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Apr 14, 2014, 14:27 ET
Quantum dot luminescent solar concentrator devices (embedded in the glowing pink bar) under ultraviolet illumination.  (PRNewsFoto/Los Alamos National Laboratory)

Shiny Quantum Dots Brighten Future of Solar Cells

A house window that doubles as a solar panel could be on the horizon, thanks to recent quantum-dot work by Los Alamos National Laboratory...

May 21, 2013, 18:01 ET
Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Charlie McMillan displays a QKarD, a Los Alamos device that uses quantum cryptography to transmit secure signals between sender and receiver.  (PRNewsFoto/Los Alamos National Laboratory)

Los Alamos Director Echoes Cyber Concerns

 Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Charlie McMillan told a gathering of energy executives today that securing the electrical grid is a...

May 13, 2013, 18:52 ET
From left, Los Alamos scientists Roy Copping, Sean Reilly, and Daniel Rios. Copping examines the Buchi Multivapor P-12 Evaporator, and Reilly and Rios are at the Agilent Technologies Cary 60 UV-Vis Spectrometer.  (PRNewsFoto/Los Alamos National Laboratory)

Domestic Production of Medical Isotope Mo-99 Moves a Step Closer at Los Alamos

 Today, Los Alamos National Laboratory announced that for the first time, irradiated uranium fuel has been recycled and reused for...

Feb 19, 2013, 18:31 ET

Computer Modeling Reveals How Surprisingly Potent Hepatitis C Drug Works

A study by researchers from Los Alamos National Laboratory and a multinational team reveals how daclatasvir, a direct-acting antiviral agent in...

Feb 14, 2013, 16:48 ET
The miniature quantum encryption transmitter at Los Alamos National Laboratory generates random cryptographic keys to encode and decode information to protect electric infrastructure control systems.  (PRNewsFoto/Los Alamos National Laboratory)

Quantum Cryptography Put to Work for Electric Grid Security

Recently a Los Alamos National Laboratory quantum cryptography (QC) team successfully completed the first-ever demonstration of securing control...

Nov 26, 2012, 17:54 ET
John Bounds of Los Alamos National Laboratory's Advanced Nuclear Technology Division makes final adjustments on the DUFF experiment, a demonstration of a simple, robust fission reactor prototype that could be used as a power system for space travel. DUFF is the first demonstration of a space nuclear reactor system to produce electricity in the United States since 1965.  (PRNewsFoto/Los Alamos National Laboratory)

Researchers Test Novel Power System for Space Travel

Joint DOE and NASA team demonstrates simple, robust fission reactor prototype  A team of researchers, including engineers from Los...

Oct 09, 2012, 17:42 ET
The Protein Crystallography Station at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center, where groundbreaking work in new drug-design methods is underway using neutron diffraction techniques. Photo credit: Los Alamos National Laboratory.  (PRNewsFoto/Los Alamos National Laboratory)

Neutron Crystallography Aids Drug Design

Precisely tailored pharmaceuticals could reduce medical side effects  Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory have used...

Jul 17, 2012, 12:13 ET

HIV Immunity Study Could Pave Way for Vaccine Development

Los Alamos scientists among Duke-led consortium  Two Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists are among the team recently...

Apr 11, 2012, 19:01 ET
Los Alamos scientist Meiring Nortier holds a thorium foil test target for the actinium 225 production experiments. Research indicates that it will be possible to match current annual, worldwide production of Ac-225 in just two to five days of operations using the accelerator at Los Alamos and analogous facilities at Brookhaven.  (PRNewsFoto/Los Alamos National Laboratory)

Cancer Therapy Gets a Boost from New Isotope

A new medical isotope project at Los Alamos National Laboratory shows promise for rapidly producing major quantities of a new cancer-treatment...

Mar 22, 2012, 20:09 ET

Magnetic Field Researchers Target Hundred-Tesla Goal

Previous world record shattered during six-experiment pulse Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory's biggest magnet facility...

Feb 20, 2012, 15:00 ET
Expression of a hybrid protein blocks Pierce's Disease in grapevine.  The hybrid protein (shown at the bottom right) creates pores in the membrane of the Gram-negative bacterium, Xf, that causes PD.  Transgenic grapevine expressing the hybrid protein shows little or no leaf scorching as PD symptom upon Xf infection (top left) whereas the non-transgenic without the hybrid protein shows severe leaf scorching (top right).  (PRNewsFoto/Los Alamos National Laboratory)

More Grapes, Less Wrath: Hybrid Antimicrobial Protein Protects Grapevines from Pathogen

A team of researchers has found a way to ensure that your evening glass of wine will continue to be available, despite the potential attack of...

Dec 23, 2011, 05:30 ET

Los Alamos National Laboratory Announces Top 10 Science Stories of 2011

Los Alamos National Laboratory's top 10 science stories of 2011 illustrate the broad variety of scientific excellence that's the hallmark of the...

Dec 21, 2011, 17:27 ET

Do You See What I See: Scientists Model Brain Structure To Help Computers Recognize Objects

An essential question confronting neuroscientists and computer vision researchers alike is how objects can be identified by simply "looking" at...

Dec 21, 2011, 16:45 ET

Los Alamos and EMC Collaborate to Advance High-Performance Computing

New five-year agreement for technology development includes HPC, data storage, cyber security, cloud computing, analytics,...

Mar 15, 2010, 08:00 ET

Los Alamos National Laboratory HIV researcher Bette Korber. (PRNewsFoto/Los Alamos National Laboratory)[TK]

HIV Vaccine Strategy Expands Immune Responses

Mosaic vaccines show promise in reducing the spread of deadly virus Two teams of researchers—including Los Alamos National Laboratory...