News releases from U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
A U.S. Navy destroyer is operating in the Western Pacific and is impacted by the effects of a massive solar flare. This event has caused a ripple affect across the globe; impacting power grids,...
NRL PRAM Mission: One Year and Still Going
June 10, 2021
It has been one year since U.S. Naval Research Laboratory engineers launched PRAM, the Photovoltaic Radio-frequency Antenna Module, aboard the Air Force X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle on May 17, 2020.
GaN Wide Bandgap Semiconductor Enabling 1200V and Beyond Power Switches, Now Commercially Available for 200 MM Large Scale Manufacturing
June 09, 2021
Microbiologists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory are preparing experimental samples of fungi to send for a ride around the moon tentatively scheduled for later in 2021 or early 2022.
NRL physicist earns 2020 AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize
March 02, 2021
Imagine living in a large city. New York City, Los Angeles, or Washington. One morning you hear a siren off in the distance. You know the direction and that it was far away since it was just loud...
About 17 years ago, J. Martin Laming, an astrophysicist at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, theorized why the chemical composition of the Sun's tenuous outermost layer differs from that lower down....
NRL-built Argon Fluoride Laser marks breakthrough, sets new energy record
September 18, 2020
The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory research team set a new energy record on March 5 using an argon fluoride laser. This energy is twice the previous record.
Global Helium Abundance Measurements in Solar Corona
September 18, 2020
Two U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Space Science Division (SSD) researchers joined an international cadre of scientists July 27 in presenting the results of the first simultaneous global solar corona...
NRL, NCATS Scientists Develop Method to Safely Study COVID-19, Other Contagious Diseases
September 17, 2020
Scientists and researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory and National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) submitted their findings to ACS Nano, a monthly peer-reviewed...
NRL researcher optically measures aerosol particles smaller than a wavelength of light in real time
July 31, 2020
A research physicist at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory invented a new method to create and optically measure gases with particles smaller than a wavelength of light.
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) engineers and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) advanced a low-emission burner system's technological readiness to clean up emulsified crude...
The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory's Large Angle Spectrometric Coronagraph (LASCO) instrument identified the 4000th comet discovered by the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO), a joint mission...
NRL Chemists' Rapid Response Cleans Up
May 29, 2020
The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Chemistry Division researchers responded within four days to the Navy's request in early April for Coronavirus (COVID-19) shipboard decontamination strategies.
Scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory have devised a new process for using nano-particles to build powerful lasers that are more efficient and safer for your eyes.
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory engineers launched PRAM, the Photovoltaic Radio-frequency Antenna Module, aboard an Air Force X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle on May 17 as part of a comprehensive...
David Storm, a research physicist, and Tyler Growden, an electrical engineer, both with the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, developed a new gallium nitride-based electrical component called a resonant...
NRL-developed Ocean Prediction System Steers Ice-Bound Antarctic Vessel to Open Waters
April 22, 2020
The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory's Global Ocean Forecast System (GOFS) provided valuable environmental information on March 18 that helped a research icebreaking ship navigate out of Antarctic's...
International Space Station astronaut Jessica Meir completed the first U.S. Naval Research Laboratory power-beaming demonstration in orbit February 12, 2020, using relatively simple components suitable...
The amount of dust flying out of the Sahara Desert each year is seemingly unfathomable. Every year, 14 million metric tons of transcontinental dust travels across the Atlantic Ocean, said Arunas...
Navy gains a competitive edge with research into biological ocean swarms
February 21, 2020
Tiny and frightening-looking creatures lurking throughout our world's oceans can wreak havoc on Navy tactical decision-makers' ability to sense the environment or plan and chart a navigation course.
NRL researchers monitor changing Arctic using sound
February 19, 2020
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory scientists developed Ice-tethered Acoustic Buoys to monitor the acoustic and oceanographic environment in the changing Arctic. The buoys provide critical oceanographic...
Smart sea gliders improve ocean observation and ocean prediction
February 18, 2020
Scientists from the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory's Ocean Sciences Division are optimizing the placement of ocean gliders and the usage of glider data to improve the Navy's ability to predict ocean...
NRL-built Camera Provides View into Sun's Polar Regions
February 10, 2020
The Solar Orbiter mission will use a U.S. Naval Research Laboratory-designed and -built heliospheric camera, known as SoloHI, to provide unique perspectives and unprecedented views of the Sun's North...
When a speck influences a storm
February 05, 2020
NRL Researchers' golden touch enhances quantum technology
January 29, 2020
NRL researching rivers in the sky
January 15, 2020
Meteorologists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory plan to take a harder look in 2020 at a prime, yet difficult to model, component of the global water cycle known as atmospheric rivers.
Weather forecasting team tracks, predicts 'fire-cloud' phenomenon
January 14, 2020
Researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory advanced their ongoing work to understand and predict formation of pyrocumulonimbus (pyroCb) clouds in 2019, collected the most detailed sampling of...