22 min ago
Lawyer Wants Terror Case Against Md. Man Dismissed
A former U.S. Army soldier accused of trying to provide support to a terrorist organization in Somalia after he left the military has asked a court to dismiss the case against him, saying he never had any contact with the group.
2 hrs ago
Maryland TEDCO honors three Prince George's County tech companies
Three Prince George's County technology companies took top honors in a Maryland Technology Development Corp.
Mon May 20, 2013
NASA builds unusual testbed for analyzing X-ray navigation technologies
Technologists at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., created what they believe is the world's first "pulsar-on-a-table, " a laboratory system shown here for testing emerging X-ray navigation technologies.... Pulsars have a number of unusual qualities.
Sun May 19, 2013
Cubesat Constellation May Gather Earth Energy Imbalance Measurements
A team of scientists has won a berth on a tiny satellite to explore one of NASA's most important frontiers in climate studies: the imbalance in Earth's energy budget and the extent to which fast-changing phenomena, like clouds, contribute to that imbalance.
Bastille Day storm of 2000
Eleven years ago this week, one of the worst storms on record raged on the sun, churning huge amounts of plasma around the solar surface and spewing massive loads of particles into space and toward Earth.
Opportunity Mars Rover Blazes Past 40 Year Old Space Driving Record
Opportunity pops a 'wheelie' on Mars on May 15, 2013 and then made history by driving further to the mountain ahead on the next day, May 16 , to establish a new American distance driving record for a vehicle on another world.
Metro Delays, Track Work Scheduled Through Sunday
Traveling on Metro this weekend? Stay informed about delays. Metro will perform system rebuilding work on all but one line in this weekend.
Sat May 18, 2013
Double Homicide in Laurel, Firefighters Rescue Dog, FLOTUS in College Park
The suspect, 59-year-old Ronnie Lee Rainey, was taken into custody after briefly barricading himself in his home.
Fri May 17, 2013
Satellite sees Tropical Storm Alvin's life end quickly
NOAA's GOES-15 satellite captured this infrared view of Alvin on May 17 at 1200 UTC about three hours after it weakened to a post-tropical cyclone.... The first tropical storm of the Eastern Pacific hurricane season was short-lived. Satellite imagery revealed that Tropical Storm Alvin became a remnant low pressure area 36 hours after it was named.
Mars Rover Breaks U.S. Record for Off-Planet Driving
The Opportunity rover passed the Apollo 17 moon buggy, which covered 22.21 miles back in 1972, but the Soviet Union still holds the international record This chart illustrates comparisons among the distances driven by various wheeled vehicles on the surface of Earth's moon and Mars.
OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission Moves Ahead
NASA's first mission to sample an asteroid is moving ahead into development and testing in preparation for its launch in 2016.
Thu May 16, 2013
Police Seek Suspect in University Park Burglary
Prince George's County police have released a photograph of a suspect in Tuesday's burglary in University Park .
Team wins cubesat berth to gather earth energy imbalance measurements
New instrument that will measure the amount of solar energy reflected by Earth and the amount emitted to space as infrared radiation A team of scientists, including Warren Wiscombe from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD, has won a berth on a tiny satellite to explore one of NASA's most... A team of scientists has won a berth on a ... (more)
NASA completes first part of Webb Telescope's 'eye surgery' operation
They scrubbed up and suited up to perform one of the most delicate performances of their lives.
Wed May 15, 2013
College Park Metro Station Closed During UMD Commencement Weekend
If you were hoping to avoid some of the traffic along Route 1 this weekend, when thousands of University of Maryland students and their families will be on campus for commencement, take note that three Metro stations will be closed along the Green Line.
University Park burglary suspect sought
Prince George's County police have a photo of a suspect in a burglary of a home in University Park, and they are asking the public to help identify him.
NASA satellites eye Cyclone Mahasen as Bangladesh prepares for landfall
NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Cyclone Mahasen on May 15 at 07:45 UTC and showed the western edge of the storm skirting the coast of central India... Tropical Cyclone Mahasen has been strengthening and expanding as it moves through the northern Bay of Bengal for a landfall on Thursday, May 16.
What's the Going Rate For a Lawn Service in Greenbelt?
This week: How much do lawn services cost? How much do you pay for your lawn service? And what does that cover - just mowing, or does it cover weeding, pruning, planting? Please share in the comments below-we promise we won't judge you! And if you've got a lawn service you love, tell us that too.
Tue May 14, 2013
Sunspot Blasting Out Major Solar Flares Will Face Earth Soon
The super-active sunspot responsible for unleashing the three most powerful solar flares of 2013 within a 24-hour stretch this week is slowly rotating toward Earth and will likely be facing our planet by the weekend, experts say.
7 Jobs that Make the World a Better Place
The following story was provided by AOLJobs.com By Debra Auerbach for CareerBuilder Have you ever had an itch to quit your job and instead do work that makes a real difference in the world? We've compiled a list of seven jobs that help people live a better life-from the buildings they work and live in, to the energy that fuels their homes, to the ... (more)