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As fierce wildfires spread through New Mexico, burning hundreds of structures and forcing thousands of residents to evacuate, Sandia National Laboratories found a way for the workforce to help.
New Mexico students are encouraged to apply for the free, two-week, virtual Summer Physics Camp for Young Women, taught primarily by women scientists and engineers at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Chancellor of the New Mexico State University System Dan Arvizo, shares his vision and strategies to meet the challenges facing higher education. Arvizu worked for Bell Labs, Sandia National Labs and eventually went on to serve as the eighth director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory as well as serving in various roles at Emerson Collective, including chief technology officer, STEM evangelist and senior adviser.
Researchers at the University of New Mexico (UNM) recently solved a major gap in scientific literature by using mobile software technology to measure the real-time effects of actual cannabis-based products used by millions of people every day.
The aptly named software Whetstone, which greatly reduces the amount of circuitry needed to perform autonomous tasks, is expected to improve the artificial intelligence of mobile phones, self-driving cars and automated interpretation of images.
Legislators battle cancer in annual Hoops 4 Hope basketball game. The legislators enjoy playing, the spectators enjoy the show, and the annual game raises money to help people in New Mexico diagnosed with cancer.
More than 700,000 Multiple Launch Rocket System submunitions have been demilitarized since the Army started using an automated nine-robot system conceptualized, built and programmed by Sandia National Laboratories engineers.
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.
LIVERMORE, Calif. — Volatile organic compounds can be found in the air — everywhere. A wide range of sources, including from plants, cooking fuels and household cleaners, emit these compounds directly. They also can be formed in the atmosphere through a complex network of photochemical reactions.Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories and colleagues from other institutions investigated the reactions of hydroxyl and methylperoxy radicals to understand their impact on the atmosphere’s ability to process pollutants.
The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has approved Critical Decision-1 (CD-1) for the Advanced Sources and Detectors Project (ASD), a cornerstone of the Enhanced Capabilities for Subcritical Experiments portfolio (ECSE). ASD is a proposed 20-million electron volt (MeV) accelerator that will generate X-ray images, or radiographs, of subcritical implosion experiments for the nuclear weapons program.
Using neutron characterization techniques a team of scientists have peered inside one of the most unique examples of wire gold, understanding for the first time the specimen's structure and possible formation process. The 263 gram, 12 centimeter tall specimen, known as the Ram's Horn, belongs to the collection of the Mineralogical and Geological Museum Harvard University (MGMH).
A team of researchers from the Department of Energy’s Los Alamos and Oak Ridge national laboratories has partnered with EPB, a Chattanooga utility and telecommunications company, to demonstrate the effectiveness of metro-scale quantum key distribution (QKD) as a means of secure communication for the nation’s electricity suppliers.
Three Sandia National Laboratories researchers--Warren Davis, Quincy Johnson and Olivia Underwood--were honored at the BEYA (Black Engineer of the Year) STEM Global Competitiveness Conference for their leadership and technological achievements.
The next big supercomputer is out for bid. A "request for proposal," or RFP, for Crossroads, a high-performance computer that will support the nation’s Stockpile Stewardship Program, was released today.
Newly opened outpatient surgical suites at The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center have enabled the addition of another set of treatments to its arsenal: Mohs surgery. Mohs surgery has the highest cure rate of all skin cancer surgeries while preserving as much healthy skin as possible.
A team of Sandia social-behavioral scientists and computational modelers recently completed a two-year effort, dubbed “Mustang,” to assess interactions and behaviors of two extremist groups. The model suggested several communication options that are most likely to reduce the recruitment and violence of the extremist groups over time.
Technology Retirees Economic Catalysts (TREC) was established to connect Sandia National Laboratories retirees with small businesses that need technical and other expertise.
The University of New Mexico Men’s and Women’s basketball teams hope to see a sea of pink in support of breast cancer fighters and survivors at their Lobos Love Pink games in February. The games help to raise awareness for the disease and for breast cancer screening.
Los Alamos National Laboratory Fellow Bette Korber will discuss her work designing a vaccine against HIV (the virus that causes AIDS) in three Frontiers in Science public lectures beginning Jan. 31 in Los Alamos.
The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center announced today that newly hired staff physician Antonio Fontelonga, MD, will provide medical oncology care at Gila Regional Cancer Center starting in early 2019.
Controlled light can help regulate human health and productivity by eliciting various hormonal responses. Tailored LED wavelengths and intensities also can efficiently stimulate plant growth, alter their shapes and increase their nutritional value
Los Alamos National Laboratory’s average annual total impact on economic output across New Mexico from 2015 to 2017 was $3.1 billion, according to preliminary independent research from the University of New Mexico’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research.
A new computational model could potentially boost efficiencies and profits in natural gas production by better predicting previously hidden fracture mechanics. It also accurately accounts for the known amounts of gas released during the process.
Intentionally “squashing” colloidal quantum dots during chemical synthesis creates dots capable of stable, “blink-free” light emission that is fully comparable with the light produced by dots made with more complex processes.
Unlike most medical diagnostic devices which can perform only one type of test — either protein or nucleic acid tests — Sandia’s SpinDx can now perform both. This allows it to identify nearly any cause of illness, including viruses, bacteria, toxins or immune system markers of chemical agent exposure.
A compound discovered by Jeffrey Arterburn of New Mexico State University and Eric Prossnitz of University of New Mexico is currently in pre-clinical trials. if they go well, human trials will begin at a few sites around the country, led by the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Fifteen years after a chance meeting started their partnership, a compound that Jeffrey Arterburn, PhD, and Eric Prossnitz, PhD, discovered may lead to new skin cancer treatments. Pre-clinical studies have begun.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Quantum computing is a term that periodically flashes across the media sky like heat lightning in the desert: brilliant, attention-getting and then vanishing from the public’s mind with no apparent aftereffects.Yet a multimillion dollar international effort to build quantum computers is hardly going away.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — When people are in the early stages of an undiagnosed disease, immediate tests that lead to treatment are the best first steps. But a blood draw — usually performed by a medical professional armed with an uncomfortably large needle — might not be quickest, least painful or most effective method, according to new research.
From space missions to disease forecasting, particle physics to artificial intelligence, the biggest science news items from Los Alamos National Laboratory in 2018 have been gathered in one place: It’s a collection that reflects the significant depth and breadth of national laboratory science.
Machine-learning research published in two related papers today in Nature Geosciences reports the detection of seismic signals accurately predicting the Cascadia fault’s slow slippage, a type of failure observed to precede large earthquakes in other subduction zones.
Beginning in 2019, farmers in New Mexico will be allowed to produce industrial hemp. Regulations for growing the crop, approved today by the New Mexico State University Board of Regents, are expected to benefit growers and create a new economic driver for the state. The rule will be administered by the New Mexico Department of Agriculture.
A "friendly" electromagnetic pulse (EMP) at Sandia National Laboratories enables military users and others to better insulate their product against an energy pulse that could be set off by a nuclear weapon exploded high above the United States.
An update for an internationally vital sea-ice computer model developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory with several collaborating groups, called CICE version 6.0, is being released this week, a timely tool that supports more accurate forecasting of ice occurrence and global climate modeling.
A Sandia National Laboratories employee started a Family and Friends of Addicts Support Group to give the workforce a place to talk where others "get it."
Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists Manvendra Dubey, David Janecky and Greg Swift were named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as a Fellow of AAAS is an honor bestowed upon Association members by their peers.
Researchers using magnetic signals have found unique “fingerprints” on steel, which could help to verify weapons treaties and reduce the use of counterfeit bolts in the construction industry.
Decades ago, technical experts from the national labs responded in an ad hoc manner to accidents involving nuclear weapons, called “broken arrows.” Thirty-two such accidents have occurred since the 1950s, so the Accident Response Group was created about five decades ago to provide technical expertise in assessing and safely resolving nuclear weapons accidents.
Sandia National Laboratories signed more Cooperative Research and Development Agreements this past fiscal year than in any previous year this century, sparking dozens of new collaborations and potential technological innovations.
Eight Los Alamos National Laboratory technologies won R&D 100 Awards at R&D Magazine’s annual ceremony in Orlando, Florida. Three of the inventions also won Special Recognition Awards, including a Gold award for corporate social responsibility.
The annual Polly's Run event has grown to include more than 600 runners and walkers. It raised more than $37,000 this past June, bringing the Polly Rogers Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund at The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center to more than $100,000.
Sandia and Emera Technologies are working on microgrids, small-scale versions of interconnected electric grids that locally manage energy storage and resources, such as solar, wind and thermal systems.
The number of military veterans hired at Sandia tripled the last fiscal year, and marked the highest veteran hiring rate in the history of Sandia National Laboratories.
Los Alamos National Laboratory recently formed the Efficient Mission Centric Computing Consortium (EMC3) to investigate ultra-scale computing architectures, systems and environments that can achieve higher efficiencies in extreme-scale mission-centric computing.
After exploring every possible correlation, researchers shed new light on a long-standing question about what triggers cell division.
Laser-based ‘optical tweezers’ could levitate uranium and plutonium particles, thus allowing the measurement of nuclear recoil during radioactive decay. This technique, proposed by scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory, provides a new method for conducting the radioactive particle analysis essential to nuclear forensics.
Sandia National Laboratories, with a hypersonic wind tunnel and advanced laser diagnostic technology, is in an excellent position to help U.S. defense agencies understand the physics associated with aircraft flying five times the speed of sound.
In a drive to significantly boost usable operations per watt, per dollar and per development hour for extreme-scale computing, Los Alamos National Laboratory is running classified simulation codes in support of the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Stockpile Stewardship Program on the new Cray® XC50™ system with Marvell® ThunderX2® processors.