U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Story Archive

NRL Researchers Validate New Class of Chemical Vapor Sensors  (25 July 2017)
An interdisciplinary team of scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) demonstrated that monolayer 2D Transition Metal Dichalcogenides (TMDs) - atomically thin semiconductors - undergo a change from semiconductor-to-metallic phase when exposed to airborne chemical vapors.
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory and National Museum of the US Navy Partner to Host Solar Eclipse Fair  (17 August 2017)
The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) and the National Museum of the U.S. Navy (NMUSN) have teamed up to host a solar eclipse fair Aug. 21.
Naval Research Laboratory Receives Patent for Carbon Capture Device  (3 October 2017)
Naval Research Laboratory's (NRL) Materials Science & Technology Division and Chemistry Division have received a U.S. patent for an Electrolytic-Cation Exchange Module (E-CEM), a key step in synthetic fuel production from seawater, August 1.
NRL Researcher Makes an Impact in the Lone Star State  (26 October 2017)
With a goal of raising awareness about the U.S Naval Research Laboratory's (NRL) mission, an NRL researcher traveled to the Lone Star State during Fort Worth Navy Week, Oct. 23-25.
NRL Researchers Advance Fleet Weather Predictions Through Innovation, Collaboration  (11 December 2017)
The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory's Marine Meteorology Division in Monterey, California, houses a team of scientists and engineers who work in conjunction with the lab's broader scientific community to provide the fleet with the most accurate weather forecasts possible.
NRL Updates Tropical Cyclone Weather Predicting Model  (12 December 2017)
NRL COAMPS®-TC improves forecasts and evacuation correctness in both the Pacific and Atlantic oceans and enhances the safety of U.S. Navy ships, aircraft, and the civilian population.
NRL Improves Optical Efficiency in Nanophotonic Devices  (5 January 2018)
Nanophotonic devices have direct applications for use in ultra-high resolution microscopes, solar energy harvesting, optical computing and targeted medical therapies.
Navy Research Meteorologists Win Unique AMS Award  (12 January 2018)
An interdisciplinary team of scientists, including meteorologists from the Navy Research Laboratory's (NRL) Marine Meteorology Division, received the American Meteorological Society's (AMS) unique "Special Award," Jan. 10.
NRL Partners with Naval Academy to Forge Stronger Research Relationship  (30 January 2018)
The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) and the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) signed a comprehensive memorandum of agreement (MOA), Jan. 24, to foster greater educational development of academy midshipmen and further the science and technology efforts of the Navy.
NRL Celebrates 60 Years in Space with Vanguard  (14 March 2018)
Sixty years ago, March 17, 1958, the Navy launched Vanguard I, the Navy's first Earth-orbiting satellite, and the oldest remaining man-made object in space.
NRL Meteorologist Presents New Wildfire Climate Research to Global Scientists  (13 April 2018)
Last year was a record year for wildfires across the globe, and their impact on the atmosphere remains highly uncertain. Thanks to new research from expert scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, the world is gaining more insight into what drives these massive and escalating events.
NRL Names Sandhoo as Superintendent for Spacecraft Engineering  (16 April 2018)
On April 1, 2018, Dr. Gurpartap "GP" Sandhoo was selected for appointment to the Senior Executive Service at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) and for assignment as the Superintendent for Spacecraft Engineering department of the Naval Center for Space Technology (NCST).

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