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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

$500K grant aims to boost small businesses in Northern New Mexico

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Aug. 14, 2019—Small businesses across Northern New Mexico will benefit this year from an injection of capital through loans and a tribal diversity fund under a $500,000 grant from Los Alamos National Laboratory operator Triad National Security, LLC to the Regional Development Corporation (RDC). “The Laboratory boosts the region’s economy through employment [...]

$500K grant aims to boost small businesses in Northern New Mexico2019-08-14T14:09:35-06:00

Faint foreshocks foretell California quakes

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., July 31, 2019—New research mining data from a catalog of more than 1.8 million southern California earthquakes found that nearly three-fourths of the time, foreshocks signalled a quake’s readiness to strike from days to weeks before the mainshock hit, a revelation that could advance earthquake forecasting. “We are progressing toward statistical forecasts, [...]

Faint foreshocks foretell California quakes2019-07-31T14:09:00-06:00

Quantum computers to clarify the connection between the quantum and classical worlds

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., July 31, 2019—Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists have developed a new quantum computing algorithm that offers a clearer understanding of the quantum-to-classical transition, which could help model systems on the cusp of quantum and classical worlds, such as biological proteins, and also resolve questions about how quantum mechanics applies to large-scale objects. [...]

Quantum computers to clarify the connection between the quantum and classical worlds2019-07-31T14:09:01-06:00

Numerical model pinpoints source of pre-cursor to seismic signals

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., July 29, 2019—Numerical simulations have pinpointed the source of acoustic signals emitted by stressed faults in laboratory earthquake machines. The work further unpacks the physics driving geologic faults, knowledge that could one day enable accurately predicting earthquakes. “Previous machine-learning studies found that the acoustic signals detected from an earthquake fault can be [...]

Numerical model pinpoints source of pre-cursor to seismic signals2019-07-29T14:08:41-06:00

Vampire algae killer’s genetic diversity poses threat to biofuels

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., July 22, 2019—New DNA analysis has revealed surprising genetic diversity in a bacterium that poses a persistent threat to the algae biofuels industry. With the evocative name Vampirovibrio chlorellavorus, the predatory pest sucks out the contents of the algae cells (thus the vampire reference) and reduces a productive, thriving, green algae pond [...]

Vampire algae killer’s genetic diversity poses threat to biofuels2019-07-22T14:09:44-06:00

Machine-learning competition boosts earthquake prediction capabilities

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., July 18, 2019—Three teams who applied novel machine learning methods to successfully predict the timing of earthquakes from historic seismic data are splitting $50,000 in prize money from an open, online Kaggle competition hosted by Los Alamos National Laboratory and its partners. “Crowdsourcing for new approaches in earthquake forecasting helps us leverage [...]

Machine-learning competition boosts earthquake prediction capabilities2019-07-18T14:09:52-06:00

Los Alamos National Laboratory brings 24,169 jobs, $3.1 billion to New Mexico

This report underlines our role as a major employer, including the creation of good paying high-tech jobs, a strong contributor to the local economy, and a supporter of New Mexico businesses.- Thom Mason, director of Los Alamos LOS ALAMOS, N.M., July 18, 2019—An independent economic impact analysis has found that Los Alamos National Laboratory is [...]

Los Alamos National Laboratory brings 24,169 jobs, $3.1 billion to New Mexico2019-07-18T14:09:51-06:00

Ground-breaking Los Alamos inventions grab honors

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., July 17, 2019—Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers Patrick McClure and Bob Reid were honored last week with the 2019 Richard P. Feynman Innovation Prize for their work in developing small, cost-effective, and safe nuclear reactor designs to power future habitats in space, as well as remote terrestrial locations. “Patrick and Bob’s work [...]

Ground-breaking Los Alamos inventions grab honors2019-07-17T14:09:12-06:00

New Mexico Tech and Los Alamos National Laboratory make joint appointment to work on robotics projects

Engineer becomes first researcher hired under cooperative agreement July 16, 2019 (left to right) Joint appointee David Grow, Laboratory Director Thom Mason and New Mexico Tech President Stephen Wells at the ceremony to mark the joint appointment. Engineer becomes first researcher hired under cooperative agreement LOS ALAMOS, N.M., July 16, 2019 — New Mexico Tech [...]

New Mexico Tech and Los Alamos National Laboratory make joint appointment to work on robotics projects2019-07-16T14:11:03-06:00