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KickingTiresFord is partnering up with SunPower, a solar panel maker, to give buyers of its new Focus Electric, which is due next year, the option to fill up with renewable power at home. The 2.5-kilowatt rooftop solar system is installed......
Tags: SunPower Corp., Nevada, Science and Technology, Science, Arizona
Maryland WeatherYour calendar-challenged weather blogger has an apology to make. In Sunday's Maryland Weather blog post, I listed Tuesday night/Wednesday morning as the peak of the annual Geminid meteor shower. The actual peak, it's finally dawned on me, is Monday night/...
Maryland WeatherFROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:On Tuesday, Dec. 21, we will hit the celestial trifecta with three red-letter events on the same date. It begins with the first total lunar eclipse since 2008, and the last visible here (weather permitting) until 2014.......
Maryland WeatherThe weather gods give a little and they take a little. The forecast for Tuesday's early-morning lunar eclipse seems to be going sour. But the National Weather Service is posting a 30 percent chance for snow in Baltimore on Friday,......
Maryland WeatherWorries that increasing clouds leading to possible snow on Tuesday seemed to be easing Monday morning, giving renewed hope for Marylanders eager to see tonight's total eclipse of the moon.Forecasters out at Sterling, in their morning forecast discussion,...
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Maryland WeatherWhen I saw Thursday evening that this goofy story on the "changes" in the dates and names of our astrological signs was the most popular item on our Web site, I told our editors that it was badly garbled, and mostly......
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Maryland WeatherIt's not often that so many celestial events come together at nearly the same time. But from Wednesday night to Thursday morning, we can enjoy a bundle of them.The only glitch may be the weather. The forecast calls for "mostly......
Maryland WeatherSpeaking of objects in space that are too faint to see with the naked eye, astronomers using a telescope in Chile report in the journal Nature that they've identified the most distant light source ever detected. It's a primitive galaxy, seen as......
Maryland WeatherThe Maryland-led EPOXI mission to Comet Hartley 2 has downloaded the first close-up images of the comet's icy nucleus, and the 4-billion-year-old object looks pretty much like a peanut. Or maybe a bowling pin.Snapped just after 10 a.m. EDT Thursday, the.....
Maryland WeatherThere will be a total eclipse of the moon on Tuesday, but unless you're living in eastern South America, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, Southern or Southeast Asia, Australia or floating in the Indian Ocean, you won't see any of it.......
Tags: Science and Technology, Science
Maryland WeatherFROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:December arrives on Wednesday. It’s a busy month. The year’s earliest sunset occurs on the 8th as Sol drops below Baltimore’s western horizon at 4:43 p.m. The annual Geminid meteor shower – one of the...
Maryland WeatherExpecting a crowd for a Labor Day barbecue? Or maybe you're going to someone else's place and you need a conversation-starter. Well, this will make you the life of the party. Amaze everyone by predicting and pointing out a bright flyby......
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