Friday, April 15, 2011
WWII nuclear dump yields old truck
Excavator operator Kevin Miller looks at the rusting hulk. LANL photo
Officials can't be sure if the truck they found was actually present during the Trinity test blast, deSousa said. It might simply have collected radioactive trash from Manhattan Project labs -- making it the world's first nuclear garbage truck. (Full Story)
LANL improves path to producing uranium compounds
Advances made by researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) could enhance the ability of scientists to develop advanced nuclear fuels in a safer, simpler manner. (Full Story)
Nano-scale metamaterials developed from acoustical wave force
A Los Alamos National Lab (LANL) team of researchers has developed a bench-top method using acoustical wave force in order to develop multiple three-dimensional designs that will enable metamaterials. (Full Story)
Another record for LANL Laces
Beverly Concha of Taos Day School hugs her new shoes. LANL photo.
"It's another record," said Tim Martinez of the Community Programs Office (CPO), which manages LANL Laces. Los Alamos National Security, LLC partner company URS again donated several thousand dollars to the program, Martinez noted. (Full Story)
Scientist to discuss hacking in future filled with higher-tech computers
Early research included this vacuum chamber used for trapped ion quantum computing experiments at Los Alamos. LANL photo.
Locally, quantum-mechanic researcher Seth Lloyd of the Santa Fe Institute, Ivan H. Deutsch at UNM, and scientists at Los Alamos and Sandia national laboratories are working on quantum computers. (Full Story)
LANL selects businesses for water monitoring
TerranearPMC LLC and Eberline Services Inc. will compete for up to $80 million in well drilling and groundwater monitoring work for Los Alamos National Laboratory. (Full Story)
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