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Newest Issue of National Security Science Is Out

on September 5, 2014 - 11:45am

The newest issue of National Security Science is online. This issue features three articles closely tied to national security topics: stockpile stewardship, challenges the U.S. and the United Kingdom face maintaining nuclear deterrents in the absence of testing, and tensions related to keeping our society free and democratic while also keeping it safe. Also read about military academy students at LANL, what is an Air Force Fellow and LANL Then & Now. Courtesy/LANL

LAESF Scholarship Committee Holds Annual Retreat

on September 5, 2014 - 10:12am

Committee members from left, Randy Erickson, Chair Phil Tubesing, Immediate Past Chair Rebecca Chamberlin and LANL Foundation Scholarship Program Officer Tony Fox. Photo by Andrea Multari/LANL Foundation

The Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund Advisory Committee annual self-assessment retreat. Photo by Andrea Multari/LANL Foundation

LANL FOUNDATION News:

Newly elected Los Alamos Employee’s Scholarship Fund Chair Phil Tubesing led the Advisory Committee’s self-assessment retreat recently at the LANL Foundation offices in Espanola.

The committee annually evaluates outreach practices,

LANL: Turning Algae Into Energy In New Mexico

on September 4, 2014 - 11:06am

Screenshot/LANL Video

Screenshot/LANL Video

LANL News:

There are hundreds of thousands of different algae species on Earth. They account for approximately half of the net photosynthesis on the planet, yet they have not been used in any kind of a large scale by humanity, with just a few exceptions. And yet, the biomass is easy to transform into useful products, including fuels, and they contain many other natural products that have high value.

Los Alamos National Laboratory, as part of the New Mexico Consortium — comprised of New Mexico's major research universities, the Lab, and key

Andrea Multari New LANL Foundation Communications Officer

on September 4, 2014 - 10:07am

Andrea Multari

LANL FOUNDATION News:

The Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Foundation has announced that Andrea Multari has joined the nonprofit as communications officer.

Multari has worked with the Foundation for 10 years as contract graphic designer promoting its First Born, Inquiry Science, Scholarship and Grants programs, and will expand her role to include media relations, press releases, web development and social media.

In addition to contract work supporting nonprofit, small business and corporate clients with graphics, advertising, brand development and marketing, she also

Community and Historical Society Discuss Sixth Episode of WGN’s Manhattan

on September 4, 2014 - 9:57am

Richard Feynman chats with Robert Oppenheimer and a couple of other scientists back in the day at Los Alamos. CourtesyLAHS

LAHS News:

As WGN’s Manhattan series continues, there was another great audience on Sunday for the Los Alamos Historical Society’s viewing of the sixth episode.

The Los Alamos Historical Society would like to send out a special thanks to this audience who contributed a lot of the information in this press release, thank you! The Society has collected some of the questions and discussion points heard on Sunday.

Register Now For Reverse Engineering Pizza Party

on September 3, 2014 - 9:50am
BSM News:

As part of this year's ScienceFest, the Bradbury Science Museum is hosting a Reverse Engineering Pizza Party for fourth through sixth graders. 

The event is 12:30-3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 10 at the Los Alamos Time Out Pizzeria at 1350 Central Ave.

Last year, the Bradbury Science Museum set up a booth full of old electronics at the Next Big Idea festival and let kids (both the young and young-at-heart) disassemble and destroy them in the interest of learning how things worked? It was SUPER fun and one of the most popular things the museum has ever done.

WIPP: Employees Can Enter Radiological Buffer Areas

on September 3, 2014 - 5:39am

WIPP News:

Work continues to recover areas of the WIPP underground facility and steadily move toward resuming normal operations.

Radiological control technicians and geophysical engineers enter the facility regularly to evaluate the different zones for radioactive contamination and structural integrity. Zones determined to be structurally sound and within release limits for radioactive contamination are reclassified as radiological buffer areas.

Employees can enter radiological buffer areas in the underground facility without respirators and will be able to start restoration activities,

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