| Feb 25, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Jim Gimzewski grabs a silicon wafer with a pair of tweezers and raises it to the light, thinking about Jackson Pollock, snowflakes and Tibetan mandalas.
No bigger than a quarter, the wafer looks like a small circuit board with a dozen or so electrodes...
| May 1, 2014
| 3:49 PM
When Grace Bush receives her diploma from Florida Atlantic University on Friday, she'll have something else to look forward to: high school graduation the following week.
Bush, 16, is a senior at FAU High, a school on campus where students normally...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 3:01 PM
In the West Town loft that Jessica Charlesworth shares with husband, Tim Parsons, along the back wall, on a row of metal filing cabinets, a kaleidoscope of Post-it notes waved in a soft draft, each a kind of dispatch from the future. I leaned in to...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 2:09 PM
You could be excused for having missed a couple of sentences about the Baltimore County government's phone system that were tucked into a paragraph about information technology upgrades in the middle of Executive Kevin Kamenetz's budget address this...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Does digital data offer indicators that can be used to monitor marketing effectiveness and predict box office success even before awareness turns into intent? We analyzed this weekend's new movies across Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Google (the...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 10:00 PM
I hope you printed the snippet from Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan (Editorial, March 15) in the “What others are saying” section as an example of the faulty, foolish thinking of even the most worldly and well-read among us.
| Mar 25, 2014
| 1:22 PM
When I was a kid I didn’t want to wear glasses because I was afraid people would make fun of me and call me “four eyes.” Now I’m an adult, and for $1,500 (or so), soon I will be able to buy a pair of Google Glass — and then I...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 3:54 PM
It's no secret that significant changes are underway in education. But an easier-to-miss development is that these various paths to change, though often superficially unrelated, are converging on a central principle: Education must increasingly focus on...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 5:47 PM
Monday marks the end of a six-month enrollment push for Maryland's troubled health exchange, and despite a surge in the past week, it is unclear whether the state can overcome technical problems that have persisted since the Oct. 1 debut and meet its...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 2:05 PM
Joseph Decatur Barksdale, who went from the cotton fields of Mississippi where his family was sharecropping to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, where he oversaw the information technology department, died March 15 at his home in Laurel from...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 9:09 AM
Lee Pace is back on TV and ready to break some rules. The "Pushing Daisies" actor stars in AMC's upcoming 1980s drama "Halt and Catch Fire" as a computer visionary who risks his career to build a PC computer that could change the world.
AMC showed the...