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  • What Md.'s economy needs [Commentary]

    What Md.'s economy needs [Commentary]
    Maryland's economic success relies on its staggering concentration of scientific talent, superb education, highly competitive businesses and enlightened government. When they all mesh, the state's economy outpaces the competition. This has earned...
  • Reducing football concussions: Inventor develops helmet safety latch

    Reducing football concussions: Inventor develops helmet safety latch
    From his home in Kalispell, Mont., Jim Wegener was anxiously watching Thursday night’s college football game between Tulsa and Bowling Green. Heart in his throat, he was anticipating the big hits -- but not because he revels in such violence....
  • Congress vs. the patent 'trolls'

    Tech companies have been pleading with Congress for years to crack down on abusive lawsuits by patent "trolls," or firms that use obscure patents to extract exorbitant licensing fees. The companies may finally get some real relief, thanks to an...
  • Exercise boost — keys to keeping with the program

    How are those new 2014 workouts going? Need a little inspiration boost? We talked to four prominent trainers and fitness personalities in hopes of finding keys to helping you work out — successfully — for years to come. Harley Pasternak, 39,...
  • Report supporting research funding cites 7 companies begun at UIC

    Report supporting research funding cites 7 companies begun at UIC
    Seven companies that can trace their start back to the University of Illinois at Chicago are highlighted in a report released this morning designed to illustrate the importance of the federal government's investment in university research. The report...
  • From the Vatican to Berlin, a world of attention for North County science whiz

    From the Vatican to Berlin, a world of attention for North County science whiz
    North County High School junior Jack Andraka is versed enough in the sciences to have created a cancer-detection method that has garnered him worldwide acclaim. But when it comes to knowing Latin and Italian, the Crownsville student isn't quite as...
  • Mapping out a plan for creative problem solving

     Mapping out a plan for creative problem solving
    Toward the end of their new book "Creative Confidence," the authors describe how to solve problems using mind maps — diagrams used to visualize information in order to promote clearer and more creative thinking. "We use them all the time. From...
  • MacPherson, Marinelli, Tarantino Inducted Into Variety's Home Entertainment Hall of Fame

    The list of honorees entering the Variety Home Entertainment Hall of Fame this year clearly reflects the growth of digital distribution and its increasing importance to Hollywood. It includes two veteran execs responsible for negotiating key movie...
  • Review: Teller's 'Tim's Vermeer' paints fascinating picture

    "Tim's Vermeer" is a fascinating new documentary about art, obsessions, ideas and answers. Though the film unfolds in the present day, its genesis traces back to the 17th century, and, as the title suggests, to Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer. His...
  • Aereo will not fight broadcasters' effort to get Supreme Court ruling

    Aereo, the digital company that transmits local television signals to consumers via the Internet, said it will not oppose the efforts of broadcasters to have the Supreme Court hear their legal arguments against the start-up service. "We want this...
  • 17 Years. 50 Patents. Zero Profits.

    MANCHESTER — Inframat Corp., a 17-year-old nano materials company, keeps hitting on successful formulas of high-tech coatings made up of microscopic particles, 1,000 times smaller than a human hair. For instance, Inframat worked with a major...