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applied physics laboratory

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
APL included among the world's best workplaces for innovators
Published Aug 6, 2019
'Fast Company' recognizes the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab for supporting experimentation, prototyping, and interdisciplinary collaboration
Picture perfect
How APL helped the world see the first man on the moon
Published July 19, 2019 Video
As a young engineer at APL, Gary Whitworth played a pivotal role in improving the broadcast image of Neil Arstrong's first steps on the moon
Outer space
Destination: Titan
Published June 27, 2019
NASA will send 'cutting-edge' APL-led mission to study Saturn's large, exotic moon
Sustainability
University makes a major commitment to solar power
Published April 22, 2019
Through agreement with Constellation, Hopkins will meet roughly two-thirds of its overall energy needs with solar power—the largest commitment to solar energy in Maryland
Space exploration
Van Allen probes prepare for final descent
Published March 27, 2019
The probes have gathered data in the hazardous radiation belts that surround Earth since 2012
Technology
Written on your face
Published Spring 2019
Developed at the Applied Physics Lab, the Mixed-Reality Social Prosthesis is based on the skills of so-called human lie detectors / Johns Hopkins Magazine
New Horizons
Image reveals fresh Ultima Thule details
Published Jan 25, 2019
Light and dark patterns seen on both lobes of distant Kuiper Belt object in recent New Horizons transmission
Deep space
Ultima Thule, now in 3D
Published Jan 4, 2019
Before passing behind the sun, 'New Horizons' spacecraft relays scientific data daily
'New Horizons'
Mission reveals entirely new kind of world
Published Jan 2, 2019
New, detailed images of Ultima Thule shed light on the processes that built the planets billions of years ago