| Feb 12, 2014
| 5:57 PM
WASHINGTON — The White House has released guidelines aimed at prodding companies that run some of the nation's most essential services such as utilities, cellphone towers and banks to better protect themselves from cyberattacks.
Officials said the...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 6:53 PM
Democrats Gov. Martin O'Malley and Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski announced Tuesday a joint effort to invest $24 million in building a national resource for businesses grappling with cybersecurity challenges.
The federal, state and Montgomery County money...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 12:21 PM
It’s not every day that physicists discover a new type of quasiparticle. And it’s even rarer that they give it a super-cute nickname like “dropleton.”
So today, my fellow physics fans, we are in luck. Not only have scientists...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 8:58 PM
Daylight saving time is little more than an annoyance to many people. But for some of us, the "spring forward" aspect -- the loss of one hour's sleep -- creates a national case of jet lag.
And it's not just a bad case of grogginess, or the feeling of...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 5:54 AM
Nanotechnology developed in Baltimore could help brighten household LED light bulbs or touch screens in the new year as startup Pixelligent prepares to ramp up manufacturing.
The Dundalk-based company is searching the region for space for a...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 9:49 AM
The sun has risen in the East, so there must be a news report somewhere quoting a partial transcript leaked by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista) purporting to show the shortcomings of Obamacare.
Bingo! We have not one but two "investigative" news reports,...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 12:16 PM
Here's another group suffering because of the partial government shutdown, now in its seventh day: stat geeks.
Most federal agencies' websites carry notices that they aren't being updated during the budget impasse. But the Census Bureau, the Bureau of...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 7:10 PM
WASHINGTON — The crabbers are getting, well, crabby.
With the offices of the National Marine Fisheries Service closed because of the federal government shutdown, fishermen have been unable to get permits for the Alaska king crab season, which...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Connecticut lawmakers are considering legislation to allow military voters to cast ballots over the Internet. The intention of this legislation is well-meaning — Connecticut does need to improve the voting process for military voters — but...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 7:20 AM
A trio of former Pomona College students are declaring war on the password, and they’re enlisting consumers to put pressure on technology companies to adopt a more secure log-in process.
Brennen Byrne, Mark Hudnall and Jesse Pollak through their...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 3:59 PM
When city or county firefighters have a family event or unexpected obligation pop up on a workday, their solution is familiar to most shift workers: They find a colleague willing to trade hours.
But for the roughly 10,000 firefighters employed by the...