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LANL Has Closed Due to Dangerous Road Conditions

on December 14, 2012 - 8:41am

Los Alamos National Laboratory has closed as of 8:30 a.m. today due to adverse road conditions caused by heavy snow falling on the area. Employees are asked to leave the Lab now. For more information, call LANL's Closures, Delays and Emergency Hotline at (877) 723-4101. Courtesy/LANL

LANL Scientists Honored for Helping Small Businesses

on December 13, 2012 - 6:57am

Harshini Mukundan of Los Alamos National Laboratory. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists Harshini Mukundan of the Physical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy group and Mark E. Smith of the Chemical Diagnostics and Engineering group received Principal Investigator Excellence (PIE) Awards from the New Mexico Small Business Assistance program (NMSBA) for assisting several New Mexico small businesses.

Los Alamos National Security, LLC, (LANS) the NMSBA and Northern New Mexico Connect sponsored the recognition event.

Mukundan was recognized for the assistance she

LANL's Piotr Zelenay Wins Research Award

on December 13, 2012 - 6:46am

Piotr Zelenay. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

Piotr Zelenay of Los Alamos National Laboratory's Sensors and Electrochemical Devices group has won the 2012 Research Award presented by the Energy Technology Division of The Electrochemical Society.

The award recognizes Zelenay’s “outstanding and original contributions to the science and technology of energy-related research areas that include scientific and technological aspects of fossil fuels and alternative energy sources, energy management and environmental consequences of energy utilization.”

The award includes a monetary prize and membership in

Luján Urges Congressional Leaders to Support Labs During Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

on December 13, 2012 - 6:34am
  • Lujan Will Co-Chair New National Lab Caucus to Highlight Importance of Labs to National Competitiveness

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District sent a letter to Congressional leaders today urging them to resolve the fiscal cliff in a manner that prevents damaging funding cuts to the national laboratories, including Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories.

In the letter, Luján highlights the important role these labs have played in providing cutting-edge research and innovation for applications ranging from national security to the Mars rover and renewable

Gell-Mann Presents 'The Gods Must Be Crazy'

on December 12, 2012 - 8:49pm

SFI News:

The 2012 Science On Screen series wraps up at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, with Murray Gell-Mann's presentation of Jamie Uys’ groundbreaking 1980 comedy The Gods Must Be Crazy.

The event takes place at the Center for Contemporary Arts, 1050 Old Pecos Trail in Santa Fe.

In the movie, a wayward Coca-Cola bottle upsets the balance in a utopian African village, setting off a chain of unlikely events, including bewildering (and hilarious) confrontations with “modern culture.”

Gell-Mann, a Nobel laureate, physicist, complexity pioneer, world traveler, and Santa Fe Institute icon will

NNSA, Los Alamos County Revised Fire Protection Agreement a Win-Win

on December 12, 2012 - 11:02am

Shaking hands recently on a modified Cooperative Fire Protection Agreement are from left, LASO's Kevin Smith, Fire Chief Troy Hughes and County Administrator Harry Burgess. Courtesy/LAC


The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and the Los Alamos Fire Department (LAFD) recently modified the Cooperative Fire Protection Agreement to ensure world-class emergency response capabilities for Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and Los Alamos County.

County Administrator Harry Burgess and Manager Kevin Smith of NNSA’s Los Alamos Site Office signed the agreement

LANL's Dr. Wingo Introduces Rotarians to the Power of Domestic Honeybees

on December 12, 2012 - 10:31am

Dr. Bob Wingo discusses the power of bees as Rotary President Linda Hull and her husband Robert Hull of Los Alamos Technical Associates (LATA) listen at right. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Staff Report

The incredible power of bees as a detection tool was literally the buzz among many Rotarians assembled for a lunchtime presentation Tuesday at the Dixie Girl Restaurant in downtown Los Alamos.

Dr. Robert M. Wingo, the Environmental Science and Engineering Team Leader for the Chemical Diagnostics and Engineering Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory delivered the talk.