Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
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Learning Comes FIRST in Robotics Competitions Held at APL
For the fourth straight year, APL is helping Maryland students build careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by hosting FIRST LEGO League and FIRST Robotics events.
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Mclaughlini Crater

APL Instrument Shows Martian Crater May Have Once Held Groundwater-Fed Lake
Data from a spectrometer on board a NASA spacecraft are providing new evidence of a wet underground environment on Mars that adds to an increasingly complex picture of the Red Planet's early evolution.
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APL Awards

APL Recognizes Top Authors and Researchers
APL's 2011 publications and Independent Research and Development (IRAD) awards were announced at the Laboratory’s first Technical Achievement Awards reception late last year.
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APL-developed Modular Prosthetic Limb

APL-Led Modular Prosthetic Limb Featured on CBS News’ 60 Minutes
The Dec. 30 edition of 60 Minutes profiled the progress of the Modular Prosthetic Limb, developed for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency by APL, and profiled some of the people working on this amazing technological breakthrough.
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NASA's MESSENGER Finds New Evidence for Water Ice at Mercury's Poles
New observations by the MESSENGER spacecraft—built and managed by APL for NASA—provide compelling support for the long-held hypothesis that Mercury harbors abundant water ice and other frozen volatile materials in its permanently shadowed polar craters.
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