 years of space exploration and months of heated argument among scientists, NASA officials confirmed Thursday that Voyager 1 entered into interstellar space more than a year ago. The final piece of evidence that led scientists to conclude that...
  • Universities balance secrecy and academic freedom in classified work

    Universities balance secrecy and academic freedom in classified work
    While the main campus of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore is open and inviting, there is another division of the school that discourages visitors. The Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory is tucked miles away in Laurel, with building access...
  • State vies to be FAA drone test site

    State vies to be FAA drone test site
    Despite concerns about privacy and public safety, Maryland is seeking to open its skies to commercial drones under a federal program that could make the state a powerhouse in the burgeoning unmanned aircraft industry. Maryland is among 24 states vying...
  • Cosmic Fest scheduled at Westminster library

    Viewing Comet Ison had been described as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and the Westminster Branch Library was prepared to host a 5 am "Cosmic Fest" Thursday to view the much anticipated comet. But Comet Ison didn't survive a recent encounter with the...
  • Back Story: Comet Kohoutek was another flameout

    Back Story: Comet Kohoutek was another flameout
    Comets ISON and Kohoutek will forever share two things. Both were hailed as "Comets of the Century," and both failed to live up to the hype attending their impending arrival in our solar system. Unlike Comet Hale-Bopp, which put on a grand show in...
  • Anne Arundel police chief hires pair of top assistants

    Anne Arundel police chief hires pair of top assistants
    Anne Arundel County Police Chief Kevin Davis has appointed an assistant chief and a civilian chief of staff after being granted permission to do so by the County Council. In October, the council approved a bill to give the police chief more leeway in...
  • Survey: Federal workers still willing to put in extra effort as job satisfaction drops

    After Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant melted down in 2011, Nathan Sanfilippo joined a team at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission charged with evaluating what went wrong and determining how to prevent a similar disaster in the United States. Developing a...
  • Rocket launch from Delmarva delayed by space station repairs

    Rocket launch from Delmarva delayed by space station repairs
    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...
  • BWI observation gallery reopens after yearlong renovation

    BWI observation gallery reopens after yearlong renovation
    For passengers waiting to catch a plane or folks waiting for someone on a plane, the surroundings at BWI Marshall Airport improved Friday morning with the opening of the two-story observation gallery near Concourse C. The waiting area, part of the $100...
  • Students go medieval in trebuchet contest, tapping science, engineering skills

    Students go medieval in trebuchet contest, tapping science, engineering skills
    The block of ice was flung so high in the air that some thought it might melt in Thursday's hot summer sun. Instead, it plopped and then disintegrated in space No. 540 in North County High School's stadium-side parking lot, setting off a raucous cheer...
  • UMD receives $750 million in software

    UMD receives $750 million in software
    The University of Maryland, College Park plans to announce Tuesday the receipt of a software grant valued at $750 million from a division of Siemens Corp. — the largest donation of its kind for both the electrical engineering giant and the state's...