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Tweaking quantum dots powers-up double-pane solar windows

(DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory) Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboraotry are creating double-pane solar windows that generate electricity with greater efficiency and also create shading and insulation. It's all made possible...Show More Summary

Computer simulations reveal roots of drug resistance

(DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory) New supercomputer simulations have revealed the role of transport proteins called efflux pumps in creating drug-resistance in bacteria, research that could lead to improving the drugs' effectiveness against life-threatening diseases and restoring the efficacy of defunct antibiotics.

Los Alamos research fundamental to first efficacy study for mosaic HIV-1 preventive vaccine

(DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory) Just in time for World AIDS Day (Dec. 1) international partners are announcing the first efficacy study for an investigational HIV-1-preventive 'mosaic' vaccine. Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of...Show More Summary

Quantum dots amplify light with electrical pumping

(DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory) In a breakthrough development, Los Alamos scientists have shown that they can successfully amplify light using electrically excited films of the chemically synthesized semiconductor nanocrystals known as quantum dots.

Eight Los Alamos innovations win R&D 100 Awards

(DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory) Eight Los Alamos National Laboratory technologies won R&D 100 Awards last week at R&D Magazine's annual ceremony in Orlando, Florida.

Scalable clusters make HPC R&D easy as Raspberry Pi

(DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory) 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.

First-ever US experiments at new X-ray facility may lead to better explosive modeling

(DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory) For the first time in the US, 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 leading to better computer models of explosive performance.

Seven Los Alamos scientists honored as APS Fellows

(DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory) 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. Fontes, Han Htoon, Toshihiko Kawano, John W. Lewellen, Laura Beth Smilowitz, Stuart A. Trugman and Vivien Zapf.

Los Alamos researchers and supercomputers help interpret the latest LIGO findings

(DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory) Astrophysicist Chris Fryer was enjoying an evening with friends on Aug. 25, 2017, when he got the news of a gravitational-wave detection by LIGO, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory.

Chemical treatment improves quantum dot lasers

(DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory) 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...Show More Summary

Four Los Alamos scientists named as 2017 Laboratory Fellows

(DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory) Four Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists have been named 2017 Fellows: Donald Burton, Stephen Doorn, Manvendra Dubey, and Turab Lookman.

Hunt is over for one of the 'top 50 most-wanted fungi'

(DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory) Scientists from several institutions including Los Alamos National Laboratory have characterized a sample of 'mystery' fungus collected in North Carolina and found its home in the fungal tree of life.

Carlsten, Nguyen and Sheffield win Free-Electron Laser Prize

(DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory) At an international science conference hosted recently in Santa Fe, N.M., Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists Bruce Carlsten, Dinh Nguyen and Richard Sheffield were awarded the 2017 Free-Electron Laser (FEL) Prize.

DNA detectives crack the case on biothreat look-alikes

(DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory) Biological "detectives" are tracking down biothreats such as the bacteria that causes tularemia ("rabbit fever"), but they constantly face the challenge of avoiding false positives.

Unique imaging of a dinosaur's skull tells evolutionary tale

(DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory) Researchers using Los Alamos' unique neutron-imaging and high-energy X-ray capabilities have exposed the inner structures of the fossil skull of a 74-million-year-old tyrannosauroid dinosaur nicknamed the Bisti Beast in the highest-resolution scan of tyrannosaur skull ever done.

Study reveals exactly how low-cost fuel cell catalysts work

(DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory) New work at Los Alamos and Oak Ridge national laboratories is resolving difficult fuel-cell performance questions, both in determining efficient new materials and understanding how they work at an atomic level. The research is described this week in the journal Science

Single-photon emitter has promise for quantum info-processing

(DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory) Los Alamos National Laboratory has produced the first known material capable of single-photon emission at room temperature and at telecommunications wavelengths.

Simulation reveals universal signature of chaos in ultracold reactions

(DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory) Researchers have performed the first ever quantum-mechanical simulation of the benchmark ultracold chemical reaction between potassium-rubidium (KRb) and a potassium atom, opening the door to new controlled chemistry experiments and quantum control of chemical reactions that could spark advances in quantum computing and sensing technologies.

Algae production research gets boost at Los Alamos

(DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory) Today, the US Department of Energy (DOE) announced the selection of three projects to receive up to $8 million, aimed at reducing the costs of producing algal biofuels and bioproducts.

'Charliecloud' simplifies Big Data supercomputing

(DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory) At Los Alamos National Laboratory, home to more than 100 supercomputers since the dawn of the computing era, elegance and simplicity of programming are highly valued but not always achieved. In the...Show More Summary

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