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Artist’s rendering of the MESSENGER spacecraft.

MESSENGER Team Shares Top Scientific, Technological Accomplishments
Scientists and engineers from the MESSENGER mission shared their top scientific discoveries and technological innovations at a press conference April 16 at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
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Artist’s impression of ORS Tech CubeSat in orbit

ORS CubeSats Close Out a Successful Test
After 18 months in orbit — months longer than typical for spacecraft in their class — the APL-built ORS Tech 1 and 2 CubeSats recently completed their final trip into Earth’s atmosphere.
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image of the boron carbide coated reticulated carbon foam sample

New Materials Discovered to Detect Neutrons Emitted by Radioactive Materials
A new research paper reveals how specially prepared carbon foam can be used in the detection of neutrons emitted by radioactive materials — a task of critical importance to homeland security, as well as industry and safety.
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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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