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  • New quantum droplet: The thrill lasts for 25 trillionths of a second

    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...
  • Cybersecurity center to be expanded

    Cybersecurity center to be expanded
    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...
  • Cybersecurity guidelines for companies are unveiled by White House

    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...
  • Improving the business climate benefits universities [Commentary]

    Improving the business climate benefits universities [Commentary]
    About six months ago, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, speaking at the Maryland Competitiveness Coalition's Economic Summit, was asked how Maryland could position itself to compete in this fast-paced global economy. Mr. Freidman's view was that...
  • Another day, another leak from Issa, another credulous news report

    Another day, another leak from Issa, another credulous news report
    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,...
  • 'Bring your own' devices pose challenges for government

    'Bring your own' devices pose challenges for government
    Mika J. Cross, a human resources manager for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, sometimes uses a laptop issued by the agency. But she is far more likely to check email or collaborate with colleagues on one of her two personal computers. As someone...
  • Cyber help wanted

    Cyber help wanted
    Nineteen thousand four hundred thirteen. Focus on that number. Like so many numbers in news articles, you might easily have skipped over 19,413. But this is an important number for what is happening in Maryland higher education. According to the Cyber...
  • Clocks to spring forward this weekend for daylight savings

    Clocks to spring forward this weekend for daylight savings
    Forward. It's more than a presidential campaign slogan. It's also a directive on the second Sunday of March — this weekend — for clocks in the United States to move forward one hour under daylight-saving time. This means more afternoon sun....
  • Internet Voting Puts Election Security At Risk

    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...
  • Federal firefighters push for shift-swap flexibility

    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...
  • Atomic clock achieves record stability, holds promise for tech

    Atomic clock achieves record stability, holds promise for tech
    Atomic clocks built at the official U.S. timekeeping laboratory tick with record-breaking regularity, scientists said — marking an advance that may someday allow researchers to perform new tests of the laws of physics and engineers to perfect...