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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.
OPALS: Light Beams Let Data Rates Soar
You may know opals as fiery gemstones, but something special called OPALS is floating above us in space. Read the news release 'OPALS: Light Beams Let Data Rates Soar'

Two Robots, One Challenge, Endless Possibility
An innovative robot developed at JPL will perform several disaster-relief tasks in next year's DARPA Robotics Challenge finals. Read the news release 'Two Robots, One Challenge, Endless Possibility'

Students 'Keep It Moving' for Contest at JPL
Twenty teams of students from Southern California middle and high schools, plus seven JPL teams, competed in the JPL Invention Challenge, called 'Keep It Moving.' Read the news release 'Students 'Keep It Moving' for Contest at JPL'

NASA Airborne Campaigns Tackle Climate Questions
Five new NASA airborne field campaigns, including one from JPL, will take to the skies in 2015 to investigate how air pollution, warming ocean waters and fires affect climate. Read the news release 'NASA Airborne Campaigns Tackle Climate Questions'

NASA Seeks Comments on Possible Airship Challenge
NASA is considering issuing a challenge for developing stratospheric airships that can break records for duration of flight at high altitudes. Read the news release 'NASA Seeks Comments on Possible Airship Challenge'

JPL and Caltech to Host 2018 COSPAR Conference
The Committee on Space Research (COSPAR), an international scientific organization, will have its 2018 meeting in Pasadena, California, hosted by Caltech and supported by JPL. Read the news release 'JPL and Caltech to Host 2018 COSPAR Conference'

NASA Saucer Named 'Best of What's New'
NASA's 'flying saucer' has earned recognition from Popular Science magazine as an innovation worthy of the publication's 'Best of What's New' Award in the aerospace category. Read the news release 'NASA Saucer Named 'Best of What's New''

Researchers Advance 'Quantum Teleportation'
New research from JPL could have implications for transmitting information securely, including communications between Earth and spacecraft. Read the news release 'Researchers Advance 'Quantum Teleportation''

NASA Rocket Experiment: Universe is Brighter Than We Thought
A NASA sounding rocket experiment has detected a surprising surplus of infrared light in the dark space between galaxies, a diffuse cosmic glow as bright as all known galaxies combined. Read the news release 'NASA Rocket Experiment: Universe is Brighter Than We Thought'

Cold Atom Laboratory Chills Atoms to New Lows
NASA's Cold Atom Laboratory mission has succeeded in producing a state of matter known as a Bose-Einstein condensate, a key breakthrough for the instrument. Read the news release 'Cold Atom Laboratory Chills Atoms to New Lows'


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