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


Modular Prosthetic Limb

APL-Created Modular Prosthetic Limb to Be Exhibited at USA Science and Engineering Festival
A revolutionary, neurally controlled prosthetic arm will be the centerpiece of APL’s exhibit at the USA Science & Engineering Festival, from April 25 to 27 in Washington, D.C.
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MESSENGER spacecraft

MESSENGER Completes 3,000th Orbit of Mercury
On April 20, MESSENGER completed its 3,000th orbit of Mercury and moved closer to the planet than any spacecraft has been before.
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Explosives detection team on patrol

Making Scents: Training Aids for Explosive-Detecting Dogs
Working with the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate, APL has developed a novel process for producing safe, effective, and inexpensive canine training aids for homemade explosives.
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Howard County Council members congratulate the founders of the College Prep Program

Johns Hopkins APL College Prep Program Earns Howard County Volunteer of the Year Honors
The all-volunteer College Prep Program at APL received Howard County’s Volunteer of the Year Award honors at a ceremony held April 2.
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B-1 Bomber

Aiming for Long-Range Success
APL staff provided technical leadership in the development and testing of a new type of missile that will meet a critical national need.
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