Down to a Science: A LANL Podcast

    Solving national security challenges means turning to scientific and technological excellence. Tune in for stories from across Los Alamos National Laboratory that explore the many fascinating ways we’re working to do just that.


    • Fueling a sustainable future with biofuels

      In a world where there is an increasing need for clean energy an often overlooked solution is biofuels Los Alamos National Laboratory's Babs Marrone talks about technologies that can combat carbon emissions.

    • A carbon-neutral future for the Mountain West

      With a place-based approach that emphasizes community-level input, I-WEST is looking at how best to incorporate technologies for decarbonization into the economies of the six-state Intermountain West region.

    • Megaflashes!

      Michael Peterson explains how — and why — researchers want to track rare monster lightning bolts that stretch for miles across the sky.

    • Community Connections: A summer science camp expands minds (and lives)

      Every year, LANL scientist Anna Llobet organizes a free summer camp for high-schoolers from New Mexico and beyond. With direction and inspiration from women in STEM, students dive into science.

    • Climatology: How does climate change affect disease spread?

      Climate change can make it easier for diseases to jump from animals to humans. Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers Andrew Bartlow, Jeanne Fair and Carrie Manore discuss the impact climate change has on infectious disease spread.

    • Special Episode: Remembering Sept. 11

      The terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, changed the way Los Alamos National Laboratory thought about national security. In this special episode, we talk to three people from LANL who were deeply involved in national security efforts before, during and after 9/11.