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Newer variant of COVID-19–causing virus dominates global infections

Research out today in the journal Cell shows that a specific change in the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus virus genome, previously associated with increased viral transmission and the spread of COVID-19, is more infectious in cell culture.
2-Jul-2020 12:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New technique separates industrial noise from natural seismic signals

For the first time, seismologists can characterize signals as a result of some industrial human activity on a continent-wide scale using cloud computing. In two recently published papers in Seismological Research Letters, scientists from Los Alamos...
19-May-2020 12:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Efficient, “green” quantum-dot solar cells exploit defects

Novel quantum dot solar cells developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory match the efficiency of existing quantum-dot based devices, but without lead or other toxic elements that most solar cells of this type rely on.
18-May-2020 5:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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El Niño–linked decreases in soil moisture could trigger massive tropical-plant die offs

New research has found that El Niño events are often associated with droughts in some of the world’s more vulnerable tropical regions. Associated with warmer than average ocean temperatures in the eastern Pacific, El Niños can in turn influence...
11-May-2020 10:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Texas A&M University System National Laboratories Office and Los Alamos National Laboratory partner to make large data sets easier to handle

The Texas A&M University System National Laboratories Office (NLO) and Los Alamos National Laboratory have formed a collaborative research effort to make extremely large data sets indexable and more easily searchable.
4-May-2020 11:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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South Africa’s National Integrated Cyberinfrastructure System joins Los Alamos’ Efficient Mission Centric Computing Consortium

Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Efficient Mission Centric Computing Consortium (EMC3) recently welcomed its first international partner, the South African National Integrated Cyberinfrastructure System (NICIS).
10-Apr-2020 8:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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High Altitude Water Cherenkov Observatory Tests Speed of Light

New measurements confirm, to the highest energies yet explored, that the laws of physics hold no matter where you are or how fast you’re moving.
31-Mar-2020 8:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Flat-panel technology could transform antennas, wireless and cell phone communications

Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory are reinventing the mirror, at least for microwaves, potentially replacing the familiar 3-D dishes and microwave horns we see on rooftops and cell towers with flat panels that are compact, versatile, and...
20-Mar-2020 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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