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Collaboration opportunity to harness top algae strains for bioenergy

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Feb. 20, 2019—Los Alamos National Laboratory and partners are inviting the algae industry and academia to contribute to research to find the best algae strains for biofuels and bioproducts and to reduce the cost of producing bioenergy from algae feedstocks. The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy [...]

Collaboration opportunity to harness top algae strains for bioenergy2019-02-20T13:08:54+00:00

NNSA approves ‘Critical Decision 1’ for Advanced Sources and Detectors Project, a new tool to advance stockpile stewardship

The project is designed to generate x-ray images of subcritical experiments for the Nation’s nuclear weapons program LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Feb. 14, 2019—The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has approved Critical Decision-1 (CD-1) for the Advanced Sources and Detectors Project (ASD), a cornerstone of the Enhanced Capabilities for Subcritical Experiments portfolio (ECSE). ASD is a [...]

NNSA approves ‘Critical Decision 1’ for Advanced Sources and Detectors Project, a new tool to advance stockpile stewardship2019-02-14T13:09:21+00:00

World's finest gold specimen probed with Los Alamos neutrons

Los Alamos, New Mexico, Feb 13, 2019—Using neutron characterization techniques a team of scientists have peered inside one of the most unique examples of wire gold, understanding for the first time the specimen's structure and possible formation process. The 263 gram, 12 centimeter tall specimen, known as the Ram's Horn, belongs to the collection of [...]

World's finest gold specimen probed with Los Alamos neutrons2019-02-13T13:09:48+00:00

Los Alamos teams with Oak Ridge, EPB to demonstrate next-generation grid security tech

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Feb. 12, 2019—A team of researchers from the Department of Energy’s Los Alamos and Oak Ridge national laboratories has partnered with EPB, a Chattanooga utility and telecommunications company, to demonstrate the effectiveness of metro-scale quantum key distribution (QKD) as a means of secure communication for the nation’s electricity suppliers. This initial milestone [...]

Los Alamos teams with Oak Ridge, EPB to demonstrate next-generation grid security tech2019-02-12T13:09:26+00:00

Los Alamos National Laboratory issues Request for Proposal (RFP) for new supercomputer

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Jan. 31, 2019—The next big supercomputer is out for bid. A "request for proposal," or RFP, for Crossroads, a high-performance computer that will support the nation’s Stockpile Stewardship Program, was released today. The RFP is a joint effort of the New Mexico Alliance for Computing at Extreme Scale (ACES), a collaboration between [...]

Los Alamos National Laboratory issues Request for Proposal (RFP) for new supercomputer2019-01-31T13:08:37+00:00

Los Alamos scientist Bette Korber to discuss her work developing an HIV vaccine

Series of three public lectures in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Los Alamos January 22, 2019 Bette Korber Our immune system precisely targets and eliminates pathogens when we get an infection, and our immune cells have a remarkable capacity to ‘remember’ such an encounter, acquiring protection that can last a lifetime.- Bette Korber LOS ALAMOS, N.M., [...]

Los Alamos scientist Bette Korber to discuss her work developing an HIV vaccine2019-01-23T13:09:30+00:00

Los Alamos National Laboratory contributes $3 billion a year to the state’s economy

More than half of goods and services came from New Mexico businesses LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Jan. 15, 2019—Los Alamos National Laboratory’s average annual total impact on economic output across New Mexico from 2015 to 2017 was $3.1 billion, according to preliminary independent research from the University of New Mexico’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research. [...]

Los Alamos National Laboratory contributes $3 billion a year to the state’s economy2019-01-15T13:09:41+00:00

‘Realistic’ new model points the way to more efficient and profitable fracking

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Jan. 11, 2019— A new computational model could potentially boost efficiencies and profits in natural gas production by better predicting previously hidden fracture mechanics. It also accurately accounts for the known amounts of gas released during the process. “Our model is far more realistic than current models and software used in the [...]

‘Realistic’ new model points the way to more efficient and profitable fracking2019-01-12T13:09:16+00:00

More stable light comes from intentionally 'squashed' quantum dots

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Jan. 10, 2019—Intentionally “squashing” colloidal quantum dots during chemical synthesis creates dots capable of stable, “blink-free” light emission that is fully comparable with the light produced by dots made with more complex processes. The squashed dots emit spectrally narrow light with a highly stable intensity and a non-fluctuating emission energy. New research [...]

More stable light comes from intentionally 'squashed' quantum dots2019-01-11T13:09:36+00:00