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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 »

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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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January 17, 2017
Looking at barnacles from a different point of view
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January 13, 2017
Starting with NRL in 1994, Linne von Berg has performed research & development leading to the transition of advanced imaging acquisition, processing, and display technologies.
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January 5, 2017
Scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) have reported the first direct comparison of the spin polarization spontaneously generated by an unpolarized bias current, detected using ferromagnetic metal contacts with an oxide tunnel barrier.
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January 3, 2017
The payoff includes development of transition metal dichalcogenides and hybrid 2D/3D heterostructures with new functionality relevant to the Department of Defense mission, including ultra-low power electronics, non-volatile optical memory and quantum computation.
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December 29, 2016
Dr. Bruce Danly has been named the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory’s new Director of Research (DOR). Danly, appointed by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus officially began his new assignment Dec. 25.

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