The prestigious “Oscars of Invention” honor the latest and best innovations and identify the top technology products of the past year.

ADS Codex: Adaptive DNA Storage Codec

Keeping up with the exponential growth of information and data requires a new storage approach that is cheap, compact, and consumes minimal energy. The open-source translation tool allows the ones and zeros of computer binary information to be encoded and decoded for DNA’s four-letter nucleotide alphabet (T, C, A, G). Combining this adaptive software with new DNA synthesis methods offers high-capacity, robust archival data storage on stable biomolecules into the future.

CICE Consortium

Sea ice is critical in moderating the global climate and polar ecosystems. Los Alamos leads the CICE Consortium, an international group of stakeholders and code developers that advances sea ice modeling in the public domain, providing state-of-the-art models for both near-term predictions of sea ice and weather and longer-term climate projections. CICE and its infrastructure are the global standard for sea ice modeling across scales for scientific research, weather and ice forecasting, maritime operations planning, and global climate projections.

Earth’s-Field Resonance Detection and Evaluation Device (ERDE)

ERDE devices are portable nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometers that use the Earth’s magnetic field for rapid, accurate, and safe identification of chemicals without requiring superconducting magnets and liquid cryogens. …These portable NMR spectrometers leverage heteronuclear J-couplings for applications in environmental sensing, through-pipe sensing, chemical analysis, toxic chemical detection, and compound structure identification

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LANL: Eight Los Alamos Projects Win R&D 100 Awards

R&D 100: Quantum Ensured Defense of the Smart Electricity Grid

R&D 100: Pegasus


See all of the 2021 R&D 100 Awards.

Read more about the Laboratory’s past R&D 100 Awards.


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