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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.
Smallest 3-D Camera Offers Brain Surgery Innovation
A tiny 3-D camera for potential use in brain surgery, has been honored with a technology award. Read the news release 'Smallest 3-D Camera Offers Brain Surgery Innovation'

Gecko Grippers Moving On Up
Geckos have inspired a technology to make things stick together in space. Read the news release 'Gecko Grippers Moving On Up'

Researchers Use 'Seafloor Gardens' to Switch on Light Bulb
How did the very first life forms on Earth get an electrical boost? New laboratory experiments offer clues. Read the news release 'Researchers Use 'Seafloor Gardens' to Switch on Light Bulb'

Tracking A Mysterious Group of Asteroid Outcasts
Astronomers may have found the source of a particularly hard-to-spot group of near-Earth asteroids, thanks to a once-dormant NASA space telescope. Read the news release 'Tracking A Mysterious Group of Asteroid Outcasts'

A Wi-Fi Reflector Chip To Speed Up Wearables
Researchers at JPL and UCLA have developed a technology that could reduce the power needed to send information from wearable devices Read the news release 'A Wi-Fi Reflector Chip To Speed Up Wearables'

Could 'Windbots' Someday Explore the Skies of Jupiter?
Wind-harvesting robotic probes might someday explore the atmospheres of other planets, as well as our home planet, thanks to an innovative NASA JPL study. Read the news release 'Could 'Windbots' Someday Explore the Skies of Jupiter?'

NASA Selects Leading-Edge Technology Concepts for Continued Study
NASA has selected seven technology proposals for continued study under Phase II of the agency's Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program, including one from JPL Read the news release 'NASA Selects Leading-Edge Technology Concepts for Continued Study'

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'

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