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  • Prioritize university research [Commentary]

    Prioritize university research [Commentary]
    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,...
  • U.S. speedskaters will debut high-tech Under Armour suits at Olympics

    U.S. speedskaters will debut high-tech Under Armour suits at Olympics
    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...
  • Murray Hill student's experiment takes flight on ISS

    Murray Hill student's experiment takes flight on ISS
    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...
  • Datebook

    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. Tuesday, Feb....
  • Boom, then rumble leaves Ocean City puzzled

    Boom, then rumble leaves Ocean City puzzled
    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...
  • Number of disabled federal workers hired reaches 32-year high

    Number of disabled federal workers hired reaches 32-year high
    With her seeing-eye dog by her side, Denna Lambert works to help ensure that up-and-coming scientists and engineers with disabilities can see a future at NASA. Lambert, the disability program manager at Goddard Space Flight Center, said she is...
  • The top 5 new sex toys of 2014

    The top 5 new sex toys of 2014
    The future of sex toys is high tech. A recent New York Times story (yes, they cover sex toys now), highlighted items such as the RealTouch, a "USB-connected sex toy said to have been designed by a NASA engineer that promises 'interactive sex' with...
  • Eastern Shore encouraged to cash in on Wallops Flight Facility

    Eastern Shore encouraged to cash in on Wallops Flight Facility
    Maryland officials should get more economic bang from the Wallops Flight Facility — just over the line in Virginia — by capitalizing on space tourism and the potential from unmanned aircraft, according to a new study. The report, commissioned...
  • Asteroid to pass within 217,000 miles of Earth; watch online

    Asteroid to pass within 217,000 miles of Earth; watch online
    An asteroid was passing within 217,000 miles of Earth on Wednesday afternoon, closer than the moon's distance from the planet. The asteroid is known asĀ 2014 DX110 and is estimated to be 100 feet wide, according to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in...
  • Prohibition was a crashing failure, not a model for the present [Letter]

    Prohibition was a crashing failure, not a model for the present [Letter]
    Despite all the opinions I have read recently, I was still stunned by the anti-marijuana-legalization screed in your paper arguing we should continue marijuana prohibition because alcohol prohibition was so successful ("Supporters of marijuana...
  • Keeping James Webb Space Telescope on track, budget a complex task

    Keeping James Webb Space Telescope on track, budget a complex task
    At NASA Goddard Space Flight Center last month, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski and space agency Administrator Charles Bolden stressed the importance of maintaining budget support for the James Webb Space Telescope, keeping it on track for a 2018 launch....
  • Effective leadership can boost federal employee satisfaction, partnership finds

    Effective leadership can boost federal employee satisfaction, partnership finds
    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...