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  • Y2K-like glitch thought responsible for Deep Impact's demise

    Y2K-like glitch thought responsible for Deep Impact's demise
    Once a week, scientists at the University of Maryland, College Park and NASA aimed satellites across the solar system to where they figured the spacecraft known as Deep Impact would have drifted since seven days earlier. They would ping it for its...
  • Hopkins APL scientists launching massive balloon to study comet

    Hopkins APL scientists launching massive balloon to study comet
    Scientists from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory are set to launch a massive balloon above the skies of New Mexico this weekend for a glimpse of Comet ISON, the rare comet on its way to looping past the sun and Earth in the coming...
  • Federal government shutdown would hurt workers, Maryland economy

    A possible government shutdown starting Tuesday would cause federal agencies in Maryland to close or seriously cut back operations, resulting in significant hardship for federal workers, as well as declining economic output and lower tax revenue for the...
  • Md.-based agencies would be hit hard by shutdown

    Md.-based agencies would be hit hard by shutdown
    Thousands of federal employees in Maryland would be furloughed and their work put on hold next week if Congress fails to reach an agreement soon to fund the government, the Obama administration said Friday. The Woodlawn-based Social Security...
  • Comet ISON sweeping past Mars on Tuesday

    Comet ISON sweeping past Mars on Tuesday
    Comet ISON is sweeping past Mars more closely than it will ever get to Earth on Tuesday, providing an observing opportunity that could show whether the comet will be visible in our night sky later this year. The comet is passing within 0.07 astronomical...
  • Federal government shutdown likely to impact Harford

    Federal government shutdown likely to impact Harford
    The impact of the federal government shutdown Tuesday is likely to have an impact well beyond the boundaries of Aberdeen Proving Ground and the 23,000 civilians, contractors and uniformed military who work at the military installation. Not only is APG...
  • Credit unions stepping up to help federal workers without paychecks

    Credit unions stepping up to help federal workers without paychecks
    As the government shutdown continues, credit unions whose members are federal workers offering low-rate loans and other assistance. Here is just a sampling, but check out your credit union if you need money to tied you offer while your paycheck is delayed...
  • O'Malley is right on climate change, should speak out on Keystone XL

    O'Malley is right on climate change, should speak out on Keystone XL
    Bravo to Gov. Martin O'Malley for his speech last week outlining plans for further curbing greenhouse gases in the state of Maryland ("O'Malley says state has 'moral obligation' to avert climate change," July 25)! Have you seen the maps of Maryland...
  • Shroud of Turin speaker to unfurl relic's mysterious past

    Shroud of Turin speaker to unfurl relic's mysterious past
    He was one of the most important figures of his day, a man who was tortured to death at the hands of his enemies. Yet no fingerprints were taken, no body was ever found, and the deed took place long before crime fighters had access to DNA profiling. It's...
  • Consumers, advocates seek health insurance work-arounds

    Consumers, advocates seek health insurance work-arounds
    If there is a good health insurance plan out there for Baltimore scientist Luke Goembel, it's as big a mystery as the space he studies. Goembel, a self-employed physical chemist who has worked for the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory and NASA,...
  • Saharan dust discouraging tropical storm formation as hurricane season peak nears

    Saharan dust discouraging tropical storm formation as hurricane season peak nears
    The peak of hurricane season is approaching later this month, but storm activity in the middle of the Atlantic is unlikely to develop during the first half of August because of a massive cloud of dust from the Sahara Desert moving across the ocean....
  • Researchers: Agencies should be developing next generation of senior executives

    Researchers: Agencies should be developing next generation of senior executives
    A few years ago, Verron "Ron" Brade led a move to change the way technical employees at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center move up from doing the work to supervising the workers. Key to preparing the Clarksville resident to lead the effort, he said, was...