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Scientific & Technical Interest
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.
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.
NRL_NewL_Director of Research_Bruce Danly
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.
December 21, 2016
Spin is a fundamental property of electrons, in addition to charge, that can be used to transmit, process and store data. Theoretically predicted and previously seen only for high-resistance structures at cryogenic temperatures, NRL reports the first demonstration of metallic spin filtering at room temperature.
Ion Tiger UAV in the air during a flight test of a new custom-built hydrogen fuel cell
December 19, 2016
Researchers from the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory’s chemistry division completed the first flight of the Ion Tiger unmanned air vehicle with a new hydrogen-powered fuel cell built in-house.
50th Childrens Holiday Party
December 16, 2016
NRL hosts neighboring students for holiday cheer
December 16, 2016
Recently the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory and District of Columbia Public Schools collaborated in the name of all things STEM.
Strain Measurement and Imaging
December 13, 2016
The technologies, developed over the course of the last decade, have been used to test and characterize structural composite materials, electronics materials, shape memory alloys, and additively manufactured components.
NRL_Takes_Part_In_Material Research Society2016_Fall_Meeting
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.
TopTen_NRL_Peer Reviewed_Articles_All Time
November 23, 2016
Ever wonder what your fellow Naval Research Laboratory colleagues have been up to over the years?

Featured Stories
NRL_Dale_Linne von Berg_head_of_applied_optics
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.
NRL_Trent Crede_Recipient_Earl Williams
December 29, 2016
Dr. Earl Williams was awarded the prestigious Trent-Crede Medal for excellence in acoustic research during a joint ceremony hosted by the Acoustical Society of America and Acoustical Society of Japan Dec. 1, 2016 in Honolulu
Rear Admiral Hahn
December 19, 2016
Naval Research Enterprises welcomes new leader
 Dr. Jas Sanghera
December 16, 2016
Dr. Sanghera receives the award for pioneering the development of novel glasses, ceramics, crystals, thin films, fibers, bulk optics, and devices incorporating these materials.
Dr. Janine Davidson speaks with Warren Schultz
December 2, 2016
UNSECNAV speaks with NRL employees during a visit to the facility on Nov. 9
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.
Dr. Bhakta_Rath_ADOR_NRL
November 4, 2016
Associate Director of Research at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) and head of NRL’s Materials Science and Component Technology Directorate, the American Society awards Rath the Medal for the Advancement of Research for Metals (ASM).
Dr. Meredith Hutchinson
November 4, 2016
There's an organization at the Naval Research Laboratory that assists women in the science and engineering fields in navigating the maze of challenges, opportunities and achievements in a field historically dominated by men.
October 26, 2016
Professors from the U.S. Naval Academy’s Best Practices in STEM Outreach program held a train-the-educator workshop at the Naval Research Lab, Wash., D.C., Oct. 18, 2016.