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What is RSS?

RSS (or Really Simple Syndication) feeds are free content feeds from Web sites, including washingtonpost.com, that contain article headlines, summaries and links back to full-text articles on the web.

What tools do I need to use RSS?

To start using RSS, you need a special news reader or aggregator that displays RSS content feeds from Web sites you select. There are many different news readers available, many of which are free of charge. Most are available as desktop software that you download and install on your computer. Several Web-based news readers are available as well.

List of news readers (Yahoo)

Once you have set up your news reader, you simply subscribe to the RSS content feeds you want.

What are the benefits of using RSS?

RSS is an easy way for you to be alerted when content that interests you appears on your favorite Web sites. Instead of visiting a particular Web site to browse for new articles and features, RSS automatically tells you when something new is posted online. Click on the APL News link to obtain the RSS URL, which you will see in the "Address" field of of your browser. Simply copy this URL and follow the instructions for your particular news reader to subscribe.

How can I sign up to RSS feeds from The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory?

To sign up for APL News RSS feed from APL, simply select the APL News link or click on the orange XML button and follow the instructions for your particular news reader to subscribe to RSS feeds.