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Regional Coalition Of LANL Communities Meets Jan. 16

on January 7, 2015 - 10:59am

RCLC News:

The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities is set to meet 9-11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 16 at the City of Santa Fe Council Chambers, 200 Lincoln Ave.

For its first meeting of 2015, the Regional Coalition will revisit the Strategic Plan and set goals for 2015. 

Pursuant to New Mexico Open Meetings Act Section 10-15-1 (H) Subsection (2) limited personnel matters by the public body, a closed session will be held following the regular business meeting pertaining to executive director interviews.

'Seventy Years of Computing in the Nuclear Weapons Program' By Dr. Bill Archer At Fuller Lodge Jan. 13

on January 7, 2015 - 10:16am
Dr. Bill Archer

HISTORICAL SOCIETY News:

The Los Alamos Historical Society presents “Seventy Years of Computing in the Nuclear Weapons Program” by Dr. Bill Archer at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan 13 at Fuller Lodge in Los Alamos.

Los Alamos has continuously been on the forefront of scientific computing since it helped found the field. Dr. Bill Archer of Los Alamos National Laboratory will explore the rich history of computing in the Los Alamos weapons program. He will discuss the current status of computing and expectations for the near future.

Archer received his doctorate from the University

DOE Issues Safety Assessments For Diesel-Operated Equipment Underground At WIPP

on January 6, 2015 - 10:46am

WIPP News:

The Office of Nuclear Safety and Environmental Assessments, within the U.S. Department of Energy’s independent Office of Enterprise Assessments (EA), recently issued reports following reviews conducted on the WIPP Recovery Plan for Operating Diesel Equipment with available underground airflows and the Conduct of Maintenance and associated planned program enhancements.

The onsite portions of the reviews were completed in October 2014.

The EA reports identified concerns associated with the ventilation plans and engineering approach to the evaluation of diesel equipment operations

SFI Seminar: Poetry Reading By Tom Crawford

on January 3, 2015 - 12:05pm

Tom Crawford

SFI News:

The Santa Fe Insitute is hosting a poetry reading by poet Tom Crawford at 12:15 p.m., Monday in its Collins Conference Room at 1399 Hyde Park Road in Santa Fe.

Tom Crawford is a teacher and poet whose work explores the natural world and our complex connection to it. Born in Michigan and educated in California, he’s lived much of his life in the Northwest. Years of teaching in China and South Korea have infused his work with a quality of Eastern sensibility. His poems are both contemplative and activist. They’re not just about beauty but how to save it. Caging the

DOE's New Energy Efficiency Standards Will Help Americans Save Money, Reduce Carbon Pollution

on January 2, 2015 - 8:37am

DOE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In support of the President’s Climate Action Plan, the Energy Department has announced two new energy efficiency standards.

The new standards for general service fluorescent lamps (GSFLs) and automatic commercial ice makers (ACIMs) are the ninth and tenth standards to be finalized in 2014. Altogether, the 10 standards finalized this year will help reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 435 million metric tons and save American families and businesses $78 billion in electricity bills through 2030.

“As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, the

LANL Performance Takes Hit From WIPP Incident Despite Exceeding Expectations In Many Areas

on December 31, 2014 - 12:05pm

LANL Director Charlie McMillan

LANL News:

Despite high praise for the majority of the work performed by Los Alamos National Laboratory meeting or exceeding expectations, the Laboratory is taking a significant funding hit for Fiscal Year 2014.

LANL Director Charlie McMillan sent a memo to employees Monday informing them that the Laboratory received a rating of "unsatisfactory” in operations and infrastructure from the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) annual performance review.

Robot Explores Under-Ice Habitats In The Arctic

on December 31, 2014 - 7:50am

Nereid Under Ice vehicle being deployed from the Polarstern during summer 2014. Photo by Chris German, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

EOS News:

  • The Nereid Under Ice vehicle is helping scientists to explore regions under Arctic sea ice and the biological phenomena that are present there.
 
By RANDY SHOWSTACK
Earth & Space Science News

A new underwater vehicle has successfully demonstrated that it can explore physical and biological phenomena in undisturbed areas beneath sea ice.

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