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Spotlight shines on ground-breaking technologies

Los Alamos National Lab promotes tech-transfer initiatives at annual event LOS ALAMOS, N.M., July 25, 2017—Quantum-cybersecurity expert Ray Newell received the 2016 Richard P. Feynman Innovation Prize at a July 20 ceremony celebrating the “Super Power of the Entrepreneur.” Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers Miles Beaux and Nataliia Makedonska, and post-doctoral researchers Jessica Kubicek-Sutherland and Vamshi Chillara were also recognized [...]

NNSA recognizes Sandia researcher on National Thermal Engineer Day

NNSA’s mission to enhance national security requires a collaborative effort from the best and brightest scientific minds in the fields of technology and engineering. The Nuclear Security Enterprise consists of people who are leaders in their fields. Today is National Thermal Engineer Day and NNSA highlights Jill Suo-Anttila of Sandia National Laboratories. Suo-Anttila works in Sandia’s Fire Science and Technology [...]

As Restoration Nears Completion, Old Ironsides Returns to Boston Harbor

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Charlotte C. Oliver, Defense Media Activity CHARLESTOWN, Mass. (NNS) -- After a two-year restoration at historic Dry Dock 1 at Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston National Historical Park, America's oldest commissioned warship, USS Constitution was refloated July 23.Since entering dry dock on May 18, 2015, ship restorers from the Naval History and Heritage Command Detachment [...]

President Trump Commissions USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78)

By Ens. Corey Todd Jones NORFOLK (NNS) -- President Donald J. Trump commissioned the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) at a commissioning ceremony July 22.A commissioning is a day of celebration, and honors the dedication, team work, and collaboration of Sailors, legislators, shipbuilders, program managers, and the ship's sponsor in delivering the ship to the fleet.Trump landed [...]

2M Research Services Has The Right Zip Code For A $10 Million Business

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.July 21,  2017 - News from  @SBASouthCentral Region Dr. Marcus Martin Has The Right Zip Code For BusinessSBA HUBZone firm owner, Dr. Marcus Martin, has created 56 jobs and been awarded federal contracts in excess of $10 million dollars. For SBA HUBZone Firms, Success Has A Lot to Do With The [...]

Savannah River Site Reaches Milestone in Supplying Tritium for National Defense

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The National Nuclear Security Administration’s Savannah River Tritium Enterprise (SRTE) in Aiken, S.C., has conducted three tritium extractions in fiscal year 2017, marking the first time the Tritium Extraction Facility has performed more than one extraction in a year.  “Achieving this significant milestone – especially doing it safely, securely, and in a disciplined manner – has required [...]

CNO Holds Initial Call with New Chinese Counterpart

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson held a video teleconference (VTC), July 20 with Vice Adm. Shen Jinlong, People's Liberation Army (Navy) Commander.The leaders discussed bilateral naval engagements as well as recent missile tests by North Korea. During the hour long call, Richardson stressed the importance of regional maritime security and the need for China [...]

Frontiers in Science talk explores space weather

Reeves will discuss the science behind space weather during three Frontiers in Science lectures titled “Whether There’s Weather in Space.” July 20, 2017 Geoff ReevesCREDIT: Fermilab “Intense solar storms can disrupt communications, compromise power grids and even influence your day-to-day life on Earth.” Geoff Reeves will discuss the science behind space weather during three Frontiers in Science lectures LOS ALAMOS, [...]

Two become one for Trinity in supercomputer partition merge

Los Alamos National Laboratory integrates systems for increased stockpile stewardship computing capability LOS ALAMOS, N.M., July 20, 2017—The Trinity supercomputer’s two partitions sited at Los Alamos National Laboratory were merged, with both Xeon Haswell and the Xeon Phi Knights Landing (KNL) processors available for production computing in the Laboratory’s classified network. Trinity has provided service for the National Nuclear Security [...]

Neutrino research takes giant leap forward

The Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment will send particles 800 miles to a mile-deep detector in South Dakota LOS ALAMOS, N.M., July 20, 2017—In a unique groundbreaking ceremony July 21 at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead, S.D., an international group of dignitaries, scientists and engineers will mark the start of construction of a massive experiment that could change our [...]

NNSA Spearheads International Effort to Convert Ghana Reactor to LEU Fuel

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – A team of experts from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), China, and Ghana completed the conversion of Ghana’s GHARR-1 Miniature Neutron Source Reactor (MNSR) from highly enriched uranium (HEU) to low enriched uranium (LEU) fuel on July 13. These reactor conversions allow important research to continue [...]

Simulation reveals universal signature of chaos in ultracold reactions

Findings have implications for quantum computing, other technologies LOS ALAMOS, N.M., July 19, 2017—Researchers have performed the first ever quantum-mechanical simulation of the benchmark ultracold chemical reaction between potassium-rubidium (KRb) and a potassium atom, opening the door to new controlled chemistry experiments and quantum control of chemical reactions that could spark advances in quantum computing and sensing technologies. The research [...]

Naval War College Wargame Focuses on Civ—Mil Response to Cyber Attacks

By Daniel L. Kuester, U.S. Naval War College Public Affairs NEWPORT, R.I. (NNS) -- U.S. Naval War College (NWC), Newport, Rhode Island welcomed to campus elected officials, business and government leaders, and military members, to conduct a wargame focused on civilian cyber attacks and their effects.The Navy-Private Sector Critical Infrastructure Wargame brought together approximately 140 personnel, including senior executives and [...]

National awards recognize Los Alamos leadership in nuclear safeguards

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., July 17, 2017—Two Los Alamos National Laboratory employees were recognized today by the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management for their contributions to the nuclear safeguards profession. Nancy Jo Nicholas, the Laboratory’s associate director for threat identification and response, was recognized with the Edway R. Johnson Meritorious Service award. Martyn Swinhoe, a physicist in the safeguards science and [...]

Navy to Commission New Guided—Missile Destroyer John Finn

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy will commission its newest guided-missile destroyer, the future USS John Finn (DDG 113), during a 10 a.m. HAST ceremony Saturday, July 15, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.The new destroyer honors Chief Aviation Ordnanceman John Finn, who received the Medal of Honor for heroism during the first attack by Japanese airplanes at Pearl Harbor. While [...]