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Los Alamos Historical Society and Time Out Pizzeria Host 'Manhattan' Viewing Party July 27

on July 12, 2014 - 10:44am

Courtesy/LAHS

COMMUNITY News:

It’s not every day that your hometown is featured in a major television series. Starting July 27, with the premiere of “Manhattan” on WGN America, Los Alamos will be.

The Los Alamos Historical Society and Time Out Pizzeria (Los Alamos branch on Central Avenue) are hosting a viewing party and discussion group for each of the season’s 13 episodes. The premier is 7 p.m., Sunday, July 27. Subsequent episodes will air 8 p.m Sundays.

According to WGN, “Manhattan” is about “brilliant but flawed scientists” who lived in Los Alamos during World War II and were racing

WIPP: Investigation Continues in Room 7

on July 12, 2014 - 10:36am

WIPP News:

Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) employees are continuing their efforts to develop a system that allows workers to obtain additional video footage, photographs and samples in Room 7 of Panel 7.

The Accident Investigation Board requested this work to gather more information on the waste containers beyond what has already been obtained. To date, the project has been able to examine the first 16 rows of waste containers. After evaluating and testing a variety of options, the Reach team selected a 90-foot carbon adjustable boom with a base that rides on a beam system.

This will

NNSA Announces Federal and Contractor Security Professional of the Year Awards

on July 12, 2014 - 10:22am

Paulette Solis

NNSA News:

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) announced Thursday the recipients of the Bradley A. Peterson Federal and Contractor Security Professional of the Year Awards.

Paulette Solis from Sandia National Laboratories will receive the contractor award and Susan Christian-Payne from the Nevada Field Office will receive the federal award.

The awards recognize one federal employee and one contractor employee whose contributions to security programs within the NNSA enterprise serve as models for excellence and commitment to the NNSA mission.

With more than 20

Los Alamos Devices Capture ‘Oscars of Invention’ Awards

on July 11, 2014 - 11:48am

Acoustic Wavenumber Spectroscopy (AWS) developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory generates images of hidden structural properties and/or defects. The spectrometer is a revolutionary laser-based, nondestructive inspection system, working 30 times faster than the leading competitor. The breakthrough technology won a prestigious R&D 100 Award. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Safire oil-well measurement and AWS laser-based spectrometer for materials inspection capture R&D Magazine’s 'R&D 100s'

R&D Magazine today announced the winners of its annual “R&D 100” competition, and two technologies from Los

NNSA, Cray Partner on Supercomputer 'Trinity'

on July 11, 2014 - 8:19am

NNSA News:

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and Cray, Inc., have entered into a contract agreement for a next generation supercomputer, called Trinity, to advance the mission for the Stockpile Stewardship Program.

Managed by NNSA, Trinity is a joint effort of the New Mexico Alliance for Computing at Extreme Scale (ACES) between Los Alamos and Sandia national laboratories as part of the NNSA Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) Program.

SFI Seminar: Werner-Washburne to Discuss Mentoring for Life

on July 11, 2014 - 7:59am

Margaret Werner-Washburn

SFI News:

The Santa Fe Institute (SFI) will host a seminar at 12:15 p.m., today, July 11, by Margaret Werner-Washburn, University of New Mexico, speaking on the topic, “Mentoring for Life: Getting from Ordinary to Extraordinary,” in the Collins Conference Room at 1399 Hyde Park Road in Santa Fe.

The host for the evening will be Ginger Richardson.

The Santa Fe Institute is a nonprofit research center in Santa Fe. Its scientists collaborate across disciplines to understand the complex systems that underlie critical questions for science and humanity.

Faint Light May Be Visible During Night Drilling in Mortandad Canyon

on July 10, 2014 - 8:38pm

Mortandad Canyon. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

Faint light may be visible in the night sky during the next month as Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Corrective Actions Program drills a well in Mortandad Canyon as part of a groundwater remediation project.

The work began July 4 and will continue 24 hours a day, seven days a week until the work is complete in mid-August.

“Due to its remote location, the nighttime drilling should not have noise or light impacts, but we wanted local residents to be aware of the project in case they notice our light plants,” Project Manager Stephani Swickley said.

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