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Time To Reach Across Aisle And Talk About Science

on January 21, 2015 - 8:41am

AGU Executive Director/CEO
  • American Geophysical Union Applauds President Obama’s Acknowledgement of the Role Science Plays in America’s Economy; Calls for Bipartisan Funding Support from Congress

As President Obama said in his State of the Union address tonight, you don’t have to be a scientist to understand why science matters. You also don’t have to be a scientist to understand why bipartisan support for research funding should be a no-brainer.

Issues such as energy innovation and the impacts of our changing climate aren’t limited to red states or blue states.

SFI Seminar: Exploring Flow Networks

on January 20, 2015 - 6:29am
Jiang Zang
Beijing Normal University

SFI News:

The Santa Fe Institute presents "Exploring Flow Networks", presented by Jiang Zang of Beijing Normal University at 12:15 p.m., Monday, Jan. 12 in the SFI Collins Conference Room, 1499 Hyde Park Road in Santa Fe.

Abstract. Many complex systems are open — they exchange matter, energy, and information with environment. Flow network is a weighted directed graph with a source and a sink, depicting flux distributions on networks in the steady state of an open flow system.

Energetic food webs, global trade networks, input-output network, and

WIPP Hosts Stakeholder Workshop

on January 18, 2015 - 11:57am

Nuclear Waste Partnership Deputy Recovery Manger Tammy Reynolds answers a question during Wednesday’s workshop. Courtesy/WIPP

From left, New Mexico State Representatives Cathrynn Brown and Jim Townsend, CBFO Manager Joe Franco and State Sen. Carroll Leavell take the first trip on the waste hoist following its return to full operations. Courtesy/WIPP

WIPP News:

DOE's Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) hosted a stakeholder workshop Wednesday to discuss details of the WIPP Recovery Plan Project Management Baseline.

The baseline was conditionally approved by CBFO in late December, and the meeting

SFI Hosts Climate Change Communication Seminar

on January 16, 2015 - 10:42am

Caty Arevalo, SFI Journalism Fellow

SFI News:

Climate Change Communication Has Failed. How Can We Start to Fix It?

SANTA FE – Sante Fe Institute (SFI) will feature Caty Arevalo, SFI Journalism Fellow, at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21 in the Collins Conference Room for a public seminar about the challenges of communicating the importance of climate change. 

For a passionate science reporter, covering climate change is a fascinating but frustrating task.

Energy Secretary Moniz On 2014 Solar Job Census

on January 15, 2015 - 9:13am

DOE Secretary Ernest Moniz

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz issued the following statement today on the 2014 National Solar Jobs Census:

“Solar power is a key component of our all-of-the-above approach to American energy, creating good-paying American jobs that support our growing clean energy economy. According to a new report released by the Solar Foundation today, the solar industry is continuing its rapid growth, with more than 170,000 Americans employed throughout the U.S. solar supply chain.

LANL’s Thursday Surplus Property Sale Cancelled

on January 14, 2015 - 7:40am

LANL News:

Los Alamos National Laboratory's monthly surplus property sale scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 15 has been cancelled because of weather.

Weather permitting, the next scheduled surplus property sale is Thursday, Feb. 19.

Former LANL Director Sig Hecker On North Korea Beyond 'The Interview' And Russia Beyond Crimea

on January 13, 2015 - 8:27am
Dr. Sig Hecker
Dr. Sig Hecker, the former Los Alamos National Laboratory Director and Co-Director of Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation, will speak on North Korea beyond “The Interview” and Russia beyond Crimea.
North Korea is building nuclear weapons at an ever accelerating pace. Russia is restoring its nuclear arsenal. Whereas U.S. – North Korean relations have never been good,  U.S. – Russia relations have moved from cooperation in the 1990s to confrontation.  Hecker will examine what the future may hold for both cases based