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New Environmental Health And Safety Master's Degree Program Informational Meeting At Noon Thursday

on March 3, 2015 - 11:26am

LANL News:

Learn more about a new master's degree program in environmental health and safety by attending an informational meeting noon, Thursday, March 5 in Room 3 of Mesa Public Library on Central Avenue in downtown Los Alamos. 

The two-year degree program is offered by Colorado State University and is open to anyone who has a bachelor of science or bachelor of arts degree and has completed certain prerequisite classes - see below.

Classes begin Aug. 24 and applications should be submitted by July 1. Classes will be held Friday and Saturday in rooms 111 and 112 of the J.

Learn Cool Science At Café Scientifique Thursday

on March 3, 2015 - 11:19am

LANL: Six Regional Businesses Receive Native American Venture Acceleration Fund Grants

on March 3, 2015 - 11:04am

Phoebe Suina of High Water Mark, Cochiti Pueblo. Courtresy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Nearly $700,000 in new revenue generated last two years

Six Northern New Mexico Native American-owned and operated businesses received a total of $60,000 in grants through a Native American Venture Acceleration Fund created by Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS) and the Regional Development Corporation.

The grants are designed to help the recipients create jobs, increase their revenue base and help diversify the area economy.

“Our Native American Venture Acceleration Fund has become an important resource in

Trinity Site Tour Reservations Now Available

on March 3, 2015 - 10:05am

The obelisk monument at Trinity Site. Courtesy/LAHS

LA HISTORICAL SOCIETY News:

The annual Los Alamos Historical Society escorted bus tour to the site of the first atomic test, Trinity Site, will be April 3-4, this time via Alamogordo. 

The cost is $385, which includes transportation, lodging in Alamogordo, and some meals. Experts and resources about the area and the test will be on board.

Reservations must be made with full payment by March 15 to the Los Alamos Historical Society, 505.662.6272 or info@losalamoshistory.org.
 
For more information, visit www.losalamoshistory.org and

Letter To The Editor: LANL Highlights CASL Scientists And Engineers

on March 2, 2015 - 3:08pm

By LANL Public Affairs Office

In response to Bill Johnson's letter published in this morning's edition of the Los Alamos Daily Post, LANL's Public Affairs Office issued the following:

Thank you for the opportunity to highlight the names of the many individuals who have contributed to the success of this excellent program. Usually in articles and press releases we don't have this luxury, but this is a good chance to get their names into the spotlight. 

As with most complex science projects, there are many people who work hard to make things happen on many levels, both scientific and

Letter To The Editor: Giving Credit Where It Is Due

on March 2, 2015 - 9:54am
By BILL JOHNSON
Los Alamos

In the article "Los Alamos Boosts Light-Water Reactor Research With Advanced Modeling And Simulation Technology," nominally highlighting some science and engineering advances made at the lab in support of a national reactor program, I note that exactly zero (0) day-to-day lab scientists and engineers are named, only someone calling herself a "software business development executive." 

This seems odd. Are we to assume that Ms. Kathleen McDonald, the bearer of this lofty title, somehow managed to do all this work by herself?

Los Alamos Boosts Light-Water Reactor Research With 
Advanced Modeling And Simulation Technology

on March 2, 2015 - 8:03am

A simulation demonstrates the volume fraction of a bubble phase in the region downstream of a 3×3 rod bundle after a short burst of bubbles has been introduced into the flow field upstream. In a reactor, a large number of entrained bubbles reduce the heat transfer to the coolant, resulting in a lower efficiency in power production. Excessive bubble production through subcooled boiling can result in undesirable local hotspots and the accumulation of excess corrosion and contaminants.

LANL News:

  • Simulated nuclear reactor project benefits from funding extension

Hard on the heels of a five-year

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