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New Mexico Environment Department Solicits Comments From Citizens In Los Alamos Thursday

on April 29, 2016 - 2:53pm
New Mexico Environment Department Secretary Ryan Flynn speaks to citizens on the revisions to the Compliance Order on Consent Order which governs hazardous waste cleanup by Los Alamos National Laboratory. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Members of the public and NMED staff listen to Katherine Roberts, director of the Division of Resource Protection at NMED, as she gives an overview of the changes  to the Compliance Order on Consent Order which governs hazardous waste cleanup by Los Alamos National Laboratory. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los

Aspen Elementary; Los Alamos Middle School Students Take First In 26th Annual Supercomputing Challenge

on April 28, 2016 - 4:04pm

Aspen Supercomputers from left, Max Corliss (7th), Ming Lo (5th), Andy Corliss (6th) and Phillip Ionkov (6th). Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

Andy Corliss, Phillip Ionkov, Ming Lo of Aspen Elementary, and Max Corliss of Los Alamos Middle School won first place for their project, “Solving the Rubic’s Cube 2.0,” Tuesday, April 26 at the 26th New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

The "Aspen Supercomputers" created a three-dimensional simulation of a Rubik’s cube, a national favorite brain-bending puzzle, as well as an implementation of a cube-solving algorithm.

NMED Hosts Open House On LANL Consent Order In Council Chambers 5-7 p.m. Today

on April 28, 2016 - 9:58am

NMED News:

NMED Proposes Changes to Consent Order, which Governs Legacy Clean-Up at LANL

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Environment Department’s Hazardous Waste Bureau will host an Open House in Los Alamos to present an overview of their proposed changes to the Draft Consent Order governing legacy clean-up at Los Alamos National Laboratory and to hear citizen and stakeholder input, address concerns, and answer questions.

The Open House is 5-7 p.m., today in the Los Alamos County Council Chambers at 1000 Central Ave.

On March 1, 2005, NMED and the U.S.

DOE/NNSA Awards $13.1 Million Design-Build Contract To Gardner Zemke For Electrical Substation At LANL

on April 27, 2016 - 9:25am

Elements of a substation: A-Primary power lines' side. B-Secondary power lines' side. 1-Primary power lines. 2-Ground wire. 3-Overhead lines. 4-Transformer for measurement of electric voltage. 5-Disconnect switch. 6-Circuit breaker. 7-Current transformer. 8-Lightning arrester. 9-Main transformer. 10-Control building. 11-Security fence. 12-Secondary power lines. Source: wikipedia.com

DOE/NNSA News:

Under an interagency agreement with the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA), the U.S.

NNSA Conducts Fifth Experiment Aimed To Improve U.S. Ability To Detect Foreign Nuclear Explosions

on April 27, 2016 - 9:06am

NASA News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On April 26, the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) conducted the fifth experimental conventional explosion as part of its Source Physics Experiment (SPE) series. The SPE series, conducted at the Nevada National Security Site, improves the United States’ capability to detect and characterize underground nuclear explosions.

By conducting the experiments near the location of previous underground nuclear tests, researchers are able to better compare data from conventional and nuclear explosions.

Authors Of 'The Rise And Fall Of The KGB In America' To Lecture On Soviet Espionage May 19

on April 26, 2016 - 11:02am
Los Alamos, part of the vast government project to create the first atomic weapons. Courtesy photo
 
SFCIR News:
 
SANTA FE  Recursos de Santa Fe and the Santa Fe Council on International Relations (CIR) presents "The KGB and Soviet Espionage," a lecture by John Haynes and Harvey Elliott Klehr, two leading experts in Soviet espionage.
 
The lecture is 5-7 p.m., May 19 at the Forum on the campus of the Santa Fe University of Art & Design.
 
People generally think that the Soviet espionage against the American atomic project was highly successful.

Lecture On Tuberculosis At UNM-LA Monday

on April 22, 2016 - 7:39am

Dr. Harshini Mukundan

UNM-LA News:

UNM-Los Alamos invites the community to a lecture by Dr. Harshini Mukundan, 10-11 a.m. Monday, April 25 in the Jeannette O. Wallace Hall, room 505 at UNM-LA.

Los Alamos National Laboratory researcher Mukundanwill address the re-emergence of tuberculosis in a lecture titled “The Microbe Strikes Back: The Return of Tuberculosis.”  Dr. Mukundan will discuss her research on the rise of multidrug resistant tuberculosis, its growing threat to human health, and how effective diagnosis can prevent its spread and save lives. 

Mukundan, of the Laboratory’s

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