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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
Pixel perfect
'New Horizons' successfully explores distant Ultima Thule
Published Jan 1, 2019
NASA spacecraft launched in 2006 sends back images of most distant target in history
National security
A strategy for U.S. strength and security
Published Dec 28, 2018
APL senior fellows author a strategy document outlining how the U.S. can navigate an uncertain geopolitical climate
Outer space
Parker Solar Probe circles the sun
Published Nov 20, 2018
The data gathered during its orbit will be relayed back to mission control beginning Dec. 7
Parker Solar Probe phones home after racing around the sun
Published Nov 8, 2018
Mission controllers at Applied Physics Lab receive status beacon signal after spacecraft completes its first perihelion
Into the unknown
Parker Solar Probe readies for close encounter
Published Nov 5, 2018 Video
Tonight, the probe will reach its first perihelion, when it will pass within 15 million miles of the sun's surface
Parker Solar Probe
The fastest, hottest mission under the sun
Published Oct 31, 2018
Spacecraft shatters records as it prepares for its first solar encounter