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Global warming, not just drought, drives bark beetles to kill more ponderosa pines

In California’s Sierra Nevada, western pine beetle infestations amped up by global warming were found to kill 30% more ponderosa pine trees than the beetles do under drought alone.
23-Nov-2021 1:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Machine learning refines earthquake detection capabilities

Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory are applying machine learning algorithms to help interpret massive amounts of ground deformation data collected with Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) satellites; the new algorithms will...
10-Nov-2021 4:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Eight Los Alamos projects win R&D 100 Awards

Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers brought home eight of the coveted R&D 100 awards this year, plus an additional five special-recognition awards. Pictured above, engineer Clara Safi was among the winners with the Quantum Ensured Security...
9-Nov-2021 12:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

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3D simulations improve understanding of energetic-particle radiation and help protect space assets

A team of researchers used 3D particle simulations to model the acceleration of ions and electrons in a physical process called magnetic reconnection. The results could contribute to the understanding and forecasting of energetic particles released...
1-Nov-2021 6:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New results from MicroBooNE provide clues to particle physics mystery

New results from a more-than-decade long physics experiment offer insight into unexplained electron-like events found in previous experiments. Results of the MicroBooNE experiment, while not confirming the existence of a proposed new particle, the...
28-Oct-2021 3:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Improved DOE exascale Earth system model two times faster than previous version

A new version of the Department of Energy’s Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM) is two times faster than its earlier version released in 2018, allowing for more accurate and timely simulations of the changing climate.
28-Oct-2021 3:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Three Los Alamos scientists elected 2021 Fellows of the American Physical Society

Three Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists have been elected fellows by the American Physical Society (APS). The new APS fellows are Eric Brown, Takeyasu Ito and Nathan Moody.
20-Oct-2021 3:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Bacteria, fungi interact far more often than previously thought

In a novel, broad assessment of bacterial-fungal interactions, researchers using unique bioinformatics found that fungi host a remarkable diversity of bacteria, making bacterial-fungal interactions far more common and diverse than previously known.
19-Oct-2021 4:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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