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Four scientists win the Los Alamos Medal

Cram, Deaven, Menlove and Moyzis receive Laboratory’s highest honor LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Dec. 13, 2017—Los Alamos National Laboratory will award four former researchers with the Los Alamos Medal for their scientific contributions. Scott Cram, Larry Deaven, Robert Moyzis and Howard Menlove will receive the award, the highest honor bestowed by the Laboratory. The team of [...]

Four scientists win the Los Alamos Medal 2017-12-13T13:09:29+00:00

Computer simulations reveal roots of drug resistance

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Dec. 4, 2017—New supercomputer simulations have revealed the role of transport proteins called efflux pumps in creating drug-resistance in bacteria, research that could lead to improving the drugs’ effectiveness against life-threatening diseases and restoring the efficacy of defunct antibiotics. “By understanding how the pump moves and dynamically behaves, we can potentially find [...]

Computer simulations reveal roots of drug resistance 2017-12-05T13:11:11+00:00

Los Alamos research fundamental to first efficacy study for mosaic HIV-1 preventive vaccine

Novel viral analysis approach leads to potential ‘global vaccine’ LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Nov. 30, 2017—Just in time for World AIDS Day (Dec. 1) international partners are announcing the first efficacy study for an investigational HIV-1-preventive “mosaic” vaccine. Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson are joining forces with The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and [...]

Los Alamos research fundamental to first efficacy study for mosaic HIV-1 preventive vaccine 2017-11-30T13:10:28+00:00

New director named at Los Alamos National Laboratory

Wallace to become director January 1, 2018 LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico, Nov. 28, 2017— Dr. Terry Wallace has been appointed Director of Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and President of Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS), the company that manages and operates the Laboratory for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). The appointments were announced [...]

New director named at Los Alamos National Laboratory 2017-11-29T13:09:42+00:00

Eight Los Alamos innovations win R&D 100 Awards

“Oscars of Invention” honor the latest and best innovations of the past year LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Nov. 20, 2017—Eight Los Alamos National Laboratory technologies won R&D 100 Awards last week at R&D Magazine’s annual ceremony in Orlando, Florida. “The R&D 100 Awards represent the breadth, depth and innovation of the science and engineering at our [...]

Eight Los Alamos innovations win R&D 100 Awards 2017-11-20T13:10:44+00:00

Two Los Alamos scientists honored by AAAS

American Association for the Advancement of Science taps Garcia, Smilowitz with Fellowships LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Nov. 20, 2017—Prominent researchers Angel E. Garcia and Laura Smilowitz of Los Alamos National Laboratory have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as a Fellow of AAAS is an honor bestowed upon [...]

Two Los Alamos scientists honored by AAAS 2017-11-21T13:09:09+00:00

Quantum dots amplify light with electrical pumping

Los Alamos achieves light amplification with electrically stimulated quantum dots, critical step towards solution-processible laser diodes LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Nov. 20, 2017— In a breakthrough development, Los Alamos scientists have shown that they can successfully amplify light using electrically excited films of the chemically synthesized semiconductor nanocrystals known as quantum dots. The quantum dot films [...]

Quantum dots amplify light with electrical pumping 2017-11-21T13:09:10+00:00

Los Alamos’ Trinity Supercomputer lands on two top-10 lists

Trinity is the seventh fastest supercomputer in the world LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Nov. 16, 2017—The Trinity Supercomputer at Los Alamos National Laboratory was recently named as a top 10 supercomputer on two lists: it made number three on the High Performance Conjugate Gradients (HPCG) Benchmark project, and is number seven on the TOP500 list. “Trinity [...]

Los Alamos’ Trinity Supercomputer lands on two top-10 lists 2017-11-17T13:09:32+00:00

Observatory in Mexico sheds light on origin of excess positrons in outer space

Laboratory collaboration points to dark matter as possible source LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Nov. 16, 2017—Using new data from the High-Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) Gamma-Ray Observatory in Mexico, researchers have ruled out two pulsars previously believed to be the source of excess positrons just above the Earth’s atmosphere. That leaves the positrons’ origin a mystery that [...]

Observatory in Mexico sheds light on origin of excess positrons in outer space 2017-11-16T13:09:19+00:00

Scalable clusters make HPC R&D easy as Raspberry Pi

System with thousands of nodes brings affordable testbed to supercomputing system-software developers LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Nov. 13, 2017—A quest to help the systems software community work on very large supercomputers without having to actually test on them has spawned an affordable, scalable system using thousands of inexpensive Raspberry Pi nodes. It brings a powerful high-performance-computing [...]

Scalable clusters make HPC R&D easy as Raspberry Pi 2017-11-13T13:08:37+00:00