Archived articles


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
Reclaimed touch
Published Spring 2017
APL is making the next generation of prosthetic limbs that not only act on thought command, but also send signals back to the brain / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Drawing them in
Published Spring 2015
APL gets kids interested in STEM, one frame at a time. / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Name Game
Name a crater on Mercury
Published Dec 22, 2014
NASA's Messenger team launches 'Name a Crater' competition, which is open until Jan. 15
Critical interference
Published Sept 25, 2014
'Space bubbles' may have aided enemy in fatal 2002 battle in Afghanistan, APL researchers say
Europa's shifting surface
Published Sept 18, 2014
First sign of this type of surface-shifting geological activity on a world other than Earth
Carina, Carina
Published Summer 2014
The Hubble Madness tournament stacked out-of-this-world photographs against one another. See the winner here. / Johns Hopkins Magazine
APL staffer selected for NASA astronaut training
Published June 25, 2013
Christina Hammock created complex scientific instruments bound for space. Now, as one of eight new NASA astronaut candidates, she has her own chance to explore the stars.