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Ancient oasis once existed on Mars

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Oct. 7, 2019—The surface of Mars was once home to shallow, salty ponds that went through episodes of overflow and drying, according to a paper published today in Nature Geoscience. These findings result from an analysis of rocks enriched in mineral salts in Gale Crater, a 100-mile-wide dry lakebed, performed with the [...]

Ancient oasis once existed on Mars2019-10-07T14:10:47-06:00

Modified quantum dots capture more energy from light and lose less to heat

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Oct. 7, 2019—Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists have synthesized magnetically-doped quantum dots that capture the kinetic energy of electrons created by ultraviolet light before it’s wasted as heat. “This discovery can potentially enable novel, highly-efficient solar cells, light detectors, photocathodes and light-driven chemical reactions,” said Victor Klimov, lead researcher on the Laboratory’s [...]

Modified quantum dots capture more energy from light and lose less to heat2019-10-07T14:10:46-06:00

$150K grant to address substance abuse issues in Northern New Mexico

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Sept. 24, 2019—An innovative program to tackle substance abuse in the Española and Pojoaque Valleys will benefit from a $151,500 grant to United Way of Northern New Mexico (UWNNM) from Los Alamos National Laboratory operator Triad National Security, LLC. “Before Triad even began operating the Laboratory, the people of Rio Arriba County [...]

$150K grant to address substance abuse issues in Northern New Mexico2019-09-25T14:08:24-06:00

Los Alamos team sets sail for Arctic on year-long research expedition

As part of MOSAiC field campaign, environmental researchers will operate a suite of instruments 24/7 as ship drifts in ice for the winter September 23, 2019 Los Alamos staff members Paul Ortega and David Chu join other institutions’ team members boarding the R/V Polarstern for months locked in the ice to study the Arctic. The [...]

Los Alamos team sets sail for Arctic on year-long research expedition2019-09-23T14:12:56-06:00

Nearly $800K grant from Triad to bring new opportunities to students, teachers in Northern New Mexico

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Sept. 12, 2019—Students and teachers across Northern New Mexico will benefit this year from more education opportunities thanks to two grants to regional education nonprofits totaling nearly $800,000 from Los Alamos National Laboratory operator Triad National Security, LLC. The funding was announced by Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California (UC), [...]

Nearly $800K grant from Triad to bring new opportunities to students, teachers in Northern New Mexico2019-09-20T14:08:18-06:00

Discover lightning’s electrifying truth at free public talks

Tess Light of Los Alamos National Laboratory discusses those bright cracks across the sky at Frontiers in Science talks in Santa Fe, Los Alamos and Albuquerque September 9, 2019 Tess Light will discuss lightning at free public talks starting Sept. 11.CREDIT: Rob Lang Photography On any given day lightning flashes nearly 4 million times across [...]

Discover lightning’s electrifying truth at free public talks2019-09-20T14:08:19-06:00

Harshini Mukundan selected as AAAS IF/THEN Ambassador

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Sept. 9, 2019—Los Alamos National Laboratory bioscientist Harshini Mukundan has been selected as one of the 125 AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) IF/THEN Ambassadors. IF/THEN, a national initiative of Lyda Hill Philanthropies, seeks to further women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by empowering current innovators and inspiring [...]

Harshini Mukundan selected as AAAS IF/THEN Ambassador2019-09-20T14:08:20-06:00

Breakthrough Prize honors Los Alamos astrophysicists for work on first-ever black hole image

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Sept. 6, 2019— Los Alamos National Laboratory astrophysicists Benjamin Ryan and George Wong are members of the Event Horizon Telescope team that just won the 2020 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics for creating the first image of a black hole. “The observations themselves were carried out by a large team of radio [...]

Breakthrough Prize honors Los Alamos astrophysicists for work on first-ever black hole image2019-09-20T14:08:22-06:00

Job-seekers get immediate offers at Los Alamos National Laboratory hiring event

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Sept. 3, 2019—Job-seekers received immediate job offers after taking part in interviews at a Los Alamos National Laboratory hiring event Aug. 28 aimed at recruiting technicians from across New Mexico for high-demand positions in the Laboratory’s weapons program. “These skilled technicians are crucial to our national security mission,” said Dave Eyler, associate [...]

Job-seekers get immediate offers at Los Alamos National Laboratory hiring event2019-09-20T14:08:24-06:00

Hazmat Challenge tests responders’ skills in simulated emergencies

‘Toughest scenarios yet’ plus an obstacle course help hazmat teams hone their abilities August 14, 2019 Ten hazardous materials response teams will test their skills at Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Hazmat Challenge. The Challenge provides a unique training venue for hazmat responders where they are able to test and develop their technical response capabilities in [...]

Hazmat Challenge tests responders’ skills in simulated emergencies2019-08-14T14:09:34-06:00