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LAESF Announces Record $592,849 Raised For Scholarship Fund

on July 16, 2014 - 10:15am

Celebrating a record $592,849 raised for the Los Alamos National Laboratory Employees’ Scholarship Fund (LAESF), from left, Tony Fox, Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation Scholarship Program Officer; Debra Wersonick, Community Giving Specialist for LANL’s Community Programs Office; and Jeff Mousseau, LAESF campaign chair and LANL Director of Environmental Programs, at the beaker that tracked campaign results at the Los Alamos Post Office.

LANL's Surplus Property Sale Thursday Is Cancelled

on July 16, 2014 - 8:39am
LANL News:
 
The Laboratory's surplus property sale scheduled for Thursday, July 17, is cancelled.
 
Weather permitting, the next surplus property sale is scheduled Aug. 21.

DOE: Largest Such Project in World Will Capture 1.4 Million Tons of CO2 Annually

on July 16, 2014 - 8:38am

DOE News:

The Department of Energy (DOE) in partnership with NRG Energy Inc. and JX Nippon announced Tuesday that construction has begun on the first commercial-scale, post-combustion carbon-capture retrofit project in the U.S., the largest such project in the world.

The Petra Nova Project will use cutting edge technology to help decrease the power plant’s greenhouse gas emissions. Once completed, the energy technology project will capture about 1.4 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) annually from an existing coal-fired power plant in Texas. The captured CO2 will then be used to

LANL Launches New Student App

on July 15, 2014 - 9:49am

Student using an iPad. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Job searching tool for students, postdocs

Los Alamos National Laboratory recently launched its new student mobile app that students and postdoctoral candidates can use to learn about employment opportunities, science research, education programs and more. The Los Alamos Students mobile app is free and can be downloaded from iTunes and Google Play (for android platforms).

“The Laboratory’s new Student App is a great way for students and post-docs to make contact with the Lab and learn about all the exciting opportunities available and the work

Brown Bag Lecture Focuses on Renowned Nuclear Chemist’s Career and Linkages to Current Research

on July 14, 2014 - 2:00pm

Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

Mary Neu of Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Strategic Improvement Office will reflect on the career of Darleane Hoffman during a talk noon to 1 p.m., July 16 as part of the Bradbury Science Museum Brown Bag Lecture Series.

Hoffman is a renown nuclear chemist who helped discover Seaborgium and was awarded the National Medal of Science. Neu’s talk, titled “Radiochemistry with a Purpose! Reflections on the Technical Accomplishments, Career, and Personal Attributes of Darleane Hoffman,” will focus on Hoffman’s achievements in nuclear and radiochemistry in the context

Hear Top Manhattan Project Leaders on Voices of the Manhattan Project Website

on July 14, 2014 - 10:37am

J. Robert Oppenheimer, left and Gen. Leslie R. Groves. Courtesy/AHF

AHF News:

The Atomic Heritage Foundation (AHF) is releasing never-before-heard audio interviews with top Manhattan Project military leaders and scientists, including General Leslie R. Groves and J. Robert Oppenheimer, on the Voices of the Manhattan Project website http://www.manhattanprojectvoices.org/.

Sixty-nine years after the Trinity Test on July 16, 1945, the public can listen to the voices of those whose atomic achievements changed the course of world history, politics, science and society.

The interviews provide

SFI Community Lecture: Lloyd to Speak on Possibility of Time Travel July 16

on July 13, 2014 - 8:13am

Prof. Seth Lloyd

SFI News:

The Santa Fe Institute (SFI) will host a lecture by Seth Lloyd at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 16, at the James A. Little Theater, 1060 Cerillos Road in Santa Fe.

Lloyd is a science board and external professor at SFI and professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His talk is entitled, "Is Time Travel Possible? Testing the 'Grandfather Paradox.'" Lloyd's research area is the interplay of information with complex systems, especially quantum systems.

Time travel is a science fiction staple, inspiring the plots of countless

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