Tag Archives: Los Alamos National Laboratory

Air Force, NNSA Deploy Mock Nuclear Bombs From B-2 Stealth Bombers

The U.S. Air Force and National Nuclear Security Administration have conducted two flight tests that had joint test assemblies of B61-7 and B61-11 nuclear bombs released from two separate B-2A Spirit stealth bombers. NNSA said Thursday JTAs are mock weapons that do not contain nuclear materials but are built to feature sensors and …

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DOE: 3 Natl Labs Form Supercomputing Tech Development Alliance

Three Energy Department-funded research centers have forged a partnership that aims to increase scientists’ access to supercomputer technology in efforts to address scientific, national security and environmental problems. DOE said Tuesday the Los Alamos, Sandia and Lawrence Berkeley national laboratories created the Alliance for Application Performance at Extreme Scale to design, procure and implement high-performance computing …

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DARPA Picks 11 Disease Forecasting Challenge Winners; Matt Hepburn Comments

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has announced the 11 winners of its six-month, $500,000 CHIKV Challenge competition, which sought new methods to predict the spread of the chikungunya virus in the West. “The teams… identified gaps in current forecasting capabilities and created a set of tools that can immediately help improve forecasting and guide …

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NSF: R&D Spending Among FFRDCs Drops From 2010 Peak to $17B in 2013

The National Science Foundation states that research and development spending among 40 federally funded R&D centers declined in fiscal 2013 compared to fiscal 2012 based on a National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics report. NSF said Tuesday the NCSES InfoBrief reported R&D expenditures of $16.9 billion in 2013, with 1 percent or …

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Los Alamos Nat’l Lab Updates Bioinformatics Research Tool; Ben McMahon Comments

The Los Alamos National Laboratory has updated its Sequedex bioinformatics software that works to identify DNA sequences from viruses and other microorganisms to aid medical treatment, research and diagnosis functions. LANL said Monday that the new version classifies DNA fragments by recognizing patterns and linking them to their function and phylogeny based on a database of …

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David Bader: LLNL Climate Modeling Project Aims to Answer ‘Grand Challenges’

The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has partnered with academic and private-sector organizations and seven other U.S. national laboratories to create a comprehensive climate and Earth system model by using high-performance computing technologies. Anne Stark, a senior public information officer at LLNL, writes Tuesday that the 10-year Accelerated Climate Modeling for Energy …

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NNSA Closes Los Alamos Nuclear Lab Upgrade Project

The National Nuclear Security Administration spent $1 million less than the agency’s original budget of $245 million for an upgrade project at the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s plutonium facility. Work to upgrade security at the Technical Area-55 nuclear lab began in 2011 and was completed under the NNSA’s Nuclear Materials …

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