Welcome to Los Alamos
When the top-secret Manhattan Project sprang to life in 1943, it turned the sleepy village of Los Alamos into a busy laboratory of secluded brainiacs. Here, in the 'town that didn't exist,' the atomic bomb was developed in almost total secrecy. Humanity can trace some of its greatest achievements and darkest fears directly to this little town. Los Alamos National Laboratory still develops weapons, but it's also at the cutting edge of other scientific discoveries, including mapping the human genome and making mind-boggling supercomputing advances.