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‘Charliecloud’ Simplifies Big Data Supercomputing

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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

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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

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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

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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

Managing Disease Spread Through Accessible Modeling

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A new computer modeling study from Los Alamos National Laboratory is aimed at making epidemiological models more accessible and useful for public-health collaborators and improving disease-related decision making.
25-Apr-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

On-the-Range Detection Technology Could Corral Bovine TB

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A research breakthrough allowing the first direct, empirical, blood-based, cow-side test for diagnosing bovine tuberculosis (TB) could spare ranchers and the agriculture industry from costly quarantines and the mass slaughter of animals infected...
12-Apr-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Ultrafast Measurements Explain Quantum Dot Voltage Drop

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Solar cells and photodetectors could soon be made from new types of materials based on semiconductor quantum dots, thanks to new insights based on ultrafast measurements capturing real-time photoconversion processes.
22-Mar-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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