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Heinrich Launches Online Zika Resource Center

on August 15, 2016 - 1:24pm

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From the Office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen.  Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) is providing New Mexicans with critical resources and raising awareness about the health threat posed by the Zika virus. 

Today, he launched a Zika Resource Center on his website to provide information about the virus and tools to help New Mexicans stay healthy.

“While the Zika crisis grows, it’s more important than ever that New Mexicans have access to critical information about how to keep themselves and their families safe during the summer months and while traveling.

LANL: Wiring Reconfiguration Saves Millions For Trinity Supercomputer

on August 15, 2016 - 12:59pm

The first row of cabinets for the new Trinity supercomputerat Los Alamos National Laboratory. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • New wiring, prefab tray cables and aluminum power cables reduce cost and time

A moment of inspiration during a wiring diagram review has saved more than $2 million in material and labor costs for the Trinity supercomputer at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

The Laboratory’s High Performance Computing (HPC) facilities team, led by Data Center Manager Ron Velarde of HPC-Design (HPC-DES), discovered the potential to re-engineer Cray’s initial wiring diagram for the power feed

Letter To The Editor: New WIPP Accident Theory Implausible

on August 14, 2016 - 12:29pm

Los Alamos

A new theory advanced by Charles Bowman that a hydrogen deflagration caused the 2014 WIPP accident is implausible. This theory was reported in the Aug. 11, 2016 print edition of the Los Alamos Daily Post. It contains errors and omissions that should be corrected.

I spent most of my 30+ years of corporate experience dealing with TRU waste. As the manager of the LANL plutonium analysis section, I had hands-on generation of portions of LANL’s TRU waste.

LANL Student Symposium At UNM-LA 1-4 p.m. Aug. 3

on August 1, 2016 - 1:10pm
LANL students will occupy the UNM-LA campus 1-4 p.m., Wednesday. Courtesy/LANL
LANL News:

LANL students will occupy the UNM-LA campus 1-4 p.m., Wednesday to share some highlights from their recent internship experiences.

Community members are welcome to come visit with students and learn more about their recent accomplishments and achievements. More than 200 posters will be featured at this year’s event representing an expansive breadth of cutting edge research and engineering projects.

Community members are encouraged to stop by between 1 p.m. and 4  p.m. at UNM-LA.

National Science Foundation Awards Quantum Dot Company UbiQD SBIR Phase I Grant To Pursue Licensed Solar Energy Technology

on August 1, 2016 - 8:33am

The UbiQD team celebrates the opening of its new quantum dot manufacturing facility in Los Alamos, New Mexico July 29, 2016. From left, Board Members Dudley McDaniel and Colin Cumming, Director Karthik Ramasamy, Founder and President Hunter McDaniel, Board Member Katharine Chartrand, Director Aaron Jackson and Director Matt Bergren. Courtesy photo


  • The grant is one of many recent developments for the expanding New Mexico-based company

UbiQD, LLC, a New Mexico-based quantum dot manufacturer, has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I grant by the

WIPP Mine Rescue Team Wins Field Competition National Championship

on July 31, 2016 - 6:04pm

The WIPP Blue Mine Rescue Team poses with their national championship trophy in the field competition. Front row from left, Ty Zimmerly, Kirk Nance, Heath Fowler, Richard (Stik) West and NWP President and Project Manager Phil Breidenbach. Back row from left, , DOE Carlsbad Field Office Mine Operations Manager Kenny Padilla, Ed Kyser, Manny Marquez, Nico Dominguez, Chris Dominguez, Lance Turnbow, Gary Kessler and NWP Emergency Operations and Security Manager David Stuhan. Courtesy/WIPP

WIPP News:

The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Blue Mine Rescue Team captured top honors in the field

Scenes From UbiQD Grand Opening In Los Alamos And An Inside Look At The New Facility

on July 31, 2016 - 1:21pm

UbiQD Chairman of the Board, Founder and President Hunter McDaniel, center, with colleagues cuts the ribbon at the grand opening of UbiQD during Friday's windy afternoon at 134 Eastgate Dr. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

A crowd gathers Friday afternoon for the grand opening of UbiQD at 134 Eastgate Dr. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Staff Report

The red ribbon was officially cut Friday afternoon on UbiQD at 134 Eastgate Dr., a development stage limited liability company founded in 2014 to commercialize low-cost and low-toxicity quantum dot technologies.