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Bed LAser Surface Tracking_System
August 18, 2017
Ever Wonder How Mother Nature Affects Sediment on the Seafloor
Perseus Cluster – NRAO
August 3, 2017
The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), working in conjunction with the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO), employs the upgraded Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (JVLA) to ‘peer’ into the cluster of galaxies in the constellation Perseus, 250 million light-years from Earth.
July 24, 2017
An interdisciplinary team of scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has demonstrated optical and electronic evidence of semiconductor-to-metallic phase transition when exposed to airborne chemical vapors, and how the behavior can be used to create an entirely new class of chemical vapor sensors.
July 17, 2017
Recently, a novel coating developed by researchers at NRL for the exterior topsides of Navy surface ships went beyond small area testing to covering the entire freeboard of an amphibious assault ship.
July 11, 2017
Antibiotic resistance is one of the most significant global public health problems and is rising in many developing nations. NRL, working with researchers in the Republic of Kenya, discovered a high prevalence of antibiotic resistant bacteria in the East Africa country, due to over-use of antimicrobial agents
July 7, 2017
Captain Mark Bruington, the 38th commanding officer of the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, was relieved by Captain Scott Moran during a dual change of command and retirement ceremony at the Navy’s corporate laboratory
July 5, 2017
Man’s best friend is the military’s best friend, too. Chemists at NRL help to train military canine units on odor detection.
Dr. Edward R. Franchi
June 29, 2017
Acoustics research career comes to a close after four decades
June 22, 2017
NRL’s Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering has received a U.S. patent for a microbial photoelectrochemical solar cell driven entirely by sunlight and microorganisms.
June 8, 2017
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) researchers have developed a patent pending technique using niobium nitride (Nb2N) that allows Gallium Nitride (GaN) to be transferred onto almost anything.

Featured Stories
September 26, 2017
Scientist, Researcher, Patent Developer and Authors completes 41 Years at Research Laboratory
May 15, 2017
Science fair season is coming to a close, yet the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) continues to find ways to effectively contribute to the success of high school STEM students.
NRL chemistry team recognized for battery technology research
May 1, 2017
Researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory’s (NRL) Chemistry Division have developed a safer alternative to fire-prone lithium-ion batteries, which were recently banned for some applications on Navy ships and other military platforms.
March 20, 2017
Directly supporting the maintenance of our national security, Mr. Peak significantly contributed to many projects in support of the Global War on Terrorism. His efforts increased military survivability and helped save the lives of our warfighters.
March 6, 2017
Three research scientists from the Computational Multiphysics Systems Lab, at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, were presented the award by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) for their paper titled: “Implicit slicing for functionally tailored additive manufacturing.”
March 2, 2017
NRL Scientists contributed valuable information recognized by SERDP for their 2016 Project-of-the-Year Award.
February 27, 2017
Recognized as an expert on high temperature polymers, Dr. Keller receives the award for his outstanding performance and scientific achievements accomplished throughout his 40-year career at NRL.
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.
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.