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Astrophysicist Ed Fenimore Presents: How To See A Gamma-Ray Burst

on September 28, 2014 - 9:58am
An artist’s rendering of a gamma-ray burst. Courtesy/NASA and Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

LANL News:

Gamma-ray bursts may produce an extraordinary amount of light from the other side of the universe, but they occur so randomly that we don’t know where to look.

We need a camera that can image the gamma rays to locate them. Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists considered this high-tech problem and wondered whether a pinhole camera—the simplest tool of photography—might hold the answer.

At 2 p.m.

First Born Conference Draws Early Childhood Professionals from Throughout the State

on September 28, 2014 - 9:54am
Los Alamos County First Born staff: home visitor Amy Wei, program managers Molly McBranch and Kim Ferguson and home visitor Tara Adams. Photo by Andrea Multari/LANL Foundation
Dr. Bruce Perry, early childhood brain and trauma expert, speaks to a crowd of more than 300 home visitors and early childhood educators at Tuesday's First Born conference. Photo by Andrea Multari, LANL Foundation.
LANL Foundation First Born Los Alamos program managers Molly McBranch and Kim Ferguson remind staff of the importance of self-care in addition to serving families.

NNSA Presents SRS With Award For Achieving High Performance Sustainable Building Status

on September 28, 2014 - 8:26am

NNSA News:

AIKEN, S.C. – The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has awarded the first NNSA High Performance Sustainable Building (HPSB) plaque to the Savannah River Site (SRS) Tritium Administration Facility (Building 246-H).

The facility is the base of NNSA’s employees and contractors who support the tritium capabilities at SRS. The facility has reduced total energy consumption by 27.8 percent from a 2005 baseline.

“NNSA is improving the performance of its buildings and infrastructure,” said Jim McConnell, Associate Deputy Administrator, NNSA Office of Infrastructure and

SFI Seminar: ‘Taming Complexity of Electricity-Cascading Failures and Statistical Early Warning'

on September 27, 2014 - 7:23am

Paul Hines

SFI News:

Paul Hines from the University of Vermont will present a seminar at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1 in the Collins Conference Room at the Santa Fe Institute at 1399 Hyde Park Road in Santa Fe.

The event is free and open to the public. Those attending are invited to bring their lunch. The SFI host is Jennifer Dunne.

Abstract.  Electric Energy is critical to modern society, but the networks from which most cities get their power are sometimes surprisingly fragile. Small disturbances can spread to create massive blackouts with serious social consequences.

This talk will

October Lunch With A Leader Features Kurt Steinhaus

on September 27, 2014 - 7:22am

Kurt Steinhaus

LWV News:

The October Lunch with a Leader, presented by the League of Women Voters and open to the community, is at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21 at Mesa Public Library. 

The speaker is Dr. Kurt Steinhaus, director of Community Programs at Los Alamos National Laboratory. His topic will be education and workforce development.

Steinhaus’ work is focused on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education, technical assistance for small businesses and helping entrepreneurs start new companies, and partnering with non-profit organizations to advance their strategic

DOE Secretary Hosts Schlesinger Medal Ceremony And Energy Security Symposium Wednesday

on September 27, 2014 - 7:03am

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz

DOE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz will kick off Energy Action Month Wednesday, Oct. 1 and mark the 37th anniversary of the Department’s formal opening by hosting the first Schlesinger Medal Ceremony and Symposium on Energy Security.

The Secretary will make keynote remarks and present a new medal to an individual whose contributions have advanced our understanding of threats, opportunities, and policy choices impacting the energy security interests of the United States.

DOE Issues Statement On LANL Cleanup Work Transition

on September 26, 2014 - 9:21am

DOE Secretary Ernest Moniz

DOE News:

Today, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz directed the Office of Environmental Management (EM) and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) to develop a plan for the transition of legacy environmental cleanup work at the Department's Los Alamos site from NNSA to EM.

DOE issued the following statement this morning:

"The safe and efficient cleanup of the Los Alamos Site in New Mexico is a high priority for the Department of Energy.