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APL Recognizes World-Class Expertise at 2016 Achievement Awards
A novel water filtration device was named Invention of the Year at APL’s annual Achievement Awards ceremony, which also recognized the Laboratory’s top publications and research and development programs during 2015.
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New Textbook by APL Authors Shares Lessons Learned on Creating a Culture of Innovation in Large Organizations
"Infusing Innovation into Organizations: A Systems Engineering Approach," written and edited by a team of technical and administrative leaders, describes processes used at the Lab since 2010 to spur innovation and collaboration.
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More Than 500 Girls Attend APL’s Girl Power Event
The 10th annual Girl Power event drew more than 500 girls for an afternoon of exploration, discovery, and career advice. Young women interacted with magnetic slime circuits, learned about 3-D imaging and nanotechnology, and heard from speakers like New Horizons’ Alice Bowman.
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New UAV Can Launch from Underwater for Aerial Missions
Researchers at APL have developed the Corrosion Resistant Aerial Covert Unmanned Nautical System (CRACUNS), an innovative unmanned aerial vehicle that can stay on station beneath the water, then launch into the air to perform a variety of missions.
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Aegis Ashore System Successfully Intercepts Target Missile at Pacific Test Range
APL researchers and engineers played a key role in the first Aegis Ashore engagement, resulting in the successful intercept and destruction of a ballistic missile target at the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF).
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