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NNSA Approves ‘Critical Decision 1’ for Advanced Sources and Detectors Project, a New Tool to Advance Stockpile Stewardship

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...
14-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


World's Finest Gold Specimen Probed With Los Alamos Neutrons

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...
13-Feb-2019 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Los Alamos Teams with Oak Ridge, EPB to Demonstrate Next-Generation Grid Security Tech

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...
12-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Los Alamos National Laboratory Issues Request for Proposal (RFP) for New Supercomputer

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.
31-Jan-2019 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Los Alamos scientist Bette Korber to discuss her work developing an HIV vaccine

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.
22-Jan-2019 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Los Alamos National Laboratory Contributes $3 Billion a Year to the State’s Economy

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...
15-Jan-2019 6:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


‘Realistic’ new model points the way to more efficient and profitable fracking

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.
11-Jan-2019 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


More stable light comes from intentionally ‘squashed’ quantum dots

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.
10-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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