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Lab-made mini human to screen drugs, toxins

Work begins on Athena, a $19 million project that seeks to create artificial organs that work in concert inside a human-like test dummy that could reduce reliance on animal testing.

By Mar. 26, 2014


Academia.edu raises funds to build a Facebook for scientists

Startup hopes to overhaul how researchers publish papers, making them freely available to all and substituting social-network success for the traditional peer-review process.

By Sep. 26, 2013


Los Alamos wildfire reaches lab, forces evacuation

A 49,000-acre wildfire reaches the national lab's southern boundary and triggers the mandatory evacuation of about two-thirds of the county's residents.

By Jun. 27, 2011


Watching a wildfire hit home--from 5,000 miles away

With satellite data, Facebook, and Twitter, it's both reassuring and scary when a 60,000-acre fire approaches your hometown and the Los Alamos nuclear weapons lab.

By Jun. 28, 2011


Nearly 70 computers missing from Los Alamos nuclear lab

Energy Department rebukes nuclear lab for treating missing computers as property management issue and not cybersecurity risk, internal documents show.

By Feb. 13, 2009


How to use satellite data to track Las Conchas fire

Tired of waiting for officials to update you on where the wildfire is active? Satellite data in Google Earth can give you a fast, rough look.

By Jun. 30, 2011


The supercomputers of Oak Ridge National Lab

One of the world's largest supercomputer collections is in the Tennessee forest, where the first plutonium for the Manhattan Project was processed.

By Jul. 8, 2008


New alternate-reality game? Or package I should worry about?

What do the odd items inside a UPS package with no return address mean?

By May. 7, 2008


Buzz Out Loud 757: Vista: it's not Stalin

Big thanks to one of our callers today who offers some much-needed perspective on Vista and...well, everything, really. Also, Netflix saves the profiles (yay!) and AT&T releases details on iPhone 3G pricing (ouch if you don't get a contract).

By Jul. 1, 2008