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Feeding Plants to This Algae Could Fuel Your Car

The research shows that a freshwater production strain of microalgae, Auxenochlorella protothecoides, is capable of directly degrading and utilizing non-food plant substrates, such as switchgrass, for improved cell growth and lipid productivity,...
17-Jul-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Top Young Los Alamos Researchers Honored With DOE Early Career Awards

Three talented young researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory are among the recipients of the highly valued Early Career Research Program Funding awards from the US Department of Energy’s Office of Science. This is the ninth year DOE has...
21-Jun-2018 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Study Confirms Beetles Exploit Warm Winters to Expand Range

A new study by Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists and colleagues confirms that increasing minimum winter temperatures allow beetles to expand their range but reveals that overcrowding can put the brakes on population growth.
19-Jun-2018 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Carbon Nanotube Optics Poised to Provide Pathway to Optical-Based Quantum Cryptography and Quantum Computing

Researchers at Los Alamos and partners in France and Germany are exploring the enhanced potential of carbon nanotubes as single-photon emitters for quantum information processing. Their analysis of progress in the field is published in this week’s...
18-Jun-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


TNT could be headed for retirement after 116 years on the job

Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory in Aberdeen, Maryland have developed a novel “melt-cast” explosive material that could be a suitable replacement for Trinitrotoluene, more commonly known as TNT.
14-Jun-2018 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


New elementary particle evidence found, ‘sterile neutrino’ long suspected

New research results have potentially identified a fourth type of neutrino, a “sterile neutrino” particle. This particle provides challenges for the Standard Model of particle physics, if found to be a valid result in future experiments.
6-Jun-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Public Lectures Explore the Power of Light

“Photons are the elementary particle responsible for light,” said Hollingsworth, a researcher at the Laboratory’s Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies. “If the 20th century depended on electronics, it is predicted that the 21st century...
24-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Mapping the Body’s Battle with Ebola and Zika

The viruses that cause Ebola and Zika, daunting diseases that inspire concern at every outbreak, share a strong similarity in how they first infiltrate a host’s cells.
14-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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