For nearly a decade, the Laboratory, in partnership with its
sister Defense Programs laboratories and the Department of Energy
(DOE)/National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), has maintained
the enduring nuclear stockpile without nuclear testing. National
science-based Stockpile Stewardship is the program through which
the safety, reliability, and performance of the United States
nuclear stockpile is assured. Through Stockpile Stewardship and
other programs, LANL develops and applies the best science and
technology to meet national security requirements by creating
and adapting capabilities to address critical mission needs.
At Los Alamos, a supercomputer epicenter where 'big data set' really means something, a data middleware project has achieved a milestone for specialized information organization and storage. The Multi-dimensional Hashed Indexed Middleware project at Los Alamos National Laboratory recently achieved 1,782,105,749 key/value inserts per second into a globally-ordered key space on Los Alamos National Laboratory's Moonlight supercomputer.
Many physical and chemical processes necessary for biology and chemistry occur at the interface of water and solid surfaces. Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory publishing in Nature Nanotechnology have now shown that semiconducting carbon nanotubes -- light-emitting cylinders of pure carbon -- have the potential to detect and track single molecules in water.
The Department of Energy's Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States and is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time.