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Looking For Deliberate Radio Signals From KIC 8462852

on November 8, 2015 - 8:13am

Allen Telescope Array. Courtesy/Seth Shostak, SETI Institute


MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.— Could there be intelligent life in the star system KIC 8462852? A recent analysis of data collected by the Kepler space telescope has shown that this star, informally known as Tabby’s Star, evidences a periodic dimming of 20 percent and more. 

While several natural explanations for this strong change in luminosity have been proposed, one possibility is that a technologically adept civilization has built megastructures in orbit around star, causing the dimming. 

One example of a large-scale

Super Strypi Fails In First Minute Of Launch

on November 7, 2015 - 11:37am
The Super Strypi launch vehicle blasted off from a rail launch platform at the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Missile Range Facility in Hawaii at 5:45 p.m. (HST). Courtesy/U.S. Air Force/University of Hawaii/Spaceflight Now
Los Alamos Daily Post
  • New Mexico CubeSat team weighs another shot

The maiden flight of the Super Strypi launch vehicle stumbled out of control in the first stage of a low-earth-orbit mission Tuesday night.

Lost in delayed glimpses of the disintegrating rocket were the pieces of a doomed payload, 13 small satellites.

Advanced Reactor Development To Strengthen Nuclear Power’s Role In Combating Climate Change

on November 7, 2015 - 8:00am
DOE News:
WASHINGTON  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) made two announcements today at the White House Summit on Nuclear Energy that will bolster our nation’s commitment to nuclear power as a clean energy solution for combating climate change.
One of the efforts by DOE will accelerate the development of advanced designs for nuclear reactors through the Office of Nuclear Energy’s Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN).
Additionally, DOE’s Loan Programs Office will issue a supplement to the agency’s existing Advanced Nuclear Energy Projects loan guarantee solicitation that

Chromium Project Notice Of Proposed Floodplain Action Public Comment Period Closes Nov. 20

on November 6, 2015 - 12:22pm
DEEM News:
The Department of Energy Environmental Management Los Alamos Field Office has prepared a Draft Environmental Assessment for the Chromium Plume Control Interim Measure and Plume-Center Characterization at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).
The proposed action may include well pad and access road installation and maintenance, piezometer placement, and pipeline placement in the 100-year floodplain in Mortandad and Sandia canyons on LANL.
The objectives of the proposed actions are to control migration of the chromium plume and to further characterize and study the chromium

Concern Erupts For Explosives Working Dogs

on November 5, 2015 - 4:13pm

Explosives working dogs are kept in this enclosure in the back yard of a residence on Rim Road where Animal Control issued the owner a citation for incessant barking. Courtesy photo

Jennis Pruett expresses concern to the Los Alamos County Council Tuesday evening about the living conditions and treatment of the explosives working dogs housed at a residence on Rim Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Los Alamos

There is great respect for dogs who work explosives.

NNMCAB Holds Special Meeting Nov. 12

on November 4, 2015 - 12:47pm
The Northern New Mexico Citizens’ Advisory Board (NNMCAB) is one of eight Site-Specific Advisory Boards established to involve local citizens in the Department of Energy’s (DOE) environmental clean-up decision process at its nuclear facilities.
Members of the public are encouraged to attend NNMCAB meetings and provide their unique perspective on environmental issues.
The NNMCAB will hold a Special Meeting to learn about proposed changes to the 2005 Order on Consent, 1-4:30 p.m., Nov. 12, at the Cities of Gold Conference Center, 10-B Cities of Gold Road in Pojoaque.
New Mexico

Scholarships Available For Adult Students Returning To Education

on November 4, 2015 - 11:20am
The LANL Foundation, through the Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund, offers $1000 Regional College/Returning Student Scholarships to adult students who put education on hold and are now returning to school to seek new career opportunities or training.
Applications may be submitted online with a Dec. 1 deadline for January awards.
Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED and demonstrate that they have been accepted into or are currently pursuing professional certification or a two-year degree at an accredited regional college.
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