• Top-secret super-secure Los Alamos vault declassified

    Down in a remote canyon near Los Alamos National Laboratory lies a facility known as the "Tunnel Vault," once one of the most secret and secure locations in the United States, it's the original post-WWII nuclear stockpile storage area. Located in Los Alamos canyon at Technical Area 41, the Tunnel Vault was built between 1948 and 1949. The facility has a formidable security perimeter, a hardened guard tower — complete with gun ports and bulletproof glass — and a series of gates and doors that lead to a 230-foot long concrete tunnel that goes straight into the canyon wall. At the end of the tunnel is a large alcove room with a single bank vault door. Through that door is a vault built inside a vault with five storage areas, all protected with identical bank vault doors. Over the years t...

    published: 19 Jul 2013
  • Our Laboratory

    Los Alamos National Laboratory enhances global nuclear security and protects the world using multidisciplinary science, technology, and engineering by harnessing the integrated strength of our people, capabilities, and operations. LA-UR-16-22062 Music: Truth Lies Within by Jeff Heim

    published: 01 Apr 2016
  • Historic Manhattan Project Sites at Los Alamos

    The Manhattan Project laboratory constructed at Los Alamos, New Mexico, beginning in 1943, was intended from the start to be temporary and to go up with amazing speed. Because most of those WWII-era facilities were built with minimal materials and so quickly, much of the original infrastructure was torn down in the late '40s and early '50s and replaced by more permanent facilities. However, a few key facilities remained, and are being preserved and maintained for historic significance. Four such sites are visited briefly in this video, taking viewers to V-Site, the buildings where the first nuclear explosive device was pre-assembled in preparation for the Trinity Test in Southern New Mexico. Included is another WWII area, Gun Site. So named because it was the area where scientists and ...

    published: 22 May 2014
  • Physicist Talks About Los Alamos Lab Dangers

    Physicist Dr. Michio Kaku discusses concerns with the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    published: 28 Jun 2011
  • Installation of the Cielo Supercomputer at Los Alamos

    From the 1952 MANIAC to Bonanza deployed just this month, Los Alamos National Laboratory has deployed 100 supercomputers in the last 60 years – a showcase of high-performance computing history. “Computing power for our Laboratory’s national security mission is a huge part of our proud legacy, and it plays an integral role in our bold future,” says Laboratory Director Charlie McMillan. “The continued innovation and enhancement of this capability touches areas from stockpile stewardship, to global security simulation, to biological modeling, and even safety basis calculations. I look forward to our next 100 supercomputers and their impact on the nation.” These days, the Lab has 13 supercomputers, or “high performance computing clusters,” operating in both unclassified and classified envir...

    published: 12 Nov 2014
  • First Nuclear Explosion: "Trinity Shot" 1945 Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project

    Nuclear weapons playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4CD7F0970A5F16AB more at http://quickfound.net/links/military_news_and_links.html "The Department of Energy, in cooperation with the Department of Defense, declassified a series of historical films on the nuclear weapons program. They were converted to videotape format to help preserve the films and to facilitate the declassification and release process. These films document the history of the development of nuclear weapons, starting with the first bomb tested at Trinity Site in southeastern New Mexico in July 1945..." Reupload of a previously uploaded film, in one piece instead of multiple parts, and with improved video & sound. Public domain film from the US National Archives, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, w...

    published: 02 Dec 2016
  • Secret Los Alamos tunnel revealed

    For decades, area residents whispered about what the government was doing deep inside the walls of Los Alamos Canyon.

    published: 27 Apr 2013
  • Los Alamos From Below -- Richard Feynman

    Physicist Richard Feynman's personal experiences while working at Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project.

    published: 04 Jun 2014
  • Secret Weapons Lab: An Unsettling Look at the Culture of Nuclear Science (1998)

    Los Alamos National Laboratory is one of two laboratories in the United States where classified work towards the design of nuclear weapons is undertaken. About the book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0471040630/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0471040630&linkCode=as2&tag=tra0c7-20&linkId=c6db2d01ddde201153ebd18d73603dba The other, since 1952, is Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. LANL is a United States Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory, managed and operated by Los Alamos National Security (LANS), located in Los Alamos, New Mexico. The laboratory is one of the largest science and technology institutions in the world. It conducts multidisciplinary research in fields such as national security, space exploration, renewable energy, medicine, nano...

    published: 13 Jan 2015
  • Los Alamos Guns Take Aim at Material's Mysteries

    Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists and technicians conduct thousands of experiments a year, delving into the fundamental nature of everything from supernovas to subatomic particles. One set of instruments used to better understand the fundamental nature of various materials are 10 scientific gun systems that fire various projectiles at high-tech targets to create enormous velocities, pressures, and temperatures -- and using laser, x-ray, and other diagnostics -- explore the very nature of metals and other materials. The hundreds of gun-based experiments conducted every year at the Laboratory require a highly-skilled staff of scientists and technicians, and has given rise to a special organization called the "gun working group" to foster open communications, cooperation, problem-sol...

    published: 14 Apr 2014
  • The Town that Never Was

    This short film, tells the story of the Manhattan Project and Los Alamos from 1942--1945, and is featured daily at the Bradbury Science Museum. Bradbury Science Museum http://www.lanl.gov/museum/index.shtml The Bradbury Science Museum, located in downtown Los Alamos, New Mexico, is your window into the research and history of Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    published: 08 Aug 2012
  • The Birth of Los Alamos

    Part of the film "A Sense of Place," this clip looks at the history of Los Alamos, NM up to and including its transformation into a Manhattan Project laboratory.

    published: 30 May 2008
  • Los Alamos National laboratory High-energy-density Plasma Physics STUFF Part 1 of 3

    this stuff came from a friend of mine that one of you will know. David Puchta I decided it was time to do a video on it! there will be 3 parts to this...

    published: 17 Oct 2016
  • Exclusive: Secrets of Los Alamos Nuclear Lab Revealed

    published: 29 Jun 2011
  • A-Bomb & H-Bomb: First 25 Years 1971 Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, Norris Bradbury

    more at http://scitech.quickfound.net A video memoir by Norris Bradbury, the man in charge of the final assembly of the first atomic bomb (Trinity test) and director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory from 1945 to 1970. "Traces the development of the first atomic bomb and the first hydrogen bomb at the Los Alamos scientific laboratory. Describes the role played by the Los Alamos scientific laboratory in the development and advancement of the Nuclear Age." Recorded on February 24, 1971. Public domain film from the Prelinger Archives, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild video noise reduction applied. The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound, th...

    published: 10 Sep 2014
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory - Materials Science & Technology & Materials Physics & Application

    Los Alamos continues to build upon the historical foundation developed during the Manhattan Project to provide world-changing science & technology solving the world’s greatest national security challenges. Materials Science is one of four foundational science pillars at Los Alamos and has a vision of controlled functionality through discovery and application of fundamental materials properties and materials synthesis and fabrication techniques, reaching from the molecular level, through nano- to microscopic scales, to bulk material. This requires innovative R&D at the boundaries of chemistry, physics, theory and materials science that translates fundamental discovery to materials production and integration. A key goal is to establish the ability to rapidly meet mission needs based on a t...

    published: 26 Nov 2015
Top-secret super-secure Los Alamos vault declassified

Top-secret super-secure Los Alamos vault declassified

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Down in a remote canyon near Los Alamos National Laboratory lies a facility known as the "Tunnel Vault," once one of the most secret and secure locations in the United States, it's the original post-WWII nuclear stockpile storage area. Located in Los Alamos canyon at Technical Area 41, the Tunnel Vault was built between 1948 and 1949. The facility has a formidable security perimeter, a hardened guard tower — complete with gun ports and bulletproof glass — and a series of gates and doors that lead to a 230-foot long concrete tunnel that goes straight into the canyon wall. At the end of the tunnel is a large alcove room with a single bank vault door. Through that door is a vault built inside a vault with five storage areas, all protected with identical bank vault doors. Over the years the Tunnel Vault was also used as a nuclear materials and nuclear fuel storage area, a weapons research and development laboratory, weapons components storage, and nuclear material assembly for tests both in the Pacific and in Nevada. About halfway down the tunnel is a side room that was used for early development of unclassified research that led to the discovery of the solar neutrino — work that later won a Nobel Prize in physics — a lab space ideal for the work because it's buried 300-feet deep underground.
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Our Laboratory

Our Laboratory

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Los Alamos National Laboratory enhances global nuclear security and protects the world using multidisciplinary science, technology, and engineering by harnessing the integrated strength of our people, capabilities, and operations. LA-UR-16-22062 Music: Truth Lies Within by Jeff Heim
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Historic Manhattan Project Sites at Los Alamos

Historic Manhattan Project Sites at Los Alamos

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  • Updated: 22 May 2014
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The Manhattan Project laboratory constructed at Los Alamos, New Mexico, beginning in 1943, was intended from the start to be temporary and to go up with amazing speed. Because most of those WWII-era facilities were built with minimal materials and so quickly, much of the original infrastructure was torn down in the late '40s and early '50s and replaced by more permanent facilities. However, a few key facilities remained, and are being preserved and maintained for historic significance. Four such sites are visited briefly in this video, taking viewers to V-Site, the buildings where the first nuclear explosive device was pre-assembled in preparation for the Trinity Test in Southern New Mexico. Included is another WWII area, Gun Site. So named because it was the area where scientists and engineers tested the so-called "gun method" of assembling nuclear materials -- the fundamental design of the Little Boy weapon that was eventually dropped on Hiroshima. The video also goes to Pajarito Site, home of the "Slotin Building" and "Pond Cabin." The Slotin Building is the place where scientist Louis Slotin conducted a criticality experiment that went awry in early 1946, leading to his unfortunate death, and the Pond Cabin served the team of eminent scientist Emilio Segrè who did early chemistry work on plutonium that ultimately led to the Fat Man weapon.
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Physicist Talks About Los Alamos Lab Dangers

Physicist Talks About Los Alamos Lab Dangers

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Installation of the Cielo Supercomputer at Los Alamos

Installation of the Cielo Supercomputer at Los Alamos

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  • Updated: 12 Nov 2014
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From the 1952 MANIAC to Bonanza deployed just this month, Los Alamos National Laboratory has deployed 100 supercomputers in the last 60 years – a showcase of high-performance computing history. “Computing power for our Laboratory’s national security mission is a huge part of our proud legacy, and it plays an integral role in our bold future,” says Laboratory Director Charlie McMillan. “The continued innovation and enhancement of this capability touches areas from stockpile stewardship, to global security simulation, to biological modeling, and even safety basis calculations. I look forward to our next 100 supercomputers and their impact on the nation.” These days, the Lab has 13 supercomputers, or “high performance computing clusters,” operating in both unclassified and classified environments. With names like Cielo, Lobo, Mustang and Moonlight, the work performed by Roadrunner has been shifted to other machines. Shown here is Cielo, a current stalwart of National Nuclear Security Administration capability computing, in a time-lapse video of its installation at the Laboratory.
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First Nuclear Explosion: "Trinity Shot" 1945 Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project

First Nuclear Explosion: "Trinity Shot" 1945 Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project

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Nuclear weapons playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4CD7F0970A5F16AB more at http://quickfound.net/links/military_news_and_links.html "The Department of Energy, in cooperation with the Department of Defense, declassified a series of historical films on the nuclear weapons program. They were converted to videotape format to help preserve the films and to facilitate the declassification and release process. These films document the history of the development of nuclear weapons, starting with the first bomb tested at Trinity Site in southeastern New Mexico in July 1945..." Reupload of a previously uploaded film, in one piece instead of multiple parts, and with improved video & sound. Public domain film from the US National Archives, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and one-pass brightness-contrast-color correction & mild video noise reduction applied. The film was silent. I have added MIDI classical piano music produced by Bernd Krueger (Liszt: Grandes Etudes de Paganini #6), from http://www.piano-midi.de licensed under the cc-by-sa Germany License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/de/deed.en http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinity_(nuclear_test) Trinity was the code name of the first detonation of a nuclear weapon, conducted by the United States Army at 5:29 am on July 16, 1945, as part of the Manhattan Project. The test was conducted in the Jornada del Muerto desert about 35 miles (56 km) southeast of Socorro, New Mexico, on what was then the USAAF Alamogordo Bombing and Gunnery Range (now part of White Sands Missile Range). The only structures originally in the vicinity were the McDonald Ranch House and its ancillary buildings, which scientists used as a laboratory for testing bomb components. A base camp was constructed, and there were 425 people present on the weekend of the test. The code name "Trinity" was assigned by J. Robert Oppenheimer, the director of the Los Alamos Laboratory, inspired by the poetry of John Donne. The test was of an implosion-design plutonium device, informally nicknamed "The Gadget", of the same design as the Fat Man bomb later detonated over Nagasaki, Japan, on August 9, 1945. The complexity of the design required a major effort from the Los Alamos Laboratory, and concerns about whether it would work led to a decision to conduct the first nuclear test. The test was planned and directed by Kenneth Bainbridge. Fears of a fizzle led to the construction of a steel containment vessel called Jumbo that could contain the plutonium, allowing it to be recovered, but Jumbo was not used. A rehearsal was held on May 7, 1945, in which 108 short tons (96 long tons; 98 t) of high explosive spiked with radioactive isotopes were detonated. The Gadget's detonation released the explosive energy of about 22 kilotons of TNT (92 TJ). Observers included Vannevar Bush, James Chadwick, James Conant, Thomas Farrell, Enrico Fermi, Richard Feynman, Leslie Groves, Robert Oppenheimer, Geoffrey Taylor, and Richard Tolman. The test site was declared a National Historic Landmark district in 1965, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places the following year... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_weapons_testing Nuclear weapons tests are experiments carried out to determine the effectiveness, yield and explosive capability of nuclear weapons... The first nuclear weapon was detonated as a test by the United States at the Trinity site on July 16, 1945, with a yield approximately equivalent to 20 kilotons. The first hydrogen bomb, codenamed "Mike", was tested at the Enewetak atoll in the Marshall Islands on November 1 (local date) in 1952, also by the United States. The largest nuclear weapon ever tested was the "Tsar Bomba" of the Soviet Union at Novaya Zemlya on October 30, 1961, with an estimated yield of around 50 megatons. In 1963, all nuclear and many non-nuclear states signed the Limited Test Ban Treaty, pledging to refrain from testing nuclear weapons in the atmosphere, underwater, or in outer space. The treaty permitted underground nuclear testing. France continued atmospheric testing until 1974, China continued up until 1980. Underground tests in the United States continued until 1992 (its last nuclear testing), the Soviet Union in 1990, the United Kingdom in 1991, and both China and France in 1996. After signing the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty in 1996 (which has as of 2011 not yet entered into force), all of these states have pledged to discontinue all nuclear testing. Non-signatories India and Pakistan last tested nuclear weapons in 1998. The most recent nuclear test was announced by North Korea on May 25, 2009...
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Secret Los Alamos tunnel revealed

Secret Los Alamos tunnel revealed

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  • Updated: 27 Apr 2013
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For decades, area residents whispered about what the government was doing deep inside the walls of Los Alamos Canyon.
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Los Alamos From Below -- Richard Feynman

Los Alamos From Below -- Richard Feynman

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Physicist Richard Feynman's personal experiences while working at Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project.
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Secret Weapons Lab: An Unsettling Look at the Culture of Nuclear Science (1998)

Secret Weapons Lab: An Unsettling Look at the Culture of Nuclear Science (1998)

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  • Updated: 13 Jan 2015
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Los Alamos National Laboratory is one of two laboratories in the United States where classified work towards the design of nuclear weapons is undertaken. About the book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0471040630/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0471040630&linkCode=as2&tag=tra0c7-20&linkId=c6db2d01ddde201153ebd18d73603dba The other, since 1952, is Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. LANL is a United States Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory, managed and operated by Los Alamos National Security (LANS), located in Los Alamos, New Mexico. The laboratory is one of the largest science and technology institutions in the world. It conducts multidisciplinary research in fields such as national security, space exploration, renewable energy, medicine, nanotechnology, and supercomputing. LANL is the largest institution and the largest employer in northern New Mexico, with approximately 9,000 direct employees and around 650 contractor personnel. Additionally, there are roughly 120 DOE employees stationed at the laboratory to provide federal oversight of LANL's work and operations. Approximately one-third of the laboratory's technical staff members are physicists, one quarter are engineers, one-sixth are chemists and materials scientists, and the remainder work in mathematics and computational science, biology, geoscience, and other disciplines. Professional scientists and students also come to Los Alamos as visitors to participate in scientific projects. The staff collaborates with universities and industry in both basic and applied research to develop resources for the future. The annual budget is approximately US$2.2 billion. With support of the National Science Foundation, LANL operates one of the three National High Magnetic Field Laboratories in conjunction with and located at two other sites Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida and University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. Los Alamos National Laboratory is a partner in the Joint Genome Institute (JGI) located in Walnut Creek, California. JGI was founded in 1997 to unite the expertise and resources in genome mapping, DNA sequencing, technology development, and information sciences pioneered at the three genome centers at University of California's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), and LANL. The Integrated Computing Network (ICN), in 2008 the fastest supercomputer,[16] is a multi-security level network at the LANL integrating large host supercomputers, a file server, a batch server, a printer and graphics output server and numerous other general purpose and specialized systems. The Los Alamos National Laboratory also used to host the arXiv e-print archive. The arXiv is currently operated and funded by Cornell University. In the recent years, the Laboratory has developed a major research program in systems biology modeling, known at LANL under the name q-bio. In 2005, Congress held new hearings on lingering security issues at Los Alamos National Weapons Laboratory in New Mexico. But documented problems continued to be ignored. In 2009, 69 computers which did not contain classified information were lost. 2009 also saw a scare in which 2.2 pounds of missing plutonium prompted a Department of Energy investigation into the laboratory. The investigation found that the "missing plutonium" was a result of miscalculation by LANL's statisticians and did not actually exist; but, the investigation did lead to heavy criticism of the laboratory by the DOE for security flaws and weaknesses that the DOE claimed to have found. The Soviets had direct access to Los Alamos research through Klaus Fuchs who had an important role in the Theoretical Division. In his position Fuchs attended weekly colloquiums and important planning discussions. He was editor of the secret Los Alamos Encyclopedia. Fuchs in 1950 confessed, was convicted (serving 9 years) and upon release lived in East Germany. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Alamos_National_Laboratory
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Los Alamos Guns Take Aim at Material's Mysteries

Los Alamos Guns Take Aim at Material's Mysteries

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Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists and technicians conduct thousands of experiments a year, delving into the fundamental nature of everything from supernovas to subatomic particles. One set of instruments used to better understand the fundamental nature of various materials are 10 scientific gun systems that fire various projectiles at high-tech targets to create enormous velocities, pressures, and temperatures -- and using laser, x-ray, and other diagnostics -- explore the very nature of metals and other materials. The hundreds of gun-based experiments conducted every year at the Laboratory require a highly-skilled staff of scientists and technicians, and has given rise to a special organization called the "gun working group" to foster open communications, cooperation, problem-solving, and a healthy safety culture.
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The Town that Never Was

The Town that Never Was

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This short film, tells the story of the Manhattan Project and Los Alamos from 1942--1945, and is featured daily at the Bradbury Science Museum. Bradbury Science Museum http://www.lanl.gov/museum/index.shtml The Bradbury Science Museum, located in downtown Los Alamos, New Mexico, is your window into the research and history of Los Alamos National Laboratory.
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The Birth of Los Alamos

The Birth of Los Alamos

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Part of the film "A Sense of Place," this clip looks at the history of Los Alamos, NM up to and including its transformation into a Manhattan Project laboratory.
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Los Alamos National laboratory High-energy-density Plasma Physics STUFF Part 1 of 3

Los Alamos National laboratory High-energy-density Plasma Physics STUFF Part 1 of 3

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this stuff came from a friend of mine that one of you will know. David Puchta I decided it was time to do a video on it! there will be 3 parts to this...
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Exclusive: Secrets of  Los Alamos Nuclear Lab Revealed

Exclusive: Secrets of Los Alamos Nuclear Lab Revealed

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A-Bomb & H-Bomb: First 25 Years 1971 Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, Norris Bradbury

A-Bomb & H-Bomb: First 25 Years 1971 Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, Norris Bradbury

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more at http://scitech.quickfound.net A video memoir by Norris Bradbury, the man in charge of the final assembly of the first atomic bomb (Trinity test) and director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory from 1945 to 1970. "Traces the development of the first atomic bomb and the first hydrogen bomb at the Los Alamos scientific laboratory. Describes the role played by the Los Alamos scientific laboratory in the development and advancement of the Nuclear Age." Recorded on February 24, 1971. Public domain film from the Prelinger Archives, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild video noise reduction applied. The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original). http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norris_Bradbury Norris Edwin Bradbury (30 May 1909 – 20 August 1997), was an American physicist who served as Director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory for 25 years from 1945 to 1970. He succeeded Robert Oppenheimer, who personally chose Bradbury for the position of director after working closely with him on the Manhattan Project during World War II. Bradbury was in charge of the final assembly of "the Gadget", detonated in July 1945 for the Trinity test. Bradbury took charge at Los Alamos at a difficult time. Staff were leaving in droves, living conditions were poor and there was a possibility that the laboratory would close. He managed to persuade enough staff to stay, and got the University of California to renew the contract to manage the laboratory. He pushed continued development of nuclear weapons, transforming them from laboratory devices to production models. Numerous improvements made them safer, more reliable and easier to store and handle, and made more efficient use of scarce fissionable materiel. In the 1950s Bradbury oversaw the development of thermonuclear weapons, although a falling out with Edward Teller over the priority given to their development led to the creation of a rival nuclear weapons laboratory, the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory. In later years, he branched out, constructing the Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility to develop the laboratory's role in nuclear science, and during the Space Race of the 1960s, the laboratory developed the Nuclear Engine for Rocket Vehicle Application (NERVA). The Bradbury Science Museum is named in his honor... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Alamos_National_Laboratory Los Alamos National Laboratory (or LANL; previously known at various times as Project Y, Los Alamos Laboratory, and Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory) is one of two laboratories in the United States where classified work towards the design of nuclear weapons is undertaken. The other, since 1952, is Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. LANL is a United States Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory, managed and operated by Los Alamos National Security (LANS), located in Los Alamos, New Mexico. The laboratory is one of the largest science and technology institutions in the world. It conducts multidisciplinary research in fields such as national security, space exploration, renewable energy, medicine, nanotechnology, and supercomputing. LANL is the largest institution and the largest employer in northern New Mexico, with approximately 9,000 direct employees and around 650 contractor personnel. Additionally, there are roughly 120 DOE employees stationed at the laboratory to provide federal oversight of LANL's work and operations. Approximately one-third of the laboratory's technical staff members are physicists, one quarter are engineers, one-sixth are chemists and materials scientists, and the remainder work in mathematics and computational science, biology, geoscience, and other disciplines. Professional scientists and students also come to Los Alamos as visitors to participate in scientific projects. The staff collaborates with universities and industry in both basic and applied research to develop resources for the future. The annual budget is approximately US$2.2 billion...
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Los Alamos National Laboratory -  Materials Science & Technology & Materials Physics & Application

Los Alamos National Laboratory - Materials Science & Technology & Materials Physics & Application

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Los Alamos continues to build upon the historical foundation developed during the Manhattan Project to provide world-changing science & technology solving the world’s greatest national security challenges. Materials Science is one of four foundational science pillars at Los Alamos and has a vision of controlled functionality through discovery and application of fundamental materials properties and materials synthesis and fabrication techniques, reaching from the molecular level, through nano- to microscopic scales, to bulk material. This requires innovative R&D at the boundaries of chemistry, physics, theory and materials science that translates fundamental discovery to materials production and integration. A key goal is to establish the ability to rapidly meet mission needs based on a thorough knowledge of materials properties and interactions in relation to composition, structure and scale. This requires a program of synthesis, fabrication, characterization, and theory and modeling across a wide range of materials relevant to current and anticipated missions of the Laboratory. Exciting areas where LANL is currently having impact on national security issues are in nano/biomaterials, nuclear energy materials, additive manufacturing and characterization of dynamic material processes. Lastly, Los Alamos is an exciting place to start and develop a career working on dynamic multi-disciplinary teams solving some of the world’s greatest national security challenges. http://lanl.gov
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