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Secretary Of Defense Ash Carter To Visit LANL

on September 24, 2016 - 8:11am

Defense Secretary Ash Carter

DOD News:

Secretary of Defense the Honorable Ash Carter is visiting Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico Sept. 27-28 to discuss the nuclear enterprise and thank personnel for their work to ensure the readiness of the nuclear force.

During his visit to New Mexico, Carter also will tour facilities at Los Alamos National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories to thank scientists and engineers at these facilities for their ongoing work involving the development, assessment and security of the nuclear triad.

DOE Releases Final Request For Proposal For Los Alamos Legacy Cleanup Contract

on September 23, 2016 - 11:16am

DOE News:

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a Final Request for Proposal (RFP) Thursday for the Los Alamos Legacy Cleanup Contract (LLCC) acquisition.

A contract that primarily includes cost-plus-award-fee contract line items for the purpose of continuing the legacy cleanup mission is anticipated. The RFP provides for full and open competition, and the RFP includes requirements for meaningful work to be performed by small business concerns.

The total estimated value of the contract is approximately $1.7B over the prospective ten-year and three months period of performance, including

In-Person Training On How To Use LANL's Electronic Public Reading Room

on September 21, 2016 - 5:00pm
LANL News:
The Department of Energy (DOE) and the Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS), are holding training on the contents and use of the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Electronic Public Reading Room (EPRR) 4:30-6 p.m., Thursday Oct. 13 at J. Robert Oppenheimer Study Center, Building  207, Room JRO 1 (West Jemez Road at Casa Grande).
The EPRR is an information repository for environmental and administrative information and correspondence required by Permit Section 1.10 of the LANL Hazardous Waste Facility Permit, issued November 2010.
The training will include

LANL CTO Speaking At ProjectY Thursday

on September 21, 2016 - 11:15am

LANL Chief Technology Officer Duncan McBranch

projectY Cowork Los Alamos News:

LANL Chief Technology Officer Duncan McBranch is speaking at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22 at projectY Cowork Los Alamos at 150 Central Park Square about “Startup Companies Working with the Laboratory”.

The event is free for the public to attend, but RSVP is requested in advance. To RSVP, click here.

About Duncan McBranch

Duncan brings to this role a strong track record as an R&D leader in materials chemistry and nanotechnology, an entrepreneur in biotechnology, a business development leader in growing new

LANL: New Insights Into ‘Plant Memories’

on September 21, 2016 - 9:52am

Artist's impression of a long, non-coding RNA system. Grey/blue/red indicates main long non-coding RNA. Green, showing a second RNA interacting with long-noncoding RNA. Magenta ribbons and blue barrels indicated RNA-interacting proteins. Image by Kara Fischer and Karissa Sanbonmatsu/LANL

LANL News:

A special stretch of ribonucleic acid (RNA) called COOLAIR is revealing its inner structure and function to scientists, displaying a striking resemblance to an RNA molecular machine, territory previously understood to be limited to the cells’ protein factory (the ‘ribosome’) and not a skill set

Universal News: This Just In - Gravity Waves Are Real

on September 18, 2016 - 12:18pm
The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) in Livingston, La. Courtesy/CalTech
Los Alamos Daily Post

Gravity waves were detected in the universe for the first time on Sept. 14, 2015, a hundred years after they were predicted by Albert Einstein in his general theory of relativity. Even at the speed of light, they took 1.3 billion years to get here. The first detected gravitational waves were produced by a specific cataclysmic event, identified as two black holes coalescing, releasing enough energy in the last fraction of a second to warp time and space.


Summer Reading Program Encourages Elementary Students To Read Thousands Of Pages

on September 18, 2016 - 9:49am
Summer readers are treated to pizza at a recent party at the Bradbury Science Museum celebrating their accomplishments. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
The student who read the most books, Lennox Chung of McCurdy School received a set of 10 books by Rudolfo Anaya and other New Mexico authors, as well as a $50 gift card. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

LANL News:

Los Alamos National Laboratory in partnership with New Mexico’s own award winning author Rudolfo Anaya and the Christopher Montalvo Memorial recently sponsored a Summer Reading Program for students in grades 9-6