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Neutrino Research Takes Giant Leap Forward


In a unique groundbreaking ceremony July 21 at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead, S.D., an international group of dignitaries, scientists and engineers will mark the start of construction of a massive experiment that could change our...
20-Jul-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Simulation Reveals Universal Signature of Chaos in Ultracold Reactions


Researchers have performed the first ever quantum-mechanical simulation of the benchmark ultracold chemical reaction between potassium-rubidium and a potassium atom, opening the door to new controlled chemistry experiments.
19-Jul-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Algae Production Research Gets Boost at Los Alamos


Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the selection of three projects to receive up to $8 million, aimed at reducing the costs of producing algal biofuels and bioproducts.
12-Jul-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

‘Charliecloud’ Simplifies Big Data Supercomputing


At Los Alamos National Laboratory, home to more than 100 supercomputers since the dawn of the computing era, elegance and simplicity of programming are highly valued but not always achieved. In the case of a new product, dubbed “Charliecloud,” a...
7-Jun-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Rover Findings Indicate Stratified Lake on Ancient Mars


A long-lasting lake on ancient Mars provided stable environmental conditions that differed significantly from one part of the lake to another, according to a comprehensive look at findings from the first three-and-a-half years of NASA’s Curiosity...
1-Jun-2017 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

‘Halos’ Discovered on Mars Widen Time Frame for Potential Life

Lighter-toned bedrock that surrounds fractures and comprises high concentrations of silica—called “halos”—has been found in Gale crater on Mars, indicating that the planet had liquid water much longer than previously believed.
30-May-2017 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Insight Into Enzyme’s 3D Structure Could Cut Biofuel Costs


Using neutron crystallography, a Los Alamos research team has mapped the three-dimensional structure of a protein that breaks down polysaccharides, such as the fibrous cellulose of grasses and woody plants, a finding that could help bring down the...
18-May-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Roelofs Takes Director Role at Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies


Noted physicist Andreas Roelofs is the new director of the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT), a Department of Energy-funded nanoscience research facility with a core center at Sandia National Laboratories and a gateway research site at...
2-May-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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