News Board

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.

Image of NASA Ozone Study May Benefit Air Standards, Climate
01.16.13

A new NASA-led study finds that when it comes to combating global warming caused by emissions of ozone-forming chemicals, location matters.

Image of Bubbling up Organics in an Ocean Vent Simulator
01.16.13

This week, scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory are running an experiment simulating a deep ocean hydrothermal vent to test theories about the origins of life.

Image of 25th Annual High-Tech Small Business Conference
12.13.12

JPL will present this event on March 5-6, 2013 in Los Angeles, Calif.

Image of Deep Space Atomic Clock Ticks Toward Success
12.12.12

Dr. Todd Ely, principal investigator for NASA's Deep Space Atomic Clock at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., spotlights the paradigm-busting innovations now in development to revolutionize spaceflight navigation.

Image of NASA Study Could Improve Hurricane Strength Forecasts
11.29.12

Forecasters could be able to predict how intense tropical cyclones like Hurricane Sandy will be by analyzing relative-humidity levels within their large-scale environments.

Image of What Goes Down Must Come Back Up
11.19.12

In 2010-11, global sea level fell nearly a quarter inch. But, when it comes to long-term sea level, what comes down must eventually come back up.

Image of Quakesim and NASA Mobile App Win NASA Software Award
09.20.12

NASA software that models the behavior of earthquake faults and NASA's first mobile application are co-winners of NASA's 2012 Software of the Year Award.

Image of Researchers Brew Up Organics on Ice
09.18.12

JPL researchers are creating concoctions of organics, or carbon-bearing molecules, on ice in the lab, then zapping them with lasers.

Image of 2012 JPL Outstanding Postdoctoral Research Awards
09.04.12

Winners of the annual 2012 Postdoc Research Day gave seminars on their research and were presented with plaques to commemorate the event.

Image of Up, Up, and Away
08.30.12

Teams from JPL and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo conduct a balloon technology demonstration field test for an upcoming CubeSat launch.

Image of President Obama Honors NASA Scientists and Engineers
07.23.12

President Obama has named six NASA individuals, including one from JPL, as recipients of the 2011 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).

Image of Researchers Develop New Amp to Study the Universe
07.17.12

Researchers at JPL and Caltech have developed an instrument for exploring the cosmos and the quantum world.

Image of NASA Tests Future Mars Landing Technology
06.12.12

For the first time in decades, NASA is reinventing the type of parachutes being used to land on Mars.

Image of Visitors get and Inside Look at JPL’s Science & Technology
06.12.12

JPL’s annual Open House event gave visitors an up close look at the lab’s science and technology research efforts.

Image of GALEX: Managing the Unexpected
05.31.12

Recounting of the GALEX project shows small projects can be as technically challenging as big ones.

Image of Follow @JPL_Technology on Twitter
05.31.12

Follow announcements from the Office of the Chief Technologist at JPL

Image of New JPL Technology Page on Facebook
05.31.12

Come join the conversation on the new JPL Technology Facebook page.

Image of Science and Technology on Display at Open House
05.30.12

JPL's annual Open House will take place June 9-10, 2012. Check out the exciting exhibits on the science and technology research.

Image of People at JPL
05.02.12

The Discover JPL brochure, a student research report developed in partnership with JPL's University Research Affairs office, is the recent recipient of several Communicator Awards that recognize excellence in communications.

Image of Study Finds Surprising Arctic Methane Emission Source
04.23.12

The Arctic region is home to large reservoirs of the potent greenhouse gas methane. A new study with NASA contributions finds the Arctic Ocean may be an important source.

Image of Microdevices Laboratory 2011 Annual Report Released
04.19.12

JPL's MDL has released its annual report for 2011.

Image of NASA to Fly Deep Space Atomic Clock to Improve Navigation Technology
04.10.12

NASA is preparing to fly a Deep Space Atomic Clock, or DSAC, demonstration that will revolutionize the way we conduct deep-space navigation.

Image of NASA Views Our Perpetually Moving Ocean
04.10.12

The swirling flows of tens of thousands of ocean currents are captured in a new NASA scientific visualization created with the help of JPL satellite and model data.

Image of NASA Announces 2012 Carl Sagan Fellows
04.03.12

NASA has announced the 2012 Sagan Exoplanet Fellowships, a program designed to encourage new talent in the area of exoplanet research.

Image of Juno: A Look Back at Successful Development
03.26.12

How the Juno team focused on reducing risk for this mission to Jupiter.

Image of NASA Finds Sea Ice Driving Arctic Air Pollutants
03.01.12

A NASA-led study finds Arctic sea ice loss may be intensifying release of bromine into the atmosphere, depleting ground-level ozone and depositing toxic mercury in the Arctic.

Image of NASA Pinning Down Where 'Here' is Better Than Ever
02.27.12

NASA is helping lead a global effort to upgrade systems used to determine a terrestrial reference frame for Earth and improve the accuracy of Earth observations from space.

Image of NASA Map Sees Earth's Trees in a New Light
02.21.12

A NASA-led science team has created an accurate, high-resolution map of the height of Earth's forests.

Image of JPL and Caltech CubeSat Proposals Move Forward
02.14.12

Cubesats from JPL/Caltech have been selected by NASA to fly as auxiliary payloads aboard rockets planned to launch in 2013 and 2014.

Image of KISS Selects Student Study at JPL
02.13.12

KISS has announced that it will fund a new student-led mini program, giving a handful of students a chance to develop instruments for the Axel rover,

Image of Advanced Communications Testbed for Space Station
02.13.12

An orbiting laboratory will soon provide new and improved ways for future space travelers to communicate.

Image of Getting a Charge Out of Wasted Automobile Heat
02.13.12

Only about 25 percent of the energy in every gallon of gasoline you buy actually helps your vehicle to run. What if you could recover some of the wasted energy? JPL and automakers and developing technology to do just that.

Image of JPL to Host High-Tech Small Business Conference
01.31.12

JPL will host the 24th annual High-Tech Conference for Small Business on Tuesday, March 6, and Wednesday, March 7, at the Westin Los Angeles Airport Hotel.

Image of New Technology Transfer Page
01.24.12

Interested in spinoff technologies, commercialization, or licensing? Visit the new Technology Transfer site for more information.

Image of NASA Presents Software of the Year Award
12.08.11

Autonomous Exploration for Gathering Increased Science (AEGIS) software operating on the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, is NASA's 2011 Software of the Year recipient.

Image of Big Science Comes in Small and Automated Packages
11.22.11

Researchers at JPL have developed a new chip that can carry out wet-chemistry experiments without human interaction.

Image of NASA Develops New Game-Changing Technology
11.17.11

NASA'S turning up the heat and weaving a path toward future exploration with development of new game-changing technologies.

Image of New Study Shows Very First Stars Not Monstrous
11.10.11

The very first stars in our universe were not the behemoths scientists had once thought, according to new simulations performed at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.

Image of Caltech Event Marks 75th Anniversary of JPL Rocket Tests
10.12.11

The 75th anniversary of the first rocket experiments at the site that became JPL will be celebrated with a free, public screening of a new documentary at Caltech on Oct. 25.

Image of NASA Leads Study of Unprecedented Arctic Ozone Loss
10.03.11

A NASA-led study has documented an unprecedented depletion of Earth's protective ozone layer above the Arctic last winter and spring caused by an unusually prolonged period of extremely low temperatures in the stratosphere.

Image of NASA Space Telescope Finds Fewer Asteroids Near Earth
09.29.11

New observations by NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, show there are significantly fewer near-Earth asteroids in the mid-size range than previously thought.

Image of NASA Announces Two Game-Changing Space Technology Projects
09.19.11

NASA has selected two game-changing space technology projects for development, both with JPL involvement.

Image of 2011 JPL Outstanding Postdoctoral Research Awards
09.19.11

Winners of the annual 2011 Postdoc Research Day gave seminars on their research and were presented with plaques to commemorate the event.

Image of NASA Mars Research Helps Find Buried Water on Earth
09.15.11

A NASA-led team has used radar sounding technology developed to explore Mars' subsurface to map, for the first time, freshwater aquifers buried deep beneath an Earth desert.

Image of Discover JPL
09.01.11

The new 'Discover JPL' brochure gives an inside look at JPL's collaborative relationships with the academic community. These partnerships provide accelerated innovation for NASA’s missions and the discovery of new science & technology opportunities.

Image of NASA Picks Three Proposals for Flight Demonstration
08.22.11

NASA has selected three proposals, including one from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., as Technology Demonstration Missions to transform space communications, deep space navigation and in-space propulsion capabilities.

Image of NASA Research Yields Full Map of Antarctic Ice Flow
08.18.11

NASA-funded researchers have created the first complete map of the speed and direction of ice flow in Antarctica.

Image of NASA Research Confirms it's a Small World, After All
08.16.11

Our planet Earth is not expanding, as some scientists had previously speculated.

Image of Herschel Telescope Detects Oxygen Molecules in Space
08.01.11

The Herschel Space Observatory's large telescope and state-of-the-art infrared detectors have provided the first confirmed finding of oxygen molecules in space.

Image of NASA Awards Space Technology Research Fellowship Grants
07.28.11

NASA has selected the inaugural class of Space Technology Research Fellows.

Image of NASA Ozone Study May Benefit Air Standards, Climate
01.16.13

A new NASA-led study finds that when it comes to combating global warming caused by emissions of ozone-forming chemicals, location matters.

Image of Bubbling up Organics in an Ocean Vent Simulator
01.16.13

This week, scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory are running an experiment simulating a deep ocean hydrothermal vent to test theories about the origins of life.

Image of 25th Annual High-Tech Small Business Conference
12.13.12

JPL will present this event on March 5-6, 2013 in Los Angeles, Calif.

Image of Deep Space Atomic Clock Ticks Toward Success
12.12.12

Dr. Todd Ely, principal investigator for NASA's Deep Space Atomic Clock at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., spotlights the paradigm-busting innovations now in development to revolutionize spaceflight navigation.

Image of NASA Study Could Improve Hurricane Strength Forecasts
11.29.12

Forecasters could be able to predict how intense tropical cyclones like Hurricane Sandy will be by analyzing relative-humidity levels within their large-scale environments.

Image of What Goes Down Must Come Back Up
11.19.12

In 2010-11, global sea level fell nearly a quarter inch. But, when it comes to long-term sea level, what comes down must eventually come back up.

Image of Quakesim and NASA Mobile App Win NASA Software Award
09.20.12

NASA software that models the behavior of earthquake faults and NASA's first mobile application are co-winners of NASA's 2012 Software of the Year Award.

Image of Researchers Brew Up Organics on Ice
09.18.12

JPL researchers are creating concoctions of organics, or carbon-bearing molecules, on ice in the lab, then zapping them with lasers.

Image of 2012 JPL Outstanding Postdoctoral Research Awards
09.04.12

Winners of the annual 2012 Postdoc Research Day gave seminars on their research and were presented with plaques to commemorate the event.

Image of Up, Up, and Away
08.30.12

Teams from JPL and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo conduct a balloon technology demonstration field test for an upcoming CubeSat launch.

Image of President Obama Honors NASA Scientists and Engineers
07.23.12

President Obama has named six NASA individuals, including one from JPL, as recipients of the 2011 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).

Image of Researchers Develop New Amp to Study the Universe
07.17.12

Researchers at JPL and Caltech have developed an instrument for exploring the cosmos and the quantum world.

Image of NASA Tests Future Mars Landing Technology
06.12.12

For the first time in decades, NASA is reinventing the type of parachutes being used to land on Mars.

Image of Visitors get and Inside Look at JPL’s Science & Technology
06.12.12

JPL’s annual Open House event gave visitors an up close look at the lab’s science and technology research efforts.

Image of GALEX: Managing the Unexpected
05.31.12

Recounting of the GALEX project shows small projects can be as technically challenging as big ones.

Image of Follow @JPL_Technology on Twitter
05.31.12

Follow announcements from the Office of the Chief Technologist at JPL

Image of New JPL Technology Page on Facebook
05.31.12

Come join the conversation on the new JPL Technology Facebook page.

Image of Science and Technology on Display at Open House
05.30.12

JPL's annual Open House will take place June 9-10, 2012. Check out the exciting exhibits on the science and technology research.

Image of People at JPL
05.02.12

The Discover JPL brochure, a student research report developed in partnership with JPL's University Research Affairs office, is the recent recipient of several Communicator Awards that recognize excellence in communications.

Image of Study Finds Surprising Arctic Methane Emission Source
04.23.12

The Arctic region is home to large reservoirs of the potent greenhouse gas methane. A new study with NASA contributions finds the Arctic Ocean may be an important source.

Image of Microdevices Laboratory 2011 Annual Report Released
04.19.12

JPL's MDL has released its annual report for 2011.

Image of NASA to Fly Deep Space Atomic Clock to Improve Navigation Technology
04.10.12

NASA is preparing to fly a Deep Space Atomic Clock, or DSAC, demonstration that will revolutionize the way we conduct deep-space navigation.

Image of NASA Views Our Perpetually Moving Ocean
04.10.12

The swirling flows of tens of thousands of ocean currents are captured in a new NASA scientific visualization created with the help of JPL satellite and model data.

Image of NASA Announces 2012 Carl Sagan Fellows
04.03.12

NASA has announced the 2012 Sagan Exoplanet Fellowships, a program designed to encourage new talent in the area of exoplanet research.

Image of Juno: A Look Back at Successful Development
03.26.12

How the Juno team focused on reducing risk for this mission to Jupiter.

Image of NASA Finds Sea Ice Driving Arctic Air Pollutants
03.01.12

A NASA-led study finds Arctic sea ice loss may be intensifying release of bromine into the atmosphere, depleting ground-level ozone and depositing toxic mercury in the Arctic.

Image of NASA Pinning Down Where 'Here' is Better Than Ever
02.27.12

NASA is helping lead a global effort to upgrade systems used to determine a terrestrial reference frame for Earth and improve the accuracy of Earth observations from space.

Image of NASA Map Sees Earth's Trees in a New Light
02.21.12

A NASA-led science team has created an accurate, high-resolution map of the height of Earth's forests.

Image of JPL and Caltech CubeSat Proposals Move Forward
02.14.12

Cubesats from JPL/Caltech have been selected by NASA to fly as auxiliary payloads aboard rockets planned to launch in 2013 and 2014.

Image of KISS Selects Student Study at JPL
02.13.12

KISS has announced that it will fund a new student-led mini program, giving a handful of students a chance to develop instruments for the Axel rover,

Image of Advanced Communications Testbed for Space Station
02.13.12

An orbiting laboratory will soon provide new and improved ways for future space travelers to communicate.

Image of Getting a Charge Out of Wasted Automobile Heat
02.13.12

Only about 25 percent of the energy in every gallon of gasoline you buy actually helps your vehicle to run. What if you could recover some of the wasted energy? JPL and automakers and developing technology to do just that.

Image of JPL to Host High-Tech Small Business Conference
01.31.12

JPL will host the 24th annual High-Tech Conference for Small Business on Tuesday, March 6, and Wednesday, March 7, at the Westin Los Angeles Airport Hotel.

Image of New Technology Transfer Page
01.24.12

Interested in spinoff technologies, commercialization, or licensing? Visit the new Technology Transfer site for more information.

Image of NASA Presents Software of the Year Award
12.08.11

Autonomous Exploration for Gathering Increased Science (AEGIS) software operating on the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, is NASA's 2011 Software of the Year recipient.

Image of Big Science Comes in Small and Automated Packages
11.22.11

Researchers at JPL have developed a new chip that can carry out wet-chemistry experiments without human interaction.

Image of NASA Develops New Game-Changing Technology
11.17.11

NASA'S turning up the heat and weaving a path toward future exploration with development of new game-changing technologies.

Image of New Study Shows Very First Stars Not Monstrous
11.10.11

The very first stars in our universe were not the behemoths scientists had once thought, according to new simulations performed at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.

Image of Caltech Event Marks 75th Anniversary of JPL Rocket Tests
10.12.11

The 75th anniversary of the first rocket experiments at the site that became JPL will be celebrated with a free, public screening of a new documentary at Caltech on Oct. 25.

Image of NASA Leads Study of Unprecedented Arctic Ozone Loss
10.03.11

A NASA-led study has documented an unprecedented depletion of Earth's protective ozone layer above the Arctic last winter and spring caused by an unusually prolonged period of extremely low temperatures in the stratosphere.

Image of NASA Space Telescope Finds Fewer Asteroids Near Earth
09.29.11

New observations by NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, show there are significantly fewer near-Earth asteroids in the mid-size range than previously thought.

Image of NASA Announces Two Game-Changing Space Technology Projects
09.19.11

NASA has selected two game-changing space technology projects for development, both with JPL involvement.

Image of 2011 JPL Outstanding Postdoctoral Research Awards
09.19.11

Winners of the annual 2011 Postdoc Research Day gave seminars on their research and were presented with plaques to commemorate the event.

Image of NASA Mars Research Helps Find Buried Water on Earth
09.15.11

A NASA-led team has used radar sounding technology developed to explore Mars' subsurface to map, for the first time, freshwater aquifers buried deep beneath an Earth desert.

Image of Discover JPL
09.01.11

The new 'Discover JPL' brochure gives an inside look at JPL's collaborative relationships with the academic community. These partnerships provide accelerated innovation for NASA’s missions and the discovery of new science & technology opportunities.

Image of NASA Picks Three Proposals for Flight Demonstration
08.22.11

NASA has selected three proposals, including one from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., as Technology Demonstration Missions to transform space communications, deep space navigation and in-space propulsion capabilities.

Image of NASA Research Yields Full Map of Antarctic Ice Flow
08.18.11

NASA-funded researchers have created the first complete map of the speed and direction of ice flow in Antarctica.

Image of NASA Research Confirms it's a Small World, After All
08.16.11

Our planet Earth is not expanding, as some scientists had previously speculated.

Image of Herschel Telescope Detects Oxygen Molecules in Space
08.01.11

The Herschel Space Observatory's large telescope and state-of-the-art infrared detectors have provided the first confirmed finding of oxygen molecules in space.

Image of NASA Awards Space Technology Research Fellowship Grants
07.28.11

NASA has selected the inaugural class of Space Technology Research Fellows.