Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory https://www.jhuapl.edu/ https://www.jhuapl.edu/Content/images/apl_small_horizontal_blue-stroked.png Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory https://www.jhuapl.edu/ We solve complex research, engineering, and analytical problems that present critical challenges to our nation. APL—the nation’s largest university affiliated research center—provides U.S. government agencies with deep expertise in specialized fields to support national priorities and technology development programs. We also serve as independent trusted technical agents to the government, providing continuity for highly complex, multigenerational technology development systems. Johns Hopkins APL Names Dr. Robert D. Braun as Space Exploration Sector Head Amanda.Zrebiec@jhuapl.edu (Amanda Zrebiec) Dr. Robert D. Braun has been announced as the next head of APL’s Space Exploration Sector. Braun has more than 30 years of experience as a space systems engineer, technologist and organizational leader. He will guide the efforts in both civilian space exploration as well as national security related space programs. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/220120-apl-names-bobby-braun-as-space-exploration-sector-head https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/220120-apl-names-bobby-braun-as-space-exploration-sector-head Thu, 20 Jan 2022 9:00:00 EDT National Security Community Honors Johns Hopkins APL’s Arribas Starkey-El for Mentoring Leadership Amanda.Zrebiec@jhuapl.edu (Amanda Zrebiec) For his deep commitment to mentorship at APL, Jaime Arribas Starkey-El was honored by the Intelligence and National Security Alliance with the Edwin H. Land Industry Award, which recognizes the accomplishments of early- and mid-career professionals who work on intelligence, defense and homeland security issues. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/220119-arribas-starkey-el-honored-by-national-security-community-for-mentoring-leadership https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/220119-arribas-starkey-el-honored-by-national-security-community-for-mentoring-leadership Wed, 19 Jan 2022 9:00:00 EDT Former Johns Hopkins APL Interim Director Hinman Dies at 86 Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) Eugene Hinman, a former interim APL director who distinguished himself as a leader and visionary systems engineer over a 38-year career at the Laboratory, died Jan. 3. He was 86. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/220118b-gene-hinman-dies-at-86 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/220118b-gene-hinman-dies-at-86 Tue, 18 Jan 2022 9:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL’s Stoll Earns Homeland Security Award for Program Management Amanda.Zrebiec@jhuapl.edu (Amanda Zrebiec) APL’s Robert Stoll has received a Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate 2021 William Deso Excellence in Program Management Award for his work on biothreat challenges. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/220118-stoll-homeland-security-award https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/220118-stoll-homeland-security-award Tue, 18 Jan 2022 9:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Contributes Critical Expertise to R&D 100 Award-Winning Nuclear Detection Device Amanda.Zrebiec@jhuapl.edu (Amanda Zrebiec) APL provided expertise critical to the development of a fieldable nuclear threat assessment instrument that has been selected as a winner of the 2021 R&D 100 Awards. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/220114-apl-contributes-to-rd100-winning-nuclear-detection-device https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/220114-apl-contributes-to-rd100-winning-nuclear-detection-device Fri, 14 Jan 2022 9:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Honored with Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award for Best Places to Work Amanda.Zrebiec@jhuapl.edu (Amanda Zrebiec) APL was honored with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, ranking No. 15 out of 100 U.S. large companies on the Best Places to Work in 2022 list. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/220112-apl-glassdoor-employees-choice-award-best-places-to-work-2022 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/220112-apl-glassdoor-employees-choice-award-best-places-to-work-2022 Wed, 12 Jan 2022 9:00:00 EDT Three From Johns Hopkins APL Named as Professional Organization Fellows Amanda.Zrebiec@jhuapl.edu (Amanda Zrebiec) Three APL staff members were recently named as fellows to prestigious technical organizations across the country. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/220111-three-new-professional-organization-fellows https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/220111-three-new-professional-organization-fellows Tue, 11 Jan 2022 9:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Team Delivers Critical Parts for Europa Clipper’s Mapping Instrument Jeremy.Rehm@jhuapl.edu (Jeremy Rehm) An APL team recently completed work on an instrument that will be critical to determining the habitability of Europa, the one of Jupiter’s moons that’s most likely to harbor life. https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/220110-apl-mise-team-delivers-parts-for-Europa-Clipper-mapping-instrument https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/220110-apl-mise-team-delivers-parts-for-Europa-Clipper-mapping-instrument Mon, 10 Jan 2022 9:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL’s Andre Douglas Selected to Join 2021 NASA Astronaut Class Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) Andre Douglas, a systems engineer at APL, was selected by NASA to join the 2021 astronaut candidate class. He will report for duty in January to begin two years of training. https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/211223-apl-andre-douglas-joins-2021-nasa-astronaut-class https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/211223-apl-andre-douglas-joins-2021-nasa-astronaut-class Thu, 23 Dec 2021 9:00:00 EDT With Its Single “Eye,” NASA’s DART Returns First Images From Space Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) Just two weeks after liftoff, NASA&rsquo;s DART spacecraft, which Johns Hopkins APL designed, built and manages, opened the door to its DRACO camera and returned its first star-filled images. The images will help researchers calibrate for DART&rsquo;s ultimate goal of crashing into an asteroid. https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/211222-DART-DRACO-returns-first-images-of-stars-from-space https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/211222-DART-DRACO-returns-first-images-of-stars-from-space Wed, 22 Dec 2021 9:00:00 EDT Explosives Engineer Works Across Disciplines to Serve Johns Hopkins APL Amanda.Zrebiec@jhuapl.edu (Amanda Zrebiec) Marine veteran and APL engineer Justin Peters leads with enthusiasm — for his field of study, his colleagues and the warfighters he serves. Peters deeply enjoys the multiple roles he plays at APL, from his official job as a chief engineer to his informal role as a trusted advisor to colleagues who rely on his expertise in the niche field of explosives engineering. https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/211220-explosives-engineer-across-disciplines-serve-sponsors https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/211220-explosives-engineer-across-disciplines-serve-sponsors Mon, 20 Dec 2021 9:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Researchers Aim to Set Safer Paths for Swift-Flying Robots Amanda.Zrebiec@jhuapl.edu (Amanda Zrebiec) Despite significant advances in drone technology and autonomous systems over the last couple of decades, a world where small, swift robots dart and weave through pedestrians, bikes and cars in the urban landscape remains firmly in the realm of science fiction. But researchers at APL have made significant progress on two key technical problems that stand in the way of fiction becoming a reality. https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/211216-apl-sets-safer-paths-for-swift-flying-robots https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/211216-apl-sets-safer-paths-for-swift-flying-robots Thu, 16 Dec 2021 11:00:00 EDT Parker Solar Probe Touches the Sun for the First Time, Bringing New Discoveries Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) For the first time in history, a spacecraft has touched the Sun. The Johns Hopkins APL-built Parker Solar Probe has flown through the Sun&rsquo;s upper atmosphere — called the corona — sampling particles and characterizing magnetic fields in this dynamic environment. https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/211214-parker-solar-probe-touches-the-sun https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/211214-parker-solar-probe-touches-the-sun Tue, 14 Dec 2021 11:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL to Co-host Virtual Workshop on 5G Technologies for First Responder and Tactical Networks Amanda.Zrebiec@jhuapl.edu (Amanda Zrebiec) APL will co-host the fourth annual Virtual Workshop on 5G Technologies for First Responder and Tactical Networks on Tuesday, Dec. 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/211210-jhu-apl-cohosting-fourth-ieee-5g-workshop-tactical-first-responder-networks https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/211210-jhu-apl-cohosting-fourth-ieee-5g-workshop-tactical-first-responder-networks Fri, 10 Dec 2021 11:00:00 EDT In the Johns Hopkins APL-Built Colosseum, Competition Spurs AI Innovation Hannah.Longstaff@jhuapl.edu (Hannah Longstaff) The first Operation Protovision competition features the debut of an APL-built simulation environment: the first prototype of the fully digital portion of a new live, virtual, constructive capability for weapon research and development dubbed &ldquo;the Colosseum.&rdquo; https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/211208-golden-horde-operation-protovision-first-competition-debuts-new-simulation-environment https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/211208-golden-horde-operation-protovision-first-competition-debuts-new-simulation-environment Wed, 8 Dec 2021 11:00:00 EDT TIMED Reaches 20 Years of Studying Earth’s Gateway to Space Jeremy.Rehm@jhuapl.edu (Jeremy Rehm) Exactly 20 years ago today, NASA&rsquo;s TIMED mission launched from the California coast on a journey to unveil new secrets about the upper climes of Earth&rsquo;s atmosphere. Developed in part by Johns Hopkins APL, the mission&rsquo;s unrivaled 20-year dataset has provided crucial insights about space weather, Earth&rsquo;s climate and the evolution of planetary atmospheres. https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/211207-nasa-timed-reaches-20-years-studying-earth-upper-atmosphere https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/211207-nasa-timed-reaches-20-years-studying-earth-upper-atmosphere Tue, 7 Dec 2021 11:00:00 EDT NASA’s DART Spacecraft Launches in World’s First Planetary Defense Test Mission Justyna.Surowiec@jhuapl.edu (Justyna Surowiec) After a decade in the making, NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission, which Johns Hopkins APL built and is managing, launched from the California coast early Wednesday morning. It set off to perform the world’s first full-scale test to defend Earth from a potential asteroid or comet threat. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/211124-nasa-johns-hopkins-apl-launch-first-planetary-defense-test-mission-to-double-asteroid-system https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/211124-nasa-johns-hopkins-apl-launch-first-planetary-defense-test-mission-to-double-asteroid-system Wed, 24 Nov 2021 11:00:00 EDT IAA Executive Director Bellingham Joins Johns Hopkins as Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Amanda.Zrebiec@jhuapl.edu (Amanda Zrebiec) James Bellingham, a pioneer in the worldwide autonomous marine robotics field who has led research expeditions from the Arctic to the Antarctic, was appointed as a Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Exploration Robotics. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/211122-bellingham-apl-iaa-bloomberg-distinguished-professor https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/211122-bellingham-apl-iaa-bloomberg-distinguished-professor Mon, 22 Nov 2021 11:00:00 EDT Lunar Vertex: Solving Mysteries Swirling around the Moon’s Magnetic Regions Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) Scientists believe that so-called magnetic anomalies hold clues to conditions on the Moon and other worlds throughout the solar system. To find out, APL leads a project not just to visit the most famous of these areas on the lunar surface but to drive right across it. https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/211018b-lunar-vertex https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/211018b-lunar-vertex Thu, 18 Nov 2021 11:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL’s Van Wie Awarded von Kármán Lectureship in Astronautics Amanda.Zrebiec@jhuapl.edu (Amanda Zrebiec) David Van Wie, an internationally renowned expert in aerospace engineering and head of the Air and Missile Defense Sector at Johns Hopkins APL, was awarded the 2021 von Kármán Lectureship in Astronautics from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/211118-van-wie-von-karman-lectureship-aiaa https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/211118-van-wie-von-karman-lectureship-aiaa Thu, 18 Nov 2021 11:00:00 EDT For Johns Hopkins APL Networking Pioneer Weerackody, Senior IEEE Journal Post Provides the View From Space Amanda.Zrebiec@jhuapl.edu (Amanda Zrebiec) Vijitha Weerackody, a communications engineer at APL, has been appointed senior editor of the Communications Systems and Network section of the journal IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems (TAES). https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/211112b-vijitha-weerackody-senior-editor-ieee-taes https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/211112b-vijitha-weerackody-senior-editor-ieee-taes Fri, 12 Nov 2021 11:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL’s Mary Lasky Honored for Dedication and Contributions to Disaster Resilience Amanda.Zrebiec@jhuapl.edu (Amanda Zrebiec) Honoring her career of exceptional leadership in the fields of emergency preparedness and disaster resilience, the nonprofit InfraGard organization has presented APL’s Mary Lasky with its highest honor, the Linda Franklin National Achievement Memorial Award. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/211112-mary-lasky-honored-by-infragard https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/211112-mary-lasky-honored-by-infragard Fri, 12 Nov 2021 11:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Paves the Way for Rapid, On-the-Spot Testing for Emergent Pathogens Amanda.Zrebiec@jhuapl.edu (Amanda Zrebiec) Scientists at APL have created a foolproof, accurate, on-the-spot test for detecting RNA viruses that uses mature, off-the-shelf technology. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/211110-novel-rna-lateral-flow-test https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/211110-novel-rna-lateral-flow-test Wed, 10 Nov 2021 11:00:00 EDT Five From Johns Hopkins APL Receive Women of Color Recognition Amanda.Zrebiec@jhuapl.edu (Amanda Zrebiec) Human systems engineer Suman Woolums received a special recognition and four other APL women were honored earlier this month with 2021 Women of Color STEM Awards. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/211108b-women-of-color-honors-2021 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/211108b-women-of-color-honors-2021 Mon, 8 Nov 2021 11:00:00 EDT AWiT Recognized for Steadfast Efforts in Advancing Women in STEM Amanda.Zrebiec@jhuapl.edu (Amanda Zrebiec) APL Women in Technology was presented with its third consecutive Gold Mission Award from the Society of Women Engineers, an honor given to groups that demonstrate commitment to SWE’s four goals: professional excellence, globalization, advocacy, and diversity and inclusion https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/211108-apl-women-in-technology-recognized-by-swe-for-stem-efforts https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/211108-apl-women-in-technology-recognized-by-swe-for-stem-efforts Mon, 8 Nov 2021 11:00:00 EDT APL DART Team Prepares for Launch of NASA’s First Planetary Defense Test Mission Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) Excitement continues to grow as DART’s scheduled launch date inches closer and closer. With now just under three weeks to go, DART team members on both coasts of the country are rehearsing and making preparations for the big day. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/211104-nasas-dart-mission-prepares-for-launch-in-first-planetary-defense-test-mission https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/211104-nasas-dart-mission-prepares-for-launch-in-first-planetary-defense-test-mission Thu, 4 Nov 2021 11:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Helps Define Next-Gen Naval Surveillance System Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) An APL team led the development of system requirements for the Shipboard Passive Electro-Optical Infrared (SPEIR) program. SPEIR acts as a visual surveillance system providing persistent high-resolution image processing to operators from a new set of electro-optical/infrared cameras installed above the ship deck. https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/211101-apl-speir-system https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/211101-apl-speir-system Mon, 1 Nov 2021 11:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Cracks the Viral Vernacular with Machine Learning for Language Amanda.Zrebiec@jhuapl.edu (Amanda Zrebiec) APL data scientist Daniel Berman and virologist Jared Evans, both in the Lab’s Research and Exploratory Development Department, are applying machine learning techniques that have been used to crack deep problems in language to the effort of defending against new flu strains before they emerge. Think predictive text, but for viruses instead of words. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/211029-virus-evolution-prediction-with-language-machine-learning https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/211029-virus-evolution-prediction-with-language-machine-learning Fri, 29 Oct 2021 11:00:00 EDT Reviving a Legacy Technology for Spacecraft Exploration Jeremy.Rehm@jhuapl.edu (Jeremy Rehm) A legacy material called silicon-germanium is making a comeback in NASA’s next-generation nuclear power source for spacecraft, thanks in part to recent work by an APL-led team. Its resurgence will enable NASA missions to travel farther and longer than current capabilities allow. https://www.jhuapl.edu/FeatureStory/211025-apl-scientists-help-resurrect-legacy-tech-with-new-twist-nasa-rtg https://www.jhuapl.edu/FeatureStory/211025-apl-scientists-help-resurrect-legacy-tech-with-new-twist-nasa-rtg Mon, 25 Oct 2021 11:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Ushers in New Era of Innovation, Collaboration and Research Capabilities Amanda.Zrebiec@jhuapl.edu (Amanda Zrebiec) APL formally opened Building 201 and its state-of-the-art research facilities on Oct. 19, with a ceremony featuring Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and other government and university leaders. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/211022-apl-opens-building-201 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/211022-apl-opens-building-201 Fri, 22 Oct 2021 11:00:00 EDT DART Arrives at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Its Final Stop Before Launch Jeremy.Rehm@jhuapl.edu (Jeremy Rehm) Just two days after leaving Johns Hopkins APL in a specialized container, NASA&rsquo;s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft arrived at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California, where it is scheduled to launch in late November. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/211020-nasa-apl-dart-arrives-at-vandenberg-ahead-of-launch https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/211020-nasa-apl-dart-arrives-at-vandenberg-ahead-of-launch Wed, 20 Oct 2021 11:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Devises Clean, Cost-Effective Method to Eliminate PFAS ‘Forever Chemicals’ in Water Amanda.Zrebiec@jhuapl.edu (Amanda Zrebiec) Scientists at APL have devised a unique way to destroy these ubiquitous and toxic environmental chemicals for good. The method is inexpensive, does not generate undesirable byproducts and is practical and scalable for a variety of governmental, civilian and commercial applications. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/211013-pfas-elimination-electrochemical https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/211013-pfas-elimination-electrochemical Wed, 13 Oct 2021 11:00:00 EDT New Moon-Based Study Again Shows Spacecraft Could Answer Neutron Lifetime Mystery Jeremy.Rehm@jhuapl.edu (Jeremy Rehm) Just a year after a team from Johns Hopkins APL and Durham University showed for the first time that spacecraft could help end a decades-long stalemate on how long a neutron can last outside an atom’s nucleus, the team has done it again. In a new study using lunar data, the team made a tenfold improvement on their last estimate, drawing closer to answering a question that will improve our understanding of the early universe. https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/211011-scientist-zero-in-on-neutron-lifetime-using-data-from-moon https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/211011-scientist-zero-in-on-neutron-lifetime-using-data-from-moon Mon, 11 Oct 2021 11:00:00 EDT DART Gets Its CubeSat Companion, Its Last Major Piece Jeremy.Rehm@jhuapl.edu (Jeremy Rehm) Shortly after it arrived at Johns Hopkins APL, the Italian Space Agency&rsquo;s first-ever deep-space miniaturized satellite, called LICIACube, was installed on DART. The CubeSat will snap images of DART as it performs its final maneuver: a deliberate crash into an asteroid. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/211001-dart-liciacube-from-italian-space-agency-installed https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/211001-dart-liciacube-from-italian-space-agency-installed Fri, 1 Oct 2021 11:00:00 EDT With Basestack, Johns Hopkins APL Enables Crucial Genomics Work Around the World Amanda.Zrebiec@jhuapl.edu (Amanda Zrebiec) Genomics work has historically been the province of small, highly specialized laboratories with access to top-of-the-line hardware, infrastructure support and technical expertise. Now, a software platform developed largely by APL is making advanced genomics tools accessible and user-friendly for scientists and public health workers around the world. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210930-basestack-enables-genomics-worldwide https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210930-basestack-enables-genomics-worldwide Thu, 30 Sep 2021 11:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL’s Augmented Reality Toolbox Helps Army Improve Situational Awareness Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) APL has been working with the U.S. Army to develop an experimental prototype for the Multi-Domain Task Force for situational awareness, targeting and intelligence preparation of the operational environment at the security level of the unit. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210924-augmented-reality-boosts-army-multi-domain-defense https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210924-augmented-reality-boosts-army-multi-domain-defense Fri, 24 Sep 2021 11:00:00 EDT Sensing the Planet: Johns Hopkins APL Working to Provide Data for Mitigating Climate Change Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) APL researchers are applying expertise in Earth sensing and modeling to predict system changes, providing critical data to support decisions on the national security aspects of mitigating effects of climate change. https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/210920-apl-earthsensing-climatechange-research https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/210920-apl-earthsensing-climatechange-research Mon, 20 Sep 2021 11:00:00 EDT Hilliard, Trexler Earn Recognition From Society of Women Engineers Amanda.Zrebiec@jhuapl.edu (Amanda Zrebiec) Two engineers at Johns Hopkins APL have been honored by the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) for their significant technical and outreach contributions. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210920b-hilliard-trexler-swe-awards-2021 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210920b-hilliard-trexler-swe-awards-2021 Mon, 20 Sep 2021 11:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Scientists Contribute Award-Winning Breakthrough to AI-Driven Climate Initiative Amanda.Zrebiec@jhuapl.edu (Amanda Zrebiec) APL scientists have made significant progress toward creating the first worldwide, near-real-time inventory of road transportation emissions, contributing a major piece to a larger effort to monitor greenhouse gas emissions on a global scale, known as Climate TRACE. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210917-apl-climate-trace-team-wins-award https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210917-apl-climate-trace-team-wins-award Fri, 17 Sep 2021 11:00:00 EDT NOAA Selects Johns Hopkins APL’s George Ho for Space Weather Advisory Group Jeremy.Rehm@jhuapl.edu (Jeremy Rehm) George Ho, a space and planetary physicist at APL, was tapped by NOAA to serve on its new Space Weather Advisory Group. The board will counsel the federal government on mitigating and responding to the deleterious effects of space weather on the nation’s space assets and humanity. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210915-george-ho-selected-for-noaa-space-weather-advisory-group https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210915-george-ho-selected-for-noaa-space-weather-advisory-group Wed, 15 Sep 2021 11:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Opens Field Office in Bustling Aerospace Hub Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) Located in the state with the nation&rsquo;s second-largest aerospace industry, APL&rsquo;s newest field office in Colorado Springs, Colorado, opened its doors this summer. The office lies near Schriever Air Force Base and Peterson Air Force Base and is co-located with other government, industry and academic organizations. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210910-apl-field-office-opens-in-colorado-springs https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210910-apl-field-office-opens-in-colorado-springs Fri, 10 Sep 2021 11:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Team Gives Marine Aviators a Glimpse of the Future Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) A cadre of senior Marine Corps aviation leaders left APL impressed after an eye-opening overview from the Tactical Advancements for the Next Generation (TANG) team&rsquo;s USMC Future Vertical Lift (FVL) Cockpit Experience project. https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/210907-marine-aviators-glimpse-the-future https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/210907-marine-aviators-glimpse-the-future Tue, 7 Sep 2021 11:00:00 EDT Psyche’s Gamma Ray and Neutron Detection Instrument Arrives in California for Spacecraft Installation Jeremy.Rehm@jhuapl.edu (Jeremy Rehm) After five years of developing and testing a complex gamma-ray and neutron detection instrument for NASA&rsquo;s Psyche mission, the world&rsquo;s first mission to study a potentially metal-rich asteroid, the APL Psyche team can finally take a breather. The instrument safely arrived at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California on Aug.&nbsp;2. https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/210902-psyche-gamma-ray-neutron-instrument-arrives-in-california https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/210902-psyche-gamma-ray-neutron-instrument-arrives-in-california Thu, 2 Sep 2021 11:00:00 EDT Aspiring Biologist Awarded Johns Hopkins APL’s Kershner Scholarship Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) Charlotte Ravel, who studied Saturn&rsquo;s organic moon Titan while participating in APL&rsquo;s ASPIRE internship program, was recently selected as the 2021 Kershner scholarship recipient. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210902b-kershner-scholarship-2021 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210902b-kershner-scholarship-2021 Thu, 2 Sep 2021 11:00:00 EDT The Van Allen Probes Transformed Everything We Know About Earth’s Radiation Belts. What’s Next? Jeremy.Rehm@jhuapl.edu (Jeremy Rehm) Nine years after NASA’s Van Allen Probes launched into space to study the radiation environment around Earth, APL gathered scientists and satellite operators from around the world to discuss the future of space weather research, including ways to protect astronauts and satellites. Here are their four big takeaways. https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/210831-what-comes-after-the-van-allen-probes https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/210831-what-comes-after-the-van-allen-probes Tue, 31 Aug 2021 11:00:00 EDT Submarine Technology Symposium Returns to Johns Hopkins APL Hannah.Longstaff@jhuapl.edu (Hannah Longstaff) Sponsored by the Naval Submarine League and organized by APL, the 2021 Submarine Technology Symposium allowed military, industry and Laboratory leaders to once again gather — in person — to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing the submarine force. https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/210831b-2021-submarine-technology-symposium https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/210831b-2021-submarine-technology-symposium Tue, 31 Aug 2021 11:00:00 EDT First Doctorate of Engineering Class Includes Four Johns Hopkins APL Grads Amanda.Zrebiec@jhuapl.edu (Amanda Zrebiec) Four APL staff members recently graduated from the Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering&rsquo;s new doctor of engineering program. The graduation of the first cohort of Lab staff members was an important milestone for continuing education at APL. https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/210824-apl-first-deng-grads https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/210824-apl-first-deng-grads Tue, 24 Aug 2021 11:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Researchers Unfold the Power of Additive Manufacturing for Shape Memory Alloys Amanda.Zrebiec@jhuapl.edu (Amanda Zrebiec) In a paper recently published in the journal Materials &amp; Design, a team from APL describes how it leveraged additive manufacturing to design and fabricate shape memory alloy components capable of precise, self-guided transformations when exposed to heat. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210819-apl-researchers-additive-manufacturing-niti-shape-memory-alloys https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210819-apl-researchers-additive-manufacturing-niti-shape-memory-alloys Thu, 19 Aug 2021 11:00:00 EDT Amid Airspace Safety Concerns, Johns Hopkins APL Researchers Work to Prevent Drone Traffic Jams Amanda.Zrebiec@jhuapl.edu (Amanda Zrebiec) The mother of all traffic jams could be on the horizon, and researchers at APL are working to create a crossing guard that’s up to the challenge. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210818-jh-researchers-work-to-prevent-drone-traffic-jams https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210818-jh-researchers-work-to-prevent-drone-traffic-jams Wed, 18 Aug 2021 11:00:00 EDT IMAP Mission Advances to Next Development Stage Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) NASA has given Princeton University, Johns Hopkins APL and their many partner institutions the go-ahead to begin implementing the Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe (IMAP), a mission to sample, analyze and map particles streaming to Earth from the edges of interstellar space. https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/210817-imap-mission-advances https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/210817-imap-mission-advances Tue, 17 Aug 2021 11:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL’s Parvathy Prem Honored for Early-Career Contributions to Space Exploration Jeremy.Rehm@jhuapl.edu (Jeremy Rehm) The Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute honored APL researcher Parvathy Prem with the Susan Mahan Niebur Early Career Award, recognizing her contributions to space science and exploration. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210817b-parvathy-prem-sservi-award-2021 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210817b-parvathy-prem-sservi-award-2021 Tue, 17 Aug 2021 11:00:00 EDT DART Gets Its Wings: Spacecraft Integrated with Innovative Solar Array Technology and Camera Justyna.Surowiec@jhuapl.edu (Justyna Surowiec) The DART spacecraft&rsquo;s recently installed Roll-Out Solar Arrays and DRACO imager are two critical technologies that will enable the spacecraft to navigate through space and effectively reach the Didymos system as part of a carefully planned asteroid deflection experiment. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210812-dart-solar-array-imager-installation https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210812-dart-solar-array-imager-installation Thu, 12 Aug 2021 11:00:00 EDT Division for Planetary Sciences Honors Johns Hopkins APL’s Turtle for Career Contributions Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) APL planetary scientist Elizabeth &ldquo;Zibi&rdquo; Turtle has been awarded the inaugural Claudia&nbsp;J. Alexander Prize by the American Astronomical Society&rsquo;s Division for Planetary Sciences. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210809b-zibi-turtle-dps-award https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210809b-zibi-turtle-dps-award Mon, 9 Aug 2021 11:00:00 EDT A Few Steps Closer to Europa: Spacecraft Hardware Makes Headway Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) Key elements of the Europa Clipper spacecraft — which Johns Hopkins APL is developing in partnership with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory — are coming together in clean rooms across the country. https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/210809-europa-clipper-hardware-makes-headway https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/210809-europa-clipper-hardware-makes-headway Mon, 9 Aug 2021 11:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Earns Third Straight Selection to Fast Company’s Best Workplaces for Innovators List Amanda.Zrebiec@jhuapl.edu (Amanda Zrebiec) For the third consecutive year, APL secured a spot on Fast Company&rsquo;s Best Workplaces for Innovators list, joining businesses and organizations around the globe honored for demonstrating a deep commitment to encouraging innovation at all levels. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210804-APL-named-fast-company-best-workplaces-innovators-2021 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210804-APL-named-fast-company-best-workplaces-innovators-2021 Tue, 4 Aug 2021 11:00:00 EDT Finer Flaws: Exploring the Advantages of Defects in Laser Manufactured Materials Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) Johns Hopkins APL researchers set out to better understand the influence of different defects on the mechanical performance of additively manufactured materials. In a recent journal article, they provide data to help understand the effects of defects and enable decision-making. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210726-APL-laser-manufactured-materials https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210726-APL-laser-manufactured-materials Mon, 26 Jul 2021 11:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL, Amazon Partner to Accelerate Access to High-Res Brain Mapping Data Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) An expanded collaboration between APL and the Amazon Web Services&rsquo; Open Data Sponsorship Program will further enable the storage and accessibility of ever-expanding neuroimaging datasets generated by the neuroscience research community. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210722b-BossDB-Amazon-Web-Services-brain-neuroscience https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210722b-BossDB-Amazon-Web-Services-brain-neuroscience Thu, 22 Jul 2021 11:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Board of Managers Welcomes New Chair Murren and New Member Barber; Bids Farewell to Outgoing Chair Hankin Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) After six years as chair of APL&rsquo;s board of managers, Michael Hankin closed out his term on June&nbsp;30, making way for new chair Heather Murren. Jeffrey Barber has also joined the board. https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/210722-new-board-leadership https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/210722-new-board-leadership Wed, 22 Jul 2021 11:00:00 EDT “Radar Fanatic” Status Lands APL’s Smith Role as Journal Editor Amanda.Zrebiec@jhuapl.edu (Amanda Zrebiec) Graeme Smith is passionate about sharing knowledge and inspiring others. Serving as an associate editor for IEEE’s Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems allows him to contribute to the field and advocate for Johns Hopkins APL. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210719-journal-editor-Graeme-Smith https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210719-journal-editor-Graeme-Smith Mon, 19 Jul 2021 11:00:00 EDT SMART Nav: Giving Spacecraft the Power to Guide Themselves Jeremy.Rehm@jhuapl.edu (Jeremy Rehm) NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) will be the first-ever mission to test a way to protect Earth from an asteroid strike. But to ensure DART hits its harmless test target, scientists and engineers at Johns Hopkins APL developed a guidance system unlike anything used on spacecraft before — a system that can direct a spacecraft entirely on its own without any human intervention. https://www.jhuapl.edu/interactive/navigating-double-asteroid-redirection-test-on-its-own https://www.jhuapl.edu/interactive/navigating-double-asteroid-redirection-test-on-its-own Wed, 14 Jul 2021 11:00:00 EDT ‘Solving Problems Others Haven’t’ Keeps Blodgett Focused on Invention Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) Dave Blodgett says he often wakes up at night thinking about work, but that&rsquo;s OK, because it&rsquo;s thrilling when your work has tremendous potential for meaningful impact. The chief scientist for APL&rsquo;s Research and Exploratory Development Department secured his 10th patent in 2020 and has been honored as a Master Inventor. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210713-master-inventor-patent-APL-Achievement-Awards-Blodgett https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210713-master-inventor-patent-APL-Achievement-Awards-Blodgett Tue, 13 Jul 2021 15:00:00 EDT A Father’s Advice Drives Master Inventor George Coles Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) As he was growing up, George Coles&nbsp;Jr. often heard from his father, &ldquo;If you use it, you need to know how to fix it.&rdquo; That advice framed an approach to innovation for Coles, one of three staff members to recently earn the APL Master Inventor Award. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210713a-master-inventor-patent-APL-Achievement-Awards-Coles https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210713a-master-inventor-patent-APL-Achievement-Awards-Coles Tue, 13 Jul 2021 15:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Earns a Place Among Computerworld’s Top 10 ‘Best Places to Work in&nbsp;IT’ Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) APL is one of Insider Pro and Computerworld’s top 10 “Best Places to Work in IT,” making the prestigious list for the fourth year in a row. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210712-APL-Top-10-Best-Place-to-Work-in-IT-2021 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210712-APL-Top-10-Best-Place-to-Work-in-IT-2021 Mon, 12 Jul 2021 15:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Scientists Help Solve the 40&#8209;Year Mystery of Jupiter’s X-ray Aurora Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) APL scientists have helped solve a decades-old mystery as to how Jupiter produces a spectacular burst of X-rays every few minutes. Critical measurements of the local environment came from APL&rsquo;s Jupiter Energetic particle Detector Instrument (JEDI) onboard NASA&rsquo;s Jupiter-orbiting satellite Juno. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210709-study-solves-Jupiter-xray-aurora-mystery https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210709-study-solves-Jupiter-xray-aurora-mystery Fri, 9 Jul 2021 15:00:00 EDT 60 Years on, Nuclear Power Still Enables Pioneering Space Missions Jeremy.Rehm@jhuapl.edu (Jeremy Rehm) Sixty years ago today, the U.S. launched its first nuclear-powered satellite into space, a power source that has since enabled more than two dozen pioneering space missions. Here&rsquo;s a look at four of those missions, all led by Johns Hopkins APL, and the discoveries they have made (or will make). https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/210629-60-years-of-radioisotope-power-on-spacecraft https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/210629-60-years-of-radioisotope-power-on-spacecraft Tue, 29 Jun 2021 09:00:00 EDT BOLT Experiment Readies for Final Flight in Sweden Justyna.Surowiec@jhuapl.edu (Justyna Surowiec) Held off by the pandemic, the Boundary Layer Transition (BOLT) flight experiment team is preparing for a late-June launch campaign at the Esrange Space Center in Kiruna, Sweden. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210622-BOLT-experiment-readies-for-final-flight-Sweden https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210622-BOLT-experiment-readies-for-final-flight-Sweden Tue, 22 Jun 2021 09:00:00 EDT Space Particle Instrument Prepped and Primed for Jovian Journey Jeremy.Rehm@jhuapl.edu (Jeremy Rehm) After a decade in the making and numerous hurdles along the way, the Particle Environment Package (PEP)-Hi, made of two innovative instruments built by Johns Hopkins APL for the international JUICE mission to Jupiter, is complete and ready for installation on the spacecraft. https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/210616-JUICE-particle-instruments-ready-for-Jupiter-trip https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/210616-JUICE-particle-instruments-ready-for-Jupiter-trip Wed, 16 Jun 2021 09:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Diving into Marine Environments with New Lab Amanda.Zrebiec@jhuapl.edu (Amanda Zrebiec) Johns Hopkins APL is diving into marine environments with the NAMI marine research, investigation and experimentation lab — a fully functioning marine molecular microbiology and analytics facility, with unique capabilities not found in any other U.S. marine-based labs. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210614b-groundbreaking-marine-experimentation-lab https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210614b-groundbreaking-marine-experimentation-lab Mon, 14 Jun 2021 09:00:00 EDT Parker Solar Probe Team Earns National Space Club and Foundation Aerospace Award Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) For its efforts to untangle the long-standing mysteries of the complex solar environment, the Parker Solar Probe mission team has earned the National Space Club and Foundation&rsquo;s Nelson&nbsp;P. Jackson Award, which recognizes the most outstanding contribution to aerospace in the preceding year. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210611-PSP-national-space-club-award https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210611-PSP-national-space-club-award Thu, 11 Jun 2021 09:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Space Sensor Package Passes Latest Flight Test Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) The recent flight of Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity marked another successful test for the JHU APL Integrated Universal Suborbital (JANUS) platform, a sensor designed to observe the conditions inside suborbital space vehicles. https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/210610-janus-flight-test https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/210610-janus-flight-test Wed, 10 Jun 2021 09:00:00 EDT Solar Mission Reveals New Details About Venus’ Unusual Magnetic Field Jeremy.Rehm@jhuapl.edu (Jeremy Rehm) A new study, led by Johns Hopkins APL researchers using data from Solar Orbiter’s first flyby of Venus, found the planet’s unusual magnetic field can still accelerate particles to millions of miles per hour — a finding valuable to understanding magnetospheres around planets outside our solar system. https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/210603-Solar-Orbiter-unveils-new-details-Venus-magnetosphere https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/210603-Solar-Orbiter-unveils-new-details-Venus-magnetosphere Thu, 3 Jun 2021 09:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL’s Anna Named AIHA Fellow Amanda.Zrebiec@jhuapl.edu (Amanda Zrebiec) Dan Anna, assistant supervisor of APL’s Environmental Health and Safety Group, was recently named an American Industrial Hygiene Association fellow — a prestigious honor granted to less than 5% of the association’s membership. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/2105601b-Dan-Anna-named-AIHA-fellow https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/2105601b-Dan-Anna-named-AIHA-fellow Mon, 1 Jun 2021 09:00:00 EDT The Subset Seekers Jeremy.Rehm@jhuapl.edu (Jeremy Rehm) Data scientists from Johns Hopkins APL and clinicians used artificial intelligence to predict whether a COVID-19 patient is likely to become a severe or mild case. But the process has turned up its own surprises about the individuality of this disease and underscored the need to tailor a person’s medical treatment precisely. https://www.jhuapl.edu/FeatureStory/210524-precision-medicine-finds-covid-subtypes https://www.jhuapl.edu/FeatureStory/210524-precision-medicine-finds-covid-subtypes Sat, 24 May 2021 09:00:00 EDT Novel Technologies Bolster Cybersecurity at Water Treatment Plants Amanda.Zrebiec@jhuapl.edu (Amanda Zrebiec) Johns Hopkins APL is designing cost-effective cyberdefense technologies that are strong enough to repel serious cyberattacks but affordable enough to be purchased and easily implemented by the nation’s diverse industrial control system operators, including at water treatment facilities. https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/210519-novel-tech-bolsters-cybersecurity https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/210519-novel-tech-bolsters-cybersecurity Wed, 19 May 2021 09:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Research Team Tackles Electrode in Quest for Safer Batteries Amanda.Zrebiec@jhuapl.edu (Amanda Zrebiec) A team of APL researchers has developed a scalable process for producing a safe, high-energy-density battery anode — another landmark achievement in the Laboratory’s quest to create effective, durable lithium-ion batteries. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210513-lithium-ion-battery-electrode-aluminium-niobate-safe https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210513-lithium-ion-battery-electrode-aluminium-niobate-safe Thu, 13 May 2021 09:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Honors Staff Innovation in Annual Achievement Awards Ceremony Amanda.Zrebiec@jhuapl.edu (Amanda Zrebiec) Held virtually for the second consecutive year, the APL Achievement Awards included honors for a range of impactful projects and accomplishments. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210512-2020-Annual-APL-Achievement-Awards https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210512-2020-Annual-APL-Achievement-Awards Wed, 12 May 2021 09:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Contributes “Once in a Lifetime” Navy SPY-6 Radar System Upgrade Ken.Melton@jhuapl.edu (Ken Melton) Raytheon and APL delivered the first Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) AN/SPY-6 (SPY-6) array for installation to the U.S. Navy for DDG-125, the latest destroyer in the Arleigh Burke class. https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/210510-SPY-6-radar-systems-upgrade-milestone https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/210510-SPY-6-radar-systems-upgrade-milestone Mon, 10 May 2021 09:00:00 EDT Marine Robotics Pioneer Bellingham to Lead Hopkins Institute for Assured Autonomy John.Courtmanche@jhuapl.edu (John Courtmanche) Jim Bellingham, a pioneer in the worldwide autonomous marine robotics field who has led research expeditions from the Arctic to the Antarctic, has been appointed executive director of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Assured Autonomy (IAA) in Baltimore, run jointly by Johns Hopkins APL and the Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering. For more than 30 years, Bellingham has been a global leader in the development of small, high-performance autonomous underwater vehicles, resulting in a class of systems that are now widely used within the military, industry and science communities. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210507-marine-robotics-pioneer-to-lead-IAA https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210507-marine-robotics-pioneer-to-lead-IAA Fri, 7 May 2021 09:00:00 EDT Pedro Rodriguez: Natural Intelligence Amanda.Zrebiec@jhuapl.edu (Amanda Zrebiec) A search for precision led Pedro Rodriguez into his career as an electrical engineer, but because of his insights into new possibilities, he now helps lead Johns Hopkins APL&rsquo;s AI and machine learning efforts. Today, he sees the potential power and precision of artificial intelligence and machine learning tools as keys to better protect a changing world. https://www.jhuapl.edu/FeatureStory/210427-Pedro-Rodriguez-humanitarian-assistance-disaster-recovery-AI https://www.jhuapl.edu/FeatureStory/210427-Pedro-Rodriguez-humanitarian-assistance-disaster-recovery-AI Tue, 27 Apr 2021 09:00:00 EDT &ldquo;We Had to Get This Right&rdquo;: How Johns Hopkins Built the Coronavirus Tracking Global Dashboard: An Oral History Justyna.Surowiec@jhuapl.edu (Justyna Surowiec) As COVID-19 cases multiplied in early 2020, so too did the number of users turning to the Johns Hopkins University dashboard, which tracked global cases of COVID-19 in real time and quickly became the go-to source for the public, the news media and even the U.S. government. But the system&rsquo;s early infrastructure buckled under the sheer proliferation of data as cases continued to explode worldwide. This is the story of how the most trusted, accurate source of information available on the pandemic came to be, and how it became <strong>the</strong> data source relied upon globally for near-real-time tracking of the biggest health crisis this century. https://www.jhuapl.edu/FeatureStory/210426-JHU-COVID-dashboard-oral-history https://www.jhuapl.edu/FeatureStory/210426-JHU-COVID-dashboard-oral-history Mon, 26 Apr 2021 09:00:00 EDT Hon. Ellen Lord, Former Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, Named Senior Fellow at Johns Hopkins APL Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) The Honorable Ellen M. Lord, former undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment in the Department of Defense, has joined APL as a Senior Fellow. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210420-Ellen-Lord-named-senior-fellow https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210420-Ellen-Lord-named-senior-fellow Tue, 20 Apr 2021 09:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL, TNO Sign Memorandum of Understanding on Collaborative Research and Technology Development Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) APL and the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) have signed a memorandum of understanding, formalizing a collaborative relationship between the nonprofit organizations. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210420-APL-TNO-science-and-technology-development-collaboration https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210420-APL-TNO-science-and-technology-development-collaboration Tue, 20 Apr 2021 09:00:00 EDT New Horizons Reaches a Rare Space Milestone Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) NASA’s New Horizons is reaching a rare deep-space milepost — 50 astronomical units from the Sun, or 50 times farther from the Sun than Earth is. The Johns Hopkins APL-operated New Horizons is just the fifth spacecraft to reach this great distance, following the legendary Voyagers 1 and 2 and Pioneers 10 and 11. https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/210416-new-horizons-50AU https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/210416-new-horizons-50AU Fri, 16 Apr 2021 09:00:00 EDT Parker Solar Probe Captures First Complete View of Venus Orbital Dust Ring Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) The Johns Hopkins APL-operated Parker Solar Probe captured the first complete view of Venus’s dust ring, a band of particles that stretches for the entirety of the planet’s path around the Sun. The new observation opens a window to understanding how dust is captured and redistributed throughout the solar system. https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/210415-Parker-Solar-Probe-sees-Venus-dust-ring https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/210415-Parker-Solar-Probe-sees-Venus-dust-ring Thu, 15 Apr 2021 09:00:00 EDT Super Sticky: Johns Hopkins APL Creates Strong, Fast, Waterproof Adhesive Amanda.Zrebiec@jhuapl.edu (Amanda Zrebiec) An APL team created a rapidly curing underwater adhesive that is effective on a range of surfaces, including aluminum, stainless steel, glass and plastic. The adhesive performed best on untreated aluminum surfaces with a high bonding strength of approximately 400 pounds in 60 seconds. https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/210414-APL-additives-underwater-fast-acting-adhesive-glue https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/210414-APL-additives-underwater-fast-acting-adhesive-glue Wed, 14 Apr 2021 09:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Staff Members Step Up to Mentor Students with Special Needs Amanda.Zrebiec@jhuapl.edu (Amanda Zrebiec) Learning to become independent sometimes means asking for help. That’s one of many lessons APL staff members are teaching a group of students with special needs as part of Project SEARCH. https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/210413-staff-members-step-up-mentor-students-special-needs https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/210413-staff-members-step-up-mentor-students-special-needs Tue, 13 Apr 2021 09:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Bridges the Gap with Next Phase of DARPA’s ACE Program Justyna.Surowiec@jhuapl.edu (Justyna Surowiec) After the success of last summer&rsquo;s AlphaDogfight Trials, when AI beat an experienced human F-16 fighter pilot in a simulated aerial battle, APL leads DARPA&rsquo;s ACE program to new milestones in the quest to forge greater trust in autonomous systems for air combat https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210408b-APL-bridges-gap-next-phase-DARPA-ACE https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210408b-APL-bridges-gap-next-phase-DARPA-ACE Thu, 8 Apr 2021 09:00:00 EDT Europa Clipper Builds Hardware, Moves Toward Assembly Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) NASA&rsquo;s Europa Clipper mission has passed a significant milestone, completing its Critical Design Review. Being developed by Johns Hopkins APL and NASA&rsquo;s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the mission can now start to assemble and test the spacecraft and its payload of sophisticated science instruments. https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/210408-Europa-Clipper-build https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/210408-Europa-Clipper-build Thu, 8 Apr 2021 09:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Researchers Will Play Leading Role in James Webb Space Telescope’s First Year Jeremy.Rehm@jhuapl.edu (Jeremy Rehm) A dozen proposals submitted by researchers at APL have been selected for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope’s first year of operation, observing everything from asteroids in our solar system to exoplanets around the Milky Way galaxy. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210407-APL-project-leads-James-Webb-first-year https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210407-APL-project-leads-James-Webb-first-year Wed, 7 Apr 2021 09:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins Researchers Advancing Safety of AI and Autonomous Machines in Society John.Courtmanche@jhuapl.edu (John Courtmanche) To advance the benefits and safety of the technology behind unmanned vehicles and the array of artificial intelligence programs automating our devices, offices, homes and community grids, the Johns Hopkins Institute for Assured Autonomy (IAA) has invested in a portfolio of 10 state-of-the-art research projects uniting researchers across Johns Hopkins University. https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/210402-Johns-Hopkins-researchers-advance-AI-and-autonomous-machines https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/210402-Johns-Hopkins-researchers-advance-AI-and-autonomous-machines Fri, 2 Apr 2021 09:00:00 EDT Detecting Hidden Signals Amanda.Zrebiec@jhuapl.edu (Amanda Zrebiec) In a new paper, a Johns Hopkins APL research team explained how they applied two theoretical tools of quantum information to extremely sensitive signal detection tasks. Their research suggests that honing this sensitivity to detect signals while rejecting background noise will enable the use of quantum detectors even when this surrounding noise is strong relative to the signal of interest. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210325-detecting-hidden-signals-quantum-sensing-npj https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210325-detecting-hidden-signals-quantum-sensing-npj Thu, 25 Mar 2021 14:00:00 EST Former Air Force Chief of Staff Goldfein Named Senior Fellow at Johns Hopkins APL Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) Gen. David L. Goldfein, former chief of staff of the Air Force, has joined APL as a Senior Fellow. He will share expertise to help maximize APL&rsquo;s technological contributions to critical national challenges, including readiness, strategic deterrence and space operations. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210323-Goldfein-named-Senior-Fellow https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210323-Goldfein-named-Senior-Fellow Tue, 23 Mar 2021 14:00:00 EST Johns Hopkins APL Engages Government and Industry on Critical Lunar Space Issues Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) APL is holding its second annual Cislunar Security Conference the week of November 15, 2021. Space is quickly becoming an even more critical part of the nation’s scientific and national security agendas, with increased attention on activities in the vicinity of the Moon and on its surface. https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/210322-APL-critical-lunar-space-issues https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/210322-APL-critical-lunar-space-issues Mon, 22 Mar 2021 10:00:00 EST Amputee Makes Music with the Modular Prosthetic Limb Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) Johnny Matheny became the first person to take home the world’s most advanced Modular Prosthetic Limb (MPL) — developed by Johns Hopkins APL — in 2018 for a yearlong opportunity to see how the arm functions in the real world. He was able customize the arm and learn to do the things he wanted — like playing the piano. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210318-home-study-Modular-Prosthetic-Limb-Matheny-piano-Amazing-Grace https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210318-home-study-Modular-Prosthetic-Limb-Matheny-piano-Amazing-Grace Thu, 18 Mar 2021 14:00:00 EST Johns Hopkins APL Technology Helps Mars Mission Phone Home Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) The Emirates Mars Mission, also known as “Hope,” stays connected to its operators on Earth using a novel radio provided by APL. https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/210318-Hope-Mars-mission https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/210318-Hope-Mars-mission Thu, 18 Mar 2021 10:00:00 EST A New Conceptual Mission Proposes to Study Earth Like an Exoplanet Jeremy.Rehm@jhuapl.edu (Jeremy Rehm) A new conceptual mission developed by Johns Hopkins APL researchers proposes to send a small spacecraft to view Earth as if it were a potentially habitable exoplanet and help validate whether the methods currently used to look for habitable worlds can even detect life on the one planet where we know it does exist. https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/210317-seeing-Earth-like-an-exoplanet https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/210317-seeing-Earth-like-an-exoplanet Wed, 17 Mar 2021 10:00:00 EST Johns Hopkins APL Team Launches Regional Chapter of Association for Computing Machinery John.Courtmanche@jhuapl.edu (John Courtmanche) The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the global computing society with nearly 100,000 members from more than 190 countries, has chartered a Baltimore professional chapter led by APL employees. It will be the only ACM professional chapter in the Baltimore/Washington region, which is home to thousands of computing professionals across leading universities, major companies and government agencies. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210315-Johns-Hopkins-team-forms-regional-ACM-chapter https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210315-Johns-Hopkins-team-forms-regional-ACM-chapter Mon, 15 Mar 2021 10:00:00 EST Silberberg Named Chair of Whiting School Information Systems Program John.Courtmanche@jhuapl.edu (John Courtmanche) The field of information systems engineering is facing new challenges with the increased use of artificial intelligence and machine learning across public sectors and a resulting surge of legal, privacy and ethical concerns. David Silberberg, a computer scientist and engineer at Johns Hopkins APL, is excited to help address these challenges as the newly appointed chair of the Johns Hopkins Whiting School’s Information Systems Engineering program. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210315b-Silberberg-chair-Whiting-School-info-systems https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210315b-Silberberg-chair-Whiting-School-info-systems Mon, 15 Mar 2021 10:00:00 EST NASA Extends Johns Hopkins APL Leadership of Lunar Innovation Initiative Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) NASA has tapped APL to continue supporting the agency’s Lunar Surface Innovation Initiative, which aims to spur the development and deployment of technologies enabling humans to live and work on the Moon. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210312c-NASA-lunar-innovation https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210312c-NASA-lunar-innovation Fri, 12 Mar 2021 10:00:00 EST Johns Hopkins APL Hosts Vice Chief of Space Operations Amanda.Zrebiec@jhuapl.edu (Amanda Zrebiec) APL leaders welcomed Gen. David Thompson, vice chief of space operations for U.S. Space Force, to the Laboratory on March 3, for a tour and briefings on APL work. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210312-vice-chief-space-force-visits-APL https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210312-vice-chief-space-force-visits-APL Fri, 12 Mar 2021 10:00:00 EST Johns Hopkins APL Helps DARPA OFFSET Program Take Flight Amanda.Zrebiec@jhuapl.edu (Amanda Zrebiec) As part of DARPA’s OFFSET program, an APL team proved fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) could have quadcopter UAV agility and mobility but add greater range, endurance and speed. https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/210311-DARPA-OFFSET-Fixed-Wing-UAV https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/210311-DARPA-OFFSET-Fixed-Wing-UAV Wed, 11 Mar 2021 10:00:00 EST Johns Hopkins APL to Host Virtual “Girl Power” STEM Event on March 14 Amanda.Zrebiec@jhuapl.edu (Amanda Zrebiec) APL will virtually host &ldquo;Girl Power,&rdquo; an opportunity for elementary and middle school girls to learn about careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), on Sunday, March 14, from 2 p.m. to 6&nbsp;p.m. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210308-APL-to-host-virtual-Girl-Power2021 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210308-APL-to-host-virtual-Girl-Power2021 Mon, 8 Mar 2021 10:00:00 EST Parker Solar Probe Offers Stunning View of Venus Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) During Parker Solar Probe&rsquo;s third Venus flyby, the camera aboard the Johns Hopkins APL-built spacecraft captured a striking — and surprising — image of the planet&rsquo;s nightside. https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/210225-Parker-Venus-view https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/210225-Parker-Venus-view Thu, 25 Feb 2021 10:00:00 EST New Equation Lays Odds for Life on Venus Jeremy.Rehm@jhuapl.edu (Jeremy Rehm) If life did arise on Venus, does it still exist? A new Johns Hopkins APL-led study provides a framework for estimating that chance. The Venus Life Equation calculates the probability that life currently exists on the second planet from the Sun by focusing on the likelihood of each of three factors: origination, robustness and continuity. https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/210223-Venus-Life-Equation-APL-developed-framework https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/210223-Venus-Life-Equation-APL-developed-framework Tue, 23 Feb 2021 10:00:00 EST Six From Johns Hopkins APL Honored with Black Engineer of the Year Awards Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) Six engineers and scientists from APL have earned Black Engineer of the Year Awards, joining a cadre of Laboratory staff members who have been recognized by the organization. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210222-Black-Engineer-Awards-BEYA-African-American-STEM https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210222-Black-Engineer-Awards-BEYA-African-American-STEM Mon, 22 Feb 2021 10:00:00 EST Johns Hopkins APL Partners with CDC to Protect Frontline Health Care Workers Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, APL is collaborating with the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality on a study to characterize and analyze the airborne transmission of infectious agents in hospital settings — with the goal of reducing risks to frontline health care workers and patients. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210219-firstline_CDC_COVID-19_healthcare_personnel_pathogens_transmission https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210219-firstline_CDC_COVID-19_healthcare_personnel_pathogens_transmission Fri, 19 Feb 2021 11:30:00 EDT Perseverance Mission Highlights CRISM’s Continued Contributions to Martian Science Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) Perseverance is the most advanced Mars rover yet, strategically dispatched to a spot teeming with indicators of long-gone liquid water and, possibly, fossilized Martian life. Data from the Johns Hopkins APL-built CRISM imaging spectrometer factored into NASA’s selection of the Perseverance landing site. https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/210218-Crism-rover-landing-site https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/210218-Crism-rover-landing-site Thu, 18 Feb 2021 11:30:00 EDT Little Moon Io Helps Jupiter Accelerate Charged Particles to Incredible Speed Jeremy.Rehm@jhuapl.edu (Jeremy Rehm) Recent analyses of data fortuitously collected by an APL-built instrument on NASA’s Jupiter-orbiting Juno spacecraft reveal the planet’s little moon Io packs quite a punch, accelerating protons and other charged particles to millions of miles of per hour through an invisible link between itself and Jupiter. https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/210215-Io-helps-Jupiter-accelerate-particles https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/210215-Io-helps-Jupiter-accelerate-particles Mon, 15 Feb 2021 11:30:00 EDT NEAR Landing Left a Lasting Space Exploration Legacy Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) On Feb. 12, 2001, a carefully designed series of maneuvers brought the APL-built NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft to the surface of 433 Eros — the first-ever landing on an asteroid. The trailblazing accomplishment pointed the way for future missions. https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/210212-NEAR-landing-legacy https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/210212-NEAR-landing-legacy Fri, 12 Feb 2021 11:30:00 EDT Successful Intercept Test Sets Strong Course for Navy’s Zumwalt Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/210210-navy-zumwalt-sm2-test-successful-intercept https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/210210-navy-zumwalt-sm2-test-successful-intercept Wed, 10 Feb 2021 11:30:00 EDT DART Mission Heats Up, Enters Environmental Testing Justyna.Surowiec@jhuapl.edu (Justyna Surowiec) A months-long integration and testing phase culminated recently with a successful review and the start of space-environment testing for NASA’s first planetary defense mission, the Johns Hopkins APL-led Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART). https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210209-DART-mission-enters-environmental-testing https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210209-DART-mission-enters-environmental-testing Tue, 9 Feb 2021 11:30:00 EDT Latest Discovery Awards Fund Johns Hopkins APL-Led Projects in Public Health Messaging, Detecting Pathogens and Detecting Unconscious Bias Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) Three principal investigators from APL were among researchers from across the Johns Hopkins enterprise to earn funding in the sixth round of the Johns Hopkins Discovery Awards program. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210201-Discovery-awards-public-health-messaging-pathogens-unconcious-bias-AI https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210201-Discovery-awards-public-health-messaging-pathogens-unconcious-bias-AI Mon, 1 Feb 2021 10:00:00 EDT Study Reveals MESSENGER Watched a Meteoroid Strike Mercury Jeremy.Rehm@jhuapl.edu (Jeremy Rehm) A team of physicists that includes Johns Hopkins APL’s Leonardo Regoli reveals in a recent study that the Lab-operated MESSENGER spacecraft witnessed a meteoroid impact on the planet Mercury more than seven years ago. It’s the first impact ever observed on the surface of another planet. https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/210129-MESSENGER-see-meteoroid-impact-on-Mercury https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/210129-MESSENGER-see-meteoroid-impact-on-Mercury Fri, 29 Jan 2021 10:00:00 EDT Trexler Named to Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute Executive Committee Amanda.Zrebiec@jhuapl.edu (Amanda Zrebiec) Morgan Trexler, a materials engineer at Johns Hopkins APL, was recently named the newest member of the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute executive committee. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210128-Trexler-HEMI-committee https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210128-Trexler-HEMI-committee Thu, 28 Jan 2021 10:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Spacecraft Capture Planetary Portraits Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) The APL-built Parker Solar Probe was wheeling around the Sun last summer when it spied six planets — Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn — in its camera's field of view. The Lab-operated STEREO spacecraft caught a similar glimpse at the same time. https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/210127-six-planet-portraits https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/210127-six-planet-portraits Wed, 27 Jan 2021 10:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins Researchers Tap Bluetooth Technology to Keep Health Workers Safe Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) Johns Hopkins APL researchers are working with Johns Hopkins Medicine and a technology startup to explore the use of Bluetooth Low Energy beacons with ultra-wideband capabilities to study the ability of health care workers to maintain safe distances from one another. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210125-APL-Hopkins-medicine-Bluetooth-COVID-social-distancing https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210125-APL-Hopkins-medicine-Bluetooth-COVID-social-distancing Mon, 25 Jan 2021 10:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Researchers Achieve Wireless Soft Robotic Advancement Amanda.Zrebiec@jhuapl.edu (Amanda Zrebiec) In a new paper published Jan. 8 in the journal Soft Robotics, a team of APL researchers demonstrated a liquid crystal elastomer-based soft robot that is fully untethered from a power source and has Bluetooth control. https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/210121-wireless-soft-robotic-advancement-untethered-joule-heating-material https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/210121-wireless-soft-robotic-advancement-untethered-joule-heating-material Thu, 21 Jan 2021 10:00:00 EDT DART Team Takes a Last Look at Asteroid Target Before Launch Justyna.Surowiec@jhuapl.edu (Justyna Surowiec) As integration and testing continue on the spacecraft, DART’s investigation team has kicked off the mission’s final prelaunch observation campaign on the ground, using powerful telescopes located around the world in an effort to get a glimpse of the asteroid system that DART will encounter this year. https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/210115b-DART-team-takes-last-prelaunch-look-at-asteroid-target https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/210115b-DART-team-takes-last-prelaunch-look-at-asteroid-target Fri, 15 Jan 2021 10:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Team Lauded for Lunar Technology Leadership Jeremy.Rehm@jhuapl.edu (Jeremy Rehm) The APL team that stood up the Lunar Science and Innovation Consortium, an organization to help NASA advance the development of lunar surface technology, will receive a NASA Headquarters 2020 Honor Award. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210115-APL-LSIC-team-receives-NASA-award https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210115-APL-LSIC-team-receives-NASA-award Fri, 15 Jan 2021 10:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Partners with InductiveHealth on Disease Informatics for Health Agencies Amanda.Zrebiec@jhuapl.edu (Amanda Zrebiec) As the COVID-19 pandemic persists into a second year and conducting disease surveillance continues to be an important component of public health responses, APL has entered into an agreement with InductiveHealth Informatics to facilitate access by additional state and local governments to the APL-developed Electronic Surveillance System for the Early Notification of Community-based Epidemics, or ESSENCE. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210114-APL-ESSENCE-inductive-health-informatics-partnership https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/210114-APL-ESSENCE-inductive-health-informatics-partnership Thu, 14 Jan 2021 10:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Space Weather Mission Selected by NASA Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) An APL-led mission to explore electric currents in Earth’s atmosphere that link the aurora to our planet’s magnetosphere has been selected by NASA to move forward to a scheduled launch in 2024. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/201229-NASA-selects-EZIE-heliophysics https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/201229-NASA-selects-EZIE-heliophysics Tue, 29 Dec 2020 10:00:00 EDT New Exoplanet Research Method Could Uncover Thousands of Habitable Worlds Jeremy.Rehm@jhuapl.edu (Jeremy Rehm) A new technique to study the atmospheres of exoplanets that never pass in front of or behind their stars could be revolutionary for exoplanet research, opening up a huge population of potentially habitable planets that have been inaccessible to scientific study. https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/201218-new-method-may-uncover-thousands-more-habitable-worlds https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/201218-new-method-may-uncover-thousands-more-habitable-worlds Fri, 18 Dec 2020 10:00:00 EDT MEGANE Instrument Test Model Goes to Japan for Physical Tests and Design Review Jeremy.Rehm@jhuapl.edu (Jeremy Rehm) The Johns Hopkins APL team building the MEGANE spectrometer for Japan’s MMX mission to the Martian moons recently shipped a test model of the instrument. The model will determine how well the instrument fits in the spacecraft design. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/201216-APL-delivers-MEGANE-test-model-to-Japan https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/201216-APL-delivers-MEGANE-test-model-to-Japan Wed, 16 Dec 2020 10:00:00 EDT Surer Signs of Life Jeremy.Rehm@jhuapl.edu (Jeremy Rehm) A team is developing new tools to help search for life beyond Earth, including chips that isolate biomolecules critical to life and a thumb-drive-size sequencer that could read genetic material from another world. https://www.jhuapl.edu/FeatureStory/201208-new-technology-to-find-surer-signs-of-life https://www.jhuapl.edu/FeatureStory/201208-new-technology-to-find-surer-signs-of-life Tue, 8 Dec 2020 10:00:00 EDT Exploration to the Extremes: Johns Hopkins APL Space Science at the 2020 AGU Fall Meeting Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) Scientists from the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) are discussing new ideas and plans for NASA missions to the Sun, asteroids, ocean worlds and beyond during the American Geophysical Union’s 2020 Fall Meeting, running online until Dec. 17. https://www.jhuapl.edu/MediaAdvisory/201208b-APL-space-at-2020-fall-AGU-meeting https://www.jhuapl.edu/MediaAdvisory/201208b-APL-space-at-2020-fall-AGU-meeting Tue, 8 Dec 2020 10:30:00 EDT New Johns Hopkins Graduate Program Boosts Leadership in Artificial Intelligence John.Courtmanche@jhuapl.edu (John Courtmanche) The Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering launched a new online graduate program in artificial intelligence for working professionals this summer, and some 70 students are now enrolled, learning from AI engineers and scientists in one of the highest-demand career fields in the nation. The new program was formed in partnership with APL, as the Lab and the university advance their national leadership in the booming sector. https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/201207-new-Johns-Hopkins-grad-program-artificial-intelligence https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/201207-new-Johns-Hopkins-grad-program-artificial-intelligence Mon, 7 Dec 2020 09:00:00 EDT Enhanced Phantom Limb Perception Improves Prosthesis Function, Study Finds Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) APL researchers have shown that giving arm amputees sensory stimulation enhances the perception of their phantom hand and leads to more reliable and repeatable muscle movement signals, which are used to better control a prosthetic arm. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/201204-APL-prosthetics-control-phantom-limb-neural-engineering https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/201204-APL-prosthetics-control-phantom-limb-neural-engineering Fri, 4 Dec 2020 09:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL and Howard County Partner on Community Serology Study Amanda.Zrebiec@jhuapl.edu (Amanda Zrebiec) APL is partnering with the Howard County Government to develop a study that will determine SARS-CoV-2 antibody prevalence in the county population. The APL-led study will leverage the Laboratory’s expertise in health surveillance and data science to help provide Howard County leadership with a clearer picture of the virus’ spread through the county population. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/201203b-APL-Howard-County-partner-serology-study-COVID19-antibody https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/201203b-APL-Howard-County-partner-serology-study-COVID19-antibody Thu, 3 Dec 2020 09:00:00 EDT New Cyber Defense Feed Protects Government Systems in Live Trial Across Four States Amanda.Zrebiec@jhuapl.edu (Amanda Zrebiec) In a live pilot led by Johns Hopkins APL, a new automated data feed that helps defend state and local government computer systems from cyberattacks and rapidly blocks threats across state lines reduced cyber defense time from some three days to less than three minutes in a successful pilot program across four states. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/201203-APL-leads-cyber-defense-feed-protecting-live-active-government-systems https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/201203-APL-leads-cyber-defense-feed-protecting-live-active-government-systems Thu, 3 Dec 2020 09:00:00 EDT Additive Manufacturing Collaboration Yields Custom Collimator for Jupiter Mission Justyna.Surowiec@jhuapl.edu (Justyna Surowiec) With the process to develop spacecraft instrument parts through additive manufacturing continuing to improve, APL is taking the plunge with its own additively manufactured metal part for an instrument aboard the European Space Agency’s JUpiter ICy moons Explorer mission. https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/201130-AM-collaboration-yields-custom-collimator-for-Jupiter-mission https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/201130-AM-collaboration-yields-custom-collimator-for-Jupiter-mission Mon, 30 Nov 2020 09:00:00 EDT DART Spacecraft Outfitted with Next-Gen Technology Demonstration Propulsion System Justyna.Surowiec@jhuapl.edu (Justyna Surowiec) The APL-built Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft will be outfitted with several new technologies for its journey toward its asteroid target. One of those systems — NASA’s NEXT-C ion propulsion engine — was installed last week. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/201124b-APL-DART-team-installs-next-gen-tech-demo-propulsion-system https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/201124b-APL-DART-team-installs-next-gen-tech-demo-propulsion-system Tue, 24 Nov 2020 09:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Intern’s Rocky Discovery Could Offer Clues to Moon’s Formation Sarah.Hughey@jhuapl.edu (Sarah Hughey) There aren’t many interns who can say that they made a discovery about the Moon before they finished their undergraduate degree, but that’s not the case for Jordan Bretzfelder, an APL intern. In a recent study, Bretzfelder announced the discovery of rocks within the Moon’s Imbrium Basin — the largest of the dark areas visible to us on Earth — that are consistent with the minerals scientists expect to make up the lunar mantle. https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/201124-APL-intern-discovers-clues-moon-formation https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/201124-APL-intern-discovers-clues-moon-formation Tue, 24 Nov 2020 09:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins COVID-19 Resource Center Named as a Time Magazine Best Invention of 2020 Amanda.Zrebiec@jhuapl.edu (Amanda Zrebiec) Time named the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center to its list of 2020 Best Inventions, calling it “2020’s Go-To Data Source.” Researchers at Johns Hopkins APL provide essential data collection, curation and aggregation for the site, which delivers the most accurate information available on the COVID-19 pandemic. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/201123-JHU-COVID19-resource-center-dashboard-Time-best-invention-2020 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/201123-JHU-COVID19-resource-center-dashboard-Time-best-invention-2020 Mon, 23 Nov 2020 09:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Materials Experts Explore Ways to Fortify Vehicles, Buildings Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) APL is working with the U.S. Department of State&rsquo;s Bureau of Diplomatic Security to increase the safety of our ambassadors, dignitaries and foreign service staff and their families. https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/201120-APL-materials-experts-fortify-vehicles-buildings https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/201120-APL-materials-experts-fortify-vehicles-buildings Fri, 20 Nov 2020 09:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Assists in Historic Standard Missile-3 Takedown of an ICBM Target Ken.Melton@jhuapl.edu (Ken Melton) FTM-44 was a key demonstration of the Aegis Weapons System, using the Standard Missile-3 Block IIA missile to defeat a simple intercontinental ballistic missile threat. This facilitates the potential contribution of Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense to a layered homeland defense architecture and augments the Ground-based Midcourse System. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/201118b-APL-assists-in-historic-FTM-44-test https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/201118b-APL-assists-in-historic-FTM-44-test Wed, 18 Nov 2020 09:00:00 EDT Veterans Find a Home at Johns Hopkins APL Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) APL works hard to recruit and retain veterans and currently employs more than 800 former service members. https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/201118-veterans-find-a-home-at-APL https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/201118-veterans-find-a-home-at-APL Wed, 18 Nov 2020 09:00:00 EDT Special Journal Issue Spotlights Future Exploration of Ice Giants and Their Moons Jeremy.Rehm@jhuapl.edu (Jeremy Rehm) A special journal issue from the Royal Society highlights a conference organized in part by APL researchers on the current knowledge and future exploration of the solar system’s ice giants, Uranus and Neptune, and their moons. https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/201116-APL-researchers-major-hand-new-journal-issue-ice-giants https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/201116-APL-researchers-major-hand-new-journal-issue-ice-giants Mon, 16 Nov 2020 09:00:00 EDT NASA Selects Johns Hopkins APL’s Kevin Stevenson to Lead New Astrobiology Research Team Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) APL researcher Kevin Stevenson leads one of eight teams selected to kick off NASA&rsquo;s new Interdisciplinary Consortia for Astrobiology Research program. The team will focus on finding potentially habitable — but so far undetectable — exoplanets around small red dwarf stars. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/201110-APL-Kevin-Stevenson-leads-new-astrobiology-team https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/201110-APL-Kevin-Stevenson-leads-new-astrobiology-team Tue, 10 Nov 2020 09:00:00 EDT Five Johns Hopkins APL Staff Members Named AIAA Associate Fellows Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) Five technical experts and leaders from APL’s Space Exploration and Force Projection sectors have earned a place in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics’ associate fellows class of 2021. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/201106-AIAA-Associate-Fellows-2021 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/201106-AIAA-Associate-Fellows-2021 Fri, 6 Nov 2020 09:00:00 EDT Despite Obstacles, Johns Hopkins APL Team Delivers First Instrument for NASA’s Lucy Mission Jeremy.Rehm@jhuapl.edu (Jeremy Rehm) Despite technical hurdles, the COVID-19 pandemic and a snowstorm, the APL team building L’LORRI — the imaging and navigational instrument for NASA’s Lucy mission — delivered their instrument last Monday, eight weeks earlier than was expected near the start of the pandemic. https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/201105-APL-delivers-Lucy-LORRI-despite-hurdles https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/201105-APL-delivers-Lucy-LORRI-despite-hurdles Thu, 5 Nov 2020 09:00:00 EDT Second Annual National Health Symposium Event Summary Available Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) The event summary for the second annual National Health Symposium, organized by APL, is now available. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/201103-National-Health-Symposium-event-summary-2020 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/201103-National-Health-Symposium-event-summary-2020 Tue, 3 Nov 2020 09:00:00 EDT Four From Johns Hopkins APL Honored at Women of Color STEM Conference Amanda.Zrebiec@jhuapl.edu (Amanda Zrebiec) APL’s Xiomara Calderón-Colón, Bessie Lewis, Samantha Allen and Martha Cervantes were honored at the 2020 Women of Color STEM conference, held virtually Oct. 8–10. The annual conference recognizes the achievements of women from diverse backgrounds who inspire others through their leadership and success in science, technology, engineering and math careers. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/201029-APL-2020-Women-of-Color-honorees https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/201029-APL-2020-Women-of-Color-honorees Thu, 29 Oct 2020 09:00:00 EDT Craters on Bennu Hint at When Asteroid Arrived to Its Near-Earth Neighborhood Jeremy.Rehm@jhuapl.edu (Jeremy Rehm) Asteroid Bennu, the target of NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission, seems to be a relatively recent newcomer to near-Earth space, according to a remote analysis of the asteroid’s craters that included APL researcher Olivier Barnouin. https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/201027-crater-bennu-indicate-young-near-earth-lifetime https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/201027-crater-bennu-indicate-young-near-earth-lifetime Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:00:00 EDT White House Taps Johns Hopkins APL’s Agata Ciesielski for Innovation Fellowship Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) APL’s Agata Ciesielski will help the Department of Transportation create policies for autonomous vehicles as part of a yearlong White House Presidential Innovation Fellowship. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/201022-Ciesielski_White_House_innovation_fellow https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/201022-Ciesielski_White_House_innovation_fellow Thu, 22 Oct 2020 09:00:00 EDT OSIRIS-REx and the Challenge to Sample an Asteroid Jeremy.Rehm@jhuapl.edu (Jeremy Rehm) Today, NASA&rsquo;s OSIRIS-REx mission will make history by slowly touching down on the rocky surface of asteroid Bennu for a few seconds and collecting a small sample to return to Earth. But those few seconds required some creative thinking on the part of scientists and engineers, and APL&rsquo;s Small Body Mapping Tool played a big part. Learn how in a new video released today. https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/201020b-how-to-sample-asteroid-Bennu-OSIRIS-REx https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/201020b-how-to-sample-asteroid-Bennu-OSIRIS-REx Tue, 20 Oct 2020 09:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Assesses Impact of Fraying US&ndash;China Tech Ties Amanda.Zrebiec@jhuapl.edu (Amanda Zrebiec) Deteriorating relations between the United States and the People’s Republic of China are impacting what had been a relatively open global exchange of the most significant technological advances. The question of how grave that impact may be is discussed in “Measure Twice, Cut Once: Assessing Some China–US Technology Connections” — a series of papers delving into American and Chinese efforts to control what has become a complex techno-trading system and a struggle over the terms of interdependence in a relationship that cannot be completely ended. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/201020-measure-twice-cut-once-assessing-China-US-technology-connections https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/201020-measure-twice-cut-once-assessing-China-US-technology-connections Tue, 20 Oct 2020 09:00:00 EDT Turning Down the Noise with Quantum Control Jeremy.Rehm@jhuapl.edu (Jeremy Rehm) Quantum computers might be the key to developing everything from better materials to novel medical drugs, but they’re currently hampered by environmental noise. APL researchers are building the tools to overcome this problem by leveraging their expertise in a field that many here are quite familiar with: control theory. https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/201019-APL-scientists-push-build-quantum-control-protocols https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/201019-APL-scientists-push-build-quantum-control-protocols Mon, 19 Oct 2020 09:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Space Instruments Ride Aboard Blue Origin Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) APL scientists and engineers are assessing data from two experimental instruments flown into space aboard Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket and crew capsule on Oct. 13. https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/201016-space-instrument-Blue-Origin https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/201016-space-instrument-Blue-Origin Fri, 16 Oct 2020 09:00:00 EDT Medical Support for the Next Generation of Military Operations Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) In a paper recently published by Military Medicine, APL’s Adam Cohen and Sarah Herman join several co-authors to summarize the major concepts discussed at a gathering of military surgeons and propose a more effective approach to prolonged field care research. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/201009-prolonged-field-care-research https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/201009-prolonged-field-care-research Fri, 9 Oct 2020 09:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins Institute Works to Assure the Nation’s AI and Autonomous Systems Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) Institute for Assured Autonomy Co-Director Cara LaPointe will lay out a holistic framework of the challenges of assured autonomy in a keynote address on October 8 at the annual conference of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/201007-Institute-Assured-Autonomy-AUVSI https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/201007-Institute-Assured-Autonomy-AUVSI Wed, 7 Oct 2020 09:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Signs Licensing Agreement with Sternberger’s BLOCKsynop Justyna.Surowiec@jhuapl.edu (Justyna Surowiec) The first winner of the Archimedes Award, Wayne Sternberger, signed a licensing agreement with APL’s Tech Transfer Office for his newly formed company, BLOCKsynop, to begin commercializing a neural blockade monitor. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/201006-APL-Sternberger-sign-BLOCKsynop-licensing-agreement https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/201006-APL-Sternberger-sign-BLOCKsynop-licensing-agreement Tue, 6 Oct 2020 09:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL’s SABR Simulations Give TSA Cutting-Edge Tech Ken.Melton@jhuapl.edu (Ken Melton) Imagine an airport security zone where there's no lines, no traditional scanner, no pat-down. It might sound like security measures have been seriously relaxed, but really, they are more effective than ever – and everyone even keeps their shoes on. https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/201005-SABR-simulations-cutting-edge-tech https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/201005-SABR-simulations-cutting-edge-tech Mon, 5 Oct 2020 09:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Goes Virtual to Honor 2019’s Top Innovation and Staff Achievements Khadija.Elkharbibi@jhuapl.edu (Khadija Elkharbibi) The annual APL Achievement Awards ceremony, held Tuesday, Sept. 8, highlighted the technical, innovative achievements of staff members from 2019. But it also presented a unique opportunity: to create a compelling interactive format for people to enjoy safely from the comfort of home. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200929b-APL-virtual-AAA-awards https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200929b-APL-virtual-AAA-awards Tue, 29 Sep 2020 09:00:00 EDT Better and Safer Care: Johns Hopkins APL Leads Effort to Improve Performance of Medical Device Systems Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) APL is leading the development of a technical framework to guide organizations and industry in developing interoperable, safe, effective and secure medical systems that will deliver the next generation of medical care, in addition to providing a framework for implementing remote and autonomous care where appropriate. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200928-medical-device-interoperability https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200928-medical-device-interoperability Mon, 28 Sep 2020 09:00:00 EDT Training a Dragon: Protecting Quantum Algorithms on “Noisy” Computers Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) For years, APL has applied its expertise to protecting quantum computers from a challenging issue called decoherence, errors that arise when the building blocks of quantum computing lose information to their environment. Researchers are now testing strategies for combating these errors to improve the performance of quantum algorithms on noisy intermediate-scale quantum computers. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200922-quantum-decoherence-training-a-dragon https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200922-quantum-decoherence-training-a-dragon Tues, 22 Sep 2020 09:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL to Cohost Virtual Workshop on 5G Technologies for Tactical and First Responder Networks Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) APL is joining with IEEE and the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate on Oct. 23 to host a virtual workshop on 5G technologies for technical and first responders; registration is open now. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200911-5G-workshop-tactical-and-first-responder-networks https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200911-5G-workshop-tactical-and-first-responder-networks Fri, 11 Sep 2020 09:00:00 EDT COVID-19 and World Order: The Future of Conflict, Competition, and Cooperation Amanda.Zrebiec@jhuapl.edu (Amanda Zrebiec) In “COVID-19 and World Order” — a series of essays — international experts in public health and medicine, economics, international security, technology, ethics, democracy and governance imagine a bold new vision for our future. Christine Fox, APL’s assistant director for policy and analysis, and APL national security analyst Thayer Scott penned a joint essay, “Flat No Longer: Technology in the Post-COVID World.” https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200910b-Christine-Fox-Thayer-Scott-COVID-World-Order-SAIS https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200910b-Christine-Fox-Thayer-Scott-COVID-World-Order-SAIS Thu, 10 Sep 2020 09:00:00 EDT Registration Open for “Quantum: Imagine the Impact;” Oct. 22–23 Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) APL’s third annual Research Frontiers Forum, “Quantum: Imagine the Impact,” will integrate the perspectives of academia, industry and government, first imagining a future transformed by revolutionary and accessible quantum technology and then shifting our focus to identifying strategies today to create our quantum future. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200910-quantum-imagine-the-impact https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200910-quantum-imagine-the-impact Thu, 10 Sep 2020 09:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL, Medicine Researchers Apply Data Fusion to Improve Breast Cancer Detection Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) Researchers at APL are collaborating with radiologists from Johns Hopkins Medicine to develop an upstream data fusion (UDF) method — leveraging artificial intelligence — that promises to significantly improve the accuracy of breast cancer screening. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200908-Breast-Cancer-Screening-Data-Fusion https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200908-Breast-Cancer-Screening-Data-Fusion Tue, 8 Sep 2020 09:00:00 EDT APL Researchers Plant Ideas for Building Better Biological Sensors Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) In a recent article in Plant Phenome Journal, APL scientists describe the development of a method for scanning plants without destroying them — using computerized tomography — to collect data on how they grow, and the creation of an algorithm to extract important plant-response metrics. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200904-APL-Building-Biological-Sensors https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200904-APL-Building-Biological-Sensors Fri, 4 Sep 2020 09:00:00 EDT Dragonfly, Titan and the Search for Our Origins: APL Planetary Scientist Zibi Turtle at TED2020 Amanda.Zrebiec@jhuapl.edu (Amanda Zrebiec) Elizabeth “Zibi” Turtle was a main stage speaker at TED2020, delivering a talk on Saturn’s moon Titan and the revolutionary mission, Dragonfly, that APL is building for NASA’s New Frontiers program to explore the ocean world. https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/200828c-Elizabeth-Zibi-Turtle-TED-Talk-2020-uncharted-Dragonfly https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/200828c-Elizabeth-Zibi-Turtle-TED-Talk-2020-uncharted-Dragonfly Fri, 28 Aug 2020 09:00:00 EDT APL and the Intelligence Community Tackle Malware in the Age of AI Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) APL scientists are working with the intelligence community to develop fundamentally new methods to inspect artificial intelligence for Trojans — vulnerabilities that deep networks are exposed to during the AI training process. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200828b-APL-IARPA-TrojAI https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200828b-APL-IARPA-TrojAI Fri, 28 Aug 2020 09:00:00 EDT AI Bests Human Fighter Pilot in AlphaDogfight Trial at Johns Hopkins APL Justyna.Surowiec@jhuapl.edu (Justyna Surowiec) In a matchup of human versus machine, the decisive winner was Heron Systems’ artificial intelligence against an experienced human F-16 fighter pilot in a simulated aerial battle that capped the AlphaDogfight Trials (ADT) on Aug. 20 at APL. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200828-AI-bests-human-fighter-pilot-in-AlphaDogfight-trial-at-APL https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200828-AI-bests-human-fighter-pilot-in-AlphaDogfight-trial-at-APL Fri, 28 Aug 2020 09:00:00 EDT Pluto Crater Named for New Horizons Pathfinder Tom Coughlin Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) In the early 2000s, Johns Hopkins APL’s Tom Coughlin shepherded the fledging New Horizons mission from early design through flight confirmation. Two decades later, the mission team is honoring Coughlin with a tribute on Pluto, the world New Horizons was built to explore. https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/200827b-Johns-Hopkins-APL-Tom-Coughlin-crater-named-New-Horizons-Pluto https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/200827b-Johns-Hopkins-APL-Tom-Coughlin-crater-named-New-Horizons-Pluto Thu, 27 Aug 2020 09:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins Researchers Retrace COVID-19 Introduction and Impact in D.C. Region Amanda.Zrebiec@jhuapl.edu (Amanda Zrebiec) A study from scientists across Johns Hopkins University and Health System who’ve sequenced the genome of SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19, points to multiple entries of the virus into the National Capital Region, but similar clinical presentation, indicating that — despite small genetic differences — circulating viruses are likely causing identical disease. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200815-JHU-APL-researchers-retrace-COVID-19-introduction-genome-sequencing-Baltimore-Washington https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200815-JHU-APL-researchers-retrace-COVID-19-introduction-genome-sequencing-Baltimore-Washington Sat, 15 Aug 2020 09:00:00 EDT New Simulations Unravel Mystery Behind Aurora’s ‘String of Pearls’ Jeremy.Rehm@jhuapl.edu (Jeremy Rehm) Using novel computer models and some of the world’s largest supercomputers, researchers in the APL-led Center for Geospace Storms have unraveled a longstanding mystery of why the aurora sometimes takes the shape of beads in the sky, and whether they portend magnetic mayhem in the near future. https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/200814-simulations-reveal-how-aurora-beads-form-like-string-of-pearls https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/200814-simulations-reveal-how-aurora-beads-form-like-string-of-pearls Fri, 14 Aug 2020 09:00:00 EDT Simulations Show Lander Exhaust Could Cloud Studies of Lunar Ices Jeremy.Rehm@jhuapl.edu (Jeremy Rehm) Renewed efforts to put humans on the Moon could eventually lead to more landers touching down on the lunar surface. But a new study led by Johns Hopkins APL scientists shows exhaust from such landers can quickly spread and potentially contaminate scientifically valuable ices near the Moon’s poles. https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/200813-spacecraft-exhaust-poses-challenge-for-lunar-ices https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/200813-spacecraft-exhaust-poses-challenge-for-lunar-ices Thu, 13 Aug 2020 09:00:00 EDT Parker Solar Probe Mission Turns a Terrific Two Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) On Aug. 12, Parker Solar Probe reaches the two-year mark in its journey to unlock the mysteries of the Sun. Celebrate the mission’s second launch anniversary with a look at the discoveries and milestones reached during Parker Solar Probe’s most recent year in space. https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/200812-Parker-Solar-Probe-marks-two-years-in-space https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/200812-Parker-Solar-Probe-marks-two-years-in-space Wed, 12 Aug 2020 09:00:00 EDT Danielle Chou Named AAAS Science and Technology Fellow Ken.Melton@jhuapl.edu (Ken Melton) Danielle Chou, a project manager at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in the Air and Missile Defense Sector, recently accepted a one-year AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship to work with the Department of Energy's Vehicle Technologies Office in Washington, D.C. https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/200811-Danielle-Chou-AAAS-science-and-technology-fellowship-DOE https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/200811-Danielle-Chou-AAAS-science-and-technology-fellowship-DOE Tue, 11 Aug 2020 09:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Hosting Final Installment of DARPA Virtual Combat Competition Amanda.Zrebiec@jhuapl.edu (Amanda Zrebiec) APL will virtually host the third and final installment of DARPA’s AlphaDogfight Trials (ADT) from Aug. 18 to 20. DARPA tapped APL’s expertise in software development, AI development, modeling and simulation, as well as aircraft dynamics and controls to create the simulation environment and AI for the three ADT competition events. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200807-APL-hosts-DARPA-AlphaDogfight-trials-third-event https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200807-APL-hosts-DARPA-AlphaDogfight-trials-third-event Fri, 7 Aug 2020 09:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Options Unbreakable Battery Technology to Longeviti Neuro Solutions Amanda.Zrebiec@jhuapl.edu (Amanda Zrebiec) Johns Hopkins APL has entered into an option agreement with Maryland-based Longeviti Neuro Solutions, LLC, for use of the Lab’s unbreakable, flexible lithium-ion battery technology, which is uniquely suited to the type of innovative neuro devices Longeviti creates for complex brain surgeries. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200804-Longeviti-Neuro-Solutions-LLC-options-APL-unbreakable-lithium-ion-battery https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200804-Longeviti-Neuro-Solutions-LLC-options-APL-unbreakable-lithium-ion-battery Tue, 4 Aug 2020 09:00:00 EDT Iron Meteorite “Fingerprints” Reveal New Details About Planet Formation Jeremy.Rehm@jhuapl.edu (Jeremy Rehm) A new study that included Johns Hopkins APL planetary scientist Nancy Chabot reveals new details about iron meteorites and the formation of planets during the solar system’s youth, but it also highlights that scientists may currently be missing a large chunk of the meteorite record from these early planetary bodies. https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/200803-iron-meteorite-isotopes-reveal-details-on-planetary-core-formation https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/200803-iron-meteorite-isotopes-reveal-details-on-planetary-core-formation Mon, 3 Aug 2020 09:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Ranked No. 3 on Fast Company’s Best Workplaces for Innovators List Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) APL secured the No. 3 spot on Fast Company’s 2020 Best Workplaces for Innovators list — marking the second consecutive year that the Laboratory appeared among businesses and organizations around the globe honored for demonstrating a deep commitment to encouraging innovation at all levels. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200729-APL-ranks-third-Fast-Companys-Best-Workplaces-for-Innovators-2020 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200729-APL-ranks-third-Fast-Companys-Best-Workplaces-for-Innovators-2020 Wed, 29 Jul 2020 09:00:00 EDT Predicting the Unpredictable — The Dynamics of DART’s Dive Into an Asteroid Jeremy.Rehm@jhuapl.edu (Jeremy Rehm) What will happen after NASA’s DART spacecraft finally collides with its target asteroid? With myriad potential outcomes, and little known about the asteroid, the answer seems almost impossible to determine. Yet modelers from Johns Hopkins APL are slowly narrowing the range of possibilities, and providing the tools that will be needed to defend Earth from a cataclysmic impact. https://www.jhuapl.edu/FeatureStory/200723-predicting-the-unpredictable-DART-kinetic-impact https://www.jhuapl.edu/FeatureStory/200723-predicting-the-unpredictable-DART-kinetic-impact Thu, 23 Jul 2020 09:00:00 EDT New Space Instrument Technology Promises Unmatched Ability to Track Pollutants Jeremy.Rehm@jhuapl.edu (Jeremy Rehm) Funded by NASA, Space Exploration Sector researchers are working on an instrument that will enable scientists to track and source air pollutants with unprecedented detail — an especially valuable tool as the unanticipated air-quality experiment of COVID-19 lockdowns gradually ends. https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/200722b-CHAPS-tracking-air-pollutants-like-never-before https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/200722b-CHAPS-tracking-air-pollutants-like-never-before Wed, 22 Jul 2020 09:00:00 EDT JHU and Johns Hopkins APL Thought Leaders Talk Technology in a Post-COVID World Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) APL’s Assistant Director for Policy and Analysis Christine Fox joined several thought leaders across the Johns Hopkins enterprise in a two-day forum to discuss the world order after COVID-19, focusing specifically on technology, the internet, 5G and semiconductors. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200722-APL-JHU-Technology-in-a-Post-COVID19_World https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200722-APL-JHU-Technology-in-a-Post-COVID19_World Wed, 22 Jul 2020 09:00:00 EDT APL Rides Again as a Bicycle Friendly Business Amanda.Zrebiec@jhuapl.edu (Amanda Zrebiec) As cycling takes off around the globe, APL is again being recognized as a Bicycle Friendly Business by the League of American Bicyclists. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200720-APL-2019-Bicycle-Friendly-Business-Award https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200720-APL-2019-Bicycle-Friendly-Business-Award Mon, 20 Jul 2020 09:00:00 EDT Five Years After the Flyby, 10 Cool Things We Know About Pluto Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) Five years ago today, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft — designed, built and operated by Johns Hopkins APL — conducted the first close-up exploration of Pluto. Since then, scientists have uncovered numerous surprising, revolutionary and downright unbelievable things about Pluto and its moons that have transformed our view of these distant icy worlds. https://www.jhuapl.edu/FeatureStory/200714b-five-years-after-New-Horizons-10-things-learned-about-Pluto https://www.jhuapl.edu/FeatureStory/200714b-five-years-after-New-Horizons-10-things-learned-about-Pluto Tue, 14 Jul 2020 09:00:00 EDT Six From Johns Hopkins APL Earn Johns Hopkins Diversity Leadership Awards Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) Six staff members from APL are among this year’s recipients of Johns Hopkins Diversity Leadership Council Diversity Recognition Awards, which honor individuals and groups for their efforts to advance diversity and inclusion in the Johns Hopkins community. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200714c-six-from-APL-earn-Johns-Hopkins-diversity-leadership-awards https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200714c-six-from-APL-earn-Johns-Hopkins-diversity-leadership-awards Tue, 14 Jul 2020 09:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Flexes Rapid Prototyping Muscles, Impacts Navy Ken.Melton@jhuapl.edu (Ken Melton) In late 2016, APL received a Missile Defense Agency (MDA) request to develop an advanced prototype of the next-generation mission planning tool, which MDA named Cerberus, in three years. APL demonstrated an initial working version in just twelve months. https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/200714-Cerberus-unleashed-APL-flexes-prototyping-muscle https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/200714-Cerberus-unleashed-APL-flexes-prototyping-muscle Tue, 14 Jul 2020 09:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Enlists States for Cyber Defense Technology Pilot Program Amanda.Zrebiec@jhuapl.edu (Amanda Zrebiec) As cyber threats to the nation grow and adversaries move with increasing stealth, APL and the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency are teaming up to help state and local governments enhance their online defenses. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200713-APL-CISA-enlist-states-cyber-defense-technology-pilot https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200713-APL-CISA-enlist-states-cyber-defense-technology-pilot Mon, 13 Jul 2020 09:00:00 EDT David Porter Chalks Up a Blackboard Award for Online Teaching Amanda.Zrebiec@jhuapl.edu (Amanda Zrebiec) David Porter, a longtime chief scientist in Johns Hopkins APL’s Force Projection Sector, was selected as a 2020 Blackboard Catalyst Award winner in the Teaching and Learning category for his graduate-level online course, Introduction to Oceanography, in the Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals (EP) program. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200702b-porter-chalks-up-blackboard-award-for-online-teaching https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200702b-porter-chalks-up-blackboard-award-for-online-teaching Thu, 2 Jul 2020 09:00:00 EDT Staying Aligned During COVID-19: APL Propels Space Missions Forward Justyna.Surowiec@jhuapl.edu (Justyna Surowiec) As the COVID-19 pandemic stretches on and a cautious reopening of the state continues, APL staff members remain uniquely focused on hitting their targets. In an unprecedented situation, teams in the Lab’s Space Exploration Sector and Research and Exploratory Development Department are evolving and adapting to ensure the Lab’s critical work remains on time and up to snuff. https://www.jhuapl.edu/FeatureStory/200702-space-missions-staying-aligned-during-COVID-19 https://www.jhuapl.edu/FeatureStory/200702-space-missions-staying-aligned-during-COVID-19 Thu, 2 Jul 2020 09:00:00 EDT New Research Points to Moon Being More Metallic Than Previously Thought Jeremy.Rehm@jhuapl.edu (Jeremy Rehm) Radar data from the Miniature Radio Frequency instrument aboard NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter suggests a trove of metal-rich minerals lies deeper below the Moon’s surface, according to a recent study that includes Johns Hopkins APL researcher Wes Patterson. The finding could resolve a dilemma about the Moon’s formation. https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/200701-moon-more-metal-rich-than-thought-radar-data-suggest https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/200701-moon-more-metal-rich-than-thought-radar-data-suggest Wed, 1 Jul 2020 09:00:00 EDT FDA’s M. Khair ElZarrad to Keynote Session II of Johns Hopkins APL’s National Health Virtual Speaker Series Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) M. Khair ElZarrad, the Deputy Director of the Office of Medical Policy in the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research at the Food and Drug Administration, will be the featured speaker in the July installment of APL’s National Health Virtual Speaker Series. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200630 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200630 Tue, 30 Jun 2020 09:00:00 EDT Top-Shaped Asteroids Could Be Chips Off the Same Block Justyna.Surowiec@jhuapl.edu (Justyna Surowiec) The uncanny resemblance of two near-Earth asteroids to spinning tops can arise from the rupture of a single asteroid, a new study that included Johns Hopkins APL’s Olivier Barnouin shows, raising the possibility that these asteroids aren’t mere products of happenstance but siblings birthed from the same cataclysmic event. https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/200625b https://www.jhuapl.edu/NewsStory/200625b Thu, 25 Jun 2020 09:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL and Purdue University Establish Partnership Focused on Hypersonics Justyna.Surowiec@jhuapl.edu (Justyna Surowiec) APL and Purdue University have signed an agreement that will allow both institutions to harness one another’s capabilities and expertise in the field of hypersonics. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200625 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200625 Thu, 25 Jun 2020 09:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Ranks Among Insider Pro and Computerworld’s ‘Best Places to Work in IT’ Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) Johns Hopkins APL is among Insider Pro and Computerworld’s Best Places to Work in IT for the third consecutive year. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200624 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200624 Wed, 24 Jun 2020 09:00:00 EDT NASA’s First Planetary Defense Mission Target Gets a New Name Justyna.Surowiec@jhuapl.edu (Justyna Surowiec) In 2022, a binary asteroid system — an asteroid with its own moon — will be the target of NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART), the first full-scale demonstration of an asteroid deflection technology for planetary defense. The DART spacecraft will execute a kinetic impact, deliberately crashing into the asteroid’s smaller moon, Didymos B, to change its motion in space. To mark this historic mission, Didymos B is getting an official name of its own: Dimorphos. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200623 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200623 Tue, 23 Jun 2020 09:00:00 EDT Jennifer Cooper Joins Acoustical Society of America Executive Council Amanda.Zrebiec@jhuapl.edu (Amanda Zrebiec) Jennifer Cooper, a program scientist at Johns Hopkins APL, was recently selected to serve on the Executive Council of the Acoustical Society of America, the country’s main professional society for acoustics. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200616 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200616 Tue, 16 Jun 2020 09:00:00 EDT MESSENGER Shows How a Spacecraft Could End Neutron Lifetime Stalemate Jeremy.Rehm@jhuapl.edu (Jeremy Rehm) NASA’s MESSENGER mission uncovered many mysteries about the planet Mercury, but data from the APL-built spacecraft is also giving researchers a new way to solve another decades-old mystery with cosmic consequences: how long can a neutron last on its own? https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200611 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200611 Thu, 11 Jun 2020 09:00:00 EDT Mars-Bound Johns Hopkins APL Spectrometer Passes Major Milestone Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) The MEGANE instrument, a gamma-ray and neutron spectrometer designed by APL scientists and engineers for the Japanese-led MMX mission, passed a critical design milestone May 26, moving the project one step closer to solving the mystery of how Mars got its moons. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200609 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200609 Tue, 9 Jun 2020 09:00:00 EDT Andy Oak Named Homeland Protection Mission Area Executive at Johns Hopkins APL Khadija.Elkharbibi@jhuapl.edu (Khadija Elkharbibi) Andy Oak has been named mission area executive for Homeland Protection at APL, where he will direct efforts to create disruptive capabilities that safeguard and secure the homeland against asymmetric threats. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200604 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200604 Thu, 4 Jun 2020 09:00:00 EDT “It’s Like Playing Chess Blind”: Competition Tests AI Decision-Making Under Uncertainty Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) On the heels of a successful demonstration of its Reconnaissance Blind Chess competition at one of the largest gatherings of artificial intelligence researchers in the world, APL has launched another round of the game, designed to advance machine decision-making under uncertainty. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200529b https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200529b Fri, 29 May 2020 09:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL, NASA Upgrade Global Search and Rescue System Ken.Melton@jhuapl.edu (Ken Melton) NASA may be best known for focusing on what’s beyond Earth’s atmosphere, but the agency also has another role — searching for human life on our home planet, especially when those lives are in danger. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200529 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200529 Fri, 29 May 2020 09:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Administrator Lends Nursing Services to COVID-19 Fight Amanda.Zrebiec@jhuapl.edu (Amanda Zrebiec) Teresa Wilburn, a group office administrator at APL and a registered nurse, just completed a three-week volunteer stint with Maryland Responds. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200528 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200528 Thu, 28 May 2020 09:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Receives DART Spacecraft Structure and Ramps Up Integration and Testing Justyna.Surowiec@jhuapl.edu (Justyna Surowiec) On May 15, the primary spacecraft structure for NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) arrived at APL in Laurel, Maryland. Now equipped with its chemical and electrical propulsion systems — installed at Aerojet Rocketdyne in Redmond, Washington — the spacecraft will remain at APL through final assembly and prelaunch testing. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200519 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200519 Tue, 19 May 2020 09:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Team Earns AIAA Space Program Management Award Justyna.Surowiec@jhuapl.edu (Justyna Surowiec) The APL team managing NASA’s Parker Solar Probe mission has been recognized by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) with the von Braun Award for Excellence in Space Program Management. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200507b https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200507b Thu, 7 May 2020 09:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Names Leonard Moss Chief Security Officer Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) Leonard Moss Jr. has been named chief security officer and head of the Security Services Department at APL. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200507 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200507 Thu, 7 May 2020 09:00:00 EDT First Exoplanet Study From Johns Hopkins APL Leaves Researchers Stumped Jeremy.Rehm@jhuapl.edu (Jeremy Rehm) In APL’s first exoplanet study, researchers found something strange happening in the atmosphere of a planet almost 800 light-years away, and it’s left scientists scratching their heads. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200505 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200505 Tue, 5 May 2020 09:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Delivers Prototype Defense Planning and Assessment Tool to USS Bunker Hill Ken.Melton@jhuapl.edu (Ken Melton) Last summer, the captain of the USS Bunker Hill offered to test an APL air-defense tool if the Lab could provide a prototype before the ship deployed in six months. When the Bunker Hill left San Diego in January, the tool was onboard — and Lab engineers now await valuable warfighter feedback on its use. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200504 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200504 Mon, 4 May 2020 09:00:00 EDT Fast Company Recognizes Johns Hopkins APL’s Work Among “World Changing Ideas” Sylvie.Porter@jhuapl.edu (Sylvie Porter) Four APL projects, including the work of teams of staff members from across the Laboratory, have been recognized as finalists for Fast Company magazine’s 2020 World Changing Ideas. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200428 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200428 Tue, 28 Apr 2020 09:00:00 EDT Tech Students Shoot for the Stars in Outreach Program Led by Johns Hopkins APL Jeremy.Rehm@jhuapl.edu (Jeremy Rehm) Dozens of high school technology students joined Johns Hopkins APL in an outreach program that offered them the opportunity to build parts for the SUNRISE 3 mission, one of NASA’s balloon programs. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200424 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200424 Fri, 24 Apr 2020 09:00:00 EDT “Lucky” MESSENGER Data Upends Long-Held Idea About Venus’ Atmosphere Jeremy.Rehm@jhuapl.edu (Jeremy Rehm) A new APL-led analysis of data fortuitously collected by NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft reveals Venus’ atmosphere is not the equally stirred soup of gases that researchers had long believed, painting a new picture of the planet’s atmosphere that came only because of multiple strokes of luck. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200420b https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200420b Mon, 20 Apr 2020 09:00:00 EDT Interstellar Comet Borisov Likely Comes From a Red Dwarf Star, Researchers Say Jeremy.Rehm@jhuapl.edu (Jeremy Rehm) A new study including Johns Hopkins APL scientist Kathleen Mandt shows interstellar comet Borisov is rich in carbon monoxide gas relative to water vapor, a probable characteristic if the comet came from a red dwarf star. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200420 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200420 Mon, 20 Apr 2020 09:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL to Host Virtual Event Exploring ‘Operationalizing’ Artificial Intelligence in Health Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) APL is hosting a virtual event to bring together federal government, Department of Defense, academia and industry health officials to explore the role of artificial intelligence in real-world health care settings. Experts will discuss scenarios, case studies and the challenges of operationalizing AI, including those associated with responding to the current COVID-19 pandemic. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200415b https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200415b Wed, 15 Apr 2020 09:00:00 EDT Two Ventilator Concepts Emerge From Design Thinking Workshop Led by Johns Hopkins APL Amanda.Zrebiec@jhuapl.edu (Amanda Zrebiec) Two concepts solidified in a design thinking workshop led by APL are now the focus of a cross-university effort to prototype ventilation approaches and address the projected shortfall during an anticipated surge of critically ill COVID-19 patients. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200415 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200415 Wed, 15 Apr 2020 09:00:00 EDT NASA’s First Planetary Defense Mission Readies for Integration and Testing at APL Justyna.Surowiec@jhuapl.edu (Justyna Surowiec) The APL team leading NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) was recently given the green light to begin the mission’s next critical phase. DART, the first planetary defense mission, will now move into integration and testing, where the spacecraft and its systems come together. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200413 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200413 Mon, 13 Apr 2020 09:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Maker Community Crafting Face Shields for Medical Workers Sylvie.Porter@jhuapl.edu (Sylvie Porter) As the world became aware of the shortage of personal protective equipment needed by health care workers on the front lines of the battle against COVID-19, members of APL’s informal community of makers mobilized immediately in response to this critical challenge. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200408b https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200408b Wed, 08 Apr 2020 09:00:00 EDT New Science Center Will Transform Understanding, Prediction of Space Weather Jeremy.Rehm@jhuapl.edu (Jeremy Rehm) Physicists at Johns Hopkins APL and collaborators across the country will spend at least the next two years developing a cutting-edge computer model after NASA selected their proposal last month to establish a multi-institutional heliophysics science center. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200408 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200408 Wed, 08 Apr 2020 09:00:00 EDT John Slotwinski Named ASTM International Fellow, Earns Award of Merit Justyna.Surowiec@jhuapl.edu (Justyna Surowiec) Johns Hopkins APL national security analyst and additive manufacturing expert John Slotwinski has earned the Award of Merit and title of Fellow from ASTM International, one of largest standards-developing organizations in the world. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200407 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200407 Tue, 07 Apr 2020 09:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Scientist Ralph Lorenz wins Alvin Seiff Memorial Award Jeremy.Rehm@jhuapl.edu (Jeremy Rehm) Ralph Lorenz, a planetary scientist and aerospace engineer at Johns Hopkins APL, was one of two awarded the 2020 Alvin Seiff Memorial Award. The honor recognizes Lorenz’s significant contributions to solar system exploration and his undying commitment to mentoring the next generation of explorers. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200403 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200403 Fri, 03 Apr 2020 09:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Scientist Developing Device to Reduce Blindness in Poor and Rural Areas Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) An APL scientist is part of a team that has received a Johns Hopkins Alliance for a Healthier World grant to hone the design of a device that allows surgeons to quickly and inexpensively perform sight-saving cataract surgery, opening the door for millions of low-income patients who until now could not afford the procedure or the aftercare. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200330 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200330 Mon, 30 Mar 2020 09:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL-Developed Health Surveillance Tool Augments Nation’s COVID-19 Response Amanda.Zrebiec@jhuapl.edu (Amanda Zrebiec) As the United States works to ramp up testing and containment capabilities, ESSENCE, a public health electronic surveillance tool developed by APL, is helping to fill gaps for local and state public health departments, the CDC and the Department of Defense, by tracking the spread of COVID-19 symptomatically. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200325 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200325 Wed, 25 Mar 2020 09:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Biologists Sequencing Genome of the Virus Causing COVID-19 Amanda.Zrebiec@jhuapl.edu (Amanda Zrebiec) Armed with software and molecular biology approaches developed partly at the Laboratory, APL biologists Peter Thielen and Tom Mehoke are using hand-held DNA sequencers at Johns Hopkins Hospital to conduct immediate sequencing of the SARS-CoV-2 genome — the virus that causes COVID-19. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200323b https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200323b Mon, 23 Mar 2020 09:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Experts Explain Why Social Distancing Is Critical to Flattening the Coronavirus Curve Amanda.Zrebiec@jhuapl.edu (Amanda Zrebiec) In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, two phrases have been thrust into the worldwide lexicon: social distancing and flattening the curve. APL experts explain what they mean and why these measures are imperative in combating the pandemic. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200323 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200323 Mon, 23 Mar 2020 09:00:00 EDT Paving the Way Amanda.Zrebiec@jhuapl.edu (Amanda Zrebiec) https://www.jhuapl.edu/FeatureStory/200317 https://www.jhuapl.edu/FeatureStory/200317 Tue, 17 Mar 2020 09:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Hits Standard Missile-3 Milestone Ken.Melton@jhuapl.edu (Ken Melton) The Pentagon cleared the Standard Missile-3 Block IIA program — which has been in co-development with Japan since 2006 — for initial production, setting the stage for deployment of a significant operational enhancement to the Ballistic Missile Defense System. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200313 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200313 Fri, 13 Mar 2020 09:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Named One of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Space Companies Sylvie.Porter@jhuapl.edu (Sylvie Porter) APL has been recognized as one of 2020’s Most Innovative Space Companies by Fast Company magazine for its leading role on and design of the Dragonfly mission — a bold, game-changing NASA exploration of Saturn’s largest moon, Titan. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200310 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200310 Tue, 10 Mar 2020 11:00:00 EDT Nancy Chabot Named Meteoritical Society Vice President Justyna.Surowiec@jhuapl.edu (Justyna Surowiec) Nancy Chabot, a planetary scientist at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, was elected vice president of the Meteoritical Society. She will serve as vice president from 2021 to 2022 and become president of the society from 2023 to 2024. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200309 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200309 Mon, 09 Mar 2020 11:00:00 EDT College Partnership Becomes a Unique STEM Job Opportunity Justyna.Surowiec@jhuapl.edu (Justyna Surowiec) https://www.jhuapl.edu/FeatureStory/200306 https://www.jhuapl.edu/FeatureStory/200306 Fri, 6 Mar 2020 09:00:00 EDT Michael Presley and Laszlo Kecskes Receive Inaugural HEMI/APL Seed Grant Amanda.Zrebiec@jhuapl.edu (Amanda Zrebiec) Michael Presley, of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), and Laszlo Kecskes, of the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute (HEMI), are the inaugural recipients of the HEMI/APL Seed Grant for their project, “Application of Thermodynamic Modeling to Spatially Tailor the Microstructure of Additively Manufactured W-based Alloys.” https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200228 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200228 Fri, 28 Feb 2020 11:00:00 EDT JHU Researchers Begin to Tackle Bias in Al Used in Disease Diagnosis and Health Care Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) APL researchers have been investigating a type of artificial intelligence technique that may help address some of the bias in machine-learning tools, while improving training for human clinicians. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200218 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200218 Tue, 18 Feb 2020 11:00:00 EDT Second Annual Health Symposium to Focus on Operationalizing Artificial Intelligence Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) On April 21–22, 2020, APL’s National Health Mission Area is hosting the second annual National Health Symposium, focusing on artificial intelligence and the continuum between research and development, innovation and operational impact. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200214 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200214 Fri, 14 Feb 2020 11:00:00 EDT NASA Selects Johns Hopkins APL-Led Discovery Mission Proposal for Further Funding Jeremy.Rehm@jhuapl.edu (Jeremy Rehm) NASA announced Thursday which mission proposals for its Discovery Program will move forward for further consideration and development. Among those selected are a mission to Jupiter’s volcanic moon Io that would be designed, built and co-led by researchers at APL as well as missions to Venus and Neptune’s moon Triton that include APL scientific leads. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200213 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200213 Thu, 13 Feb 2020 11:00:00 EDT APL Black History Month Highlights the Voting Rights Movement Khadija.Elkharbibi@jhuapl.edu (Khadija Elkharbibi) APL is celebrating Black History Month through various events open to the public that highlight this year’s theme, “African Americans and the Vote.” https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200211 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200211 Tue, 11 Feb 2020 11:00:00 EDT NASA, ESA’s Solar Orbiter Set to Explore Sun with Johns Hopkins APL-Developed Camera and Particle Detector Jeremy.Rehm@jhuapl.edu (Jeremy Rehm) An APL-developed camera and high-energy particle detector will ride aboard Solar Orbiter, a joint NASA and European Space Agency mission to the Sun. Launching Feb. 9 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, Solar Orbiter will join Parker Solar Probe in providing unprecedented data about our star. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200207b https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200207b Fri, 07 Feb 2020 11:00:00 EDT Navy Lauds ‘Pathfinder’ Reichert for Missile Defense Leadership Ken.Melton@jhuapl.edu (Ken Melton) Recognizing his many contributions to national defense, Bob Reichert was recently honored with the Pathfinder Award from the Missile Defense Agency’s Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense program. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200207 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200207 Fri, 07 Feb 2020 11:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Joins Maryland Academia, Labs and Industry to Launch New Quantum Science Alliance Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) APL is a founding member of the Maryland Quantum Alliance, created to drive quantum science discovery and innovation, develop pioneering quantum technologies and train the quantum workforce of tomorrow for Maryland, the region and the nation. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200203 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200203 Mon, 03 Feb 2020 11:00:00 EDT APL Researchers Develop Method to Extract Water From Thin Air Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) APL scientists have identified highly absorbent materials that can extract drinkable water out of thin air — which could potentially lead to technologies that supply potable water in the driest areas on the planet. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200130 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200130 Thu, 30 Jan 2020 11:00:00 EDT NASA’s Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe Mission Enters Design Phase Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) A mission that will be designed, built and managed by Johns Hopkins APL to study the interaction of the solar wind with the ancient cast-off winds of other stars, and the fundamental process of particle acceleration in space, has completed a critical NASA review and is now moving closer toward a scheduled launch in 2024. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200128 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200128 Tue, 28 Jan 2020 11:00:00 EDT APL Experts Talk Hypersonics at AIAA SciTech Forum Ken.Melton@jhuapl.edu (Ken Melton) Is hypersonic flight the next big thing? Dave Van Wie, head of APL’s Air and Missile Defense Sector, tackled this question along with a panel of experts a recent American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) SciTech Forum. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200127 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200127 Mon, 27 Jan 2020 11:00:00 EDT The Young Scientists and the Sea Ken.Melton@jhuapl.edu (Ken Melton) APL is proud to participate in the Office of Naval Research Scientists to Sea (S2S) program, a unique opportunity for Navy research partners to directly experience how sailors live and work aboard ships. Each participant’s mission and experience are as different as their jobs. Learn how three APL staff members’ time at sea led to learning and growth while seeing their critical contributions come to life. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200123 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200123 Thu, 23 Jan 2020 11:00:00 EDT Former Defense Health Agency Director Raquel Bono Joins Johns Hopkins APL as a Senior Fellow Amanda.Zrebiec@jhuapl.edu (Amanda Zrebiec) Vice Adm. Raquel C. Bono, who led the Defense Health Agency and Navy Medical Corps, has joined Johns Hopkins APL as a Senior Fellow. She and the Laboratory’s other Senior Fellows will help guide development of APL’s capabilities toward solving our nation’s most pressing challenges. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200121 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200121 Tue, 21 Jan 2020 11:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Scientist Ralph Lorenz Wins Choice Award for Climate Science History Book Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) Ralph Lorenz, a planetary scientist and aerospace engineer from APL, has received an Atmospheric Science Librarians International Choice Award for his book chronicling the history of planetary climate research. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200115 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/200115 Wed, 15 Jan 2020 11:00:00 EDT Parker Solar Probe Team Hears First Whispers of the Solar Wind’s Birth Justyna.Surowiec@jhuapl.edu (Justyna Surowiec) https://www.jhuapl.edu/FeatureStory/200114 https://www.jhuapl.edu/FeatureStory/200114 Fri, 14 Jan 2020 11:00:00 EDT APL Named to Technical Leadership Role for MDA’s Ground-based Midcourse Defense Program Ken.Melton@jhuapl.edu (Ken Melton) The Laboratory recently began its transition as the new leader of the technical direction agent (TDA) activity for the Missile Defense Agency’s Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) program. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/191217 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/191217 Tue, 17 Dec 2019 11:00:00 EDT 40 Days of Ice: Burchfield Travels to Arctic for a Cold SODA Ken.Melton@jhuapl.edu (Ken Melton) In August, Zachary Burchfield represented APL in a 42-day excursion aboard the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Healy for the Office of Naval Research’s Stratified Ocean Dynamics of the Arctic (SODA) initiative. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/191205 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/191205 Thu, 5 Dec 2019 11:00:00 EDT Parker Solar Probe Sheds New Light on the Sun Justyna.Surowiec@jhuapl.edu (Justyna Surowiec) In August 2018, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe — designed, built and managed by Johns Hopkins APL — launched to space, soon becoming the closest-ever spacecraft to the Sun. Now, four new papers in the journal Nature describe what scientists have learned from this unprecedented exploration of our star — and what they look forward to learning next. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/191204 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/191204 Wed, 4 Dec 2019 13:00:00 EDT APL Takes 3D Printing of Electronic Parts to the Next Level Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) Researchers at APL have demonstrated a novel and groundbreaking way to additively print gallium nitride — a material that can be used to produce semiconductor power devices as well as radio-frequency components and light-emitting diodes — using a combination of liquid and gas. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/191126 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/191126 Tue, 26 Nov 2019 14:00:00 EST APL’s Stadter Earns Air Force Exceptional Service Award Ken.Melton@jhuapl.edu (Ken Melton) Patrick Stadter, a program area manager with Johns Hopkins APL, has earned the U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Award for Exceptional Public Service, the highest such honor presented to a civilian by the Air Force. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/191115 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/191115 Fri, 15 Nov 2019 08:00:00 EST Parker Solar Probe Team Awarded NASA Silver Achievement Medal Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) Parker Solar Probe has been awarded the NASA Silver Achievement Medal in recognition of its “stellar achievement” as humanity’s first mission to explore the Sun’s corona and the solar wind within the extreme environment around our star. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/191113c https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/191113c Wed, 13 Nov 2019 13:00:00 EST Johns Hopkins APL’s Andy Driesman Awarded Leadership Honor by NASA Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) Andy Driesman of APL’s Civil Space Mission Area was awarded NASA’s Outstanding Public Leadership Medal for his role as project manager on Parker Solar Probe, NASA’s mission to “touch” the Sun. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/191113b https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/191113b Wed, 13 Nov 2019 13:00:00 EST Former Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson Is Named Senior Fellow at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) Admiral John M. Richardson, former Chief of Naval Operations, has joined Johns Hopkins APL as a Senior Fellow. He and the Laboratory’s other Senior Fellows will help guide development of APL’s capabilities toward solving our nation’s most pressing challenges. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/191113 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/191113 Wed, 13 Nov 2019 08:00:00 EST The Basement Tinkerer: APL’s Pavalko Helps Clean Up Ocean Ken.Melton@jhuapl.edu (Ken Melton) What began as a curious idea in his basement has morphed into a global force for good. Wayne Pavalko’s homemade buoys are now part of a system used by The Ocean Cleanup, a nonprofit organization developing advanced technologies to clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/191111 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/191111 Mon, 11 Nov 2019 08:00:00 EST Alonso Zimmerman Receives “Women of Color” STEM Technical Rising Star Award Khadija.Elkharbibi@jhuapl.edu (Khadija Elkharbibi) Natasha Alonso Zimmerman, a chemist in the Research and Exploratory Development Department, has earned a 2019 Women of Color STEM Award for her accomplishments in helping shape technology for the future. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/191107 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/191107 Thu, 7 Nov 2019 08:00:00 EST DART Project Successfully Completes Critical Milestone Justyna.Surowiec@jhuapl.edu (Justyna Surowiec) The APL team building NASA’s first planetary defense test mission — the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) — has completed two key mission reviews that bring DART steps closer to the challenging task of diverting an asteroid. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/191106b https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/191106b Wed, 6 Nov 2019 08:00:00 EST Voyager 2 Illuminates Boundary of Interstellar Space Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) After four decades, the discoveries keep coming from NASA’s Voyager spacecraft and their sets of science instruments — including the durable charged-particle detectors developed at APL. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/191106 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/191106 Wed, 6 Nov 2019 08:00:00 EST Johns Hopkins APL Researchers Win 2019 R&D 100 Award for Breakthrough Lithium-Ion Battery Technology Amanda.Zrebiec@jhuapl.edu (Amanda Zrebiec) APL’s breakthrough lithium-ion battery technology has been recognized with a 2019 R&amp;D 100 Award, celebrating industry-changing products and technologies. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/191101 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/191101 Fri, 1 Nov 2019 08:00:00 EST From Blackboard Scribbles to Neural Network Breakthrough Khadija.Elkharbibi@jhuapl.edu (Khadija Elkharbibi) Vickram Rajendran and William LeVine were two self-described “kids” just having fun with computers and math — but their work landed the early-career scientists a slot at the prestigious Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS) conference. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/191029 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/191029 Tue, 29 Oct 2019 08:00:00 EST Johns Hopkins APL’s Ciara Sivels Selected as a National STEM Ambassador Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) The Lab’s Ciara Sivels was chosen to serve as an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) IF/THEN Ambassador, joining a group of 125 talented women with backgrounds in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) from a variety of industries, companies, universities and laboratories in the United States. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/191023 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/191023 Wed, 23 Oct 2019 08:00:00 EST Zibi Turtle: Titan of APL Amanda.Zebriec@jhuapl.edu (Amanda Zebriec) https://www.jhuapl.edu/FeatureStory/191022 https://www.jhuapl.edu/FeatureStory/191022 Tue, 22 Oct 2019 08:00:00 EST Mission Accomplished: Van Allen Probes Conclude Seven Years of Discovery Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) Originally slated for a two-year mission, the second of the twin Van Allen Probes spacecraft will be retired just prior to running out of propellant, more than seven years after launch and rewriting textbooks on radiation belt science. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/191017 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/191017 Thu, 17 Oct 2019 08:00:00 EST Johns Hopkins APL’s Breakthrough Flexible, Cuttable Lithium-Ion Battery Now Won’t Catch Fire Gina.Ellrich@jhuapl.edu (Gina Ellrich) The flexible lithium-ion battery that can operate under extreme conditions — including cutting, submersion and simulated ballistic impact — now adds incombustible to its resume. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/191014 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/191014 Mon, 14 Oct 2019 08:00:00 EST Lab Internships Provide Foundation for Budding Careers Amanda.Zrebiec@jhuapl.edu (Amanda Zrebiec) The application period for APL’s 2020 intern programs is open. The programs are highly competitive, with approximately 550 of 6,600 applicants selected in 2019, and the Lab has seen a 15–20% increase in applications nearly every year of this millennium. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/191008 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/191008 Tue, 08 Oct 2019 08:00:00 EST Researchers Share Vision for a Better Visual Prosthesis Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) APL researchers are capitalizing on recent advances in computer vision — including developments in object recognition, depth sensing, and simultaneous localization and mapping technologies — to augment the capabilities of two commercial retinal prostheses. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/191001 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/191001 Tue, 01 Oct 2019 08:00:00 EST Johns Hopkins APL Receives 2019 Impact Award From Innovation Leader Sylvie.Porter@jhuapl.edu (Sylvie Porter) Innovation Leader will give out the 2019 Impact Awards at their annual Impact gathering in San Francisco in October. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190927 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190927 Fri, 27 Sep 2019 08:00:00 EST APL Shaping an Intelligent Approach to Disaster Response and Relief Khadija.Elkharbibi@jhuapl.edu (Khadija Elkharbibi) In most cases, the preparation for and response to natural disasters don’t match up to the damage they cause and the devastation they leave behind. But a team of engineers and researchers in the Asymmetric Operations Sector is using its expertise in artificial intelligence to change this narrative. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190926 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190926 Thu, 26 Sep 2019 08:00:00 EST Lab Focuses on 5G Tech Capabilities for Tactical, First Responders Khadija.Elkharbibi@jhuapl.edu (Khadija Elkharbibi) On Oct. 7, APL and IEEE will host a workshop to focus on the many technical impacts and potential applications of fifth-generation wireless, or 5G, on government tactical and first responder networks. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190925 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190925 Wed, 25 Sep 2019 08:00:00 EST Tough Errors Are No Match for APL Team Exploring Quantum Science Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) APL has been tapped by the Department of Energy to develop advanced quantum computing and networking technologies as part of a larger effort to address basic research gaps in the ideas, methods and tools that connect quantum computing applications to hardware. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190916 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190916 Mon, 16 Sep 2019 08:00:00 EST The Homecoming of a Century Amanda.Zrebiec@jhuapl.edu (Amanda Zrebiec) It had been 45 years since Ken Dyer, who worked on the Lab’s first defining innovation, walked the halls at Johns Hopkins APL. Yet, during a recent visit to mark his 100th birthday, it was clear that time hadn’t dimmed Dyer’s memories of this special place. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190823 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190823 Fri, 23 Aug 2019 08:00:00 EST Johns Hopkins APL Teams Up with United Way for STEM Kit Challenge Amanda.Zrebiec@jhuapl.edu (Amanda Zrebiec) An escape room-themed kit won APL’s Future Innovators STEM Kit Demo day. Coordinated by the Air and Missile Defense Sector, the event was part of APL’s ongoing partnership with the United Way of Central Maryland. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190822 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190822 Thu, 22 Aug 2019 08:00:00 EST Margaret Dean Begins Tenure as Johns Hopkins APL Chief Government Relations Officer Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) Dean will apply her range of leadership, teaming and technical skills to connect APL’s portfolio with senior officials in federal, state and local governments. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190819 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190819 Mon, 19 Aug 2019 08:00:00 EST Johns Hopkins APL Named to Fast Company’s Inaugural Best Workplaces for Innovators List Sylvie.Porter@jhuapl.edu (Sylvie Porter) APL is featured along with 49 other workplaces from around the world, including Amazon, Chobani and Morgan Stanley, on Fast Company’s inaugural Best Workplaces for Innovators list. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190805 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190805 Mon, 05 Aug 2019 08:00:00 EST Old Method Leads to New Quantum Processing Possibilities Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) In a recent paper in Physical Review, APL researchers are proving how a decades-old algorithm can drastically improve the computational accuracy of certain types of today’s quantum processors. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190724 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190724 Wed, 24 Jul 2019 08:00:00 EST APL Discovery Projects to Explore Disaster Health, Ethical Robots, School Safety Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) Three APL principal investigators were among researchers from across the Johns Hopkins enterprise to earn funding in the fifth round of the JHU Discovery Awards program, created in 2015 to spark synergistic interactions across JHU. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190723 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190723 Tue, 23 Jul 2019 08:00:00 EST APL to Host AI Challenge for Making Optimal Decisions Under Uncertainty; Register by Aug. 6 Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190719b https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190719b Fri, 19 Jul 2019 08:00:00 EST Picture Perfect: How APL Helped the World See the First Man on the Moon Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) An estimated 600 million pairs of eyes watched Neil Armstrong touch his feet to the Moon’s surface in the early hours of July 20, 1969 — and that grainy black-and-white camera footage might not have been viewed without the work of members of the Space Systems Application Group at APL. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190719 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190719 Fri, 19 Jul 2019 08:00:00 EST APL Plasma Instrument for Europa Clipper Passes Critical Design Review Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) The APL team building the Plasma Instrument for Magnetic Sounding (PIMS), one of nine science instruments on board NASA’s Europa Clipper mission, has passed its critical design review (CDR) and is building the flight instrument and other systems. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190702 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190702 Tue, 02 Jul 2019 08:00:00 EST Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab Exec Timothy Collins to Head Walsh University Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) APL Chief Government Relations Officer Timothy Collins, who also chairs two Johns Hopkins engineering graduate education programs, has been named president of Walsh University. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190701 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190701 Mon, 01 Jul 2019 08:00:00 EST Destination: Titan Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) NASA has picked the APL-led Dragonfly — a rotorcraft-lander expedition to Saturn’s unique, richly organic moon Titan — as its next New Frontiers mission. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190627b https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190627b Thu, 27 Jun 2019 08:00:00 EST Event Summary From Inaugural National Health Symposium Available Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) APL has published the event summary for the inaugural National Health Symposium, which brought together more than 160 experts from government, academia and industry to discuss ways that advances in research and development can translate into better delivery of health care. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190627 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190627 Thu, 27 Jun 2019 08:00:00 EST APL Developing Noninvasive Brain-Computer Interfaces to Control Complex Systems Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) With a recent award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), APL researchers will develop a brain-machine interface that will enable the control of complex systems at the speed of thought. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190624 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190624 Mon, 24 Jun 2019 08:00:00 EST Submarine Technology Symposium Pushes to Expand the Competitive Space From Undersea Justyna.Surowiec@jhuapl.edu (Justyna Surowiec) Leaning into its theme of “Expanding the Competitive Space from Undersea,” the annual Submarine Technology Symposium focused on high-impact technologies, design techniques and artificial intelligence capabilities to expand the undersea force. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190621 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190621 Fri, 21 Jun 2019 08:00:00 EST APL’s Rachel Klima Will Help Develop Concept NASA Mission to Map the Moon’s Water Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) Rachel Klima, a planetary scientist at the Lab, has been named as deputy principal investigator for Lunar Trailblazer, a small satellite concept designed to detect and map water on the surface of the Moon. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190620b https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190620b Thu, 20 Jun 2019 08:00:00 EST Paper Outlines Technical, Clinical Considerations for Applying AI to Eye Health Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) In a new paper published in Progress in Retinal and Eye Research, authors describe the important technical and practical considerations of building deep learning algorithms in the research setting, and deploying these algorithms in the clinical settings. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190620 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190620 Thu, 20 Jun 2019 08:00:00 EST Johns Hopkins APL Named a Computerworld ‘Best Place to Work in IT’ Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) Johns Hopkins APL jumps five places, landing at #11, in its second consecutive year on IDG’s Computerworld Best Places to Work in IT. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190617 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190617 Mon, 17 Jun 2019 08:00:00 EST Stewart Named National Security Analysis Mission Area Executive Justyna.Surowiec@jhuapl.edu (Justyna Surowiec) Jessica Stewart has been appointed mission area executive for National Security Analysis. Stewart brings to the post deep analytic expertise and strong leadership skills, honed over two decades of working directly with sponsors to develop solutions to technical, operational and strategic challenges. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190605 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190605 Wed, 05 Jun 2019 08:00:00 EST Johns Hopkins Team Develops Digital Health Roadmap Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) A team of researchers from APL, JHU School of Medicine and the Bloomberg School of Public Health has developed a roadmap to guide the digital health industry forward. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190604 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190604 Tue, 04 Jun 2019 08:00:00 EST Johns Hopkins APL Principal Deputy General Counsel Anne Brennan is Recipient of DC Bar Honors for Distinguished Career Service Khadija.Elkharbibi@jhuapl.edu (Khadija Elkharbibi) Anne Brennan, APL’s principal deputy general counsel, is the 2019 recipient of the D.C. Bar’s Beatrice Rosenberg Award, presented each year to a bar member whose career reflects the highest order of public service. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190603 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190603 Mon, 03 Jun 2019 08:00:00 EST Hopkins Researchers Release Tool to Enable Better Health Care Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) APL and Johns Hopkins Medicine have launched the Precision Medicine Analytics Platform, a new data analytics tool that will facilitate big-data research across the JHU enterprise and enable clinicians to make discoveries and improve their patient care. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190530b https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190530b Thu, 30 May 2019 08:00:00 EST APL Researchers Know the CODE to Unmanned Aircraft Program’s Success Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) A multidisciplinary team of researchers from APL is helping to solve one of the Defense Department’s most significant challenges: the test and evaluation of autonomous unmanned aerial systems. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190530 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190530 Thu, 30 May 2019 08:00:00 EST Johns Hopkins APL Names John Forte as Homeland Protection Mission Area Executive Khadija.Elkharbibi@jhuapl.edu (Khadija Elkharbibi) John Forte has been named mission area executive for Homeland Protection at APL, where he will direct efforts to create disruptive capabilities that safeguard and secure the homeland against asymmetric threats. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190513 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190513 Mon, 13 May 2019 08:00:00 EST Johns Hopkins APL Celebrates Innovation and Staff Achievements, Honoring Top Inventions, Discoveries and Technical Accomplishments Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) The Lab honored the best 2018 research and development programs, innovation initiatives, mission and enterprise accomplishments, publications, and more at its annual awards ceremony. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190507 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190507 Tue, 07 May 2019 08:00:00 EST Cool Tool Could Enable Quantum Computers to Tackle More Complex Applications Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) In a paper published in Scientific Reports, APL researchers describe a way to manipulate the critical elements of a quantum computer and their control components that will be an important piece of scaling quantum computer systems to the larger sizes needed for more complex applications. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190424 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190424 Wed, 24 Apr 2019 08:00:00 EST APL, DHS Science and Technology Enhance First-Responder Technologies Khadija.Elkharbibi@jhuapl.edu (Khadija Elkharbibi) When the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate wanted to perform a first-responder technology field test in a rural setting — Grant County, Washington, home of the Gorge Amphitheatre — they asked APL to assess various technologies geared toward public safety operations. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190416 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190416 Tue, 16 Apr 2019 08:00:00 EST Disappearing Lakes Offer Clues to Titan’s Seasonal Cycles Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) The apparent seasonal disappearance of small methane lakes is giving scientists insight into the complexity of Titan — Saturn’s largest moon and the target of the proposed Dragonfly mission. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190415b https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190415b Mon, 15 Apr 2019 08:00:00 EST Meteoroid Strikes Eject Precious Water From Moon Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) APL and NASA researchers report that streams of meteoroids striking the Moon infuse the thin lunar atmosphere with a short-lived water vapor — a key finding in understanding the history of lunar water. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190415 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190415 Mon, 15 Apr 2019 08:00:00 EST DART Mission Set to Launch on SpaceX Falcon 9 Justyna.Surowiec@jhuapl.edu (Justyna Surowiec) NASA’s first planetary defense mission, the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART), has been slated for a June 2021 launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190412 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190412 Fri, 12 Apr 2019 08:00:00 EST Johns Hopkins APL and Northeastern University Join Forces to Conduct Resilience and Security Studies Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) The Laboratory has signed an agreement with the Northeastern University-based Global Resilience Institute to advance collaborative research into the security, sustainability, health and well-being of societies. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190408 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190408 Mon, 08 Apr 2019 08:00:00 EST Media Advisory: NASA Invites Media to Learn More About Near-Earth Asteroids, Comets Justyna.Surowiec@jhuapl.edu (Justyna Surowiec) Media are invited to attend the sixth International Academy of Astronautics Planetary Defense Conference in College Park, Maryland, from April 29 to May 3. Experts from around the world will present the latest research on near-Earth objects, and conference participants will take part in an exercise simulating efforts to address a hypothetical scenario of an asteroid impacting Earth. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190405 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190405 Fri, 05 Apr 2019 08:00:00 EST Johns Hopkins APL Director Ralph Semmel Named an ‘Influential Marylander’ Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) Ralph Semmel is one of 53 Marylanders selected by The Daily Record for their significant contributions and leadership in civic affairs, communications, education, finance, business, health care, law, philanthropy, real estate and technology. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190403 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190403 Wed, 03 Apr 2019 08:00:00 EST Five Ways to Improve Hospital Labor Productivity Gina.Ellrich@jhuapl.edu (Gina Ellrich) In 2017, U.S. health care spending increased 3.9 percent to $3.5 trillion. A team from APL, Johns Hopkins Medicine and University Hospitals Cleveland examined ways to transform health care delivery into an engineered system, learning lessons from high-tech industries such as aerospace. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190327 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190327 Wed, 27 Mar 2019 08:00:00 EST Parker Solar Probe Wins 2018 Neil Armstrong Space Flight Achievement Award Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) The Parker Solar Probe team has been named the winner of the 2018 Neil Armstrong Space Flight Achievement Award, given by the American Astronautical Society at its 57th Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium in Silver Spring, Maryland. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190321 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190321 Thu, 21 Mar 2019 08:00:00 EST APL’s Chief of Intelligent Systems Weighs in on Artificial Intelligence Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) A trio of critical advisory board appointments has positioned Intelligent Systems Center Chief Ashley Llorens — and APL — to help establish the Lab as a nationally recognized leader and trusted partner in artificial intelligence. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190308 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190308 Fri, 08 Mar 2019 08:00:00 EST APL’s National Health Mission Area Ready for South by Southwest Spotlight Gina.Ellrich@jhuapl.edu (Gina Ellrich) APL brings its health surveillance expertise to the South by Southwest Interactive Festival on March 10, when the National Health Mission Area’s Sheri Lewis discusses how big data and genomics can speed disease detection. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190305 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190305 Tue, 05 Mar 2019 08:00:00 EST Johns Hopkins APL to Host ‘Girl Power’ STEM Event on March 10 Khadija.Elkharbibi@jhuapl.edu (Khadija Elkharbibi) APL will host its annual “Girl Power” event, a free opportunity for elementary and middle school girls to learn about careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), on Sunday, March 10, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on APL’s campus in Laurel, Maryland. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190304b https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190304b Mon, 04 Mar 2019 08:00:00 EST APL Leaders Appointed to Defense Task Force on the Future of U.S. Military Superiority Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) Three members of APL’s executive leadership team — Christine Fox, Dave Van Wie and Christopher Watkins — have been named to the Defense Science Board’s 2019 Summer Study on the Future of U.S. Military Superiority. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190304 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190304 Mon, 04 Mar 2019 08:00:00 EST Johns Hopkins APL Nails Down Construction Industry Award Khadija.Elkharbibi@jhuapl.edu (Khadija Elkharbibi) The Building Congress and Exchange — a leading regional construction association — has recognized APL for the Lab’s work to upgrade a critical computer networking center. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190228 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190228 Thu, 28 Feb 2019 08:00:00 EST Johns Hopkins APL Begins CAT CubeSat Experiment Following Launch From International Space Station Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) The 3U CubeSats are commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) spacecraft measuring 34 cm long and 10 cm square; each carries a communications payload that was integrated by APL. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190220 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190220 Wed, 20 Feb 2019 08:00:00 EST APL Physicist Appointed to Defense Science Board Quantum Technologies Task Force Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) APL physicist Joan Hoffmann has been appointed to the Defense Science Board Task Force on Applications of Quantum Technologies, which will explore the potential application of quantum technologies in land, sea and subsurface challenges. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190205 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190205 Tue, 05 Feb 2019 08:00:00 EST Johns Hopkins APL Names Kirk Shawhan as Precision Strike Mission Area Executive Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) Kirk Shawhan has been appointed Precision Strike Mission Area Executive. He will combine his detailed knowledge of air and missile defense systems and operational experience in electronic warfare to build on the mission area’s recognized accomplishments in the precision strike domain. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190204 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190204 Mon, 04 Feb 2019 08:00:00 EST Bridging the Health Divide From Research to Operations: APL Hosts Inaugural National Health Symposium Khadija.Elkharbibi@jhuapl.edu (Khadija Elkharbibi) The Laboratory will host “Bridging the Health Divide: From Research to Operations,” an inaugural National Health Symposium, held in partnership with the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) on March 5–6, 2019, at the Kossiakoff Center on APL’s main campus. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190130 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190130 Wed, 30 Jan 2019 08:00:00 EST Katherine Morse Receives Prestigious NATO Award Khadija.Elkharbibi@jhuapl.edu (Khadija Elkharbibi) Katherine L. Morse has been awarded the NATO Science and Technology Organization’s Scientific Achievement Award, the highest honor presented in NATO to science and technology working groups. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190109 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190109 Wed, 09 Jan 2019 08:00:00 EST Study: Digital Health Companies Have Minimal Impact on Disease Burden, Health Care Costs Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) Researchers from APL published a new study that indicates that leading digital health companies have had minimal impact on disease burden and health care costs in the U.S. health care system. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190108b https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190108b Tue, 08 Jan 2019 08:00:00 EST David Van Wie to Lead APL’s Air and Missile Defense Sector Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) APL has tapped David Van Wie to head its Air and Missile Defense Sector, where he will oversee all work related to a mission that traces its roots to the Laboratory’s founding project: the radio proximity fuze. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190108 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190108 Tue, 08 Jan 2019 08:00:00 EST NASA’s New Horizons Mission Reveals Entirely New Kind of World Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) Scientists from NASA’s New Horizons mission released the first detailed images of the most distant object ever explored — the Kuiper Belt object nicknamed Ultima Thule. Its remarkable appearance, unlike anything we’ve seen before, illuminates the processes that built the planets four and a half billion years ago. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190102 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190102 Wed, 02 Jan 2019 08:00:00 EST New Horizons Successfully Explores Ultima Thule Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft flew past Ultima Thule in the early hours of New Year’s Day, ushering in the era of exploration from the enigmatic Kuiper Belt, a region of primordial objects that holds keys to understanding the origins of the solar system. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190101 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/190101 Tue, 01 Jan 2019 08:00:00 EST Johns Hopkins APL and Medicine Scientists Develop Tool to Reduce Healthcare Associated Infections Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) Scientists at APL, in collaboration with clinicians from Hopkins Medicine, have developed a platform to monitor the transmission of infections in medical settings, a tool that will help reduce instances of healthcare associated infections. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/181217 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/181217 Mon, 17 Dec 2018 08:00:00 EST APL Plays Key Role in Aegis Ashore Intercept Flight Test Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) APL engineers, working with industry partners, the Missile Defense Agency, and U.S. Navy sailors manning the Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Test Complex, played a key role in successfully intercepting an intermediate-range ballistic missile target using a Standard-Missile (SM)-3 Block IIA missile launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility, Kauai, Hawaii. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/181211b https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/181211b Tue, 11 Dec 2018 08:00:00 EST How Can the U.S. Call Upon Its Strengths as It Looks Forward to an Uncertain Future? Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) “A Preface to Strategy: The Foundations of American National Security,” a new paper from APL’s Senior Fellows, examines the nation’s core strengths and how they should shape new strategies. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/181211 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/181211 Tue, 11 Dec 2018 08:00:00 EST Kalirai Named Civil Space Mission Area Executive at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) Jason Kalirai has joined APL as mission area executive for civil space, overseeing the Lab’s critical contributions to NASA and international missions to meet space science and challenges. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/181129b https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/181129b Thu, 29 Nov 2018 08:00:00 EST Johns Hopkins APL Spacecraft Named Popular Science’s 2018 Innovation of the Year Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) The APL-designed and -built Parker Solar Probe — humanity’s first mission to “touch” the Sun — has been named the 2018 Innovation of the Year by Popular Science. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/181129 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/181129 Thu, 29 Nov 2018 08:00:00 EST APL, Collaborators Launch World’s Largest Neuroscience Data Repository Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) APL researchers, collaborating with scientists from Johns Hopkins University and many other universities and research organizations, have launched the world’s largest and most diverse public neuroscience data repository. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/181126 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/181126 Mon, 26 Nov 2018 08:00:00 EST APL Teams with the Army to Develop Software for Self-Righting Autonomous Robots Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) Engineers at APL and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory have developed software that enables autonomous bomb-defusing robots to turn themselves back over, right side up, if they ever get flipped the wrong way. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/181116 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/181116 Fri, 16 Nov 2018 08:00:00 EST Johns Hopkins APL Wins IARPA Geopolitical Forecasting Challenge Khadija.Elkharbibi@jhuapl.edu (Khadija Elkharbibi) APL staff members earned first place overall and Election Forecaster honors in the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity Geopolitical Forecasting Challenge. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/181108 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/181108 Thu, 08 Nov 2018 08:00:00 EST Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab Earns Global Society of Women Engineers Awards Khadija.Elkharbibi@jhuapl.edu (Khadija Elkharbibi) APL’s Society of Women Engineers chapter (SWE@APL) has been honored with the society’s Mission and Best Practices awards. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/181102 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/181102 Fri, 02 Nov 2018 08:00:00 EST Fastest, Hottest Mission Under the Sun: Parker Solar Probe Sets New Records Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) Parker Solar Probe, designed, built and operated by APL, is now the fastest human-made object in the solar system, and the closest-ever spacecraft to the Sun. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/181030 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/181030 Tue, 30 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Johns Hopkins APL Plays Key Role in Second SM-3 Block IIA Intercept Test Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) APL engineers, in cooperation with the U.S. Missile Defense Agency and U.S. Navy sailors aboard the U.S.S. John Finn (DDG-113), played a key role in the successful live-fire intercept using the new Standard Missile-3 Block IIA guided missile during an October 26, 2018, flight test off the west coast of Hawaii. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/181026 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/181026 Fri, 26 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Mixed Reality System Assists in Recognizing Expression of Emotion Gina.Ellrich@jhuapl.edu (Gina Ellrich) APL researchers have developed a mixed reality system that improves the ability to detect social signals and emotional displays in real time. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/181025 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/181025 Thu, 25 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Cassini’s ‘Grand Finale’ Yields Findings From Inside Saturn’s Rings Justyna.Surowiec@jhuapl.edu (Justyna Surowiec) After 13 years and a very successful exploration of Saturn, NASA’s Cassini mission dared to venture where no spacecraft had gone before. The results of this so-called “Grand Finale” have yielded a trove of discoveries, described by many APL scientists in the journals Science and Geophysical Review Letters. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/181015 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/181015 Mon, 15 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST APL Experts Provide Research on Ways to Drive Health Care Interoperability Gina.Ellrich@jhuapl.edu (Gina Ellrich) A new publication from the National Academy of Medicine, led in part by APL researchers, shows how our health care system’s lack of interoperability — the ability to seamlessly and automatically deliver data across time and space from and to multiple devices and organizations — results in waste, inefficiency and clinician burnout, which can contribute to patient safety risk. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/181012 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/181012 Fri, 12 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Do Robot Swarms Work Like Brains? Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) A new study by APL and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine will explore similarities in how the mind and robot swarms plan navigation, and drive advances in the study of both subjects. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/181001 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/181001 Mon, 01 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST At Trident Warrior, Engineers Shine Light on New Wireless Technology Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) APL engineers traveled on the USS Carl Vinson this summer to demonstrate light fidelity (Li-Fi), a next-generation secure mobile networking technology for wireless communication between devices using light to transmit data and position. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180927 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180927 Thu, 27 Sep 2018 08:00:00 EST Crafting Emergency Orders to Defend America’s Electric Grid Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) A new paper from APL Senior Fellow Dr. Paul Stockton examines how power companies can partner with the Department of Energy to defeat attacks on the U.S. electric system. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180904 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180904 Tue, 04 Sep 2018 08:00:00 EST APL-Led Asteroid-Deflection Mission Passes Development Milestone Justyna.Surowiec@jhuapl.edu (Justyna Surowiec) The first-ever mission to demonstrate an asteroid deflection technique for planetary defense has moved into the final design and assembly phase. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180830 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180830 Thu, 30 Aug 2018 08:00:00 EST New Horizons Spots Next Flyby Target Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) The APL-built spacecraft makes its first detection of the Kuiper Belt object it will fly past on New Year’s Day 2019. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180829 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180829 Wed, 29 Aug 2018 08:00:00 EST No Boundaries: Hypersonic BOLT Experiments Justyna.Surowiec@jhuapl.edu (Justyna Surowiec) A team in APL’s Force Projection Sector is tackling a challenge that is critical to hypersonics: accurately predicting the state of the boundary layer, or the thin layer of air near the surface of these incredibly fast-moving vehicles. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180822 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180822 Wed, 22 Aug 2018 08:00:00 EST Midshipmen Gain Real-World Cyber Experience Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) Recently, three midshipmen interns got a unique opportunity to share their work with the Laboratory’s Navy Cyber Forum, a collection of senior subject matter experts from across APL who coordinate and collaborate on cyber issues. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180816 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180816 Thu, 16 Aug 2018 08:00:00 EST Parker Solar Probe Launches on Historic Journey to Touch the Sun Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) Parker Solar Probe — designed, built and managed for NASA by APL — launched from Florida on Sunday, Aug. 12, to begin its journey to the Sun, where it will undertake a landmark mission to investigate our star. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180812 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180812 Sun, 12 Aug 2018 08:00:00 EST APL and Navy Expand Role of Hospital Corpsmen, Improve Access to Military Medical Care Through Connected Corpsmen in the Community Gina.Ellrich@jhuapl.edu (Gina Ellrich) Health systems engineers at APL are working with the Navy to expand the role of Navy hospital corpsmen stateside and improve access to medical care for military members through a pilot program called Connected Corpsmen in the Community (Johns Hopkins APL). https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180802b https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180802b Thu, 02 Aug 2018 08:00:00 EST Nancy Chabot Elected Meteoritical Society Fellow Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) APL space scientist Nancy Chabot, who researches the evolution of rocky planetary bodies, is now a Fellow of the Meteoritical Society. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180802 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180802 Thu, 02 Aug 2018 08:00:00 EST Parker Solar Probe Heads Toward Launch Pad Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) The first mission to touch the Sun, Parker Solar Probe — designed, built and managed by APL for NASA — has cleared the final procedures in the clean room before its move to the launch pad, where it will be integrated onto its launch vehicle, a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180801 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180801 Wed, 01 Aug 2018 08:00:00 EST APL Health Initiative Targets Real-Time Disaster Response Gina.Ellrich@jhuapl.edu (Gina Ellrich) APL’s National Health Mission Area is expanding the Lab’s Health Surveillance program to tackle the growing and complex challenges of disaster response. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180724b https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180724b Tue, 24 Jul 2018 08:00:00 EST New Doctorate of Engineering Program Underway with Eight APL Staff Members Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) Eight APL staff members are the first cohort of students accepted into a new Johns Hopkins University doctor of engineering degree program designed with the needs of working, mid-career engineering professionals in mind. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180724 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180724 Tue, 24 Jul 2018 08:00:00 EST Miquel Antoine Receives ‘Women of Color’ STEM Leadership Award Khadija.Elkharbibi@jhuapl.edu (Khadija Elkharbibi) Miquel Antoine, a scientist in the Asymmetric Operations Sector, has earned a 2018 Women of Color STEM Award for her accomplishments in leadership. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180709 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180709 Mon, 09 Jul 2018 08:00:00 EST Johns Hopkins Research Points to Increasing Role of Artificial Intelligence in Medical Imaging and Diagnostics Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) APL and Hopkins Medicine researchers have developed image analysis and machine learning tools to detect age-related macular degeneration, and report in Nature Medicine that such tools can be applied to other image-based medical diagnoses. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180628 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180628 Thu, 28 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Six APL Scientists Receive JHU Research Grants Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) The six scientists are among the researchers across the Johns Hopkins enterprise to receive funding in the fourth round of the JHU Discovery Awards program. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180622 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180622 Fri, 22 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Johns Hopkins APL Named as One of IDG’s Computerworld 2018 “Best Places to Work in IT” Khadija.Elkharbibi@jhuapl.edu (Khadija Elkharbibi) The Laboratory was ranked number 16 on IDG’s Computerworld list of the top places to work in information technology. Organizations are reviewed for their offerings in categories such as benefits, career development, training and retention. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180619 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180619 Tue, 19 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Sub Tech Symposium Looks to the Future Justyna.Surowiec@jhuapl.edu (Justyna Surowiec) For the last three decades, the Submarine Technology Symposium has served as a platform for collaboration and a forum for addressing critical technology challenges affecting submarines and undersea systems. This year — the symposium’s 30th — participants looked to the future. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180606 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180606 Wed, 06 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST APL’s Air and Missile Defense Sector Sponsors Charity “Book Battle” to Support Local Children Gina.Ellrich@jhuapl.edu (Gina Ellrich) Staff members from APL teamed up with the United Way of Central Maryland and collected more than 15,000 books for children living below the poverty line in the local area. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180530 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180530 Wed, 30 May 2018 08:00:00 EST DeLaHunt Honored by JHU Diversity Leadership Council Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) Sylvie DeLaHunt, a guidance, navigation and control engineer in APL’s Air and Missile Defense Department, was among those honored at the Johns Hopkins Diversity Leadership Council’s 16th annual Diversity Recognition Awards. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180521b https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180521b Mon, 21 May 2018 08:00:00 EST NASA Honors Mercury Mission Team Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) NASA recently presented its Group Achievement Award to the MESSENGER team, for the scientific and engineering accomplishments of the first mission to orbit the innermost planet. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180521 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180521 Mon, 21 May 2018 08:00:00 EST APL Wins DARPA Contract to Uncover Hidden Ground Truth in Social Phenomena Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) DARPA has awarded APL a performer role in the Ground Truth Program to test whether state-of-the-art social science modeling methods can uncover hidden “ground truth” in simulated but complex social systems. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180516 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180516 Wed, 16 May 2018 08:00:00 EST In a Celebration of Bold Innovation, Johns Hopkins APL Honors Top Inventions, Discoveries and Technical Achievements Khadija.Elkharbibi@jhuapl.edu (Khadija Elkharbibi) A breakthrough flexible, cuttable, submersible and bulletproof lithium-ion battery was announced as APL’s Invention of the Year at part of the Lab’s annual Achievement Awards ceremony on April 24. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180507 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180507 Mon, 07 May 2018 08:00:00 EST APL Analysts Examine Sony’s Cyber ‘Nightmare’ Justyna.Surowiec@jhuapl.edu (Justyna Surowiec) The Lab recently released a report outlining the timeline and impact of North Korea’s 2014 cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180425 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180425 Wed, 25 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Paul L. Oostburg Sanz Named General Counsel at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) Paul Oostburg Sanz, who has served as strategic advisor to the APL director for commercialization, has been named general counsel. He will also oversee the Office of Technology Transfer. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180412 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180412 Thu, 12 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Report Advises on Planning for School Safety and Security Technologies Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) Johns Hopkins experts created A Comprehensive Report on School Safety Technology as a tool for schools and others working through the complex decisions of what safety improvements to make and how to make them. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180406b https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180406b Fri, 06 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Former Deputy National Security Adviser Named APL Senior Fellow Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) Avril Haines, a former deputy national security adviser with wide-ranging expertise in policy, strategy and law, has joined APL’s team of Senior Fellows. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180406 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180406 Fri, 06 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST NASA’s Mission to Touch the Sun Arrives in the Sunshine State Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) After months of testing in Maryland, the APL-built Parker Solar Probe arrived in Florida this week to begin final preparations for its scheduled July 31 launch to the Sun. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180406c https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180406c Fri, 06 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Send Your Name to the Sun Aboard Parker Solar Probe Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) NASA’s Parker Solar Probe — designed, built and managed by APL — will launch in summer 2018 and travel to our star on a historic mission to “touch the Sun.” Now you can get on board and be a part of this voyage of extreme exploration. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180307 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180307 Wed, 07 Mar 2018 16:30:00 EDT Former Air Force Undersecretary and Acting Secretary Lisa Disbrow Joins Johns Hopkins APL as a Senior Fellow Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) Lisa Disbrow, a national security and military policy expert whose government leadership experience spans three decades, has joined the Lab’s team of senior fellows. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180306 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180306 Tue, 06 Mar 2018 16:30:00 EDT From Advances in Health Care Tech to Touching the Sun, APL Experts Bring Innovation to 2018 South by Southwest Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) Engineers and scientists from APL will discuss their innovative work on NASA’s Parker Solar Probe and health care technology advances at 2018’s South by Southwest Interactive Festival, held March 9–18 in Austin, Texas. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180305 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180305 Mon, 05 Mar 2018 16:20:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL to Host ‘Girl Power’ STEM Event on March 11 Gina.Ellrich@jhuapl.edu (Gina Ellrich) APL will host “Girl Power,” a free opportunity for elementary and middle school girls to learn about careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), on Sunday, March 11, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on APL’s campus in Laurel, Maryland. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180301 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180301 Thu, 01 Mar 2018 13:50:00 EDT APL Retinal Prosthetics Tech Offers Blind Patients a New Outlook Khadija.Elkharbibi@jhuapl.edu (Khadija Elkharbibi) https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180223 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180223 Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:25:00 EDT APL Named as One of Fast Company’s 2018 “Most Innovative Companies” Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180222 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180222 Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:25:00 EDT Satellite Hunters: APL Engineers Find a Lost NASA Spacecraft Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180221 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180221 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:50:00 EDT APL Develops and Licenses Safe Explosive Training Aid for Canines Gina.Ellrich@jhuapl.edu (Gina Ellrich) APL researchers have successfully developed and licensed a safer training aid to improve canine detection of homemade peroxide explosives. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180219 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180219 Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:10:00 EDT David Taubenheim Named LGBTQ+ Engineer of the Year Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180218 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180218 Sun, 18 Feb 2018 15:10:00 EDT Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab Space Executive Ann Darrin Named an ‘Influential Marylander’ Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) Ann Darrin, managing executive in APL’s Space Exploration Sector, has been named an Influential Marylander by The Daily Record. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180214 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180214 Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:15:00 EDT Andrew Adams Receives Black Engineer of the Year Award for Research Leadership paulette.campbell@jhuapl.edu (paulette campbell) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180205 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180205 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 12:15:00 EDT APL Black History Month Kickoff Features Tribute to African American Veterans paulette.campbell@jhuapl.edu (paulette campbell) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180202 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180202 Fri, 02 Feb 2018 12:15:00 EDT Lab Wins DoD Honors for Support of Guard and Reserve Staff Members Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180123 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180123 Tue, 23 Jan 2018 12:15:00 EDT Steep Slopes on Mars Reveal Structure of Buried Ice Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180115 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180115 Mon, 15 Jan 2018 14:55:00 EDT APL Plans Next New Year’s Eve: In the Kuiper Belt, with New Horizons Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) The New Year’s celebration to usher in 2019 will include an event like no other, one more than four billion miles from Earth. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180105 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/180105 Fri, 05 Jan 2018 14:55:00 EDT NASA Selects Johns Hopkins APL-Led Mission to Titan for Further Development Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/171221 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/171221 Thu, 21 Dec 2017 14:55:00 EDT APL Communications Engineer Helps Reconnect Puerto Rico to the Internet Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) Naim Merheb, a satellite communication systems engineer at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, recently led a volunteer effort to reconnect several Puerto Rican communities to the internet in the wake of Hurricane Maria, even helping to restore 911 dispatch for ambulances in one rural area. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/171213b https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/171213b Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:45:00 EDT APL Monitoring Instrument Rides into Space Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/171213 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/171213 Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:45:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Scientists Craft Detailed Profile of Solar Systems Interstellar Intruder Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/171208 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/171208 Fri, 08 Dec 2017 13:45:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL and University Students Join Forces to Map the Brain Gina.Ellrich@jhuapl.edu (Gina Ellrich) APL researchers teamed up with Johns Hopkins University students on a pilot program to map the brain — at nanoscale resolution. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/171204 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/171204 Mon, 04 Dec 2017 12:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL’s Kaushik Iyer Named as American Society of Mechanical Engineers Fellow Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/171122 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/171122 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:00:00 EDT Back to the Red Planet: NASA Selects Johns Hopkins APL Instrument for International Mission to Martian Moons Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/171117 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/171117 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL’s Phillip Graff and Adam Watkins Win Top Honors From Maryland Academy of Sciences Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/171116 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/171116 Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:00:00 EDT APL, FS-ISAC Operationalize Framework for Sharing, Acting on Cybersecurity Info Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/171113 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/171113 Mon, 13 Nov 2017 17:00:00 EDT APL’s Rick Chapman Receives Bronze Medal From National Defense Industrial Association margaret.brown@jhuapl.edu (margaret brown) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/171106 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/171106 Mon, 06 Nov 2017 11:00:00 EDT Russell Gingras, Former APL Chief of Staff, Dies at 71 Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/171102 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/171102 Thu, 02 Nov 2017 12:00:00 EDT Martian Ridge Brings Out Curiosity Rover’s Color Talents Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/171101 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/171101 Wed, 01 Nov 2017 12:00:00 EDT All for One and One for All: Animal Health Surveillance and the One Health Initiative ustyna.surowiec@jhuapl.edu (ustyna surowiec) From September 2016 to August 2017, a virus inadvertently transmitted from puppies in a chain of pet stores sent 39 people to hospitals across seven states. But the size or even the unexpected source of the outbreak didn&rsquo;t concern health officials as much as the fact that it took nearly a year after the first reported case for a pattern to emerge. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/171026 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/171026 Thu, 26 Oct 2017 09:00:00 EDT APL Laser Communications System Wins 2017 TechConnect Defense Innovation Award paulette.campbell@jhuapl.edu (paulette campbell) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/171024b https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/171024b Tue, 24 Oct 2017 09:00:00 EDT APL Staff Members Come through in Force to Support Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Efforts Margaret.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Margaret Brown) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/171024 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/171024 Tue, 24 Oct 2017 09:00:00 EDT Comets Come Planets Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/171019 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/171019 Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Breaks Ground for Research and Development Facility Khadija.Elkharbibi@jhuapl.edu (Khadija Elkharbibi) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/171019c https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/171019c Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Licenses Big-Data Analysis Tool to BullFrog AI paulette.campbell@jhuapl.edu (paulette campbell) The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), in Laurel, Maryland, has licensed a powerful data-analysis software tool. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/171019b https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/171019b Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:00:00 EDT Breakthrough Cuttable, Flexible, Submersible and Ballistic-Tested Lithium-ion Battery Offers New Paradigm of Safety and Performance Gina.Ellrich@jhuapl.edu (Gina Ellrich) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/171016 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/171016 Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:00:00 EDT Public Health Officials Leverage APL-Developed Disease-Surveillance System to Manage Opioid Epidemic paulette.campbell@jhuapl.edu (paulette campbell) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/171012 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/171012 Thu, 12 Oct 2017 09:00:00 EDT APL Systems Engineer, Cybersecurity Expert Receives Women of Color Technology Award paulette.campbell@jhuapl.edu (paulette campbell) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/171011 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/171011 Wed, 11 Oct 2017 09:00:00 EDT New Research Allows Preservation of Therapeutics in Adverse Conditions Khadija.Elkharbibi@jhuapl.edu (Khadija Elkharbibi) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/171009 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/171009 Mon, 9 Oct 2017 09:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab Engineer Receives Navy Meritorious Public Service Award paulette.campbell@jhuapl.edu (paulette campbell) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/171005 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/171005 Thu, 5 Oct 2017 09:00:00 EDT Former Deputy Defense Secretary Named APL Senior Fellow Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) Former Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert O. Work has joined the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, as a senior fellow. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/171003 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/171003 Tue, 3 Oct 2017 09:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab’s Tom Krimigis Earns Top Honor From International Academy of Astronautics Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170929 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170929 Fri, 29 Sep 2017 09:00:00 EDT Fresh Look at Older Mars Data Yields Equatorial Surprise Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170928 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170928 Thu, 28 Sep 2017 09:00:00 EDT Autonomous Swarming Boats Make Great Waves at Navy and Marine Corps Exercise Justyna.Surowiec@jhuapl.edu (Justyna Surowiec) 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). https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170926 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170926 Tue, 26 Sep 2017 09:00:00 EDT After a Mission of Amazing Science, APL Bids Farewell to Cassini Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170915 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170915 Fri, 15 Sep 2017 09:00:00 EDT Lab Licenses New Malware Detection Tool Justyna.Surowiec@jhuapl.edu (Justyna Surowiec) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170907 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170907 Thu, 7 Sep 2017 09:00:00 EDT Jupiter’s Auroras Present a Powerful Mystery Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley@) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170906b https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170906b Wed, 6 Sep 2017 09:00:00 EDT Water and Air: Flying Fish UAAV Can Go Anywhere Khadija.Elkharbibi@jhuapl.edu (Khadija Elkharbibi) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170906 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170906 Wed, 6 Sep 2017 09:00:00 EDT APL Demonstrates High-Bandwidth Communications Capability at Sea paulette.campbell@jhuapl.edu (paulette campbell) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170824b https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170824b Thu, 24 Aug 2017 09:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL’s RAVAN Takes Second Place at AIAA SmallSat Awards Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170824 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170824 Thu, 24 Aug 2017 09:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL’s ‘Dragonfly’ Dual-Quadcopter Aims to Explore Titan, Saturn’s Largest Moon Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170823 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170823 Wed, 23 Aug 2017 09:00:00 EDT RAVAN CubeSat Measures Earth’s Outgoing Energy Samson.Reiny@nasa.gov (Samson Rei) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170809b https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170809b Wed, 9 Aug 2017 09:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Board Member Roughead, Assistant Director Fox Appointed to Commission on the National Defense Strategy Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170809 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170809 Wed, 9 Aug 2017 09:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab Chief of Staff Selected as INCOSE Fellow paulette.campbell@jhuapl.edu (paulette campbell) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170801 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170801 Tue, 1 Aug 2017 09:00:00 EDT Cecil Haney, Sarah O’Hagan Join Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Board of Managers Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170728b https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170728b Fri, 28 Jul 2017 09:00:00 EDT APL Scientists Named as American Geophysical Union Fellows paulette.campbell@jhuapl.edu (paulette campbell) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170728 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170728 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 09:00:00 EDT 29th SubTech Symposium Focuses on Undersea Challenges and Innovative Solutions justyna.surowiec@jhuapl.edu (justyna surowiec) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170706 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170706 Thu, 6 Jul 2017 09:00:00 EDT NASA’s First Asteroid Deflection Mission Enters Next Design Phase at Johns Hopkins APL Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170630 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170630 Fri, 30 Jun 2017 09:00:00 EDT APL Engineer Honored by the International Cost Estimating and Analysis Association paulette.campbell@jhuapl.edu (paulette campbell) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170628 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170628 Wed, 28 Jun 2017 09:00:00 EDT 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 Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170621 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170621 Wed, 21 Jun 2017 09:00:00 EDT ASPIRE Students Win Big at Intel Regional Science Fair khadija.elkharbibi@jhuapl.edu (khadija elkharbibi) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170607 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170607 Wed, 7 Jun 2017 09:00:00 EDT Scientists Marvel at First Returns From Juno Mission to Jupiter Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170525 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170525 Thu, 25 May 2017 09:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Uses Virtual Reality to Teach Children of Servicemen and Women About Prosthetics Gina.Ellrich@jhuapl.edu (Gina Ellrich) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170523 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170523 Tue, 23 May 2017 09:00:00 EDT New Research Determines How Rainfall Shaped Mars Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170522 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170522 Mon, 22 May 2017 09:00:00 EDT Lab Celebrates Innovations and Accomplishments at APL Achievement Awards Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170510 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170510 Wed, 10 May 2017 09:00:00 EDT Emelia Probasco Named Chief Communications Officer at Johns Hopkins APL Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170504 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170504 Thu, 4 May 2017 09:00:00 EDT Rock Star: Asteroid Named after APL’s Carolyn Ernst Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) After years of studying asteroids, Carolyn Ernst now has one of the big space rocks named after her. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170501 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170501 Mon, 1 May 2017 09:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Hosts Baltimore/Washington D.C. Space Apps Challenge Margaret.Simon@jhuapl.edu (Margaret Simon) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170426 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170426 Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:00:00 EDT APL Researchers Suggest New Picture of the Sun’s Interaction with the Galaxy Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170424 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170424 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Collaborates with Facebook’s Building 8 to Develop Breakthrough Brain–Computer Interface Technologies Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170419b https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170419b Wed, 19 Apr 2017 09:00:00 EDT APL Named Top Supporter of HBCU Engineering Programs paulette.campbell@jhuapl.edu (paulette campbell) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170419 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170419 Wed, 19 Apr 2017 09:00:00 EDT Chemical Energy ‘Critical for Life’ Found on Saturn’s Moon Enceladus Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170413 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170413 Thu, 13 Apr 2017 09:00:00 EDT JHU Student Racing Team Gets a Boost From APL Additive Manufacturing Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170412 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170412 Wed, 12 Apr 2017 09:00:00 EDT APL Helps Liberia Better Prepare for Health Threats paulette.campbell@jhuapl.edu (paulette campbell) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170410 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170410 Mon, 10 Apr 2017 09:00:00 EDT Giare Appointed Air and Missile Defense Mission Area Executive Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170330 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170330 Thu, 30 Mar 2017 09:00:00 EDT NASA Selects APL-Managed Balloon Mission to Untangle the Complexities of the Interstellar Medium Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170329 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170329 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:00:00 EDT AIAA, Aviation Week Name Kumar a Future Engineering Leader Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) 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.” https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170328 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170328 Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:00:00 EDT Thousands Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Johns Hopkins APL paulette.campbell@jhuapl.edu (paulette campbell) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170321b https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170321b Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:00:00 EDT APL Director Semmel Receives Maryland International Business Leadership Award Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Director Ralph Semmel has received a Maryland International Business Leadership Award from the World Trade Center Institute (WTCI). https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170321 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170321 Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:00:00 EDT RAVAN Earth Science CubeSat Records “First Light” Data Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170302 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170302 Thu, 2 Mar 2017 09:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL to Host “Girl Power” STEM Event on March 12 Gina.Ellrich@jhuapl.edu (Gina Ellrich) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170228 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170228 Tue, 28 Feb 2017 09:00:00 EDT APL’s David Van Wie Elected to the National Academy of Engineering paulette.campbell@jhuapl.edu (paulette campbell) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170214 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170214 Tue, 14 Feb 2017 09:00:00 EDT APL Researchers Gain Insight into Protecting Patients, Caregivers From Infectious Disease Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170209b https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170209b Thu, 9 Feb 2017 09:00:00 EDT Researchers Directly Observe Concepts in Human Brain paulette.campbell@jhuapl.edu (paulette campbell) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170209 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170209 Thu, 9 Feb 2017 09:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Plays Key Role as US, Japan Conduct First SM-3 Block IIA Intercept Test Gina.Ellrich@jhuapl.edu (Gina Ellrich) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170207 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170207 Tue, 7 Feb 2017 09:00:00 EDT New DSB Report Explores Ways to Enhance U.S. Undersea Advantage Using Unmanned Systemst Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170117 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170117 Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Provides Key Instruments for NASA’s New Discovery Missions Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170106 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/170106 Fri, 6 Jan 2017 09:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory Join Facebook Research Agreement Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/161221 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/161221 Wed, 21 Dec 2016 09:05:00 EDT APL Plays Key Role in Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System Intercept Flight Test Gina.Ellrich@jhuapl.edu (Gina Ellrich) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/161221b https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/161221b Wed, 21 Dec 2016 09:05:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL, Navy Demonstrate High-Speed, Autonomous Surface Patrol Capability Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) 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). https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/161212 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/161212 Mon, 12 Dec 2016 09:05:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL’s Fox Named to Naval Academy Board of Visitors Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) 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.” https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/161212b https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/161212b Mon, 12 Dec 2016 09:05:00 EDT Maryland Roundtable for Education Celebrates 25th Anniversary Gina.Ellrich@jhuapl.edu (Gina Ellrich) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/161130 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/161130 Wed, 30 Nov 2016 09:05:00 EDT APL’s RAVAN CubeSat Will Study Earth Climate Imbalance Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/161122 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/161122 Tue, 22 Nov 2016 09:05:00 EDT APL’s Gardner Earns Maryland “Outstanding Young Engineer” Honors Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/161117 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/161117 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 09:05:00 EDT New Study Reveals Relationships Between Chemicals Found on Comets Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/161101 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/161101 Tue, 1 Nov 2016 09:05:00 EDT Pluto Exploration Complete: New Horizons Returns Last Bits of 2015 Flyby Data to Earth Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/161028 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/161028 Fri, 28 Oct 2016 09:05:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL’s Lisa Blodgett Joins Board of Naval Submarine League Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/161027 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/161027 Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:05:00 EDT Andrew Merkle Appointed Research and Exploratory Development Mission Area Executive paulette.campbell@jhuapl.edu (paulette campbell) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/161026 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/161026 Wed, 26 Oct 2016 09:05:00 EDT Johns Hopkins inHealth and Applied Physics Laboratory Join Forces to Revolutionize Medicine paulette.campbell@jhuapl.edu (paulette campbell) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/161017 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/161017 Mon, 17 Oct 2016 09:05:00 EDT General John Allen, Dr. Michael D. Griffin and Admiral Samuel Locklear Join Johns Hopkins APL as Senior Fellows Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/161011 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/161011 Tue, 11 Oct 2016 09:05:00 EDT APL Mathematician Receives Women of Color Technology Award Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) (Paulette Campbell@jhuapl edu (Paulett) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160926 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160926 Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:05:00 EDT X-Ray Detection Sheds New Light on Pluto Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) (Michael Buckley@jhuapl edu (Micha) Scientists using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory have made the first detections of X-rays from Pluto. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160914 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160914 Wed, 14 Sep 2016 11:05:00 EDT Ice Not a Major Factor of Dwarf Planet Ceres’ Surface Features Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) (Paulette Campbell@jhuapl edu (Paulett) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160901b https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160901b Thu, 1 Sep 2016 17:23:00 EDT APL Receives Department of Homeland Security Under Secretary’s Award Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoff Brown) (Geoffrey Brown@jhuapl edu (G) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/20160901 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/20160901 Thu, 1 Sep 2016 11:05:00 EDT Mike White to Lead Air and Missile Defense at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Gina.Ellrich@jhuapl.edu (Gina Ellrich) (Gina Ellrich@jhuapl edu (Gi) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160829 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160829 Mon, 29 Aug 2016 14:15:00 EDT Submarine Technology Symposium Fosters Collaboration, Innovation Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoff Brown) (Geoffrey Brown@jhuapl edu (G) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160811 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160811 Thu, 11 Aug 2016 11:05:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Begins Construction on New Warehouse Facility Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) (Michael Buckley@jhuapl edu (Micha) The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has started construction of a new warehouse facility on its main campus in Laurel, Maryland. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160810 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160810 Wed, 10 Aug 2016 11:05:00 EDT APL Instrument Shows Mars Gullies Likely Not Formed By Liquid Water Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoff Brown) (Geoffrey Brown@jhuapl edu (G) 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. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160729 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160729 Fri, 29 Jul 2016 11:05:00 EDT Applied Physics Lab Team Develops Innovative Remote Rail Security and Inspection System Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160727 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160727 Wed, 27 Jul 2016 11:05:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Names Patrick Binning Mission Area Executive for National Security Space Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) (Michael Buckley@jhuapl edu (Micha) Patrick Binning has been named mission area executive for National Security Space at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160721 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160721 Thu, 21 Jul 2016 11:05:00 EDT Solar Probe Plus Mission Moves into Advanced Development Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) (Michael Buckley@jhuapl edu (Micha) NASA’s first mission to “touch” the sun has passed a critical development milestone that keeps it well on track toward its scheduled summer 2018 launch. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160714 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160714 Thu, 14 Jul 2016 11:05:00 EDT Romaine Joins Johns Hopkins APL as General Counsel Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) (Michael Buckley@jhuapl edu (Micha) Former Vice President and Senior Counsel of Hilton Hotel Brands Ama Romaine has joined the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory as general counsel and supervisor of the Office of Counsel. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160708 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160708 Fri, 8 Jul 2016 11:05:00 EDT NASA’s Juno Spacecraft — and APLs JEDI — in Orbit Around Mighty Jupiter Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoff Brown) (Geoffrey Brown@jhuapl edu (G) After an almost five-year journey to the solar system’s largest planet, NASA’s Juno spacecraft — carrying an instrument suite that includes the Jupiter Energetic Particle Detector Instrument (JEDI), built by the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) — successfully entered Jupiter’s orbit during a 35-minute engine burn. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160705 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160705 Tue, 5 Jul 2016 11:05:00 EDT APL Space Exploration Pioneer Tom Krimigis Receives NASA’s Highest Service Award Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) (Michael Buckley@jhuapl edu (Micha) Stamatios “Tom” Krimigis, a Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory scientist whose storied professional career has closely paralleled American space exploration, has been awarded NASA’s highest service honor. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160701 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160701 Fri, 1 Jul 2016 11:05:00 EDT NASA’s Juno and JEDI: Ready to Unlock Mysteries of Jupiter Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoff Brown) (Geoffrey Brown@jhuapl edu (G) On board NASA’s Juno spacecraft — set to enter Jupiter orbit on July 4 — are instruments that will help scientists answer fundamental questions not just about the solar system’s largest planet but also about Earth and the universe. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160629 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160629 Wed, 29 Jun 2016 11:05:00 EDT BOPPS Team Soars Again with NASA Group Achievement Award Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoff Brown) (Geoffrey Brown@jhuapl edu (G) The APL team that designed and implemented the Balloon Observation Platform for Planetary Science (BOPPS) in 2014 was awarded NASA’s prestigious Group Achievement Award for its work and successes. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160622 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160622 Wed, 22 Jun 2016 11:05:00 EDT New Pelagos Sensor System Improves U.S. Submarine Operations Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoff Brown) (Geoffrey Brown@jhuapl edu (G) One of the ongoing challenges facing submariners is getting information about their environmental surroundings to maximize their performance at sea. A new program called Pelagos, developed as an independent research and development project by the Sea Control Mission Area of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, provides U.S. submariners with a wide array of new data about their environment, as well as improved methods to utilize this data to make tactically relevant decisions. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160620 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160620 Mon, 20 Jun 2016 14:15:00 EDT APL Space Missions Commemorated on Postage Stamps Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) (Michael Buckley@jhuapl edu (Micha) U.S. postage stamps featuring a pair of prominent Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory space missions debuted recently. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160608 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160608 Wed, 8 Jun 2016 14:15:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL to Teach Children of Wounded Warriors About Prosthetics Using Virtual Reality Gina.Ellrich@jhuapl.edu (Gina Ellrich) (Gina Ellrich@jhuapl edu (Gi) The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, has received a $375,000 grant from the Office of Naval Research to use virtual reality to educate the children of wounded warriors in the use of prosthetics, and to stimulate interest in STEM topics. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160606 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160606 Mon, 6 Jun 2016 14:15:00 EDT NASA’s Van Allen Probes Reveal Long-Term Behavior of Earth’s Ring Current Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160519 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160519 Thu, 19 May 2016 14:15:00 EDT First Global Topographic Model of Mercury among MESSENGER’s Latest Delivery to the Planetary Data System Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160506 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160506 Fri, 6 May 2016 14:15:00 EDT APL Recognizes World-Class Expertise at 2016 Achievement Awards Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160420 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160420 Wed, 20 Apr 2016 14:15:00 EDT New Textbook by APL Authors Shares Lessons Learned on Creating a Culture of Innovation in Large Organizations Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160419 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160419 Tue, 19 Apr 2016 14:15:00 EDT APL Draws More Than 500 Girls to 10th Annual Girl Power Event Gina.Ellrich@jhuapl.edu (Gina Ellrich) https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160411 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160411 Mon, 11 Apr 2016 14:15:00 EDT APL Lauded for Space Science, Engineering Achievements Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) (Michael Buckley@jhuapl edu (Micha) Several APL scientists and engineers were honored over the past month for their pioneering work to expand the frontiers of knowledge in space. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160401 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160401 Fri, 1 Apr 2016 14:15:00 EDT College Cyber Defenders Get Set for “Operation Cyber Bailout” Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160328 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160328 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 14:15:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Hosts Baltimore/Washington Space Apps Challenge, April 23–24 Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160325 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160325 Fri, 25 Mar 2016 14:15:00 EDT APL Proposal for Next-Generation Solar Array Technology Selected by NASA Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160324 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160324 Thu, 24 Mar 2016 14:15:00 EDT Datacasting Technology Gives First Responders More Secure, Better Information during Emergencies Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160321 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160321 Mon, 21 Mar 2016 14:15:00 EDT Research Papers in Science Reveal New Aspects of Pluto and Its Moons Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160318 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160318 Fri, 18 Mar 2016 14:15:00 EDT New UAV Can Launch From Underwater for Aerial Missions Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160317 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160317 Thu, 17 Mar 2016 14:15:00 EDT MESSENGER Data May Reveal the Remains of Mercury’s Oldest Crust Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160307 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160307 Mon, 7 Mar 2016 14:15:00 EDT How the Nation’s Electric Utilities Can Speed Recovery From Cyber-Induced Blackouts Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160303 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160303 Thu, 3 Mar 2016 14:15:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL to Host “Girl Power” STEM Event on March 6 Gina.Ellrich@jhuapl.edu (Gina Ellrich) https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160225 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160225 Thu, 25 Feb 2016 14:15:00 EDT Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Establishes Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) Building on its substantial advanced mechanical fabrication capabilities, the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, has established a center of excellence to guide major advances in additive manufacturing, commonly known as 3-D printing. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160224 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160224 Wed, 24 Feb 2016 14:15:00 EDT Fast Company Magazine Lists APL Among World’s “Most Innovative” Companies Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160223 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160223 Tue, 23 Feb 2016 14:15:00 EDT Richard Danzig and Paul Stockton Join Johns Hopkins APL as Senior Fellows Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160202 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160202 Tue, 2 Feb 2016 14:15:00 EDT Nation’s Top Electrical Engineering Student Begins Career at APL Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160127 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160127 Wed, 27 Jan 2016 14:15:00 EDT Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Celebrates Black History Month Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160120 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160120 Wed, 20 Jan 2016 14:15:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Names Preston Dunlap Mission Area Executive Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160118 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160118 Mon, 18 Jan 2016 14:15:00 EDT APL&rsquo;s Modular Prosthetic Limb Reaches New Levels of Operability Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160112 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160112 Tue, 12 Jan 2016 14:15:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Names Stephen Lewia Mission Area Executive geoffrey.brown@jhuapl.edu (geoffrey brown) The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, has named Stephen Lewia as Strategic Deterrence Mission Area Executive. Strategic Deterrence is one of three mission areas within the Lab’s Force Projection Sector. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160106 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160106 Wed, 6 Jan 2016 14:15:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Team Visits Washington, D.C., for Dengue Prediction Challenge Win geoffrey.brown@jhuapl.edu (geoffrey brown) https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160104 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/160104 Mon, 4 Jan 2016 14:15:00 EDT APL Awarded Silver Bicycle Friendly Business Award Gina.Ellrich@jhuapl.edu (Gina Ellrich) https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/151216 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/151216 Wed, 16 Dec 2015 14:15:00 EDT Aegis Ashore System Successfully Intercepts Target Missile at Pacific Test Range Gina.Ellrich@jhuapl.edu (Gina Ellrich) https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/151211c https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/151211c Fri, 11 Dec 2015 14:15:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL’s ASPIRE Program Welcomes Record 100 High School Students for 2015–2016 School Year Gina.Ellrich@jhuapl.edu (Gina Ellrich) https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/151211b https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/151211b Fri, 11 Dec 2015 14:15:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Plays Key Role in Complex Operational Test of Missile Defense Agency Ballistic Missile Defense System Gina.Ellrich@jhuapl.edu (Gina Ellrich) https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/151211 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/151211 Fri, 11 Dec 2015 14:15:00 EDT APL’s Denevi, Armiger Earn Top Scientist, Engineer Honors From Maryland Academy of Sciences Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/151124 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/151124 Tue, 24 Nov 2015 14:15:00 EDT NASA’s New Horizons Completes Record-Setting Kuiper Belt Targeting Maneuvers Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/151105b https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/151105b Thu, 5 Nov 2015 14:15:00 EDT Ron Luman Inducted to George Washington University’s Engineering Hall of Fame Patrick.Gibbons@jhuapl.edu (Patrick Gibbons) https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/151027 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/151027 Tue, 27 Oct 2015 14:15:00 EDT Robert Farquhar, “Grand Master” of Celestial Maneuvers, Dies at Age 83 Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/151021 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/151021 Wed, 21 Oct 2015 14:15:00 EDT New Horizons Team Publishes First Research Paper in Science, Describing Numerous Pluto System Findings Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) (Michael Buckley@jhuapl edu (Micha) From Pluto’s unusual heart-shaped region to its extended atmosphere and intriguing moons, New Horizons has revealed a degree of diversity and complexity in the Pluto system that few expected in the frigid outer reaches of the solar system. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/151015 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/151015 Thu, 15 Oct 2015 14:15:00 EDT New Emergency Alert Technology Could Fine-Tune Warnings for Smartphones Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey.Brown) (Geoffrey Brown@jhuapl edu (Geof) In support of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), APL researchers have developed a concept for a more accurate method of delivering certain types of messages that could even warn users to avoid particular nearby locations. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/151007 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/151007 Wed, 7 Oct 2015 13:16:00 EDT APL-Built CRISM Instrument Contributes Evidence That Liquid Water Flows on Today’s Mars Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey.Brown) (Geoffrey Brown@jhuapl edu (Geof) New findings, including data from the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM), built and operated by APL, provide the strongest evidence yet that liquid water flows intermittently on present-day Mars. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/150928 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/150928 Mon, 28 Sep 2015 12:46:00 EDT TIMED Mission Celebrates 5,000 Days of Continuous Data Collection, Sixth Extended Mission Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) (Michael Buckley@jhuapl edu (Micha) https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/150917 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/150917 Thu, 17 Sep 2015 12:46:00 EDT APL–Stanford Team Uncovers Internal Temperature Maximum and Offers Path Toward Safer Fast-Charging of Lithium-Ion Batteries Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/150909 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/150909 Wed, 9 Sep 2015 12:46:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL, Wilmer Eye Institute to Develop Tools to Detect Age-Related Macular Degeneration Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/150901 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/150901 Tue, 1 Sep 2015 12:46:00 EDT APL Staff Members to Receive Women of Color Technology Awards Margaret.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Margaret Brown) https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/150824 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/150824 Mon, 24 Aug 2015 12:46:00 EDT NASA’s New Horizons ‘Phones Home’ Safe after Pluto Flyby Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/150720 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/150720 Mon, 20 Jul 2015 12:46:00 EDT Explore Pluto and NASA’s Historic New Horizons Mission at Plutopalooza at Johns Hopkins APL Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/150716 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/150716 Thu, 16 Jul 2015 12:46:00 EDT Lisa Blodgett Selected to Lead Force Projection at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/150713 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/150713 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 12:46:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Teams with NASA JPL to Visit Jupiter’s Moon, Europa Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) (Paulette Campbell@jhuapl edu (Paulett) Jupiter’s icy moon, Europa, is considered one of the most promising places in the solar system to search for signs of life under its frozen ocean crust, and a new NASA mission to explore this potential is moving forward from concept to development. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/150619 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/150619 Fri, 19 Jun 2015 17:23:00 EDT NASA Funds Johns Hopkins APL Miniature Gamma-Ray Spectrometer Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey.Brown) (Geoffrey Brown@jhuapl edu (Geof) NASA has awarded $3 million for development of a compact gamma-ray spectrometer by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL); APL will lead the effort. The miniature instrument, named GeMini Plus, will help reveal the surface elemental composition of planets, comets, and asteroids, information critical to understanding their formation and evolution. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/150611 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/150611 Thu, 11 Jun 2015 09:55:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Plays Key Role in Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System Successful Test Flight Gina.Ellrich@jhuapl.edu (Gine Ellrich) (Gina Ellrich@jhuapl edu (Gi) Researchers from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, played a key role in the successful completion of a Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA flight test in cooperation with the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and industry partners. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/150608 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/150608 Mon, 8 Jun 2015 10:05:00 EDT Two Johns Hopkins APL Instruments Selected for NASA Mission to Explore Europa Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey.Brown) (Geoffrey Brown@jhuapl edu (Geof) Two instruments designed by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md. have been selected for flight aboard a proposed NASA mission to explore Jupiter’s moon Europa and investigate its habitability. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/150527 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/150527 Wed, 27 May 2015 14:52:00 EDT Former NATO Commander Adm. James G. Stavridis Joins Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory as Senior Fellow Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey.Brown) (Geoffrey Brown@jhuapl edu (Geof) The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory is pleased to announce that Admiral James G. Stavridis, former Commander of NATO Forces and current Dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, will join APL as a Senior Fellow. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/150526 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/150526 Tue, 26 May 2015 08:52:00 EDT Former Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Gary Roughead Joins Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Board Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey.Brown) (Geoffrey Brown@jhuapl edu (Geof) Former Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Gary Roughead has joined The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory’s Board of Managers. As Chief of Naval Operations from 2007 to 2011, Roughead served as a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and advised the President and Secretary of Defense on naval matters and national military strategy. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/150501 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/150501 Fri, 01 May 2015 08:52:00 EDT NASA Completes MESSENGER Mission with Expected Impact on Mercury’s Surface Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) (Paulette Campbell@jhuapl edu (Paulett) Mission controllers at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, confirmed today that NASA’s MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft impacted the surface of Mercury, as predicted, at 3:26 p.m. EDT this afternoon (3:34 p.m. ground time). https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/150430 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/150430 Thu, 30 Apr 2015 08:52:00 EDT APL Recognizes Top Inventions, Innovations and Publications Gina.Ellrich@jhuapl.edu (Gine Ellrich) (Gina Ellrich@jhuapl edu (Gi) A technology for promoting nerve growth that significantly advances prosthetic devices was selected as The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory’s Invention of the Year. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/150429b https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/150429b Wed, 29 Apr 2015 08:52:00 EDT NASA’s New Horizons Detects Surface Features, Possible Polar Cap on Pluto Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) (Michael Buckley@jhuapl edu (Micha) https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/150429 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/150429 Wed, 29 Apr 2015 08:52:00 EDT APL Scientists and Spacecraft Engineers Join Astronomy Day Celebration at Robinson Nature Center Gina.Ellrich@jhuapl.edu (Gine Ellrich) (Gina Ellrich@jhuapl edu (Gi) Space scientists and engineers from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) will share the latest findings and discoveries about current NASA missions to Mercury and Pluto during Astronomy Day at Robinson Nature Center. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/150421 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/150421 Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:52:00 EDT ORS CubeSats Close Out a Successful Test Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) (Michael Buckley@jhuapl edu (Micha) After 18 months in orbit — months longer than typical for spacecraft in their class — the twin ORS Tech 1 and 2 CubeSats recently completed their final trip into Earth’s atmosphere. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/150420 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/150420 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 08:52:00 EDT NASA Celebrates MESSENGER Mission Prior to Surface Impact of Mercury Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) (Paulette Campbell@jhuapl edu (Paulett) NASA’s highly successful MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft is coming to the end of its operations. Mission engineers predict that the probe — out of fuel and under gravity’s spell — will impact Mercury on April 30 at more than 8,750 miles per hour (3.91 kilometers per second). https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/150416 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/150416 Thu, 16 Apr 2015 08:52:00 EDT Nothing but Helium: Correction Maneuver Puts MESSENGER Right on Course Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) (Paulette Campbell@jhuapl edu (Paulett) The MESSENGER team is pulling out all the stops to give the spacecraft life far beyond its original design. On April 8, mission operators at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, successfully conducted a contingency orbit-correction maneuver. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/150410 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/150410 Fri, 10 Apr 2015 08:52:00 EDT NASA Gives Green Light for Johns Hopkins APL to Begin Building Solar Probe Plus Spacecraft Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) (Michael Buckley@jhuapl edu (Micha) NASA’s Solar Probe Plus mission — which will fly closer to the Sun than any spacecraft has before — reached a major milestone last month when it successfully completed its Critical Design Review (CDR). https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/150408 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/150408 Wed, 08 Apr 2015 08:52:00 EDT APL Space Scientist Receives National Air and Space Museum’s Lifetime Achievement Trophy Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) (Paulette Campbell@jhuapl edu (Paulett) The 2015 Baltimore-Washington Space Apps Challenge will host teams of creative technology enthusiasts on April 11–12 at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/150326 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/150326 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 08:52:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Hosts Baltimore-Washington Space Apps Challenge, April 11–12 Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey.Brown) (Geoffrey Brown@jhuapl edu (Geof) The 2015 Baltimore-Washington Space Apps Challenge will host teams of creative technology enthusiasts on April 11–12 at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/150324 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/150324 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 08:52:00 EDT Sustaining Our Technological Edge – Facing Up to the Challenges Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey.Brown) (Geoffrey Brown@jhuapl edu (Geof) Since 2004, the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has organized and sponsored “Rethinking a recurring series of seminars on national security and foreign relations topics. These free events bring together distinguished speakers and those interested in exploring such important issues. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/150319_2 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/150319_2 Thu, 19 Mar 2015 08:52:00 EDT College Teams Attempt to Stay “On Track” Against Cyberattacks at 10th Annual Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, March 26–28 Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey.Brown) (Geoffrey Brown@jhuapl edu (Geof) https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/150319 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/150319 Thu, 19 Mar 2015 08:52:00 EDT With the End in Sight, MESSENGER Marks Four Years at Mercury Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (P. Campbell) (Paulette Campbell@jhuapl edu (P) On the evening of March 17, 2011 (EDT), the MESSENGER spacecraft — built and operated by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland — made history when it became the first to orbit the innermost planet. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/150318 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/150318 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 08:52:00 EDT New Materials Discovered to Detect Neutrons Emitted by Radioactive Materials Gina.Ellrich@jhuapl.edu (G. Ellrich) (Gina Ellrich@jhuapl edu () Scientist Christopher Lavelle of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, together with a team of researchers from the University of Maryland and the National Institute of Standards and Technology, has successfully shown that boron-coated vitreous carbon foam can be used in the detection of neutrons emitted by radioactive materials — of critical importance to homeland security. Lavelle is lead author of the paper “Demonstration of Neutron Detection Utilizing Open Cell Foam and Noble Gas Scintillation” released today in the journal Applied Physics Letters. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/150304 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/150304 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 08:52:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL to Host Girl Power STEM Event on March 8 Gina.Ellrich@jhuapl.edu (G. Ellrich) (Gina Ellrich@jhuapl edu () The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) will host Girl Power, a free introductory event for middle and high school girls about careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) on Sunday, March 8, 2015, from 2 to 5 p.m. on APL’s Laurel, Maryland, campus. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/150226 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/150226 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 08:52:00 EDT Researchers Reduce Shunt Maintenance for Hydrocephalus Patients Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (P. Campbell) (Paulette Campbell@jhuapl edu (P) Shunts are the most common form of treatment for hydrocephalus, the excess fluid buildup in the ventricles of the brain. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/150211 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/150211 Wed, 11 Feb 2015 15:52:00 EDT New Horizons Returns New Images of Pluto Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) Pluto discoverer Clyde Tombaugh could only dream of a spacecraft flying past the small planet he spotted on the edges of the solar system in 1930. Yet the newest views of Pluto from NASA’s approaching New Horizons probe – released today, on the late American astronomer’s birthday, hint at just how close that dream is to coming true. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/150204 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/150204 Wed, 04 Feb 2015 15:52:00 EDT Six APL Engineers to Receive Black Engineer of the Year Awards Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (P. Campbell) (Paulette Campbell@jhuapl edu (P) Six staff members of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, have been awarded Black Engineer of the Year Awards. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/150203 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/150203 Tue, 03 Feb 2015 13:00:00 EDT New Horizons Begins First Stages of Pluto Encounter Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) NASAs New Horizons spacecraft has begun its long-awaited, historic encounter with Pluto, entering the first of several approach phases that will culminate with the first close-up flyby of the Pluto system six months from now. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/150115 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/150115 Thu, 15 Jan 2015 13:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab Receives $4 Million to Develop a Retinal Prosthesis Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (P. Campbell) (Paulette Campbell@jhuapl edu (P) The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), in Laurel, Maryland, has received $4 million in funding from the Mann Fund to develop a next-generation retinal prosthesis system. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/150114 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/150114 Wed, 14 Jan 2015 13:00:00 EDT Eminent Defense Figures Join Hopkins APL as Senior Fellows Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory announced today that James N. Miller, former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, has joined the Lab as a Senior Fellow. Miller will be joined at APL by recently appointed Senior Fellows James Gosler and Phil DePoy. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/150109 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/150109 Fri, 09 Jan 2015 13:00:00 EDT Innovative Use of Pressurant Extends MESSENGER’s Mission, Enables Collection of New Data Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (P. Campbell) (Paulette Campbell@jhuapl edu (P) The MESSENGER spacecraft will soon run literally on fumes. After more than 10 years traveling in space, nearly four of those orbiting Mercury, the spacecraft has expended most of its propellant and was on course to impact the planet’s surface at the end of March 2015. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/141224 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/141224 Wed, 24 Dec 2014 13:00:00 EDT Amputee Makes History with APL’s Modular Prosthetic Limb Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (P. Campbell) (Paulette Campbell@jhuapl edu (P) A Colorado man made history at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) this summer when he became the first bilateral shoulder-level amputee to wear and simultaneously control two of the Laboratory’s Modular Prosthetic Limbs. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/141216 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/141216 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Reports Record Year for Technology Transfer Efforts Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (P. Campbell) (Paulette Campbell@jhuapl edu (P) The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), in Laurel, Maryland, had a record-breaking year for transferring technologies to commercial industry in 2014. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/141210 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/141210 Wed, 10 Dec 2014 13:00:00 EDT New Research Offers Explanation for Titan Sand Dune Mystery Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) Titan, Saturns largest moon, is a peculiar place. Unlike any other moon in our solar system, it has a dense atmosphere. Thanks to imagery from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, we also know that Titan has rivers and lakes made of ethane and methane, as well as windswept sand dunes that are dozens of yards high, more than a mile wide and hundreds of miles long.. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/141208a https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/141208a Mon, 08 Dec 2014 13:00:00 EDT On Plutos Doorstep, NASAs New Horizons Spacecraft Awakens for Encounter Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) After a voyage of nearly nine years and three billion miles, the farthest any space mission has ever traveled to reach its primary target, NASAs New Horizons spacecraft came out of hibernation on Dec. 6 for its long-awaited 2015 encounter with the Pluto system. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/141208b https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/141208b Mon, 08 Dec 2014 13:00:00 EDT New Horizons Set to Wake Up for Pluto Encounter Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) NASAs New Horizons spacecraft comes out of hibernation for the last time on Dec. 6. Between now and then, while the Pluto-bound probe enjoys three more weeks of electronic slumber, work on Earth is well under way to prepare the spacecraft for a six-month encounter with the dwarf planet that begins in January. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/141113 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/141113 Thu, 13 Nov 2014 13:00:00 EDT What Belted Asteroid Vesta? Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) When NASAs Dawn spacecraft visited the asteroid Vesta in 2011, it showed that deep grooves that circle the asteroids equator like a cosmic belt were probably caused by a massive impact on Vesta’s south pole. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/141106 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/141106 Thu, 06 Nov 2014 13:00:00 EDT First Images of a Comet From a Stratospheric Balloon Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) These three images of C/2013 (Comet Siding Spring) were taken by the Balloon Observation Platform for Planetary Science (BOPPS) on September 26, 2014. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/141027 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/141027 Mon, 27 Oct 2014 13:00:00 EDT Image From Mars-Orbiting Spectrometer Shows Comet’s Coma Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) These two infrared images of C/2013 (Comet Siding Spring) were taken by the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM) aboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) on Oct. 19, 2014. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/141024 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/141024 Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:30:00 EDT NASA’s Hubble Telescope Finds Potential Kuiper Belt Targets for New Horizons Pluto Mission Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) Peering out to the dim, outer reaches of our solar system, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered three Kuiper Belt objects (KBOs) the agency’s New Horizons spacecraft could potentially visit after it flies by Pluto in July 2015. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/141015_2 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/141015_2 Wed, 15 Oct 2014 10:30:00 EDT MESSENGER Provides First Optical Images of Ice Near Mercury’s North Pole Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (P. Campbell) (Paulette Campbell@jhuapl edu (P) NASA’s MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft has provided the first optical images of ice and other frozen volatile materials within permanently shadowed craters near Mercury’s north pole. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/141015 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/141015 Wed, 15 Oct 2014 09:30:00 EDT Dept. of Justice Establishes National Criminal Justice Technology Center at Johns Hopkins APL Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) Earlier this year, the Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice (NIJ) selected two Johns Hopkins University divisions — the Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) and the School of Education, Division of Public Safety Leadership — for a five-year cooperative agreement to establish a new research center. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/141014 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/141014 Tue, 14 Oct 2014 09:30:00 EDT APL Engineer Named First Recipient of New Heinlein Award Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) The Space Exploratory Sector’s Daniel O’Shaughnessy has been awarded the Heinlein Award for developing a technique that makes use of solar-radiation pressure to control a spacecraft. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/141007 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/141007 Tue, 07 Oct 2014 09:30:00 EDT NASA’s BOPPS Collects ‘An Awesome Dataset’ Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) The Balloon Observation Platform for Planetary Science (BOPPS) experienced a picture-perfect launch just before 10:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, Sept. 25. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/140930 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/140930 Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:30:00 EDT NASA’s BOPPS Planetary Science Balloon Mission Launches Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) The Balloon Observation Platform for Planetary Science (BOPPS) is a high-altitude, stratospheric balloon mission that will study a number of objects in our solar system, including asteroids, planets, and the Oort cloud comet Siding Spring. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/140925 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/140925 Thu, 25 Sep 2014 09:30:00 EDT “Space Bubbles” May Have Aided Enemy in Fatal Afghan battle Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) APL’s Michael Kelly and colleagues provide evidence that plasma bubbles in the upper atmosphere may have contributed to the communications outages during the battle of Takur Ghar. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/140923 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/140923 Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:30:00 EDT APL’s IT and Analytics Expertise Strengthens Disease Surveillance Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) APL has developed technologies for electronic disease surveillance that help improve the timeliness of access to this type of data and the corresponding analysis. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/140917 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/140917 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:30:00 EDT Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Recognizes APL’s Miller as a STAR Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) Elishiah Miller, a software engineer in the National Security Analysis Department, will receive a national STAR Award from the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE). https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/140910 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/140910 Wed, 10 Sep 2014 10:34:00 EDT Europa’s Shifting Surface Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) APL’s Louise Prockter and collaborators have found evidence of plate tectonics on Jupiter’s moon Europa — the first sign of this type of surface-shifting geological activity on a world other than Earth. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/140908 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/140908 Mon, 8 Sep 2014 10:34:00 EDT NASA’s New Horizons Spacecraft Crosses Neptune Orbit Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) Two staff members of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory will receive 2014 Women of Color Technology Awards for their accomplishments in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)-related fields. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/140828 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/140828 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:34:00 EDT NASA’s New Horizons Spacecraft Crosses Neptune Orbit Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) The New Horizons spacecraft, built and operated for NASA by APL, has traversed the orbit of Neptune, en route to becoming the first probe to make a close encounter with Pluto. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/140825 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/140825 Mon, 25 Aug 2014 10:34:00 EDT Test Demonstrates Standard Missile-6 Effectiveness and Versatility Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (P. Campbell) (Paulette Campbell@jhuapl edu (P) A recent Navy test showed the ability of the Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) to detect and engage a subsonic, low-altitude target over land. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/140821 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/140821 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:34:00 EDT MESSENGER Team Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Launch Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (P. Campbell) (Paulette Campbell@jhuapl edu (P) On August 3, 2004, NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft began a mission that would take it dangerously close to Mercury’s surface, paving the way for an ambitious study of that planet. A new movie, released today, provides a never-before-seen view of Mercury. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/140801 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/140801 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:34:00 EDT Donna Gregg Selected to Lead Asymmetric Operations at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) Donna Gregg has been named head of the Asymmetric Operations Sector at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/140703 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/140703 Thu, 03 Jul 2014 10:34:00 EDT Maria Cimilluca Named Head of Plant Engineering Services at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (P. Campbell) (Paulette Campbell@jhuapl edu (P) Maria Cimilluca, former senior director of Facilities Management at Cornell University, has joined the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory as head of the Plant Engineering Services Department. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/140604 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/140604 Wed, 04 Jun 2014 15:00:00 EDT APL Instrument to Fly on First NASA-Funded Virgin Galactic Spaceflight Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) Earth’s upper atmosphere may soon be a destination for space tourists, but APL scientists have set their sights on being among the first to blaze a research trail in this “suborbital” region https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/140603 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/140603 Tue, 03 Jun 2014 11:00:00 EDT Christine Fox Returns to Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab as Assistant Director for Policy and Analysis Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) Fox, who recently served for five months as Acting Deputy Secretary of Defense, has returned to APL, and has been named as Assistant Director for Policy and Analysis. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/140519 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/140519 Mon, 19 May 2014 11:00:00 EDT APL Recognizes Top Inventions, Researchers and Publications Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (P. Campbell) (Paulette Campbell@jhuapl edu (P) APL recognized its top inventions, publications and researchers from 2013 at its annual Technical Achievement Awards ceremony, held April 29. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/140501 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/140501 Thu, 01 May 2014 11:00:00 EDT APL-Created Modular Prosthetic Limb to Be Exhibited at USA Science and Engineering Festival Gina.Ellrich@jhuapl.edu (G. Ellrich) (Gina Ellrich@jhuapl edu () A revolutionary, neurally controlled prosthetic arm will be the centerpiece of APL’s exhibit at the USA Science &amp; Engineering Festival, from April 25 to 27 in Washington, D.C. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/140422_2 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/140422_2 Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:00:00 EDT MESSENGER Completes 3,000th Orbit of Mercury Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (P. Campbell) (Paulette Campbell@jhuapl edu (P) On April 20, MESSENGER completed its 3,000th orbit of Mercury and moved closer to the planet than any spacecraft has been before. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/140422 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/140422 Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL College Prep Program Earns Howard County Volunteer of the Year Honors Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) The all-volunteer College Prep Program at APL received Howard County’s Volunteer of the Year Award honors at a ceremony held April 2. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/140407 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/140407 Mon, 7 Apr 2014 11:00:00 EDT APL Hosts Baltimore/Washington D.C. Space Apps Challenge Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) Tech-savvy creative teams from across the region will gather on April 12-13 to take part in the International Space Apps Challenge — a global, two-day marathon of coding and design aimed at improving life on Earth and furthering space exploration. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/140327 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/140327 Thu, 27 Mar 2014 11:00:00 EDT College Teams Defend Against Professional Hackers in Operation “Cyber Blizzard” Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) College cyber defenders will try to provide a simulated disaster response against expert computer hackers at the 2014 Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC) at APL. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/140319 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/140319 Wed, 19 Mar 2014 11:00:00 EDT Solar Probe Plus Moves into Advanced Development Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) Solar Probe Plus — the ambitious APL-led mission to fly through and examine the sun’s atmosphere — has reached a key stage of development. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/140318 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/140318 Tue, 18 Mar 2014 11:00:00 EDT Girl Power Returns to APL on March 9 Gina.Ellrich@jhuapl.edu (Gina Ellrich) APL hosts its annual expo to introduce girls to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/140225 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/140225 Tue, 25 Feb 2014 11:00:00 EDT Mapping an Icy World Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) Scientists have produced the first global geologic map of the Jovian moon Ganymede, illustrating the varied geologic character of the solar system’s largest moon. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/140212 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/140212 Wed, 12 Feb 2014 11:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Names Dick Weaver Chief Security Officer Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) Richard “Dick” Weaver, former member of the defense intelligence senior executive service and nationally known security expert, is APL’s first chief security officer. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/140204 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/140204 Tue, 4 Feb 2014 11:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Will Launch RAVAN to Help Solve an Earth Science Mystery Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) A new, low-cost cubesat mission led by the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md., will demonstrate technology needed to measure the absolute imbalance in the Earth’s radiation budget for the first time, giving scientists valuable information to study our climate. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/131210 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/131210 Tue, 10 Dec 2013 11:00:00 EDT NASA Chief Engineer Michael Ryschkewitsch to Lead Space Programs at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) Dr. Michael Ryschkewitsch, currently chief engineer at NASA, has been selected to lead the Space Sector at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md., starting in January. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/131209 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/131209 Mon, 9 Dec 2013 11:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab Launches New Generation of Small Satellites Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., introduced a new generation of small satellites today with the launch of two experimental “cubesats“ designed for a range of national security and space science operations. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/131119 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/131119 Tue, 19 Nov 2013 11:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab to Lead NASA Solar System Exploration Research Institute Team Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) NASA has tapped the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md., to look into the processes that shape the surfaces of the moon and asteroids — and provide insight into potential robotic and human exploration of these surfaces and the resources they might harbor. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/131105 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/131105 Tue, 5 Nov 2013 11:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab Holds Parent STEM Workshop Gina.Ellrich@jhuapl.edu (Gina Ellrich) The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) will hold its second annual Parent STEMpowerment Workshop on Nov. 17, in the Kossiakoff Center on its Laurel, Md. campus. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/131031_2 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/131031_2 Thu, 31 Oct 2013 22:26:00 EDT APL’s Jerry Krill to Be Honored for Naval Networking Technology Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) Krill, assistant director for science and technology at APL, will be inducted into the University of Maryland’s A. James Clark School of Engineering’s Innovation Hall of Fame on Nov. 12, 2013 for his technical leadership in developing the Cooperative Engagement Capability for the U.S. Navy. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/131031 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/131031 Thu, 31 Oct 2013 22:26:00 EDT APL Plays Key Role in Operational Ballistic Missile Defense Test Gina.Ellrich@jhuapl.edu (Gina Ellrich) Engineers from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) played a major role in the successful intercept of a ballistic missile target with the second-generation Aegis BMD Weapon System and SM-3 Block IB guided missile. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/131004 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/131004 Fri, 04 Oct 2013 22:26:00 EDT BRRISON Soars to Study Comet ISON Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) On Sept. 28, 2013, NASA launched the Balloon Rapid Response for ISON — designed and built by APL — to unlock to mysteries of Comet ISON, a rare type of sun-grazing comet from the Oort Cloud. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/130928 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/130928 Sat, 28 Sep 2013 22:26:00 EDT MD Students to Help APL Create a Map of the Brain Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (P. Campbell) (Paulette Campbell@jhuapl edu (P) This fall, about 2,000 juniors and seniors from high schools across Maryland will have the opportunity to help the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., process hundreds of thousands of high-resolution brain tissue images to create a picture of how the cortex is wired at a single neuron level. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/130927 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/130927 Fri, 27 Sep 2013 22:26:00 EDT CRISM Reveals New Website Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) A new website for the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM), designed and built for NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md., is now live. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/130923 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/130923 Mon, 23 Sep 2013 15:00:00 EDT APL Plays Key Role in Sophisticated Naval Ballistic Missile Defense Test Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (P. Campbell) (Paulette Campbell@jhuapl edu (P) Engineers from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., played an important role in the successful intercept of a separating ballistic missile target with the second-generation Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Weapon System and two SM-3 Block IB guided missiles. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/130920 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/130920 Fri, 20 Sep 2013 15:00:00 EDT NASA’s Voyager 1 Reaches Interstellar Space Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft officially is the first human-made object to venture into interstellar space. The 36-year-old probe is about 12 billion miles (19 billion kilometers) from our sun. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/130912 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/130912 Thu, 12 Sep 2013 15:31:00 EDT Patrick Gibbons Joins APL as Chief Communications Officer Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (P. Campbell) (Paulette Campbell@jhuapl edu (P) Patrick Gibbons has joined the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., as chief communications officer. In that role, he will lead organization-wide communications efforts to help support and drive APL’s business goals. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/130828 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/130828 Wed, 28 Aug 2013 15:31:00 EDT Scientists Detect Magmatic Water on Moon’s Surface Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (P. Campbell) (Paulette Campbell@jhuapl edu (P) Scientists have detected magmatic water — water that originates from deep within the Moon’s interior — on the surface of the Moon. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/130826 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/130826 Mon, 26 Aug 2013 15:31:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL, Howard County Economic Development Authority Form Tech Transfer Partnership Gina.Ellrich@jhuapl.edu (Gina Ellrich) The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., and the Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) have established a technology transfer partnership to bring APL innovation to the marketplace. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/130822 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/130822 Thu, 22 Aug 2013 15:31:00 EDT Former Defense Department Executive Joins APL’s National Security Analysis Team Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (P. Campbell) (Paulette Campbell@jhuapl edu (P) Christine Fox, who until recently served as Director of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation (CAPE) in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, has joined the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., as a principal technical advisor. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/130819 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/130819 Mon, 19 Aug 2013 15:31:00 EDT Researchers Discover Quantum Algorithm That Could Improve Stealth Fighter Design Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (P. Campbell) (Paulette Campbell@jhuapl edu (P) APL researchers have devised a quantum algorithm for solving big linear systems of equations and calculating complex measurements, with potential applications in the development of radar stealth technology. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/130814 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/130814 Wed, 14 Aug 2013 15:31:00 EDT APL-Led Team Uses NASA’s Spitzer to Observe Gas Emission From Comet ISON Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) Astronomers using NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope have observed what most likely are strong carbon dioxide emissions from Comet ISON ahead of its anticipated pass through the inner solar system later this year. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/130723 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/130723 Tue, 23 Jul 2013 15:31:00 EDT Comet ISON Observer’s Workshop Set for Aug. 1-2 Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) A workshop will be held at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., on Aug. 1-2, 2013, to maximize the scientific opportunities and data gathered during the upcoming visit to our solar system by Comet ISON. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/130715 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/130715 Mon, 15 Jul 2013 14:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Releases Open-Source Electronic Disease Surveillance Software Gina.Ellrich@jhuapl.edu (Gina Ellrich) The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) and the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC) have released the Suite for Automated Global Electronic bioSurveillance (SAGES), a collection of flexible, open-source software products developed for electronic disease surveillance in all settings. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/130701 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/130701 Mon, 01 Jul 2013 14:11:00 EDT At the Solar System’s Edge, More Surprises From NASA’s Voyager Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) Data from NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft continue to provide new insight on the outskirts of our solar system, a frontier thought to be the last that Voyager will cross before becoming the first man-made object to reach interstellar space. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/130627 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/130627 Thu, 27 Jun 2013 14:11:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Researchers Receive Best Medical Paper Award at International Robotics Conference Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (P. Campbell) (Paulette Campbell@jhuapl edu (P) A team of researchers from The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), in Laurel, Md., won Best Medical Robotics Paper honors at the 2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA). https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/130522 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/130522 Wed, 22 May 2013 15:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Plays Key Role in Test of Second-Generation Aegis BMD Missile Defense System Gina.Ellrich@jhuapl.edu (Gina Ellrich) Today, engineers from The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., contributed to the successful test of a system critical to the U.S. effort to protect against growing regional ballistic missile threats. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/130516 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/130516 Thu, 16 May 2013 16:00:00 EDT Scientists Shape First Global Topographic Map of Saturn’s Moon Titan Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) Scientists have created the first global topographic map of Saturn’s moon Titan, giving researchers a valuable tool for learning more about one of the most Earthlike and interesting worlds in the solar system. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/130515 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/130515 Wed, 15 May 2013 16:00:00 EDT APL Recognizes Top Inventions, Researchers and Papers Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (P. Campbell) (Paulette Campbell@jhuapl edu (P) The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) recognized its top inventions, publications and researchers from 2012 in its first spring Technical Achievement Awards ceremony, held May 1 in the Kossiakoff Center on APL’s Laurel, Md., campus. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/130513 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/130513 Mon, 13 May 2013 16:00:00 EDT Workshop to Explore Scientific Potential of Suborbital Spacecraft Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) While commercial firms design suborbital reusable launch vehicles that could carry tourists to outer space, scientists wonder if these same vehicles could blaze new trails into Earth’s upper atmosphere as dedicated research platforms. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/130408 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/130408 Mon, 08 Apr 2013 16:00:00 EDT APL Hosts Cybersecurity Competition Pitting College Defenders Against Professional Hackers Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) College cyber defenders will spend two days protecting a fictitious nation’s electronic voting system against expert computer hackers at the 2013 National CyberWatch Center Mid-Atlantic Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC), to be held at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., April 10-13. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/130405 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/130405 Fri, 05 Apr 2013 16:11:00 EDT Backpack Mapping System Captures Intelligence in Tough-to-Get-to Places Gina.Ellrich@jhuapl.edu (Gina Ellrich) Engineers at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., have developed a portable device that can be used to automatically create annotated maps in tight spaces where GPS is not readily available — such as in underground areas and on ships. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/130327 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/130327 Wed, 27 Mar 2013 16:15:00 EST APL Novel Method Accurately Predicts Disease Outbreaks Gina.Ellrich@jhuapl.edu (Gina Ellrich) A team of scientists from The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) has developed a novel method to accurately predict dengue fever outbreaks several weeks before they occur. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/130320 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/130320 Wed, 20 Mar 2013 16:15:00 EST APL Particle Camera and Spectrometer Selected to Reveal the Jupiter System in a New Light Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (P. Campbell) (Paulette Campbell@jhuapl edu (P) NASA has selected The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., to build an innovative particle camera and instrument for flight aboard the JUpiter ICy moon Explorer (JUICE), a European Space Agency mission to be launched in 2022 to study the Jupiter system and three of its largest moons in unprecedented detail. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/130308 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/130308 Fri, 08 Mar 2013 16:15:00 EST Van Allen Probes Reveal A New Radiation Belt Around Earth Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) NASA’s Van Allen Probes mission has discovered a previously unknown third radiation belt around Earth. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/130228 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/130228 Thu, 28 Feb 2013 16:00:00 EST Johns Hopkins APL to Host Girl Power Gina.Ellrich@jhuapl.edu (Gina Ellrich) The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is hosting a free introduction to careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) for middle and high school girls on Sunday, March 17, from 2-5 p.m. on APL’s Laurel, Md., campus. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/130222 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/130222 Fri, 22 Feb 2013 16:00:00 EST APL Plays Key Role in Critical Integrated BMD Test Gina.Ellrich@jhuapl.edu (Gina Ellrich) Today, engineers from The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) played a significant role in the successful test of a system critical to protecting the U.S. against growing regional ballistic missile threats. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/130213 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/130213 Wed, 13 Feb 2013 16:00:00 EST APL Instrument Shows Martian Crater May Have Once Held Groundwater-Fed Lake Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) Data from a spectrometer on board a NASA spacecraft is providing new evidence of a wet underground environment on Mars that adds to an increasingly complex picture of the Red Planet’s early evolution. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/130120 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/130120 Sun, 20 Jan 2013 16:00:00 EST Hopkins Applied Physics Lab Launches Parent STEM Workshop Gina.Ellrich@jhuapl.edu (Gina Ellrich) The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., is launching its first-ever Parent STEMpowerment Workshop Dec. 9, 2012, geared to help parents of middle school students prepare their children for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/121204 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/121204 Tue, 04 Dec 2012 14:00:00 EST NASA’S Voyager 1 Cruising on a ‘Magnetic Highway’ Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft has encountered a new region on the outskirts of our solar system that appears to be a magnetic highway for charged particles. Scientists believe this is the final region Voyager has to cross before reaching interstellar space, or the space between stars. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/121203 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/121203 Mon, 03 Dec 2012 14:00:00 EST MESSENGER Finds New Evidence for Water Ice at Mercury’s Poles Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (P. Campbell) (Paulette Campbell@jhuapl edu (P) New observations by the MESSENGER spacecraft provide compelling support for the long-held hypothesis that Mercury harbors abundant water ice and other frozen volatile materials in its permanently shadowed polar craters. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/121129 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/121129 Thu, 29 Nov 2012 14:00:00 EST NASA Renames Mission to Honor James Van Allen, Pioneering Physicist and APL Trailblazer Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/121109 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/121109 Fri, 9 Nov 2012 14:00:00 EST MESSENGER Mission Receives Prestigious IAA Award Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (P. Campbell) (Paulette Campbell@jhuapl edu (P) The International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) has awarded its 2012 Laurels for Team Achievement to the team leading NASA’s Mercury Surface, Space Environment, Geochemistry and Ranging (MESSENGER) mission to the innermost planet. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/121004 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/121004 Thu, 04 Oct 2012 14:00:00 EDT Dawn Spacecraft Sees Hydrated Minerals on Giant Asteroid Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has revealed that the giant asteroid Vesta has its own version of ring around the collar. Scientists from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) contribute to two new papers describing how volatile, or easily evaporated materials, have colored Vesta’s surface in a broad swath around its equator. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/120920 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/120920 Thu, 20 Sep 2012 09:00:00 EDT APL and Robinson Nature Center Offer Space Science Lectures Gina.Ellrich@jhuapl.edu (Gina Ellrich) The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) and the Robinson Nature Center are teaming up for a joint lecture series called “Beyond Earth”. APL scientists will share details of and discuss findings from four Laboratory space missions to different parts of the solar system. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/120911 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/120911 Tue, 11 Sep 2012 09:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab Partners with Hopkins Medicine on $8.9 Million Program to Improve Patient Safety Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (P. Campbell) (Paulette Campbell@jhuapl edu (P) The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) will partner with the Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM) Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality to design, implement and deploy an integrated set of interventions to reduce medical errors in intensive care units. The project is funded by an $8.9 million grant from the San Francisco-based Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/120831 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/120831 Fri, 31 Aug 2012 09:00:00 EDT NASA Launches Radiation Belt Storm Probes Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) NASA’s Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP), the first twin-spacecraft mission designed to explore our planet’s radiation belts, launched into the predawn skies at 4:05 a.m. EDT today from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/120830 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/120830 Thu, 30 Aug 2012 04:07:00 EDT NASA Sets Radiation Belt Storm Probes Launch Events Coverage Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) NASA’s Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP) — built by The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory — are set to launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401 rocket Aug. 23. The 20-minute launch window for the twin probes at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 41 begins at 4:08 a.m. EDT. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/120810 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/120810 Fri, 10 Aug 2012 15:00:00 EDT NASA Mission Ready to Brave Earth’s Radiation Belts Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) NASA’s Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP) mission will send two spacecraft into the harsh environment of our planet’s radiation belts. Final preparations have begun for launch on Thursday, Aug. 23, from Florida’s Space Coast. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/120809 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/120809 Thu, 9 Aug 2012 15:00:00 EDT APL Employee Group Celebrates Inaugural ‘Pride Month’ Gina.Ellrich@jhuapl.edu (Gina Ellrich) In June, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) Allies in the Workplace group celebrated its inaugural observance of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month with several events to generate awareness and educate staff about LGBT issues. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/120628 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/120628 Thu, 28 Jun 2012 17:00:00 EDT APL Plays Key Role in Successful Test of Critical Missile Defense System Gina.Ellrich@jhuapl.edu (Gina Ellrich) On June 26, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) contributed to a major test critical to the United States’ plan to protect against growing regional ballistic missile threats. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/120627 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/120627 Wed, 27 Jun 2012 17:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Plays Key Role in Test of Next-Generation Ballistic Missile Defense Gina.Ellrich@jhuapl.edu (Gina Ellrich) On May 10, a team of APL missile and weapons system experts helped test a missile defense system that will play a key role in President Obama’s plan to protect Europe against the growing ballistic missile threat from Iran. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/120517 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/120517 Thu, 17 May 2012 17:00:00 EDT NASA Mars Spacecraft Detects Large Changes In Martian Sand Dunes Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) A team of researchers led by a Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory scientist has revealed that movement in sand dune fields on Mars occurs on a surprisingly large scale, about the same as in dune fields on Earth. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/120509 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/120509 Wed, 9 May 2012 17:00:00 EDT NASA’s Radiation Belt Storm Probes Arrive at Kennedy Space Center Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) NASA’s twin Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP) safely arrived today at 7:54 a.m. EDT at the Kennedy Space Center, Fla., where they are scheduled for an August launch to begin their mission to study the extremes of space weather. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/120501 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/120501 Tue, 1 May 2012 15:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab Names 2011 Best Inventions Gina.Ellrich@jhuapl.edu (G. Ellrich) (Gina Ellrich@jhuapl edu () An ultra-compact motor controller used to revolutionize movement in a state-of-the-art prosthetic arm and an innovative algorithm for improving the performance of undersea sensors are the winners of The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory’s Invention of the Year and Government Purpose Innovation awards for 2011. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/120425 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/120425 Wed, 25 Apr 2012 15:00:00 EDT APL-Developed Prosthetic Limb System Featured on the Cover of Popular Mechanics Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (P. Campbell) (Paulette Campbell@jhuapl edu (P) The Modular Prosthetic Limb, developed by The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., is featured on the cover of the May issue of Popular Mechanics, available on newsstands now. The monthly magazine, which chronicles emerging technology and innovation, has a circulation of more than 1.2 million readers. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/120419 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/120419 Thu, 19 Apr 2012 15:00:00 EDT Happy Birthday Titan! Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) On March 25, 1655, Dutch astronomer Christiaan Huygens, using a telescope he built himself, observed a small bright dot suspiciously close to the planet Saturn. Huygens correctly surmised that it might be a moon of that planet, and confirmed as much by following it in its orbit over the next few days. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/120323 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/120323 Fri, 23 Mar 2012 15:00:00 EDT MESSENGER Provides New Look at Mercury’s Landscape, Metallic Core, and Polar Shadows Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (P. Campbell) (Paulette Campbell@jhuapl edu (P) MESSENGER completed its one-year primary mission on March 17. Since moving into orbit about Mercury a little over one year ago, the spacecraft has captured nearly 100,000 images and returned data that have revealed new information about the planet, including its topography, the structure of its core, and areas of permanent shadow at the poles that host the mysterious polar deposits. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/120321 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/120321 Wed, 21 Mar 2012 12:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory: 70 Years of Critical Contributions Gina.Ellrich@jhuapl.edu (G. Ellrich) (Gina Ellrich@jhuapl edu () On March 10, 2012, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) marks its 70th year of meeting critical national challenges through the innovative application of science and technology. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/120308 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/120308 Thu, 8 Mar 2012 10:00:00 EDT NASA Solar Study Mission Moves to Next Design Stage Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) Two-thousand-degree temperatures, supersonic solar particles, intense radiation — all of this awaits NASA’s Solar Probe Plus during an unprecedented close-up study of the sun. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/120305 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/120305 Mon, 5 Mar 2012 10:00:00 EDT APL Hosts Girl Power: Reach for the Sky Gina.Ellrich@jhuapl.edu (G. Ellrich) (Gina Ellrich@jhuapl edu () Danielle Hilliard of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md., was awarded the Black Engineer of the Year Community Service Award at the organization’s STEM Global Competitiveness Conference on Feb. 18 in Philadelphia. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/120228 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/120228 Tue, 28 Feb 2012 10:00:00 EDT Black Engineers Honor APL’s Danielle Hilliard for Community Service Gina.Ellrich@jhuapl.edu (G. Ellrich) (Gina Ellrich@jhuapl edu () The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is hosting a free introduction to careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) for middle and high school girls on Sunday, March 11, from 3-5 p.m. on APL’s Laurel, Md., campus. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/120220 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/120220 Mon, 20 Feb 2012 10:00:00 EDT Applied Physics Lab Named One of Baltimore’s ‘Best Places to Work’ Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) For the third year in a row, the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., has been named to Baltimore magazine’s “Best Places to Work” list. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/120201 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/120201 Wed, 1 Feb 2012 15:00:00 EDT Applied Physics Lab Names New Executive For Research Exploratory Development Business Area Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (P. Campbell) (Paulette Campbell@jhuapl edu (P) Charles Goldblum has been appointed the business area executive for the Research and Exploratory Development Department (REDD) https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/111220 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/111220 Tue, 20 Dec 2011 10:00:00 EDT APL Discovery Gives Advance Warning of Catastrophic Failure in Lithium-Ion Batteries Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (P. Campbell) (Paulette Campbell@jhuapl edu (P) Scientists at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., have developed an inexpensive sensor that can warn of impending catastrophic failure in lithium-ion batteries. The sensor is based on the researchers’ discovery of an intrinsic relationship between the internal temperature of lithium-ion cells and an easily measured electrical parameter of the cell. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/111220b https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/111220b Tue, 20 Dec 2011 15:00:00 EDT TIMED Atmospheric Spacecraft Marks 10 Years of Groundbreaking Science Gina.Ellrich@jhuapl.edu (G. Ellrich) (Gina Ellrich@jhuapl edu () Since its launch a decade ago on Dec. 7, 2001, NASA’s TIMED (Thermosphere, Ionosphere, Mesosphere Energetics and Dynamics) spacecraft has collected more data on the upper atmosphere than any other satellite, and has provided an unprecedented look at the gateway between Earth and space. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/111207b https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/111207b Wed, 07 Dec 2011 15:00:00 EDT APL Wins Bike Friendly Business Award Gine.Ellrich@jhuapl.edu (Gine Ellrich) The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) was awarded a bronze Bicycle Friendly Business Award by the League of American Bicyclists in a ceremony on its Laurel, Md., campus today. Recognized for its investment in bicycling to promote employee health and social responsibility, APL has an active cycling club, showers, locker rooms, secure bike parking and a personal fitness financial incentive. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/111207 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/111207 Wed, 07 Dec 2011 15:00:00 EDT NASA’S Voyager Hits New Region at Solar System Edge Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft has entered a new region between our solar system and interstellar space. Data obtained from Voyager over the last year reveal this new region to be a kind of cosmic purgatory. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/111206 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/111206 Tue, 06 Dec 2011 15:00:00 EDT NASA’s Radiation Belt Storm Probes Ready for Space Environment Tests Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) NASA’s Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP), twin spacecraft being built and tested at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md., are about to enter a challenging series of tests designed to certify that they are ready for their August 2012 launch and two-year mission in Earth’s orbit. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/111205 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/111205 Mon, 05 Dec 2011 15:00:00 EDT APL Proposes First Global Orbital Observation Program Gina.Ellrich@jhuapl.edu (G. Ellrich) (Gina Ellrich@jhuapl edu () A consortium led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is proposing a geoscience program that would give scientists the first continuous real-time look at the Earth’s surface and atmosphere through a global network of sensors. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/111121 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/111121 Mon, 21 Nov 2011 10:00:00 EDT NASA Orbiter Captures Martian Sand Dunes in Motion Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) Images from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter show sand dunes and ripples moving across the surface of Mars at dozens of locations and shifting up to several yards. These observations reveal the planet’s sandy surface is more dynamic than previously thought. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/111118 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/111118 Fri, 18 Nov 2011 15:00:00 EDT Scientists Find Evidence for Subsurface ‘Great Lake’ on Europa Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) In a finding of significance in the search for life beyond Earth, scientists have discovered what appears to be a body of liquid water the volume of the North American Great Lakes locked inside the icy shell of Jupiter’s moon https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/111116 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/111116 Wed, 16 Nov 2011 16:00:00 EDT APL’s Emerging Technology and Innovation Manager to Leverage New, Innovative Technology Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) Victor McCrary has been appointed the Emerging Technology and Innovation Manager in the Research and Exploratory Development Department (REDD) at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md. The position was created to ensure that APL remains well positioned to leverage nascent technology efforts. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/111103 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/111103 Thu, 03 Nov 2011 12:00:00 EDT NASA Study: On Mars, Water Went Underground Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) A new NASA study suggests if life ever existed on Mars, the longest lasting habitats were most likely below the Red Planet’s surface. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/111102 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/111102 Wed, 02 Nov 2011 12:00:00 EDT Alvin R. Eaton, Aerodynamics Pioneer at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, Dies at Age 91 Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) Alvin Ralph Eaton, an aerodynamics pioneer at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) whose designs formed the basis for modern guided missile weapon systems, died Oct. 20. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/111026 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/111026 Wed, 26 Oct 2011 12:00:00 EDT NASA’s Spitzer Telescope Detects Comet Storm in Nearby Solar System Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has detected signs of icy bodies raining down in an alien solar system. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/111019 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/111019 Wed, 19 Oct 2011 12:00:00 EDT APL Builds on Earth Science Success with New Hosted Payload Proposal Gina.Ellrich@jhuapl.edu (G. Ellrich) (Gina Ellrich@jhuapl edu () Researchers at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) are proposing a new space-based monitoring system that would help scientists answer some of the most fundamental questions surrounding Earth’s changing climate. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/111004 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/111004 Tue, 04 Oct 2011 15:50:00 EDT Orbital Observations of Mercury Reveal Flood Lavas, Hollows, and Unprecedented Surface Details Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) After only six months in orbit around Mercury, NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft is sending back information that has revolutionized the way scientists think about the innermost planet. Analyses of new data from the spacecraft show, among other things, new evidence that flood volcanism has been widespread on Mercury, the first close-up views of Mercury’s “hollows” the first direct measurements of the chemical composition of Mercury’s surface, and the first global inventory of plasma ions within Mercury’s space environment. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/110929 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/110929 Thu, 29 Sep 2011 15:05:00 EDT APL Planetary Scientist Elected Fellow of Geological Society of America Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) Louise Prockter, a planetary scientist at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., has been elected a fellow of the Geological Society of America, an organization of 25,000 members seeking to foster the quest for understanding the Earth, planets, and life; catalyze new scientific ways of thinking about natural systems; and support the application of geoscience knowledge and insight to human needs, aspirations, and Earth stewardship. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/110817 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/110817 Wed, 17 Aug 2011 15:15:00 EDT Space Scientists Seek Returns From JEDI Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) APL’s Jupiter Energetic-particle Detector Instrument (JEDI)-which will delve into the dynamics of the solar system’s largest planetary magnetic field-heads for the giant planet aboard NASA’s Juno spacecraft. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/110805 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/110805 Fri, 05 Aug 2011 15:15:00 EDT Industry Team Contributes to Precision Tracking Space System Project Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., is advising the Missile Defense Agency as MDA develops a plan for streamlined production and fielding of a future space-borne sensor known as the Precision Tracking Space System (PTSS). https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/110804 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/110804 Thu, 04 Aug 2011 15:15:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Mars Explorers Receive NASA Awards Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) Scott Murchie of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., principal investigator for the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM) instrument, has been awarded the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, the highest honor that NASA bestows to an individual working outside the government. Additionally, both the CRISM instrument and science teams were awarded the NASA Public Service Group Achievement Award. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/110726 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/110726 Tue, 26 Jul 2011 12:35:00 EDT APL Names Schatz Head of Milton S. Eisenhower Research Center and Science and Technology Business Area Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) James R. Schatz has been named head of the Milton S. Eisenhower Research Center and Science and Technology Business Area at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/110721 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/110721 Thu, 21 Jul 2011 12:35:00 EDT MESSENGER Data From Mercury Orbit Confirm Theories, Offer Surprises Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) After nearly three months in orbit about Mercury, MESSENGER’s payload is providing a wealth of new information about the planet closest to the Sun, as well as a few surprises. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/110616 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/110616 Thu, 16 Jun 2011 12:30:00 EDT NASA’s Voyager Probe Edges Closer to Interstellar Space Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) Surprising observations from NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft raise questions about the radial extent of the heliosheath — the heated outer shell of our sun’s sphere of influence — leading scientists to believe the intrepid probe is closer to interstellar space than they thought. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/110615 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/110615 Wed, 15 Jun 2011 14:38:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL to Host International Conference on Low-Cost Planetary Missions Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) Devising ways to explore space in tight fiscal times tops the agenda of the 9th International Conference on Low-Cost Planetary Missions, set for June 21-23, 2011, at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/110614 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/110614 Tue, 14 Jun 2011 14:38:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Licenses Prosthetic Control Software to HDT Robotics Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), in Laurel, Md., has licensed large motor control (LMC) software to HDT Robotics, a business unit of HDT Global and a provider of advanced robotic manipulation systems and military robotics solutions. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/110602 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/110602 Thu, 02 Jun 2011 14:38:00 EDT APL-Built Plasma Detector Launches on Space Shuttle Endeavour Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) A highly sensitive and extremely compact instrument for plasma monitoring known as Canary, developed and built by researchers at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., lifted off on Monday, May 16 as part of the payload aboard the space shuttle Endeavour and the STS-134 mission to the International Space Station (ISS). https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/110516 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/110516 Mon, 16 May 2011 10:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab Names 2010 Best Inventions Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) A novel way to monitor and treat hardening arteries from inside the body, and a clever method to provide covert monitoring and communications, are the winners of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory’s Invention of the Year and Government Purpose Innovation awards for 2010. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/110512 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/110512 Thu, 12 May 2011 12:00:00 EDT Sailing the Titan Seas: NASA Selects Mission to Saturn’s Moon for Discovery Program Development Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., is managing a project to explore the organic seas of Saturn’s moon Titan, one of three proposals selected by NASA this week as candidates for the agency’s next Discovery Program mission. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/110506 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/110506 Fri, 06 May 2011 10:00:00 EDT Icy Moon Zaps Saturn with Electron Beams: Hopkins APL Camera Captures Auroral Activity Between Enceladus and Saturn Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) Scientists working with data from NASA’s Cassini mission, now in its sixth year of operations at Saturn, have discovered an electrical current running between Saturn and its moon Enceladus that creates an observable emission on the ringed planet. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/110420 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/110420 Wed, 20 Apr 2011 13:00:00 EDT MESSENGER Kicks Off Yearlong Campaign of Mercury Science Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/110404 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/110404 Mon, 4 Apr 2011 13:00:00 EDT MESSENGER Sends Back First Image of Mercury From Orbit Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/110329 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/110329 Mon, 29 Mar 2011 15:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins University Names APL’s Sommerer as Inaugural Gilman Scholar Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) John Sommerer, head of the Space Department at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., has been named one of the inaugural Gilman Scholars by university President Ronald J. Daniels and Provost Lloyd B. Minor. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/110321 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/110321 Mon, 21 Mar 2011 15:00:00 EDT MESSENGER Begins Historic Orbit around Mercury Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/110317a https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/110317a Thu, 17 Mar 2011 13:00:00 EST Cassini Sees Seasonal Rains Transform Titan’s Surface Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) As spring continues to unfold at Saturn, April showers on the planet’s largest moon, Titan, have brought methane rain to its equatorial deserts, as revealed in images captured by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. This is the first time scientists have obtained current evidence of rain soaking Titan’s surface at low latitudes. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/110317 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/110317 Thu, 17 Mar 2011 13:00:00 EST MESSENGER Primed for Mercury Orbit Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/11035 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/11035 Tue, 15 Mar 2011 13:00:00 EST Some of Mars’ Missing Carbon Dioxide May Be Buried Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) Rocks on Mars dug From far underground by crater-blasting impacts are providing glimpses of one possible way Mars’ atmosphere has become much less dense than it used to be. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/110309 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/110309 Wed, 09 Mar 2011 15:55:00 EST Black Engineers Name APL’s McCrary Top Scientist Margaret.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Margaret Brown) Victor McCrary, Science and Technology Business Area executive at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., will receive the Scientist of the Year award at the 2011 Black Engineer of the Year national conference in Washington, D.C., Feb. 17-19. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/110216 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/110216 Wed, 16 Feb 2011 13:55:00 EST Cyril J. O’Brien, Oldest Marine War Correspondent, Dies at 92 Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) Cyril John O’Brien, career journalist, oldest known living Marine Corps war correspondent, and former media relations head at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, died January 31 at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Md., from natural causes associated with coronary heart disease. He was 92. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/110202 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/110202 Wed, 02 Feb 2011 15:01:00 EST APL Named to Baltimore Magazine’s “Best Places To Work” Hall of Fame Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., has again been named to Baltimore magazine’s “Best Places to Work” list. Additionally, because APL has received this honor many times before, the Laboratory is now a member of the inaugural “Best Places to Work” Hall of Fame. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/110117 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/110117 Mon, 17 Jan 2011 17:01:00 EST Galpin Named Assistant Director for Programs at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) Timothy J. Galpin has been appointed Assistant Director for Programs at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Md., and in that capacity will oversee APL’s diversified portfolio of more than 600 engineering, research and development programs. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/110112 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/110112 Wed, 12 Jan 2011 17:01:00 EST Kurt Lindstrom Named Civilian Space Business Area Executive at APL Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) Kurt Lindstrom has been named business area executive for Civilian Space at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Md. The appointment puts him in charge of APL’s current civilian space science and technology programs, as well as business development activities for future missions. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/101220 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/101220 Mon, 20 Dec 2010 13:41:00 EDT APL Instrument on NASA Spacecraft Provides Travel Tips for Mars Rover Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) NASA’s Mars Opportunity rover is getting important tips from a mineral-mapping instrument aboard an orbiting spacecraft as it explores areas that might hold clues about past Martian environments. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/101217 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/101217 Fri, 17 Dec 2010 10:30:00 EDT APL Director Emeritus Roca Inducted as Member of Pan American Academy of Engineering Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) Richard T. Roca, director emeritus of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., has been inducted as a full member of the Pan American Academy of Engineering. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/101216 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/101216 Thu, 16 Dec 2010 17:01:00 EST Hot Plasma Explosions Inflate Saturn’s Magnetic Field Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) A new analysis based on data from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft finds a causal link between mysterious, periodic signals from Saturn’s magnetic field and explosions of hot ionized gas, known as plasma, around the planet. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/101215 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/101215 Wed, 15 Dec 2010 15:00:00 EDT Nearing Interstellar Space, NASA Probe Sees Solar Wind Decline Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) The 33-year odyssey of NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft has reached a distant point at the edge of our solar system where there is no outward motion of solar wind. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/101214 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/101214 Tue, 14 Dec 2010 15:50:00 EDT Mystery on Saturn’s Satellite: Icy Debris Formed Iapetus’ Ridge? Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) As space-based probes and telescopes continue to reveal new and seemingly unimaginable features of our universe, a geological landmark on Saturn’s moon Iapetus ranks high on the list of things particularly peculiar. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/101213b https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/101213b Mon, 13 Dec 2010 15:15:00 EDT APL’s Jack Roberts Named American Society of Mechanical Engineers Fellow Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) Jack C. Roberts, a program manager and principal investigator at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md., has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/101213 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/101213 Mon, 13 Dec 2010 15:10:00 EDT Luman Named Assistant Director for Strategy at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) Ronald R. Luman has been named Assistant Director for Strategy at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/101103b https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/101103b Wed, 3 Nov 2010 12:00:00 EDT Krill Named Assistant Director for Science and Technology at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) Jerry A. Krill has been named Assistant Director for Science and Technology at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/101103 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/101103 Wed, 3 Nov 2010 12:00:00 EDT APL-led Atmospheric Mission Extended for Fourth Time Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) Nine years after beginning its unprecedented look at the gateway between Earth and space and collecting more data on the upper atmosphere than any other satellite, NASA’s TIMED (Thermosphere, Ionosphere, Mesosphere Energetics and Dynamics) mission has been extended yet again to continue its mission to study the influences of the sun and humans on our upper atmosphere. Until TIMED, built and operated by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), in Laurel, Md., the mesosphere and lower thermosphere/ionosphere has been one of the least explored and understood regions, and the region that helps protect Earth from harmful solar radiation. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/101101 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/101101 Mon, 1 Nov 2010 10:20:00 EDT APL Mars Instrument Helps Find Signs of a Wet and Cozy Martian Past Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) Light-colored mounds of a mineral deposited on a volcanic cone over three billion years ago may preserve evidence of one of the most recent habitable microenvironments on Mars. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/101031 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/101031 Sun, 31 Oct 2010 13:00:00 EDT To the Moon! Maryland Students to Become Lunar Explorers on October 22 Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) More than 100 Maryland middle school students will get an inside look at lunar exploration when they visit the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., for Space Academy on Friday, Oct. 22. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/101020 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/101020 Wed, 20 Oct 2010 09:31:00 EDT Using Hubble, APL scientists observe comet 103P/Hartley 2 in preparation for DIXI flyby Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) Hubble Space Telescope observations of comet 103P/Hartley 2, taken on Sept. 25, are helping in the planning for a Nov. 4 flyby of the comet by the Deep Impact eXtended Investigation on NASA’s EPOXI mission. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/101004 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/101004 Mon, 04 Oct 2010 13:31:00 EDT Target NEO: APL team shapes robotic ‘precursor’ mission for human exploration of an asteroid Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) Ten years ago, NASA’s Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous mission (NEAR) made history as the first spacecraft to orbit and land on an asteroid. Now the team behind that successful mission proposes a sequel that could pave the way for astronauts to explore an asteroid for the first time. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/100903 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/100903 Fri, 03 Sep 2010 13:31:00 EDT APL-Led Team Demonstrates Space Weather Observation System Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), with help from The Boeing Company and Iridium Communications Inc., has successfully implemented a new system to monitor Earth’s space environment. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/100818 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/100818 Wed, 18 Aug 2010 07:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Breaks Ground for Spacecraft Integration Facility Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) Officials from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), along with government and construction industry representatives, broke ground July 16 for a new spacecraft assembly and testing facility on the APL campus in Laurel, Md. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/100722 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/100722 Thu, 22 Jul 2010 14:30:00 EST MESSENGER Reveals New Information about Mercury’s Exosphere, Volcanism and Magnetic Substorms Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/100715 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/100715 Thu, 15 Jul 2010 17:03:00 EST Hopkins Applied Physics Lab Awarded DARPA Funding To Test Thought-Controlled Prosthetic Limb Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded a contract for up to $34.5 million to the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., to manage the development and testing of the Modular Prosthetic Limb (MPL) system on human subjects, using a brain-controlled interface. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/100714 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/100714 Wed, 14 Jul 2010 17:03:00 EST New Clues Suggest Wet Era on Early Mars Was Global Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) A phase in the early history of Mars with conditions favorable to life occurred globally rather than just in the south, new findings from the north suggest. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/100624 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/100624 Thu, 24 Jun 2010 20:29:00 EST Semmel Named Next Director of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) Dr. Ralph D. Semmel, who currently oversees a variety of research and development activities at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, has been selected to lead the Laboratory as its next director. On July 1, Dr. Semmel will succeed Dr. Richard T. Roca, who has served as APL’s director since January 2000. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/100609 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/100609 Wed, 09 Jun 2010 18:48:00 EST Scientists Create First Global Geological Map of Solar System’s Largest Moon Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) Scientists have assembled the first global geological map of Ganymede and, in doing so, have gathered new evidence into the formation of the solar system’s largest moon. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/100526 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/100526 Wed, 26 May 2010 16:03:00 EST JHU Physicians, Engineers Apply Systems Engineering To Improve Infusion Pump Safety Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) FDA officials recently announced the creation of a new safety initiative aimed at improving the safety of infusion pumps — an area of concern that physicians at The Johns Hopkins University and engineers at JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., are already addressing by studying how to apply systems engineering principles to the problem. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/100521 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/100521 Fri, 21 May 2010 13:14:00 EST APL Scientist Detects Ice on an Asteroid Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) A Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory scientist is shattering theories that asteroids are just barren chunks of space rock. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/100430 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/100430 Fri, 30 Apr 2010 15:29:00 EST Johns Hopkins APL Names Invention of the Year Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) A method to quickly determine whether potentially harmful microbes are resistant to certain drugs has been named the year’s top invention at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/100408 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/100408 Thu, 08 Apr 2010 10:30:00 EST Gary Sullins, APL Aerospace Engineer, Receives Missile Defense Agency Technology Achievement Award Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) Gary Sullins, an aerospace engineer and supervisor within the Air and Missile Defense Department at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), in Laurel, Md., was presented with a Missile Defense Agency Technology Achievement Award March 24 during the eighth annual U.S. Missile Defense Conference in Washington, D.C. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/100329 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/100329 Mon, 29 Mar 2010 16:00:00 EST Secretary of the Navy to Headline Climate, Energy Conference Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus will be the keynote speaker at the Climate and Energy Imperatives for Future Naval Forces Symposium on March 23 and 24 at The Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory’s (APL) Kossiakoff Center in Laurel, Md. APL and CNA are sponsoring the conference to explore ways in which changes in climate and energy availability are likely to impact the composition and employment of future U.S. naval forces. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/100309 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/100309 Tue, 09 Mar 2010 12:48:00 EST Sommerer to Head Space Department at Johns Hopkins APL Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) John C. Sommerer has been appointed head of the Space Department at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/100216 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/100216 Tue, 16 Feb 2010 11:26:00 EST Layers Piled in Martian Crater Record a History of Changes Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) Near the center of a Martian crater about the size of Connecticut, hundreds of exposed rock layers form a mound as tall as the Rockies and reveal a record of major environmental changes on Mars billions of years ago. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/100211 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/100211 Thu, 11 Feb 2010 11:04:00 EST Suspected Asteroid Collision Leaves Odd X-Pattern of Trailing Debris Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) Hal Weaver has observed more comets with NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope than any other astronomer — and he’s equally excited and curious over something the telescope spied this past week. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/100202 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/100202 Tue, 02 Feb 2010 13:14:00 EST Johns Hopkins APL’s LaPlante Named to Defense Science Board Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) William A. LaPlante, head of the Global Engagement Department at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md., has been named to the Defense Science Board. The prestigious federal panel advises top Defense Department leaders on scientific, technical, research and other critical matters. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/100128 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/100128 Thu, 28 Jan 2010 15:14:00 EST APL Receives $24.7 Million to Build Prototype Cyber Range Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., has been awarded $24.7 million to develop the second phase of technologies to bolster national cyber experimentation capabilities. The contract is part of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) National Cyber Range program, a revolutionary approach to assessing potential technologies for the nation’s cyber security systems and networks. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/100121 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/100121 Thu, 21 Jan 2010 14:58:00 EST APL Scientist Readies for Space Flight Training Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) Charles Hibbitts is about to join a new generation of space explorers. On Jan. 12-13, the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory researcher and 11 other scientists will meet at the National AeroSpace Training and Research Center near Philadelphia, where they’ll learn to work and conduct experiments in the wispy upper reaches of Earth’s atmosphere known as suborbital space. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/100111 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/100111 Mon, 11 Jan 2010 15:55:00 EST MESSENGER Probe Earns Praise From Popular Press Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) Two national magazines have recognized the MESSENGER mission to Mercury for its engineering and scientific accomplishments. Discover named MESSENGER one its top 100 science stories of 2009, and the probe was named one of Time’s best 50 inventions of 2009. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/091218 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/091218 Fri, 18 Dec 2009 13:43:00 EST Johns Hopkins APL Licenses Patents for Innovative Solar Power Source to Genesis Electronics Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md., has licensed two patents to Genesis Electronics Group, Inc., covering a compact power source that produces electricity from solar energy. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/091210 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/091210 Thu, 10 Dec 2009 09:43:00 EST MESSENGER Spacecraft Reveals More Hidden Territory on Mercury Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/091103 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/091103 Tue, 3 Nov 2009 13:43:00 EST Cassini Helps Redraw Shape of Solar System Jennifer.Huergo@jhuapl.edu (Jennifer Huergo) In a paper published Oct. 15 in Science, researchers from the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) present a new view of the region of the sun’s influence, or heliosphere, and the forces that shape it. Images from one of the Magnetospheric Imaging Instrument’s sensors, the Ion and Neutral Camera (MIMI/INCA), on NASA’s Cassini spacecraft suggest that the heliosphere may not have the comet-like shape predicted by existing models. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/091015 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/091015 Thu, 15 Oct 2009 13:43:00 EST APL Satellite Facility Tracks NASA Lunar Impact Mission Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) This morning the 60-foot satellite communications dish at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md., was trained on the moon — tracking the plunge of NASA’s water-searching Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) into the lunar surface. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/091009 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/091009 Fri, 09 Oct 2009 13:43:00 EST APL Licenses 3-D Scanning Technology Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) of Laurel, Md., has licensed a unique scanning technology capable of creating a color-accurate three-dimensional model and image of a small object with resolutions smaller than 1/12th the size of a grain of salt. These models and images can be used for forensic analysis, reverse engineering and quality control. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/091008 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/091008 Thu, 08 Oct 2009 13:43:00 EST APL Develops Virtual Learning Software for Baltimore County Public Schools Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) Software engineers at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), in Laurel, Md., in collaboration with JHU’s Center for Technology in Education, have developed a prototype Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) to provide Baltimore County students with a gaming-like experience to augment existing math and science curriculums. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/090821 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/090821 Fri, 21 Aug 2009 13:43:00 EST JHU Applied Physics Lab Breaks Ground on Building for Space Department Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), in Laurel, Md., along with U.S. Congressional members, Howard County officials and representatives from the construction industry, broke ground, August 7, for what will be the Laboratory’s new Space Department building. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/090812 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/090812 Wed, 12 Aug 2009 16:49:00 EST Missile Defense Weapon System Tests Showcase APL Expertise Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) Both the current and upcoming versions of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense weapon system, used to detect, track and target missile threats, was put to the test in two same-day exercises conducted with APL’s assistance. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/090731 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/090731 Fri, 31 Jul 2009 10:27:00 EDT APL Part of International Team Expanding Space Weather Radar Network Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) Space weather researchers at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), in Laurel, Md., are helping expand a global radar network used to study electrical disturbances in our atmosphere that can create auroral displays or disrupt communications, knock out electrical power grids, damage satellites or even affect astronauts. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/090708 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/090708 Wed, 8 Jul 2009 11:32:00 EDT Media Advisory: Astronauts Jones and Arnold, Sen. Mikulski to Join Celebration of ‘Maryland’s Place in Space’ on June 1 Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) Maryland born-astronauts Ricky Arnold and Tom Jones and Sen. Barbara Mikulski are among those scheduled to speak at “A Salute to Maryland’s Place in Space,” on June 1 at the Maryland Science Center to help celebrate 50 years of space science and technological innovation in the state. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/090526 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/090526 Tue, 26 May 2009 14:20:00 EDT Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab Names Best Inventions Medical Micromechanical Breakthroughs Share Top Honor in 10th Annual Competition Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) A smart polymer that automatically releases medicine into the bloodstream and a super-thin flexible microchip share the honor as the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory’s top invention for 2008. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/090513 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/090513 Wed, 13 May 2009 17:04:00 EDT Media Advisory: JHU Applied Physics Lab Employees Volunteer for Honor Flight Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) On Sat., April 25, approximately 100 employees from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, in Laurel, Md., will help escort 125 World War II veterans from the Huntsville, Ala., area during a day-long tour of memorials created in their honor. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/090422 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/090422 Wed, 22 Apr 2009 11:53:00 EDT APL Earns AS9100 Certification for Space Activities Jennifer.Huergo@jhuapl.edu (Jennifer Huergo) The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) has achieved AS9100 certification, demonstrating that its civilian and national security space business, safety and mission assurance activities align with the highest standards of the aerospace community. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/090416 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/090416 Thu, 16 Apr 2009 17:22:00 EDT Capturing a Solar Storm in 3-D: APL Spacecraft Experts Enhance Systems to Reconstruct 3-D STEREO Imagery Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) The APL-built and -operated twin STEREO observatories have made the first 3-D measurements of solar explosions, known as coronal mass ejections, enabling scientists to see their size and shape, and image them as they travel approximately 93 million miles from the sun to Earth. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/090414 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/090414 Tue, 14 Apr 2009 09:11:00 EDT APL Device Prevents Electrical ‘Backfeeding’ Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) Ed Goss, an engineer at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md., has invented a simple way to prevent the dangers of “backfeeding“ with a device that works and looks like an ordinary home circuit breaker and efficiently isolates generator power from main commercial power. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/090324 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/090324 Tue, 24 Mar 2009 16:17:00 EDT Cassini Maps Global Pattern of Titan’s Dunes Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) Titan’s vast dune fields, which may act like weather vanes to determine general wind direction on Saturn’s biggest moon, have been mapped by scientists who compiled four years of radar data collected by the Cassini spacecraft. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/090226 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/090226 Thu, 26 Feb 2009 16:17:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Analyst Explores America’s Struggle in the 9/11 War, Proposes a Way Ahead for Future U.S. Response Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) Michael Vlahos, a principal analyst at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., offers a view of the 9/11 war that illuminates how violent conflicts connect to a group’s “sacred“ ritual celebration of identity in Fighting Identity-Sacred War and World Change (Praeger Security International, 2008). https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/090203 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/090203 Tue, 3 Feb 2009 16:17:00 EDT Cassini Finds Hydrocarbon Rains May Fill Lakes on Saturn’s Moon Titan Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) Recent images of Titan from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft affirm the presence of lakes of liquid hydrocarbons by capturing changes in the lakes brought on by rainfall. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/090129 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/090129 Thu, 29 Jan 2009 16:17:00 EDT APL Selected to Help Engineer National Cyber Range Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., has been awarded $7.3 million for the initial development phase of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) effort to build a “cyber range” to test cyber security technology and protect government computer networks from attacks. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/090127 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/090127 Tue, 27 Jan 2009 16:17:00 EDT APL to Investigate the Lunar Poles Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) NASA has tapped the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) to head an investigation of the moon’s poles — including a look at how robots and eventually humans could use the moon’s natural resources. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/090121 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/090121 Wed, 21 Jan 2009 16:17:00 EDT APL-developed Aerial Technology Receives Homeland Security Secretary’s Team Excellence Award Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) APL is part of a multiagency team honored by the Department of Homeland Security for developing a technology to help aerial law-enforcement personnel inspect bridges, buildings and other important structures. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/090115 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/090115 Thu, 15 Jan 2009 12:10:00 EDT NASA to Study the Radiation Belts: Hopkins Applied Physics Lab Developing Twin Spacecraft Jennifer.Huergo@jhuapl.edu (Jennifer Huergo) Following a successful confirmation review, NASA has given the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) the go-ahead to continue development of the Radiation Belt Storm Probes, or RBSP mission. APL will build and operate the twin probes that will study the radiation belts surrounding Earth, with a primary mission of two years. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/090108 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/090108 Thu, 8 Jan 2009 16:17:00 EDT Scientists Find ‘Missing’ Mineral and New Mars Mysteries Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) Members of the MESSENGER science team will present a range of new findings from the spacecraft’s studies of the planet Mercury during the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting next week in San Francisco. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/081218 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/081218 Thu, 18 Dec 2008 14:54:00 EDT MESSENGER Team to Present New Mercury Science Results at AGU Fall Meeting Jennifer.Huergo@jhuapl.edu (Jennifer Huergo) Researchers using a powerful instrument on board NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have found a long sought-after mineral on the Martian surface and with it, unexpected clues to the Red Planet’s watery past. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/081212 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/081212 Fri, 12 Dec 2008 13:33:00 EDT APL Named Howard County’s Top Technology Company Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) has earned the Howard Technology Council’s first Technology Company of the Year Award. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/081117 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/081117 Mon, 17 Nov 2008 17:45:00 EDT MESSENGER Reveals More “Hidden” Territory on Mercury Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) Gliding over the battered surface of Mercury for the second time this year, NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft has revealed even more previously unseen real estate on the innermost planet, sending home hundreds of photos and measurements of its surface, atmosphere, and magnetic field. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/0801029 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/0801029 Wed, 29 Oct 2008 12:45:00 EDT NASA Orbiter Reveals Details of a Wetter Mars Jennifer.Huergo@jhuapl.edu (Jennifer Huergo) NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has observed a new category of minerals spread across large regions of Mars. This discovery suggests that liquid water remained on the planet’s surface a billion years later than scientists believed, and it played an important role in shaping the planet’s surface and possibly hosting life. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/081028 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/081028 Tue, 28 Oct 2008 13:48:00 EDT MESSENGER Reveals Mercury as Never Seen Before Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) When Mariner 10 flew past Mercury three times in 1974 and 1975, the probe imaged less than half the planet. In January, during MESSENGER’s first flyby, its cameras returned images of about 20 percent of the planet’s surface missed by Mariner 10. Yesterday, at 4:40 am EDT, MESSENGER successfully completed its second flyby of Mercury, and its cameras captured more than 1,200 high-resolution and color images of the planet — unveiling another 30 percent of Mercury’s surface that had never before been seen by spacecraft. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/081007 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/081007 Tue, 07 Oct 2008 15:05:00 EDT MESSENGER Returns to Mercury Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) On October 6, for the second time in less than a year, NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft will swoop just 200 kilometers (125 miles) above the cratered surface of Mercury, snapping hundreds of pictures and collecting a variety of other data from the planet as it gains a critical gravity assist that keeps the probe on track to become the first spacecraft ever to orbit the innermost planet beginning in March 2011. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/081001 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/081001 Wed, 01 Oct 2008 13:39:00 EST APL Spectrometer’s Coverage of Mars Continues to Grow Jennifer.Huergo@jhuapl.edu (Jennifer Huergo) An online map showing a collection of high-resolution images from one of the most powerful spectrometers ever sent to the Red Planet continues to grow. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/080917 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/080917 Wed, 17 Sep 2008 13:30:00 EDT APL-led Team Wins NSF Grant to Develop New Observatory for Earth’s Space Environment Jennifer.Huergo@jhuapl.edu (Jennifer Huergo) The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., has been awarded a major grant of $4 million by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for an experiment that will allow, for the first time, global and real-time space weather observations of near-Earth space. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/080721 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/080721 Mon, 21 Jul 2008 13:30:00 EDT NASA Lauds Two APL-led Space Missions Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) Two APL-led missions recently received NASA Group Achievement awards and one team member was given the agency’s Exceptional Public Service Medal. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/080718 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/080718 Fri, 18 Jul 2008 13:30:00 EDT Asteroid Named for Johns Hopkins Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) The International Astronomical Union approved the name 21619 Johnshopkins“ for the asteroid once known as 1999 JN136, honoring the 19th century Maryland entrepreneur and philanthropist who founded the Johns Hopkins University and hospital. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/080717 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/080717 Thu, 17 Jul 2008 13:30:00 EDT Mission Complete: APL-Operated Midcourse Space Experiment Ends Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) After more than 12 years of successful operations and contributions to two diverse defense missions, the APL-built and -operated Midcourse Space Experiment (MSX) satellite is retiring. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/080716_2 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/080716_2 Wed, 16 Jul 2008 13:30:00 EDT New Findings Show Diverse, Wet Environments on Ancient Mars Jennifer.Huergo@jhuapl.edu (Jennifer Huergo) Mars once hosted vast lakes, flowing rivers and a variety of other wet environments that had the potential to support life, according to two new studies based on data from CRISM and other instruments on board NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The results of one study appear in the July 17, 2008 issue of the journal Nature. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/080716 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/080716 Wed, 16 Jul 2008 13:30:00 EDT Voyager 2 Finds Edge of Solar System more Complex than Predicted Jennifer.Huergo@jhuapl.edu (Jennifer Huergo) After more than 30 years in space, NASA’s Voyager 2 continues to make new discoveries and is upending our understanding of the processes at work at the very edges of the sun’s influence. The spacecraft has found that exotic particles from outside the solar system dominate the dynamics of this distant region, and that it is far more complex than had been predicted. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/080709 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/080709 Wed, 09 Jul 2008 10:32:00 EDT MESSENGER Settles Old Debates and Makes New Discoveries at Mercury Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) Scientists have argued about the origins of Mercury’s smooth plains and the source of its magnetic field for over 30 years. Now, analyses of data from the January 2008 flyby of the planet by the MESSENGER spacecraft have shown that volcanoes were involved in plains formation and suggest that its magnetic field is actively produced in the planet’s core and is not a frozen relic. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/080703 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/080703 Thu, 03 Jul 2008 09:38:00 EDT APL’s Jim McAdams Named AIAA Engineer of the Year Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) Jim McAdams of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md., was named the 2008 Engineer of the Year by the Baltimore Section, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). The award is presented to a member of the local chapter who has made a recent, significant contribution in the field of engineering. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/080620 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/080620 Fri, 20 Jun 2008 15:02:00 EDT Aspiring Engineers Come to Maryland for National MESA Competition Jennifer.Huergo@jhuapl.edu (Jennifer Huergo) Students from middle and high schools across the country are coming to Maryland to show off their engineering skills and compete in the 2008 MESA USA National Engineering Design Competition, June 19-22. MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement) is a K-12 program that prepares students for academic and professional careers in mathematics, engineering, science and technology. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/080618 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/080618 Wed, 18 Jun 2008 15:03:00 EDT APL Supports Dual-Target Tracking Exercise Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) Today, during the final phase of a 2-part Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense exercise designated as Flight Test Maritime-14 (FTM-14), an APL team, made up of Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) and Aegis Weapon System experts, supported two simulated SM-3 engagements against two separating targets launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/080613 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/080613 Fri, 13 Jun 2008 15:03:00 EDT APL Helps Enhance Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense Capability Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) During a 2-part, Hawaii-based Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) flight test today, APL’s Standard Missile experts helped test a new layer of defense being added to the Aegis BMD system that will provide sailors with more operational flexibility. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/080605 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/080605 Thu, 05 Jun 2008 13:30:00 EDT Andrew Cheng Named Chief Scientist for APL Space Department Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) Dr. Andrew Cheng has been appointed chief scientist for the Space Department at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Md. He now serves as the department’s external liaison for space science and will provide independent science advice and strategic vision to Lab and department leadership. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/080530 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/080530 Fri, 30 May 2008 13:30:00 EDT Storm Winds Blow in Jupiter’s Little Red Spot Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) Using data from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft and two telescopes at Earth, an international team of scientists has found that one of the solar system’s largest and newest storms — Jupiter’s Little Red Spot — has some of the highest wind speeds ever detected on any planet. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/080520 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/080520 Tue, 20 May 2008 09:57:00 EDT Conference to Grapple with Planet Definitions Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) Top scientists and educators will convene in Maryland this summer to explore a basic, but controversial, question: What is a planet? https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/080515 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/080515 Thu, 15 May 2008 13:30:00 EDT NASA Calls on APL to Send a Probe to the Sun Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory is sending a spacecraft closer to the sun than any probe has ever gone — and what it finds could revolutionize what we know about our star and the solar wind that influences everything in our solar systemthe Red Planet and join the science team analyzing data from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter mission. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/080501 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/080501 Thu, 01 May 2008 13:42:00 EDT Mercury Features Receive New Names Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) The International Astronomical Union (IAU) has approved new names for features on Mercury and agreed on a new theme for fossae on the planet. These newly christened features were discovered from images taken by the MESSENGER spacecraft during its first flyby of Mercury in January. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/080428 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/080428 Mon, 28 Apr 2008 11:08:00 EDT New Online Map Reveals Evidence of the Forces that Once Shaped Mars Jennifer.Huergo@jhuapl.edu (Jennifer Huergo) A new online map lets visitors explore Mars’ past through a collection of high-resolution observations from one of the most powerful spectrometers ever sent to the Red Planet. Evidence of ancient bodies of water, flowing rivers and groundwater peeks out from beneath layers of hardened magma and dust-testaments to Mars’ progression through wet, volcanic and dry eras. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/080421 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/080421 Mon, 21 Apr 2008 16:19:00 EDT Maryland Students to Celebrate Earth Day by Exploring Sun-Earth Connections at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab Jennifer.Huergo@jhuapl.edu (Jennifer Huergo) More than 100 Maryland middle school students will explore “Sun-Earth Connections” on Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22, during the latest “Space Academy” at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/080418b https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/080418b Fri, 18 Apr 2008 11:15:00 EDT Design Begins on Twin Probes that Will Study the Radiation Belts Jennifer.Huergo@jhuapl.edu (Jennifer Huergo) NASA will launch two identical probes into the radiation belts to provide unprecedented insight into the physical dynamics of near-Earth space, where violent space weather can affect astronauts, satellites and even ground-based technologies. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/080418 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/080418 Fri, 18 Apr 2008 11:12:00 EDT Hopkins APL Aeronautical Engineer Receives Missile Defense Agency Pioneer Award Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) Alvin Eaton, a former Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) associate director and current senior fellow working on special assignments for the Laboratory, was among a small group presented with the Missile Defense Agency’s Technology Pioneer Award for contributions to ballistic missile defense. The presentation, made by MDA Director Lt. Gen. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/080417 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/080417 Thu, 17 Apr 2008 11:20:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Names Inventions of the Year Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) A system to scope out suspicious computer use, an epidemic-identification program and super-thin batteries based on nanotubes are the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory’s Inventions of the Year. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/080416 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/080416 Wed, 16 Apr 2008 11:23:00 EDT High School Students Help Explore Mars through Innovative Program Jennifer.Huergo@jhuapl.edu (Jennifer Huergo) While most kids can only read about Mars exploration, four groups of high school students from around the country are getting the chance to plan observations of the Red Planet and join the science team analyzing data from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter mission. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/080328 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/080328 Fri, 28 Mar 2008 16:34:00 EDT Cassini Spacecraft Finds Ocean May Exist Beneath Titan’s Crust Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has discovered evidence that points to the existence of an underground ocean of water and ammonia on Saturn’s moon Titan. The findings made using radar measurements of Titan’s rotation will appear in the March 21 issue of the journal Science. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/080320 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/080320 Thu, 20 Mar 2008 15:05:00 EST Saturn’s Moon Rhea May Also Have Rings: APL-Built Imaging Instrument on NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft Detects Disk of Debris Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has found evidence of material orbiting Rhea, Saturn’s second largest moon. This finding is the first time rings may have been found around a moon. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/080306 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/080306 Thu, 06 Mar 2008 16:31:00 EST A Clear Vision: APL Licenses Eye Drops That Reduce Laser-Surgery ‘Haze’ Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) of Laurel, Md., has licensed a nationally and internationally patented formula for eye drops that could speed healing and prevent cloudiness after laser vision-correction surgery. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/080228 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/080228 Thu, 28 Feb 2008 15:05:00 EST APL Engineer Receives the 2008 Black Engineer of the Year Award for Outstanding Technical Contribution in Government Jennifer.Huergo@jhuapl.edu (Jennifer Huergo) Nancy Linton, a systems engineer at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md., has been awarded the 2008 Black Engineer of the Year Award for Outstanding Technical Contribution in Government. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/080227 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/080227 Wed, 27 Feb 2008 11:35:00 EST Titan’s Surface Organics Surpass Oil Reserves on Earth Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) Saturn’s orange moon Titan has hundreds of times more liquid hydrocarbons than all the known oil and natural gas reserves on Earth, according to new data from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. The hydrocarbons rain from the sky, collecting in vast deposits that form lakes and dunes. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/080213 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/080213 Wed, 13 Feb 2008 11:38:00 EST DARPA Gives APL-Led Revolutionizing Prosthetics 2009 Team Green Light for Phase 2 Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., has received a contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to complete development of a prosthetic arm that will be controlled, feel, look and perform like a natural limb. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/080204 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/080204 Mon, 04 Feb 2008 14:25:00 EST Surprises Stream back From Mercury’s MESSENGER Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) After a journey of more than 2.2 billion miles and three and a half years, NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft made its first flyby of Mercury just after 2 PM Eastern Standard Time on January 14, 2008. All seven scientific instruments worked flawlessly, producing a stream of surprises that is amazing and delighting the science team. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/080130 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/080130 Wed, 30 Jan 2008 13:01:00 EST MESSENGER Set for Historic Mercury Flyby Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) NASA will return to Mercury for the first time in almost 33 years on January 14, 2008, when the MESSENGER spacecraft makes its first flyby of the Sun’s closest neighbor, capturing images of large portions of the planet never before seen. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/080110 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/080110 Thu, 10 Jan 2008 09:57:00 EST Global Map Reveals Mineral Distribution on Mars Jennifer.Huergo@jhuapl.edu (Jennifer Huergo) Scientists are getting a clearer image of mineral distribution on the surface of Mars, thanks to the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM), one of six science instruments on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, currently circling the planet. More than 200 just-released “spectral maps” reveal the distribution of various minerals on the surface of Mars-the first installment of the Global Mars Map, which will eventually cover the entire planet. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/071219 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/071219 Wed, 19 Dec 2007 16:13:00 EST Historic Test Off Hawaii’s Coast Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) Japan, the first U.S. ally to procure an Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense weapon system and several Standard Missile-3s (SM-3), successfully conducted its first flight test today from the Hawaii-based Pacific Missile Range Facility, intercepting a target using an SM-3 fired from the Japanese destroyer JS Kongo (DDG 173). Behind the scenes of this historic flight test, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) performed a wide range of activities, as the Aegis BMD program’s technical direction agent, that contributed to the event’s success. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/071217 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/071217 Mon, 17 Dec 2007 14:22:00 EST Cassini Captures Best View Yet Of Saturn’s Ring Currents Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) Scientists have gotten their best “look” ever at the invisible ring of energetic ions trapped in Saturn’s giant magnetic field, finding that it is asymmetric and dynamic, unlike similar rings that appear around Earth. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/071212 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/071212 Wed, 12 Dec 2007 08:38:00 EST APL Researchers Zoom In on Heart of Mystery Comet Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) Using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, researchers from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) have probed the bright core of Comet 17P/Holmes, which, to the delight of sky watchers, mysteriously brightened by nearly a millionfold in a 24-hour period beginning Oct. 23, 2007. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/071115 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/071115 Thu, 15 Nov 2007 15:17:00 EST New Aerial Technology For Homeland Security Unveiled By State, Federal, And University Partners Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) (Middle River, MD) Maryland State Police Superintendent Colonel Terrence B. Sheridan was joined today by officials from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) to unveil a new aerial technology system. Developed in Maryland, this technology, known as the Critical Infrastructure Inspection Management System (CIIMS), will enable State Police flight crews to check important structures and locations from the air. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/071030 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/071030 Tue, 30 Oct 2007 11:00:00 EST Revolutionizing Prosthetics 2009 Team Receives Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Award Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) The Revolutionizing Prosthetics 2009 team — an international collaboration led by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md. — was honored with a Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Award at a ceremony Oct. 10, at the Hearst Tower in New York. The awards recognize innovators who improve lives and expand possibilities in the realms of science, technology, engineering and exploration. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/071012 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/071012 Fri, 12 Oct 2007 16:12:00 EST APL Astronomer Spies Conditions ‘Just Right’ for Building an Earth Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) An Earth-like planet is likely forming 424 light-years away in a star system called HD 113766, say astronomers using NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/071003 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/071003 Wed, 03 Oct 2007 09:00:00 EDT APL, European Scientists Glean Turbulent Lessons From Titan Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) Ever spilled your drink on an airline because of turbulence? Researchers on both sides of the Atlantic are finding new ways to understand the phenomenon-both in Earth’s atmosphere and in that of Saturn’s moon Titan, aided by data gathered from the Cassini-Huygens probe. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/070828 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/070828 Tue, 28 Aug 2007 13:40:00 EDT APL-Developed Automated Signaling Device Could Indicate Boats in Distress Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) Boaters may soon have a new safety device to carry aboard their vessels-the Automated Integrated Distress Device (AIDD), invented by George Borlase, a mechanical engineer with The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), in Laurel, Md. Should mariners get into trouble, the device would automatically fire flares and flash a strobe to alert boaters within an 8-mile radius that help is needed. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/070823 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/070823 Thu, 23 Aug 2007 10:01:00 EDT APL’s Glen Fountain Earns AIAA von Braun Award For Space Program Management Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) Glen H. Fountain, of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md., has won the 2007 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics von Braun Award for Excellence in Space Program Management. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/070801 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/070801 Wed, 01 Aug 2007 11:13:00 EDT Applied Physics Lab Pioneer Receives National Medal of Science Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) Dr. Ralph Alpher, a physicist who conducted critical research that lead to the Big Bang theory while at the fledgling Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md., has received the National Medal of Science-the nation’s highest science honor-for his unprecedented work in nucleosynthesis, the prediction that universe expansion leaves radiation, and the model for the Big Bang theory. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/070723 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/070723 Mon, 23 Jul 2007 15:49:00 EDT Scientists Find Comet’s Chemistry Is Same Inside and Out Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) Scientists who got an unprecedented look at a disintegrating comet were surprised to find the comet’s chemistry was consistent throughout — in contrast to popular ideas that a comet’s outside is chemically different than its inside. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/070719 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/070719 Thu, 19 Jul 2007 15:37:00 EDT APL: A Technical Lead in Ballistic Missile Defense Flight Test Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) The Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense Program accomplished its ninth successful intercept of 11 attempts for the program, on June 22, as the Navy and Missile Defense Agency successfully conducted Flight Test Maritime-12 (FTM-12) from the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) in Hawaii. As part of its role as the Aegis BMD program’s Technical Direction Agent, the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), in Laurel, Md., assisted in the planning and execution of the flight test. Additionally, the Lab provided a close-up look at intercept via the third APL-developed sensor platform flown on a medium-range target vehicle. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/070623 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/070623 Sat, 23 Jun 2007 12:51:00 EDT JHU Applied Physics Laboratory Opens Huntsville Field Office to Support Missile Defense Agency Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) With the majority of the Missile Defense Agency’s (MDA) programs and technical work relocating to Huntsville, Ala., the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) has opened a new field office there to better support MDA in its mission to develop, test and deploy an integrated ballistic missile defense system. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/070516b https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/070516b Wed, 16 May 2007 12:51:00 EDT Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Space Scientist Honored as AIAA Fellow Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) Dr. Stamatios M. (Tom) Krimigis, head emeritus of the Space Department at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), in Laurel, Md., has been named a 2007 Fellow by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/070516 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/070516 Wed, 16 May 2007 12:45:00 EDT Maryland Students to Learn About Exploring Pluto in May 4 ‘Space Academy’ Event at APL Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) More than 100 Maryland middle school students will get a close-up look at NASA’s first voyage to Pluto when they visit the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel for Space Academy: Mission to Pluto on Friday, May 4, starting at 9:20 a.m. EDT. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/070501 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/070501 Tue, 01 May 2007 09:30:00 EDT APL: Player in Hawaii-based Ballistic Missile Defense Flight Test Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) Today, at the Hawaii-based Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF), the Navy and Missile Defense Agency successfully conducted Flight Test Maritime-11 (FTM-11) Event 4, an exercise involving the first simultaneous engagements of ballistic missile and anti-air warfare targets using ship-based guided missiles, specifically the SM-3 Block IA and SM-2 Block IIIA. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/070426b https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/070426b Thu, 26 Apr 2007 18:00:00 EDT Revolutionizing Prosthetics 2009 Team Delivers First DARPA Limb Prototype Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) An international team led by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., has developed a prototype of the first fully integrated prosthetic arm that can be controlled naturally, provide sensory feedback and allows for eight degrees of freedom-a level of control far beyond the current state of the art for prosthetic limbs. Proto 1, developed for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Revolutionizing Prosthetics Program, is a complete limb system that also includes a virtual environment used for patient training, clinical configuration, and to record limb movements and control signals during clinical investigations. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/070426 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/070426 Thu, 26 Apr 2007 15:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Names Inventions of the Year Jennifer.Huergo@jhuapl.edu (Jennifer Huergo) A device to detect and stop electrical fires, a DNA-sensor for spotting dangerous pathogens and a method for making flexible microelectronics were announced tonight as the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory’s (APL) Inventions of the Year. The annual awards event, held on the APL campus in Laurel, Md., showcased technologies submitted in 2006 that were developed by APL staff members. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/070417 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/070417 Tue, 17 Apr 2007 18:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory to Salute Top Inventions, Inventors at April 17 Event Jennifer.Huergo@jhuapl.edu (Jennifer Huergo) The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., will honor 190 inventors and announce its top inventions for 2006 at its eighth annual Invention of the Year ceremony on Tuesday, April 17, from 5-7 p.m. in APL’s Kossiakoff Center. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/070411 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/070411 Wed, 11 Apr 2007 16:20:00 EDT APL-operated Spacecraft Recognized by Missile Defense Agency’s Technology Pioneer Award Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) Former Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) staff member Max Peterson was among a small group presented with the Missile Defense Agency’s Technology Pioneer Award for his contributions to the Midcourse Space Experiment (MSX) program. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/070404 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/070404 Wed, 04 Apr 2007 15:30:20 EDT Hopkins Applied Physics Lab Breaks Ground for Largest Building Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., welcomed Howard County officials and representatives from the construction industry on March 9 to break ground for what will be the Laboratory’s largest building. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/070309b https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/070309b Fri, 09 Mar 2007 14:17:20 EDT APL-Built Microscopic Instrument Launched Aboard Air Force Academy Satellite Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) Researchers from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), in Laurel, Md., in conjunction with scientists from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and the U.S. Air Force Academy, have developed a tiny analyzer to study depletions of plasma (known as plasma bubbles) in the ionosphere, a phenomenon that can disrupt satellite communications. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/070309 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/070309 Fri, 09 Mar 2007 13:00:00 EDT Pluto-Bound New Horizons Spacecraft Gets a Boost From Jupiter Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) Pluto-Bound New Horizons Spacecraft Gets a Boost from Jupiter. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/070228 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/070228 Wed, 28 Feb 2007 13:00:00 EDT APL, SAIS to Host 2nd Annual Symposium On Meeting the Unrestricted Warfare Threat Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) The Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) and Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies are sponsoring a symposium on Meeting the Unrestricted Warfare Threat. The event is scheduled for March 20-21, 2007, and will be held at APL’s Kossiakoff Center in Laurel, Md. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/070221 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/070221 Wed, 21 Feb 2007 13:00:00 EDT APL Licenses Arc-Fault Detection Technology Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), Laurel, Md., has licensed technology to prevent dangerous and destructive electrical fires to DRS Technologies’ Training and Control Systems unit in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/070219 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/070219 Mon, 19 Feb 2007 13:00:00 EDT APL’s Paul Spudis to Discuss a Return to the Moon at the AAAS 2007 Annual Meeting Jennifer.Huergo@jhuapl.edu (Jennifer Huergo) Dr. P. Spudis of The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), Laurel, Md., will participate in the symposium “Destination Moon : Scientific Discovery and Exploration” on Feb. 17 at the American Association for the Advancement of Science 2007 Annual Meeting in San Francisco. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/070216 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/070216 Fri, 16 Feb 2007 13:00:00 EDT Space Technology Benefits Medical Community Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) A small group of APL researchers, in collaboration with physicians from the Johns Hopkins Scleroderma Center in Baltimore, developed and recently completed initial trials for a miniature device to help physicians characterize Raynaud’s disease and measure treatment effectiveness. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/070131 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/070131 Wed, 31 Jan 2007 13:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Celebrates Black History Month Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) The public is invited to a series of Black History Month events at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md. The calendar includes films, musical performances, and talks focusing on education and the contributions of minorities to science and engineering. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/070124 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/070124 Wed, 24 Jan 2007 13:00:00 EDT Twin APL-Built Spacecraft Swing Past Moon, Preparing for 3-D Solar Studies Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) NASA’s twin STEREO (Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory) spacecraft, built and operated by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), in Laurel, Md., completed a series of complex maneuvers Sunday to position the spacecraft in their mission orbits. The spacecraft will be in position to produce the first 3-D images of the sun by April. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/070123 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/070123 Tue, 23 Jan 2007 13:00:00 EDT Zooming to Pluto, APL-Built New Horizons Spacecraft Closes in on Jupiter Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) Just a year after it was dispatched on the first mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt, the APL-built New Horizons spacecraft is on the doorstep of the solar system’s largest planet — about to swing past Jupiter and pick up even more speed on its voyage toward the unexplored regions of the planetary frontier. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/070118 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/070118 Thu, 18 Jan 2007 13:00:00 EDT NASA Briefing to Preview Jupiter Flyby of APL-Managed Pluto Mission Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) NASA will host a news briefing at 1 p.m. EST, Thursday, Jan. 18, to preview the flight of the APL-built New Horizons spacecraft through the Jupiter system. The briefing will take place in the NASA Headquarters auditorium, 300 E St., S.W., Washington. The briefing will air live on NASA Television and streamed at www.nasa.gov. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/070111 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/070111 Thu, 11 Jan 2007 13:00:00 EDT Researchers Identify Driver for Near-Earth Space Weather Jennifer.Huergo@jhuapl.edu (Jennifer Huergo) New findings indicate that the aurora and other near-Earth space weather are driven by the rate at which the Earth’s and Sun’s magnetic fields connect, or merge, and not by the solar wind’s electric field as was previously assumed. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/061208b https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/061208b Fri, 8 Dec 2006 13:00:00 EDT Several AGU Sessions Showcase Mission Accomplishments Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) NASA’s TIMED (Thermosphere, Ionosphere, Mesosphere Energetics and Dynamics) mission, operated by The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), celebrated its 5th launch anniversary on Dec. 7, 2006, and its many contributions enabling a greater understanding of Earth’s upper atmosphere. Several sessions at the fall 2006 American Geophysical Union conference in San Francisco, Calif., Dec. 11-15, are showcasing TIMED observations and how this mission, in coordination with a network of space- and ground-based systems, has provided the first view of the mesosphere, ionosphere and thermosphere as a coupled system throughout a range of solar activity levels. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/061208 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/061208 Fri, 8 Dec 2006 13:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Opens CDC-Funded Center in Public Health Informatics Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md., has received a $4-million, three-year grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to establish a Center for Excellence in Public Health Informatics. APL’s Center will be one of five funded by CDC to conduct research leading to major scientific advances in public health informatics. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/061201 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/061201 Fri, 1 Dec 2006 13:00:00 EDT APL Awarded Air Force Space-Sensor Contract Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), in Laurel, Md., has been awarded a contract for initial design work on the Lightweight Electro-Optical Space Sensor (LEOSS) program, managed by the Air Force Research Laboratory at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/061108 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/061108 Wed, 8 Nov 2006 13:00:00 EDT Engineer at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Makes Scientific American’s Annual Top 50 List Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) ;Dr. “Tag” Cutchis, a senior engineer at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., has been named to the “Scientific American” the magazine’s annual list of leaders in science and technology that will appear in its December issue. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/061106 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/061106 Mon, 6 Nov 2006 13:00:00 EDT Ms. Kristin Gray Named Head of APL’s Technology Transfer Office Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) Ms. Kristin Gray is the new head of the Office of Technology Transfer at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), in Laurel, Md. She succeeds Mr. Wayne Swann, the office’s first director, who recently stepped down in preparation for retirement early next year https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/061101 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/061101 Wed, 1 Nov 2006 13:00:00 EDT Twin APL-Built, Solar-Studying Spacecraft Successfully Launched Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) NASA’s STEREO (Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory) spacecraft — en route as the first mission to capture the sun in 3-D — successfully launched tonight aboard a single Delta II vehicle from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., at 8:52 p.m. EDT. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/061025 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/061025 Wed, 25 Oct 2006 13:00:00 EDT NASA Orbiter Reveals New Details of Mars, Young and Old Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) During its first week of observations from low orbit, NASA’s newest Mars spacecraft is already revealing new clues about both recent and ancient environments on the red planet. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/061016 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/061016 Mon, 16 Oct 2006 13:00:00 EDT Lisa Blodgett Sets Priorities for Undersea Warfare Business Area at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) Three months into her tenure as the Undersea Warfare Business Area executive at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., Lisa Blodgett has announced her immediate program priorities. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/061005b https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/061005b Thu, 5 Oct 2006 13:00:00 EDT Tim Collins to Lead Precision Engagement Business Area at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., has named Timothy J. Collins the Precision Engagement Business Area Executive. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/061005 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/061005 Thu, 5 Oct 2006 13:00:00 EDT NASA Awards Research, Development and Engineering Contract to the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) NASA and The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), Laurel, Md., have entered into a five-year contract that allows the Laboratory to provide research, development and engineering support to the agency, up to a ceiling of $750 million. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/061003 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/061003 Tue, 3 Oct 2006 13:00:00 EDT APL-Built Mineral-Mapping Imager Begins Mission at Mars With Cover Removed, CRISM Set to Take First Images Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) The most powerful mineral-mapper ever sent to Mars has opened its protective cover and is about to begin its search for hints of past water on the red planet. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/060927 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/060927 Wed, 27 Sep 2006 13:00:00 EDT FDA Approves Use of APL-Developed Bone Density Technology Clearance Could Pave the Way for Development, Tech Transfer of 3-D Scanners Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) The Food and Drug Administration has granted 510K marketing clearance for the incorporation of bone health analysis software developed by The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), in Laurel, Md., for use in a commercially developed bone scanner. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/060912_2 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/060912_2 Tue, 12 Sep 2006 13:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Licenses Security System that Instantly Identifies, Tracks Gunshot Incidents Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., has signed a licensing agreement with Planning Systems Incorporated (PSI) of Reston, Va., granting the company rights to APL’s patented concept for a gunshot digital imaging system. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/060912_1 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/060912_1 Tue, 12 Sep 2006 13:00:00 EDT Robert Strain to Head Space Department at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., has named Robert D. Strain to head its Space Department. He will lead APL’s second-largest department, with nearly 600 specialists tackling some of NASA’s and the military’s toughest space science and systems engineering challenges. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/060824 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/060824 Thu, 24 Aug 2006 13:00:00 EDT Two APL-Built Spacecraft Set for Aug. 31 Launch STEREO Mission Will Soon Provide First 3-D Views of the Sun Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) Two nearly identical spacecraft, destined to capture the first-ever 3-D views of the sun, are scheduled for launch on Aug. 31 aboard a Delta II rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., at 3:12 p.m. or 4:20 p.m. EDT. The window extends through Sept. 4 with two launch opportunities daily. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/060817 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/060817 Thu, 17 Aug 2006 13:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Licenses Technology to Evaluate Air and Water Maryland Company Applying APL-Developed Technology to Homeland Security Efforts Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), in Laurel, Md., has signed an agreement with Link Plus Corporation, of Columbia, Md., granting it worldwide, exclusive rights to several of APL’s Molecularly Imprinted Polymer (MIP) technologies. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/060629 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/060629 Thu, 29 Jun 2006 13:00:00 EDT Ballistic Missile Defense Flight Test a Success APL Helps Navy, Missile Defense Agency Conduct Comprehensive Flight Test; Offers Close-Up View of Intercept Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) As Technical Direction Agent for the Aegis BMD program, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., played a key role in planning and executing yesterday’s successful flight test. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/060623 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/060623 Fri, 23 Jun 2006 13:00:00 EDT APL’s T. Adrian Hill Named AIAA Engineer of the Year Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) T. Adrian Hill, a software engineer from The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., was recently named Engineer of the Year by the Baltimore chapter of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/060623b https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/060623b Fri, 23 Jun 2006 13:00:00 EDT Pluto’s Two Small Moons Christened Nix and Hydra Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) The names Nix and Hydra have been approved for the two small satellites of Pluto discovered in May 2005. The International Astronomical Union (IAU), the internationally recognized authority for assigning designations to celestial bodies, approved the names this week. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/060622 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/060622 Thu, 22 Jun 2006 13:00:00 EDT Two APL-Built Instruments Observe Recent Total Solar Eclipse Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) Space scientists from The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), in Laurel, Md., got a first-hand look at what happens to Earth’s atmosphere when the sun was abruptly “turned off” during the March 29, 2006, total solar eclipse. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/060524b https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/060524b Wed, 24 May 2006 13:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Names Inventions of the Year Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) A device that will allow an amputee to control a prosthetic device with his brain, a mask that can detect an infectious disease before it spreads, a system that can predict the occurrence of dust storms, and a next-generation micro-sensor that can help satellites perform multiple measurements were announced tonight as The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory’s Inventions of the Year. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/060524d https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/060524d Wed, 24 May 2006 13:00:00 EDT Atmospheric Study Shows Similarities in Sun’s Effects on Earth and Mars Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) Despite differences in the chemical compositions and densities of Earth’s and Mars’ atmospheres we now have a definitive example showing that both planets’ atmospheres react similarly to varying levels of solar energy impacting them during the sun’s 25-day rotation says Elsayed Talaat, a space scientist with The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/060524c https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/060524c Wed, 24 May 2006 13:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory to Build NASA’s Radiation Belt Storm Probes Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) Part of NASA’s Living With a Star Program, the Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP) mission will determine how varying inputs of solar energy form or change populations of relativistic electrons and ions in the Earth’s radiation belts — the doughnut-shaped bands of charged particles trapped by Earth’s magnetic field that extend some 20,000 miles around our planet. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/060524 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/060524 Wed, 24 May 2006 13:00:00 EDT TAPL-Led TIMED Mission Extended for Second Time Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) Since its launch in 2001, NASA’s TIMED (Thermosphere, Ionosphere, Mesosphere Energetics and Dynamics) spacecraft, built and operated by The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., has been exploring one of Earth’s last atmospheric frontiers, collecting valuable data during various phases of the solar cycle. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/060522 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/060522 Mon, 22 May 2006 13:00:00 EDT Twin APL-Built Spacecraft Begin Launch Preparations in Florida Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) NASA’s nearly identical twin STEREO (Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory) spacecraft, designed and built by The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), in Laurel, Md., arrived today in Florida for final pre-launch testing and preparations. Once in orbit, the observatories will capture the first-ever 3-D “stereo” views of the sun and solar wind. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/060503 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/060503 Wed, 3 May 2006 13:00:00 EDT APL Researchers Use Hubble to Track Comet’s Spectacular Breakup Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) Astronomers from The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory lead a team using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope to capture extraordinary views of comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3, which is falling apart right before our eyes. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/060427 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/060427 Thu, 27 Apr 2006 13:00:00 EDT Applied Physics Lab Celebrates 10th Anniversary Of Midcourse Space Experiment Satellite Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) The MSX spacecraft was launched on April 24, 1996, from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, to gather vital data for the future design of space-based and ground-based missile defense systems. APL built the satellite for the Ballistic Defense Missile Organization (BMDO). It was the first system demonstration in space of technology to characterize ballistic missile signatures during the “midcourse” flight phase between booster burnout and missile reentry, and to collect data on the backgrounds against which targets are seen. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/060424 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/060424 Mon, 24 Apr 2006 13:00:00 EDT David V. Kalbaugh Receives Secretary of Defense Medal Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) Dr. David V. Kalbaugh, recently retired assistant director for Programs at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., has been awarded the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service for his many contributions to national defense. The award is the second-highest given by the Secretary of Defense to a private citizen. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/060419 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/060419 Wed, 19 Apr 2006 13:00:00 EDT Applied Physics Laboratory Among Recipients of Missile Defense Agency’s First Technology Pioneer Award Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) Six current and/or former staff members, of The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), in Laurel, Md., were recently presented the first-ever Technology Pioneer Award by the Missile Defense Agency. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/060405 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/060405 Wed, 5 Apr 2006 13:00:00 EDT Doshi to Head Research and Technology Development Center at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., has named Dr. Bharat T. Doshi to head its Research and Technology Development Center and Science and Technology Business Area https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/060324 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/060324 Fri, 24 Mar 2006 13:00:00 EDT Microscopic Radiator Flying on “Skin” of a NASA Spacecraft Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) A small team of researchers from The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., in conjunction with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), have developed a novel radiator so small its components are only visible under a microscope. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/060313 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/060313 Mon, 13 Mar 2006 13:00:00 EDT New Hubble Images Show Similar Colors for Pluto’s Moons Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) Using new Hubble Space Telescope observations, a research team led by Dr. Hal Weaver of The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory and Dr. Alan Stern of Southwest Research Institute has found that Pluto’s three moons are essentially the same color — boosting the theory that the Pluto system formed in a single, giant collision. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/060310 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/060310 Fri, 10 Mar 2006 13:00:00 EDT Researchers Describe Discovery of Pluto’s New Moons Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) In the Feb. 23 issue of the journal Nature, a team led by Dr. Hal Weaver of The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., describes its discovery of two new moons around Pluto — a finding that made the ninth planet the first Kuiper Belt object known to have multiple satellites. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/060222 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/060222 Wed, 22 Feb 2006 13:00:00 EDT APL to Lead Team Developing Revolutionary Prosthesis Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., has been awarded a $30.4 million contract to start the first phase of Revolutionizing Prosthetics 2009, a 4-year program that aims to develop a next-generation mechanical arm that mimics the properties and sensory perception of the real thing. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/060209 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/060209 Thu, 9 Feb 2006 13:00:00 EDT Hopkins APL Licenses Bone Health Analysis Technology Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), in Laurel, Md., has signed an agreement with Hologic, Inc., granting them exclusive, worldwide rights to the Lab’s bone health analysis technology. Hologic is a leading provider of diagnostic imaging and state-of-the-art digital imaging systems directed towards women’s health. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/060207 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/060207 Tue, 7 Feb 2006 13:00:00 EDT NASA’s New Horizons Mission Salutes Pluto’s Discoverer, born Feb. 4, 1906 Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) When the late American astronomer Clyde W. Tombaugh discovered planet Pluto 76 years ago this month, he opened the gateway to an unknown region of ancient, icy objects unlike any worlds in our solar system — and touched off a revolution in our understanding of Earth’s ever-expanding planetary neighborhood. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/060203 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/060203 Fri, 3 Feb 2006 13:00:00 EDT New Horizons Successfully Performs First Post-Launch Maneuvers Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has successfully carried out its first post-launch maneuvers, conducting two small thruster firings that slightly adjusted its path toward the outer solar system and the first close-up study of distant planet Pluto https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/060130 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/060130 Mon, 30 Jan 2006 13:00:00 EDT APL Licenses Molecularly Imprinted Polymer Portfolio Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) Start-up Company to Apply APL Technology to Remove Contaminants from Drinking Water. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/060126 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/060126 Thu, 26 Jan 2006 13:00:00 EDT NASA’s Pluto Mission Launched Toward New Horizons Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) New Horizons roared into the afternoon sky aboard a powerful Atlas V rocket at 2 p.m. EST. It separated from its solid-fuel kick motor 44 minutes, 53 seconds after launch, and mission controllers at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., where the spacecraft was designed and built, received the first radio signals from New Horizons a little more than five minutes later. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/060119 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/060119 Thu, 19 Jan 2006 13:00:00 EDT MESSENGER Engine Burn Puts Spacecraft on Track for Venus Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) At 6:30 a.m. (EST) today NASA’s Mercury-bound MESSENGER spacecraft successfully fired its large bipropellant thruster for the first time since launch, completing the first of several critical deep space maneuvers that will help the spacecraft reach Mercury orbit. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/051212 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/051212 Mon, 12 Dec 2005 13:00:00 EDT APL Provides a Unique View of Successful Intercept Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) The missile defense community got a unique, close-up view of yesterday’s successful Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) intercept test thanks to APL-developed sensors placed onboard the target missile. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/051118 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/051118 Fri, 18 Nov 2005 13:00:00 EDT APL Contributions Are Integral Part of Missile Defense Test Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) Today’s successful Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) intercept test was due, in part, to the critical engineering and technical direction provided by The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), in Laurel, Md. This milestone event was the first Aegis BMD engagement against a medium-range ballistic missile target with a separating warhead/reentry vehicle. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/051117 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/051117 Thu, 17 Nov 2005 13:00:00 EDT Coming Soon: The Sun in 3-D Twin APL-Built Solar Probes Shipped to NASA Goddard for Pre-launch Tests Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) The first spacecraft designed to capture 3-D “stereo” views of the sun and solar wind were shipped today from The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., to NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt, Md., for their next round of pre-launch tests. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/051109 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/051109 Wed, 9 Nov 2005 13:00:00 EDT Technology Contributors Selected to Develop Human Computer Interface Components for J-UCAS Common Operating System Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) In its role as the integrator/broker for the Joint Unmanned Combat Air Systems ( J-UCAS) Common Operating Systems (COS), The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel , Md. , has selected Raytheon Solipsys and Charles River Analytics to develop and evaluate software that will determine how people control and operate the J-UCAS COS. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/051031 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/051031 Mon, 31 Oct 2005 13:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory to Apply Space Research Expertise to Develop Deep Space Navigation Network Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) Scientists and engineers at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md., will be applying their expertise from more than 40-years of space research to help determine whether X-ray signals from celestial sources, such as stars and pulsars, can be used for satellite navigation in deep space. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/051024 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/051024 Mon, 24 Oct 2005 13:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Names Krill as Assistant Director for Programs Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) Jerry A. Krill of Ellicott City, Md., has been appointed Assistant Director for Programs at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Md., and in that capacity will oversee APL’s more than 400 programs. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/051013 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/051013 Thu, 13 Oct 2005 13:00:00 EDT Ralph Semmel to Head New Applied Information Sciences Department at the Johns Hopkins Applied PhysicsLab Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) Ralph Semmel, a widely-respected expert on database systems and artificial intelligence, will head the Applied Information Sciences Department, a new division at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., created to respond to the rapid evolution of information technology. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/051003b https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/051003b Mon, 3 Oct 2005 13:00:00 EDT John Sommerer Appointed Director of Science and Technology at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) John Sommerer is the first Director of Science and Technology to be appointed at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/051003 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/051003 Mon, 3 Oct 2005 13:00:00 EDT APL-Built Pluto Spacecraft Begins Launch Preparations Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft arrived at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Fla. , for fi nal preparations and testing for the probe’s decade-long journey. It will be the first spacecraft to visit Pluto and its moon, Charon. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/050926 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/050926 Mon, 26 Sep 2005 13:00:00 EDT APL Licenses Technology to Detect Explosives Maryland Company Applying APL-Developed Technology to Homeland Security Applications Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), in Laurel, Md., has signed an agreement with Link Plus Corporation, of Columbia, Md., granting worldwide, exclusive rights to its Molecularly Imprinted Polymer (MIP) explosives detection technology. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/050919 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/050919 Mon, 19 Sep 2005 13:00:00 EDT Movie Headlines MESSENGER Earth Flyby Gallery Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) The pictures from MESSENGER’s Aug. 2 flyby of Earth are in — and they are spectacular! The collection includes “natural” color and infrared views of North and South America; a peek at the Galapagos Islands through a break in the clouds; and a movie of the rotating Earth, taken as MESSENGER sped away from its home planet. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/050826 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/050826 Fri, 26 Aug 2005 13:00:00 EDT Powerful Mineral Mapper Headed to Mars APL-Built Spectrometer on NASA’s Latest Mission to the Red Planet Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) With today’s launch of NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars — or CRISM — joins the set of high-tech detectives seeking traces of water on the red planet. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/050812 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/050812 Fri, 12 Aug 2005 13:00:00 EDT Alexander Kossiakoff, Guided Missile Pioneer and Former Director of The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Dies at 91 Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) Dr. Alexander Kossiakoff, Chief Scientist, former Director of The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Md., and pioneer in solid propellant rocket technology, who guided the development of the Navy’s first guided missile systems, died August 6 from heart failure. He was 91. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/050808 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/050808 Mon, 8 Aug 2005 13:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Opens Norfolk Office To Support Joint Forces Command Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) A new field office for The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has now opened in Norfolk to support the U.S. Joint Forces Command (JFCOM) in its mission to better integrate the war fighting capabilities of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/050711 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/050711 Mon, 11 Jul 2005 13:00:00 EDT Conrad J. Grant Heads Air Defense Systems Department at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) Mr. Grant oversees the largest APL department, with more than 600 specialists tackling some of the military’s most critical technical and complex systems engineering challenges in areas ranging from ballistic missile defense to advanced radar development and satellite-aided sensor network technology. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/050706 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/050706 Wed, 6 Jul 2005 13:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Employee Receives Navy’s Highest Civilian Honor Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) In a June 29 ceremony held at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), in Laurel, Md., air defense expert Richard Constantine was presented the Navy Distinguished Public Service Award, the Navy’s highest civilian honor. Rear Adm. Kathleen Paige, program director for Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense, presented a medal and citation to Mr. Constantine on behalf of the Navy. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/050630 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/050630 Thu, 30 Jun 2005 13:00:00 EDT Navy’s Highest Civilian Honor Bestowed upon Two Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Employees Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) William Zinger and Edward Lee, of The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), in Laurel, Md., recently received the Navy Distinguished Public Service Award, the Navy’s highest civilian honor. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/050624 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/050624 Fri, 24 Jun 2005 13:00:00 EDT Journey Begins for NASA’s New Horizons Probe Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) The first spacecraft designed to study Pluto, the solar system’s farthest planet, took the first steps on a long journey today when it was shipped from The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md. — where it was designed and built — to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., for its next round of pre-launch tests. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/050613 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/050613 Mon, 13 Jun 2005 13:00:00 EDT MESSENGER Peeks at Earth Mercury-Bound NASA Probe Snaps First Approach Shots Before August Flyby Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) NASA’s Mercury-bound MESSENGER spacecraft — less than three months from an Earth flyby that will slingshot it toward the inner solar system — successfully tested its main camera by snapping distant approach shots of Earth and the Moon. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/050531 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/050531 Tue, 31 May 2005 13:00:00 EDT Regional Public Health Officials Simulate Bioterrorist Attack To Test APL-Developed Disease Surveillance System Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) Public health officials from the District of Columbia, Maryland and the Commonwealth of Virginia gathered today at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., to demonstrate the utility of the National Capital Region (NCR) Disease Surveillance Network. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/050427 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/050427 Wed, 27 Apr 2005 13:00:00 EDT Larry J. Crawford Heads Space Department at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) Dr. Larry J. Crawford is the new head of the Space Department at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Md. He succeeds Dr. Michael D. Griffin, who was appointed as NASA administrator earlier this month. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/050425 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/050425 Mon, 25 Apr 2005 13:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Names Inventions of the Year Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) A system that helps the body absorb drugs more effectively, technology that immerses viewers in 3-D displays, and laser beams that enhance the security of optical communications were announced tonight at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory’s Inventions of the Year. The annual awards event showcased technologies submitted in 2004 that were developed by APL staff members. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/050421 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/050421 Thu, 21 Apr 2005 13:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory To Announce Top Inventions, Inventors at April 21 Event Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) Lab inventors registered 135 invention disclosures in 2004 with APL’s Office of Technology Transfer in subject areas ranging from biomedical applications to space innovations to communications and military enhancements. An independent, outside review panel has selected a winning invention from each of three categories — Physical Science, Information Science and Innovative Contribution to the Military, with the third being a new category this year. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/050418 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/050418 Mon, 18 Apr 2005 13:00:00 EDT Wells Appointed General Counsel for Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) Jacqueline Wells was recently appointed General Counsel for The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md. In that capacity, Wells serves as chief legal advisor to the Lab and its senior leadership and heads the Lab’s Office of Legal Counsel. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/050415a https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/050415a Fri, 15 Apr 2005 13:00:00 EDT Langhauser Appointed Chief Financial Officer at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) Nicholas J. Langhauser is the new Chief Financial Officer and head of the Business Services Department (BSD) at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Md. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/050415b https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/050415b Fri, 15 Apr 2005 13:00:00 EDT Cassini Captures First-Ever Photographs of Saturn’s Radiation Belts Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) Using an innovative camera on NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, scientists have captured images of a radiation belt inside the rings of Saturn and have the clearest picture yet of the planet’s giant magnetosphere, according to a mid-year report of the spacecraft published today in the journal Science. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/050225 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/050225 Fri, 25 Feb 2005 13:00:00 EDT APL Contributions Aid Missile Defense Flight Test Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) Today’s successful Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) intercept test was due, in part, to the critical engineering and technical direction provided by The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), in Laurel, Md. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/050224 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/050224 Thu, 24 Feb 2005 13:00:00 EDT APL Licenses Computerized Heart Sound Analysis Techniques Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), Laurel, Md., has signed an exclusive agreement with Zargis Medical Corp., of Princeton, N.J., to license computer-assisted heart sound analysis technology developed jointly by researchers at APL and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Md. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/050127 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/050127 Thu, 27 Jan 2005 13:00:00 EDT Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Space Scientist Honored as AAAS Fellow; Homeric Award Recipient Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) Dr. Stamatios M. (Tom) Krimigis, head emeritus of the Space Department at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Md., has been named a “fellow” of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/050118 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/050118 Tue, 18 Jan 2005 13:00:00 EDT APL Chief Scientist Receives Johns Hopkins University President’s Medal Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) Dr. Alexander Kossiakoff, chief scientist and a former director of The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), in Laurel, Md., joins Secretary of State Colin Powell as the 2004 recipients of the distinguished JHU President’s Medal. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/041130 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/041130 Tue, 30 Nov 2004 13:00:00 EDT Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Startup Company Transforms 3-D Imaging Technology Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) A new startup company has emerged from The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md., with a product that processes millions of data points recorded from airborne and ground-based devices — in real time — and turns them into lifelike 3-D graphics that can be used by standard personal computers, saving hours of processing time and millions in budgets for civilian and government users. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/041025 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/041025 Mon, 25 Oct 2004 13:00:00 EDT Area Students Attended Space Academy at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) More than 100 Maryland middle school students discovered how and why scientists will take the first-ever 3-D images of the sun using two nearly identical spacecraft when they met with engineers at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) during Space Academy: STEREO Mission on Thursday, Oct. 21. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/041021 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/041021 Fri, 22 Oct 2004 13:00:00 EDT Mercury-Bound MESSENGER Launches From Cape Canaveral NASA Spacecraft to Conduct First Study of Innermost Planet From Orbit Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) NASA’s MESSENGER — set to become the first spacecraft to orbit the planet Mercury — launched today at 2:15:56 a.m. EDT aboard a Boeing Delta II rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/040803 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/040803 Tue, 3 Aug 2004 13:00:00 EDT NASA Sending a MESSENGER to Mercury Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) NASA’s first trip to Mercury in 30 years — and the closest look ever at the innermost planet — starts in August with the predawn launch of the MESSENGER spacecraft from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/040715 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/040715 Thu, 15 Jul 2004 13:00:00 EDT APL Imager Aims at Saturn’s Space Environment Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) As NASA’s Cassini-Huygens spacecraft begins its four-year orbital tour of the Saturn system, mission scientists will use an innovative imaging device to deliver the most detailed look yet at the relationship between the Sun, the giant ringed planet and the diverse collection of moons looping around it. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/040630 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/040630 Wed, 30 Jun 2004 13:00:00 EDT APL’s Robin Vaughan Named AIAA Engineer of the Year Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) Robin Vaughan, an aerospace engineer with The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md., has been named Engineer of the Year by the Baltimore chapter of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/040629 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/040629 Tue, 29 Jun 2004 13:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins Researcher Sees Hurricanes as Catalyst for Ocean Plant Growth Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) Hurricanes that wreak havoc on humans are now believed to nurture the growth of tiny phytoplankton — microscopic vegetation that float on the ocean surface gobbling up harmful carbon dioxide. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/040617 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/040617 Thu, 17 Jun 2004 13:00:00 EDT APL Space Physicist Edmond Roelof Elected Fellow of the American Geophysical Union Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) Edmond Roelof, a space physicist with The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md., has been elected a 2004 Fellow of the American Geophysical Union. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/040607 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/040607 Mon, 7 Jun 2004 13:00:00 EDT NSBRI Funds Two Biomedical Projects at Johns Hopkins APL Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) The National Space Biomedical Research Institute, Houston, has approved funding for two biomedical projects at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md. The projects — two of 48 selected from 111 proposals — will continue the Institute’s research to resolve the health and medical challenges related to long-duration space missions. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/040603 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/040603 Thu, 3 Jun 2004 13:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Opens New Jersey Office Work to Focus on Army Communications/Information Security Programs Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) APL, based in Laurel, Md., will provide on-site technical support to communications and information security projects designed to advance the Army’s large-scale restructuring of its telecommunication infrastructure. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/040505 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/040505 Wed, 5 May 2004 13:00:00 EDT APL Hosts Student Robotic Competition on Space Day Media Invited to Attend May 6, Educational Event Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) Nearly 400 middle school students from 22 schools across Maryland will compete in the fourth annual TEAMS (Technology Education Alliance with Middle Schools) science and technology competition May 6 at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/040427 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/040427 Tue, 27 Apr 2004 13:00:00 EDT National Capital Region Launches Area Disease Reporting Network Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) Representatives from the National Capital Region — including the District of Columbia and counties in the State of Maryland and the Commonwealth of Virginia — met today at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., to kick off the NCR Disease Surveillance Network project. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/040422 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/040422 Thu, 22 Apr 2004 13:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Names Its Inventions of the Year Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) A high-tech neutralization system that foils airborne pathogens, tough-but-flexible body armor and a more efficient quantum computing method are The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory’s top inventions for 2003, announced tonight during APL’s fifth annual Invention of the Year ceremony in Laurel, Md. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/040420 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/040420 Tue, 20 Apr 2004 13:00:00 EDT Michael Griffin Heads Space Department at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) Dr. Michael D. Griffin is the new head of the Space Department at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Md. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/040419 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/040419 Mon, 19 Apr 2004 13:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory To Name Top Inventions Inventors on April 20 Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md., will honor 220 inventors and announce its top inventions for 2003 at its fifth annual Invention of the Year ceremony on Tuesday, April 20, from 5-7 p.m. in APL’s Kossiakoff Center. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/040414 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/040414 Wed, 14 Apr 2004 13:00:00 EDT APL Director Richard T. Roca Named to Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) The U. S. Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology division has announced the appointment of Dr. Richard T. Roca, director of The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md., to serve on the Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee (HSSTAC). He is among 19 prominent individuals named to the Committee on Feb. 26. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/040312 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/040312 Fri, 12 Mar 2004 13:00:00 EDT MESSENGER Ships to the Cape Paulette.Campbell@jhuapl.edu (Paulette Campbell) Secured in an air-conditioned moving van, MESSENGER set out from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt on March 9 and reached Kennedy Space Center/Cape Canaveral Air Force Station the next day. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/040309 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/040309 Tue, 9 Mar 2004 13:00:00 EDT Space Weather Forecasts Favorable March 5 Student Space Academy Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) More than 100 Maryland middle school students will discover how weather in space affects life on Earth and what creates brilliant light shows in the sky (auroras) when they meet with scientists at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) during Space Academy: Space Weather on Friday, March 5, starting at 9:30 a.m. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/040301 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/040301 Mon, 1 Mar 2004 13:00:00 EDT The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Names Russell Gingras Chief of Staff Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) Russell E. Gingras is the new chief of staff at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), Laurel Md. Gingras serves as chief advisor to the Laboratory’s director, Richard T. Roca, and assumes responsibility for many administrative tasks involving Laboratory management, sponsors and university business. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/040202 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/040202 Mon, 2 Feb 2004 13:00:00 EDT Ronald Luman to Head Joint Warfare Analysis Department at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) Ronald R. Luman has been appointed head of the Joint Warfare Analysis Department, which evaluates joint warfare systems and forces, at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/040202a https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/040202a Mon, 2 Feb 2004 13:00:00 EDT MESSENGER Shipped to Goddard for Prelaunch Testing NASA’s First Mercury Orbiter Mission Marks a Milestone to May 2004 Launch Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) MESSENGER was shipped today from The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md. — where it was designed and built — to the environmental testing facilities at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/031219 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/031219 Fri, 19 Dec 2003 13:00:00 EDT APL Plays Key Role in Successful Missile Defense Flight Test Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), in Laurel, Md., played a key role in today’s successful intercept test, Flight Mission-6 — the latest in a continuing flight test series conducted by the Missile Defense Agency and U.S. Navy — to develop a sea-based Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) System. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/031211 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/031211 Thu, 11 Dec 2003 13:00:00 EDT TIMED Records Impact of Record-Setting Solar Flares Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) During the past few months, our planet has been subjected to some of the largest geomagnetic storms on record, and the TIMED (Thermosphere, Ionosphere, Mesosphere, Energetics and Dynamics) spacecraft — built and operated by The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) for NASA — has recorded the impact of these storms on our atmosphere. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/031201 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/031201 Mon, 1 Dec 2003 13:00:00 EDT Voyager 1 Approaches Solar System’s Outer Limits Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) More than 25 years after leaving home, NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft reached a key checkpoint on its historic journey toward interstellar space. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/031105 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/031105 Wed, 5 Nov 2003 13:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Named Howard County “Business of the Year” Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) The Howard County Chamber of Commerce has selected The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory as its Business of the Year for 2003. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/031030 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/031030 Thu, 30 Oct 2003 13:00:00 EDT Washingtonian Magazine Selects Johns Hopkins APL as a Great Place to Work Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) Laboratory Director Richard T. Roca says it’s an honor to be chosen. We knew we were a good place to work but it’s still a thrill to be named as one of the best, especially when you consider the vast number of businesses and institutions in the Washington area. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/031024 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/031024 Fri, 24 Oct 2003 13:00:00 EDT Maryland Students to Get an Inside Look at NASA’s First Mercury Orbiter Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) More than 100 Maryland middle school students will get a close-up look at the first satellite designed to orbit the planet Mercury when they visit The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) for Space Academy: MESSENGER Mission on Friday, Oct. 10, starting at 9:30 a.m. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/031007 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/031007 Tue, 7 Oct 2003 13:00:00 EDT Bill LaPlante to Head Strategic Systems Department at Johns Hopkins APL Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) Bill LaPlante has been appointed head of the Strategic Systems Department at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/031003 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/031003 Fri, 3 Oct 2003 13:00:00 EDT Global Study of Atmospheric Frontier Continues NASA’s TIMED Mission Extended for Future Studies Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) For nearly two years, NASA’s TIMED (Thermosphere, Ionosphere, Mesosphere, Energetics and Dynamics) spacecraft has made great strides in its exploration of one of Earth’s last atmospheric frontiers during a time when the sun’s activity has been near the peak of its 11-year cycle. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/031001 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/031001 Wed, 1 Oct 2003 13:00:00 EDT Demonstrations Show Satellites Extend Range of DoD Sensor Network Technology Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) The tests were conducted jointly by APL and Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, Sunnyvale, Calif., under the CEC space applications project funded by the Missile Defense Agency and managed by Naval Sea Systems Command. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/030930 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/030930 Tue, 30 Sep 2003 13:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Creates System to Detect Digital Video Tampering Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., has opened the door to using reliable digital video as evidence in court by developing a system that identifies an attempt to alter digital video evidence. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/030926 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/030926 Fri, 26 Sep 2003 13:00:00 EDT APL Researcher Assists Rosetta Comet Mission Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) Using his experience with comets and NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, Dr. Harold Weaver, of The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, played a key role in preparing the European Space Agency’s Rosetta comet-study mission for its new target. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/030905 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/030905 Fri, 5 Sep 2003 13:00:00 EDT Harry Charles to Head Tech Services Department at Johns Hopkins APL Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) Harry Charles has been named to head the Technical Services Department at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md., after serving as assistant department head for engineering for the past seven years. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/030903 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/030903 Wed, 3 Sep 2003 13:00:00 EDT New Communication Technologies to be Showcased at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) What’s new in communication technologies — from wireless to fiber optics to quantum computing — will be demonstrated Thursday, Sept. 4 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), Laurel, Md. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/030902 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/030902 Tue, 2 Sep 2003 13:00:00 EDT CEC Prototypes Delivered to U. K. APL Supports Field Tests as U.K. Considers Purchase of System Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), in Laurel, Md., is playing a leading role in the U.K.’s risk assessment and analysis efforts currently underway — a process to help the Royal Navy determine whether or not they want to purchase the system. CEC became available to them through a foreign military sales agreement with the U.S. in 2000. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/030603 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/030603 Tue, 3 Jun 2003 13:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Awarded 2003 James W. Rouse Diversity Award Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) CHRA established this award in 1996 to honor the late James W. Rouse, whose vision of building a better way to live and work through promoting diversity was embodied in the many urban redevelopment programs for which he is nationally known, including Columbia, Md., where he lived. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/030528 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/030528 Wed, 28 May 2003 13:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab Names Its Top Three Inventions of the Year Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) At its fourth annual Invention of the Year ceremony tonight, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md., announced its top inventions for 2002 in three categories: Life Sciences Portable Malaria Screening and Diagnosis Method Information Sciences Software for Automated Coding of Medical Records Physical Sciences Combined Chemical/Biological Agent Detection by Mass Spectrometry https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/030507 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/030507 Wed, 7 May 2003 13:00:00 EDT APL’s Mars Imager Marks Successful Design Review CRISM Instrument on Track to Join Payload of NASA’s 2005 Mars Orbiter Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) A powerful imager that will seek traces of past water on the Red Planet reached a key milestone this month when the team developing the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars — or CRISM — successfully completed its Critical Design Review. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/030428a https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/030428a Mon, 28 Apr 2003 13:00:00 EDT APL Hosts Student Robotic Competition May 6 Media Invited to Attend Educational Event Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) More than 400 middle school students from 22 schools across Maryland will compete in the third annual TEAMS (Technology Education Alliance with Middle Schools) science and technology competition May 6 at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md. Schools from Baltimore City and Baltimore, Prince Georges, Montgomery, Carroll and Howard counties are participating in this year’s event. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/030428 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/030428 Mon, 28 Apr 2003 13:00:00 EDT Pluto-Kuiper Belt Mission Moves Ahead NASA Approves Development for APL-Managed New Horizons Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) The solar system’s farthest known planetary outpost is closer to getting its first visitor. This week NASA gave The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Southwest Research Institute and their partners the go-ahead to start full development of the first mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/030409 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/030409 Wed, 9 Apr 2003 13:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Licenses “Safe Buildings” System to Neutralize Biological Threats Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) A system to destroy airborne biological agents as they move through a building’s heating and air conditioning ducts, developed by The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Md., has been licensed to the Bio-Defense Research Group, Inc. (BDRGI), Upper Marlboro, Md., for production. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/030407 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/030407 Mon, 7 Apr 2003 13:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab Researchers Discover Massive Gas Cloud Around Jupiter Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) Using a sensitive new imaging instrument on NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, researchers at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., have discovered a large and surprisingly dense gas cloud sharing an orbit with Jupiter’s icy moon Europa. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/030227 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/030227 Thu, 27 Feb 2003 13:00:00 EDT Larry Kohlenstein Named Chief Financial Officer at Johns Hopkins APL Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) As CFO, Kohlenstein will manage the Lab’s financial operations, overseeing financial planning and budgeting. He will direct contracting relationships with government and non-government sponsors and insure APL’s compliance with government contracting regulations. He will also manage financial relations with the Hopkins’ central administration. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/030220 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/030220 Thu, 20 Feb 2003 13:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins CEPAR Kicks into Action During “Shadow Bowl Event” Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) The Johns Hopkins Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response (CEPAR) was among several organizations participating in “Shadow Bowl” — a series of simulated mass casualty disasters in the San Diego region and other communities around the nation during Super Bowl weekend (Jan. 24-26). https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/030127 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/030127 Mon, 27 Jan 2003 13:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins Options Heart Diagnostics Technologies to Zargis Medical Corporation Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Md., has signed an exclusive option with Zargis Medical Corp., Princeton, N.J., a spin-off of Siemens Corporate Research, to license heart diagnostic technologies developed jointly by researchers at APL and the Hopkins School of Medicine (SOM) in Baltimore. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/030123a https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/030123a Thu, 23 Jan 2003 13:00:00 EDT APL to Implement NASA Geospace Missions Two Missions Slated to Study Sun’s Effects on Earth Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) NASA Headquarters announced today that APL will formulate, implement and operate multiple spacecraft for the agency’s Geospace missions, which will study the sun’s effects on Earth’s magnetic field and upper atmosphere. The missions are part of NASA’s Living With a Star (LWS) program and the first to be assigned to APL under a 12-year contract awarded to the Laboratory in July 2001. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/030123 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/030123 Thu, 23 Jan 2003 13:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Announces First U.S. Application of New Simulation Standard Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) Researchers at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md., have announced the first successful application in the United States of a new commercial standard for developing and exercising interacting federations of simulations. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/030113 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/030113 Mon, 13 Jan 2003 13:00:00 EDT Student Science Instrument Selected for Ride to Pluto Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) A special instrument, called the Student Dust Counter, has been added to NASA’s New Horizons mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/021217 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/021217 Tue, 17 Dec 2002 13:00:00 EDT Robinson Named Security Officer of the Year at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) Security Officer Michael D. Robinson has been named APL’s Officer of the Year for 2002. He earned the award by achieving the highest appraisal score among 74 Security Officers at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/021216 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/021216 Mon, 16 Dec 2002 13:00:00 EDT Research Centers Look to Enhance National Security Through Technical Collaboration Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) The pairing positions APL and SEI to offer better systems and services to the military and other government agencies that protect national security and the nation’s critical infrastructure. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/021121 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/021121 Thu, 21 Nov 2002 13:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Tops $600,000 in United Way Contributions Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) located in Laurel, Md., contributed more than $600,000 to this year’s United Way of Central Maryland and the United Way of the National Capital Area campaigns. APL continues to be among the top supporters in the Howard County campaign. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/021108 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/021108 Fri, 8 Nov 2002 13:00:00 EDT APL-Managed Mission to Pluto Successfully Completes Design Review Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) NASA’s first mission to Pluto has sailed past another critical milestone, as the New Horizons team successfully completed its second major system-level evaluation. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/021104 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/021104 Mon, 4 Nov 2002 13:00:00 EDT Bohn and Suther to Head Johns Hopkins APL’s Information Technology Service Department Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Md., has appointed Eric Bohn as head and Lora Suther as assistant head of its 240-member Information Technology Service Department, which provides business and management software applications in support of the Laboratory’s mission. Bohn also serves as the Laboratory’s chief information officer. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/021017 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/021017 Thu, 17 Oct 2002 13:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab Awarded $1.75 Billion Navy Contract Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) announced today the signing of a 5-year contract with the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) in Washington, D.C., that allows the Laboratory to conduct work for the Navy up to a ceiling of $1.75 billion. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/020927 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/020927 Fri, 27 Sep 2002 13:00:00 EDT JHU/APL Launches Plays Key Role in Flight Test of Navy’s Next-Generation Tomahawk Cruise Missile Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) From its Laurel, Md., campus, APL served as strike controller during the successful California-based test, exchanging messages with the missile via satellite during its 550-mile flight, using APL-developed software that monitored the missile’s status and allowed it to be redirected in flight — one of the missile’s unique capabilities. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/020913 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/020913 Fri, 13 Sep 2002 13:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Launches Online Next Generation Sensor Initiative Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), in Laurel, Md., announces the debut of a Web site designed to spark collaboration between users, designers and manufacturers of high-tech sensors. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/020912 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/020912 Thu, 12 Sep 2002 13:00:00 EDT Maryland MESA Students Take Second Place in National Competition Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) Maryland MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement) students from Northern High School in Owings, Md., took second place in the second MESA National Engineering Design Competition. Dundalk Middle School, Baltimore, also competed at the June 28-30 event held in Tucson, Ariz. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/020725 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/020725 Thu, 25 Jul 2002 13:00:00 EDT APL’s Dawnielle Farrar Recognized as “Rising Star” at Tech Conference Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, in Laurel, Md., is proud to announce that Dawnielle Farrar, an electrical engineer in its Technical Services Department, was recognized as a “Rising Star” at the Women of Color Government and Defense Technology conference, held July 18-20 in Washington, D.C. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/020723 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/020723 Tue, 23 Jul 2002 13:00:00 EDT CONTOUR Spacecraft Launches From Cape Canaveral Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) Designed and built by The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., the 2,138-pound (970-kilogram) spacecraft was placed into an elliptical Earth orbit 63 minutes after launch. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/020703 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/020703 Wed, 3 Jul 2002 13:00:00 EDT CONTOUR Launch Postponed Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) The launch of NASA’s Comet Nucleus Tour (CONTOUR) spacecraft aboard a Boeing Delta II rocket has been postponed to no earlier than Wednesday, July 3. During installation of the launch vehicle fairing around the spacecraft on Thursday, possible particulate contamination was observed on the top solar array panel. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/020628 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/020628 Fri, 28 Jun 2002 13:00:00 EDT APL-Developed DoD Capability Approved for Production and Deployment Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) The Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC), originally conceived by The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., reached a significant milestone recently when the Department of Defense announced its approval for fleetwide acquisition and fielding of the ship-based capability. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/020624 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/020624 Mon, 24 Jun 2002 13:00:00 EDT APL Technology Cornerstone of First Fully Integrated Hypersonic Cruise Missile Engine Test Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) The APL-invented Dual Combustion Ramjet (DCR) engine concept being tested forms the basis for a hypersonic strike missile concept being developed under the newly initiated Hypersonic Flight (HyFly) Demonstration Program a joint effort between DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) and ONR (Office of Naval Research). https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/020617 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/020617 Mon, 17 Jun 2002 13:00:00 EDT CONTOUR Mission Gets to the ‘Heart’ of Comet Diversity Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) Set to visit and study at least two comets, NASA’s Comet Nucleus Tour (CONTOUR) should provide the first detailed look at the differences between these primitive building blocks of the solar system, and answer questions about how comets act and evolve as they speed toward the sun. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/020612 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/020612 Wed, 12 Jun 2002 13:00:00 EDT CONTOUR Prelaunch Briefing Set for June 12 at NASA Headquarters Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) NASA’s CONTOUR mission to two comets, set for launch July 1, will be the subject of a media briefing Wednesday, June 12, at 1 p.m. EDT at NASA Headquarters in Washington. During CONTOUR’s four-year mission, the spacecraft will fly as close as 62 miles from the nucleus of each comet, closer than any previous mission, to obtain detailed data on these dynamic objects. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/020610 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/020610 Mon, 10 Jun 2002 13:00:00 EDT NASA Spacecraft Provides Critical Link in Sun–Earth Chain TIMED Observes Atmosphere’s Response to Recent Solar Storms Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) Several NASA spacecraft measured this strong activity coming from the Sun. Now TIMED provides the critical link between what happened on the Sun and Earth’s response, says Dr. Sam Yee, TIMED project scientist, from the spacecraft’s operations center at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel Md. and leader of the mission’s science team. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/020528 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/020528 Tue, 28 May 2002 13:00:00 EDT Local Students to Learn About Exploring Mars From Maryland Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) “The Space Academy” series — sponsored by APL, Comcast Cable and The Discovery Channel — takes students behind the scenes of actual space missions and introduces them to engineers and scientists who conduct some of NASA’s most exciting projects. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/020506 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/020506 Mon, 06 May 2002 13:00:00 EDT A Tumor-Imaging Technique is Named Johns Hopkins APL’s Top Invention of the Year Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) A new imaging technology for identifying cancerous tumors and determining the effectiveness of anti-tumor drugs received The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory’s Invention of the Year award at a ceremony held today at the Laboratory’s Laurel, Md., campus. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/020430 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/020430 Tue, 30 Apr 2002 13:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Building a Better Mine Detector Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) Several thousand people — many of them children — are killed each year by the estimated 110 million land mines that lie hidden in 68 countries throughout the world. Humanitarian mine-clearing operations are costly and — because they employ handheld detectors — are dangerous and often deadly. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/020425 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/020425 Thu, 25 Apr 2002 13:00:00 EDT CONTOUR Ships to the Cape Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) All packed up and ready for its long-awaited trip, NASA’s CONTOUR spacecraft left home in Maryland today for Cape Canaveral, Fla., site of its scheduled July 1 launch toward an unprecedented comet study. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/020423 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/020423 Tue, 23 Apr 2002 13:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab To Reveal Top Inventions at April 30 Ceremony Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), in Laurel, Md., will name its top inventions for 2001 and honor 182 researchers during its third annual Invention of the Year awards ceremony on Tuesday, April 30, at 5 p.m., in APL’s Kossiakoff Center. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/020422 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/020422 Mon, 22 Apr 2002 13:00:00 EDT Aviation Week Magazine Honors Johns Hopkins APL Researchers and NEAR Mission for Space Advances Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) Staff members from The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Md., will be honored April 16 by Aviation Week and Space Technology magazine for their contributions to the NEAR mission to an asteroid and the resulting advancement of space science. The awards will be given during a ceremony at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/020415 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/020415 Mon, 15 Apr 2002 13:00:00 EDT Howard County, Md., Public School System Presents “Friends of Education” Award to Johns Hopkins APL Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) Board Chair Dr. Jane B. Schuchhardt thanked APL for its immeasurable contributions to this school systems and the children of this county. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/020415a https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/020415a Mon, 15 Apr 2002 13:00:00 EDT NASA’s Mercury Orbiter Mission Passes Major Milestone Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) The first mission to orbit the planet Mercury took a big step toward its scheduled March 2004 launch when NASA’s MESSENGER project received approval to start building its spacecraft and scientific instruments. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/020329 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/020329 Fri, 29 Mar 2002 13:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Employee Named Year’s Most Promising Black Engineer Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) Jason Bunn, of The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), in Laurel, Md., received the Black Engineer of the Year Award for Most Promising Engineer on Feb. 16 at the 16th annual Black Engineer Awards Conference. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/020305b https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/020305b Tue, 5 Mar 2002 13:00:00 EDT Black Engineering Magazine Recognizes Johns Hopkins APL for Technical Achievement and Diversity Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) U.S. Black Engineer and Information Technology magazine is highlighting The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory’s (APL) Chris Thompson for his technology expertise and the Laurel, Maryland-based Laboratory for its diversity efforts. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/020305a https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/020305a Tue, 5 Mar 2002 13:00:00 EDT New Horizons Team Plots a Faster Path to Pluto Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) Now in preliminary development for NASA, New Horizons would be the first mission to explore Pluto and its moon, Charon, as well as the ancient Kuiper Belt of rocky, icy objects beyond the planets. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/020221 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/020221 Thu, 21 Feb 2002 13:00:00 EDT The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Licenses Flight Navigation Software Technology Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), Laurel, Md., has exclusively licensed its “Rapid Terrain Visualization Navigation Planning and Flight Management” (APL-NAV) software package to Optech Inc. located in Toronto, Canada and Stennis Space Center, Miss., for use in their Airborne Laser Terrain Mappers (ALTMs). https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/020212 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/020212 Tue, 12 Feb 2002 13:00:00 EDT Global Study Underway of Atmospheric Frontier NASA’s TIMED Spacecraft Begins Data Collection Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) With its post-launch engineering checkouts complete, NASA’s TIMED (Thermosphere, Ionosphere, Mesosphere, Energetics and Dynamics) spacecraft is now globally studying one of Earth’s final atmospheric frontiers. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/020211a https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/020211a Mon, 11 Feb 2002 13:00:00 EDT CONTOUR Spacecraft Shipped to Goddard for Prelaunch Testing Comet-Study Mission Reaches Milestone on Way to July 2002 Launch Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) The spacecraft set to provide the closest look ever at a comet nucleus was shipped today from The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland — where it was designed and built — to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, for its next round of prelaunch testing. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/020129 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/020129 Tue, 29 Jan 2002 13:00:00 EDT Comet-Chasing Spacecraft Nears Completion at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab NASA’s CONTOUR Mission Readies for Summer 2002 Launch Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) Capping nearly two years of detailed development and assembly, engineers at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, are putting the last touches on the CONTOUR spacecraft, which will provide the closest and most detailed look ever into the icy heart of a comet. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/020104 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/020104 Fri, 4 Jan 2002 13:00:00 EDT Top Navy Awards Presented to Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory and Former Assistant Director Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) Two of the Navy’s top honors were bestowed upon The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) and one of its former assistant directors Dec. 18 for exceptional service and contributions to the U.S. Navy. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/011220a https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/011220a Thu, 20 Dec 2001 13:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Staffer to Carry Olympic Torch in Baltimore Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) Winnie Trimper, an office administrator at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, in Laurel, Md., was “completely surprised” to find she had been selected to be an Olympic torchbearer. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/011220 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/011220 Thu, 20 Dec 2001 13:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Engineer to Lead Space Research Team Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) Dr. Harry K. Charles Jr., assistant department head for engineering in the Technical Services Department at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md., has been named team leader for the Technology Development Team of the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI). https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/011219 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/011219 Wed, 19 Dec 2001 13:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Licenses Map Technology to North Star Science and Technology Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), Laurel, Md., has exclusively licensed its shaded relief map technology to North Star Science and Technology LLC, of Baltimore. North Star will use the technology to enhance its global tracking and monitoring services for wildlife conservation research and other related markets. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/011218 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/011218 Tue, 18 Dec 2001 13:00:00 EDT Cheak Named Officer of the Year at Johns Hopkins APL Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) For the second year in a row Jim Cheak has been named Security Officer of the Year at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md. He received the highest rating among 51 officers on the Lab’s security force. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/011211 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/011211 Tue, 11 Dec 2001 13:00:00 EDT TIMED Atmospheric Spacecraft Successfully Launched Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) Designed and built for NASA by The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), in Laurel, Md., the 1,294-pound (587-kilogram) spacecraft was placed into its 388-mile (625-kilometer) circular orbit, inclined 74.1 degrees from the equator, 2 hours and 5 minutes after launch. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/011207 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/011207 Fri, 07 Dec 2001 13:00:00 EDT Maryland Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) Program Wins $10,000 Presidential Award Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) Maryland MESA will be honored by President Bush this month when it will be presented a $10,000 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring. The MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement) Program, sponsored by The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., will receive the award for providing greater technology career opportunities to a wider range of people through its education and mentoring efforts. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/011205 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/011205 Wed, 05 Dec 2001 13:00:00 EDT NASA Taps Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab Team For First Pluto-Kuiper Belt Mission Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) Headed by Principal Investigator Dr. S. Alan Stern of SwRI, the New Horizons: Shedding Light on Frontier Worlds mission team also includes Ball Aerospace, Boulder, CO; Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA; NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD; and a variety of other universities and research institutions. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/011130 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/011130 Fri, 30 Nov 2001 13:00:00 EDT Spacecraft to Explore Atmospheric Frontier Set for December Launch Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) Built and operated for NASA by The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), in Laurel, Md., the 2-year TIMED (Thermosphere, Ionosphere, Mesosphere, Energetics and Dynamics) mission will study the influences of the sun and humans on the least explored and understood portion of Earth’s atmosphere the Mesosphere and Lower Thermosphere/Ionosphere (MLTI) a gateway between Earth’s environment and space. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/011119 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/011119 Mon, 19 Nov 2001 13:00:00 EDT Smithsonian Selects NEAR Mission for 2001 Aerospace Trophy Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) The museum presented the award for outstanding achievement in scientific or technological endeavors relating to air and space to NASA’s Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) mission team, which conducted the most comprehensive study of an asteroid to date. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/011114 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/011114 Wed, 14 Nov 2001 13:00:00 EDT NEAR Mission Picked for Popular Science “Best of What’s New Award” Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) The NEAR mission to asteroid Eros landed one of this year’s 14th Annual “Best of What’s New” Awards by Popular Science magazine, which honors the world’s most outstanding breakthrough products and technologies. Unfortunately the spacecraft will never get the news since it rests in deep freeze 228, million miles away on the surface of Eros where it landed Feb. 12, 2001. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/011114a https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/011114a Wed, 14 Nov 2001 13:00:00 EDT Applied Physics Lab Joins Search for Water on Mars APL Providing Mineralogic Mapper for NASA’s 2005 Orbiter Mission“ Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) NASA announced today that The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., will provide a key science instrument on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, the spacecraft NASA plans to send to the Red Planet in 2005. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/011109 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/011109 Fri, 09 Nov 2001 13:00:00 EDT Applied Physics Lab Hosts Space Academy Local Students Explore NASA Atmospheric Misson Preparing for Launch Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) A group of Maryland middle school students from Prince Georges and Howard counties, studying one of the last frontiers in Earth’s atmosphere, is discovering that atmospheric science can be a real blast. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/011030a https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/011030a Tue, 30 Oct 2001 13:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Licenses International Rights to Retinal Treatment Method to Novadaq Technologies Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), Laurel, Maryland, has licensed the international rights to a patented method for diagnosing and treating age-related macular degeneration — a leading cause of vision loss — to Novadaq Technologies Inc. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/011030 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/011030 Tue, 30 Oct 2001 13:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Technology Drives Maryland Vehicle-Screening Initiative Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) Using an innovative electronic screening process developed by The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Maryland and federal transportation agencies today launched a six-month test program designed to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of motor-carrier safety enforcement on the state’s highways. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/011018 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/011018 Thu, 18 Oct 2001 13:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Announces License Option Agreement With EMS Technologies for Power Amplifiers Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) Used to amplify microwave communication signals sent from spacecraft to Earth stations, APL’s proven, high-efficiency, solid-state power amplifiers incorporate high-reliability microwave integrated circuits and hybrid construction techniques. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/011009 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/011009 Tue, 09 Oct 2001 13:00:00 EDT APL’s Ronald J. Vauk, killed on Sept. 11, 2001 Geoffrey.Brown@jhuapl.edu (Geoffrey Brown) Ronald J. Vauk, 37, of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory’s Submarine Technology Department, was killed on Sept. 11 when terrorists crashed American Airlines flight 77 into the Pentagon. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/011001 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/011001 Mon, 01 Oct 2001 13:00:00 EDT Jazz Concert to Benefit Scholarship Fund Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) Maryland MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement) is sponsoring “Jamming’ for Scholarships“, a Jazz Concert featuring Norman Evans, on October 14, 2001 at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory’s Kossiakoff Center. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/010925 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/010925 Tue, 25 Sep 2001 13:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Announces Strategic R and D Alliance with Arbitron Inc. Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), in Laurel, Md., recently signed a multi-year Research Technology Development and Licensing Agreement with Arbitron Inc., of Columbia, Md. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/010910 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/010910 Mon, 10 Sep 2001 13:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL’s Antoine and Lilly Honored Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) Miquel Antoine, a senior analytical chemist, and Trena Lilly, an operations research analyst, at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., were honored as role models who are launching their careers and beginning to make their presence felt at the first annual Women of Color Government and Defense Technology Awards Conference, on July 20 in Washington, D.C. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/010725 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/010725 Wed, 25 Jul 2001 13:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Names Richard Suess Chief of Staff Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), Laurel, Md., has named Richard P. Suess as its third chief of staff, effective July 1. In his new position Suess will be assisting the Laboratory’s director, Richard T. Roca, and assuming responsibility for many internal and external administrative tasks involving laboratory operations, sponsors and the university. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/010716 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/010716 Mon, 16 Jul 2001 13:00:00 EDT Maryland MESA Students Take Second Place In First National Competition Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) Maryland MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement) students from Northern High School in Owings, Md., took second place in the first national MESA competition, held on June 23 in Tucson, Ariz., and students from Northern Middle School, also of Owings, took fourth. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/010710 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/010710 Tue, 10 Jul 2001 13:00:00 EDT APL Awarded $600 Million Contract Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), in Laurel, Md., has been awarded a NASA contract worth up to $600 million over 12 years to study the sun and its effects on Earth. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/010709 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/010709 Mon, 9 Jul 2001 13:00:00 EDT Krill to Head Johns Hopkins APL’s Power Projection Systems Department Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) Jerry Krill has demonstrated the ability to examine an issue form a vision for the future and develop a path toward it says Laboratory Director Rich Roca. He will play a pivotal role in guiding the department and also in guiding the Laboratory as a new member of its Executive Council. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/010612 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/010612 Tue, 12 Jun 2001 13:00:00 EDT NASA Selects Applied Physics Laboratory’s Pluto Mission Proposal for Further Study Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) We couldn’t be happier, says Dr. Stamatios Tom Krimigis head of APL’s Space Department, after the announcement was made. Our proposed mission gives the scientific world an excellent opportunity to study Pluto before its atmosphere freezes. We’re really looking forward to working with Southwest Research Institute and the rest of this excellent team to fully develop our plan. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/010608 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/010608 Fri, 8 Jun 2001 13:00:00 EDT NASA Gives Official Nod to First Mercury Orbiter MESSENGER Mission Moves into Final Development Stages Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) NASA has given the first Mercury orbiter mission approval to move into full-scale spacecraft development — setting up the first trip to the sun’s closest neighbor in more than a generation. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/010607 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/010607 Thu, 7 Jun 2001 13:00:00 EDT Kalbaugh Appointed Assistant Director, Programs, at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) Dave Kalbaugh has been appointed assistant director, programs, at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md. He previously served as head of the Laboratory’s Power Projection Systems Department. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/010530a https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/010530a Wed, 30 May 2001 13:00:00 EDT Eric Bohn Named CIO at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) As CIO, Bohn will oversee our information technology infrastructure, the network of computing and communications equipment used to conduct the Laboratory’s business. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/010530b https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/010530b Wed, 30 May 2001 13:00:00 EDT Applied Physics Lab Ships Atmospheric Spacecraft Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) The 2-year TIMED mission will study the effects of the sun and human-induced activities on the least explored and understood portion of Earth’s atmosphere, known as the Mesosphere and Lower Thermosphere/Ionosphere (MLTI) — a gateway between Earth’s environment and space. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/010530 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/010530 Wed, 30 May 2001 13:00:00 EDT Eye Drops That Prevent Laser-Surgery ‘Haze’ Named Johns Hopkins APL Invention of the Year Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) APL Director Richard Roca and Wayne Swann, director of APL’s Office of Technology Transfer, presented plaques and cash awards for the Lab’s top four developments. Other honorees included a computer network security system, an ultrasonic tooth-checking laser and a method to detect bridge corrosion using sound waves. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/010511 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/010511 Fri, 11 May 2001 13:00:00 EDT “Space Academy” Coming to Applied Physics Lab Maryland Students Get a Sneak Peek at NASA’s New Comet Mission Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) The educational program — based on the CONTOUR (Comet Nucleus Tour) mission — will give students from Prince George’s and Montgomery counties an exclusive look at NASA’s latest comet explorer. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/010502 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/010502 Wed, 2 May 2001 13:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab to Honor Top Inventors, Inventions on May 11 Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) APL inventors registered a record 135 technologies with the Laboratory’s Office of Technology Transfer last year, innovations ranging from biomedical devices to computer security programs. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/010426 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/010426 Thu, 26 Apr 2001 13:00:00 EDT NEAR Team Studies Small-Scale Features on Eros Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) During the flyover, simultaneous observations were taken by the spacecraft’s multispectral imager and laser rangefinder over two tracks approximately 1 mile and 2.5 miles long that showed objects the size of a doghouse at three to four times better resolution than previously obtained. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/010420 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/010420 Fri, 20 Apr 2001 13:00:00 EDT U.S. Army and The Johns Hopkins University Launch Biotechnology Partnership JHU Applied Physics Lab to Operate Biotechnology ‘Center of Excellence’ Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) On April 17 at the Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., the heads of U.S. Army Soldier and Biological Chemical Command (SBCCOM), The Johns Hopkins University, and APL signed a memorandum of understanding to establish the Army Center of Excellence in Biotechnology. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/010417 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/010417 Tue, 17 Apr 2001 13:00:00 EDT NSBRI Funds Five Biomedical Projects at Johns Hopkins APL Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) APL, along with the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, is a charter member of NSBRI, a NASA-sponsored consortium headed by the Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, which has expanded from seven to 12 members since it was formed in 1997. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/010403 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/010403 Tue, 3 Apr 2001 13:00:00 EDT The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Receives Governor’s Citation for Scientific Achievement Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) APL managed the Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) mission for NASA and built the NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft, the first man-made object to orbit and land on an asteroid. NEAR project scientist and APL staff member Dr. Andrew F. Cheng accepted the citation for the Laboratory during a ceremony at the State House in Annapolis. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/010327 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/010327 Tue, 27 Mar 2001 13:00:00 EDT The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Announces Licensing Agreement with Goodrich Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) As a first project, APL will license its Micro Digital Solar Attitude Detector Chip technology to Goodrich’s Space and Electro Optics Systems (SEOS) division, located in Danbury, Conn. The technology is a miniaturized version of a solar attitude detector used by many navigation and control subsystems to determine a satellite’s location relative to the sun. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/010322 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/010322 Thu, 22 Mar 2001 13:00:00 EDT APL Advances Propulsion Technology For Hypersonic Missile Applications Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) In support of the Navy program, the team is developing a dual-combustor ramjet (DCR) engine for a long-range hypersonic cruise missile with application to time-critical strike missions. In tests recently conducted at APL’s Avery Advanced Technology Development Laboratory, researchers have demonstrated for the first time that pure JP-10 liquid hydrocarbon fuel — like that used in Tomahawk cruise missiles — can be successfully injected and burned in a supersonic combustion engine required to power a hypersonic missile. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/010315 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/010315 Thu, 15 Mar 2001 13:00:00 EDT Reporters Invited to Go Behind the Scenes of a Mission to Explore One of the Last Frontiers in Earth’s Atmosphere Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) On March 7, from 9 — 11 a.m., reporters can get a final close-up look at the TIMED spacecraft while mission team members prepare it and its instruments for shipment to Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., where it will be launched later this summer. Reporters will view the activities from a control room that looks into a clean room, which houses the spacecraft. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/010302 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/010302 Fri, 2 Mar 2001 13:00:00 EDT The End of an Asteroidal Adventure NEAR Shoemaker Phones Home for the Last Time Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) Tonight at 7 p.m. (EST) NASA’s Deep Space Network antennas will pull down their last Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) mission data, bringing to a close the first mission to extensively study an asteroid. NEAR, which was the first mission in NASA’s Discovery Program of low-cost, scientifically focused space missions, and the first to land on an asteroid, has delighted astronomy neophytes and scientists alike. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/010228 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/010228 Wed, 28 Feb 2001 13:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Broadens Use of Its Satellite Communications Facility Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) “APL and the government in an innovative partnership have figured out how to use government assets more wisely ” says APL Director Richard T. Roca. “This agreement will reduce the government’s cost of doing business by sharing the cost of fixed SCF operating expenses and help national space activities by making our space facilities available to commercial enterprises.” https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/010222 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/010222 Thu, 22 Feb 2001 13:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab Wins 2001 Pre-College Program of the Year Award Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) The award, voted by NSBE’s National Executive Board and the 2001 Golden Torch Awards Selection Committee, recognizes excellence among African American technical professionals; corporate, government and academic leaders; and university and pre-college students. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/010220 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/010220 Tue, 20 Feb 2001 13:00:00 EDT NEAR Shoemaker’s Historic Landing on Eros Exceeds Science, Engineering Expectations Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) We put the first priority on getting high-resolution images of the surface and the second on putting the spacecraft down safely — and we got bothsays NEAR Mission Director Dr. Robert Farquhar of The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel Md. which manages the Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) mission for NASA. This could not have worked out better. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/010214 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/010214 Wed, 14 Feb 2001 13:00:00 EDT NEAR Shoemaker Makes Historic Touchdown on Asteroid Eros Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) Cheers and congratulations filled the Mission Operations Center at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., which built the spacecraft and manages the mission for NASA, when NEAR Mission Director Robert Farquhar announced, “I’m happy to say the spacecraft is safely on the surface of Eros.” https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/010212 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/010212 Mon, 12 Feb 2001 13:00:00 EDT NEAR Mission Meets Science Goals; Ready for First-Ever Controlled Descent to an Asteroid Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) The main goal of the controlled descent is to gather close-up pictures of the boulder-strewn surface of 433 Eros, more than 196 million miles (316 million kilometers) from Earth. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/010131 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/010131 Wed, 31 Jan 2001 13:00:00 EDT Cassini Camera Visualizes the Invisible During Jupiter Flyby Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) NASA’s $3.4 billion Cassini spacecraft is presently in a 6-month flyby of Jupiter during a gravity-assisted swing toward Saturn and a 4-year study of the ringed planet that will begin in July 2004. Researchers using the flyby as an opportunity to try out some of Cassini’s advanced instrumentation are reaping scientific rewards. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/010123 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/010123 Tue, 23 Jan 2001 13:00:00 EDT APL Explores New Wind Tunnel Model Fabrication Method Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) Traditionally, wind tunnel models are made of metal and are very expensive, in part because of the intricacies involved when machining the parts to obtain the best simulation possible, which makes it too costly for most programs to produce more than one or two models. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/010101a https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/010101a Wed, 10 Jan 2001 13:00:00 EDT NEAR Shoemaker Primed for Final Weeks in Orbit Low Flyovers Lead to Feb. 12 Controlled Descent Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) The orbit segment of NASA’s Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) mission wraps up Feb. 12 with NEAR Shoemaker’s controlled descent to Eros, a tricky maneuver that will allow the craft’s digital camera to snap close-ups of the asteroid’s cratered, boulder-strewn landscape. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/010110 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/010110 Wed, 10 Jan 2001 13:00:00 EDT APL Researchers Now Able to Map Global Space Weather Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) The work, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, makes use of magnetometers carried on each of the 66 satellites of the Iridium System satellite constellation operating as a global satellite communications network. Circling the globe in 470-mile-high, polar orbits, they are providing continuous measurements of the magnetic fields above the Earth’s poles. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/001218 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/001218 Mon, 18 Dec 2000 13:00:00 EDT NEAR Shoemaker Engine Burn Puts Spacecraft on Track for Final Months in Orbit Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) An engine burn at 3:15 p.m. (EST) today put the NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft in orbit just 22 miles (35 kilometers) above Eros’ center of mass in preparation for low altitude operations in January and February, just prior to the mission’s end. The orbit correction maneuver lasted a minute and a half and pushed the spacecraft from an elliptical orbit approximately 120 miles (200 kilometers) above Eros at its farthest point, into its current circular orbit around the tumbling space rock. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/001213 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/001213 Wed, 13 Dec 2000 13:00:00 EDT Applied Physics Lab Hosts Student Press Conference Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) Did you know there’s a virtually unexplored frontier just about 60 miles above the Earth? Comcast Cable and Discovery Networks are teaming with The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) to offer more than 100 Maryland middle school students a chance to explore a NASA mission that will study one of the last frontiers in Earth’s atmosphere. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/001117 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/001117 Fri, 17 Nov 2000 13:00:00 EDT NEAR Scientists Gathering Solid Data on Complex Asteroid Eros Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) When scientists from NASA’s Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) mission took their first close-up look at 433 Eros on Feb. 14, they had more questions than facts on their target asteroid. Now, after eight months of examining Eros with the NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft’s array of instruments and sensors, NEAR team members say they have solid data on the history, makeup and topography of the complex, oddly shaped space rock. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/001024 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/001024 Tue, 24 Oct 2000 13:00:00 EDT NEAR Shoemaker Closes in For Unprecedented View of an Asteriod Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) On Oct. 26, after more than eight months in orbit around asteroid Eros, the NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft will swoop to within three miles (5.3 kilometers) of the asteroid, taking images and collecting data from a distance closer than any spacecraft has ever come to an asteroid. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/001023 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/001023 Mon, 23 Oct 2000 13:00:00 EDT APL Hosts First On-Site Career Fair: Oct. 14 Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., is opening its doors to experienced technical professionals on Oct. 14, for “Career Fair 2000-the Laboratory’s first such event. The fair will provide a fast-track opportunity for individuals to learn about the breadth of programs supported by APL and meet technical representatives from each hiring department. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/001006 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/001006 Fri, 6 Oct 2000 13:00:00 EDT Media Alert Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) NASA Administrator Daniel S. Goldin will share insights into NASA in the 21st Century as colloquium speaker at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Md., Tuesday, Oct. 10, from 2-3 p.m. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/001006a https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/001006a Fri, 6 Oct 2000 13:00:00 EDT Applied Physics Lab Tops United Way Campaign Goal Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) APL staff, retirees and family members donated more than $520,600 to the United Way organizations of Central Maryland and the National Capital Area — surpassing the Laboratory’s campaign goal ($500,000) and topping last year’s contribution by more than 10 percent. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/001005 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/001005 Thu, 5 Oct 2000 13:00:00 EDT NEAR Mission Discoveries Highlighted In Latest Issue of Science Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) Findings from NASA’s Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) mission — appearing in a special section of the Sept. 22 issue of the journal Science — confirm that asteroid 433 Eros is a consolidated, primitive sample from the solar system’s beginnings. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/000921 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/000921 Thu, 21 Sep 2000 13:00:00 EDT Researchers Find Evidence of Folds on Europa, Provide Clues About Evolution of Jovian Moon’s Surface Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) Researchers at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) and Brown University may have solved a 20-year-old geological mystery surrounding Jupiter’s icy moon Europa. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/000810 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/000810 Thu, 10 Aug 2000 13:00:00 EDT APL Licenses Internet Technologies to Sphere Corporation Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is teaming up with the Sphere Corporation, a Baltimore-based information technology firm, to make the Internet a safer and more secure place to conduct business. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/000808 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/000808 Tue, 8 Aug 2000 13:00:00 EDT Food Toxin Sensor Selected as Johns Hopkins APL Invention of the Year Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) APL Director Richard Roca and Wayne Swann, director of the Office of Technology Transfer, presented plaques and cash awards to the Lab’s top four developments. An independent panel of judges, comprised of representatives from business and industry, technical and business consultants, technology transfer professionals and intellectual property attorneys, selected the top APL inventions from 83 nominees based on their creativity, novelty and potential benefit to society. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/000628 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/000628 Wed, 28 Jun 2000 13:00:00 EDT JHU/APL to Honor Inventors at June 27 Ceremony Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) More than 100 inventions have been disclosed since the inception of APL’s Office of Technology Transfer in July 1999 — more than doubling the Lab’s average annual rate. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/000612 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/000612 Mon, 12 Jun 2000 13:00:00 EDT APL Launches Spin-off Company to Commercialize Software Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) For years, APL has been developing middleware called Common Genealogy Architecture Infrastructure (CGAI) for Navy programs. Middleware is software that moves information, or messages, from one place to another within a single system or between multiple systems. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/000606 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/000606 Tue, 6 Jun 2000 13:00:00 EDT NEAR Shoemaker Observations Link Eros to Primordial Solar System Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) The NEAR team gathered the information after a powerful explosion on the sun zapped Eros with X-rays on May 4. The half-hour solar flare caused elements on Eros’ surface to emit X-rays, a type of radiation invisible to humans. Instruments on NEAR Shoemaker analyzed the intensity of X-rays produced by the asteroid at different wavelengths — getting a fingerprint of the asteroid’s chemical composition. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/000530 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/000530 Tue, 30 May 2000 13:00:00 EDT International Conference Attendees Examine, Outline Successful Elements of Low-Cost Space Missions Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) Tighter budgets present challenges for space explorers, but creative mission teams can use new ideas, innovative technologies and sound program management to soar beyond financial constraints. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/000505 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/000505 Fri, 5 May 2000 13:00:00 EDT APL Licenses Innovative Retinal Treatment Technology to Akorn, Inc. Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) The licensing agreement grants Akorn, a specialty pharmaceutical company based in Buffalo Grove, Ill., exclusive worldwide rights to a patented method for treating a type of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The patents cover a process and technology known as dye-enhanced photocoagulation, invented by a former APL employee. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/000502 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/000502 Tue, 2 May 2000 13:00:00 EDT APL Applies its Expertise to Maryland Company Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) FutureHealth, a medical risk management company, supplies a service to insurance companies and self-insured employers that identifies the highest risk portion of the population and manages their compliance with medical treatment, in part, through their proprietary RiskScreen® and HealthModels® software systems. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/000428 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/000428 Fri, 28 Apr 2000 13:00:00 EDT International Conference to Focus on Status, Future of Low-Cost Planetary Missions Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) How do you explore the solar system for less money — and what can we learn from this next generation of space missions? More than 300 experts from around the world will address these and related topics during the fourth International Conference on Low-Cost Planetary Missions, May 2-5, 2000, at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, USA. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/000420 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/000420 Thu, 20 Apr 2000 13:00:00 EDT NEAR Spacecraft Renamed for Planetary Science Pioneer Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) The NASA satellite conducting the first close-up study of an asteroid has been renamed to honor Dr. Eugene M. Shoemaker, the legendary geologist who influenced decades of research on the role of asteroids and comets in shaping the planets. The Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) spacecraft, currently orbiting asteroid 433 Eros more than 145 million miles from Earth, will now be known as NEAR Shoemaker. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/000314 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/000314 Tue, 14 Mar 2000 13:00:00 EDT NEAR Team Reports Exciting First Month of Asteroid Eros Exploration Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) After scarcely a month in orbit around asteroid Eros, NASA’s Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) spacecraft is astounding scientists with ever more detailed views of geologic features and with technical scientific accomplishments. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/000313 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/000313 Mon, 13 Mar 2000 13:00:00 EDT NEAR Team Digs into Data From Eros Michael.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (Michael Buckley) Only a few days into the first close-up study of an asteroid, data from NASA’s Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) mission indicates that 433 Eros is no ordinary space rock. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/000217 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/000217 Thu, 17 Feb 2000 13:00:00 EDT NEAR Captures an Asteroid’s Heart Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) The Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) spacecraft has a Feb. 14 date with a space rock named for the Greek god of love, but the romantic robot isn’t waiting until Valentine’s Day to send greetings from asteroid 433 Eros. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/000213 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/000213 Sun, 13 Feb 2000 13:00:00 EDT NEAR Poised for Historic Asteroid Encounter Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) The NEAR (Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous) mission, a NASA Discovery Program being conducted by The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Md., is the first mission to orbit an asteroid. For a year the spacecraft will use its instruments to scrutinize the potato-shaped space rock to learn about its chemical and physical features and evolutionary history. The asteroid is known to be 21 by 8 by 8 miles (33 by 13 by 13 kilometers) — about twice the size of Manhattan Island. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/000208 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/000208 Tue, 8 Feb 2000 13:00:00 EDT APL Launches Syntonics LLC Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) Over the past decades, APL’s Space Department has developed more than 400 oscillator and clock systems for U.S. government sponsors. In many cases the technology is not available to the commercial sector because of certain Laboratory or government policies. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/991130 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/991130 Tue, 30 Nov 1999 13:00:00 EDT Atmospheric Spacecraft Shipped to Goddard for Prelaunch Testing Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) In late October the TIMED spacecraft underwent vibration testing at APL to verify structural integrity. “The tests went smoothly and all systems performed as expected ” said Dave Grant, APL TIMED Program Manager. While at Goddard, the spacecraft will undergo acoustic and thermal vacuum testing, which is scheduled to conclude in February 2000. In the spring, TIMED will be shipped to Vandenberg, where it will undergo final launch preparations. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/991108 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/991108 Mon, 8 Nov 1999 13:00:00 EDT APL to Build Sled Test Facility as Part of NHTSA Contract Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) As part of a five-year (one base year, four option years), $2.7 million contract with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, APL will build an on-campus Transportation Safety and Biomechanics Research Center, including a deceleration sled test system, to help gain a better understanding of injury-causing mechanisms in highway vehicle crashes. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/991102 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/991102 Tue, 2 Nov 1999 13:00:00 EDT Research, From Undersea to Space Technology, to Be Highlighted at Hopkins APL Symposium Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) On Nov. 2, the symposium opens with an address by Dr. Ronald James of PPL Therapeutics, Edinburgh, Scotland, who was thrust into the spotlight after announcing he had successfully cloned a sheep named Dolly. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/991020 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/991020 Wed, 20 Oct 1999 13:00:00 EDT NEAR Engine Burn Puts Spacecraft on Target for EROS Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) At 1 p.m., today, a 2-minute hydrazine engine burn put the NASA Discovery Program’s NEAR spacecraft, on a direct path to intercept asteroid 433 Eros early next year. Commands from the Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous Mission Operations Center at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Md., were carried out flawlessly by the spacecraft. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/990812 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/990812 Thu, 12 Aug 1999 13:00:00 EDT Constellation of Asteroids Named for Johns Hopkins APL Researchers Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) With the naming of seven asteroids for researchers at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), Laurel, Md., the International Astronomical Union has created a constellation of asteroids bearing APL-associated names. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/990803 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/990803 Tue, 3 Aug 1999 13:00:00 EDT Wayne Swann to Head New Technology Transfer Office at APL Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) Although the Laboratory has been licensing technology developed from its research efforts to industry for several decades, technology transfer has not been a major focus of the laboratory. The laboratory’s mission is not changing; it is being enhanced. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/990726 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/990726 Mon, 26 Jul 1999 13:00:00 EDT Fuse Satellite Tracks First Star Image Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) On July 18, 1999, the Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE) successfully acquired and tracked its first star image as part of the initial calibration testing using the Instrument Data System (IDS) that controls instrument functions. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/990719 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/990719 Mon, 19 Jul 1999 13:00:00 EDT APL-Managed Mission to Mercury Selected for NASA Discovery Program Flight Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) The MESSENGER mission to investigate the planet Mercury — led by Principal Investigator Sean C. Solomon of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, Washington, D.C., and managed by The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL), Laurel, Md. — has been selected by NASA as one of two new Discovery Program missions. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/990707 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/990707 Wed, 7 Jul 1999 13:00:00 EDT Instrument Integration Begins on New Atmospheric Spacecraft Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) A spacecraft to conduct a global study of a critical region in Earth’s atmosphere is taking shape at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL) in Laurel, Maryland. The mission known as TIMED (Thermosphere, Ionosphere, Mesosphere, Energetics and Dynamics) will study the influences of the sun and humans on the least explored and understood region of Earth’s atmosphere — the Mesosphere and Lower Thermosphere/Ionosphere (MLTI). https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/990607 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/990607 Mon, 7 Jun 1999 13:00:00 EDT Blatstein Named Deputy Assistant Director for Programs at Johns Hopkins APL Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) Dr. Blatstein recently retired from the Naval Surface Warfare Center Headquarters (NSWC) in Arlington, Va., where he served as its acting commander and technical director, and director of the University Affiliated Research Center Management Office of the Naval Sea Systems Command. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/990527 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/990527 Thu, 27 May 1999 13:00:00 EDT GPS Contributions Put APL in Space Hall of Fame for Third Time Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) For its contributions to GPS the Global Positioning System The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), Laurel, Md., has been inducted into the Space Technology Hall of Fame for the third time. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/gps https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/gps Wed, 14 Apr 1999 13:00:00 EDT NEAR Spacecraft Reveals Major Features of Eros Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) Asteroid 433 Eros is slightly smaller than predicted, with at least two medium-sized craters, a long surface ridge, and a density comparable to the Earth’s crust, according to measurements from NASA’s Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) spacecraft. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/990208 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/990208 Mon, 8 Feb 1999 13:00:00 EDT APL Explorer Mission Proposal Selected by NASA for Feasibility Study Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) The Auroral Multiscale Midex Mission (AMM), a proposal submitted by a team of institutions led by The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), has been selected as one of five candidates for NASA’s medium-class Explorer (MIDEX) Program, which is designed for physics and astronomy missions in support of NASA’s Office of Space Science themes. APL will now receive $350,000 to conduct a four-month implementation feasibility study, which will be presented to NASA in June. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/990201 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/990201 Mon, 1 Feb 1999 13:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins APL Releases GPS Report Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL), Laurel, Md., delivered a final report, “GPS Risk Assessment Study ” to the Air Transport Association on Jan. 29. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/990129 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/990129 Fri, 29 Jan 1999 13:00:00 EDT Feb. 9 Cyber Tech Seminar To Explore the Potential of High-Performance Computing Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) “Making It Happen: High-Performance Computing ” a seminar on the challenges and potential of massive processing power, will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1999, in the Parsons Auditorium, Building 1, at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/990127 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/990127 Wed, 27 Jan 1999 13:00:00 EDT Advanced Natural Gas Vehicles Begin Fleet Testing Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) Starting this month, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), Laurel, Md., will begin testing a fleet of three, unique natural gas-powered automobiles. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/advgas https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/advgas Thu, 14 Jan 1999 13:00:00 EDT NEAR Spacecraft Set for Jan. 3 Main Engine Burn Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) A confident NEAR mission team is preparing for a noon, Jan. 3, 1999, engine burn that will put the Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) spacecraft in line for a rendezvous with its target, asteroid 433 Eros, in just over a year. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/mainburn https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/mainburn Wed, 30 Dec 1998 13:00:00 EDT NEAR Spacecraft to Fly by Asteroid Eros on Dec. 23; Rendezvous with Eros in 2000 Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) A Dec. 20 spacecraft abort of the initial rendezvous burn of the Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) spacecraft has resulted in a postponement of NEAR’s orbit of asteroid 433 Eros, originally scheduled for Jan. 10, 1999. However, a flyby of the asteroid is planned for Dec. 23, 1998, at 1:43 p.m. EST, that will provide valuable information for its later study. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/rendez https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/rendez Tue, 22 Dec 1998 13:00:00 EDT NEAR Spacecraft Closing in on Eros Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) The NEAR (Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous) spacecraft is about to make interplanetary history. On Jan. 10, 1999, after traveling more than a billion and a half miles it will reach asteroid 433 Eros and embark on the first close-up and comprehensive study of an asteroid. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/closing https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/closing Mon, 14 Dec 1998 13:00:00 EDT Record-Setting United Way Campaign at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) set new records during its 1998 United Way Campaign. “Our organization collected $415,000 achieving 105 percent of our goal ” says Tom Foard, APL’s Campaign Chairman. APL’s 1998 contributions were nearly $24,000 above its 1997 Campaign’s final figure of $391,215. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/981116 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/981116 Mon, 16 Nov 1998 13:00:00 EDT Messenger and Aladdin Missions Selected as NASA Discovery Program Candidates Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) The proposals Aladdin, designed to return samples from two Martian moons to Earth, and MESSENGER, which would orbit the planet Mercury — were among 26 full-mission proposals submitted to NASA. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/managed https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/managed Fri, 13 Nov 1998 13:00:00 EDT ACE Spacecraft Braces for Fierce Meteor Storm Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) Like Key West store owners anticipating a hurricane, flight controllers at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md., are doing what they can to prepare the 22 orbiting spacecraft under their command to meet the November 17 Leonid meteor storm, predicted to be the fiercest in more than three decades. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/leonid https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/leonid Tue, 10 Nov 1998 13:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins Device Takes John Glenn’s Temperature in Space Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) As part of his medical experiments, Senator/Astronaut Glenn swallowed a 3/4-inch-long, silicone-coated capsule that contains a tiny telemetry system, a microbattery, and a quartz temperature sensor. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/glenn https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/glenn Wed, 4 Nov 1998 13:00:00 EDT Cardiovascular Research Fellow at Johns Hopkins to Enhance Promising Treatment for Abnormal Heartbeats Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) Dr. Henry Halperin, Associate Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Engineering at The Johns Hopkins University’s School of Medicine, has been awarded the 1998 Frank T. McClure Fellowship in Cardiovascular Research by Dr. Gary Smith, Director of The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL). https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/halperin https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/halperin Tue, 14 Jul 1998 13:00:00 EDT David Silver Awarded Dunning Professorship Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) David Silver, a senior scientist in the Research and Technology Development Center of The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), Laurel, Md., has been awarded the 1998-99 J. H. Fitzgerald Dunning Professorship. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/silver https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/silver Fri, 10 Jul 1998 13:00:00 EDT Harold Heaton Selected as Tuve Fellow at APL Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) Harold Heaton, a program manager for advanced technology in the Submarine Technology Department of The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), Laurel, Md., has been selected as the 1998-1999 Merle A. Tuve Fellow. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/heaton https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/heaton Fri, 10 Jul 1998 13:00:00 EDT APL Scientists Make Surprising Discovery About Auroras Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) As reported in the May 28, 1998, cover story of Nature,scientists from The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) have made a surprising discovery that contradicts long-held beliefs about the sun’s relationship to the aurora. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/discover https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/discover Thu, 4 Jun 1998 13:00:00 EDT Sighting of NEAR Spacecraft Sets Distance Record Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) As the Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) spacecraft silently races toward asteroid 433 Eros, it is making interplanetary history. An April 1 sighting from an Earth-based telescope made NEAR the most distant man-made object ever detected by optical means. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/sighting https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/sighting Fri, 29 May 1998 13:00:00 EDT GPS Contributions Put APL in Space Hall of Fame for Third Time Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) For its contributions to GPS — the Global Positioning System — The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), Laurel, Md., has been inducted into the Space Technology Hall of Fame for the third time. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/980414 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/980414 Tue, 14 Apr 1998 13:00:00 EDT APL Director Receives 1st Annual Dr. Gary L. Smith S.E.E.C. Award From Woodlawn High School Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) Gary L. Smith, Director of The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), Laurel, Md., is the first to receive the award named after him. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/seec https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/seec Fri, 6 Feb 1998 13:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory to Change Telephone Numbers Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) The Laboratory’s new number for Baltimore area callers will be 443, coupled with a new exchange, 778. Thus the new Baltimore area main number for the Laboratory will be 443-778-5000. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/tele https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/tele Wed, 28 Jan 1998 13:00:00 EDT NEAR Completes Flawless Earth Swingby Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) All spacecraft subsystems worked flawlessly as NEAR swooped around the Earth during a 2-hour visit for a gravity assist that put it onto the correct trajectory for a Jan. 10, 1999, encounter with asteroid 433 Eros. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/flyby https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/flyby Fri, 23 Jan 1998 13:00:00 EDT Kathy Helbig Earns 1997 Officer of the Year Award at Applied Physics Laboratory Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) Officer Kathy Helbig has been named 1997 Officer of the Year at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), Laurel, Md. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/helbig https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/helbig Thu, 22 Jan 1998 13:00:00 EDT Integrated Storage System Certified for CNG Vehicles Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) This past December The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), Laurel, Md., in conjunction with Lincoln Composites, Lincoln, Neb., completed a 3-year effort to advance the state-of-the-art in compressed natural gas (CNG) storage with a full safety-certified unit called the Integrated Storage System (ISS). https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/cng https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/cng Wed, 21 Jan 1998 13:00:00 EDT Earth Swingby Puts NEAR Spacecraft on Final Approach to Eros Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) The spacecraft’s solar panels will reflect the sun’s rays onto the Earth in a greeting as it flies by for an adjustment of its trajectory to correctly align the spacecraft for a rendezvous with asteroid 433 Eros, its mission target. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/swing https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/swing Thu, 15 Jan 1998 13:00:00 EDT Awards Presented to APL and Three Staff Members Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) The U.S. Navy’s Program Executive Office for Theater Air Defense (PEO(TAD)) presented Surface Missile Systems (SMS) awards on Dec. 17, 1997, to The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md., and three of its staff members for significant contributions to the success of the Talos, Terrier, and Tartar missile systems. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/awards https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/awards Thu, 8 Jan 1998 13:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Awarded Navy Certificate of Merit Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) The Navy Certificate of Merit was awarded today to The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) for its contributions to the Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) program, an anti-air warfare system that continuously links radars and other cooperating sensors and weapons in a battle group, creating a single composite radar track picture available instantly to all units of the group. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/merit https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/merit Thu, 6 Nov 1997 13:00:00 EDT APL Comet-Studying Mission Selected for NASA Discovery Program Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) The Comet Nucleus Tour (CONTOUR) mission to study comets — a joint project between The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), Laurel, Md., and Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. — has been selected by NASA as one of two new Discovery Program Flights. The California Institute of Technology/Lockheed Martin Genesis mission to study the solar wind was also chosen. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/971023 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/971023 Thu, 23 Oct 1997 13:00:00 EDT APL Signs Long-Term Contracts with Navy, NASA Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), Laurel, Md., signed a five-year, $1.6 billion contract with the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) today. The contract, which is exclusively for Navy or Navy-related tasks to be assigned to APL, represents approximately 60% of the Laboratory’s annual budget. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/971002 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/971002 Thu, 2 Oct 1997 13:00:00 EDT NEAR Spacecraft Gets Unexpected View of Mysterious Gamma-Ray Burst Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) A significant step toward revealing the mysteries of gamma-ray bursts was taken this week by The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), Laurel, Md., when NASA’s Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) spacecraft sent back unexpected data showing a major gamma-ray burst. APL manages the NEAR mission for NASA. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/gamma https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/gamma Mon, 29 Sep 1997 13:00:00 EDT ACE Launched to Study Solar Particles Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) The Advanced Composition Explorer (ACE) spacecraft, designed and built by The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Md., was successfully launched Aug. 25, at 10:39 a.m., from Cape Canaveral Air Station in Florida on a Delta II rocket. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/acelaun https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/acelaun Tue, 26 Aug 1997 13:00:00 EDT Deep Space Maneuver Retargets NEAR for Asteroid 433 Eros Encounter Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) The trajectory for the Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) spacecraft was adjusted at 6:30 a.m. EDT, today, to target the spacecraft for an Earth swingby in 1998. An 11-minute firing of its bi-propellant engine slowed NEAR down by 269 meters per second (602 mph) to a current speed of about 18,244 meters per second (41,000 mph) and nudged the spacecraft about half a degree from its previous path. This maneuver puts NEAR on track for a close Earth flyby on Jan. 23, 1998, which will bend the spacecraft’s trajectory into the orbital plane of asteroid 433 Eros. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/deep https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/deep Thu, 3 Jul 1997 13:00:00 EDT Asteroid Mathilde Reveals Her Dark Past Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) More than 100 years after her discovery, asteroid 253 Mathilde has been sharing her secrets with scientists in the Science Data Center at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md. A 25-minute flyby of the asteroid by the Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) spacecraft on June 27 has resulted in spectacular images of a dark, crater-battered little world assumed to date from the beginning of the solar system. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/mathild https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/mathild Mon, 30 Jun 1997 13:00:00 EDT Near Fast Approaching Asteroid 253 Mathilde Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) The Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) spacecraft is closing in fast on the main-belt asteroid 253 Mathilde, as scientists prepare for the closest-ever study of an asteroid. On June 27, starting at about 8:50 a.m. EDT, NEAR will be streaking past Mathilde at 22,000 miles per hour (10 kilometers per second), just 750 miles (1,200 kilometers) from the asteroid. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/aster253 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/aster253 Wed, 18 Jun 1997 13:00:00 EDT APL Opens Patuxent River Field Office Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), Laurel, Md., formally opened a Patuxent River Field Office today close by the Naval Air Station at Patuxent River, Md. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/patuxent https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/patuxent Mon, 16 Jun 1997 13:00:00 EDT Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous Encounter with Asteroid 253 Mathilde Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) The Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous spacecraft is quickly approaching a June 27 encounter with asteroid 253 Mathilde. The following media events are planned. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/encount https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/encount Mon, 2 Jun 1997 13:00:00 EDT Comet Hale-Bopp Viewed by BMDO’s Midcourse Space Experiment (MSX) Satellite Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) An image of the comet Hale-Bopp at far ultraviolet wavelengths, obtained by the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization’s Midcourse Space Experiment (MSX) satellite. The image was generated and shifted to the visible by assigning Red, Green, and Blue to respective images obtained using filters at the ultraviolet wavelengths 143-176 nm, 124-138 nm and 115-133 nm. The separate color images were then enhanced and combined to obtain this false color image. The diameter of the blue region is about 14,000,000 km and represents the extent of the Hydrogen corona. Image courtesy of The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL). https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/halephot https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/halephot Thu, 24 Apr 1997 13:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins Medicine and Technology on NASA Team to Form National Space Biomedical Research Institute Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) The Johns Hopkins University’s School of Medicine (SOM), Baltimore, and Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), Laurel, Md., are closely cooperating members of a consortium selected by NASA to form a new institute to study the medical risks and needs of people on long-term space missions. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/970402 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/970402 Wed, 2 Apr 1997 13:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Files with Howard County to Add Buildings to Campus Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) has filed with the Howard County Department of Planning and Zoning for a site development permit to install four modular office buildings on its 365-acre campus, just off Route 29, near Laurel, Md. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/build https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/build Tue, 1 Apr 1997 13:00:00 EDT Applied Physics Laboratory Receives Acquisition Innovation Award for Transit Satellite Work Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), Laurel, Md., has received a Defense Certificate of Recognition for Acquisition Innovation for its achievements in the Transit Navy Navigation Satellite Program. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/transit https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/transit Thu, 6 Mar 1997 13:00:00 EDT MSX Successfully Observes Combined Experiments Program Flights Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) The Midcourse Space Experiment (MSX) — a Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO) satellite launched last April to gather data for future space- and ground-based missile defense systems — has tracked two medium-range missiles, known as Low Cost Launch Vehicles (LCLV). Part of the Combined Experiments Program, these LCLV flights were designed to demonstrate the ability of space-based optical sensors on MSX to perform key missile defense functions — acquisition, tracking and discrimination in the mid-course phase of missile flight — on realistic targets against realistic backgrounds. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/msxnew https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/msxnew Wed, 5 Mar 1997 13:00:00 EDT U.S./Russian Scientists Collaborate on Launch of Two Sounding Rockets Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) The first experiments of a collaborative U.S./Russian space science program were successfully launched recently aboard two Russian Meteorological MR-12 sounding rockets from Kapustin Yar, near Volgograd, Russia, a test range similar to the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. Known as the Active Geophysical Rocket Experiment (AGRE), the program consists of a series of scientific experiments to characterize and study the effects of dense plasma regions in the near-Earth environment, known as the ionosphere, and its effect on radio frequency communication. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/russ https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/russ Fri, 28 Feb 1997 13:00:00 EDT Advanced Composition Explorer Spacecraft Shipped to Goddard for Prelaunch Testing Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) The Advanced Composition Explorer (ACE) was shipped today on an air ride van to the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt, Md., by The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., where it was designed and built. Goddard will now begin final environmental testing in preparation for the spacecraft’s scheduled August 21, 1997, launch from Cape Canaveral Air Station in Florida, aboard a Delta II rocket. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/ace2 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/ace2 Thu, 20 Feb 1997 13:00:00 EDT Local Resident Named Security Officer of the Year at APL Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) Security Officer Carl Ostiguy was honored as The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory’s (APL) 1996 Officer of the Year in ceremonies last month. A 21-year veteran of the Security Force, Ostiguy achieved the highest performance evaluation score for the year. Security Force Chief James Whalen calls Ostiguy the “most knowledgeable Security Officer on the force.” https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/ost https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/ost Thu, 16 Jan 1997 13:00:00 EDT Near Mission and All-Plastic Battery Win Popular Science Best of What’s New Awards“, Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), Laurel, MD, has won two of 100 nationwide Popular Science magazine 1996 “Best of What’s New” awards, presented in New York on Nov. 12. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/961125 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/961125 Mon, 25 Nov 1996 13:00:00 EDT MSX Infrared Observations of the Galactic Center Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) The Science Team for the Midcourse Space Experiment (MSX) — a Ballistic Missile Defense Organization satellite launched in April — has released the highest resolution mid-infrared maps of the central 1° by 3° region of our galaxy. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/galactic https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/galactic Mon, 23 Sep 1996 13:00:00 EDT MSX Instruments Observe Small Magellanic Cloud Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) The Science Team for the Midcourse Space Experiment (MSX) — a Ballistic Missile Defense Organization satellite launched in April — has obtained two unique images of the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC), a small companion galaxy to our own galaxy, the Milky Way. The images represent at least a five-fold improvement in resolution and sensitivity over previous experiments. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/magell https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/magell Mon, 23 Sep 1996 13:00:00 EDT MSX Successfully Observes Dedicated Ballistic Missile Flight Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) The Midcourse Space Experiment (MSX), a Ballistic Missile Defense Organization satellite launched in April to gather data for future space- and ground-based missile defense systems, has tracked and observed the first dedicated ballistic missile flight of its planned five-year mission. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/missile https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/missile Fri, 13 Sep 1996 13:00:00 EDT Johns Hopkins Laboratory to Study Wake Vortices at BWI Airport Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) Air currents created by large commercial aircraft will be studied this month by The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), Laurel, Md., on runway 33L at Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI). The invisible air currents, known as wake vortices, have been identified as the cause of at least 51 aircraft accidents or incidents in the United States from 1983 to 1993, according to a report from the National Transportation Safety Board, yet no reliable detection system exists that can characterize these potentially dangerous air flows. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/960909 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/960909 Mon, 9 Sep 1996 13:00:00 EDT Auroras in Daylight? APL Scientists Solve Mystery Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) Does the aurora borealis, the grand “northern lights“ of the night sky, also shine in daylight when it can’t be seen? Researchers at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., have a surprising answer to that long-standing scientific question. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/auroras https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/auroras Mon, 26 Aug 1996 13:00:00 EDT ACE Spacecraft Nears Completion at Applied Physics Laboratory Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) The Advanced Composition Explorer spacecraft, known as ACE, is undergoing final integration this summer and fall at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in preparation for a mid-1997 launch from Cape Canaveral, Fl. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/ace1 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/ace1 Fri, 9 Aug 1996 13:00:00 EDT Midcourse Space Experiment Successfully Launched Kristi.Marren@jhuapl.edu (Kristi Marren) The Midcourse Space Experiment (MSX), a Ballistic Missile Defense Organization mission to gather vital data for the future design of space-based and ground-based missile defense systems, was launched today on a Delta II rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/spexp https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/spexp Wed, 24 Apr 1996 13:00:00 EDT Low-Cost Planetary Missions Conference Helps Solidify International Planetary Research Community Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) How do we continue to do exciting science that is publicly engaging while significantly reducing the cost of individual missions, Dr. Edward C. Stone Director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory asked last night in an address to researchers who have been challenged to do just that. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/960419 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/960419 Fri, 19 Apr 1996 13:00:00 EDT Applied Physics Laboratory Honors NEAR Team for Underbudget Development and Launch Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL) has designed, built, and launched the first spacecraft in NASA’s new Discovery program ahead of time and under budget. On Monday, April 15, at 1:30 p.m., the Laboratory will present an oversize check representing a cost savings of $3.6 million to NASA Administrator Daniel Goldin at the Laboratory’s Kossiakoff Center in Laurel, Md., during a celebration honoring the APL Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) team. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/under https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/under Tue, 9 Apr 1996 13:00:00 EDT APL Provides Forum for International Low-Cost Planetary Missions Conference Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) The latest developments in low-cost planetary missions will be the focus of an international conference on April 16-19 sponsored by the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA)* and hosted by The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), in Laurel, Md., USA. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/960323 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/960323 Sat, 23 Mar 1996 13:00:00 EDT Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous Spacecraft Successfully Launched Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) Designed and build at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL), the 805-kg (1,775-pound) spacecraft lifted off on the second day of its 16-day launch window. All spacecraft systems are operating nominally as reported by the Mission Operations Center on the JHU/APL campus in Laurel, MD. NEAR is the first mission in NASA’S Discovery Program for “faster better cheaper” planetary exploration. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/960217 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/960217 Sat, 17 Feb 1996 13:00:00 EDT Flare Genesis Solar Observatory Completes Antarctic Balloon Flight Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) A powerful solar observatory developed by The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL) and the USAF Phillips Laboratory using a never-flown “Star Wars” telescope landed safely Jan. 26 in Antarctica after a 19-day balloon flight to probe the mysteries of solar flares. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/flare https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/flare Thu, 1 Feb 1996 13:00:00 EDT Revolutionary Mathematical Algorithm Replaces Conventional Trial and Error Methods Helen.Worth@jhuapl.edu (Helen Worth) Jim Spall has developed an algorithm — a series of mathematical steps — that replaces current trial-and-error techniques with a radical approach that dramatically slashes the time to find a solution by factors of 1,000 or more in many practical problems, and makes it possible to tackle some problems that up to now have been out of reach. https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/960108 https://www.jhuapl.edu/PressRelease/960108 Mon, 8 Jan 1996 13:00:00 EDT