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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

Researchers discover novel exciton interactions in carbon nanotubes

Researchers discover novel exciton interactions in carbon nanotubes

In the study, a collaborative research team showed that Raman spectroscopy (a form of light scattering) can provide more extensive characterization of intertube excitons. 14 Feb, 2018

14 Feb, 2018

How a Small Nuclear Reactor Could Power a Colony on Mars or Beyond (Op-Ed)

How a Small Nuclear Reactor Could Power a Colony on Mars or Beyond (Op-Ed)

When we imagine sending humans to live on Mars, the moon or other planetary bodies in the not-so-distant future, a primary question is: How will we power their colony? 18 Jan, 2018

18 Jan, 2018

Los Alamos researchers and supercomputers help interpret the latest LIGO findings

Los Alamos researchers and supercomputers help interpret the latest LIGO findings

It confirms Einstein’s prediction that gravitational waves travel at the same speed as gamma rays: the speed of light. 17 Oct, 2017

17 Oct, 2017

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