Transparent Armor

Spinel is actually a mineral, it's magnesium aluminate, says Dr. Jas Sanghera, who leads the research. The advantage is it's so much tougher, stronger, harder than glass. It provides better protection in more hostile environments—so it can withstand sand and rain erosion.

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Vanguard 60th Anniversary: A Look Back

Launched by the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, March 17, 1958, Test Vehicle 4 (TV4), better known as Vanguard I, was the second satellite launched by the U.S., the first successful satellite of the Vanguard series, and the first satellite to use solar cell power. It is the oldest satellite still orbiting the Earth More

Produced and Edited by James Marshall, Strategic Communications Office

Wave-Ice Modeling

The Naval Research Laboratory's Ocean Dynamics and Prediction Branch performs basic and applied research in computer modeling of ocean hydro/thermodynamics (i.e., ocean circulation and density structure), modeling of ice dynamics, computational numerical techniques, data assimilation, and the analysis of satellite oceanographic data as related to the development of modeling and data assimilation capabilities. More

Produced by Jonathan Sunderman of the Office of Strategic Communications

NRL's Sediment Dynamic Section

NRL's Sediment Dynamic Section's mission is to make predictions of the subaqueous environment for the Navy and exploit these predictions to improve underwater acoustic communications, improve the ability to find buried objects and the Navy's capacity to put troops on the beach. More

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Bomb Dog

Man’s best friend also doubles as military’s best friend. Dr. Lauryn DeGreeff studies volatile compounds that comprise odors to develop training aids for military canine units. More

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NRL Highlights Radar Accomplishments during Midway 75th Anniversary

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Midway, which is believed by many to be the turning point of World War II in the Pacific theater, and one of the seminal events in our Navy’s history. More

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Rechargeable 3-D Zinc Battery

Researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (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. More

Produced by NRL Technical Information Services Branch

The Carruther's Tribute

This year is the 45th anniversary of NASA's Apollo 16, which featured the Naval Research Laboratory's Dr. George Carruthers and his achievements in space science and his work related to the Apollo missions. More

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Blossom Point Tracking Facility

The Blossom Point Tracking Facility (BPTF) provides engineering and operational support to several complex space systems for the Navy and other sponsors. BPTF is the nation’s first satellite command and control facility, established in 1956. More

Produced by Jonathan Sunderman Strategic Communications Office