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RDC Seeks Proposals For NAVAF

on September 9, 2016 - 7:10am
RDC News:
 
ESPANOLA  Proposals are being accepted through Oct. 18 for the Native American Venture Acceleration Fund (NAVAF) awards from tribally held companies.
 
The Fund was created to boost employment and diversify the economy in Northern New Mexico, and will make awards up to $25,000 to tribally owned companies for critical technical services that lead to increased revenue and job creation. The current round of funding represents the fourth disbursement of awards.
 
Los Alamos National Security, LLC, the company that manages Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and the Regional

Regional Coalition Of LANL Communities Reviews LANL Workforce Development At Friday Meeting

on September 8, 2016 - 5:12pm
RCLC News:

The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities (RCLC) is holding its monthly board meeting 9-11 a.m., Friday, Sept. 9, at the Ohkay Casino Resort Hotel & Conference Center, 68 New Mexico 291, Suite C/D.

The Regional Coalition has invited Kathy Keith to speak on behalf of the LANL Community Programs Office.
 
Keith will report on LANL’s present hiring efforts to hire approximately 2,500 new employees in the next four years. The RCLC is eager to engage in future strategies for workforce development as LANL anticipates hiring about 2,500 new employees over the next four years.

Multiple Perspectives On The Atomic Bomb

on September 8, 2016 - 9:50am

LANL: Funding Boosts Exascale Computing Research

on September 7, 2016 - 10:37am

High-performance computing produces scientific tools such as this visualization from LANL depicting  global water-surface temperatures, with the surface texture driven by vorticity. Regions of warmer water (red) adjacent to the Gulf Stream off the eastern coast of the U.S. indicate the model’s capability to simulate eddy transport of heat within the ocean, a key component necessary to accurately simulate global climate change. A new generation of exascale computers could boost scientific capabilities to new levels. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

In today’s Department of Energy Exascale Computing

Planet Found In Habitable Zone Around Nearest Star

on September 6, 2016 - 5:29pm
ESO News:
 
Astronomers using ESO telescopes and other facilities have found clear evidence of a planet orbiting the closest star to Earth, Proxima Centauri [0].
 
The long-sought world, designated Proxima b, orbits its cool red parent star every 11 days and has a temperature suitable for liquid water to exist on its surface. This rocky world is a little more massive than the Earth and is the closest exoplanet to us -- and it may also be the closest possible abode for life outside the solar system.

DOE Whistleblower Case Finally Wins A Hearing

on September 5, 2016 - 8:56am
Anthony Rivera, top left, was photographed in 2013 with the team that won a 2013 R&D 100 award for developing a ‘Laser SHIELD’ that identifies potential harmful pulses in real time. Courtesy/LLNL
 

By ROGER SNODGRASS
Los Alamos Daily Post

On the same day that senior engineer Anthony T. Rivera was escorted out of his workplace at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory “with intent to dismiss,” Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz wrote a memorandum to his staff asking for a personal and professional commitment to a culture of safety.

Hunt For Ninth Planet Reveals Extremely Distant Solar System Objects

on September 5, 2016 - 8:55am
An artist’s conception of Planet X, courtesy of Robin Dienel.
 
An illustration of the orbits of the new and previously known extremely distant Solar System objects. The clustering of most of their orbits indicates that they are likely be influenced by something massive and very distant, the proposed Planet X. Image is courtesy of Robin Dienel.
 

Washington, DC— In the race to discover a proposed ninth planet in our Solar System, Carnegie’s Scott Sheppard and Chadwick Trujillo of Northern Arizona University have observed several never-before-seen objects at extreme distances from the Sun

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