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LANL: One Step Closer To Understanding Explosive Sensitivity With Molecule Design

on April 18, 2018 - 9:27am

LANL scientists from left, Daniel Preston, Virginia Manner and Geoff Brown prepare a drop-weight impact test on an explosive PETN derivative. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

Explosives have an inherent problem – they should be perfectly safe for handling and storage but detonate reliably on demand. Using computer modeling and a novel molecule design technique, scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory have replaced one “arm” of an explosive molecule to help unravel the first steps in the detonation process and better understand its sensitivity – how easily it begins a violent reaction.

“It

LAHS Students Shine At National Latin Exam

on April 18, 2018 - 9:07am
Los Alamos High School award winning students on National Latin Exam. Courtesy photo
 
Los Alamos High School award winning students on National Latin Exam. Courtesy photo
 
LAHS News:
 
In March, Latin students at Los Alamos High School participated in the 2018 National Latin Exam. Four students won gold medals, Four students won silver medals and sixstudents earned Magna Cum Laude certificates. Overall, 22 students won a medal or certificate.
 

Gold Summa Cum Laude Medal Winners

  • Latin I: William McTeigue
  • Latin II: Jessica Thompson, Anna Lemke, Elijah White
 
Silver Maxima Cum

33rd Annual Home Building Trip To Mexico

on April 18, 2018 - 8:34am
Members and friends of the United Church of Los Alamos and the Unitarian Universalist Church built three houses during spring break for needy families in Mexico. Photo by Keith Lewis
 
UCLA News:
 
Randy and Laura Erickson have been on trips to build homes in Mexico during spring break for decades. The 33rd annual trip took place at the end of March with 75 campers headed to build three homes for those less fortunate.
 
Since 1986, volunteers have built the equivalent of 149 homes.
 
“The Mexico 2018 trip went very well,” Laura said.

LAHS Senior Ruby Selvage Honored With 2018 Prudential Spirit Of Community Award

on April 17, 2018 - 4:49pm

LAHS senior Ruby Selvage is honored for her volunteer service with a 2018 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. LAHS Principal Carter Payne nominated her for this prestigious award. Courtesy/LAHS

LAHS News:

Los Alamos High School senior Ruby Selgage has been honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a Certificate of Excellence from The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, and with a President’s Volunteer Service Award.

Presented annually by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), The Prudential Spirit of Community

Udall, Heinrich, Pearce Urge USPS To Maintain Permanent Post Office In Pie Town

on April 17, 2018 - 4:11pm

The Post Office in Pie Town, N.M. Courtesy photo

 

New Mexico Congressional Delegation News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce sent a letter to Postmaster General Megan Brennan to express concerns with the temporary suspension of operations at the post office in Pie Town, N.M. and urged the United States Postal Service (USPS) to keep a permanent post office open in Pie Town.

USPS recently announced that beginning close of business on April 27, 2018, operations at the Pie Town Post Office will be temporarily suspended due to the condition of

April Is Underage Drinking Prevention Month

on April 17, 2018 - 4:00pm

COUNTY News:

April is Underage Drinking Prevention month and April 21 is highlighted as a reminder to parents to talk with their kids about alcohol.

According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, young people who drink are:

  • More likely to be victims of crime, to be in accidents, and to struggle in school;
  • More likely to be sexually active; and
  • Four times more likely to become dependent on alcohol.

Despite the data on the effects of early alcohol use, many parents still believe drinking in the home is a safe alternative.

LANL’s Highest Honor Bestowed On Four Scientists

on April 17, 2018 - 9:40am

Winners of the Los Alamos Medal, the Laboratory’s highest honor, from left, Larry Deaven, Robert Moyzis, Scott Cram and Howard Menlove. Courtesy/LANL

Laboratory Director Terry C. Wallace, Jr., presents Howard Menlove with the Los Alamos Medal. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Los Alamos Medal Awardees Honored For Exceptional Work

Four Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists were honored at the Los Alamos Medal ceremony Thursday, April 12, for their distinguished achievements that have impacted the success of the Laboratory, and consequently the nation, either through mission accomplishments or

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