National Labs

LANL develops breath test for detecting fatigue

38 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

85 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

367 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

Trinity Site Open House Set For October

313 Views   White Sands Missile Range will open Trinity Site to the public after a brief pause in activities due to COVID-19 on Oct. 2. Trinity Site is where the world’s first atomic bomb was tested at 5:29:45 a.m. Mountain War Time July 16, 1945.

Time Running Out for Former Uranium Miners

176 Views   A federal law that provides partial compensation for miners, millers and truck drivers who worked in the nation’s uranium mining industry during the Cold War is coming to an end in July 2022.

Atomic anniversary brings US nuclear official to New Mexico

289 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – The 2030 deadline set by the U.S. government to resume and ramp up production of the plutonium cores used in the nation’s nuclear arsenal is nothing short of challenging, but the head of the National Nuclear Security Administration said Wednesday she’s confident her agency

Virus forecast model from US defense team draws attention

142 Views   SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A team of national defense scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory with an award-winning track record for modeling human contagions has developed its own forecast for the spread of the coronavirus.