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NMC Supports Research and Students at New Mexico Tech

For the last 4 years, the New Mexico Consortium (NMC) has been proud to support the research of Dr. Christian M. Carrico at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology Civil & Environmental Engineering. This research project titled “Climate Relevant Aerosol and Gas-Phase Properties in the Southwest US” is in collaboration with Los Alamos National

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Study Finds Wildfire Smoke Impacts Climate Less Than We Thought

New research recently published in JGR:Atmospheres and supported by the New Mexico Consortium, shows that the impact of particles found in wildfire smoke on climate may be less than was previously thought. This is due to reactions that happen when the plume mixes with clean air, which decrease the climate-warming effects. In this megafire study,

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Artificial Brains May Need Sleep To Function

Garrett Kenyon and his team of neural network researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory and the New Mexico Consortium recently were featured in an Inside Science article Why Artificial Brains Need Sleep. What are artificial neural networks used for these days? They are used in everything from identifying a pedestrian crossing the street to diagnosing

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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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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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NMC Scientists Publish on Successful Optimization of Photosynthesis

New Mexico Consortium (NMC) scientists Guangxi Wu, Lin Ma, Richard Sayre, and Choon-Hwan Lee recently published an article, Identification of the Optimal Light Harvesting Antenna Size for High-Light Stress Mitigation in Plants, in the journal Frontiers of Plant Science It is well known that the low efficiency of photosynthesis is one of the main constraints

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Karissa Sanbonmatsu: What Can Epigenetics Tell Us About Sex and Gender?

Karissa Sanbonmatsu, a principal investigator at Los Alamos National Laboratory and the New Mexico Consortium, is featured in Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode The Biology of Sex. TED Radio Hour is a co-production of NPR and TED that investigates the biggest questions of our time with the help of the world’s greatest thinkers. The

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Van Allen Probes Research Some of the Most Downloaded

Among other New Mexico Consortium (NMC) news and highlights, four papers from the Van Allen Probes project at the NMC were among the top 10% downloaded papers in the Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR) Space Physics, and one paper was in the top 10% of downloaded papers in Geophysical Research Letters. The NMC wants to

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