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Happy Earth Day!

NRL is committed to keeping our environment safe as we carry out our mission of ensuring our Sailors and Marines are the most technologically advanced in the world.

NRL had a great time this week in Colorado Springs at the Space Foundation's 34th annual Space Symposium discussing the future of satellite operations with attendees.

If you stopped by the booth this week, tell us about your favorite demo! If not, enjoy these moments captured throughout the conference.

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Welcome back to Labstracts: the Weekly NRL Email Digest!

This week, we recap our presence at the 34th Annual Space Symposium, talk about wildfire thunderstorms, and congratulate some big accomplishments for our employees.

We hope you enjoy this weeks content! Not subscribed? Visit our home page at www.nrl.navy.mil and enter your email into the Labstracts box.

The Naval Satellite Operations Enterprise is a new flexible, resilient, automated command and control for all satellite systems. It will be the future of satellite operations, expected to bring an edge to our military.

NRL's history in conducting satellite operations dates back to 1956, when it established the nation's first satellite tracking system to support Vanguard I. Sixty years later, NRL's Naval Center for Space Technology continues to evolve with the vision of "creating the future of space operations."

The Naval Satellite Operations Enterprise combines a mission operations center, satellite operations center, ground station and data processing with an automated process.

Visit NRL at the 34th annual Space Symposium to view a demonstration of the new technology.

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The NRL group that created the Poppy satellite is still at the forefront of space engineering. The Naval Center for Space Technology continues to have the in-house expertise to take on experimental technology development for government customers.

Today, our engineers design, manufacture, test, launch and operate as well as transition new technologies to industry.

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A Look at the Poppy

NRO Chief Historian Dr. James Outzen discusses NRO's history and the Poppy artifact at the 34th Space Symposium.

Posted by National Reconnaissance Office on Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Tune into the National Reconnaissance Office's Facebook page at 10:30 am EST as they go live from the floor of the 34th annual Space Symposium with their Chief Historian to discuss their collaboration with NRL on Poppy!

Poppy, originally developed by NRL, was a satellite that went up in 1962 to search for and collect electronic intelligence signals from Soviet Union air and ballistic missile defense systems and air defense radars. It also supported the U.S. Navy in providing ocean surveillance information during its mission.

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NRL is showcasing the future of satellite operations and its space debris detection systems while joining other government and industry space leaders at the Space Foundation's 34th Space Symposium April 16-19 in Colorado Springs.

If you are attending the symposium, see below for a schedule of demonstrations happening each day at our booth!

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Dr. David Peterson, a meteorologist with NRL's Marine Meteorology Division, discussed his recent research on wildfire-driven thunderstorms at a press conference on Wednesday during the European Geosciences Union - EGU annual General Assembly in Vienna, Austria, held April 8-13.

“I am excited to share our results, which are based on nearly two decades of research at NRL,” Peterson said. “We provide a unique perspective on extreme wildfire behavior and its impact on the Earth’s atmosphere system.”

Welcome back to Labstracts: the Weekly NRL Email Digest!

This week, we recap NRL's participation at Sea Air Space. NRL joined the Naval Research Enterprise in showcasing some of the different technologies and research initiatives that make the U.S. Navy the most innovative and technologically advanced in the world. Click inside to see what we brought to the table!

We hope you enjoy this weeks content! Not subscribed? Visit our home page at www.nrl.navy.mil and enter your email into the Labstracts box.

This week, scientists from NRL and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory are collaborating to ensure that our future forces are given the best possible technologies!

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Dr. Glen Henshaw, a robiticist at NRL, spoke with Military Times at Sea Air Space yesterday about his work on a next-generation tool that will assist Sailors and Marines on the battlefield.

The Meso-scale Robotic Locomotion Initiative, or MeRLIn, is a quadruped reconnaissance tool, able to maneuver difficult terrains and tight spaces that might be too challenging for other wheeled robotics. With its small and lightweight architecture, the MeRLIn is an efficient field device that can be deployed from the backpack of a Sailor or Marine.

"We are at Sea Air Space to help connect our technologies with the uniformed folks that are here looking for technologies as well as industry partners who are here looking for a way to connect the three of us...all of this for the purpose of supporting the warfighter in the end." -Dr. Dan Edwards, NRL Aerospace Engineer

Join the Naval Research Enterprise at #SAS2018 tomorrow to explore the future of naval innovation.

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NRL at Sea Air Space 2018

"We are at Sea Air Space to help connect our technologies with the uniformed folks that are here looking for technologies as well as industry partners who are here looking for a way to connect the three of us...all of this for the purpose of supporting the warfighter in the end." -Dr. Dan Edwards, NRL Aerospace EngineerJoin the Naval Research Enterprise at #SAS2018 tomorrow to explore the future of naval innovation. Office of Naval Research

Posted by U.S. Naval Research Laboratory - NRL on Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Join the Naval Research Enterprise as we discuss the future of naval innovation at Sea Air Space today!

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And that's a wrap for this year's USA Science & Engineering Festival!

NRL had a great time talking about how our scientists and researchers use STEM every day to ensure the U.S. Navy is equipped with cutting edge technology and brilliant minds to make it happen!

Below are some photos of the awesome time we had this weekend!

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It’s the last day of the USA Science & Engineering Festival, so if you’re in the area join NRL and learn about how our scientists and researchers keep the U.S. Navy on the cutting edge of technology!

Yesterday, our researchers had a great time talking STEM with festival attendees! Check out our Twitter page for trivia throughout the day and visit our booth to see cool STEM demonstrations from our researchers!

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NRL is at the USA Science & Engineering Festival this weekend showcasing how our researchers use STEM to ensure the U.S. Navy is the most technologically advanced in the world!

Visit our booth to experience engaging demonstrations and talk to our researchers about how they were inspired to pursue a career in STEM. Head over to NRL’s Twitter page to participate in trivia throughout the day!

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This weekend NRL will be participating in the nation's largest celebration of STEM at the USA Science & Engineering Festival! At our booth, attendees will find interactive, scientific demonstrations that showcase how important STEM is to supporting the U.S. Navy!

Tomorrow night, NRL will be at the STEM Career Fair from 3-8 pm. Stop by to discuss future career opportunities and NRL’s STEM Student Employment Program. The event is open to undergraduate and graduate students and is free when you pre-register below!

https://usasciencefestival.org/student-registration-stem-career-fair-night/

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Welcome back to Labstracts: the Weekly NRL Email Digest!

This week, we talk award winners, connecting the lab to the Fleet, and preface our involvement in this weekend's USA Science and Engineering Festival.

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Congratulations to Dr. Brian Justus on his induction into the National Academy of Inventors!

“As a Department of Defense scientist, being inducted as a NAI Fellow is a very welcome recognition of our work, and it’s rare because most Fellows are academics,” said Justus. “I feel very fortunate that all of my work here at NRL has been extremely interesting and incredibly rewarding.”

Justus, head of NRL's Optical Physics Branch, joined the lab upon completing his Ph.D. in physical chemistry at University of California, Riverside. During his 35-year career at NRL, Justus registered about 30 patents with the United States Patent and Trademark Office in several different scientific areas.

Eighty-three years ago today, NRL's entire staff gathered for a portrait. In 1935, the lab was comprised of only 100 employees, all able to fit inside one staged photo together.

Today, NRL is home to approximately 2,500 employees who carry on the legacy of ensuring that the U.S. Navy is the most technologically advanced in the world!

Try fitting that in one portrait!

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"As women in science, we need to encourage those coming behind us, that there are no limits to what you can do... and to stand up for what you believe in and break down those barriers." - Dr. Virginia Wheeler, Materials Research Engineer at NRL.

As we bring Women’s History Month to a close, NRL would like to recognize all of the amazing women scientists and support staff that keep our shop running, no matter how big or small the task.

The video below highlights a few of those amazing women and their experiences as women in science and engineering.

Breaking Barriers

"As women in science, we need to encourage those coming behind us, that there are no limits to what you can do... and to stand up for what you believe in and break down those barriers." - Dr. Virginia Wheeler, Materials Research Engineer at NRL.As we bring Women’s History Month to a close, NRL would like to recognize all of the amazing women scientists and support staff that keep our shop running, no matter how big or small the task. The video below highlights a few of those amazing women and their experiences as women in science and engineering.

Posted by U.S. Naval Research Laboratory - NRL on Friday, March 30, 2018

NRL's Dr. Dan Phillips was on Good Morning Washington earlier today as Captain America talking about his charity work with Hope for Henry!

Welcome back to Labstracts: the Weekly NRL Email Digest!

This week, we celebrate National Employee Appreciation Day and talk about our Ocean Dynamics and Prediction Branch.

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Scientist by day, superhero by night!

When Dr. Dan Phillips isn't conducting cutting-edge research as a synthetic biologist at NRL, he volunteers his time with Hope for Henry, a Washington, D.C. based non-profit organization, where he channels Captain America and visits local children's hospitals with other super-powered friends.

"I was always into comic books and attending comic conventions," said Phillips. "I met a friend at a comic convention who was involved with the organization, and I decided I wanted to be Captain America, so I bought the suit and I've been involved for about three years now."

Dr. Phillips is scheduled to be on Good Morning Washington tomorrow morning to discuss his volunteer experience donning the stars and stripes.

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Welcome back to Labstracts: the Weekly NRL Email Digest!

This week, we talk pathogen detection, international STEM, and continue to celebrate Women's History Month.

We hope you enjoy this weeks content! Not subscribed? Visit our home page at www.nrl.navy.mil and enter your email into the Labstracts box.

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