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With a mission of ensuring the safety of our armed forces, we've made advancements that impact all humankind. Our work in storm prediction, hazardous chemical detection, and protection against oil spills, for example, is creating a safer world. Learn More »

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In an era of constant, often dramatic change, our research in emerging areas like virtual reality, superconductivity, automated systems, and nanotechnology gives the U.S. Navy the strategic and tactical edge needed for success in today's environment. Learn More »

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The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory provides the advanced scientific capabilities required to bolster our country’s position of global naval leadership. Here, in an environment where the nation’s best scientists and engineers are inspired to pursue their passion, everyone is focused on research that yields immediate and long-range applications in the defense of the United States.

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February 17, 2017
Researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) think they are on the path to giving aircraft a way to avoid potentially hazardous icing conditions from a safe distance.
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February 16, 2017
The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) supported the 2017 Presidential Inauguration with CT-Analyst, software developed by researchers in the Laboratories for Computational Physics and Fluid Dynamics.
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February 15, 2017
Scientists at U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) will conduct two of 13 experiments on an upcoming Department of Defense (DoD) Space Test Program (STP) mission launching Feb. 17. The launch will take off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Fla. and transport the STP-H5 payload to the International Space Station (ISS).
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February 7, 2017
Dr. Caldwell and several scientists around the globe explain the technological potential of a new breed of one-atom thick materials known as 2-D materials. The research clarifies interactions between light and matter within 2-D materials that are atomically thin.
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January 25, 2017
Scientists at U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) are studying how to stop the spread of pandemic disease and infection. Using network science and numerous mathematical computations, the study observes how social behaviors can enhance or even reduce the transmission of disease in a population.

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