We are explorers

As a specialized laboratory for the U.S. Navy, we are driven to discover. Our research takes us from the depths of the ocean to the edges of the galaxy, producing powerful results that benefit both military and civilians alike. Learn More »

We are protectors

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 »

We are futurists

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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About NRL

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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Dr. Janine Davidson speaks with Warren Schultz
December 2, 2016
UNSECNAV speaks with NRL employees during a visit to the facility on Nov. 9
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November 28, 2016
Researchers from the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory’s Materials Science and Component Technology Directorate will attend and present their work at the Materials Research Society (MRS) Nov. 27- Dec. 2, 2016.
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November 23, 2016
Ever wonder what your fellow Naval Research Laboratory colleagues have been up to over the years?
Rear Adm. Mathias W. Winter and CAPT Bruington
November 16, 2016
Winter discussed the Navy’s top science and technology (S&T) priorities and shared his appreciation for NRL employee’s dedication and hard work during his visit Nov. 8.
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
November 8, 2016
Two interdisciplinary teams at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory have been awarded the 2016 Excellence in Technology Transfer Award — honoring innovation in technology transfer.

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