Scientist knits technology into ultimate ugly sweaters

This scientist has found a way to use your smartphone to make your Christmas sweater the ugliest at the party.

Friday - 12/06/2013, 04:15pm EST

Where to find photos, facts about Comet ISON

Comet ISON may not be visible to the naked eye Thursday morning, but that doesn't mean science and technology can't help us see the icy comet racing toward our sun.

Wednesday - 11/27/2013, 06:09pm EST
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From space to Charles Co.: Students speak to astronauts

Twenty students from Charles County Public Schools got the chance Tuesday to talk one-on-one with American astronauts stationed aboard the International Space Station.

Tuesday - 11/26/2013, 04:23pm EST

The heat will be on Comet ISON later this week

Comet ISON is headed for a close encounter with the Sun on Thanksgiving Day at 2 p.m. EST.

Sunday - 11/24/2013, 02:46pm EST

On the horizon: Glowing paths that illuminate the night

Dark, dangerous pathways could become a thing of the past, thanks to some new technology.

Friday - 10/25/2013, 04:45pm EDT

A doomsday space rock: Really?

One week ago, astronomers Gennady Borisov and Timur Kryachko discovered an asteroid (a space rock) using an 8-inch astrograph (a sophisticated telescope camera) at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory.

Saturday - 10/19/2013, 11:20pm EDT

Lunar eclipse visible from the East Coast Friday

Friday night will see the first full moon after the autumnal equinox and by happy coincidence a lunar eclipse will accompany it.

Friday - 10/18/2013, 05:20pm EDT
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18-foot-long sea creature found off Calif. coast

Marine science teacher finds carcass of 18-foot-long sea creature off California coast

Friday - 10/18/2013, 10:50am EDT

Fireball sightings reported in area Monday night

Did you see a flash in the sky Monday night?

Tuesday - 10/15/2013, 06:47am EDT

Largest cancer study in decades recruits from D.C. area, embarks in groundbreaking field

The American Cancer Society is embarking on long-term study in a ground-breaking field -- and if you have a few free minutes, you can help save a life.

Wednesday - 09/18/2013, 08:03am EDT

Voyager 1 now belongs to the stars

Space Place writer Greg Redfern explores the future for Voyager 1.

Saturday - 09/14/2013, 04:08pm EDT

NASA launches robotic explorer to moon from Va.

NASA launches robotic explorer to moon from Va.; trouble develops early in much-viewed flight

Saturday - 09/07/2013, 02:52pm EDT

Can NASA solve decades-old moon mystery?

NASA's next mission to the moon might solve a puzzle from the Apollo flights of the 1960s and 1970s -- if all goes well.

Saturday - 09/07/2013, 01:50am EDT

U.S. Naval Observatory explains green light seen in the sky

A green light in the sky Wednesday night left many in the D.C. region saying, "did you see that?"

Thursday - 09/05/2013, 01:00pm EDT
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Ex-NASA engineer gets probation in software piracy

A former NASA engineer who pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy in a copyright infringement scheme led by two Chinese nationals has been sentenced to probation.

Wednesday - 09/04/2013, 04:27pm EDT

Steering girls toward STEM: Statistics and solutions

Women are significantly underrepresented in one of the fastest growing job sectors in the U.S. Experts say parents and teachers need to support girls' interest in math and science at a young age.

Wednesday - 08/28/2013, 09:14am EDT

Perseid shower to light up late-night sky

It's the time of summer when the sky provides a celestial shower to delight campers and city-dwellers alike.

Tuesday - 08/13/2013, 08:54pm EDT
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NASA launches 2 rockets from Va.'s Eastern Shore

Following several postponements, NASA has launched two suborbital rockets from the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

Thursday - 07/04/2013, 02:31pm EDT

Md. man sentenced for thefts from Goddard

Md. man sentenced for stealing from Goddard Space Flight Center, selling tools to pawn shops

Tuesday - 07/02/2013, 06:11pm EDT

Remembering Sally Ride's historic launch into space

Thirty years ago, Sally Ride shattered a glass ceiling high above the Earth as she became the first American woman to fly into space.

Tuesday - 06/18/2013, 02:49pm EDT
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