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20 October 1999
For Immediate Release

Research, From Undersea to Space Technology, to Be Highlighted at Hopkins APL Symposium

Researchers are offering a look into the future at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory's 5th Research & Development Symposium, Nov. 2-3, at the Laboratory's Kossiakoff Center on its Laurel, Md., campus. Sessions begin each day at 12:45 p.m.

On Nov. 2, the symposium opens with an address by Dr. Ronald James of PPL Therapeutics, Edinburgh, Scotland, who was thrust into the spotlight after announcing he had successfully cloned a sheep named Dolly. Keynote speaker for the second day of the symposium will be Dr. Raymond Owings, Associate Administrator for Research and Development at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation, who will discuss the role biomechanics plays in crash safety testing research.

Presentations will range from biomedical research on an x-ray absorption scanner and bone replacement implants to computer-based law enforcement tools and transportation research on passenger safety and navigation. Featured oceanographic research includes cloud and ocean wave analysis and a shipboard meteorological system. New microchip construction, mine detection, and space research and satellite technology will also be discussed.

Media are welcome to attend keynote addresses and individual presentations. To register, please call the media contact number listed below on this release.

Media contact:

JHU Applied Physics Laboratory:
Helen Worth
Laurel, MD 20723
Phone: 240-228-5113