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The New Mexico Consortium (NMC) is non-profit corporation formed by three New Mexico universities in order to facilitate research in the state of New Mexico, and specifically to increase research collaborations between universities, industry and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).
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NMC NEWS

Los Alamos Kite Festival Thursday July 9th!

The Los Alamos Kite Festival, sponsored by the New Mexico Consortium, will be held virtually this year. The kite flying youth and young at heart of Los Alamos are all encouraged to participate! The Virtual Kite Festival will allow the community to make kites at home, and fly at their leisure. The Kite Festival, presented
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Bette Korber and Colleagues Publish Research on COVID-19 Virus Variant

Bette Korber, a scientist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, is the lead author on a new paper titled Tracking Changes in SARS-CoV-2 Spike: Evidence that D614G Increases Infectivity of the COVID-19 Virus, which came out in the July 2 publication of the scientific journal Cell. Korber and colleagues’ research shows there has been specific change,
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Join Us at the 13th Annual Los Alamos ScienceFest “20/20: Eyes on the Future”

The Los Alamos ScienceFest 2020 will be held virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s 13th ScienceFest has the theme “20/20: Eyes on the Future” and has an entirely virtual line-up of activities celebrating Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) topics for all ages! ScienceFest will be held July 7-12 this
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NMC RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS

Rex Hjelm Publishes Latest Research in Energy & Fuels Journal

Rex P. Hjelm, a scientist with the New Mexico Consortium and Los Alamos National Laboratory recently published his latest research in the ACS Journal, Energy and Fuels, titled Small-angle Neutron Scattering (SANS) Characterization of Clay- and Carbonate-rich Shale at Elevated Pressures. Conventional hydrocarbon resources are decreasing over time as we use them. Fortunately, new technologies
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Using Wastewater To Produce a Better Algae for Biofuels

  New Mexico Consortium scientist, Joseph Msanne, along with colleagues Shawn Starkenburg and Juergen Polle, recently published an article titled An Assessment of Heterotrophy and Mixotrophy in Scenedesmus and its Utilization in Wastewater Treatment, in the June 2020 issue of Algal Research.  This review looks at whether growing algae for biofuels using wastewater from different
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Korber’s Research on Evolution of Coronavirus from Animals to Humans

New Mexico Consortium and Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist Bette Korber has recently published new work on the origins and spread of the coronavirus pandemic, and found that the virus is well suited to propagate from bats and pangolins to people. She and her colleagues newest paper is titled, Emergence of SARS-CoV-2 Through Recombination and
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