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  • Evidence of young universe's growth spurt is discovered

    Evidence of young universe's growth spurt is discovered
    Scientists staring at the faint afterglow from the universe's birth 13.8 billion years ago have discovered the first direct evidence for the theory of cosmic inflation — the mysterious and violent expansion after the big bang. The findings, made...
  • Could 'lean urbanism' jump-start urban revitalization projects?

    Could 'lean urbanism' jump-start urban revitalization projects?
    At what point does necessary regulation become unnecessary red tape? The answer lies in the eye of the beholder, but anyone who has ever dealt with an urban construction or major reconstruction project will argue that the line was crossed long ago....
  • Bill to protect Pax River could scuttle Eastern Shore wind project

    Bill to protect Pax River could scuttle Eastern Shore wind project
    Legislation that could kill a $200 million wind energy project on the Eastern Shore is moving through the General Assembly, pushed by Southern Maryland lawmakers who contend the 600-foot tall turbines threaten their region's most important job generator,...
  • How companies can make better use of big data

    Like bacteria, big data are lurking in the stomachs of cows. Some farmers are using sensors and software to analyze it and predict when a cow is getting ill. Just like customers, cows do not always speak out when something is wrong. But companies can...
  • In Mississippi, a power plant is designed to shape the future of coal

    DE KALB, Miss. — Looming like a spaceship over pine and sweet-gum forest, the high-tech power plant under construction in rural Kemper County is a $5-billion wager on an energy future that includes coal. The Kemper plant is scheduled to open...
  • Scientists build man-made 'living-materials' inside bacterial cells

    Scientists build man-made 'living-materials' inside bacterial cells
    Our bones are remarkable feats of engineering; strong and yet light, shot through with holes and yet able to bear incredible loads. This super-strong natural material is built as cells incorporate hard minerals like calcium into living tissue. Now,...
  • Bionic plants: Scientists give plants super powers

    Bionic plants: Scientists give plants super powers
    Researchers at MIT are giving plants super powers by placing tiny carbon nanotubes deep within their cells. Some of the altered plants increased their photosynthetic activity by 30% compared with regular old plants. Others were able to detect tiny...
  • Investors more open to business pitches from handsome guys, study says

    Investors more open to business pitches from handsome guys, study says
    The George Clooneys and Jon Hamms of the world have an easier time getting a table at a crowded restaurant or arguing for a promotion. Turns out, a pretty face also helps when pitching investors on business ideas. Handsome guys are much more likely to...
  • Undocumented students could get tuition break

    Like most high school seniors, Sergio Morales is making plans for college. Morales dreams of becoming a computer engineer and says he would like to finish his degree at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, but for now he's applied to several...
  • Johns Hopkins takes fourth place at NCAA D-III swimming championship

    The Johns Hopkins men's swim team grabbed its second straight fourth-place finish at the 2014 NCAA championship on Saturday night in Indianapolis. The Blue Jays piled up 245 points to finish just 1.5 points out of third place. Kenyon won its second...
  • New strategy would drop college textbook costs to zero

    New strategy would drop college textbook costs to zero
    Holding a whiteboard, the University of Maryland, College Park students scrawled their complaints and posed for a picture. "My name is Justin and I spent $114 on ONE textbook," a student wrote. "My name is Jeff and I spent $736 on textbooks," wrote...