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Energy Communities Alliance Meets With Moniz

on July 7, 2014 - 7:26am
From left, Aiken County Council Chairman Ronnie Young, Oak Ridge City Manager Mark Watson, Los Alamos County Councilor Fran Berting, Oak Ridge Mayor Tom Beehan, ECA Executive Director Seth Kirshenberg, DOE Secretary Ernest Moniz, Aiken County Councilor Chuck Smith, Kennewick Mayor Steve Young, SRSCRO Executive Director Rick McLeod, Los Alamos County Deputy Administrator Brian Bosshardt and ECA Deputy Executive Director Allison Finelli. Courtesy photo

DOE News:

The Energy Communities Alliance (ECA) Executive Board met with Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz June 23, to highlight the importance

DOE Makes $4 Billion in Loan Guarantees Available for Energy Projects

on July 7, 2014 - 7:06am

DOE News:

Washington D.C. — In support of the President’s Climate Action Plan, the Department of Energy has issued a loan guarantee solicitation, making as much as $4 billion in loan guarantees available for innovative renewable energy and energy efficiency projects located in the U.S. that avoid, reduce or sequester greenhouse gases.

This solicitation represents the next step in DOE's commitment to support the deployment of innovative, clean energy technologies at commercial scale in the U.S. 

“As the President emphasized in his Climate Action Plan, it is critical that we take an

LANL: Ribosome Research in Atomic Detail Offers Potential Insights into Cancer, Anemia, Alzheimer’s

on July 3, 2014 - 9:30am

The newly discovered rolling movement shown in (A) three-dimensional cryo-electron microscopy image of ribosome, and (B) computer-generated atomic-resolution model of the human ribosome consistent with microscopy. A). Arrows indicate the direction of movement during transition between the two different states. B). Ribbons represent backbone of RNA and protein molecules within the ribosome. Color bar indicates the amount of motion during rolling. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • New movement during decoding occurs in humans, not in bacteria

A groundbreaking study of the human ribosome is revealing

SFI Seminar: Compositional Complexity in Genomic Patterns and Classification

on July 3, 2014 - 8:25am

Somdatta Sinha

SFI News:

The Santa Fe Institute (SFI) will host a seminar with Somdatta Sinha of the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) in Mohali, India.

The seminar is scheduled for 12:15 p.m., Monday, July 7, in the Collins Conference Room at the Santa Fe Institute.

Abstract: Genomes are made of sequences of four nucleotides, A, T, C, and G. Several processes such as mutation, transposition, recombination, translocation, and excision introduce variations in these sequences, which then become the substrates of selection and consequent evolution.

LANL Foundation Expands Educational Outreach Small Grants Program

on July 2, 2014 - 11:24am


The Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Foundation has expanded its Educational Outreach Small Grants program to include school district and nonprofit projects outside of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).

Grants of up to $1,500 are available monthly to support public schools and nonprofits working in education in Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe and Taos counties. Nonprofit focus should be on teacher professional development, curriculum enhancement and support for classroom instruction and student learning.

Other changes to

LANL Employees Pledge Record $327,000 in 2014 LAESF Scholarship Drive

on July 2, 2014 - 8:34am

LANL Director Charlie McMillan chats with 2014 LANL Employees' Scholarship recipient Nicolette Gonzales. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

As of July 1, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) employees pledged a record $327,000 during the recently completed 2014 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.

The drive encourages Laboratory employees, retirees, and subcontract personnel to donate to a fund that awards college

Complex DOE Contract for Pantex; Y-12 Completed

on July 2, 2014 - 8:04am

DOE News:

The National Nuclear Security Administration Production Office and Consolidated Nuclear Security have completed one of the largest and most complex contract transitions in the history of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

Consolidated Nuclear Security (CNS) assumed responsibility for the management and operation of the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas and the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tenn., July 1.

CNS replaces B&W Y-12, which had operated Y-12 since 2000, and B&W Pantex, which also had operated Pantex since 2000. The contract includes a total annual