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LANL Discontinues Public Onsite Surplus Property Sales

on June 16, 2015 - 4:48pm

LANL News:

 

Los Alamos National Laboratory's onsite public sales are being discontinued effective immediately. The public sales have been conducted on the third Thursday of every month, weather permitting.

 

In lieu of these sales, the public can learn about surplus property from LANL that is available for purchase by going to the Bentley's website: http://auctionsouthwest.com/. Bentley’s conducts monthly public sales on the second Friday of each month through online bidding or live auctions.  

VIDEO: Heinrich Presses DOE Environmental Secretary Nominee On WIPP Recovery, LANL Cleanup

on June 16, 2015 - 3:27pm

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich. Screen Shot/LADP

Dr. Monica Regalbuto. Screen Shot/LADP

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources hearing to confirm Dr. Monica C. Regalbuto as Assistant Secretary of Energy for Environmental Management, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., focused his questions to the nominee on WIPP recovery and opportunities for local small businesses to participate in cleanup efforts at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

VIDEO: Watch Senator Heinrich's Exchange with Assistant Secretary of Energy for Environmental Management nominee

SFI: 'The History And Future Of The Lab ...' June 18

on June 16, 2015 - 12:51pm
Ed Shanken, University of Washington
 
SFI News:
 
The Santa Fe Institute (SFI) Seminar presents "The History and Future of the Lab: Collaborative Research at the Intersections of Art, Science, and Technology" at 12:15 p.m., Thursday June 18, at Collins Conference Room.
 
Abstract: Creative teams comprised of diverse disciplines (i.e. art and science) ar more likely to achieve breakthrough innovations and also more likely to achieve significant outcomes than teams comprised of more closely allied fields.

Detecting Nukes Through Underground Explosives Tests

on June 16, 2015 - 12:21pm

Two workers oversee the emplacement of the canister that contained the chemical explosive charge for Source Physics Experiment-4 Prime at the Nevada National Security Site. Courtesy/LLNL

HSNW News:

Three weeks ago, a National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) led-team successfully conducted the fourth in a series of experiments designed to improve the U.S. ability to detect underground nuclear explosions.

The Source Physics Experiment (SPE-4 Prime) is a fundamental step forward in the U.S. effort to improve arms control verification, and will eventually be used to assure compliance

Science On Tap: LANL Geochemist Nina Lanza Presents Update On Mars Curiosity Rover Thursday

on June 15, 2015 - 10:35pm
Geochemist Nina Lanza
 
LANL News:
 
Los Alamos National Laboratory geochemist Nina Lanza of the Space and Remote Sensing Group provides an update on research and findings by the Mars Curiosity rover in a Science on Tap presentation at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 18 at UnQuarked Wine Room, 145 Central Park Square in downtown Los Alamos.
 
Science on Tap is free and open to the public and there is ample parking in Central Park Square.
 
Science on Tap is a project of the Los Alamos Creative District.

LANL: Project ATHENA Creates Surrogate Human Organ Systems

on June 15, 2015 - 12:07pm

Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Surrogate human organs could revolutionize the way biologists and medical personnel screen new drugs or toxic agents

The development of miniature surrogate human organs, coupled with highly sensitive mass spectrometry technologies, could one day revolutionize the way new drugs and toxic agents are studied.

“By developing this ‘homo minutus,’ we are stepping beyond the need for animal or Petri dish testing: There are huge benefits in developing drug and toxicity analysis systems that can mimic the response of actual human organs,” said Rashi Iyer, a senior scientist

Global Samples From Nuclear Contamination Sites Reveal Unpredicted Uranium And Plutonium Behavior

on June 15, 2015 - 11:22am

Workers on a cleanup site at DOE's Hanford Site in southeastern Washington State, one of several sites sampled for uranium and plutonium variations. Courtesy/DOE

LANL News:

  • Los Alamos Analysis Shows Elements Not Acting In Nature As Previously Modeled

Knowing how a chemical in soil reacts and transforms over time in response to neighboring elements, weather and heat is essential in determining whether that chemical is hazardous.

This is especially important when that chemical is radioactive.

In a collaborative, international effort led by Los Alamos National Laboratory, researchers

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