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Former deputy defense secretary joins APL
Published March 19, 2018
Robert Work, who brings expertise in artificial intelligence and human–machine collaboration, named senior fellow
Cassini plummets into Saturn's atmosphere
Published March 19, 2018 Video
Spacecraft, with instrument designed and built in part at Applied Physics Lab, revolutionized our understanding of ringed planet
Polar energy
Jupiter auroras present powerful mystery
Published March 19, 2018
APL-built instrument aboard NASA's Juno spacecraft observes significant particle energy that behaves in surprising ways
Pack the sunblock
Published Fall 2017
The Parker Solar Probe, a mission first proposed in 1958, will use Whiting School heat shield and APL mission control to unlock the mysteries of the sun / Johns Hopkins Magazine
APL demonstrates high-bandwidth communications capability for ships
Published March 19, 2018
Free space optical system could provide alternative to traditional radio frequency system
Space exploration
Dragonfly effect
Published March 19, 2018
APL proposal would use drone technology to explore possibility of life on Saturn's largest moon, Titan
Planetary defense
NASA plans asteroid deflection test
Published March 19, 2018 Video
JHU's Applied Physics Lab will manage test of technique designed to prevent Earth impact
Mission to the Sun
Cool power
Published March 19, 2018
As the APL-built solar probe heads toward its historic encounter with the sun, revolutionary technologies will power and cool the craft
Returns of the JEDI
Scientists marvel at Juno mission images
Published March 19, 2018
Spacecraft's flight to Jupiter, with APL-built instrument on board, is mission of 'pure discovery'
Emerging tech
Virtual reality goggles help kids understand prosthetics
Published March 19, 2018
The children of servicemen and women get a crash course in prosthetics in new APL program at Walter Reed medical center