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  • Five questions ... for Bill Burwell

    Five questions ... for Bill Burwell
    Bill Burwell wants to see more Maryland firms competing globally. "We want to enable Maryland firms to win in overseas markets," said Burwell, director of the U.S. Commercial Service in Baltimore, the Commerce Department's trade promotion arm and part of...
  • Get your brain in gear at the HoCo STEM Festival

    Calling all kids interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) related activities? The first annual HoCo STEM Festival is June 9, 1 to 4 p.m., at Howard Community College. This free community event is the brainchild of the Committee to...
  • Government shutdown sidelines some U.S. data troves

    Government shutdown sidelines some U.S. data troves
    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...
  • Government shutdown hits fishermen, farmers, physicists

    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...
  • Initiative protests passwords and demands better ways to log in

    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...
  • End of mercury thermometers is near

    End of mercury thermometers is near
    It was one of Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit's most famous inventions, in 1714. But after nearly 300 years on the market, the still-common mercury thermometer now appears headed for extinction. While many Maryland residents probably still have them in their...
  • Loch Raven area becomes test site for deer spaying experiment

    Loch Raven area becomes test site for deer spaying experiment
    In a tiny trailer parked near Loch Raven Reservoir, a 2-year-old doe draped in blue surgical cloth sleeps on her back as a veterinarian opens her belly. Less than an hour later, the deer is stepping back into the safety of the woods, the latest patient in...
  • Never-Before-Seen 9/11 Footage From NYPD Helicopter Released

    Never-Before-Seen 9/11 Footage From NYPD Helicopter Released
    It is a difficult video to watch especially for New Yorkers. It is recorded from the vantage point of an NYPD helicopter and it shows the Twin Towers on September 11th, 2001. The video is shot by a helicopter crew surveying the aftermath of the 9/11...
  • Turning research into jobs in Maryland

    Turning research into jobs in Maryland
    About three times each week, an enterprising researcher at theUniversity of Maryland, College Park, takes a step toward patenting an invention. Each year, that results in the creation of about five new high-tech firms, the kinds of businesses often...
  • Terps guard Jonathan Thomas now has a double major

    Terps guard Jonathan Thomas now has a double major
    Jonathan Thomas spent his first two years at the University of Maryland consumed by his studies in mechanical engineering. From his current vantage point, Thomas now realizes there was a void. A former basketball star at Tuscarora High, where he was...
  • Securing success

    Securing success
    George Wolf specializes in keeping data secure. In 1998, Wolf co-founded a company that secures computers for use in high-stakes exams. As the company learned more about security technology, it discovered another opportunity: making USB flash drives...