Technology

Blimp Escape Prompts New Scrutiny by Congress

A giant balloon — dubbed the Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System — or JLENS for short — broke free from its mooring station at Maryland’s Aberdeen Proving Ground on Oct. 28.

One Million Veterans to be Focus of Federal Disease Research Project

Mega bio-bank under construction to study how genes affect veterans’ health.

African American Museum Kicks Off Countdown to 2016 Grand Opening

To kick off the year-long countdown to its grand opening, the museum hosted a three-night event last month to celebrate the anniversaries of three major milestones in African American history.

Elementary, middle school PARCC scores again fall short of readiness levels

Fewer than half of Maryland students passed the PARCC exam

Drones Are Cutting Costs for One Maryland Service

Corporate drone companies are lining up to register their businesses for possible profit.

Maryland Lawmakers Invite Local Teens to Compete in Annual “App” Challenge

Lawmakers are challenging local students to channel their enthusiasm for all things technological to make the app world a better place.

Parents Learning to Monitor Children’s Social Media Use To Avoid Predators

Parents are learning how to monitor their children online to avoid human trafficking predators.

Maryland uses these emoji…

Despite being near the water, Marylanders use ocean creature emoji less than the average American.

Cybersecurity: New Council Meets to Discuss Cybersecurity Efforts

The Maryland Cybersecurity Council starts to develop their plan of attack to keep the state and its citizens safe from data breaches.

Cybersecurity council begins work to curb risks to utilities, agencies in Maryland

In its first meeting, the group, with stakeholders from the public and private sectors, outlined goals to minimize cyber risks.