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NRL, BSEE Advance Technology Readiness of Low-Emission Burner

WASHINGTION – U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) engineers and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) advanced a low-emission burner system’s technological readiness to clean up emulsified crude oil and reduce the Navy’s carbon footprint. More

NRL telescope onboard ESA, NASA SOHO discovers 4000th comet

WASHINGTON -- NRL’s Large Angle Spectrometric Coronagraph (LASCO) instrument identified the 4000th comet discovered by the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO), a joint mission between the European Space Agency and NASA on June 15. More

NRL Chemists’ Rapid Response Cleans Up

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Chemistry Division researchers responded within four days to the Navy’s request in early April for Coronavirus (COVID-19) shipboard decontamination strategies. More

Researchers Use Nano-Particles to Increase Power, Improve Eye Safety of Fiber Lasers

WASHINGTON — Scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory have devised a new process for using nano-particles to build powerful lasers that are more efficient and safer for your eyes.

They’re doing it with what’s called “rare-earth-ion-doped fiber.” Put simply, it’s laser light pumping a silica fiber that has been infused with rare earth ions of holmium. According to Jas S. Sanghera, who heads the Optical Materials and Devices Branch, they have achieved an 85 percent efficiency with their new process. More

NRL conducts first test of solar power satellite hardware in orbit

WASHINGTON – U.S. Naval Research Laboratory engineers launched PRAM, the Photovoltaic Radio-frequency Antenna Module, aboard an Air Force X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle on May 17 as part of a comprehensive investigation into prospective terrestrial use of solar energy captured in space. More

Researchers Shed Light on Perplexing Bay of Bengal Monsoon Oscillations

WASHINGTON — Oceanographers and meteorologists with the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory concluded an ambitious field research program in collaboration with the U.S. Office of Naval Research aimed at understanding the role of the Indian Ocean on monsoon intra-seasonal oscillations. More