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Water and Air: Flying Fish UAAV Can Go Anywhere

Johns Hopkins APL researchers created 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.
6-Sep-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

APL Demonstrates High-Bandwidth Communications Capability at Sea


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...
24-Aug-2017 3:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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

The Dragonfly mission concept would use an instrumented, radioisotope-powered, dual-quadcopter to explore Saturn's largest moon, Titan, one of our solar system’s “ocean worlds.”
23-Aug-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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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
23-Jun-2017 12:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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


The Lab has been designing noninvasive optical imaging methods to increase the reach of neural prosthetics, and ultimately produce technologies that could offer high-speed, thought-driven interfaces.
19-Apr-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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


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),...
9-Feb-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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

In September, an APL experiment, in collaboration with the Surface Targets Branch of the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, worked to advance the state of the art of collaborative, autonomous USV behaviors to higher speeds and larger numbers...
13-Dec-2016 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

New Study Reveals Relationships Between Chemicals Found on Comets


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...
2-Dec-2016 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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