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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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Tom Krimigis in front of his Lifetime Achievement trophy

APL Space Scientist Receives National Air and Space Museum’s Lifetime Achievement Trophy
APL space exploration pioneer Stamatios “Tom” Krimigis has received the 2015 Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Trophy for Lifetime Achievement, the museum’s highest honor.
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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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