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All-woman team commands rock-zapping laser on Mars

The laser that zaps rocks on Mars is commanded by a talented group of engineers and scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory—who also happen to all be women, a rarity in the engineering field.
10-Jun-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Quantum information gets a boost from thin-film breakthrough

Efforts to create reliable light-based quantum computing, quantum key distribution for cybersecurity, and other technologies got a boost from a new study demonstrating an innovative method for creating thin films to control the emission of single...
29-May-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Two New Mexico small businesses win national Department of Energy awards

Two New Mexico companies that work with Los Alamos National Laboratory received small business awards from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) at the 18th annual DOE Small Business Forum and Expo in Pittsburgh on April 16.
22-Apr-2019 3:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Scientists create first billion-atom biomolecular simulation

Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory have created the largest simulation to date of an entire gene of DNA, a feat that required one billion atoms to model and will help researchers to better understand and develop cures for diseases like...
22-Apr-2019 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Data mining digs up hidden clues to major California earthquake triggers

A powerful computational study of southern California seismic records has revealed detailed information about a plethora of previously undetected small earthquakes, giving a more precise picture about stress in the earth’s crust.
18-Apr-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Model Accurately Predicts Harmful Space Weather

A new, first-of-its-kind space weather model reliably predicts space storms of high-energy particles that are harmful to many satellites and spacecraft orbiting in the Earth’s outer radiation belt.
9-Apr-2019 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New open-source software predicts impacts of extreme events on grids

A new, free, open-source software reliably predicts how damage from hurricanes, ice storms, earthquakes, and other extreme events will restrict power delivery from utility grids. The Severe Contingency Solver for Electric Power Transmission is the...
9-Apr-2019 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Scientific computing in the cloud gets down to Earth

In a groundbreaking effort, seismology researchers have conducted a continent-scale survey for seismic signatures of industrial activity in the Amazon Web Services commercial cloud (AWS), then rapidly downloaded the results without storing raw data...
8-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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