Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
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Artist’s impression of the New Horizons spacecraft

New Horizons Begins First Stages of Pluto Encounter
The New Horizons spacecraft has begun its long-awaited, historic encounter with Pluto, entering the first of several approach phases that will culminate with the first close-up flyby of the Pluto system six months from now.
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HARMONIE collaborator Second Sight’s artificial retina device

APL Receives $4 Million to Develop a Retinal Prosthesis
APL has received $4 million to develop a next-generation retinal prosthesis system, which will enable the Laboratory’s broader vision of a semiautonomous controller for assistive robotic manipulators and remote devices.
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Photo of James N. Miller

Eminent Defense Figures Join APL as Senior Fellows
James N. Miller, former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, has joined the Lab as a Senior Fellow. Miller will be joined by recently appointed Senior Fellows James Gosler and Phil DePoy.
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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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