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SFI Lecture: The Complexity of Competition ...

on October 23, 2014 - 7:52am

Jessie Barker of the University of Arizona

SFI News:

The Santa Fe Institute will host a seminar, "The Complexity of Competition - How Contested Resources and the Scale of Competition Shape Cooperation in Human Groups" by Jessie Barker at 12:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27 in the Collins Conference Room at SFI, 1399 Hyde Park Road in Santa Fe. The SFI host is Caitlin Stern.

Abstract. Cooperation among people across societies is required to solve our most pressing social and environmental problems.

High-Tech Halloween At Bradbury Friday

on October 22, 2014 - 10:01am

The Cryogenics Show featuring ‘Lady Bug’ (Pam Matteson) and ‘Lance Armstrong’ (Brent Matteson of LANL's Chemistry Division. Courtesy/BSM

BSM News:

High-Tech Halloween returns to the Bradbury Science Museum 4-6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24. This annual event is one of the most popular for the museum and is in conjunction with Los Alamos County's Trick or Treat on MainStreet event.

Each year, hundreds of children from kindergarten through middle school flock to the museum to enjoy a variety of activities that teach them about STEM topics and the principals of science.

"Instead of candy, we offer kids

Sierra Club Presents Jeri Sullivan Graham On The Energy-Water Nexus

on October 22, 2014 - 8:55am

Jeri Sullivan Graham

SIERRA CLUB News:

The public is invited to hear Jeri Sullivan Graham present "The Energy-Water Nexus" at an open meeting of the Sierra Club at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5 at UNM-LA Media Bldg. 2. Rm. 203.

Water and Energy are inextricably linked. It takes water to develop and transmit energy; it takes energy to acquire, treat, and transport water.

First Liquid Fueled Vehicle Returned To Service In WIPP Underground

on October 21, 2014 - 8:35pm

WIPP News:

The first piece of diesel-powered equipment has been returned to service in the WIPP underground facility.

Last week, workers inspected the four-ton forklift and performed preventative maintenance so that it could be returned to service. The forklift will support various activities over the next several weeks, including resumption of bolting activities, final waste hoist inspections, and moving equipment associated with project REACH.

Preventative maintenance activities and inspections are also being performed on the roof bolting machine and the mobile vehicle that supplies

New Mexico Consortium Laboratory Open To Public

on October 18, 2014 - 5:04pm
Laboratory setup. Courtesy/NMC
Algae samples. Courtesy/NMC
 
By VICTORIA ERHART
 
Interested in using pond scum to power a jet? What to create your own multi-colored, glow in the dark, grow anywhere tomato plant? Need to study the effects of climate change from the molecular to the ultrascale level?
 
Then visit the New Mexico Consortium Laboratory in Los Alamos on the fourth Saturday of each month when the lab offers public tours of its facilities.
 
The New Mexico Consortium Laboratory is a cooperative venture bringing together scientists and researchers from Los Alamos national Laboratory, UNM, NM

EM Chief Visits WIPP For First Underground Tour Since February Incidents

on October 18, 2014 - 4:01pm

CBFO Manager Joe Franco, left, points to a location on a map of the WIPP underground as EM Acting Assistant Secretary Mark Whitney looks on. Courtesy/WIPP

WIPP News:

Acting Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management Mark Whitney visited WIPP Thursday and became the first non‐WIPP employee to tour the underground facility since a truck fire and unrelated radiological release temporarily closed the facility in February.

"EM, and the greater DOE, is committed to reopening WIPP to support the important mission of cleaning up the nation’s legacy of nuclear waste," Whitney said.

One Episode And Historical Society Viewing Party Remains For WGN’s Manhattan

on October 17, 2014 - 7:58am

Project Y telephone booth. Courtesy/LAHS Archives

LAHS News:

WGN’s new series, Manhattan, a fictionalized look at life in Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project, only has one episode in the season left.

The Los Alamos Historical Society wants to continue to thank everyone who comes to our viewings and discussions for contributing their thoughts, questions, and experiences. The Society looks forward to the season finale on Sunday. Every week the Society updates a bulletin board in the Museum to continue exploring questions and reactions as the 13-episode series continues.

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