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Applications Being Accepted For Los Alamos Scholarships

on October 2, 2014 - 8:47am

LAESF News:

Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund (LAESF) is now accepting applications for 2015 awards.

The largest scholarship pool in Northern New Mexico, LAESF supports students who are residents of Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe and Taos counties seeking four-year degrees in fields that serve the region.

High school seniors enrolling in or undergraduates currently attending an accredited post-secondary educational institution are eligible to apply.

LANL Introduces ATHENA, the Desktop Human ‘Body’

on October 2, 2014 - 7:37am

Rashi Iyer

LANL News:

Creating surrogate human organs, coupled with insights from highly sensitive mass spectrometry technologies, a new project is on the brink of revolutionizing the way we screen new drugs and toxic agents.

ATHENA, the Advanced Tissue-engineered Human Ectypal Network Analyzer project team, is developing four human organ constructs – liver, heart, lung and kidney – that are based on a significantly miniaturized platform. Each organ component will be about the size of a smartphone screen, and the whole ATHENA “body” of interconnected organs would fit neatly on a desk.

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DOE Issues Draft Loan Guarantee Solicitation For Advanced Nuclear Energy Projects

on October 2, 2014 - 7:35am

DOE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Department of Energy has issued a draft solicitation that would provide up to $12.6 billion in loan guarantees for Advanced Nuclear Energy Projects, supporting the Administration’s all-of-the-above energy strategy and bringing the nation closer to its low-carbon future.

Once finalized, these loan guarantees will provide critical financing to help commercialize advanced nuclear energy technologies, supporting projects that are often unable to secure full commercial financing due to their scale and use of innovative technology.

This draft solicitation

Los Alamos Historical Society Discusses Manhattan Episode 10

on October 1, 2014 - 2:14pm

Bernice Brode and James Tuck dancing. Courtesy/LAHS Archives

LAHS News:

  • Nearly Through  With the First Season of WGN’s Manhattan

WGN’s new series, Manhattan, a fictionalized look at life in Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project, is reaching its final episodes.

The Los Alamos Historical Society wants to again thank everyone who comes to our viewings and discussions for contributing their thoughts, questions, and experiences.

Every week, the Society updates a bulletin board in the Museum to continue exploring questions and reactions as the 13-episode series continues.

LANL: Team Advances Understanding Of Greenland Ice Sheet’s Meltwater Channels

on October 1, 2014 - 12:56pm

An international team of researchers deployed to western Greenland to study the melt rates of the Greenland Ice Sheet. Photo by Matthew Hoffman/LANL

LANL News:

An international research team’s field work, drilling and measuring melt rates and ice sheet movement in Greenland is showing that things are, in fact, more complicated than we thought.

“Although the Greenland Ice Sheet initially speeds up each summer in its slow-motion race to the sea, the network of meltwater channels beneath the sheet is not necessarily forming the slushy racetrack that had been previously considered,” said

DOE Secretary Hosts Energy Security Symposium, Honors Dr. Daniel Yergin With First Schlesinger Medal

on October 1, 2014 - 9:25am

Daniel Howard Yergin

DOE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C.—To commemorate the 37th anniversary of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) opening in 1977 and to kick off National Energy Action Month, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today hosted the first Schlesinger Medal Ceremony and Symposium on Energy Security.

The Secretary began the event by presenting the new James R. Schlesinger Medal to world-renowned energy expert and Pulitzer-Prize winning author Dr. Daniel Yergin.

DOE Releases WIPP Recovery Plan

on October 1, 2014 - 8:11am

WIPP News:

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released the WIPP Recovery Plan Tuesday, which outlines the key activities, management approach and strategies that will be used to meet the current goal of resuming operations by the first quarter of calendar year 2016.

The plan also includes the projected schedule and costs associated with resumption of waste emplacement at WIPP.

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