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Smart tech
Buoys with a brain
Published Summer 2021
APL's Wayne Pavalko creates custom-designed, 3D-printed buoys that monitor our oceans / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Space exploration
Otherworldly oceans
Published Summer 2021
Researchers are almost certain a liquid ocean is hidden beneath the surface of one of Jupiter's moons. The Europa Clipper mission will help determine whether it has all the ingredients necessary for life. / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Going interstellar with a sun-skirting probe
Published Spring 2021
APL's Interstellar Probe will slingshot around the sun to explore the outer reaches of the universe / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Lyme selfies
Published Spring 2021
Researchers look to AI to detect Lyme disease earlier / Johns Hopkins Magazine
The unsung mapmakers
Published Oct 5, 2020
The Johns Hopkins COVID-19 dashboard requires an array of behind-the-scenes expertise from staff at multiple divisions, selflessly working at all hours. Here's their story.
Engineering
Enhanced search and rescue
Published Fall 2020
Search and Rescue GPS beacons aboard ships or in hikers' backpacks are the last line of defense against disaster, leading to more than 50,000 rescues to date. A new project by the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory aims to make the technology even more accurate and efficient. / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Coronavirus
Sequencing genome of the virus behind COVID-19
Published March 30, 2020
Biologists from the Applied Physics Lab work to track the mutation of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19
Science+Technology
A lithium-ion battery that won't catch fire
Published Oct 17, 2019
Building on previous work, researchers at APL appear to have corrected the ubiquitous energy source's most significant safety hazard—its combustibility
Mission to the Sun
Cool power
Published June 23, 2017
As the APL-built solar probe heads toward its historic encounter with the sun, revolutionary technologies will power and cool the craft
Emerging tech
Virtual reality goggles help kids understand prosthetics
Published May 26, 2017
The children of servicemen and women get a crash course in prosthetics in new APL program at Walter Reed medical center