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DerbyCon 2019: Finish Line – ‘Don’t Cry Because It’s Over, Smile Because It Happened’

on September 15, 2019 - 3:32pm
Opening ceremony at DerbyCon, the InfoSec conference Sept. 6-8 in Louisville, Ky. Photo by Becky Rutherford
 
DerbyCon panel on ‘DerbyCon Story Time’. Photo by Becky Rutherford
 
By BECKY RUTHERFORD
Los Alamos

I’ve been in cybersecurity for a little over a year, and I decided it was about time I went to an InfoSec conference.

Defcon/Black Hat in Vegas sounded intimidatingly huge; I wanted something less terrifying. A friend suggested DerbyCon.

Daily Postcard: Harvest Moon Viewed From White Rock

on September 13, 2019 - 4:54am

Daily Postcard: A rare sighting of the Harvest Moon viewed at about 1:48 a.m. today from White Rock. The Harvest Moon is the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox, the beginning of fall, which this year is Sept. 23. It’s different from other full moons because it rises at roughly the same time for several nights running, giving more light. According to Farmers’ Almanac contributing astronomer Joe Rao, this combination is typically a once-in-a-20-year occurrence, but unfortunately, you’ll have to wait even longer than usual for your next chance to see it in the U.S.

LAHS Student Aims To End Malnutrition In The World

on September 12, 2019 - 8:33am
Havard University student Garyk Brixi and Los Alamos High School student Lillian Peterson at the International Science Fair in May in Phoenix, Ariz. Courtesy photo
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Malnutrition is the leading cause of death for children globally and Lillian Petersen, a senior at Los Alamos High School, along with her partner Garyk Brixi of Maryland, is doing something about it.

They created computer software that can help inform aid organizations on the most effective way to treat malnourished children.

Los Alamos Arts Council Looking To Make History

on September 12, 2019 - 8:14am

A scene from the 2018 Pumpkin Glow on the lawn at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Mairen Hoch/ladailypost.com

COMMUNITY News:

Los Alamos Arts Council is striving to make world history.

At 2:45 p.m. Oct. 26, the local arts organization will invite 1,300 citizens of Los Alamos and surrounding communities to attempt to break the current Guinness World Record for “Most People Carving Pumpkins Simultaneously.”

To ensure that it meets the goal of 1,300 pumpkins carved simultaneously, the arts council strongly recommends that participants be at least 10 years old.

Science On Tap: Earthquake Forecasting Sept. 16

on September 11, 2019 - 3:37pm

Feynman Postdoctoral Fellow Daniel Trugman. Courtesy/LANL

Los Alamos Creative District News: 

The community is invited to join the Bradbury Science Museum and the Los Alamos Creative District for Science On Tap at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16 at projectY cowork, 150 Central Park Square.

This “On Tap” features a conversation with Daniel Trugman, a Feynman Postdoctoral Fellow with the Lab’s Earth and Environmental Sciences Division.

In the United States, earthquakes are the most frequent natural disaster. While the U.S.

Sept. 11, 2001 ... Never Forgotten

on September 11, 2019 - 8:50am

Courtesy image

By The Editors Of history.com:

Sept. 11, 2001, 19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al Qaeda hijacked four airplanes and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States.

Two of the planes were flown into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, a third plane hit the Pentagon just outside Washington, D.C., and the fourth plane crashed in a field in Shanksville, Penn.

Almost 3,000 people were killed during the 9/11 terrorist attacks, which triggered major U.S.

Daily Postcard: Recently Dedicated Plaque For Eagle Sculpture Pays Tribute To Local Cold War Veterans

on September 11, 2019 - 6:48am

Daily Postcard: This plaque recently dedicated for the eagle sculpture adjacent to the U.S. Post Office on Central Avenue recognizes the contributions of citizens and veterans of Los Alamos and surrounding communities who served the nation during the Cold War. Photo by John Ruminer

Los Alamos Bioscientist Harshini Mukundan Selected AAAS IF/THEN Ambassador

on September 9, 2019 - 6:55pm

Los Alamos bioscientist Harshini Mukundan is being inducted into the American Association for the Advancement of Science and IF/THEN STEM ambassador program. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Los Alamos bioscientist notes deep commitment to STEM outreach goals

Los Alamos National Laboratory bioscientist Harshini Mukundan has been selected as one of the 125 AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) IF/THEN Ambassadors.

LANL: Discover Lightning’s Electrifying Truth At Free Public Talks In Los Alamos, Santa Fe, Albuquerque

on September 9, 2019 - 6:21pm

LANL physicist Tess Light will discuss lightning at free public talks starting Sept. 11. Photo by Rob Lang Photography

LANL News:

  • Tess Light of Los Alamos National Laboratory discusses those bright cracks across the sky at Frontiers in Science talks in Los Alamos, Santa Fe and Albuquerque

Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist Tess Light will discuss the beauty and mystery of lightning at three Frontiers in Science public talks starting Sept. 11 in Santa Fe. 

 

“On any given day lightning flashes nearly 4 million times across the earth,” said Light, a physicist at the Laboratory.

Military Order Of The World Wars Meets Sept. 17

on September 9, 2019 - 6:47am

MOWW News:

This month’s meeting of the Military Order of the World Wars is Tuesday, Sept. 17.

The guest speaker is Cathy Hadley, RHIT of Los Alamos Medical Center.

Hadley has been in the health care industry since 1979. Starting as a transcriptionist, she worked her way to director of Health Information Management (Medical Records) in Linton, Ind. During her time there she was a part of the planning team forming the hospital’s first Emergency Operations Plan.

Hadley moved in June of 2016 to Los Alamos to serve as director of Health Information Management at LAMC.

Scenes From African Library Project Send Off Event

on September 8, 2019 - 8:11am

A crowd gathers Wednesday near Sullivan Field to send local volunteer Sharon Allan off to New Orleans in a van loaded with books for Africa as part of the African Library Project. The project is dedicated to changing lives book by book by starting libraries in rural Africa. This grassroots approach mobilizes U.S. volunteers, young and old, to organize book drives and ship books to start or improve a library in Africa. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Builders Club members in the van with the boxes of books and Sharon Allen, a prime mover and volunteer in the African Library Project.

NOAA Satellite Image: Hurricane Dorian Early Sept. 7

on September 7, 2019 - 12:32pm

NOAA GEOS Public Domain satellite image of Hurricane Dorian off the US east coast, AM Sept. 7 2019, enhancement and preparation by David A. Ponton, wildearthlight.com

Scenes From Los Alamos Historical Society Eagle Sculpture Dedication In Honor Of Cold War Veterans

on September 7, 2019 - 7:12am

A crowd gathers Friday afternoon to help the Los Alamos Historical Society dedicate the eagle sculpture at the entrance of Central Park Square. The sculpture was dedicated in honor of the veterans of the Cold War. The dedication was held in conjunction with the opening of the History Museum's temporary exhibit, 'Test Tube Community: Constructing Normalcy in Cold War Los Alamos'. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Historical Society Executive Director Liz Martineau makes the opening remarks during the dedication ceremony.

2020 Breakthrough Prize Honors Los Alamos Astrophysicists For Work On First Black Hole Image

on September 6, 2019 - 5:35pm

Los Alamos National Laboratory Astrophysicist Benjamin Ryan. Courtesy/LANL

 

Los Alamos National Laboratory Astrophysicist George Wong. Courtesy/LANL

 

LANL News:

  • International team wins ‘Oscar of Science’ for using eight radio telescopes from around the world to resolve image of a supermassive black hole in a distant galaxy

Los Alamos National Laboratory astrophysicists Benjamin Ryan and George Wong are members of the Event Horizon Telescope team that just won the 2020 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics for creating the first image of a black hole.

“The observations themselves

NOAA Satellite Images: Hurricane Dorian Early Sept. 6

on September 6, 2019 - 8:56am

NOAA GEOS Public Domain satellite image of Hurricane Dorian, early morning Sept. 6, 2019, enhancement and preparation by David A. Ponton, wildearthlight.com

NOAA GEOS Public Domain satellite image of Hurricane Dorian along the SE USA coastline, hours before sunrise Sept. 6, 2019, enhancement and preparation by David A. Ponton,  wildearthlight.com

Scenes From U.S. Sen. Tom Udall Tour Of Successful Tech Transfer Company UbiQD In Los Alamos

on September 5, 2019 - 3:15pm

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall came to Los Alamos Wednesday to tour the facilities of Ubiquitous Quantum Dots (UbiQD), a successful tech transfer company at the forefront of LCD innovation at 134 Eastgate Dr. Here Sen. Udall chats with UbiQD CEO Hunter McDaniel, center, Council Vice Chair Pete Sheehey, third from right, and Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation Executive Director Patrick Sullivan, left. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall during a tour Wednesday at UbiQD. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

U.S. Sen.

Scenes From U.S. Sen. Udall Visit To Successful Tech Transfer Facilities Pebble Labs And NMC Wednesday

on September 5, 2019 - 2:43pm

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall visited Los Alamos Wednesday to tour the facilities of successful tech transfer companies Pebble Labs and the New Mexico Consortium (NMC) Biological Laboratory at 100 Entrada Dr. Udall has long worked to promote tech transfer initiatives that bolster New Mexico’s economy. From left, Pebble Labs CEO Michael Harrison, Sen. Udall, Pebble Labs Chief Science Officer Dr. Richard Sayre and NMC Executive Director Dr. Steven Buelow. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

U.S. Sen.

NOAA Satellite Image: Hurricane Dorian Early Sept. 5

on September 5, 2019 - 8:34am
NOAA GEOS Public Domain satellite image of Hurricane Dorian, early morning Sept. 5, 2019, enhancement and preparation by David A. Ponton, wildearthlight.com

World Futures Institute: Energy Part Four

on September 5, 2019 - 8:08am
By ANDY ANDREWS
Los Alamos World Futures Institute
 
In “Energy – Part Three” we looked at the distribution of stored energy in the form of gasoline and of “stuff” we need in our daily lives.
 
Related to this were the financial impacts on our personal budgets because of the costs of new forms of transportation and indirect costs of stuff because of increased distribution expenses.

For example, one gallon of gasoline weights about six pounds and it must be moved (distributed) from the refinery to the gas station. This is 3.217 kilograms in the metric system.

NOAA Satellite Image: Hurricane Dorian Early Sept. 4

on September 4, 2019 - 9:12am

NOAA GEOS Public Domain satellite image of Hurricane Dorian, early morning Sept. 4, 2019, enhancement and preparation by David A. Ponton, wildearthlight.com

NOAA Satellite Image: Hurricane Dorian Early Today

on September 3, 2019 - 8:57am
NOAA GEOS Public Domain satellite image of Hurricane Dorian, early morning Sept. 3, 2019, enhancement and preparation by David A. Ponton, wildearthlight.com

Letter To The Editor: Response To Serna Position Paper

on September 3, 2019 - 8:11am
By RICHARD NEBEL
Los Alamos

This is a response to one part of Marco Serna’s economic position paper, in particular to his statements on the trade war with China. The “International pressure” approach that he espouses was tried for eight years during the Obama administration and got nowhere. All that is going to do is result in a lot of talk, and no substance. 

However, there is a far more significant problem going on in China today that the public is largely unaware of. One year ago, the Chinese had about one billion hogs in their swine herd.

Tea And Fashion Show Fundraiser Features Modeling By Community Leaders; Benefits Home Building Mission

on September 3, 2019 - 7:46am

The Jeff Favorite family enjoying tea at last year's Tea and Fashion Show. Photo by Jennifer Neil

A young house builder in Juarez helps the team build his home. Photo by Lynn Finnegan

TOTH News:

It’s time to dust off the hat and gloves and have some fun. Trinity on the Hill’s annual Tea and Fashion Show, coming up at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 at 3900 Trinity Dr., promises to be a gala event.

In addition to sipping tea and enjoying a scrumptious menu of sweets and savories, attendees will be treated to a fashion show featuring local “celebrities”.

“Our fashion show, with all the

NOAA Satellite Image Of Hurricane Dorian Eye Over Bahamas Early Today

on September 2, 2019 - 8:33am

NOAA GEOS Public Domain satellite image of Hurricane Dorian, eye over the Bahamas early this morning, Sept. 2, 2019, enhancement and preparation by David A. Ponton, wildearthlight.com

NOAA Satellite Image Of Hurricane Dorian Today

on September 1, 2019 - 9:07am

NOAA GEOS Public Domain satellite image of Hurricane Dorian off the SE US coast, AM Sept. 1, 2019, enhancement and preparation by David A. Ponton, wildearth.com

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