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Three Los Alamos scientists named Fellows by AAAS

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Nov. 28, 2018—Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists Manvendra Dubey, David Janecky and Greg Swift were named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as a Fellow of AAAS is an honor bestowed upon Association members by their peers. “Becoming an AAAS fellow is a tremendous honor. I [...]

Three Los Alamos scientists named Fellows by AAAS 2018-11-28T13:09:04+00:00

Innate fingerprint could detect tampered steel parts

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Nov. 28, 2018 — Researchers using magnetic signals have found unique “fingerprints” on steel, which could help to verify weapons treaties and reduce the use of counterfeit bolts in the construction industry. “Magnetic signals provide a wide range of possible national security applications,” said David Mascareñas, a research and development engineer at [...]

Innate fingerprint could detect tampered steel parts 2018-11-28T13:09:25+00:00

Eight Los Alamos projects win R&D 100 Awards

“Oscars of Invention” honor the latest and best innovations of the past year LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Nov 19, 2018—Eight Los Alamos National Laboratory technologies won R&D 100 Awards at R&D Magazine’s annual ceremony in Orlando, Florida. Three of the inventions also won Special Recognition Awards, including a Gold award for corporate social responsibility. “The Laboratory’s [...]

Eight Los Alamos projects win R&D 100 Awards 2018-11-20T13:10:34+00:00

Los Alamos National Laboratory launches Efficient Mission Centric Computing Consortium

DDN first to join in quest for efficient ultra-scale computing LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Nov 8, 2018—Los Alamos National Laboratory recently formed the Efficient Mission Centric Computing Consortium (EMC3) to investigate ultra-scale computing architectures, systems and environments that can achieve higher efficiencies in extreme-scale mission-centric computing. “We are excited about EMC3 and seek partnerships with high [...]

Los Alamos National Laboratory launches Efficient Mission Centric Computing Consortium 2018-11-08T13:09:44+00:00

Levitating particles could lift nuclear detective work

Measuring recoil from nuclear decay identifies isotopes LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Nov. 7, 2018—Laser-based ‘optical tweezers’ could levitate uranium and plutonium particles, thus allowing the measurement of nuclear recoil during radioactive decay. This technique, proposed by scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory, provides a new method for conducting the radioactive particle analysis essential to nuclear forensics. [...]

Levitating particles could lift nuclear detective work 2018-11-07T13:09:37+00:00

Los Alamos pursues efficient computing with Cray, Marvell and Arm

New initiative follows a path to maximize usable operations instead of peak FLOPS for national security research LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Nov. 5, 2018—In a drive to significantly boost usable operations per watt, per dollar and per development hour for extreme-scale computing, Los Alamos National Laboratory is running classified simulation codes in support of the National [...]

Los Alamos pursues efficient computing with Cray, Marvell and Arm 2018-11-06T13:11:43+00:00

Triad National Security takes the helm at Los Alamos National Laboratory

New Laboratory Director Mason stresses, ‘Change where needed, continuity where critical.’ LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Nov. 1, 2018—Los Alamos National Laboratory begins operations today under a new management and operating (M&O) contract between Triad National Security, LLC (Triad) and the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).  The NNSA awarded the M&O contract to [...]

Triad National Security takes the helm at Los Alamos National Laboratory 2018-11-01T14:09:14+00:00

Arctic greening thaws permafrost, boosts runoff

Study finds shrubs trap snow, creating permanently thawed zones that destroy permafrost and create pathways for increased water and carbon flow LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Oct. 17, 2018—A new collaborative study has investigated Arctic shrub-snow interactions to obtain a better understanding of the far north’s tundra and vast permafrost system. Incorporating extensive in situ observations, Los [...]

Arctic greening thaws permafrost, boosts runoff 2018-10-17T14:10:28+00:00

Five Los Alamos scientists honored as 2018 Laboratory Fellows

James Boncella, Angel Garcia, Lawrence Hull, David Jablonski and Sergei Tretiak LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Oct. 16, 2018—Five Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists are being honored as Laboratory Fellows this year: James Boncella, Angel Garcia, Lawrence Hull, David Jablonski and Sergei Tretiak. “To be named a Fellow is one of the Laboratory’s highest honors,” said Terry [...]

Five Los Alamos scientists honored as 2018 Laboratory Fellows 2018-10-16T14:09:47+00:00