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Brown Bag Lecture ‘More Than Muscle: What Can We Build Out of Protein?’ March 26

on March 21, 2014 - 3:34pm

Eva Balog

LANL News:

 

Eva Balog of Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies, will talk about proteins and amino acids’ potential future uses in a Brown Bag Lecture noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 26 at the Bradbury Science Museum.

 

The talk, titled "More Than Muscle: What Can We Build Out of Protein?" will focus on the use of proteins for nanomaterials, nanomachines and nanoreactors. Balog will talk about the use of protein polymers in place of synthetic polymers for tissue engineering.

Scientists Discover Potential Way to Make Graphene Superconducting

on March 21, 2014 - 11:59am
Adding calcium atoms (orange spheres) between graphene planes (blue honeycomb) creates a superconducting material called CaC6. Now a study at SLAC has shown for the first time that graphene is a key player in this superconductivity: Electrons scatter back and forth between the graphene and calcium layers, interact with natural vibrations in the material’s atomic structure and pair up to conduct electricity without resistance. Image/Greg Stewart/SLAC

SLAC News:

  • SLAC, Stanford Study Identifies Long-sought Path Toward Engineering Materials for Super-efficient Nanoelectronics

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DOE Invests $17 Million in Small Businesses

on March 21, 2014 - 7:45am

DOE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Building on President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to continue U.S. leadership in clean energy innovation, the Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) has awarded $17 million in Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) projects to help small businesses in 13 states develop prototype technologies that could improve manufacturing energy efficiency, reduce the cost of installing clean energy projects, and generate electricity from renewable energy sources. 

These projects will include technologies such as wind turbine blades that

Udall: Removing Waste From Los Alamos Before Fire Season Critical to Community's Safety

on March 20, 2014 - 9:24am

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall

SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Tom Udall responded to the decision by the Department of Energy (DOE) and its contractor, NWP, to temporarily stage TRU waste from Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) at WCS in Andrews, Texas, while recovery efforts continue at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in Carlsbad.

Udall has worked throughout his career for safe cleanup at LANL, and since joining the Senate Appropriations Committee has led the delegation in securing increased funds to ensure nuclear waste is removed from the lab by June 30, 2014. He issued the

DOE, NWP Making Plans to Continue Moving LANL Transuranic Waste

on March 20, 2014 - 8:29am

WIPP News:

  • Proposal Would Assist DOE in Meeting Commitment to New Mexico

CARLSBAD – Nuclear Waste Partnership (NWP), the management and operating contractor at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), in coordination with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), is proposing to ship transuranic waste currently located at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) for temporary storage at Waste Control Specialists (WCS), located in western Andrews County, Texas.

The Department has committed to the state of New Mexico to removing several thousand cubic meters of TRU waste from LANL by June 30. The

LANL's Public Surplus Property Sale Thursday Is Canceled

on March 19, 2014 - 10:33am
LANL News:
 
Los Alamos National Laboratory's onsite surplus property sale scheduled for Thursday, March 20 is canceled.
 
Weather permitting, the next onsite sale is scheduled for noon, April 17.

Regional Coalition of LANL Communities Meets Friday

on March 19, 2014 - 7:25am

RCLC News:

The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities will hold its Regular Business Meeting 9-11 a.m. Friday, March 21 at Santa Fe County Chambers, 102 Grant Avenue, Santa Fe.  

The Regional Coalition is comprised of eight cities and counties surrounding the Department of Energy's Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).

Founded in 2011, the Regional Coalition works in partnership to ensure national decisions incorporate local needs and concerns. The organization's focus is environmental remediation, regional economic development and site employment, and adequate funding for LANL.

The

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