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Cornerstone Investors Help Boost United Way Of Northern New Mexico's Thermometer

on October 17, 2016 - 2:54pm

​​United Way Cornerstone Companies and Regional Partners give the Community Action Fund Thermometer a boost to more than 3,800 residents in Northern New Mexico that will have access to programs in 2017.​ From left, UWNNM's Kristy Ortega, Paul Cook of Cray Inc., LANL CPO's Debbi Wersonick, Plateau Property Management's Jeanne Bridge, LANB's Liddie Martinez, New Mexico Bank & Trust's Pam Mayfield and Lesley Harelson, Plateau Property Management's Bruce Norman mnd Mike Lippiatt. Courtesy photo

 UWNNM News:

There is a cost of doing business in all industries, even the nonprofit industry.

Los Alamos Startup Builds Immunity

on October 13, 2016 - 3:43pm
Goutam Gupta, LANL scientist, founded the biotech company Innate Immunity. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Daily Post

About 10 years ago, according to Goutam Gupta, a molecular biophysicist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, researchers in his lab came up with an idea about an emerging problem related to antibiotic drugs.

The problem, which has been recognized as a global threat by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is that antimicrobial agents have been so effective and so widely used that the infectious organisms they were designed to kill have developed

Los Alamos-UK Collaboration Unveils Hidden Molecular Machinery In RNA Processes

on October 13, 2016 - 3:38pm
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. Courtesy/LANL


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 given to mere strings of RNA.

“We are

LANL: Rocket Motor Concept Could Boost CubeSat Missions

on October 13, 2016 - 9:21am


Artists concept of a CubeSat on-board propulsion system. Courtesy/Inside Out Visuals

LANL News:

Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory have developed a rocket motor concept that could pave the way for CubeSats zooming across space. These small, low-cost satellites are an easy way for scientists to access space, but are lacking in one key area, on-board propulsion.

“The National Academy of Sciences recently convened a meeting to look at science missions in CubeSats,” said Bryce Tappan, an explosives chemist at Los Alamos National Laboratory and lead researcher on the CubeSat

The Regional Coalition Of LANL Communities Discusses Consent Order Agreement And Gross Receipt Tax Issue

on October 12, 2016 - 5:27pm
RCLC News:
SANTA FE  The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities (RCLC) will hold its monthly board meeting 9-11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 14, at the Taos Plaza Old County Courthouse, 121 N Plaza, Mural Room, 2nd floor in Taos.
The Regional Coalition has invited New Mexico Secretary of Environment, Bruce Tongate and Katie Roberts, Director of the Resource Protection Division at New Mexico Environment Department (NMED). Roberts will report on the Consent Order Agreement, an agreement between the NMED and the U.S.

WIPP: Updates On Ground Control Activities―Additional Rock Falls In Panel 3 Access Drift

on October 11, 2016 - 3:22pm
WIPP News:

Nuclear Waste Partnership (NWP) was evaluating the area of the rock fall in the Panel 3 exhaust drift Oct. 7, and determined that additional sections have dislodged since the initial report earlier in the week.

This area was, and continues to be, prohibited which means no personnel are allowed to enter. Being an inactive area of the mine, no ground control measures are being taken and additional falls may occur in this area until the remainder of the unstable portions of the drift have fallen.
This additional rock fall in the Panel 3 drift is smaller than the initial fall

Science Magazine Reviews ‘Doomed To Cooperate’

on October 9, 2016 - 10:18am
Los Alamos

Science magazine, published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), typically selects on average only two to three science books to review each week, so the fact that a review of Sig Hecker's two-volume set, "Doomed to Cooperate" appeared in the Sept. 23, 2016 issue of Science is a significant recognition of this literary effort at the national level.

This book set, published by the Bathtub Row Press under the auspices of the Los Alamos Historical Society, deals with the cooperative efforts of Russian and American scientists to