| Aug 13, 2013
| 10:58 AM
Elon Musk, the billionaire innovator behind Tesla Motors, SpaceX and PayPal, revealed his alpha design for the buzzworthy Hyperloop on Monday, a proposed high-speed alternative that would carry passenger pods on airflow from Los Angeles to San Francisco...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 4:50 PM
Compact car shoppers may not be too happy when their budget-friendly car requires a $40 — or more — oil change. Automakers including Honda and Toyota are almost exclusively switching from well-known 5W-30 and 10W-30 oils to low-friction, and...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 1:32 PM
Astrophysicists stoked to catch totally killer waves got a major bummer in Poland this week.
The epic fat gravitational wave they‘ve been waiting for won’t come along for, like, forever, according to Kryzsztof Belczynski, a physicist at...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 4:05 PM
John Bernstein never had trouble keeping track of what sport his daughter was competing in or the team on which she was playing. Ida Bernstein can't make the same claim for what she jokingly calls her "athletically confused career."
Ever since she...
| Jun 29, 2013
Hundreds of employees packed the auditorium at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory on Friday to get a first look at their new director, but for some it was more reacquainting with an old colleague.
Nigel Lockyer, the new chief, worked at Fermilab...
| Jun 25, 2013
Professor Powell promotes a distorted view of science
To the editor:
Our Hagerstown professor (Allan Powell) promotes a distorted view of science. Science is not a body of opinions used to put down people of religious faith. Science is the...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 10:34 AM
Jason Kalirai doesn't just reach for the stars. He pulls them close and studies them — and encourages others to do so, as well.
For two years, Kalirai, an award-winning astrophysicist at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, worked...
| Jan 9, 2013
Jerome Pohlen, a former elementary school science teacher, has given kids and parents an excellent educational opportunity with his new book, "Albert Einstein and Relativity for Kids: His Life and Ideas with 21 Activities and Thought Experiments" (Chicago...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 9:35 PM
Jones High School alum Dr. Sylvester James Gates Jr., an MIT-educated physicist and University of Maryland physics professor, has won the highest honor the United States government gives to scientists. Gates is one of 12 researchers awarded the National...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Commenter ID: BrianE Real name: Brian Emond Gender: Male Age: 41 Occupation: Software Engineer Family info: Married 12 years, 2 kids 10(M) and 7(F) Resides: Bolingbrook. Born and bred suburbanite. I do not like big cities; never lived in one,......
| Mar 21, 2013
| 9:42 AM
PARIS (AP) — New results from looking at the split-second after the Big Bang indicate the universe is 80 million years older than previously thought and provide ancient evidence supporting core concepts about the cosmos — how it began, what...