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German Student Attends Los Alamos High School

on October 8, 2015 - 1:07pm

Exchange student Krissi Wallis of Brandenburg, Germany discusses her life back home during a recent presentation to the Rotary Club of Los Alamos. Photo by Hal Davis

LAHS student Krissi Wallis of Brandenburg, Germany shares reasons why she wanted to be a Rotary exchange student. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Los Alamos Daily Post

Krissi Wallis of Brandenburg, Germany is attending Los Alamos High School this year under an exchange program sponsored by the Rotary Club of Los Alamos.

In a recent presentation to members of the local Rotary Club gathered at

Lujan Grisham Opens Hearing On 2015 Fire Season

on October 8, 2015 - 12:38pm

U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham


WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham delivered the following opening statement during today’s Agriculture Committee Subcommittee on Conservation & Forestry. As the ranking member on the committee, Lujan Grisham kicked off the hearing to review 2015 fire season and long-term trends.  

—As Prepared for Delivery—

“Thank you Mr. Chairman. I really appreciate you calling today’s hearing to review the 2015 fire season and long-term wildfire trends.

Udall Votes For Major National Defense Bill, Urges Solution To Dangerous Sequestration Cuts

on October 8, 2015 - 12:29pm
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall joined the Senate in voting 70-27 for a major defense policy bill, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
The bill — the result of an agreement between the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives — includes several priorities Udall has championed for New Mexico.

Heinrich Statement On Gun Violence Prevention

on October 8, 2015 - 12:19pm

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich


WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M. issued the following statement on the need for bipartisan, commonsense solutions to reduce gun violence in America:

"It is no secret that I am a passionate outdoorsman, hunter and supporter of the Second Amendment. It is my firmly held belief that law-abiding citizens should be able to own firearms for both sport and self-defense. That is not a political statement, it is simply who I am. 

"In our efforts to protect the established constitutional right of individual gun ownership though,

Los Alamos-lead Consortium Works To Enhance Fuel Cell Technology

on October 8, 2015 - 12:11pm

Rod Borup, left, and David Langlois simulate drive cycles on a fuel cell test station at LANL to understand how carbon corrosion affects catalyst stability. Balancing durability and cost is a key challenge for the success of hydrogen-powered electric cars. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Alternative energy key to greener future

Los Alamos National Laboratory is leading a Department of Energy - Fuel Cells Technologies Office-funded project to enhance the performance and durability of polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells, while simultaneously reducing their cost.

“The cost and durability of

Clear View Of Mount Sharp On Mars

on October 8, 2015 - 12:03pm

Photo credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

NASA News:

A composite image looking toward the higher regions of Mount Sharp on Mars was taken Sept. 9 by NASA's Curiosity rover.

In the foreground -- about 2 miles (3 kilometers) from the rover -- is a long ridge teeming with hematite, an iron oxide. Just beyond is an undulating plain rich in clay minerals. And just beyond that are a multitude of rounded buttes, all high in sulfate minerals. The changing mineralogy in these layers of Mount Sharp suggests a changing environment in early Mars, though all involve exposure to water billions of years ago.