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SFI: 'But Why Do Smaller Dogs Live Longer...?'

on November 30, 2015 - 11:35am
Chen Hou, Missouri University
SFI News:
The Santa Fe Institute (SFI) holds seminar "But Why Do Smaller Dogs Live Longer? A Universal Theory To Answer The Question Dr. Geoffrey West Could Not Answer" at 12:15 p.m., Wednesday Dec. 2 at Collins Conference Room in Santa Fe.
Abstract: The relationship between energy expenditure and longevity has been a central theme in aging studies.
Rate of living theory and oxidative stress theory suggest that longevity is negatively correlated with mass-specific metabolic rate, which is usually positively correlated with animals’ body size.
However, empirical

LANL’s R&D 100 Award ... A Lot Of Credit To Go Around

on November 26, 2015 - 12:29pm
LANL Engineering Institute inside the Los Alamos Research Park, 4200 West Jemez Road. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Daily Post

Like Oscars for films and Emmys for television, R&D 100s are among the best known annual awards in the domain of new inventions, setting standards of excellence and spotlighting new technologies.

Engineering Institute Director Chuck Farrar

The awards are named for a leading research and development magazine whose expert panels choose each year the 100 most significant new discoveries from consumer products to scientific breakthroughs.

For 2015,

Udall Introduces Updated Bill To Expand DOE Tech Transfer, Build NM’s Economy

on November 26, 2015 - 10:36am
WASHINGTON ― U.S. Sen. Tom Udall unveiled his updated bill to streamline the process for moving cutting-edge research and development from our national labs into the marketplace.
Udall has championed technology transfer as a way to advance high-tech industries and create jobs in New Mexico.
While Udall has successfully pushed the Department of Energy (DOE) to improve tech transfer, there is still much work to do.
The Accelerating Technology Transfer to Advance Innovation for the Nation (ATTAIN) Act will cut bureaucracy and better facilitate public-private partnerships at the

Moniz Awards $125 Million For 41 Transformational Energy Technology Projects Ahead Of COP21 In Paris

on November 24, 2015 - 10:47am

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz

DOE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz has announced $125 million across 41 cutting-edge energy technologies awarded by the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E).

These new projects are funded under ARPA-E’s OPEN 2015 program and come in advance of the COP21 U.N. Climate Negotiations in Paris next week. The announcement was made at D.C.

Andrew J. Wong Of Los Alamos Wins Grand Prize In 2015 Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Photo Contest

on November 21, 2015 - 11:43am

Out of more than 1,700 entries from around the world, Andrew J. Wong of Los Alamos just won the Grand Prize in the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta photo contest. The annual fiesta is the world's most photographed event. Wong's winning photo is this striking silhouette of a crew and their hot air balloon. Wong works at Los Alamos National Laboratory and his wife Charissa Wong owns Photo Essence by Charissa, a local photography business. For his award winning photograph, Wong is receiving a Canon EOS 5D Mark III with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens. Photo by Andrew J. Wong

SFI: 'Disturbance Ecology Meets Macroecology...' Nov. 23

on November 21, 2015 - 6:43am
Erica Newman, University of California, Berkeley
SFI News:
The Santa Fe Institute (SFI) holds seminar "Disturbance Ecology Meets Macroecology: A new method for cross-system comparisons of ecosystems in transition" for 12:15 p.m., Monday Nov. 23, at Collins Conference Room in Santa Fe. 
Abstract: Natural disturbances increase heterogeneity and diversity of ecosystems, while anthropogenic changes often decrease ecosystem complexity and diversity.
To a disturbance ecologist, factors such as the type, size, and seasonality of disturbances explain patterns on the landscape;

K-9 SOS Trains Dogs To Sniff Out Danger

on November 20, 2015 - 3:28pm

K-9 SOS Chief Operations Officer Shayne Brasfield Visiting the Los Alamos Daily Post newspaper recently to discuss his company and its canine training program. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

K-9 SOS handlers and their canines with Chief Operations Officer Shayne Brasfield, center, conducting a demonstration recently at Ashley Pond Park in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Los Alamos Daily Post

Jase, a black Labrador retriever, arrived in Los Alamos from Oakridge, Tenn., Oct. 21 and promptly stirred up the neighbors.

The 2-year-old