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Scientists Take Giant Step in Understanding Plutonium

on May 23, 2012 - 10:24pm
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Offers New Insights into the Element

“In nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, a resonance between the energy levels of the nuclear spin (black arrow) in a magnetic field (B) is achieved with the help of a coil. For the first time, the nuclear magnetic resonance signature of Plutonium 239 was observed at Los Alamos National Laboratory.” Courtesy photo

Plutonium is the most complex element in the periodic table, yet it is also one of the most poorly understood ones.

But now a well-known scientific technique, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, may turn out

Bechtel and LANL Make Woman Engineer Magazine's Top 50 Employers List

on May 23, 2012 - 8:48am

BECHTEL News:

FREDERICK, MD (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) Bechtel has been named a top employer by the readers of Woman Engineer magazine, earning a spot on the magazine's 2012 list of Top 50 Employers.

The list is based on the magazine's annual survey that asks readers which companies they would most prefer to work for, or believe are progressive in hiring woman engineers.

In addition, Los Alamos National Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, both of which are managed by Bechtel partnerships, were named on the list of Top Government Employers.

"Bechtel works on

NNSA Training Attracts 27 Countries

on May 22, 2012 - 11:15am

NNSA News:

Members from the NNSA’s Office of Emergency Operations and the Remote Sensing Laboratory (RSL) from the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) continue to conduct consequence management training around the globe. Most recently the RSL and NNSA team conducted training for the international community with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, Austria. Courtesy/NNSA

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DOE Honors Local Scientists

on May 21, 2012 - 8:03am

LANL News:

Amy Clarke of Los Alamos National Laboratory's Metallurgy group and Ivan Vitev of the Lab's Nuclear and Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology group are among the recipients of the DOE Office of Science 2012 Early Career Awards.

The DOE Office of Science recently announced the researchers who have been selected for a financial award under the fiscal year 2012 Early Career Research Program.

The funding opportunity for researchers in universities and DOE national laboratories supports the development of individual research programs of outstanding scientists early in their

SFI: Seminar About Why Sex Ratios Vary

on May 21, 2012 - 8:01am

SFI News:

John Martin will present the talk, Sex Ratios at Birth Vary with Maternal Residence, Age, Parity and Their Interactions, at 12:15 p.m., Wednesday May 23 in the medium conference room at the Santa Fe Institute.

Martin is a Visiting Research Associate, School of Advanced Research; Professor Emeritus, Department of Anthropology, Arizona State University.

Abstract: The ratio of male to female births [(m/f) x 100] is reported to vary from 100 or less among national populations in southern Africa to 105-6 among national populations in Europe, Asia, and in the United States.

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Dignitaries Break Ground on Biological Research Lab

on May 20, 2012 - 1:10pm

Dignitaries break ground Friday for a new research laboratory set to be constructed on property adjacent to the Los Alamos Cooperative Market at 95 Entrada Dr. From left, Dr. Peter Lammers (NMSU faculty), Bill Enloe (LANB), Secreary David Martin (NM Environment Dept.), Kevin Smith (LASO), Charlie McMillan (LANL), Richard Sayer (LANL/NMC), Sen. Tom Udall, Sharon Stover (LA County Council), Fran Berting (LA County Council) and Katherine Chartrand (NMC). Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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Bradbury Fountain Undergoes Maintenance

on May 19, 2012 - 10:03pm

A technician works on the tall and artistically designed fountain outside the Bradbury Science Museum on Central Avenue Friday afternoon. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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