| Apr 14, 2013
| 1:19 PM
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...
| May 15, 2013
| 6:23 PM
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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Feb 22, 2011
| 4:07 PM
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...
| Feb 12, 2011
| 3:11 PM
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...
| Mar 8, 2011
| 6:54 AM
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...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 6:00 PM
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...
| Dec 11, 2011
| 1:44 PM
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...