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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
Zibi Turtle tours Titan, discusses Dragonfly mission during TED Talk
Published Aug 31, 2020
During virtual address, the planetary scientist discusses the environment of Saturn's largest moon and the ambitious APL-built rotocraft mission to explore it
COVID-19
Researchers retrace COVID-19's introduction, impact in D.C. region
Published Aug 18, 2020
Study suggests multiple entries of the virus into the region but similar clinical presentation, an indication that there are not multiple strains of the virus causing disease of varying severity
Space exploration
Despite pandemic, APL propels space missions forward
Published July 22, 2020
While APL researchers and engineers adapt to work remotely as much as possible during the outbreak of coronavirus, pockets of the Lab have no choice to but to move projects ahead
10 cool things we've learned about Pluto
Published July 21, 2020
Five years after the historic New Horizons flyby of Pluto, scientists have learned that the planet is far from an inert ball of ice and is one of the most geologically active and exciting places in the solar system
COVID-19
SARS-CoV-2 is mutating slowly, and that's a good thing
Published June 10, 2020
Johns Hopkins scientists studying the virus that causes COVID-19 say the pathogen has few variations, a promising observation that boosts the chances of developing an effective vaccine
Data visualization
JHU launches U.S.-focused COVID-19 tracking map
Published April 14, 2020
New map features U.S. county-level data on testing, population, infection rate, and hospital capacity
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
Space
Destination Titan
Published Spring 2020
APL's Dragonfly spacecraft will travel to Saturn's enigmatic moon to explore an ocean world like no other / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Gizmo
One tough power source
Published Spring 2020
Researchers at Applied Physics Laboratory develop a lithium-ion battery that is flexible and damage-resistant / Johns Hopkins Magazine