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Unique imaging of a dinosaur’s skull tells evolutionary tale

Human-gorilla divergence may have occurred two million years earlier than thought (Photo : Flickr: Rod Waddington)

What is the universe made of?

Doug Abernathy, left, ARCS instrument scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Marc Janoschek, Los Alamos National Laboratory, prepare their sample for experiments at the Spallation Neutron Source. Credit: Genevieve Martin/ORNL.

Neutrons find “missing” magnetism of plutonium

Carlsten, Nguyen and Sheffield win Free-Electron Laser Prize

Carlsten, Nguyen and Sheffield win Free-Electron Laser Prize

The honor is an international recognition of key technologies that originally developed at Los Alamos in the 1980s and 1990s. 06 Sep, 2017

06 Sep, 2017

Muons in the Cathedral

Muons in the Cathedral

Muon-imaging technology — far better at penetrating materials than x-rays — makes it ideal for peering into thick, dense objects. 17 Aug, 2017

17 Aug, 2017

Single-photon emitter has promise for quantum info-processing

Single-photon emitter has promise for quantum info-processing

The Laboratory has produced the first known material capable of single-photon emission at room temperature and at telecommunications wavelengths. 31 Jul, 2017

31 Jul, 2017

Neutrino research takes giant leap forward

Neutrino research takes giant leap forward

An international group of dignitaries, scientists and engineers will mark the start of construction of a massive experiment that could change our understanding of the universe. 20 Jul, 2017

20 Jul, 2017

What is the universe made of?

What is the universe made of?

A team of physicists and astrophysicists are using supercomputers to simulate the Big Bang nucleosynthesis and the early universe to unprecedented precision. 17 Apr, 2017

17 Apr, 2017

Breaking the supermassive black hole speed limit

Breaking the supermassive black hole speed limit

A new computer simulation helps explain the existence of puzzling supermassive black holes observed in the early universe. 21 Mar, 2017

21 Mar, 2017

Confessions of a dark matter detective

Confessions of a dark matter detective

Sifting through data from HAWC's mountain-top water barrels looking for the fingerprint of dark matter 15 Feb, 2017

15 Feb, 2017

First-ever GPS data release to boost space-weather science

First-ever GPS data release to boost space-weather science

The data comes from space-weather sensors developed by Los Alamos National Laboratory on board the nation’s Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites. 30 Jan, 2017

30 Jan, 2017

Picture of the Week: Planets unlikely to form around binary stars

Picture of the Week: Planets unlikely to form around binary stars

Comparing computer simulations to observations aids understanding of binary star formation. 13 Oct, 2016

13 Oct, 2016

Using supercomputers to probe the early universe

Using supercomputers to probe the early universe

Los Alamos researchers developed a computer code, called BURST, that can simulate a slice in the life of our young cosmos. 05 Jun, 2016

05 Jun, 2016

The space weather threat... and how we protect ourselves

The space weather threat... and how we protect ourselves

The Sun continually ejects high-energy electrons, protons, and other nuclei that bombard the Earth, producing space-weather effects such as the beautiful northern lights but also others that can destroy satellites and disrupt our lives here on Earth. 24 Apr, 2016

24 Apr, 2016

Numerical simulations shed new light on early universe

Numerical simulations shed new light on early universe

The code simulates conditions during the first few minutes of cosmological evolution to model the role of neutrinos, nuclei and other particles in shaping the early universe. 21 Apr, 2016

21 Apr, 2016

Novel water-removal technique boosts performance of carbon nanomaterials

Novel water-removal technique boosts performance of carbon nanomaterials

This research provides the first comprehensive understanding of water’s role within graphene oxide nanosheets (functionalized graphene sheets). 23 Mar, 2016

23 Mar, 2016

Study finds surprising variability in shape of Van Allen Belts

Study finds surprising variability in shape of Van Allen Belts

Understanding the shape and size of the belts, which shrink and swell in response to magnetic storms coming from the sun, is crucial for protecting our technology in space. 23 Feb, 2016

23 Feb, 2016

Picture of the Week: Bismuth and tin on the rocks

Picture of the Week: Bismuth and tin on the rocks

Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory are using state-of-the-art experimental techniques to see and understand how microstructures evolve during materials processing. 15 Feb, 2016

15 Feb, 2016

Gravitational waves found, black-hole models led the way

Gravitational waves found, black-hole models led the way

Gravitational waves were predicted by Einstein’s theory of general relativity in 1916, and now, almost exactly 100 years later, the faint ripples across space-time have been found. 11 Feb, 2016

11 Feb, 2016

Machine learning helps discover the most luminous supernova in history

Machine learning helps discover the most luminous supernova in history

Machine-learning technology developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory played a key role in the discovery of supernova ASASSN-15lh. 14 Jan, 2016

14 Jan, 2016

Plasma research shows promise for future compact accelerators

Plasma research shows promise for future compact accelerators

A transformative breakthrough in controlling ion beams allows small-scale laser-plasma accelerators to deliver unprecedented power densities. 21 Dec, 2015

21 Dec, 2015

High-energy physics detector MicroBooNE sees first accelerator-born neutrinos

High-energy physics detector MicroBooNE sees first accelerator-born neutrinos

The principal purpose of the detector is to confirm or deny the existence of a hypothetical particle known as the sterile neutrino. 02 Nov, 2015

02 Nov, 2015

Nanoscale, multidimensional artificial magnet created

Nanoscale, multidimensional artificial magnet created

Applications might range from general magnetism, such as developing sensors, to information encoding. 26 Oct, 2015

26 Oct, 2015

Ultrafast photodetectors allow direct observation of multiple electrons generated by a single photon

Ultrafast photodetectors allow direct observation of multiple electrons generated by a single photon

The new technique involves monitoring photocurrent transients in specially engineered photodetectors that provide very high temporal resolution of only 50 picoseconds. 11 Sep, 2015

11 Sep, 2015

Capture sunlight with your window

Capture sunlight with your window

A luminescent solar concentrator is an emerging sunlight harvesting technology that has the potential to disrupt the way we think about energy. 24 Aug, 2015

24 Aug, 2015

Picture of the Week: A powerful cosmic particle accelerator

Picture of the Week: A powerful cosmic particle accelerator

This 3D simulation shows how instabilities in the reconnection layer lead to multiple flux rope structures and turbulent magnetic fields. 23 Aug, 2015

23 Aug, 2015

Young, Jupiter-like planet discovered

Young, Jupiter-like planet discovered

A team of researchers has discovered a Jupiter-like planet within a young system that could provide a new understanding of how planets formed around our sun. 13 Aug, 2015

13 Aug, 2015

Picture of the Week: Plasma cubed

Picture of the Week: Plasma cubed

Drawing on expertise from astrophysics, applied mathematics, fluid mechanics, data management, and computer science, a interdisciplinary multi-institution research team including Los Alamos scientists have discovered that turbulence may be key to solving the mystery of "fast magnetic reconnection" that has puzzled physicists for decades. 03 Aug, 2015

03 Aug, 2015

Neutrons find “missing” magnetism of plutonium

Neutrons find “missing” magnetism of plutonium

Groundbreaking work at two Department of Energy national laboratories has confirmed plutonium’s magnetism, which scientists have long theorized but have never been able to experimentally observe. 10 Jul, 2015

10 Jul, 2015

Picture of the Week: Perovskite solar power

Picture of the Week: Perovskite solar power

In recent experiments, Los Alamos National Lab scientists have produced perovskite crystals that exhibit solar conversion efficiencies comparable to those of silicon, the current gold standard. This image shows the kind of high-efficiency perovskite crystals regularly produced at Los Alamos. 26 Jun, 2015

26 Jun, 2015

Uncovering the mysteries of cosmic explosions

Uncovering the mysteries of cosmic explosions

An automated software system developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory played a key role in the discovery of supernova iPTF 14atg and could provide insight, a virtual Rosetta stone, into future supernovae and their underlying physics. 20 May, 2015

20 May, 2015

Promising future of quantum dots explored in conference

Promising future of quantum dots explored in conference

Researchers are gathering to reflect on two decades of quantum dot research at a special topical conference, “20 Years of Quantum Dots at Los Alamos” 13 Apr, 2015

13 Apr, 2015

 Picture of the Week: Gamma-ray Bursts: infographic

Picture of the Week: Gamma-ray Bursts: infographic

Today with the help of sophisticated tools like the ground based RAPTOR robotic observatory system that can find, and study on its own, transient optical events, and the High Altitude Water Chernekov (HAWC) Gamma Ray Observatory, designed to study the origin of the very high energy cosmic rays, and observe the most energetic objects in the known universe, Los Alamos scientists continue to work on solving different pieces of the gamma ray puzzle. 26 Mar, 2015

26 Mar, 2015

HAWC Observatory to study universe’s most energetic phenomena

HAWC Observatory to study universe’s most energetic phenomena

Inaugural ceremony to mark completion of powerful system to detect gamma rays and cosmic rays 20 Mar, 2015

20 Mar, 2015

Los Alamos develops new technique for growing high-efficiency perovskite solar cells

Los Alamos develops new technique for growing high-efficiency perovskite solar cells

Researchers reveal a new solution-based hot-casting technique that allows growth of highly efficient and reproducible solar cells from large-area perovskite crystals. 29 Jan, 2015

29 Jan, 2015