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Newswise: Shaping the future of higher education
Released: 28-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST
Shaping the future of higher education
New Mexico State University (NMSU)

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.

Newswise: THC Found More Important for Therapeutic Effects in Cannabis Than Originally Thought
Released: 27-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
THC Found More Important for Therapeutic Effects in Cannabis Than Originally Thought
University of New Mexico

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.

Newswise: Sandia Spiking Tool Improves Artificially Intelligent Devices
26-Feb-2019 4:05 PM EST
Sandia Spiking Tool Improves Artificially Intelligent Devices
Sandia National Laboratories

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.

Released: 25-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
Playing Hoops to Battle Cancer
University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

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.

Newswise: 700,000 submunitions demilitarized by Sandia-designed robotics system
Released: 21-Feb-2019 12:00 PM EST
700,000 submunitions demilitarized by Sandia-designed robotics system
Sandia National Laboratories

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.

Newswise: Collaboration opportunity to harness top algae strains for bioenergy
Released: 20-Feb-2019 1:05 PM EST
Collaboration opportunity to harness top algae strains for bioenergy
Los Alamos National Laboratory

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.

Newswise: Sandia research investigates how organic reactions affect Earth’s atmosphere
Released: 18-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST
Sandia research investigates how organic reactions affect Earth’s atmosphere
Sandia National Laboratories

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.

Newswise: NNSA Approves ‘Critical Decision 1’ for Advanced Sources and Detectors Project, a New Tool to Advance Stockpile Stewardship
Released: 14-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST
NNSA Approves ‘Critical Decision 1’ for Advanced Sources and Detectors Project, a New Tool to Advance Stockpile Stewardship
Los Alamos National Laboratory

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.

Newswise: World's Finest Gold Specimen Probed With Los Alamos Neutrons
Released: 13-Feb-2019 1:05 PM EST
World's Finest Gold Specimen Probed With Los Alamos Neutrons
Los Alamos National Laboratory

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).

Newswise: Los Alamos Teams with Oak Ridge, EPB to Demonstrate Next-Generation Grid Security Tech
Released: 12-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST
Los Alamos Teams with Oak Ridge, EPB to Demonstrate Next-Generation Grid Security Tech
Los Alamos National Laboratory

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.

Newswise: Three Sandia Labs researchers earn national honors in leadership and technology
Released: 11-Feb-2019 10:15 AM EST
Three Sandia Labs researchers earn national honors in leadership and technology
Sandia National Laboratories

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.

Released: 11-Feb-2019 7:05 AM EST
Could energy overload drive cancer risk?
Santa Fe Institute

By providing an over-abundance of energy to cells, diseases like obesity and diabetes might super-charge growth and cause cells to become cancerous.

Newswise: Los Alamos National Laboratory Issues Request for Proposal (RFP) for New Supercomputer
Released: 31-Jan-2019 10:05 AM EST
Los Alamos National Laboratory Issues Request for Proposal (RFP) for New Supercomputer
Los Alamos National Laboratory

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.

Released: 30-Jan-2019 10:05 AM EST
UNM Cancer Center Offers Mohs Surgery
University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

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.

Newswise: Modeling terrorist behavior with Sandia social-cultural assessments
Released: 24-Jan-2019 10:05 AM EST
Modeling terrorist behavior with Sandia social-cultural assessments
Sandia National Laboratories

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.

Newswise: Second Act: Sandia retirees band together to help small businesses with tech challenges
Released: 23-Jan-2019 11:05 AM EST
Second Act: Sandia retirees band together to help small businesses with tech challenges
Sandia National Laboratories

Technology Retirees Economic Catalysts (TREC) was established to connect Sandia National Laboratories retirees with small businesses that need technical and other expertise.

Released: 23-Jan-2019 5:05 AM EST
Lobos Love Pink Week
University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

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.

Newswise: Los Alamos scientist Bette Korber to discuss her work developing an HIV vaccine
Released: 22-Jan-2019 5:05 PM EST
Los Alamos scientist Bette Korber to discuss her work developing an HIV vaccine
Los Alamos National Laboratory

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.

Released: 17-Jan-2019 11:05 AM EST
New Cancer Doctor to start at Gila Regional Cancer Center
University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

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.

Newswise: Engineered light could improve health, food, suggests Sandia Labs researcher in Nature paper
Released: 17-Jan-2019 8:05 AM EST
Engineered light could improve health, food, suggests Sandia Labs researcher in Nature paper
Sandia National Laboratories

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

Newswise: Los Alamos National Laboratory Contributes $3 Billion a Year to the State’s Economy
Released: 15-Jan-2019 6:00 AM EST
Los Alamos National Laboratory Contributes $3 Billion a Year to the State’s Economy
Los Alamos National Laboratory

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.

Newswise: ‘Realistic’ new model points the way to more efficient and profitable fracking
Released: 11-Jan-2019 4:05 PM EST
‘Realistic’ new model points the way to more efficient and profitable fracking
Los Alamos National Laboratory

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.

Newswise: More stable light comes from intentionally ‘squashed’ quantum dots
Released: 10-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST
More stable light comes from intentionally ‘squashed’ quantum dots
Los Alamos National Laboratory

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.

Newswise: Heat It and Read It
Released: 10-Jan-2019 8:00 AM EST
Heat It and Read It
Sandia National Laboratories

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.

Newswise: A Long Shot Could Bear Fruit
Released: 9-Jan-2019 4:35 PM EST
A Long Shot Could Bear Fruit
New Mexico State University (NMSU)

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.

Released: 9-Jan-2019 5:05 AM EST
A Long Shot Could Bear Fruit
University of New Mexico 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.

Newswise: Quantum computing steps further ahead with new projects at Sandia
Released: 7-Jan-2019 12:05 PM EST
Quantum computing steps further ahead with new projects at Sandia
Sandia National Laboratories

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.

Newswise: Sandia Microneedles Technique May Mean Quicker Diagnoses of Major Illnesses
Released: 3-Jan-2019 10:05 AM EST
Sandia Microneedles Technique May Mean Quicker Diagnoses of Major Illnesses
Sandia National Laboratories

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.

Newswise: Top 25 news stories for Los Alamos highlight science achievements
Released: 18-Dec-2018 8:00 AM EST
Top 25 news stories for Los Alamos highlight science achievements
Los Alamos National Laboratory

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.

Newswise: Machine learning-detected signal predicts time to earthquake
Released: 17-Dec-2018 5:05 PM EST
Machine learning-detected signal predicts time to earthquake
Los Alamos National Laboratory

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.

Released: 13-Dec-2018 12:05 PM EST
NMSU Regents approve new rule, paving the way for industrial hemp production in NM
New Mexico State University (NMSU)

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.

Newswise: Friendly electromagnetic pulse improves survival for electronics
Released: 7-Dec-2018 12:05 PM EST
Friendly electromagnetic pulse improves survival for electronics
Sandia National Laboratories

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.

Newswise: Arctic ice model upgrade to benefit polar research, industry and military
Released: 5-Dec-2018 12:05 PM EST
Arctic ice model upgrade to benefit polar research, industry and military
Los Alamos National Laboratory

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.

Newswise: Support group aims to curb fears of talking about addiction at Sandia Labs
Released: 4-Dec-2018 7:05 PM EST
Support group aims to curb fears of talking about addiction at Sandia Labs
Sandia National Laboratories

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."

Newswise: Three Los Alamos scientists named Fellows by AAAS
Released: 28-Nov-2018 2:05 PM EST
Three Los Alamos scientists named Fellows by AAAS
Los Alamos National Laboratory

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.

Newswise: Innate fingerprint could detect tampered steel parts
Released: 28-Nov-2018 12:05 PM EST
Innate fingerprint could detect tampered steel parts
Los Alamos National Laboratory

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.

Newswise: Responders provide technical expertise in case of nuclear weapons accidents
Released: 28-Nov-2018 11:05 AM EST
Responders provide technical expertise in case of nuclear weapons accidents
Sandia National Laboratories

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.

Newswise: CRADA boom spurs innovation, collaboration with Sandia Labs
Released: 21-Nov-2018 5:05 PM EST
CRADA boom spurs innovation, collaboration with Sandia Labs
Sandia National Laboratories

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.

Newswise: Eight Los Alamos projects win R&D 100 Awards
Released: 19-Nov-2018 5:05 PM EST
Eight Los Alamos projects win R&D 100 Awards
Los Alamos National Laboratory

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.

Released: 19-Nov-2018 11:05 AM EST
Polly’s Run Boosts Pancreatic Cancer Research
University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

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.

Newswise: CRADA enables resilient microgrid research between Sandia, Emera Technologies
Released: 15-Nov-2018 7:05 PM EST
CRADA enables resilient microgrid research between Sandia, Emera Technologies
Sandia National Laboratories

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.

Newswise: Veterans hired at Sandia Labs triples over past year
Released: 8-Nov-2018 5:20 PM EST
Veterans hired at Sandia Labs triples over past year
Sandia National Laboratories

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.

Newswise: Los Alamos National Laboratory launches Efficient Mission Centric Computing Consortium
Released: 8-Nov-2018 10:05 AM EST
Los Alamos National Laboratory launches Efficient Mission Centric Computing Consortium
Los Alamos National Laboratory

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.

Newswise: Exhaustive Analysis Answers Long-Standing Question About Cell Division
4-Nov-2018 9:00 PM EST
Exhaustive Analysis Answers Long-Standing Question About Cell Division
Santa Fe Institute

After exploring every possible correlation, researchers shed new light on a long-standing question about what triggers cell division.

Newswise: Levitating particles could lift nuclear detective work
Released: 7-Nov-2018 12:05 PM EST
Levitating particles could lift nuclear detective work
Los Alamos National Laboratory

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.

Newswise: Wind tunnel and lasers provide hypersonic proving ground at Sandia National Laboratories
Released: 7-Nov-2018 10:05 AM EST
Wind tunnel and lasers provide hypersonic proving ground at Sandia National Laboratories
Sandia National Laboratories

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.

Newswise: Los Alamos Pursues Efficient Computing with Cray, Marvell, and Arm
Released: 5-Nov-2018 4:05 PM EST
Los Alamos Pursues Efficient Computing with Cray, Marvell, and Arm
Los Alamos National Laboratory

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.

Newswise: Triad National Security Takes the Helm at
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Released: 1-Nov-2018 11:10 AM EDT
Triad National Security Takes the Helm at Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos National Laboratory

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., November 1, 2018 -- Los Alamos National Laboratory begins operations today under a new management and operating (M&O) contract between Triad National Security, LLC (Triad) and the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). The NNSA awarded the M&O contract to Triad on June 8, 2018.

Newswise: Scientists, Leaders Take Home Five Awards Honoring Their Work
Released: 30-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT
Scientists, Leaders Take Home Five Awards Honoring Their Work
Sandia National Laboratories

Five Sandia National Laboratories employees with accomplishments in science, engineering, management or diversity and inclusion received career achievement and leadership awards.


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