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Los Alamos Firsts


  • Twitter vision
    How Twitter videos are helping computers learn how to see
  • Unraveling life four letters at a time
    Major advances in sequencing since the official end of the Human Genome Project are fueling a revolution in genomics research.
  • Phase five
    Los Alamos physicists have conclusively demonstrated the existence of a new phase of matter.
  • Intruder alert for the cyber world
    Sophisticated hackers are going to get in. The trick is to find them and disconnect them before they get what they came for.


  • Moulin bleu
    Tunneling meltwater rivers enlarged by climate change help shuttle glacial ice to the sea less than previously thought.
  • How to spot a nuke
    Neutrons set loose by a high-power laser can identify illicit nuclear materials inside closed containers.
  • Explosives going dark
    An enhanced biomarker developed at Los Alamos can be used in the field to detect explosives and other hazardous materials.


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Sara Del Valle

Sara Del Valle grew up watching her parents—who were missionaries—tend to people suffering from infectious disease. These experiences, coupled with her passion for mathematics, led Sara to develop computer models to study communicable illnesses.

Read about her scientific research: Biosurveillance


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