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Observatory in Mexico Sheds Light on Origin of Excess Positrons in Outer Space

Using new data from the High-Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) Gamma-Ray Observatory in Mexico, researchers have ruled out two pulsars previously believed to be the source of excess positrons just above the Earth’s atmosphere.
16-Nov-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Scalable Clusters Make HPC R&D Easy as Raspberry Pi


A quest to help the systems software community work on very large supercomputers without having to actually test on them has spawned an affordable, scalable system using thousands of inexpensive Raspberry Pi nodes.
13-Nov-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

First-Ever U.S. Experiments at New X-Ray Facility May Lead to Better Explosive Modeling


For the first time in the U.S., time-resolved small-angle x-ray scattering (TRSAXS) is used to observe ultra-fast carbon clustering and graphite and nanodiamond production in the insensitive explosive Plastic Bonded Explosive (PBX) 9502, potentially...
6-Nov-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Seven Los Alamos Scientists Honored as APS Fellows


LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Oct. 26, 2017—Seven scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory were tapped this year as new Fellows of the American Physical Society (APS), a significant honor for the Laboratory and its people. The honorees are Christopher J....
26-Oct-2017 4:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Los Alamos Scientists, Engineers Receive 2017 Fellows Prizes


Five Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists have been awarded the Laboratory’s prestigious Fellows Prize in the areas of science or engineering research and leadership
19-Oct-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Los Alamos Researchers and Supercomputers Help Interpret the Latest LIGO Findings


Astrophysicist Chris Fryer was enjoying an evening with friends on August 25, 2017, when he got the news of a gravitational-wave detection by LIGO, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory
17-Oct-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Chemical Treatment Improves Quantum Dot Lasers


One of the secrets to making tiny laser devices such as opthalmic surgery scalpels work even more efficiently is the use of tiny semiconductor particles, called quantum dots. In new research at Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Nanotech Team, the...
16-Oct-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Dena Edwards Named DOE Outstanding Contractor Security Professional of the Year


Dena Edwards, a security professional in Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Associate Directorate for Mission Assurance, Security and Emergency Response, was named Outstanding Contractor Security Professional of the Year by the Department of Energy....
11-Oct-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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