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  • Dr. William A. Edelstein, MRI pioneer

    Dr. William A. Edelstein, MRI pioneer
    William A. Edelstein, a pioneer in the field of MRI who was also a professor in the radiology department at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, died Feb. 10 of lung cancer at his home in Original Northwood. He was 69. The son of Arthur...
  • Synagogue looks to create eruv downtown

    Synagogue looks to create eruv downtown
    Isaac Hametz doesn't identify as an Orthodox Jew, and neither do many of the Jewish people living in downtown. But the 30-year-old was enlisted by the leader of Lloyd Street's B'nai Israel congregation for a singularly Orthodox quest: Determine how to...
  • Researchers work on building a model of calamity

    Researchers work on building a model of calamity
    For openers, a hurricane will likely be unleashed on one neighborhood in Anne Arundel County, and then the disasters will spread from there. The storm will lash the area with heavy rain, whipping wind, floodwater and power outages, causing road closings...
  • Richard C. McShane Jr., contractor

    Richard C. McShane Jr., contractor
    Richard C. McShane, a retired mechanical engineer, died Tuesday of pneumonia and complications from Parkinson's disease at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The former Pinehurst resident was 83. Born in Sparrows Point, he was the son of Colegate...
  • These blind mice hear like Stevie Wonder

    These blind mice hear like Stevie Wonder
    Want to hear as well as Stevie Wonder or the late Ray Charles? A blindfold not only might help, it could re-wire your brain in the process, a new study suggests. The study, in mice, was the first to show evidence on a cellular level of a phenomenon that...
  • Self-control, smells and spending

    Being disorganized can lead to impulse spending, as can buying lottery tickets. Meanwhile, loneliness can cause materialism, and just thinking of how something smells can induce you to buy more. Those are findings from just a few academic studies...
  • Juggling study leads to new revelations about human movement

    Juggling study leads to new revelations about human movement
    A traditional circus act may shed new light on human movement, with implications for the treatment of neurological disorders or other scientific breakthroughs. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University are using juggling to study how touch, or haptic,...
  • Toughen up, Marylanders

    Toughen up, Marylanders
    I probably won’t have time to write this op-ed because my kids are at home.  As they have been for all but nine full days since Dec. 20. — more than a month ago. Between a longer-than-normal Christmas Break, a snow day on Jan. 3, a chaotic...
  • Byrd's legacy of jazz continues to soar in Annapolis

    The beat goes on in 2014, at least when it comes to jazz in Annapolis provided by a program nurtured by Joe Byrd and, before that, by his brother, Charlie Byrd. A tradition set by those two will again draw major talent to Annapolis this year for a...
  • Hopkins researchers are creating an alternative to Bitcoin

    Hopkins researchers are creating an alternative to Bitcoin
    Inside a drab computer lab at the Johns Hopkins University, a team of researchers is trying to build something that has never existed before: a digital currency that changes hands completely in secret. Its name is Zerocoin. The untraceable currency is...
  • Wheels of change: Baltimore's bike crusade

    Wheels of change: Baltimore's bike crusade
    For 23 years, Penny Troutner has owned Light Street Cycles in Federal Hill. And she had seen bicycles on Baltimore's streets, for recreation and transportation, even before she opened her bike shop. But Troutner holds up 2011 as the year she noticed...