Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
Enhancing National Security through Science and Technology

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Girl Power presentation

APL to Host 'Girl Power'
The annual Girl Power expo on March 8, held at the Kossiakoff Center, will feature hands-on activities, demonstrations and explorations of careers in science, technology, engineering and math.
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Photo of APL’s George Coles, with co-principal investigators Sybil Klaus and Eric Jackson from Johns Hopkins Medicine

Researchers Reduce Shunt Maintenance for Hydrocephalus Patients
APL engineers and physicians at Johns Hopkins Medicine are working on a device that will help doctors determine if a hydrocephalus patient's shunt is failing, without radiation or invasive procedures.
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View of Pluto

New Horizons Returns New Images of Pluto
The New Horizons spacecraft — built and operated for NASA by APL — has provided its first new views of Pluto, as it speeds toward a close flyby of the dwarf planet and its system of moons later this year.
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A Colorado man wears two of APL’s Modular Prosthetic Limbs.

Amputee Makes History by Controlling Two Modular Prosthetic Limbs
A Colorado man became the first bilateral shoulder-level amputee to wear and simultaneously control two of APL’s Modular Prosthetic Limbs.
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A Standard Missile-6 launch

Test Demonstrates Standard Missile-6 Effectiveness and Versatility
A recent Navy test showed the ability of the Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) to detect and engage a subsonic, low-altitude target over land.
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MISSION AREAS


  • Air and Missile Defense

  • Civil Space

  • Cyber Operations

  • Homeland Protection

  • National Security Analysis

  • National Security Space

  • Precision Strike

  • Research and Exploratory Development

  • Sea Control

  • Special Operations

  • Strategic Deterrence