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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 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'

2014 JPL Outstanding Postdoctoral Research Awards
Winners of the annual 2014 Postdoc Research Day gave seminars on their research and were presented with plaques to commemorate the event. Read the news release '2014 JPL Outstanding Postdoctoral Research Awards'

Solar Power, Origami-Style
Origami has been a hot topic in technology recently. Brian Trease at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has been thinking about how it could be used in spacecraft. Read the news release 'Solar Power, Origami-Style'

The Future is Now: Concepts Chosen for Study
Five technology proposals, including one from JPL, have been selected for continued study under the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program. Read the news release 'The Future is Now: Concepts Chosen for Study'


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