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The Media Relations Office at JPL is responsible for issuing press releases and hosting media events. As an institution, discussing new discoveries with the public is key to JPL's success as an institution. Below are selected press releases from JPL about new advances in many research fields.
NASA, Microsoft Collaborate to Bring Science Fiction to Science Fact
NASA and Microsoft are teaming up to develop Sidekick, a new project using commercial technology to empower astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Read the news release 'NASA, Microsoft Collaborate to Bring Science Fiction to Science Fact'

JPL, Caltech Team Up to Tackle Big-Data Projects
Scientists and engineers have a growing need for tools to help handle, explore and analyze big data. A new JPL/Caltech collaboration will help advance this important field. Read the news release 'JPL, Caltech Team Up to Tackle Big-Data Projects'

NASA Prepares for First Interplanetary CubeSats
When NASA launches its next mission on the journey to Mars - a stationary lander in 2016 - the flight will include the first two CubeSats sent to deep space. Read the news release 'NASA Prepares for First Interplanetary CubeSats'

RoboSimian Drives, Walks and Drills in Robotics Finals
The ape-like RoboSimian robot, developed at JPL, took fifth place in the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals. Read the news release 'RoboSimian Drives, Walks and Drills in Robotics Finals'

OPALS Boosts Space-to-Ground Optical Communications Research
Ever wonder why stars seem to twinkle? This effect is caused by variations in the density of our atmosphere that cause blurring in light coming from space. Read the news release 'OPALS Boosts Space-to-Ground Optical Communications Research'

NASA Research Reveals Europa's Mystery Dark Material Could Be Sea Salt
NASA laboratory experiments suggest the dark material coating some geological features of Jupiter's moon Europa is likely sea salt from a subsurface ocean, discolored by exposure to radiation. Read the news release 'NASA Research Reveals Europa's Mystery Dark Material Could Be Sea Salt'

NASA Selects Advanced Space Technology Concepts for More Study
NASA has selected 15 proposals, including one from JPL, for study under Phase I of the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts program, which aims to turn science fiction into science fact through the development of pioneering technologies. Read the news release 'NASA Selects Advanced Space Technology Concepts for More Study'

New Antenna for the SWOT Satellite Allows for High Data Rate Communication
Researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory have developed and demonstrated a new antenna for the SWOT telecommunication system in record time that is able to downlink high data rates. Read the news release 'New Antenna for the SWOT Satellite Allows for High Data Rate Communication'

DHS and NASA Technology Helps Save Four in Nepal Earthquake Disaster
Four men trapped under up to 10 feet of bricks, mud and other debris have been rescued in Nepal thanks to new search-and-rescue technology developed in partnership by the Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate and JPL. Read the news release 'DHS and NASA Technology Helps Save Four in Nepal Earthquake Disaster'

Deep Space Atomic Clock
The Deep Space Atomic Clock mission will explore how to better navigate spacecraft and collect data with more precision. Read the news release 'Deep Space Atomic Clock'

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