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Researchers discover novel exciton interactions in carbon nanotubes

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Feb. 14, 2018—Nanotechnology researchers studying small bundles of carbon nanotubes have discovered an optical signature showing excitons bound to a single nanotube are accompanied by excitons tunneling across closely interacting nanotubes. That quantum tunneling action could impact energy distribution in carbon nanotube networks, with implications for light-emitting films and light harvesting applications. [...]

Researchers discover novel exciton interactions in carbon nanotubes 2018-02-15T13:10:56+00:00

Novel computational biology model accurately describes dynamics of gene expression

Insights into the body’s 24-hour clock are developing LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Jan. 31, 2018—Using a simple analytical framework for random events within a predictable system, computational biologists have found a new way to accurately model certain forms of gene expression, including the body’s 24-hour internal clock. This new approach of applying a piecewise deterministic Markov [...]

Novel computational biology model accurately describes dynamics of gene expression 2018-01-31T13:10:16+00:00

Nearly $1.9 million grant benefits students, communities

LANS funding supports education, economic development and charitable giving in Northern New Mexico LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Jan. 30, 2018—Students, small businesses and other community members and groups in Northern New Mexico will benefit this year from a recent, nearly $1.9 million grant from Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS), which is the managing and operating [...]

Nearly $1.9 million grant benefits students, communities 2018-01-30T13:11:39+00:00

Grants spur growth in pueblo businesses

Investments in Northern New Mexico help create jobs, boost revenue LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Jan 29, 2018—A record nine Northern New Mexico Native American–owned and –operated businesses have received a total of more than $50,000 in the 2018 grants from the Native American Venture Acceleration Fund. The fund was created by Los Alamos National Laboratory operator [...]

Grants spur growth in pueblo businesses 2018-01-29T13:09:36+00:00

Los Alamos scientists conduct study to help predict diseases

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Jan. 25, 2018—Los Alamos National Laboratory, the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate and the Medical Associates of Northern New Mexico are looking for volunteers in Los Alamos County to participate in a respiratory pathogen study and provide information and swab samples. “The goal of this study is to develop [...]

Los Alamos scientists conduct study to help predict diseases 2018-01-26T13:09:26+00:00

Understanding meltwater drainpipe formation In Greenland ice sheet

Widespread fracturing during lake drainage dominant cause of 'moulin' formation LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Jan. 18, 2018—Scientists at Los Alamos are uncovering the mystery of how, where and when important glacial features called “moulins” form on the Greenland Ice Sheet. Moulins, vertical conduits that penetrate through the half-mile-deep ice, efficiently funnel the majority of summer meltwater [...]

Understanding meltwater drainpipe formation In Greenland ice sheet 2018-01-23T13:08:06+00:00

Los Alamos National Laboratory positively impacts region’s economy in 2017

Economic development initiatives helped to create or retain 1,700 jobs at NM companies LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Jan. 12, 2018—Los Alamos National Laboratory’s efforts to stimulate new business growth, strengthen existing companies, create jobs and contribute to a diverse economy in northern New Mexico’s communities saw notable progress across the board in 2017. “The role that [...]

Los Alamos National Laboratory positively impacts region’s economy in 2017 2018-01-12T13:09:55+00:00

Tweaking quantum dots powers-up double-pane solar windows

Engineered quantum dots could bring down the cost of solar electricity LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Jan. 2, 2018—Using two types of “designer” quantum dots, researchers are creating double-pane solar windows that generate electricity with greater efficiency and create shading and insulation for good measure. It’s all made possible by a new window architecture which utilizes two [...]

Tweaking quantum dots powers-up double-pane solar windows 2018-01-02T13:08:19+00:00

From inner to outer space, Los Alamos science goes big in 2017

Supercomputers, top experimental facilities drive breakthroughs from earth to space, bio to black holes, materials innovation to high-tech invention LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Dec. 21, 2017—With a top-story list populated by breakthroughs in supercomputing, accelerator science, space missions, materials science, life science, and more, Los Alamos National Laboratory put its Big Science capabilities to wide, productive [...]

From inner to outer space, Los Alamos science goes big in 2017 2017-12-21T13:10:07+00:00

While earthlings take a break, the Mars rover keeps working

Rover continues to “zap” Martian rocks and send data back to Earth over winter break LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Dec. 21, 2017—There’s no holiday on Mars. While many of us earthlings will spend the final days of 2017 taking a break from work and relaxing on couches or ski slopes, the ChemCam instrument aboard NASA’s Mars [...]

While earthlings take a break, the Mars rover keeps working 2017-12-22T13:09:30+00:00