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Two Los Alamos scientists named American Geophysical Union fellows

Honor recognizes scientific excellence in Earth and space sciences LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Aug. 13, 2018—The American Geophysical Union (AGU) named two Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists fellows in recognition of their leadership and excellence in Earth and space sciences. Geoffrey D. Reeves and S. Peter Gary are among 62 new fellows who will be honored [...]

Two Los Alamos scientists named American Geophysical Union fellows 2018-08-13T14:09:35+00:00

22nd Annual Hazmat Challenge to test responders’ skills

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Aug. 8, 2018—Nine hazardous materials response teams from New Mexico, Oklahoma and Nebraska will test their skills in a series of graded exercises at the 22nd annual Hazmat Challenge Aug. 13-17 at Los Alamos National Laboratory. “Recent expansion and improvements to our Emergency Response Training Center will allow us to increase the [...]

22nd Annual Hazmat Challenge to test responders’ skills 2018-08-08T14:09:52+00:00

Los Alamos names Andy Erickson new senior fellow

Dedication and ingenuity in support of national security praised Los Alamos, N.M., Aug. 7, 2018–Los Alamos National Laboratory has named George “Andy” Erickson a senior fellow, one of only six senior fellows currently at the Laboratory. Erickson is an expert in emerging threats and serves as the Laboratory’s deputy principal associate director of Global Security [...]

Los Alamos names Andy Erickson new senior fellow 2018-08-07T14:11:07+00:00

Computer simulations predict the spread of HIV

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Aug. 1, 2018—In a recently published study in the journal Nature Microbiology, researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory show that computer simulations can accurately predict the transmission of HIV across populations, which could aid in preventing the disease. The simulations were consistent with actual DNA data obtained from a global public HIV [...]

Computer simulations predict the spread of HIV 2018-08-01T14:09:12+00:00

Promising Los Alamos innovations take the spotlight

Bette Korber receives 2018 Richard P. Feynman Innovation Prize for HIV vaccine designs LOS ALAMOS, N.M., July 24, 2018—Los Alamos scientist Bette Korber was recently honored with the 2018 Richard P. Feynman Innovation Prize for her ground-breaking HIV vaccine designs. Korber was recognized at a ceremony that celebrates the “Next Big Idea” – scientific breakthroughs [...]

Promising Los Alamos innovations take the spotlight 2018-07-24T14:08:39+00:00

Los Alamos chemist elected Fellow of the American Chemical Society

Jaqueline L. Kiplinger honored for career achievements LOS ALAMOS, N.M., July 24, 2018—Los Alamos National Laboratory Fellow Jaqueline Loetsch Kiplinger has been announced as a fellow of the American Chemical Society. She is among 51 new fellows for the nation’s key chemistry organization, and is one of only seven Los Alamos scientists honored in this [...]

Los Alamos chemist elected Fellow of the American Chemical Society 2018-07-24T14:09:21+00:00

Feeding plants to this algae could fuel your car

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., July 17, 2018— Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory and partner institutions provided today the first published report of algae using raw plants as a carbon energy source. The research shows that a freshwater production strain of microalgae, Auxenochlorella protothecoides, is capable of directly degrading and utilizing non-food plant substrates, such as [...]

Feeding plants to this algae could fuel your car 2018-07-17T14:13:07+00:00

Los Alamos names Brett Kniss new senior fellow

Kniss’ plutonium expertise helps Laboratory meet national security goals Los Alamos, N.M., June 28, 2018–Los Alamos National Laboratory named Brett Kniss a Laboratory Senior Fellow, one of only five senior fellows currently at the Laboratory. Kniss serves as the program architect of the infrastructure strategy for plutonium facilities at Los Alamos. “The designation of Senior [...]

Los Alamos names Brett Kniss new senior fellow 2018-06-29T14:09:14+00:00

Top young Los Alamos researchers honored with DOE Early Career Awards

Program provides support to exceptional researchers LOS ALAMOS, N.M., June 21, 2018—Three talented young researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory are among the recipients of the highly valued Early Career Research Program Funding awards from the US Department of Energy’s Office of Science. This is the ninth year DOE has provided the awards, designed to [...]

Top young Los Alamos researchers honored with DOE Early Career Awards 2018-06-21T14:12:49+00:00

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