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Data mining digs up hidden clues to major California earthquake triggers

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., April 18, 2019—A powerful computational study of southern California seismic records has revealed detailed information about a plethora of previously undetected small earthquakes, giving a more precise picture about stress in the earth’s crust. A new publicly available catalog of these findings will help seismologists better understand the stresses triggering the larger [...]

Data mining digs up hidden clues to major California earthquake triggers2019-04-18T14:08:41-06:00

Los Alamos waste shipment successfully completed at WIPP

First shipment in five years Los Alamos, New Mexico, April 12, 2019 — The first shipment of Transuranic (TRU) waste from the newly reopened Radioactive Assay Nondestructive Testing (RANT) facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory has been successfully delivered to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad, New Mexico. "The reopening of RANT and [...]

Los Alamos waste shipment successfully completed at WIPP2019-04-12T14:09:05-06:00

New model accurately predicts harmful space weather

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., April 9, 2019— A new, first-of-its-kind space weather model reliably predicts space storms of high-energy particles that are harmful to many satellites and spacecraft orbiting in the Earth’s outer radiation belt. A paper recently published in the journal Space Weather details how the model can accurately give a one-day warning prior to [...]

New model accurately predicts harmful space weather2019-04-09T14:09:44-06:00

New open-source software predicts impacts of extreme events on grids

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., April 9, 2019 — A new, free, open-source software reliably predicts how damage from hurricanes, ice storms, earthquakes, and other extreme events will restrict power delivery from utility grids. The Severe Contingency Solver for Electric Power Transmission is the only software available—commercially or open-source—that reliably supports analysis of extreme events that cause [...]

New open-source software predicts impacts of extreme events on grids2019-04-09T14:09:17-06:00

Scientific computing in the cloud gets down to Earth

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., April 8, 2019—In a groundbreaking effort, seismology researchers have conducted a continent-scale survey for seismic signatures of industrial activity in the Amazon Web Services commercial cloud (AWS), then rapidly downloaded the results without storing raw data or needing a local supercomputer. “Using a traditional workflow, to download-store-calculate on a desktop, this work [...]

Scientific computing in the cloud gets down to Earth2019-04-08T14:08:41-06:00

Two Los Alamos National Lab researchers win Women in Tech awards

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., March 28, 2019—Two researchers from Los Alamos National Laboratory were recognized with 2019 Women in Technology Awards by the New Mexico Technology Council. Janette Frigo, an electrical engineer with the Laboratory’s Intelligence and Space Research division, and Laura Monroe, a mathematician with the Laboratory’s High-Performance Computing division, were recognized for their exceptional [...]

Two Los Alamos National Lab researchers win Women in Tech awards2019-03-28T14:09:34-06:00

Los Alamos National Laboratory, Northern New Mexico College launch radiation protection course to help fill high-demand jobs

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., March 19, 2019—To meet the high demand for radiological control technicians (RCTs), Los Alamos National Laboratory and Northern New Mexico College (NNMC) will begin offering a newly expanded associate degree program in Radiation Protection for an initial cohort of 40 area students this June. The degree is a gateway to well-paying jobs [...]

Los Alamos National Laboratory, Northern New Mexico College launch radiation protection course to help fill high-demand jobs2019-03-19T14:09:56-06:00

Handling trillions of supercomputer files just got simpler

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., March 14, 2019—A new distributed file system for high-performance computing being distributed today via the software collaboration site GitHub provides unprecedented performance for creating, updating and managing extreme numbers of files. “We designed DeltaFS to enable the creation of trillions of files,” said Brad Settlemyer, a Los Alamos computer scientist and project [...]

Handling trillions of supercomputer files just got simpler2019-03-14T14:09:48-06:00

New reactor-liner alloy material offers strength, resilience

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., March 5, 2019—A new tungsten-based alloy developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory can withstand unprecedented amounts of radiation without damage. Essential for extreme irradiation environments such as the interiors of magnetic fusion reactors, previously explored materials have thus far been hobbled by weakness against fracture, but this new alloy seems to defeat [...]

New reactor-liner alloy material offers strength, resilience2019-03-05T13:11:37-06:00

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 bioenergy2019-02-20T13:08:54-06:00