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Record Amount Pledged During 2016 Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund Drive

on July 22, 2016 - 7:23am
From left: Katherine Wang of Los Alamos High School, Solomon Sindelar of New Mexico Military Institute and Arasely Rodriguez of Taos High School, 2016 Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund Gold-level scholarship recipients. Courtesy photo

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Los Alamos National Laboratory employees pledged a record $393,419 during the recently completed 2016 Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund (LAESF) drive.

The drive encourages Laboratory employees, retirees and subcontract personnel to donate to a fund that awards college scholarships to Northern New Mexico students.

LANL: Tide-Triggered Tremors Give Clues For Earthquake Prediction

on July 21, 2016 - 3:58pm
A historic photo of the San Francisco earthquake of 1906. Courtesy/USGS Earth Observatory.
LANL News:
The triggering of small, deep earthquakes along California’s San Andreas Fault reveals depth-dependent frictional behavior that may provide insight into patterns signaling when a major quake could be on the horizon, according to a paper released this week by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
The study, which was led by the U.S.

LANL Sponsors 20th Hazmat Challenge July 25-29

on July 21, 2016 - 9:40am

Emergency responders taking part in exercises during last year's Challenge. Courtesy/LANL

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Ten hazardous materials response teams from New Mexico, Missouri, Oklahoma and Nebraska test their skills in a series of graded, timed exercises at the 20th annual Hazmat Challenge July 25-29 at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

“The Hazmat Challenge provides hazardous materials responders the opportunity to test their skills, share best practices with other response agencies and learn new techniques through realistic hazardous materials release scenarios in a safe, non-hazardous

Thursday, July 21 Science On Tap: ‘Why Dinosaurs Needed Fusion Rockets, Too’

on July 20, 2016 - 8:55pm


Science On Tap happens every third Thursday of the month, featuring a new topic each time. Join Glen Wurden of the Lab's Plasma Physics group, to hear about "Why the dinosaurs needed fusion rockets, too."

Originally presented last year as a TEDxLANL talk, Wurden contends that while the U.S. must continue to maintain its nuclear stockpile in an uncertain world, he'll explain another reason they’re a necessity and why speed is important. Science On Tap is 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 21 at UnQuarked Wine Room, 145 Central Park Square in the heart of downtowwn Los Alamos.

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Bradbury Science Museum Association Shares De-Coding And DNA Fun At ScienceFest 2016

on July 19, 2016 - 10:35am

The Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA) engages visitors of all ages at its first public activity during Los Alamos ScienceFest Saturday at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by KayLInda Crawford/

It's a busy day at the BSMA ScienceFest booth as Los Alamos High School student volunteers, from left, Jenny Wang, Maia Menefee, Serena Birenbaum, Prestley Gao and Tom Maggiore demonstrate the Enigma machine coding system used by the Germans in WWII. In addition to learning about deciphering codes, participants also had a chance to separate out wheat germ DNA – another kind of code.

Oppenheimer Lecture: National Academy Of Sciences President Examines Question Of Climate Intervention

on July 18, 2016 - 7:20pm

National Academy of Sciences President Marcia McNutt will deliver the 46th annual J. Robert Oppenheimer lecture Wednesday night in Los Alamos. Courtesy photo


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A few years back, the American geophysicist Marcia McNutt was one of three distinguished scientists who were asked by a British publication -- if they could go to any time in the past, which event would they most like to see. At that time she was executive director of the U.S.

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall Thanks Los Alamos Native For Work During Washington, D.C., Internship

on July 18, 2016 - 7:16pm

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall thanks Gillian Hsieh Ratliff of Los Alamos for her work as an intern in his Washington, D.C., office this summer. Courtesy photo


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall thanked Los Alamos native Gillian Hsieh Ratliff for her work as an intern in his Washington, D.C., office this summer. During her seven weeks on Capitol Hill, Hsieh Ratliff worked primarily on health related issues.

“Gillian has worked on a number of important health policy issues this summer and has been of great help in my Washington, D.C. office,” Udall said.