• 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
  • 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
  • Physicist Talks About Los Alamos Lab Dangers

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

    published: 28 Jun 2011
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Exclusive: Secrets of Los Alamos Nuclear Lab Revealed

    published: 29 Jun 2011
  • 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
  • Choosing Los Alamos

    Physicist Edwin McMillan recalls accompanying J. Robert Oppenheimer and General Groves to select a site for the Manhattan Project’s top-secret scientific laboratory.

    published: 28 Mar 2017
  • 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 National Lab #1650Pushups for #22KILL

    Day 1 of 22 of Los Alamos National Lab's #‎22Kill challenge to raise awareness about veteran suicide. Today we did #‎1650Pushups for #22Kill and we challenged Sandia and Livermore National Laboratories to join in taking the #22Kill challenge!

    published: 22 Jun 2016
  • Los Alamos works on a biologically realistic computer network

    Brain neuroscientists and computer scientists call this field neuromimetic computing—building computers inspired by how the cerebral cortex of the brain works. Its cortical processes rely on billions of small biological “switches,” called neurons. To learn, they store and process information. Using an approach called neural networks, researchers are developing computers that simulate neurons and their interconnections. Then computers can learn about their surroundings, interpret data, and make predictions based on it. In practice, however, researchers attempting to simulate neural processing at anything close to the scale and complexity of the brain’s cortical circuits have been stymied by limitations on computer memory and computational power. All that has changed with the new Trini...

    published: 30 Oct 2017
  • Los Alamos Explosives Performance Key to Stockpile Stewardship

    As the U.S. Nuclear Deterrent ages, one essential factor in making sure that the weapons will continue to perform as designed is understanding the fundamental properties of the high explosives that are part of a nuclear weapons system. "As we move forward with our stockpile and as it's aging and as we're replacing components, we want to make sure that we have confidence that those materials perform as intended," said said Dana Dattelbaum, a chemist in the Laboratory's Shock and Detonation Physics group, "and that we are also continuing to improve on safety." As nuclear weapons go through life extension programs, some changes may be advantageous, particularly through the addition of what are known as "insensitive" high explosives that are much less likely to accidentally detonate than the...

    published: 03 Nov 2014
  • Breakthroughs - Los Alamos National Lab Asteroid Killer Simulation

    A supercomputer at Los Alamos National Laboratory is helping scientists understand how a nuclear detonation might affect an incoming, Earth-threatening asteroid.

    published: 30 Apr 2012
  • Saving Water at Los Alamos National Laboratory

    Los Alamos National Laboratory decreased its water usage by 26 percent in 2014, with about one-third of the reduction attributable to using reclaimed water to cool a supercomputing center. The Laboratory's goal during 2014 was to use only re-purposed water to support the mission at the Strategic Computing Complex. Using reclaimed water from the Sanitary Effluent Reclamation Facility, or SERF, substantially decreased water usage and supported the overall mission. SERF collects industrial wastewater and treats it for reuse. The reclamation facility contributed more than 27 million gallons of re-purposed water to the Laboratory's computing center, a secured supercomputing facility that supports the Laboratory’s national security mission and is one of the institution’s larger water users. ...

    published: 16 Mar 2015
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Thief steals radioactive items from Los Alamos National Lab

    Not a very smart thief – stealing lab tools contaminated with radiation from Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    published: 13 Oct 2015
  • 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
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Historic Manhattan Project Sites at Los Alamos
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Historic Manhattan Project Sites at Los Alamos

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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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Top-secret super-secure Los Alamos vault declassified
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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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Physicist Talks About Los Alamos Lab Dangers
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Physicist Talks About Los Alamos Lab Dangers

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Our Mission
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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
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Our Laboratory
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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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First Nuclear Explosion: "Trinity Shot" 1945 Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project
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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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Installation of the Cielo Supercomputer at Los Alamos
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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.
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Secret Los Alamos tunnel revealed
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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.
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A-Bomb & H-Bomb: First 25 Years 1971 Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, Norris Bradbury
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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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Exclusive: Secrets of  Los Alamos Nuclear Lab Revealed
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Exclusive: Secrets of Los Alamos Nuclear Lab Revealed

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Protective Force training session, Los Alamos National Lab
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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
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Choosing Los Alamos
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Choosing Los Alamos

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Physicist Edwin McMillan recalls accompanying J. Robert Oppenheimer and General Groves to select a site for the Manhattan Project’s top-secret scientific laboratory.
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Phil Schneider Talks About Alien Base Under Los Alamos Lab, New Mexico, UFO Sighting News.
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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 National Lab #1650Pushups for #22KILL
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Los Alamos National Lab #1650Pushups for #22KILL

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Day 1 of 22 of Los Alamos National Lab's #‎22Kill challenge to raise awareness about veteran suicide. Today we did #‎1650Pushups for #22Kill and we challenged Sandia and Livermore National Laboratories to join in taking the #22Kill challenge!
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Los Alamos works on a biologically realistic computer network
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Los Alamos works on a biologically realistic computer network

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Brain neuroscientists and computer scientists call this field neuromimetic computing—building computers inspired by how the cerebral cortex of the brain works. Its cortical processes rely on billions of small biological “switches,” called neurons. To learn, they store and process information. Using an approach called neural networks, researchers are developing computers that simulate neurons and their interconnections. Then computers can learn about their surroundings, interpret data, and make predictions based on it. In practice, however, researchers attempting to simulate neural processing at anything close to the scale and complexity of the brain’s cortical circuits have been stymied by limitations on computer memory and computational power. All that has changed with the new Trinity supercomputer at Los Alamos, which became fully operational in mid-2017. Trinity has unique capabilities designed for the stockpile stewardship mission, which includes highly complex nuclear simulations that have replaced the testing of nuclear weapons. All this capability means Trinity allows a fundamentally different approach to large-scale cortical simulations, enabling an unprecedented leap in the ability to model neural processing. To test that capability on a limited-scale problem, computer scientists and neuroscientists at Los Alamos created a “sparse prediction machine” that runs on a neural network on Trinity. A sparse prediction machine is designed to work like the brain: researchers expose it to data—in this case, various videos of a car driving down a road—without labeling the data in any way. Then the program sorts through that data frame by frame, focuses on the important information, and develops a prediction about the car’s motion. With Trinity’s power, the Los Alamos team simulates the way a brain handles information in its neurons but uses the fewest neurons at any given moment to explain the information at hand. That’s the “sparse” part, and it makes the brain very efficient—and, hopefully, a computer more efficient, too.
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Los Alamos Explosives Performance Key to Stockpile Stewardship
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Los Alamos Explosives Performance Key to Stockpile Stewardship

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As the U.S. Nuclear Deterrent ages, one essential factor in making sure that the weapons will continue to perform as designed is understanding the fundamental properties of the high explosives that are part of a nuclear weapons system. "As we move forward with our stockpile and as it's aging and as we're replacing components, we want to make sure that we have confidence that those materials perform as intended," said said Dana Dattelbaum, a chemist in the Laboratory's Shock and Detonation Physics group, "and that we are also continuing to improve on safety." As nuclear weapons go through life extension programs, some changes may be advantageous, particularly through the addition of what are known as "insensitive" high explosives that are much less likely to accidentally detonate than the already very safe "conventional" high explosives that are used in most weapons. "We're very interested in understanding chemical dynamics in extreme conditions," said Dattelbaum. "Chemical reactions are occurring in very extreme environments with very fast reaction rates, and we really don't fully understand the first bond-breaking steps and the subsequent bond-breaking steps as an explosive detonates." At Los Alamos National Laboratory explosives research includes a wide variety of both large- and small-scale experiments that include small contained detonations, gas and powder gun firings, larger outdoor detonations, large-scale hydrodynamic tests, and at the Nevada Nuclear Security Site, underground sub-critical experiments. At the Laboratory's large-bore two-stage gas gun scientists use highly compressed light gas, like helium, to fire a specially designed projectile into a sample of high explosive material to precisely measure and characterize the shock wave that travels through the explosive to better understand the fundamental chemical processes that lead to detonation. The overarching goal is assuring the safety, security, and effectiveness of the U.S. Nuclear Deterrent. "As we move forward with our stockpile and as it's aging and as we're replacing components, we want to make sure that we have confidence that those materials perform as intended," said Dattelbaum, "and that we are also continuing to improve on safety." In these small-scale experiments scientists are also looking at very basic materials such as ammonia and methane which are of interest in planetary physics, and simple molecules like benzene to better understand chemical reactivity at pressures that exceed those at the center of the Earth. Ultimately, the data from both small- and large-scale experiments are used to validate and improve computer models and simulations of the highly-integrated complex systems that comprise a nuclear weapon, enhancing confidence in the U.S. Nuclear Deterrent without the need for full-scale nuclear testing.
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Breakthroughs - Los Alamos National Lab Asteroid Killer Simulation
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Breakthroughs - Los Alamos National Lab Asteroid Killer Simulation

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A supercomputer at Los Alamos National Laboratory is helping scientists understand how a nuclear detonation might affect an incoming, Earth-threatening asteroid.
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Saving Water at Los Alamos National Laboratory
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Saving Water at Los Alamos National Laboratory

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Los Alamos National Laboratory decreased its water usage by 26 percent in 2014, with about one-third of the reduction attributable to using reclaimed water to cool a supercomputing center. The Laboratory's goal during 2014 was to use only re-purposed water to support the mission at the Strategic Computing Complex. Using reclaimed water from the Sanitary Effluent Reclamation Facility, or SERF, substantially decreased water usage and supported the overall mission. SERF collects industrial wastewater and treats it for reuse. The reclamation facility contributed more than 27 million gallons of re-purposed water to the Laboratory's computing center, a secured supercomputing facility that supports the Laboratory’s national security mission and is one of the institution’s larger water users. In addition to the strategic water reuse program at SERF, the Laboratory reduced water use in 2014 by focusing conservation efforts on areas that use the most water, upgrading to water-conserving fixtures, and repairing leaks identified in a biennial survey.
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Los Alamos National Laboratory Update, Spring 2010
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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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What I did last summer at Los Alamos National Laboratory - Part Three
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What I did last summer at Los Alamos National Laboratory - Part Three

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

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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
Thief steals radioactive items from Los Alamos National Lab
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Thief steals radioactive items from Los Alamos National Lab

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Not a very smart thief – stealing lab tools contaminated with radiation from Los Alamos National Laboratory.
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Los Alamos National Laboratory Tearing Down Old Administration Building
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Los Alamos National Laboratory Tearing Down Old Administration Building

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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.
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