National Labs

The Genius: New Mexico’s Anwi Fomukong

125 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — In honor of Black History Month, KOAT shines a light on those who have helped paved the way in New Mexico, from the arts to culture, food, and history. Anwi Fomukong, 20, is a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) undergraduate at the University of New

Los Alamos prepares for the release of film ‘Oppenheimer’

87 Views   LOS ALAMOS COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – Los Alamos County is gearing up for the upcoming Christopher Nolan film, “Oppenheimer,” and working to cultivate relationships in order to share the “real” Los Alamos. Los Alamos is preparing to teach visitors the true stories behind the events featured in the “Oppenheimer” film.

US nuclear agency falls short on scheduling, cost estimates

129 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. agency in charge of jumpstarting the production of key components for the nation’s nuclear arsenal is falling short when it comes to having a comprehensive schedule for the multibillion-dollar project.

NMSU is using grant to prepare new scientists to respond to ecological disasters

132 Views   New Mexico State University’s Departments of Biology and Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Ecology are collaborating with Los Alamos National Laboratory, the U.S. Geological Survey and others on a project titled “Prepping for Disaster Ecology: HSI-based training for managing climate change impacts on migratory birds.” Scott Brocato spoke with

LANL develops breath test for detecting fatigue

143 Views   LOS ALAMOS, N.M. — Los Alamos National Lab researchers are developing a breathalyzer that can determine how tired someone is.  The device works like other breathalyzers – including ones that measure alcohol. A person places their mouth on a device and exhales. Inside the device, sensors track the

LANL scientists celebrate success of NASA’s ‘DART’ mission

212 Views   LOS ALAMOS, N.M. – NASA can already celebrate the success of the “DART” mission, where they used a small spacecraft to hit an asteroid and throw it off course. Los Alamos National Lab scientists also played a role in the mission that could one day save the planet.

Dozens of US nuclear lab workers sue over vaccine mandate

520 Views   LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) – Workers at one of the nation’s premier nuclear weapons laboratories face a deadline Friday — be vaccinated or prepare to be fired. A total of 114 workers at Los Alamos National Laboratory — the birthplace of the atomic bomb — are suing over