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Los Alamos High School Teacher Kathy Boerigter Receives Prestigious Presidential Award For Excellence In Science Teaching

on August 22, 2016 - 7:56pm
 Los Alamos High School teacher Kathy Boerigter has received the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching, which she will receive in September at the White House in Washington, D.C. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
LAPS Superintendent Dr. Kurt Steinhaus congratulates Los Alamos High School teacher Kathy Boerigter for being honored with the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching. P
hoto by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Today, the White House announced the recipients of the prestigious Presidential

LANL: DOE Pilot Program Connects Entrepreneurs With Expertise At National Laboratories

on August 22, 2016 - 5:08pm

PajaritoPowder, LLC, a fuel-cell-catalyst company based in Albuquerque, is one of the voucher recipients that will partner with Los Alamos. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

Los Alamos National Laboratory will give technical assistance to three fuel-cell technology companies, including one based in Albuquerque, that have been awarded vouchers by the Department of Energy as phase two of the Small Business Voucher (SBV) pilot program.

The program partners small businesses working toward clean-energy technologies with national laboratories so they can better leverage their world-class capabilities and

LANL Scientist David L. Clark Receives 2017 Glenn T. Seaborg Award For Nuclear Chemistry

on August 22, 2016 - 10:05am

David L. Clark is the recipient of the 2017 Glenn T. Seaborg Award for Nuclear Chemistry from the American Chemistry Society. Photo by Rod Searcey, Stanford, Calif.

LANL News:

Los Alamos National Laboratory chemist David L. Clark has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the Glenn T. Seaborg Award for Nuclear Chemistry, sponsored by the American Chemical Society Division of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology.

“Dave is well-known for his breadth of accomplishment in actinide synthesis, characterization, and electronic structure elucidation, as well as the development of modern multi-method

Letter to the Editor: Bowman Response To Kosiewicz

on August 21, 2016 - 4:29pm
By Charles D. Bowman
President, ADNA Corporation
Los Alamos

Kosiewicz, apparently from his letter, a key leader in establishing the design basis for WIPP, says he retired from LANL 11 years ago. It would have served readers well if he had not relied on memory before commenting on our analysis of the barrel incident and our “errors and omissions.”

Among his misstatements:

  1. He writes, “In our experiments, the major gases produced from radiolysis of cellulosics were carbon dioxide, and carbon monoxide with lesser amounts of hydrogen.” However Fig.

Roger This: Here We Go Again With The Bomb Factory

on August 19, 2016 - 7:58am

Los Alamos Daily Post

A new report from the Government Accountability Office finds little to like about the latest plans for building plutonium production and analysis capacity at Los Alamos National Laboratory.  

Congress has asked the lab to step up its potential to supply pits, or plutonium triggers, for the existing nuclear arsenal and meet the needs of a modernized inventory of nuclear weapons, while making way for additional process equipment upgrades.

DOE and the National Nuclear Security Administration have the responsibility to forge a strategy to pick up the

Isotope Research Opens Possibilities For Cancer Treatment

on August 19, 2016 - 7:49am
The triumphant research team during the acquisition of the first actinium X-ray Absorption Fine Structure analysis (on the screen). From left, Thomas Hostetler (SSRL), Chantal Stieber (former Los Alamos), Maryline Ferrier (Los Alamos), Juan Lezama Pacheco (Stanford) and Stosh Kozimor (Los Alamos). Courtesy photo

LANL News:

  • Computer models supporting spectroscopy unlock behavior of actinium-225

A new study at Los Alamos National Laboratory and in collaboration with Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource greatly improves scientists’ understanding of the element actinium.

NOAA Launches America’s First National Water Forecast Model

on August 18, 2016 - 10:06pm

The new National Water Model will provide river forecast guidance at 2.7 million locations (in blue), complementing the 4,000 locations (in yellow) where National Weather Service river forecasts are currently issued. Courtesy/NOAA

NOAA News:

NOAA and its partners have developed a new forecasting tool to simulate how water moves throughout the nation’s rivers and streams, paving the way for the biggest improvement in flood forecasting the country has ever seen.

Launched today and run on NOAA’s powerful new Cray XC40 supercomputer, the National Water Model uses data from more than 8,000 U.S.