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SFI Lecture 'DNA, Love, And Gender' Tuesday

on January 18, 2016 - 12:52pm
Karissa Sanbonmatsu, LANL
SFI News:
The Santa Fe Institute (SFI) lecture "DNA, Love, and Gender" with Karissa Sanbonmatsu is at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday Jan. 19, at The Lensic Performing Arts Center.
When it comes to human behavior, some traits are neither nature nor nurture, but something altogether different. That “something” is epigenetics, the science that helps to explain how the environment, including some social interactions, alter DNA.
In this talk, Dr.

Thirst For Power, A Climate Change Solution In The Cards

on January 17, 2016 - 11:30am
Grid modernization is one of the many issues that will influence water and energy trade-offs in the future. Photo by Randy Montoya,/SNL for Grid Modernization Laboratory Consortium
Los Alamos Daily Post

A Los Alamos educational company that promotes science and technology literacy has been invited to participate in the Climate Game Night next week at the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.

Moniz: We've Reached A Milestone

on January 16, 2016 - 9:33pm

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz

Department of Energy

After years of negotiation and months of preparation, we've reached a milestone.

Today, we are officially implementing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, a historic agreement to ensure that Iran's nuclear program is exclusively peaceful in nature. Before this agreement, Iran's breakout time -- or the time it would take for Iran to gather enough fissile material to build a weapon -- was just two to three months. Today, because of the Iran deal, it would take them 12 months or more.

Here's how we got to

DOE Announces $11 Million For Seven New Projects To Test Options For Optimal Efficiency Of U.S. Electric Grid

on January 16, 2016 - 11:34am

DOE News:
  • ARPA-E’s GRID DATA Projects will Develop Innovative Models and Data Repositories to Improve Transmission and Distribution of Electricity on the U.S. Electric Grid

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Energy Department’s (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) has announced $11 million in funding for seven transformational projects that will develop realistic, open-access models and data repositories to aid in improving the U.S. electric grid.

ARPA-E’s new program, Generating Realistic Information for the Development of Distribution and Transmission Algorithms (GRID DATA),

LANL: Machine Learning Helps Discover Most Luminous Supernova In History

on January 15, 2016 - 10:32am

An artist’s impression of the record-breaking superluminous supernova ASASSN-15lh as it would appear from an exoplanet about 10,000 light years away in the host galaxy of the supernova. Courtesy/Beijing Planetarium - Jin Ma

Two of the 14-centimeter diameter lens telescopes in use for the All Sky Automated Survey for SuperNovae (ASAS-SN) that discovered ASASSN-15lh. Since this photo was taken, two more telescopes have been added to the ASAS-SN station in Cerro Tololo, Chile. Courtesy/Wayne Rosing

LANL News:

  • Powerful explosion 570 billion times brighter than the sun


Los Alamos To Tackle Modernizing Energy Grid In DOE-Wide Laboratory Consortium

on January 15, 2016 - 9:29am

U.S. lights. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Grid Modernization Initiative Releases Multi-Year Plan with $220 Million in Funds

Under a new, $220 million U.S. Department of Energy grid-modernization program, Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists will collaborate with other laboratories, academia, and state and local agencies on critical research and development in a number of key areas, such as advanced electrical storage systems and integrating clean energy into the grid. 

Up to $35.25 million in research funding could come to Los Alamos and its partners.

“Los Alamos scientists will support

LANL Foundation Promotes Tony Fox And Mihaela Popa-Simil To Vice President Positions

on January 15, 2016 - 9:04am

Tony Fox


ESPAÑOLA — The Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Foundation has promoted Tony Fox to Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Scholarships and Mihaela Popa-Simil to Vice President of Finance and Operations.

Fox joined the LANL Foundation in 2001 as the scholarship program officer, and under his leadership, the expanding initiative has awarded over $5 million to more than 1,000 students in Northern New Mexico.