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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
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