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Feds Deny NM Drivers Licenses Extension

on October 31, 2015 - 12:13pm


Los Alamos Daily Post

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security informed New Mexico this week that the state will not be granted an additional extension of time to comply with federal driver’s license standards under the Real ID Act passed by Congress in 2005.

A letter on behalf of DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson to Demisia Padilla, Secretary of the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department finds that “New Mexico has not provided adequate justification for continued noncompliance with the REAL ID standards that would warrant granting your request for another extension.”

Halloween Skies To Include Dead Comet Flyby

on October 31, 2015 - 8:30am

This image, bearing an eerie resemblance to a skull, of asteroid 2015 TB145, a dead comet, was generated using radar data collected by the National Science Foundation's 1,000-foot (305-meter) Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. The radar image was taken Oct. 30, 2015, and the image resolution is 25 feet (7.5 meters) per pixel. Courtesy/NAIC-Arecibo/NSF

JPL News:

The large space rock that will zip past Earth this Halloween is most likely a dead comet that, fittingly, bears an eerie resemblance to a skull.

Scientists observing asteroid 2015 TB145 with NASA's Infrared Telescope Facility

Hitching A Ride On The Pumpkin Bus ... Historic New Mexico CubeSat Ready For Low-Earth Orbit

on October 30, 2015 - 12:32pm

Nothing like having some extra space when you are making a miniature satellite at home. Steve Suddarth walks through the hangar at his house in the Sandia Airpark in Edgewood. The airplane is used in the family aerial imaging business. Courtesy photo

Mat Ebersviller, left, CEO of InFocus, and Dan Cooper, an optical engineer from Dialogic Imaging Concepts in Los Alamos, discuss camera calibration, while Andrew Kalman, (foreground) CEO of Pumpkin, Inc. prepares an integration test station. Courtesy photo


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A small crew of space entrepreneurs working

Udall Votes For Bipartisan Budget Agreement

on October 30, 2015 - 9:59am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Early this morning, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall voted to approve a bipartisan budget agreement. The plan passed the Senate 64-35 and now heads to the president for his signature.
Udall released the following statement: 
“New Mexico's labs, military bases, and especially working families deserve certainty that the government will remain open for business.

Philanthropy Tops United Way Board Event

on October 29, 2015 - 12:55pm

Special guest speaker Craig Leasure of Los Alamos talks about the importance of giving during Friday’s Celebration of Philanthropy hosted by the United Way of Northern New Mexico Board of Directors at Historic Los Luceros in Velarde. This is the first annual event in which board members cover all costs so 100 percent of the funds raised can go directly to helping people in need. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

UWNNM Board President Stephen Boerigter addresses the crowd at Friday's special Board event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Guests gather from Los Alamos, across the

LANL: Novel Targeted Therapy For Stomach Cancer

on October 29, 2015 - 8:46am

New research at LANL and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute shows a molecular fingerprint in stomach cancer that shows it can be treated with platinum drugs and/or molecular inhibitors known as PARP. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

Therapy has potential to save lives of thousands of cancer patients each year

New research from a multidisciplinary team shows that a molecular fingerprint, termed “signature 3,” is found in stomach cancer, opening the door to potential treatment with therapies such as platinum drugs.

This finding has the potential to save thousand of lives a year by delivering a

Udall To Highlight Importance Of NM's National Labs

on October 28, 2015 - 7:10pm
WASHINGTON  Today, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall attended two hearings important to New Mexico. 
This morning, Udall will attended a Commerce Committee hearing to discuss the importance of protecting net neutrality and expanding broadband Internet to improve New Mexicans' access to online health care services and economic and learning opportunities.
This afternoon, Udall attended a hearing of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development about the future of the national laboratories.