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Jan 24, 2018

Tech red, an enigmatic technetium compound that has resisted characterisation for half a century, has been identified using chemical detective-work and computer modelling. The molecule’s unusual chemistry may explain why it has proven so difficult to unmask.1

Dec 20, 2017

San Diego native Jacqueline Phan passed on opportunities to study in California so she could contribute to biochemistry research here in Las Vegas.

Nov 17, 2017

The tiny nation of Denmark has just three stations for monitoring atmospheric radiation. Each week, scientists change out air filters in the detectors and take the used ones to a technical university near Copenhagen.

Oct 30, 2017

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

Oct 30, 2017

It’s a beekeeper’s nightmare: She lifts the lid on her carefully tended hive and is greeted with a whiff of rotting flesh. Further inspection finds that the young bees of the colony, who should be plump, pearly-white larvae, have melted into a puddle of brownish goo at the bottom of their cells. This colony is infected with American foulbrood disease—most likely a death sentence.

May 23, 2016

Efforts to improve safety standards and practices in academic labs are multiplying at universities and colleges across the country, but teaching safety as rules and compliance is insufficient, experts agree. Instead, students need to learn and practice a range of safety skills, according to guidelines for undergraduate education issued last year by the American Chemical Society (ACS). Among other skills, students must be taught how to understand categories of hazards, “recognize … hazards in laboratories, assess the risks from these hazards, know how to minimize the risks, and prepare for emergencies,” the guidelines say.

Oct 9, 2015

Electric car company Tesla is forging a formal research partnership with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Oct 9, 2015

UNLV and Tesla Motors have teamed up to give a jolt to Nevada’s economy and UNLV’s engineering program.

Oct 8, 2015

After nearly a year of construction on its gigafactory near Reno, the electric car and battery company Tesla is extending its influence to the southern half of the state.

Oct 8, 2015

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas hopes to boost ongoing efforts to improve its reputation as a research institution through a newly launched partnership with Tesla Motors.

Oct 8, 2015

Over the next five years, UNLV researchers will get to know a lot about batteries thanks to a partnership agreement between electric car manufacturer Tesla and the university.

Oct 7, 2015

Electric car company Tesla is forging a formal research partnership with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Jul 15, 2015

If you thought smooches were acceptable worldwide, except for India and a few other Muslim dominated countries then think again!

Jul 15, 2015
Two tractor-trailer rigs rolled out of the Environmental Protection Agency‘s gated lot across from UNLV on Monday on a journey to relocate equipment for gauging radioactive contamination to an EPA facility in Montgomery, Ala.
Jul 14, 2015

One of the government’s best weapons for responding to a nuclear terrorist attack or accident in Southern California is being moved 2000 miles away Monday, despite objections from experts and some government officials, the NBC4 I-Team has learned.

Jun 25, 2015
The Environmental Protection Agency is preparing to relocate a state-of-the-art radiation monitoring laboratory from Las Vegas to Alabama, a move that has drawn protests from nuclear safety activists and officials from Nevada and California.
May 26, 2015
If you mentioned nuclear and Las Vegas in the same sentence 60 years ago, the conversation probably centered on the Nevada Test Site.
Mar 25, 2015