In The News: College of Sciences

Centauri Dreams
May 16, 2019

Couple the beam from a 100 gigawatt laser with a single-layer lightsail and remarkable things can happen.

Gas and Electricity
May 16, 2019

Public health emergencies are declared by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), yet only once has a human-made disaster caused a state of emergency to be declared.
May 15, 2019

Terry Spell and Dawn Reynoso of the University of Nevada joined the group, which opened a new species of narrow-nosed primates that lived about 22 million years ago. They were called Alophia - on the found remains of the teeth of these monkeys there were no special crests distinguishing them from the fossils of the teeth belonging to the younger subspecies.

Tech Explorist
May 15, 2019

Determining the unreacted equation of state of 1,3,5-triamino-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene (TATB) is challenging because it exhibits low crystal symmetry and low X-ray scattering strength.

Science Mag
May 15, 2019

UNLV geoscientist, student among international research team behind discovery of ancient monkey species that lived in Africa 22 million years ago.
May 15, 2019

Researchers have used fossilized teeth found near Lake Turkana in northwest Kenya to identify a new monkey species—a discovery that helps fill a 6-million-year gap in primate evolution.

May 14, 2019

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists in collaboration with University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) have discovered a previously unknown pressure induced phase transition for TATB that can help predict detonation performance and safety of the explosive. The research appears in the May 13 online edition of the Applied Physics Letters and it is highlighted as a cover and featured article.

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
May 14, 2019

A global helium shortage is impacting businesses large and small. Local businesses that rely on the non-renewable gas are making due without any idea of when or if helium will be readily available again.

KSNV-TV: News 3
May 6, 2019

A major helium shortage could deflate your next party or celebration.

Hermann Herald
April 29, 2019

An undated photo at Grand Canyon National Park shows the fossilized tracks of an unidentified creature that researchers believe lived about 315 million years ago.

April 22, 2019

When Americans celebrated the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, the planet’s atmosphere was markedly different than it is today. Nearly 50 years ago, scientists measured Earth’s levels of carbon dioxide — the planet’s most important greenhouse gas — at around 325 parts per million, or ppm.

Science Alert
April 19, 2019

On 22 March 2015, NASA's Chandra X-ray observatory recorded a blip in its data. Not far from the southern constellation of Fornax, something brightened, then slowly faded away.