Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
75th APL Anniversary


Van Allen Probes spacecraft

APL Hosts Baltimore/Washington D.C. Space Apps Challenge
Tech-savvy creative teams will gather at APL’s Laurel, Maryland, campus on April 29–30 to take part in the International Space Apps Challenge — a global, two-day technology development marathon event.
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Researchers Suggest New Picture of the Sun’s Interaction with the Galaxy
Scientists using data from APL experiments on NASA’s Cassini and Voyager spacecraft suggest 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.
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brain–computer interface collage

APL Collaborates with Facebook’s Building 8 on 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.
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APL staff members with HBCU engineering deans

Laboratory Named Top Supporter of HBCU Engineering Programs
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 STEM fields.
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Rich Wojcik and Shraddha Patel

APL Helps Liberia Better Prepare for Health Threats
Two analysts from APL’s National Health Mission Area traveled twice to Liberia’s capital, Monrovia, last year to deploy Lab-developed disease surveillance tools that will leave the country better prepared to deal with future outbreaks.
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High-Speed, Autonomous Surface Patrol Capability Demonstrated
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 of vessels.
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  • Civil Space

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  • Homeland Protection

  • National Health

  • National Security Analysis

  • National Security Space

  • Precision Strike

  • Research and Exploratory Development

  • Sea Control

  • Special Operations

  • Strategic Deterrence