Coming Soon: National Park Sites Dedicated to The Manhattan Project

Today the Senate passed a bill that will create three National Parks sites to commemorate the Manhattan Project, the World War II program that gave us the atomic bomb. » 12/12/14 5:51pm 12/12/14 5:51pm

Being a Courier For The Manhattan Project Sounded Like An Awful Job

What would you do if your boss handed you a mysterious box and said that if anything weird started happening with it, to just ditch the thing and run as fast as you can? Well that's exactly what happened to a poor courier working for the Manhattan Project back in the 1940s — a courier who, as it turns out, was… » 10/23/13 7:12pm 10/23/13 7:12pm

Scientist and Wife Busted Trying to Sell Nuke Secrets to Venezuela

Want a ticket for the express line to federal prison? Try selling nuclear tech to another country. A husband and wife duo—former contractors at the nuke-specializing Los Alamos National Lab—are indicted on charges of exporting secrets to Venezuela. » 9/17/10 3:34pm 9/17/10 3:34pm

Nanomagical Material Can Make Nuclear Reactors Safer

Fighting cancer or making nuclear reactors that constantly self-repair themselves, helping to avoid the possibility of another Chernobyl. Clearly, nanotechnology will either save Earth or convert us into Borgs. Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists are betting on the first option. » 3/26/10 3:20pm 3/26/10 3:20pm

Los Alamos Research Lab Missing 67 Computers

This is over the last few years, but a few of them went missing the last 12 months. Thankfully, none were carrying classified data. A blackberry was also lost "in a sensitive foreign country". [AP] » 2/12/09 9:10pm 2/12/09 9:10pm