| 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...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 1:39 PM
Kenneth Dale Claborn, a retired Bendix Radio Corp. senior project engineer who worked throughout the Cold War, died Dec. 24 of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at his home in The Villages, Fla. He was 89 and had lived in Perryville and Parkton.
| 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.
| Jan 13, 2014
| 6:36 PM
Senior lawmakers unveiled a $1.1 trillion spending bill late Monday that would keep the federal government running for most of this year while directing hundreds of millions of dollars to Maryland interests — from the James Webb Space Telescope to...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 8:10 AM
For years, scientists have suspected that the warm waters of the western Pacific Ocean play a key role in shaping the Earth's climate. But satellite data provided only a partial picture of what's happening in this remote region of the globe.
| Dec 12, 2013
| 7:41 PM
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...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 1:46 PM
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...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 6:57 AM
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...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 8:05 AM
Scientists aren't sure how much, if any, of Comet ISON's nucleus survived a pass by the sun Thanksgiving Day, and that will likely mean the comet won't be visible in the night sky as had been hoped.
"There just doesn't seem to be enough left of the...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 11:00 AM
John Kinnaman III, a retired National Security Agency intelligence analyst and Olympics enthusiast, died Nov. 16 of lung cancer at Casey House Hospice in Rockville. He was 74.
The son of a career Army officer and a homemaker, he was born in Indianapolis...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 11:05 AM
Comet ISON’s journey from outside the solar system toward the sun reaches its crescendo Thursday, and you can follow along live through a NASA live webcast.
The comet will pass less than 700,000 miles from the sun's surface. Scientists and amateur...
| 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...