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Study confirms beetles exploit warm winters to expand range

Overpopulation actually limits their spread as larvae compete for food inside the bark LOS ALAMOS, N.M., June 19, 2018—A new study by Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists and colleagues confirms that increasing minimum winter temperatures allow beetles to expand their range but reveals that overcrowding can put the brakes on population growth. “It has long [...]

Study confirms beetles exploit warm winters to expand range 2018-06-19T14:12:00+00:00

Carbon nanotube optics poised to provide pathway to optical-based quantum cryptography and quantum computing

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., June 18, 2018—Researchers at Los Alamos and partners in France and Germany are exploring the enhanced potential of carbon nanotubes as single-photon emitters for quantum information processing. Their analysis of progress in the field is published in this week’s edition of the journal Nature Materials. “We are particularly interested in advances in [...]

Carbon nanotube optics poised to provide pathway to optical-based quantum cryptography and quantum computing 2018-06-18T14:09:54+00:00

TNT could be headed for retirement after 116 years on the job

Los Alamos National Laboratory and the U.S. Army working on a replacement for toxic TNT LOS ALAMOS, N.M., June 14, 2018—Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory in Aberdeen, Maryland have developed a novel “melt-cast” explosive material that could be a suitable replacement for Trinitrotoluene, more commonly known as TNT. [...]

TNT could be headed for retirement after 116 years on the job 2018-06-14T14:10:39+00:00

Unauthorized drone flights prohibited in Laboratory restricted airspace, including additional “No Drone Zone”

Program at Los Alamos the model for other nuclear sites Los Alamos, New Mexico, June 13, 2018–Los Alamos National Laboratory, in collaboration with the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), has deployed a system to counter all unauthorized unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) over its restricted airspace and an additional FAA [...]

Unauthorized drone flights prohibited in Laboratory restricted airspace, including additional “No Drone Zone” 2018-06-13T12:50:38+00:00

New elementary particle evidence found, ‘sterile neutrino’ long suspected

Los Alamos experiment at Fermilab explores potential ‘dark matter’ link, confirms earlier experiment LOS ALAMOS, N.M., June 6, 2018—New research results have potentially identified a fourth type of neutrino, a “sterile neutrino” particle. This particle provides challenges for the Standard Model of particle physics, if found to be a valid result in future experiments. The [...]

New elementary particle evidence found, ‘sterile neutrino’ long suspected 2018-06-13T12:51:35+00:00

Public lectures explore the power of light

Jennifer Hollingsworth will discuss the power of light in three Frontiers in Science public lectures. May 24, 2018 Jennifer Hollingsworth If the 20th century depended on electronics, it is predicted that the 21st century will depend as much on photonics: the science and application of making, detecting, controlling and transforming photons.- Jennifer Hollingsworth Laboratory Fellow [...]

Public lectures explore the power of light 2018-06-13T12:51:40+00:00

Mapping the body’s battle with Ebola and Zika

Los Alamos computers show how virus keys unlock a host cell, and where the fight begins LOS ALAMOS, N.M., May 14, 2018—The viruses that cause Ebola and Zika, daunting diseases that inspire concern at every outbreak, share a strong similarity in how they first infiltrate a host’s cells. Through the computer modeling capabilities of Los [...]

Mapping the body’s battle with Ebola and Zika 2018-06-13T12:51:42+00:00

Levitation yields better neutron-lifetime measurement

At last, potential corrections are not larger than uncertainties LOS ALAMOS, N.M., May 10, 2018—Being repulsive can have its advantages. In the case of an experiment at Los Alamos National Laboratory’s linear accelerator, a repulsive magnetic field and a clever detector system are allowing ultracold neutrons to be levitated so their actual lifetimes can be [...]

Levitation yields better neutron-lifetime measurement 2018-06-13T12:51:44+00:00

New high-resolution exascale Earth-modeling system announced for energy

Supercomputing advances will improve analysis of Earth system variability and energy sector needs LOS ALAMOS, N.M., April 23, 2018—A new Earth-modeling system unveiled today will have weather-scale resolution and use advanced computers to simulate aspects of Earth’s variability and anticipate decadal changes that will critically impact the U.S. energy sector in coming years. This multilaboratory [...]

New high-resolution exascale Earth-modeling system announced for energy 2018-06-19T14:12:22+00:00

Student teams showcase year-long computing projects

The Supercomputing Challenge is project-based learning geared to teaching a wide range of skills including computational thinking and computer programming NOTE TO EDITORS: Media are welcome to attend the awards ceremony from 9 a.m. to noon, April 24 at the Church of Christ, 2323 Diamond Drive, Los Alamos. LOS ALAMOS, N.M., April 19, 2018—More than [...]

Student teams showcase year-long computing projects 2018-06-18T14:10:12+00:00