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Peering through the clouds of Earth’s ‘Evil Twin’ surprises NRL sky watchers
By Paul Cage, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Corporate Communications | April 15, 2021
Venus images are nothing new, but a solar probe surprised the researchers by seeing through the planet’s clouds. NRL’s Wide-field Imager for Parker Solar Probe (WISPR) took a stunning image of Earth’s celestial neighbor Venus last year that left researchers searching for answers.
NRL’s Hybrid Tiger UAV Soars at Demonstration
By Nicholas E. M. Pasquini, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Corporate Communications | April 14, 2021
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory engineers recently demonstrated Hybrid Tiger, an electric unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with multi-day endurance flight capability, at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland.
IPOWER: Improving your energy-informed decisions when it matters most
By Nicholas E. M. Pasquini, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Corporate Communications | March 23, 2021
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory researchers have developed IPOWER, a software application that simulates energy use, storage, harvesting, and sharing in deployed Army and Marine Corps units to improve energy-informed decision-making.
NRL Researchers Search for Critical Ocean Sciences Data with Lidar
By Nicholas E. M. Pasquini, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Corporate Communications | March 19, 2021
Quantifying the oceanic whitecaps and subsurface bubbles is important to the Navy’s oceanographic models to characterize the long-term evolution of the ocean environment.
From Sea to Shining Sea: Combating the Pandemic One Mile at a Time
By Kevin McAndrews, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Corporate Communications | March 16, 2021
When COVID-19 began to spread more than a year ago, few people could have imagined the drastic, far-reaching changes in our lives.
Study Finds Localized Water Release in Upper Mesosphere
By Paul Cage, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Corporate Communications | March 15, 2021
The rocket launch is part of a NASA and U.S. Naval Research Laboratory study showing water vapor, a common launch byproduct of space traffic, can actively cool the mesosphere and induce the formation of mesospheric clouds.

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