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  • Ricky Grigg, oceanographer and top-ranked big-wave surfer, dies at 77

    Ricky Grigg, oceanographer and top-ranked big-wave surfer, dies at 77
    It was just after a January storm in 1953, and the waves were epic. With other adrenaline-addled young surfers, 16-year-old Ricky Grigg caravaned up the coast from Santa Monica to Rincon, just beyond Ventura. Racing with his board into the roar of...
  • Rockledge woman's tech company wins $100k CAT5 entrepreneur award

    Rockledge woman's tech company wins $100k CAT5 entrepreneur award
    A Central Florida entrepreneur who helped develop technology to detect hydrogen gas leaks won the $100,000, first-place award Tuesday evening for the CAT5 innovation competition. Nahid Mohajeri, 47, founded Hysense Technologies based on research at...
  • How much water does California have left?

    Southern California water managers are doing such a great job that you would hardly know we are in the midst of the worst drought since record-keeping began in the late 1800s. Our lush, well-watered landscapes look as healthy and inviting as ever. Our...
  • Astronaut shares bird's-eye view of downtown Baltimore

    Astronaut shares bird's-eye view of downtown Baltimore
    Cockeysville native and NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman shared a bird's-eye view of downtown Baltimore with his Twitter followers Monday, the latest in a string of interesting perspectives he has shared. "Nice to fly over my hometown #Baltimore. Camden...
  • Space station supply mission launch slated to be visible Friday afternoon

    Space station supply mission launch slated to be visible Friday afternoon
    A rocket carrying 3,000 pounds of supplies for the International Space Station is scheduled to launch Friday afternoon, and should be visible across the mid-Atlantic. Orbital Sciences Corp. is slated to launch a Cygnus cargo spacecraft at 1:40 p.m. from...
  • Mechanical 'hiccups' complicate satellite reboot mission

    Mechanical 'hiccups' complicate satellite reboot mission
    Is NASA's forsaken ISEE-3 satellite finally headed home? On Tuesday a private team of engineers initiated a series of propulsive bursts intended to return the aging spacecraft to Earth orbit. However, several mechanical "hiccups" occurred that prevented...
  • Buzz Aldrin talks Mars, aliens, Sandra Bullock on Reddit

    Buzz Aldrin talks Mars, aliens, Sandra Bullock on Reddit
    Buzz Aldrin, the second human to walk on the moon, took to Reddit on Tuesday to promote the 45th anniversary of the July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 moon landing. Calling himself a "global space statesman," Aldrin answered questions about colonizing Mars,...
  • Five questions for Michael Pecht, reliability detective

    Michael Pecht feels like Sherlock Holmes sometimes, and not just because he plays violin on the side. He's a reliability engineer by trade. He runs a 120-person team at the University of Maryland, where the workload includes digging into the mystery of...
  • Look up! First 'supermoon' of the summer rises Saturday night

    Look up! First 'supermoon' of the summer rises Saturday night
    Get ready moon gazers! There's a supermoon rising Saturday night and you don't want to miss it. This supermoon is especially cool because it is the first of three consecutive extra-big, extra-bright full moons. The second one will happen on Aug. 10; the...
  • Middle East holds few attractive options for Obama

    Two and a half years ago, the U.S. pulled every soldier out of a mostly quiet Iraq. In the void, formerly al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorists calling themselves "The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria" are now tearing apart the country, leaving medieval...
  • As summer starts, officials say drought ensures another big wildfire

    As summer starts, officials say drought ensures another big wildfire
    Local and state officials Friday painted a dire portrait of what's to come as the state moves into what they say will be one of the worst fire seasons ever.  With California in the grip of a prolonged drought that has only worsened in recent months, the...