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APL Named as One of Fast Company’s 2018 “Most Innovative Companies”

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:25:00 EDT

For creating the first-ever spacecraft designed to fly through the inferno of the Sun’s corona, APL has earned a place as one of Fast Company’s World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2018.



Satellite Hunters: APL Engineers Find a Lost NASA Spacecraft

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:50:00 EDT

After 12 years of silence, NASA’s IMAGE spacecraft began talking to Earth again. And APL’s Satellite Communications Facility has played a lead role in helping the once-lost satellite find its voice.



APL Develops and Licenses Safe Explosive Training Aid for Canines

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:10:00 EDT

APL researchers have successfully developed and licensed a safer training aid to improve canine detection of homemade peroxide explosives.



Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab Space Executive Ann Darrin Named an ‘Influential Marylander’

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:15:00 EDT

Ann Darrin, managing executive in APL’s Space Exploration Sector, has been named an Influential Marylander by The Daily Record.



Andrew Adams Receives Black Engineer of the Year Award for Research Leadership

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 12:15:00 EDT

Andrew Adams, an engineer in APL’s Asymmetric Operations Sector, will be awarded the Research Leadership Award during a gala at the 2018 Black Engineer of the Year Awards Science, Technology, Engineering and Math conference.



APL Black History Month Kickoff Features Tribute to African American Veterans

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 12:15:00 EDT

APL’s Black History Month Kickoff Celebration featured the Color Guard from Morgan State University’s Bear Battalion and a video tribute to the Laboratory’s African American Veterans.



Lab Wins DoD Honors for Support of Guard and Reserve Staff Members

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 12:15:00 EDT

Several APL staff members were presented with Patriot Awards on Dec. 14 by the Maryland Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). The Patriot Award was created to publicly recognize individuals who provide outstanding patriotic support and cooperation to their employees.



Steep Slopes on Mars Reveal Structure of Buried Ice

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 14:55:00 EDT

Researchers using NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) have found eight sites where thick deposits of ice beneath Mars' surface are exposed in faces of eroding slopes.



APL Plans Next New Year's Eve: In the Kuiper Belt, with New Horizons

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 14:55:00 EDT

The New Year's celebration to usher in 2019 will include an event like no other, one more than four billion miles from Earth.



NASA Selects Johns Hopkins APL-Led Mission to Titan for Further Development

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 14:55:00 EDT

A Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) proposal for an innovative, highly instrumented rotorcraft that would investigate prebiotic organic chemistry and habitability on Saturn’s largest moon has been selected by NASA as one of two finalists for the agency’s next New Frontiers mission.



APL Monitoring Instrument Rides into Space

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:45:00 EDT

The newest realm of space travel is closer to home than many think, but still shrouded in mystery. And while Earth’s upper atmosphere may soon be a destination for tourists, scientists from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, are blazing a research trail in this "suborbital" region with the launch of an instrument to study flight conditions 60 miles above ground.



Johns Hopkins APL Scientists Craft Detailed Profile of Solar Systems Interstellar Intruder

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 13:45:00 EDT

Scientists from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) joined in the recent international effort to observe — and create a detailed profile of — the first known large object from interstellar space to pass through our solar system.



Johns Hopkins APL and University Students Join Forces to Map the Brain

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 12:00:00 EDT

APL researchers teamed up with Johns Hopkins University students on a pilot program to map the brain — at nanoscale resolution.



Johns Hopkins APL’s Kaushik Iyer Named as American Society of Mechanical Engineers Fellow

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:00:00 EDT

Kaushik Iyer, a materials physicist in the Space Technologies and Applied Research Group in APL’s Space Exploration Sector, has been elected a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. The honor recognizes exceptional engineering achievements and contributions to the engineering profession.



Back to the Red Planet: NASA Selects Johns Hopkins APL Instrument for International Mission to Martian Moons

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:00:00 EDT

NASA has tapped the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, to build a science instrument for an upcoming Japan-led sample return mission to the two moons of Mars.



Johns Hopkins APL's Phillip Graff and Adam Watkins Win Top Honors from Maryland Academy of Sciences

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:00:00 EDT

The Maryland Academy of Sciences announced the 2017 Outstanding Young Scientist (OYS) and Outstanding Young Engineer (OYE) awards on Wednesday, November 15, at a ceremony at the Maryland Science Center, with Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory staff members taking home two of the four honors (two for each category). Phillip Graff, of the Asymmetric Operations Sector, was named an Outstanding Young Scientist, while Adam Watkins, of the Force Projection Sector, was named an Outstanding Young Engineer.



APL, FS-ISAC Operationalize Framework for Sharing, Acting on Cybersecurity Info

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 17:00:00 EDT

APL is teaming with the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center to operationalize the Integrated Adaptive Cyber Defense framework for cybersecurity automation, orchestration and information sharing.



APL's Rick Chapman Receives Bronze Medal from National Defense Industrial Association

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 11:00:00 EDT

Rick Chapman, a chief scientist at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., has received a Bronze Medal from the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Undersea Warfare Division.



Russell Gingras, Former APL Chief of Staff, Dies at 71

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 12:00:00 EDT

Russell E. Gingras, former chief of staff at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), Laurel, Maryland, died Oct. 29, of complications from cancer. He was 71.



Martian Ridge Brings Out Curiosity Rover's Color Talents

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 12:00:00 EDT

Color-discerning capabilities that NASA’s Curiosity rover has been using on Mars since 2012 are proving particularly helpful on a mountainside ridge the rover is now climbing.



APL Laser Communications System Wins 2017 TechConnect Defense Innovation Award

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 09:00:00 EDT

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has been recognized with the 2017 TechConnect Defense Innovation Award at this year's Defense Innovation Summit in Tampa, Florida, in recognition for its development of a high-bandwidth, free-space optical (FSO) communications system.



APL Staff Members Come through in Force to Support Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Efforts

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 09:00:00 EDT

When category 5 Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, members of the Hispanic Awareness Club (HAC) at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) immediately jumped into action. Many HAC members have family on the island, which is still facing a crisis even weeks after the storm.



Comets Come Planets

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:00:00 EDT

Narrow dense rings of comets are coming together to form planets on the outskirts of at least three distant solar systems, astronomers have found in data from a pair of NASA telescopes.



Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Breaks Ground for Research and Development Facility

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:00:00 EDT

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, broke ground Oct. 16 on what will be its largest building, a blend of complex labs and office space that will primarily house APL’s Research and Exploratory Development Department.



Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Licenses Big-Data Analysis Tool to BullFrog AI

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:00:00 EDT

The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), in Laurel, Maryland, has licensed a powerful data-analysis software tool.



Breakthrough Cuttable, Flexible, Submersible and Ballistic-Tested Lithium-ion Battery Offers New Paradigm of Safety and Performance

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:00:00 EDT

A team of scientists at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, has partnered with researchers from the University of Maryland (UMD) and the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) to develop a new type of flexible lithium-ion battery that can operate under extreme conditions, including cutting, submersion and ballistic impact. The team recently published their discovery in the journal Advanced Materials.



Public Health Officials Leverage APL-Developed Disease-Surveillance System to Manage Opioid Epidemic

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 09:00:00 EDT

Federal government and state public health officials are leveraging a disease surveillance system developed by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, to better track opioid-related deaths.



APL Systems Engineer, Cybersecurity Expert Receives Women of Color Technology Award

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 09:00:00 EDT

Melissa Wong, a systems engineer and cybersecurity expert at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), in Laurel, Maryland, has been awarded the 2017 Women of Color Award for her accomplishments in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)-related fields.



New Research Allows Preservation of Therapeutics in Adverse Conditions

Mon, 9 Oct 2017 09:00:00 EDT

Melissa Wong, a systems engineer and cybersecurity expert at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), in Laurel, Maryland, has been awarded the 2017 Women of Color Award for her accomplishments in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)-related fields.



Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab Engineer Receives Navy Meritorious Public Service Award

Thu, 5 Oct 2017 09:00:00 EDT

Isaac Bankman, an electrical engineer at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, has received the U.S. Navy Meritorious Public Service Award, the third-highest civilian award the Navy can bestow.



Former Deputy Defense Secretary Named APL Senior Fellow

Tue, 3 Oct 2017 09:00:00 EDT

Former Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert O. Work has joined the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, as a senior fellow.



Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab's Tom Krimigis Earns Top Honor from International Academy of Astronautics

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 09:00:00 EDT

The International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) has presented its premier honor — the von Karman Award — to Tom Krimigis, eminent space scientist and head emeritus of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland.



Fresh Look at Older Mars Data Yields Equatorial Surprise

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 09:00:00 EDT

Scientists taking a new look at older data from NASA's longest-operating Mars orbiter have discovered evidence of significant hydration near the Martian equator — a mysterious signature in a region of the Red Planet where planetary scientists figure ice shouldn't exist.



Autonomous Swarming Boats Make Great Waves at Navy and Marine Corps Exercise

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 09:00:00 EDT

Last spring, a team from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), in Laurel, Maryland, had the opportunity to demonstrate Lab-developed autonomous surface patrol capabilities for the Navy and Marine Corps during the Ship-to-Shore Maneuver Exploration and Experimentation (S2ME2) Advanced Naval Technological Exercise 2017 (ANTX).



After a Mission of Amazing Science, APL Bids Farewell to Cassini

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 09:00:00 EDT

This morning, after two decades in space, NASA's Cassini spacecraft ended an incredible journey of exploration. With the spacecraft's fuel spent, operators deliberately plunged Cassini into Saturn — which it has orbited for 13 years — to make sure the planet's moons remain pristine for future exploration.



Lab Licenses New Malware Detection Tool

Thu, 7 Sep 2017 09:00:00 EDT

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), in Laurel, Maryland, has licensed a real-time malware analysis program to Deterministic Security, LLC, an Oregon-based spin-off created to introduce the APL-developed software to the commercial market.



Jupiter's Auroras Present a Powerful Mystery

Wed, 6 Sep 2017 09:00:00 EDT

Scientists on NASA's Juno mission have observed massive amounts of energy swirling over Jupiter's polar regions that contribute to the giant planet's powerful auroras — only not in ways the researchers expected.



Water and Air: Flying Fish UAAV Can Go Anywhere

Wed, 6 Sep 2017 09:00:00 EDT

About two and a half years ago, Joe Moore, Eddie Tunstel and Robert Osiander — robotics researchers in the Research and Exploratory Development Department of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory — had an idea: create a fixed-wing, unmanned vehicle that could autonomously operate underwater and then propel itself fast enough to make the transition into the air, becoming an autonomous flying aerial vehicle.



APL Demonstrates High-Bandwidth Communications Capability at Sea

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 09:00:00 EDT

A team of engineers from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), in Laurel, Maryland, has successfully demonstrated a high-bandwidth, free-space optical (FSO) communications system between two moving ships, proving operational utility of FSO technology in the maritime environment.



Johns Hopkins APL's RAVAN Takes Second Place at AIAA SmallSat Awards

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 09:00:00 EDT

The Radiometer Assessment using Vertically Aligned Nanotubes (RAVAN) CubeSat, led by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, placed second in the “Mission of the Year” award voting at the 31st Annual American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and Utah State University Small Satellite Conference held in Logan, Utah, August 5–10, 2017.



Johns Hopkins APL's ‘Dragonfly' Dual-Quadcopter Aims to Explore Titan, Saturn's Largest Moon

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 09:00:00 EDT

Dragonfly, a New Frontiers-class mission concept that the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory has proposed to NASA, would use an instrumented, radioisotope-powered, dual-quadcopter to explore potential habitable sites where life could be developed on Saturn's largest moon, Titan.



RAVAN CubeSat Measures Earth's Outgoing Energy

Wed, 9 Aug 2017 09:00:00 EDT

An experimental small satellite — led by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland — has successfully collected and delivered data on a key measurement for predicting changes in Earth's climate.



Johns Hopkins APL Board Member Roughead, Assistant Director Fox Appointed to Commission on the National Defense Strategy

Wed, 9 Aug 2017 09:00:00 EDT

Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) Board of Managers member Adm. (Ret.) Gary Roughead, former Chief of Naval Operations, and APL Assistant Director for Policy and Analysis Christine Fox, formerly the acting Deputy Secretary of Defense, have been selected to serve on the Commission on the National Defense Strategy for the United States, a new panel of national security experts appointed by Congress to make recommendations for the nation's defense strategy.



Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab Chief of Staff Selected as INCOSE Fellow

Tue, 1 Aug 2017 09:00:00 EDT

The International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) has selected Ron Luman, the Chief of Staff of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, as an INCOSE Fellow. Formally accepting the honor at the 27th Annual INCOSE International Symposium in Adelaide, Australia, Luman and three others joined 86 individuals who have previously been recognized as INCOSE Fellows.



Cecil Haney, Sarah O'Hagan Join Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Board of Managers

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 09:00:00 EDT

Retired Navy Admiral Cecil Haney and international strategic adviser Sarah O'Hagan have joined the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory's Board of Managers.



APL Scientists Named as American Geophysical Union Fellows

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 09:00:00 EDT

Barry Mauk and Scott Murchie, scientists in the Space Exploration Sector of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, were among 61 individuals named as Fellows of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), an honor given to AGU members who have made exceptional contributions and gained prominence in the Earth and space sciences.



29th SubTech Symposium Focuses on Undersea Challenges and Innovative Solutions

Thu, 6 Jul 2017 09:00:00 EDT

Since its inception nearly three decades ago, the Submarine Technology Symposium — co-hosted by the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory and the Naval Submarine League — has served as a prime platform for collaboration, addressing technology challenges that affect the future of the undersea domain.



NASA's First Asteroid Deflection Mission Enters Next Design Phase at Johns Hopkins APL

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 09:00:00 EDT

The first-ever mission to demonstrate an asteroid deflection technique for planetary defense — the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART), which is being designed and would be built and managed by the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory — is moving from concept development to preliminary design phase, following NASA's approval on June 23.



APL Engineer Honored by the International Cost Estimating and Analysis Association

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 09:00:00 EDT

Chuck Alexander, a senior cost engineer at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, earned the “2017 Best Paper in the Analysis Methods Category” and “2017 Best Paper Overall” awards from the International Cost Estimating and Analysis Association (ICEAA) on June 6 at the organization's Professional Development and Training Workshop in Portland, Oregon.



Cool Power: Breakthroughs in solar panel cooling tech will help keep NASA's Parker Solar Probe operating at peak performance — even while flying through the sun's corona

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 09:00:00 EDT

As NASA's Parker Solar Probe spacecraft begins its first historic encounter with the sun's corona in late 2018 — flying closer to our star than any other mission in history — a revolutionary cooling system will keep its solar arrays at peak performance, even in extremely hostile conditions.



ASPIRE Students Win Big at Intel Regional Science Fair

Wed, 7 Jun 2017 09:00:00 EDT

The talents of ASPIRE (APL's Student Program to Inspire, Relate and Enrich) students were on full display at the Intel Science Fair on March 26 in Baltimore, as interns Suzie Byun and Sabahat Fatima earned awards for innovative ideas that could potentially improve lives and deliver power more efficiently.



ASPIRE Students Win Big at Intel Regional Science Fair

Wed, 7 Jun 2017 09:00:00 EDT

The talents of ASPIRE (APL's Student Program to Inspire, Relate and Enrich) students were on full display at the Intel Science Fair on March 26 in Baltimore, as interns Suzie Byun and Sabahat Fatima earned awards for innovative ideas that could potentially improve lives and deliver power more efficiently.



Scientists Marvel at First Returns from Juno Mission to Jupiter

Thu, 25 May 2017 09:00:00 EDT

It took just one dive over the north pole of Jupiter before scientists on NASA's Juno mission knew they were on to something incredible.



Johns Hopkins APL Uses Virtual Reality to Teach Children of Servicemen and Women About Prosthetics

Tue, 23 May 2017 09:00:00 EDT

The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, is using a $375,000 grant from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) to educate the children of servicemen and women about prosthetics using virtual reality.



New Research Determines How Rainfall Shaped Mars

Mon, 22 May 2017 09:00:00 EDT

In a new study published in Icarus, researchers from the Smithsonian Institution and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory determined that heavy rain on Mars reshaped the planet's impact craters and carved out river-like channels in its surface billions of years ago.



Lab Celebrates Innovations and Accomplishments at APL Achievement Awards

Wed, 10 May 2017 09:00:00 EDT

A novel method of using nanoplatforms to control diagnostic drug delivery and therapeutic compounds that allow nanoparticle structures to perform better (known as the Surface Modified Anti-cancer Responsive Theranostic method, or SMART) was announced as APL's Invention of the Year during a ceremony May 2 on APL's campus.



Emelia Probasco Named Chief Communications Officer at Johns Hopkins APL

Thu, 4 May 2017 09:00:00 EDT

Emelia Probasco has been named APL's chief communications officer. In that role, she will lead organization-wide communication efforts to support and drive APL's strategic vision. She will also oversee the Lab's Office of Communications and Public Affairs.



Rock Star: Asteroid Named after APL's Carolyn Ernst

Mon, 1 May 2017 09:00:00 EDT

After years of studying asteroids, Carolyn Ernst now has one of the big space rocks named after her.



Johns Hopkins APL Hosts Baltimore/Washington D.C. Space Apps Challenge

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:00:00 EDT

Tech-savvy creative teams from across the Baltimore-Washington region will gather at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, on April 29–30 at the Kossiakoff Center to take part in the International Space Apps Challenge.



APL Researchers Suggest New Picture of the Sun's Interaction with the Galaxy

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:00:00 EDT

New data from Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) experiments on NASA's Cassini and Voyager spacecraft, combined with measurements from NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer, suggests that the heliosphere — the bubble of the sun's magnetic influence that surrounds the inner solar system — may be much more compact and rounded than previously thought.



Johns Hopkins APL Collaborates with Facebook's Building 8 to Develop Breakthrough Brain–Computer Interface Technologies

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 09:00:00 EDT

For the past decade, APL has led the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Revolutionizing Prosthetics (RP) Program, and in the process created the most advanced neurally controlled prosthetic limb in the world. Using this technology, patients whose bodies are paralyzed have been able to feed themselves, reached out to loved ones and even control a flight simulator.



APL Named Top Supporter of HBCU Engineering Programs

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 09:00:00 EDT

APL has been honored once again for its strong support of engineering programs at Historically Black Colleges and Universities by Career Communications Group, a national organization that promotes the achievements of minorities and women in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.



Chemical Energy ‘Critical for Life' Found on Saturn's Moon Enceladus

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 09:00:00 EDT

Scientists have found that a form of chemical energy on which life can feed appears to exist in Saturn's moon Enceladus — further enhancing the scientific interest of this and other “ocean worlds” in our solar system and beyond.



JHU Student Racing Team Gets a Boost from APL Additive Manufacturing

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 09:00:00 EDT

The Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Baja racing team had a problem. The students were having a hard time making complex drive shafts, parts that connect the rear wheels to the engine, for the race car they were building for competitions.



APL Helps Liberia Better Prepare for Health Threats

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 09:00:00 EDT

Nearly two years have passed since the deadly outbreak of Ebola in Liberia began to taper off, but the root causes of the epidemic — dilapidated health facilities, shortages of staff and equipment, and fractured trust in the system — persist.



Giare Appointed Air and Missile Defense Mission Area Executive

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 09:00:00 EDT

Vishal Giare has been named mission area executive for Air and Missile Defense at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland.



NASA Selects APL-Managed Balloon Mission to Untangle the Complexities of the Interstellar Medium

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:00:00 EDT

NASA has selected an Ultralong-Duration Balloon (ULDB) science mission that will measure emissions from the interstellar medium, which is the cosmic material found between stars.



AIAA, Aviation Week Name Kumar a Future Engineering Leader

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:00:00 EDT

A tip from the AIAA and Aviation Week: keep an eye on Rubbel Kumar. Kumar, a Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory aerodynamicist and part-time aerospace engineering graduate student at the University of Maryland, was recently named one of “Tomorrow's Engineering Leaders: The 20 Twenties.”



Thousands Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Johns Hopkins APL

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:00:00 EDT

Staff members and guests packed the Kossiakoff Center on Friday, March 10, to take part in events marking — to the day — the 75th anniversary of APL's founding.



APL Director Semmel Receives Maryland International Business Leadership Award

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:00:00 EDT

Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Director Ralph Semmel has received a Maryland International Business Leadership Award from the World Trade Center Institute (WTCI).



RAVAN Earth Science CubeSat Records “First Light” Data

Thu, 2 Mar 2017 09:00:00 EDT

The Radiometer Assessment using Vertically Aligned Nanotubes (RAVAN) CubeSat captured its “first light” data from Earth on Jan. 25, 2017. Light from Earth reached four radiometers onboard the spacecraft, and this data will help RAVAN — a project led by the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland — measure Earth's energy imbalance (EEI) and better predict future climate change.



Johns Hopkins APL to Host "Girl Power" STEM Event on March 12

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 09:00:00 EDT

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) will host “Girl Power,” a free opportunity for middle and high school girls to learn about careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), on Sunday, March 12, from 2 to 5 p.m. on APL's campus in Laurel, Maryland.



APL's David Van Wie Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 09:00:00 EDT

David Van Wie, an internationally renowned expert in aerospace engineering at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering. Van Wie, who joined APL in 1983, is among 84 leaders in engineering elected to the academy. Each was chosen based on his or her outstanding contributions to engineering research, practice or education, and pioneering work into new and developing technology fields.



APL Researchers Gain Insight into Protecting Patients, Caregivers from Infectious Disease

Thu, 9 Feb 2017 09:00:00 EDT

Researchers from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) have mapped the movements of a simulated pathogen through a medical biocontainment facility, taking a critical first step in developing protocols to prevent the spread of infectious disease and protect hospital patients and caregivers.



Researchers Directly Observe Concepts in Human Brain

Thu, 9 Feb 2017 09:00:00 EDT

When seeing objects in the world, individuals probably are not thinking explicitly about their semantic characteristics: Is it alive? Is it edible? Is it bigger than a bread box? But activation of these kinds of semantic attributes in the human brain is now directly observable, according to recently published findings from Johns Hopkins University, its Applied Physics Laboratory, and its School of Medicine.



Johns Hopkins APL Plays Key Role as US, Japan Conduct First SM-3 Block IIA Intercept Test

Tue, 7 Feb 2017 09:00:00 EDT

Engineers from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, in cooperation with the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA), the Japan Ministry of Defense, and U.S. Navy sailors aboard USS John Paul Jones (DDG-53), played a key role in the first live-fire intercept using the new Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA guided missile during a Feb. 3 flight test off the west coast of Hawaii.



New DSB Report Explores Ways to Enhance U.S. Undersea Advantage Using Unmanned Systemst

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:00:00 EDT

Unmanned undersea systems could play a significant role in complementing more expensive assets and extend the capabilities of manned systems, according to a new Defense Science Board task force report.



Johns Hopkins APL Provides Key Instruments for NASA's New Discovery Missions

Fri, 6 Jan 2017 09:00:00 EDT

Scientists and engineers at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory will provide instruments on NASA's two newest missions, Lucy and Psyche, which will explore, respectively, six of Jupiter's Trojan asteroids and 16 Psyche, a rare and primarily metal asteroid in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.



Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory Join Facebook Research Agreement

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 09:05:00 EDT

The Johns Hopkins University and the Applied Physics Laboratory have joined a select group of universities and research centers participating in a research agreement sponsored by Facebook's Building 8, a new team focused on research development and product development.



APL Plays Key Role in Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System Intercept Flight Test

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 09:05:00 EDT

A team of APL engineers, working with the Missile Defense Agency and Sailors aboard USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53), played a key role in the successful firing of two Standard Missile-6 Dual I missiles against a complex, medium-range ballistic missile (MRBM) target, demonstrating the Sea Based Terminal endo-atmospheric defensive capability during a flight test off the coast of Hawaii Dec. 14.



Johns Hopkins APL, Navy Demonstrate High-Speed, Autonomous Surface Patrol Capability

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 09:05:00 EDT

After a year of internal research and development, the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, recently conducted a large, at-sea demonstration of swarming unmanned surface vessels (USV).



Johns Hopkins APL's Fox Named to Naval Academy Board of Visitors

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 09:05:00 EDT

Christine Fox, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Assistant Director for Policy and Analysis, has been named to the United States Naval Academy's Board of Visitors. Fox will contribute her leadership experience in research and analysis, and as a Department of Defense senior official, to the Board charged with inquiring “into the state of morale and discipline, the curriculum, instruction, physical equipment, fiscal affairs, academic methods, and other matters relating to the academy which the Board decides to consider.”



Maryland Roundtable for Education Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 09:05:00 EDT

The Maryland Business Roundtable for Education (MBRT) held its 25th Anniversary celebration on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland.



APL's RAVAN CubeSat Will Study Earth Climate Imbalance

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 09:05:00 EDT

A new CubeSat from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, will demonstrate new technology to measure Earth's radiation imbalance and better predict future climate change.



APL's Gardner Earns Maryland "Outstanding Young Engineer" Honors

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 09:05:00 EDT

The Maryland Academy of Sciences named Ryan Gardner, of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), Outstanding Young Engineer during a ceremony Nov. 16 at the Maryland Science Center in Baltimore.



New Study Reveals Relationships Between Chemicals Found on Comets

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 09:05:00 EDT

A new study has revealed similarities and relationships between certain types of chemicals found on 30 different comets, which vary widely in their overall composition compared to one another. The research is part of ongoing investigations into these primordial bodies, which contain material largely unchanged from the birth of the solar system some 4.6 billion years ago.



Pluto Exploration Complete: New Horizons Returns Last Bits of 2015 Flyby Data to Earth

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 09:05:00 EDT

NASA's New Horizons mission reached a major milestone this week when the last bits of science data from the Pluto flyby — stored on the spacecraft's digital recorders since July 2015 — arrived safely on Earth.



Johns Hopkins APL's Lisa Blodgett Joins Board of Naval Submarine League

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:05:00 EDT

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory is pleased to announce that Lisa Blodgett, head of the Force Projection Sector, has been named to the Board of Directors for the Naval Submarine League.



Andrew Merkle Appointed Research and Exploratory Development Mission Area Executive

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 09:05:00 EDT

Andrew Merkle has been appointed the Mission Area Executive for Research and Exploratory Development at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland. He assumed his post on Oct. 1.



Johns Hopkins inHealth and Applied Physics Laboratory Join Forces to Revolutionize Medicine

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 09:05:00 EDT

Johns Hopkins Medicine, in partnership with the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, today announced a joint effort to apply rigorous data analysis and systems engineering practices in an effort to revolutionize the diagnosis and treatment of disease.



General John Allen, Dr. Michael D. Griffin and Admiral Samuel Locklear Join Johns Hopkins APL as Senior Fellows

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 09:05:00 EDT

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory is pleased to announce the appointment of three new senior fellows. General John Allen, USMC (Ret.) former special presidential envoy for the global coalition to counter ISIL; Dr. Michael D. Griffin, former NASA administrator; and Admiral Samuel Locklear, U.S. Navy (Ret.) former Pacific Command commander, bring decades of high-level leadership and unique expertise to the Laboratory.



APL Mathematician Receives Women of Color Technology Award

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:05:00 EDT

Camille Daniel, a mathematics and statistics analyst at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, will receive a 2016 Women of Color Technology Award for her accomplishments in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)-related fields.



X-Ray Detection Sheds New Light on Pluto

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 11:05:00 EDT

Scientists using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory have made the first detections of X-rays from Pluto.



Ice Not a Major Factor of Dwarf Planet Ceres' Surface Features

Thu, 1 Sep 2016 17:23:00 EDT

Although there is significant evidence of ice on the surface of the dwarf planet Ceres, the largest object in orbit between Mars and Jupiter, an analysis of the surface geology indicates that ice is not a major factor in forming surface features, according to a paper in the September issue of Science magazine.



APL Receives Department of Homeland Security Under Secretary's Award

Thu, 1 Sep 2016 11:05:00 EDT

A team from the Asymmetric Operations Sector, led by John Contestabile, was awarded a 2016 Under Secretary's Award from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate for its work in leading the testing and development of datacasting, a new technology for first responders.



Mike White to Lead Air and Missile Defense at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 14:15:00 EDT

Mike White has been named head of the Air and Missile Defense Sector at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland. As sector head, White will oversee all work related to an APL mission that traces its roots to the Laboratory's founding project, the radio proximity fuze.



Submarine Technology Symposium Fosters Collaboration, Innovation

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 11:05:00 EDT

From its inaugural session in 1988, the Submarine Technology Symposium (STS), held annually at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, has been one of the nation's premier technical conferences for developing platforms of collaboration across the undersea warfare enterprise.



Johns Hopkins APL Begins Construction on New Warehouse Facility

Wed, 10 Aug 2016 11:05:00 EDT

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has started construction of a new warehouse facility on its main campus in Laurel, Maryland.



APL Instrument Shows Mars Gullies Likely Not Formed By Liquid Water

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 11:05:00 EDT

New findings using data from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) show that gullies on modern Mars are most likely not being formed by flowing liquid water.



Johns Hopkins APL Names Patrick Binning Mission Area Executive for National Security Space

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 11:05:00 EDT

Patrick Binning has been named mission area executive for National Security Space at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland.