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DOE Awards $62 Million in Contracts to Accelerate Development of ‘Extreme Scale’ Supercomputers

on August 7, 2012 - 6:56am

Sequoia, an IBM supercomputer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in California, was on June 18, 2012 named No. 1 in the TOP500, a list of the world's fastest supercomputers. Here, Sequoia is installed in LLNL’s Terascale Simulation Facility in April 2012. Courtesy/LLNL

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LANL Sets Waste Shipping Record for Fourth Consecutive Year

on August 6, 2012 - 7:21pm

LANL News:

Los Alamos National Laboratory has set another record for shipments of transuranic waste in a single fiscal year. Here, the Laboratory’s 172nd shipment leaves the Laboratory on Aug. 2, headed for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. Courtesy/LANL

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  • Lab has sent 172 shipments so far this year; aiming for 200 by Sept. 30

For the fourth consecutive year, Los Alamos National Laboratory’s TRU Waste Program has shipped a record number of transuranic (TRU) waste shipments to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad, N.M, for permanent disposal.

The Laboratory’s 172nd

'CBS This Morning' Features Los Alamos in National Historic Park Video

on August 6, 2012 - 5:15pm

The V-Site buildings and nearby Gun Site are the last significant structures still standing at Los Alamos associated with the development and assembly of the world's first nuclear devices. Courtesy photo

On Monday, the CBS This Morning Show ran an interesting video segment on the topic of the potential Manhattan Project National Historic Park. Los Alamos was a key feature of the story.

Click the following link to read the story and view the video: "Atom bomb historic sites may become national park."

LANL Access Restrictions Lifted

on August 6, 2012 - 4:02pm

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Effective 3:30 p.m. today, Los Alamos National Laboratory has lifted access restrictions.

Vehicle access points on West Jemez Road will be open to non-badge holders, who remain subject to normal security rules regarding weapons or other prohibited items.

Curiosity Made it to Mars!

on August 6, 2012 - 2:53pm
Curiosity made it to Mars! There was restrained clapping and a big sigh of relief in the audience of some 400 people gathered at the Los Alamos National Laboratory's Bradbury Science Museum Sunday night when NASA announced Curiosity had landed on Mars. Photo by TK Thompson/
The NASA commentator provided a lively blow-by-blow of the Rover's journey to Mars on the big screen in the Bradbury Science Museum's auditorium Sunday night. Photo by TK Thompson/
The first thumbnail photo from Curiosity on Mars shows a wheel on the ground. Photo by TK

LANL Protesters Released From Jail

on August 6, 2012 - 2:28pm

From left, Catherine Euler, Cathie Sullivan, Janet Greenwald, Benjamin (Summer) Abbott, Barbara Grothus and Pamela Gilchrist have been released on their own recognizance from the Los Alamos County Detention Facility after being issued criminal citations to appear in court. The six protesters were arrested this morning at Los Alamos National Laboratory and charged with trespassing, failure to obey a lawful order and obstructing traffic. Photo by Greg Kendall/

Security lined the parking structure at Los Alamos National Laboratory this morning in preparation for today's protest.

Demonstrators Move Protest From LANL to Jail

on August 6, 2012 - 11:05am

Protesters marched from Los Alamos National Laboratory this morning to the Los Alamos County Detention Center to chant and show solidarity for six of their members arrested earlier today for blocking traffic near the entrance to LANL. Photo by Greg Kendall/