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  •   Today, in accordance with a 1971 Presidential proclamation, the United States commemorates the first human setting foot on the moon. As a science agency, NNSA’s technology and development have given rise to extraterrestrial innovation and enabled other-worldly achievements. From...
  • Last week NNSA’s Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) co-hosted DisrupTech, a community event aimed at connecting innovation from the lab to community members and industry leaders to encourage technology transfer. The title comes from the world-changing technologies the lab’s...
  • Fire season is in full swing in the driest parts of the United States, and capabilities of NNSA’s labs are helping equip firefighters in the heated battle to save property and environment. NNSA’s labs are perfectly suited to support emergency response related to fire. A long history of...
  • The power to create useful items from raw materials recently entered regular homes via small-scale 3D-printers, but the concept of additive manufacturing isn’t so new. From defense, aerospace, automotive, medicine, and metals manufacturing, the capabilities enabled by 3D printing have wide-...
  • Inside the 40-mm Impact Test Facility, a heavily instrumented gun – 40 millimeters in diameter – employs compressed helium or explosives like gunpowder to lob projectiles into small plutonium targets at impact velocities of up to 1.7 kilometers per second, all inside a protective steel...
  • The Ion Beam Materials Laboratory at NNSA’s Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) works to characterize and modify surfaces through the use of ion beams. Its purpose is to advance materials science for the safety and security of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile—and that research also...
  • This month, NNSA hosted a Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) on-site inspection activity at the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS). For the first time, CTBT surrogate inspectors and other inspection experts were able to visit NNSS, a former nuclear explosive test site that now supports...
  • In a recent paper published in Nature Communications, NNSA researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) recently demonstrated ways to accelerate materials science. Why is this innovation so noteworthy to NNSA’s mission, as well as other applications? A chef inventing a new dish...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) announced the recipients of the Bradley A. Peterson Federal and Contractor Security Professional of the Year Awards.  Joseph Houghton from the Los Alamos Field Office will receive...
  • World-class science, technology, and engineering enables NNSA’s missions. It’s no surprise, then, that our labs and sites support STEM education initiatives ranging from preschool programs to graduate fellowships. Most recently, shining stars of New Mexico schools joined the more than...

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