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HPC, High Performace Computing, Computing, Materials

Los Alamos Gains Role in High-Performance Computing for Materials Program

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A new high-performance computing initiative announced this week by the U.S. Department of Energy will help U.S. industry accelerate the development of new or improved materials for use in severe environments.

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MARS, Space

Pew! Pew! Curiosity’s ChemCam Zaps a Half Million Martian Rocks

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Late Tuesday, the ChemCam instrument that sits atop NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover fired its 500,000th shot at a Martian rock.

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Awards, Diversity, Diversity and Inclusion

Los Alamos Recognized as Top Diversity Employer

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For the second straight year, Los Alamos National Laboratory was recognized as a top diversity employer by LATINA Style and STEM Workforce Diversity magazine.

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Bidding Farewell to Cassini Mission That Explored Saturn

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Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists led the development of two scientific sensors on NASA’s spacecraft Cassini that provided key measurements of the space environment around Saturn after its launch in 1997, arrival in 2004 and continuing mission that ends tomorrow, when it will burn up in the Saturn atmosphere.

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Awards, Materials, Electrons, Lasers

Carlsten, Nguyen and Sheffield win Free-Electron Laser Prize

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At an international science conference hosted recently in Santa Fe, N.M., Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists Bruce Carlsten, Dinh Nguyen and Richard Sheffield were awarded the 2017 Free-Electron Laser (FEL) Prize.

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Los Alamos Laboratory Director Charles F. McMillan to Retire at End of Year

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Charles F. (Charlie) McMillan today informed employees of Los Alamos National Laboratory that he intends to step down as Laboratory Director at the end of this calendar year.

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MARS, Space, Boron

Discovery of Boron on Mars Adds to Evidence for Habitability

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The discovery of boron on Mars gives scientists more clues about whether life could have ever existed on the planet, according to a paper published today in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.

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Earthquake, Machine Learning

Machine-Learning Earthquake Prediction in Lab Shows Promise

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By listening to the acoustic signal emitted by a laboratory-created earthquake, a computer science approach using machine learning can predict the time remaining before the fault fails.

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R&D, Tech Transfer, Technology

High-Impact Innovations Honored as R&D 100 Award Finalists

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Eight Los Alamos National Laboratory innovations were selected as finalists for the 2017 R&D 100 Awards, which honor the top 100 proven technological advances of the past year as determined by a panel selected by R&D Magazine.

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Health, Disease, DNA, Biology

DNA Detectives Crack the Case on Biothreat Look-Alikes

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Biological “detectives” are tracking down biothreats such as the bacteria that causes tularemia (“rabbit fever”), but they constantly face the challenge of avoiding false positives.







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