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PBS Science Café: Invisible Universe Revealed

on July 9, 2017 - 7:44pm

Hubble launched in 1990 and has taken fascinating images like this one since then. Courtesy/NASA

PEEC News:

The Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium is hosting presentation on one of NASA’s most ambitious experiments. After watching NOVA: Invisible Universe Revealed, Dr. Rick Wallace of Los Alamos will discuss the astronomical significance of the Hubble’s findings, including cosmic expansion and supermassive black holes. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to uncover the invisible mysteries of our Universe.

Wallace has a Ph.D.

Military Order of World Wars Hosts Picnic July 18

on July 9, 2017 - 6:47am

MOWW News:

This month’s meeting of the Military Order of World Wars (MOWW) is Tuesday, July 18. The meeting also is the MOWW annual picnic at the Los Alamos County Sheriff’s Posse Shack on North Mesa.

This Month's speaker is LANL scientist Rick Wallace. He will discuss the astronomical significance of the sun, summer solstice and its resulting seasons. He also will talk about eclipses, especially the one Aug. 21 that will cross the United States.

Note the change in location for this month only. The Posse Shack on North Mesa Road.

Robert Winkel Charged With Criminal Damage To Property At LANL

on July 9, 2017 - 6:43am
Los Alamos Daily Post

A Los Alamos National Laboratory employee has been charged with criminal damage of more than $1,000 to property belonging to another Lab employee following an investigation conducted by Los Alamos Police Det. Sgt. James Rodriguez and Lab investigators.

Robert Winkel of Los Alamos is slated for an Aug.

Atomic Heritage Foundation Collaborates With Local Partners To Preserve Oral History Of Manhattan Project

on July 8, 2017 - 9:42am
Painting at El Convento in Española commemorating local contributions to the Manhattan Project. Courtesy photo
Washington, D.C. – “It was an entirely different world,” Eulalia “Eula” Quintana Newton remembered, describing life in the northern Rio Grande valley before the coming of the Manhattan Project. “Our lives changed entirely.” 

The Manhattan Project, the top-secret World War II effort to build an atomic bomb, had a profound impact on the communities of northern New Mexico.

LANL: Hazmat Challenge Tests Responders’ Skills

on July 7, 2017 - 5:12pm

​Members of the Las Cruces Fire Department look over the Stinger Operation prior to the competition at the 21st annual Hazmat Challenge July 10-14 at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Teams have the opportunity to work with tools, look over the area, and get a general feel for what they will be doing. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News: 

Ten hazardous materials response teams from New Mexico, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Missouri will test their skills in a series of graded, timed exercises at the 21st annual Hazmat Challenge July 10-14 at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

“The Hazmat Challenge provides a

LANL: A Universal Biosensor For Infectious Disease

on July 7, 2017 - 12:06pm

LANL News:

With increased travel and globalization, the spread of new diseases has become a threat to global health—and global security. Whether in a rural village or an urban medical clinic, healthcare workers need diagnostics that provide answers then and there, for any disease, in order to effectively treat individual patients or widespread outbreaks.

That’s why Harshini Mukundan and her team at Los Alamos National Laboratory are working to develop a universal biosensor.

“If we are able to mimic the body’s immune recognition in the laboratory, we could have a universal strategy for the

Four Local Experts Discuss Recent Discoveries In Astronomy At Nature On Tap Thursday

on July 4, 2017 - 8:40am
PEEC News: 
The community is invited to discuss the latest findings in astronomy Thursday at Nature on Tap.
Local astronomers and astrophysicists Dr. Joyce Guzik, Dr. Paul Arendt, Dr. Galen Gisler and Dr. Steve Becker will provide an engaging discussion about black holes, the upcoming solar eclipse, NASA's latest probes, the moons of Jupiter and Saturn, the night sky and upcoming planetarium shows.
Nature on Tap is part of a series of conversations about art, history, nature and science. PEEC is hosting Thursday's talk 5:30-7 p.m. at UnQuarked in Central Park Square.