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Scientific & Technical Interest
NRL_Researchers_Navigating_Ways_to_ Avoid_Aircraft_Icing
February 17, 2017
Researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) think they are on the path to giving aircraft a way to avoid potentially hazardous icing conditions from a safe distance.
CT-Analyst_Supports_Presidential Inauguration
February 16, 2017
The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) supported the 2017 Presidential Inauguration with CT-Analyst, software developed by researchers in the Laboratories for Computational Physics and Fluid Dynamics.
February 15, 2017
Scientists at U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) will conduct two of 13 experiments on an upcoming Department of Defense (DoD) Space Test Program (STP) mission launching Feb. 17. The launch will take off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Fla. and transport the STP-H5 payload to the International Space Station (ISS).
Researchers_Tackle_ Barnacles_Different_ Perspective
January 17, 2017
Looking at barnacles from a different point of view
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

Featured Stories
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.
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.