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LANL's Surplus Property Sale Thursday Is Cancelled

on December 16, 2014 - 5:04pm
LANL News:
Los Alamos National Laboratory's monthly surplus property sale set for Thursday, Dec. 18 has been cancelled.
Weather permitting, the next scheduled surplus property sale is Jan. 15, 2015.

Udall Secures Tech Transfer Provisions For N.M. Labs

on December 15, 2014 - 7:21pm

  • Provisions in defense and appropriations bills increase funding and direct Energy Department to emphasize tech transfer 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Tom Udall today announced that two major bills passed by Congress last week include key reforms he has championed to improve technology transfer at New Mexico's national laboratories and create new businesses and jobs in New Mexico. 

Udall is pushing the federal government to improve its tech transfer efforts to bring to market research being done at Los Alamos and Sandia national labs as well as White Sands Missile Range and the

Los Alamos Names New Laboratory Fellows For 2014

on December 15, 2014 - 8:15am

LANL News:
  • Honorees span sciences in physics, astrophysics, chemistry

The Los Alamos National Laboratory Fellows list expands by five this week as a new group of high achievers is named.

The honorees this year are Christopher L. Fryer, Herbert O. Funsten, John C. Gordon, Jaqueline L. Kiplinger and David S. Moore.

“The sustained scientific excellence demonstrated by the work of Chris, Herb, John, Jaqueline and David exemplifies the outstanding people and capabilities we apply to today’s national security mission, and positions the Laboratory to be prepared to meet future challenges,”

Los Alamos FIRST LEGO League State Qualifier Saturday At LAMS Gym

on December 15, 2014 - 7:36am

FLL News:

Everyone is invited to attend the Los Alamos FIRST LEGO League (FLL) New Mexico State Qualifier starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, at the Los Alamos Middle School gymnasium.

FLL introduces 4th-8th graders to the fun and excitement of science and technology with a yearly LEGO robot challenge. This competition is a high-energy, sports-like event. Come and cheer on local teams as they show off what their robots can do!

The event is hosted by Project Y, FIRST Robotics Competition Team 4153, and sponsored by Los Alamos National Laboratory and Los Alamos National Security.


Heinrich Introduces Bill To Establish Tech Transfer Maturation Program

on December 15, 2014 - 7:34am


WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, introduced S. 2973, the National Laboratory Technology Maturation Act.

The bill would launch a new National Laboratory Technology Maturation Program (NLTMP) at the U.S. Department of Energy to facilitate successful commercialization of laboratory-developed technologies.

The new program would provide funding to each national laboratory to be used by small businesses with a licensed technology from a laboratory, such as Sandia National Laboratories or Los

LANL Employees Mentor Students In Hour Of Code

on December 14, 2014 - 8:56pm

Mountain Elementary School students participate in the annual Hour of Code Thursday afternoon with Los Alamos National Laboratory volunteers at Mountain Elementary. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost

With the help of LANL volunteers, Mountain Elementary students participate in Hour of Code Thursday. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost


With the help of several Los Alamos National Laboratory employees, students at Mountain, Chamisa and Pinon Elementary schools and Los Alamos Middle School participated in the biggest educational event in history, Computer Science Education Week's

SFI Seminar: Evolutionary Computation For Artificial Life Dec. 15

on December 14, 2014 - 2:24pm
Nicholas Cheney, Cornell University
SFI News:

The Santa Fe Institute presents the SFI Seminar, Evolutionary Computation for Artificial Life: The Role of Complex Morphology and Soft Robotics in AI, at 12:15 p.m., Monday, Dec. 15 in the Collins Conference Room, 1499 Hyde Park Road in Santa Fe.

Abstract: Despite significant interest in the use of evolutionary algorithms to optimize the brains of robots, the bodies of these evolved creatures tend to be static, and closely resemble those used decades ago.