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Teens Learn About Mars Rover From Roger Wiens

on July 23, 2016 - 7:57am
Team Intergalactic checks out a Mars Rover exhibit at the Bradbury Science Museum. Courtesy photo
YMCA News:

Members of Española YMCA Teen Center’s “Team Intergalactic” spent an afternoon with Dr. Roger Wiens, the ChemCam/SuperCam principal investigator of the Mars Rover, at the Bradbury Science Museum in Los Alamos.

Dr. Wiens educated the group on the design and function of the Mars Rover, to include internal and external working parts. The teens enjoyed their time and wealth of information shared by Dr. Wiens, a YMCA representative said.

The team expressed its thanks to Dr.

McMillan: Workforce Turnover At Lab Bodes Well For Community

on July 22, 2016 - 6:01pm

Laboratory Director Charlie McMillan, right, Kim Davis Lebak, NNSA Los Alamos Field Office manager and Douglas Hintze, DOE/EM Los Alamos Field Office manager, listen to a comment from an audience member during Tuesday's Regional Community Leaders update. Courtesy/LANL

Brittany Baker, center, of Los Alamos' Business Systems Solution Center, along with Alex Ortiz, left, of the Plasma Theory and Applications group and Sam Biggs of the Weapons Test Engineering group, all spoke at Tuesday's Regional Community Leaders update. All three are Northern New Mexico area students. Courtesy/LANL



Feynman Center For Innovation Honors Technical Trailblazers

on July 22, 2016 - 7:33am
From left, Duncan McBranch, Chief Technology Officer at LANL; Terry Wallace, Program Associate Director for Global Security at Los Alamos; Gary Grider holds the 2015 Richard P. Feynman Innovation Prize; and HPC expert Lee Finewood, Technology Transfer Program Manager for NNSA’s Office of Strategic Partnership Programs. Courtesy photo

LANL News:

High-performance computing (HPC) expert Gary Grider received the 2015 Richard P. Feynman Innovation Prize at a ceremony July 14 for his national leadership in developing cutting-edge HPC strategies and his innovative business partnerships.


Record Amount Pledged During 2016 Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund Drive

on July 22, 2016 - 7:23am
From left: Katherine Wang of Los Alamos High School, Solomon Sindelar of New Mexico Military Institute and Arasely Rodriguez of Taos High School, 2016 Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund Gold-level scholarship recipients. Courtesy photo

LANL News:

Los Alamos National Laboratory employees pledged a record $393,419 during the recently completed 2016 Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund (LAESF) drive.

The drive encourages Laboratory employees, retirees and subcontract personnel to donate to a fund that awards college scholarships to Northern New Mexico students.

LANL: Tide-Triggered Tremors Give Clues For Earthquake Prediction

on July 21, 2016 - 3:58pm
A historic photo of the San Francisco earthquake of 1906. Courtesy/USGS Earth Observatory.
LANL News:
The triggering of small, deep earthquakes along California’s San Andreas Fault reveals depth-dependent frictional behavior that may provide insight into patterns signaling when a major quake could be on the horizon, according to a paper released this week by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
The study, which was led by the U.S.

LANL Sponsors 20th Hazmat Challenge July 25-29

on July 21, 2016 - 9:40am

Emergency responders taking part in exercises during last year's Challenge. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

Ten hazardous materials response teams from New Mexico, Missouri, Oklahoma and Nebraska test their skills in a series of graded, timed exercises at the 20th annual Hazmat Challenge July 25-29 at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

“The Hazmat Challenge provides hazardous materials responders the opportunity to test their skills, share best practices with other response agencies and learn new techniques through realistic hazardous materials release scenarios in a safe, non-hazardous

Thursday, July 21 Science On Tap: ‘Why Dinosaurs Needed Fusion Rockets, Too’

on July 20, 2016 - 8:55pm


Science On Tap happens every third Thursday of the month, featuring a new topic each time. Join Glen Wurden of the Lab's Plasma Physics group, to hear about "Why the dinosaurs needed fusion rockets, too."

Originally presented last year as a TEDxLANL talk, Wurden contends that while the U.S. must continue to maintain its nuclear stockpile in an uncertain world, he'll explain another reason they’re a necessity and why speed is important. Science On Tap is 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 21 at UnQuarked Wine Room, 145 Central Park Square in the heart of downtowwn Los Alamos.

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