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Aspen Ridge Hosts Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Presentation June 7

on May 10, 2016 - 1:51pm
The Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program (EEOICPA) will give a presentation on qualifications for medical benefits and how to apply for occupational illness compensation.
The presentation is directed to wmployees of Los Alamos National Laboratory and Sandia Laboratories.
The presentation is 2-3 p.m., June 7, in the Activity Roomin the lower level at Aspen Ridge Assisted Living Lodge, 1010 Sombrillo Court.
For more information, contact Community Liaison Cynthia Goldblatt at 505.695.5981.


NASA's Kepler Mission Announces Largest Collection Of Planets Ever Discovered

on May 10, 2016 - 12:43pm
This artist's concept depicts select planetary discoveries made to date by NASA's Kepler space telescope. Courtesy/NASA/W. Stenzel
NASA News:

NASA's Kepler mission has verified 1,284 new planets – the single largest finding of planets to date.

“This announcement more than doubles the number of confirmed planets from Kepler,” said Ellen Stofan, chief scientist at NASA Headquarters in Washington. “This gives us hope that somewhere out there, around a star much like ours, we can eventually discover another Earth.” 

Analysis was performed on the Kepler space telescope’s July 2015

LANL Sharpens Its ‘Genesis Code’

on May 10, 2016 - 12:25pm

The ‘Genesis Code’. Courtesy/LANL


Los Alamos Daily Post

A few years ago, Mark Paris, a physicist in the Nuclear and Particle, Astrophysics and Cosmology Group at Los Alamos had some questions about nuclear reactions and a colleague suggested he take a look at BBN.

BBN, Big Bang Nucleosynthesis is the name given to a sliver of a time, no more than a few minutes at the beginning of the 13.8 billion-year lifespan of our universe that provides cosmological evidence for the concept that everything we know in the universe can be traced back to a sudden, furious expansion

Officials Break Ground On TA-3 Substation Replacement Project At Los Alamos National Laboratory

on May 10, 2016 - 8:13am
Officials break ground on the TA-3 Substation Replacement Project during a ceremony Wednesday at LANL. Photo by Chris Clark/
Bonita Rogozinsky, Federal Project Manager for NNSA Acquisition & Project Management delivers welcoming remarks at the groundbreaking for the new Substation at LANL. Photo by Chris Clark/
NNSA Los Alamos Field Office Manager Kim Lebak. Photo by Chris Clark/
Staff Report

Officials broke ground Wednesday, May 4 on a Substation Replacement Project at TA-3 at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Sen. Heinrich Visits High Tech Startup Descartes Labs

on May 6, 2016 - 10:18pm
Gathered for a tour of Descartes Labs Thursday in the former Smart House at 1925 Trinity Dr., from left, Los Alamos County Manager Harry Burgess, Descartes Labs co-founder and CTO Steven Brumby, Sen. Martin Heinrich, Council Vice Chair Susan O'Leary and Los Alamos County Utilities Manager Tim Glasco. Photo by Chris Clark/
Sen. Martin Heinrich, center, during Thursday's tour of Descartes Labs, formerly the Smart House, a 3,000 square-foot building abutting Los Alamos Canyon in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Chris Clark/
Los Alamos Daily

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich Visits Los Alamos Daily Post

on May 5, 2016 - 10:01pm

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., stopped by the Los Alamos Daily Post newspaper this afternoon following visits to Descartes Labs, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Cottonwood on the Greens at the Golf Course and the Democratic Campaign Headquarters in Central Park Square. Heinrich visited the newspaper in 2013 to congratulate the news team on its small business of the year award. The senator commented during his visit today that the Los Alamos Daily Post is on his daily read list and keeps him current on the events happenings throughout the community. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

NNSA Extends LANL Management Contract

on May 5, 2016 - 12:27pm

LANL News:

Director Charlie McMillan announced Wednesday during an all-employee meeting that the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has agreed to extend the contract to manage Los Alamos National Laboratory by one year.

In a memo that went out to employees following the meeting, McMillan shared NNSA’s official communication about the contract extension to stakeholders, which notes that “NNSA has determined to grant Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS) a final Award Term for performance in Fiscal Year (FY) 2015, extending the period of performance through FY 2018. No further