• 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
  • Our Mission

    Los Alamos National Laboratory's mission is to solve national security challenges through scientific excellence. www.lanl.gov LA-UR-17-30254 Music: Really Slow Motion Ltd

    published: 21 Dec 2017
  • Physicist Talks About Los Alamos Lab Dangers

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

    published: 28 Jun 2011
  • Los Alamos National Labs

    The history of Los Alamos National Labs including the recent possible job cuts, as well as the impact Pete Domenici has had on the labs.

    published: 29 Oct 2007
  • 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
  • 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
  • Phil Schneider Talks About Alien Base Under Los Alamos Lab, New Mexico, UFO Sighting News.

    Philip Schneider was a former US Government Geologist and Engineer, who was involved in producing the underground explosions which were required to facilitate the building of various underground military bases, as well as submarine bases for the United States Government. He was the only person to survive the infamous Alien/Human War at Dulce and Los Alamos, where 66 Government Agents and Workers lost their lives in August of 1979. For the last two years of his life he gave lectures about classified information, including UFO's to the media and general public. Philip Schneider was found dead in his apartment on January 17, 1996. He was murdered, and all documents, photos and videos he had in his possession which he was about to use for a massive disclosure to the public...were gone fr...

    published: 03 Apr 2014
  • Los Alamos Laboratory Bradbury Science Museum

    The Bradbury Science Museum bridges the Los Alamos National Laboratory to the community, helping to improve science education and science literacy. The Museum also serves as a window to the Laboratory, interpreting the Laboratory's history and current research in global security, environmental science and ecology, supercomputing and analysis, engineering and research technology, nuclear medicine, astronomy and astrophysics.

    published: 23 Nov 2010
  • A tour of the tunnels under LANL

    A tour of the tunnels under LANL

    published: 27 Apr 2013
  • What I did last summer at Los Alamos National Laboratory - Part One

    Students from the U.S. Service Academies work at Los Alamos National Laboratory on projects raging from nanocarbon structures to high explosives research to 3D printing and computer design engineering to highly complex mathematics to solve large equations. Through the Service Academies Research Associates (SARA), Los Alamos hosts cadets and midshipmen from U.S. military academies so they can get practical experience doing science for national security. As interns, they work at the Lab for four to six weeks. The National Nuclear Security Administration funds the SARA program. With plenty of hands-on, national security-focused work to be done, the Laboratory is the perfect place for cadets and midshipmen from U.S. military academies to spend part of their summer. “The purpose of the SARA...

    published: 02 Oct 2017
  • Protective Force training session, Los Alamos National Lab

    Protective Force members in training at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, USA. Los Alamos National Laboratory is a national security science laboratory operated by Los Alamos National Security, LLC for the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration. http://www.lanl.gov

    published: 07 Mar 2008
  • Science of Sound at Los Alamos National Laboratory

    Dipen Sinha of Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Materials Synthesis and Integrated Devices group studies acoustics and its applications, including how it is possible to use sound to solve problems in health, national security and for industry. “I take advantage of the nature of sound waves and often manipulate these waves to solve technically challenging problems related to energy and national security,” Sinha said. “How an object vibrates also tells a lot about it. Sound can exert force on objects. By carefully manipulating acoustic forces it is possible to create novel structures and even unique materials that are otherwise not possible with conventional fabrication processes.”

    published: 07 Aug 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
  • Music and math at Los Alamos National Laboratory

    Los Alamos National Laboratory employees belong to no fewer than 18 musical performance groups. We find out what draws these scientists and engineers to music.

    published: 27 Mar 2013
  • What I did last summer at Los Alamos National Laboratory - Part Three

    Students from the U.S. Service Academies work at Los Alamos National Laboratory on projects raging from nanocarbon structures to high explosives research to 3D printing and computer design engineering to highly complex mathematics to solve large equations. Through the Service Academies Research Associates (SARA), Los Alamos hosts cadets and midshipmen from U.S. military academies so they can get practical experience doing science for national security. As interns, they work at the Lab for four to six weeks. The National Nuclear Security Administration funds the SARA program. With plenty of hands-on, national security-focused work to be done, the Laboratory is the perfect place for cadets and midshipmen from U.S. military academies to spend part of their summer. “The purpose of the SARA...

    published: 02 Oct 2017
  • Using Science to Confine the Spread of Nuclear Weapons

    Terry Wallace, incoming director of Los Alamos National Laboratory, talks about how the Laboratory uses its understanding of its own nuclear program to develop tools to help confine the spread of nuclear weapons.

    published: 06 Dec 2017
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory Tearing Down Old Administration Building

    Built in 1955, the old LANL Administration Building is a 316,000 square foot office and mixed laboratory structure made primarily of concrete and re-bar that's been largely vacant for several years. In an 18-month project the Laboratory is demolishing the old building - and in the process recycling just about everything.

    published: 16 Dec 2010
  • Scientists train honeybees to detect explosives

    Members of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Stealthy Insect Sensor Project team have been able to harness the honeybee's exceptional olfactory sense by using the bees' natural reaction to nectar, a proboscis extension reflex (sticking out their tongue) to record an unmistakable response to a scent. Using Pavlovian techniques, researchers were able to train the bees to give a positive detection response via the PER when exposed to vapors from TNT, C4, and TATP explosives. The Stealthy Insect Sensor Project was born out of a global threat from the growing use of improvised explosive devices or IEDs, especially those that present a critical vulnerability for American military troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, and as an emerging danger for civilians worldwide. Current strategies to detect exp...

    published: 21 Mar 2008
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory Update, Spring 2010

    An update on Los Alamos National Laboratory accomplishments. See more about Los Alamos National Laboratory at www.lanl.gov.

    published: 17 Jun 2010
  • 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
  • What I did last summer at Los Alamos National Laboratory - Part Two

    Students from the U.S. Service Academies work at Los Alamos National Laboratory on projects raging from nanocarbon structures to high explosives research to 3D printing and computer design engineering to highly complex mathematics to solve large equations. Through the Service Academies Research Associates (SARA), Los Alamos hosts cadets and midshipmen from U.S. military academies so they can get practical experience doing science for national security. As interns, they work at the Lab for four to six weeks. The National Nuclear Security Administration funds the SARA program. With plenty of hands-on, national security-focused work to be done, the Laboratory is the perfect place for cadets and midshipmen from U.S. military academies to spend part of their summer. “The purpose of the SARA...

    published: 02 Oct 2017
  • Exclusive: Secrets of Los Alamos Nuclear Lab Revealed

    published: 29 Jun 2011
  • Building the atom bomb. Los Alamos Nuclear Laboratory

    published: 18 May 2017
  • Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory (LASL) Plutonium Facility

    published: 11 Aug 2016
  • Secret Mesa Inside Los Alamos National Laboratory

    published: 22 Feb 2016
  • Karen Miller | Los Alamos National Laboratory

    published: 18 Nov 2015
  • Download Secret Mesa Inside Los Alamos National Laboratory Book

    published: 05 Dec 2016
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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.
https://wn.com/Top_Secret_Super_Secure_Los_Alamos_Vault_Declassified
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
https://wn.com/Our_Laboratory
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.
https://wn.com/Historic_Manhattan_Project_Sites_At_Los_Alamos
Our Mission

Our Mission

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Los Alamos National Laboratory's mission is to solve national security challenges through scientific excellence. www.lanl.gov LA-UR-17-30254 Music: Really Slow Motion Ltd
https://wn.com/Our_Mission
Physicist Talks About Los Alamos Lab Dangers

Physicist Talks About Los Alamos Lab Dangers

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Los Alamos National Labs

Los Alamos National Labs

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The history of Los Alamos National Labs including the recent possible job cuts, as well as the impact Pete Domenici has had on the labs.
https://wn.com/Los_Alamos_National_Labs
Secret Los Alamos tunnel revealed

Secret Los Alamos tunnel revealed

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For decades, area residents whispered about what the government was doing deep inside the walls of Los Alamos Canyon.
https://wn.com/Secret_Los_Alamos_Tunnel_Revealed
Installation of the Cielo Supercomputer at Los Alamos

Installation of the Cielo Supercomputer at Los Alamos

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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.
https://wn.com/Installation_Of_The_Cielo_Supercomputer_At_Los_Alamos
Phil Schneider Talks About Alien Base Under Los Alamos Lab, New Mexico, UFO Sighting News.

Phil Schneider Talks About Alien Base Under Los Alamos Lab, New Mexico, UFO Sighting News.

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Philip Schneider was a former US Government Geologist and Engineer, who was involved in producing the underground explosions which were required to facilitate the building of various underground military bases, as well as submarine bases for the United States Government. He was the only person to survive the infamous Alien/Human War at Dulce and Los Alamos, where 66 Government Agents and Workers lost their lives in August of 1979. For the last two years of his life he gave lectures about classified information, including UFO's to the media and general public. Philip Schneider was found dead in his apartment on January 17, 1996. He was murdered, and all documents, photos and videos he had in his possession which he was about to use for a massive disclosure to the public...were gone from his apartment.
https://wn.com/Phil_Schneider_Talks_About_Alien_Base_Under_Los_Alamos_Lab,_New_Mexico,_Ufo_Sighting_News.
Los Alamos Laboratory Bradbury Science Museum

Los Alamos Laboratory Bradbury Science Museum

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The Bradbury Science Museum bridges the Los Alamos National Laboratory to the community, helping to improve science education and science literacy. The Museum also serves as a window to the Laboratory, interpreting the Laboratory's history and current research in global security, environmental science and ecology, supercomputing and analysis, engineering and research technology, nuclear medicine, astronomy and astrophysics.
https://wn.com/Los_Alamos_Laboratory_Bradbury_Science_Museum
A tour of the tunnels under LANL

A tour of the tunnels under LANL

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A tour of the tunnels under LANL
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What I did last summer at Los Alamos National Laboratory - Part One

What I did last summer at Los Alamos National Laboratory - Part One

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  • Updated: 02 Oct 2017
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Students from the U.S. Service Academies work at Los Alamos National Laboratory on projects raging from nanocarbon structures to high explosives research to 3D printing and computer design engineering to highly complex mathematics to solve large equations. Through the Service Academies Research Associates (SARA), Los Alamos hosts cadets and midshipmen from U.S. military academies so they can get practical experience doing science for national security. As interns, they work at the Lab for four to six weeks. The National Nuclear Security Administration funds the SARA program. With plenty of hands-on, national security-focused work to be done, the Laboratory is the perfect place for cadets and midshipmen from U.S. military academies to spend part of their summer. “The purpose of the SARA program is to help create more scientifically aware military decision-makers who will then understand and appreciate the science and engineering capabilities of the Lab,” said Jon Ventura, who leads the Laboratory’s SARA program. For more information and to apply, see the SARA Program website at: http://www.lanl.gov/collaboration/internships/service-academy-research-associates/index.php
https://wn.com/What_I_Did_Last_Summer_At_Los_Alamos_National_Laboratory_Part_One
Protective Force training session, Los Alamos National Lab

Protective Force training session, Los Alamos National Lab

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Protective Force members in training at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, USA. Los Alamos National Laboratory is a national security science laboratory operated by Los Alamos National Security, LLC for the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration. http://www.lanl.gov
https://wn.com/Protective_Force_Training_Session,_Los_Alamos_National_Lab
Science of Sound at Los Alamos National Laboratory

Science of Sound at Los Alamos National Laboratory

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  • Updated: 07 Aug 2014
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Dipen Sinha of Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Materials Synthesis and Integrated Devices group studies acoustics and its applications, including how it is possible to use sound to solve problems in health, national security and for industry. “I take advantage of the nature of sound waves and often manipulate these waves to solve technically challenging problems related to energy and national security,” Sinha said. “How an object vibrates also tells a lot about it. Sound can exert force on objects. By carefully manipulating acoustic forces it is possible to create novel structures and even unique materials that are otherwise not possible with conventional fabrication processes.”
https://wn.com/Science_Of_Sound_At_Los_Alamos_National_Laboratory
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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Music and math at Los Alamos National Laboratory

Music and math at Los Alamos National Laboratory

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Los Alamos National Laboratory employees belong to no fewer than 18 musical performance groups. We find out what draws these scientists and engineers to music.
https://wn.com/Music_And_Math_At_Los_Alamos_National_Laboratory
What I did last summer at Los Alamos National Laboratory - Part Three

What I did last summer at Los Alamos National Laboratory - Part Three

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  • Updated: 02 Oct 2017
  • views: 256
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Students from the U.S. Service Academies work at Los Alamos National Laboratory on projects raging from nanocarbon structures to high explosives research to 3D printing and computer design engineering to highly complex mathematics to solve large equations. Through the Service Academies Research Associates (SARA), Los Alamos hosts cadets and midshipmen from U.S. military academies so they can get practical experience doing science for national security. As interns, they work at the Lab for four to six weeks. The National Nuclear Security Administration funds the SARA program. With plenty of hands-on, national security-focused work to be done, the Laboratory is the perfect place for cadets and midshipmen from U.S. military academies to spend part of their summer. “The purpose of the SARA program is to help create more scientifically aware military decision-makers who will then understand and appreciate the science and engineering capabilities of the Lab,” said Jon Ventura, who leads the Laboratory’s SARA program. For more information and to apply, see the SARA Program website at: http://www.lanl.gov/collaboration/internships/service-academy-research-associates/index.php
https://wn.com/What_I_Did_Last_Summer_At_Los_Alamos_National_Laboratory_Part_Three
Using Science to Confine the Spread of Nuclear Weapons

Using Science to Confine the Spread of Nuclear Weapons

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Terry Wallace, incoming director of Los Alamos National Laboratory, talks about how the Laboratory uses its understanding of its own nuclear program to develop tools to help confine the spread of nuclear weapons.
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Los Alamos National Laboratory Tearing Down Old Administration Building

Los Alamos National Laboratory Tearing Down Old Administration Building

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  • Updated: 16 Dec 2010
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Built in 1955, the old LANL Administration Building is a 316,000 square foot office and mixed laboratory structure made primarily of concrete and re-bar that's been largely vacant for several years. In an 18-month project the Laboratory is demolishing the old building - and in the process recycling just about everything.
https://wn.com/Los_Alamos_National_Laboratory_Tearing_Down_Old_Administration_Building
Scientists train honeybees to detect explosives

Scientists train honeybees to detect explosives

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  • Updated: 21 Mar 2008
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Members of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Stealthy Insect Sensor Project team have been able to harness the honeybee's exceptional olfactory sense by using the bees' natural reaction to nectar, a proboscis extension reflex (sticking out their tongue) to record an unmistakable response to a scent. Using Pavlovian techniques, researchers were able to train the bees to give a positive detection response via the PER when exposed to vapors from TNT, C4, and TATP explosives. The Stealthy Insect Sensor Project was born out of a global threat from the growing use of improvised explosive devices or IEDs, especially those that present a critical vulnerability for American military troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, and as an emerging danger for civilians worldwide. Current strategies to detect explosives are expensive and, in the case of trained detection dogs, too obtrusive to be used very discreetly. With bees however, they are small and discreet, offering the element of surprise. They're also are inexpensive to maintain and even easier to train than dogs. As a result of this need, initial funding for the work was provided by a development grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
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Los Alamos National Laboratory Update, Spring 2010

Los Alamos National Laboratory Update, Spring 2010

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An update on Los Alamos National Laboratory accomplishments. See more about Los Alamos National Laboratory at www.lanl.gov.
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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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What I did last summer at Los Alamos National Laboratory - Part Two

What I did last summer at Los Alamos National Laboratory - Part Two

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Students from the U.S. Service Academies work at Los Alamos National Laboratory on projects raging from nanocarbon structures to high explosives research to 3D printing and computer design engineering to highly complex mathematics to solve large equations. Through the Service Academies Research Associates (SARA), Los Alamos hosts cadets and midshipmen from U.S. military academies so they can get practical experience doing science for national security. As interns, they work at the Lab for four to six weeks. The National Nuclear Security Administration funds the SARA program. With plenty of hands-on, national security-focused work to be done, the Laboratory is the perfect place for cadets and midshipmen from U.S. military academies to spend part of their summer. “The purpose of the SARA program is to help create more scientifically aware military decision-makers who will then understand and appreciate the science and engineering capabilities of the Lab,” said Jon Ventura, who leads the Laboratory’s SARA program. For more information and to apply, see the SARA Program website at: http://www.lanl.gov/collaboration/internships/service-academy-research-associates/index.php
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Exclusive: Secrets of  Los Alamos Nuclear Lab Revealed

Exclusive: Secrets of Los Alamos Nuclear Lab Revealed

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Building the atom bomb. Los Alamos Nuclear Laboratory

Building the atom bomb. Los Alamos Nuclear Laboratory

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Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory (LASL) Plutonium Facility

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Secret Mesa Inside Los Alamos National Laboratory

Secret Mesa Inside Los Alamos National Laboratory

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Karen Miller | Los Alamos National Laboratory

Karen Miller | Los Alamos National Laboratory

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Download Secret Mesa Inside Los Alamos National Laboratory Book

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