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Check Out New Issue of National Security Science Magazine

on April 10, 2014 - 10:10am


LANL News:

The new issue of National Security Science magazine is available on the Los Alamos National Laboratory website here.
National Security Science magazine showcases the breadth and depth of the Laboratory's scientific and technical work to policy makers, the general public, academia, and scientific and technical experts.
In this issue:
  • Are we in the Second Nuclear Age? Is it really more dangerous than the Cold War?
  • Los Alamos nuclear-weapons designers speak frankly about the challenges they face in the Stockpile Stewardship Program: risk aversion, bureaucracy, too few

Atomic Heritage Foundation Launches 'Ranger in Your Pocket' Website

on April 10, 2014 - 8:42am
Ranger in Your Pocket website. Courtesy/AHF

AHF News:

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Heritage tourists around the world are now able to tour the historic B Reactor and learn about life at the Hanford site on a new website. “Ranger in Your Pocket,” launched Wednesday at The website features dozens of first-hand accounts of working on the top-secret Manhattan Project from solving the mysterious “poisoning” of the B Reactor to enduring the “termination winds.”   

The Atomic Heritage Foundation (AHF) has created a powerful new interpretive tool called “Ranger in Your Pocket,” based

NNSA Announces Recipient of $25 Million Grant to Improve Nuclear Arms Control Verification Technology

on April 10, 2014 - 7:46am
NNSA News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation Research and Development March 31 announced the award of a $25 million grant to a consortium, which includes Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), for research and development (R&D) in nuclear arms control verification technologies, including nuclear safeguards effectiveness.
The long-term investment will support the consortium, led by the University of Michigan, at $5 million per year for five years.

AGU: Scientists Reconstruct Ancient Impact That Dwarfs Dinosaur-Extinction Blast

on April 9, 2014 - 11:25am

A graphical representation of the size of the asteroid thought to have killed the dinosaurs, and the crater it created, compared to an asteroid thought to have hit the Earth 3.26 billion years ago and the size of the crater it may have generated. A new study reveals the power and scale of the event some 3.26 billion years ago which scientists think created geological features found in a South African region known as the Barberton greenstone belt. Courtesy/AGU

AGU News:


Lt. Gen. Frank G. Klotz Confirmed as DOE Under Secretary for Nuclear Security

on April 9, 2014 - 10:16am

Lt. Gen. Frank G. Klotz

NNSA News:

WASHINGTON D.C. – Lt. Gen. Frank G. Klotz, United States Air Force (Ret), was confirmed by the Senate Tuesday as the Department of Energy’s Under Secretary for Nuclear Security and Administrator for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).

Lt. Gen. Klotz’s confirmation comes at a critical point for the National Nuclear Security Administration,” Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz said.

Audubon Society Hosts Tree Mortality Program Today

on April 9, 2014 - 8:57am


Trees are dying around the world, and some predict that they will disappear from the Southwest by the end of this century, but scientists do not have a complete understanding of just how trees die.

An experiment is underway at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) to study the steps in the process that leads to tree mortality.

Nate McDowell 's Forests & Climate Change Lecture Tonight

on April 8, 2014 - 9:50am

Nathan McDowell measures photosynthesis at one of his research team's drought experiments. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • It’s not easy staying green…

Los Alamos National Laboratory climate researcher Nate McDowell will discuss climate change and its effects on forest systems in a Frontiers in Science lecture at 7 p.m. today at Duane W. Smith Auditorium at Los Alamos High School.

“The data we have suggests that forests of the Southwest and many other areas are in jeopardy of a massive die-off in the next few decades,” McDowell said.