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Scientific & Technical Interest
May 25, 2017
The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory hosted its annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day with a special emphasis on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) outreach.
May 17, 2017
NRL researchers at the Vehicle Research Section and Photovoltaic Section are building on the proven concept of autonomous cooperative soaring of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), which enables long endurance flights of unmanned sailplanes that use the power of the Sun.
NRL’s_Chris Englert _Talks Over-the-Horizon_ Technology_ at Sea-Air-Space Expo
April 14, 2017
The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) participated in the Navy League’s 52nd annual Sea-Air-Space Exposition at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, April 3-5.
March 27, 2017
The International Space Station (ISS) installed NRL’s Limb-Imaging Ionospheric and Thermospheric Extreme Ultraviolet (UV) Spectrograph (LITES), and Global Positioning System (GPS) Radio Occultation and Ultraviolet Photometer Co-located (GROUP-C) research instruments Feb 28.
Vanguard Extension Block
March 24, 2017
The YODA supercomputer relaunches as the new and improved Vanguard System.
Vanguard I Satellite
March 23, 2017
NRL acknowledges the second American satellite to enter space, and the longest one made by man to stay there.
March 16, 2017
Scientists and research engineers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, through active partnerships with several area schools, participated in the ‘Day at the Lab’ event initiated to inspire students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
March 14, 2017
Scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), in collaboration with Florida State University, have developed a method to simulate electron localization in real materials including imperfections and electron-electron interactions.
In-flight_tech_inspects_NP-3C Orion_research_mission
March 8, 2017
Scientific Mission, Perfect Aircraft, Exciting Surprise
March 8, 2017
By using a variation of employing thermoplastic elastomers, NRL scientists are able to recreate superior ballistic properties of polyurea and polyisobutylene coatings, with the added benefit of the material being transparent.

Featured Stories
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.
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.