applied physics laboratory

Parker Solar Probe
Behind howls of solar wind, quiet chirps reveal its origins
Published Jan 15, 2020
Small chirps, squeaks, and rustles recorded by the Parker Solar Probe hint at the origin of mysterious solar wind
Plays well with humans
Published Winter 2019
In the not-too-distant future, robots might assist us at home, school, hospitals, and workplaces. Roboticists and ethicists want to ensure they do so effectively, and help rather than hurt—even if it's just our feelings. / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Parker Solar Probe
Data offers insights into burning questions
Published Dec 5, 2019
After completing three of 24 passes around the sun, the Parker Solar Probe shares data that adds to our understanding of space phenomena
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