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NNSA Honors Los Alamos In 2014 Sustainability Awards

on December 3, 2014 - 7:15am

Los Alamos National Laboratory meteorologist and honoree Jean Dewart fostered behavioral changes across the Laboratory, supporting Earth Day and enduring practices of site sustainability, worker lifestyle changes, reduction in electrical and heating use and green transportation initiatives. Shown here with one of the LANL meteorological towers. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Building and instrument efficiency, greenhouse gas reduction efforts noted

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) this week awarded 15 Sustainability Awards for innovation and excellence to its national

LANL And Sandia Announce Leveraged Small Business Projects To Receive Free Technical Assistance

on December 2, 2014 - 11:09am

NMSBA Principal Investigator James Barefield from LANL's Chemistry Division is getting ready to use a portable, backpack-mounted Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy system to measure the distribution of carbon in soils at a New Mexico farm. Courtesy/LANL

LANL COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS News:

The New Mexico Small Business Assistance (NMSBA) program, a joint effort of the Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories with support from the State of New Mexico, announced the leveraged-project winners for calendar year 2015 on Nov. 18.

Leveraged projects allow multiple small businesses that share

Urgent Response Needed From Community Now!

on December 2, 2014 - 11:01am

HISTORICAL SOCIETY News:

It looks like the legislation for the Manhattan Project National Historical Park may be crashing today but it's still being discussed on the floor so urgent action from the community is needed now.

Please call Sen. Martin Heinrich, p: (202) 224-5521, and Sen. Tom Udall, (202) 224-6621 immediatley and ask them to talk to their colleagues on the Senate Armed Services Committee to support the Park as part of the National Defense Authorization Act.

If you can't get through on the phone, please e-mail them at http://www.tomudall.senate.gov/?p=contact and

Nine LANL Scientists Become Certified Ambassadors

on December 2, 2014 - 9:46am

Courtesy/BSM

BSM News:

In November, the Bradbury Science Museum hosted its first certification ceremony in honor of the completion of the museum’s 2014 Scientist Ambassador Academy class.

Through this six-month program, nine scientists became certified as official scientist ambassadors and committed to helping spread the word about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) throughout our communities. At the ceremony, each ambassador received a certificate and personal letter of congratulations from Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Charles McMillan.

Also offering words of

LANL To Hold Two-Day, Full-Scale Homeland Security Emergency Exercise

on December 1, 2014 - 12:38pm

UPDATE: There will be a limited period of time on Saturday when there will be no access through the Vehicle Access Portals on East and West Jemez Roads.  During that period of time, which could be up to two hours, all vehicles will asked to use West Road to bypass the TA-3 area of Los Alamos National Laboratory.

LANL News:

  • All-weekend test to cause minor, temporary traffic re-route

Los Alamos National Laboratory Emergency response personnel, Protective Force guards, federal officials, the Los Alamos Police Department and the FBI will participate in an extensive, full scale homeland security

Software Speeds Detection Of Diseases And Cancer-Treatment Targets

on December 1, 2014 - 7:54am

This image is of an evolutionary tree—a so-called 'Tree of Life'—showing the divergence of modern species from their common ancestor in the center. The three domains are coloured, with bacteria blue, archaea green and eukaryotes red. Courtesy/Wikipedia Commons

LANL News:

  • New technology puts bioinformatics within easy reach of health-care professionals, researchers and others

Los Alamos National Laboratory has released an updated version of powerful, award-winning bioinformatics software that is now capable of identifying DNA from viruses and all parts of the Tree of Life—putting diverse

SFI Seminar With Alexandra Navrotsky Dec. 5

on November 29, 2014 - 8:33am
Alexandra Navrotsky
University of California, Davis

SFI News:

The Santa Fe Institute will present a seminar by Alexandra Navrotsky at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5 in the Noyce Conference Room.

Navrotsky's seminar is "Energy Landscapes and Emergent Phenomena in Solid State Chemistry and Materials Science."

Abstract: Freed from the tyranny of equilibrium, chemists and materials scientists are designing and making a wealth of new materials with controllable properties. These materials are often only modestly metastable and form a dense landscape of accessible structures.

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