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LANL: Ultrafast Measurements Explain Quantum Dot Voltage Drop

on March 22, 2017 - 9:50am

A femtosecond laser pulse launches a photocurrent transient in a quantum dot solid, which is time-resolved using ultrafast sampling electronics. This technique provides unprecedented insights into early time photoconductance in quantum dot assemblies for solar cells and photodetectors. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Insights pave way for solar cells and photodetectors based on tunable nanoparticles

Solar cells and photodetectors could soon be made from new types of materials based on semiconductor quantum dots, thanks to new insights based on ultrafast measurements capturing real-time

United Way Holds Annual Board Meeting At UNM-LA

on March 22, 2017 - 8:42am

The full board of United Way of Northern New Mexico gathered for its annual meeting Tuesday in the Lecture Hall at UNM-LA. Board members from left, President Steve Boerigter, LANL; Kristy Ortega; executive director United Way; Liddie Martinez, LANB market president; Treasurer Dr. Cynthia Rooney, CEO of UNM-LA; Marie Marroquin, United Way finance director; Valerie Martinez; vice president at Century Bank, Manuel Valdez, State Farm Insurance agent; Joseph Sanchez, CEO Jemez Mountains Electric Cooperative; Vice President Carol A.
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Letter To The Editor: What Is More Important, Knowing My Name Or Discussing The Facts?

on March 22, 2017 - 7:56am
By That Concerned Citizen Again
Los Alamos

Mr Visel, you are already the second person in town who does not seem to realize that you are supporting a threatening government that makes immigrants like me feel unsafe to show their face if they have a fact-based critical attitude about them (click this  link to read an exchange between Gerald Antos and Concerned Citizen a few weeks ago).

I find this surprising for a city like Los Alamos that most conservative people are silent about a lying and threatening government (e.g.

Mural Arts With Leland Chapin Mondays & Wednesdays

on March 22, 2017 - 7:44am

Zero DWI Arrests In Los Alamos Thanks To St. Patrick’s Day Buzz Bus And LAPD’s Saturation Patrols

on March 22, 2017 - 7:37am

COUNTY News:

St. Patrick’s Day 2017 was a safe one thanks to Atomic City Transit (ACT), the Los Alamos Police Department, and the Los Alamos DWI Planning Council.

The County's Buzz Bus offered safe rides 6 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. and 59 people took advantage of this free service. Charles Flowers, the ACT supervisor on duty, remarked that “Passengers were happy the service was available for their use, but more so were very happy other people were using it because it meant no drunk drivers on the road. What a great service the County of Los Alamos provides.”

In addition, the Los Alamos Police

On The Job In Los Alamos: TriState Care-Flight Helicopter Pilot Charles Smith

on March 22, 2017 - 7:29am

TriState Care-Flight EMS helicopter pilot Charles Smith is on the job Monday at Los Alamos Medical Center were he is waiting to transport paramedics and a patient. A retired 19-year US Army veteran, Smith has worked as a relief pilot for TriState for more than two years covering all bases in New Mexico. He and his wife are permanent RVers here in New Mexico. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

TriState Care-Flight EMS helicopter arrives Monday at Los Alamos Medical Center to pick up a patient. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Letter To The Editor: Signs Of The Times – A New PAC In Town

on March 22, 2017 - 7:12am

Starbucks To Open ‘Rural Prototype Store’ In Espanola

on March 22, 2017 - 6:58am

City officials and local dignitaries break ground with golden shovels Monday afternoon at the site of the first Starbucks to open in Espanola. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

ESPANOLA -- A new option for caffeine addicts will soon be available to area residents, with the official groundbreaking of a Starbucks coffee shop.

Monday afternoon a group of city officials and interested people gathered in the empty lot between Chili’s and Freddy’s to break ground on the latest group of businesses.

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Altherr Receives Dorothy Hoard Stewardship Award

on March 21, 2017 - 11:50pm
Friends of Bandelier Board members from left, Jonathan Creel, President Craig Martin, award recipient Michele Altherr and Bandelier Superintendent Jason Lott. Courtesy photo

Michele Altherr with a painting by Dorothy Hoard entitle 'Thunderstorm over Bandelier.' Courtesy photo

 

By TERRY FOXX
Friends of Bandelier
 
The Board of Friends of Bandelier have chosen Mountain Elementary School teacher Michele Altherr of Los Alamos to receive the 2017 Dorothy Hoard Stewardship Award.
 
Altherr was selected for her work with the children of Los Alamos and her many contributions to the

Local Democrats Hold County Convention

on March 21, 2017 - 10:53pm
The Los Alamos County Democratic Party held its annual convention Monday at UNM-LA. Officers were elected for two year terms for the three wards and at the County level. Current County Chair Robyn Schulz was elected chair and Grant Harding vice-chair. Taryn Nix and Michael Redondo were elected as representatives to the State Central Committee. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Los Alamos County Democratic Party Vice Chair Michael Redondo and Chair Robyn Schulz conduct Monday's Convention. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
County Councilor Antonio Maggiore, left, and

Senate Democrats On 2017 Legislative Session

on March 21, 2017 - 1:23pm
SENATE DEMOCRATS News:
 
On the most critical issues facing the Senate, including balancing both the FY17 and FY18 budget, the chamber acted in a bipartisan fashion to address the fiscal crisis in a responsible way that demonstrated the unity that continues to exist within the chamber.
 
Left with no easy solutions, legislators were called to make several difficult decisions necessary to the financial future of our state.

Letter To The Editor: A Fact Is A Fact And An ‘Alternative Fact’ Is At Least A Misrepresentation...

on March 21, 2017 - 1:22pm
By DENNIS LITTLE
Los Alamos
 
Mr. Visel, (letter)
 
Should I then assume that you gave no credibility to WikiLeaks with regard to all the supposed leaks of the DNC hacked emails? After all, they won't acknowledge who the "leaker" was although the director of the FBI has now stated the Russians used them to leak the information.
 
So far as whether the Main Stream Media is biased, you can believe as you so choose, but how is it that you think not only the US media but the INTERNATIONAL media is also biased?
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Heinrich, Udall Introduce Resolution To Honor Legacy Of Los Alamos National Laboratory On 75th Anniversary

on March 21, 2017 - 11:49am

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich:
  • The resolution urges the Secretary of the Navy to name the next U.S. Navy submarine “USS Los Alamos” in recognition of the contributions of Los Alamos National Laboratory, the people of Los Alamos, and nearby communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Today, U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich and Tom Udall introduced a resolution urging the Secretary of the Navy to name the next nuclear-powered submarine of the United States Navy “USS Los Alamos” to honor and recognize the contributions the residents of Los Alamos have made to the United States Navy.

“Los

Letter To The Editor: Anonymous Letters Lack Credibility

on March 21, 2017 - 11:22am
By ROBERT VISEL
Los Alamos

With respect to ““That” Concerned Citizen Again’s” letter that has “Exceptions” to my letter about Biased Media you have lost all credibility with your submission by not having the courage to have your real name posted alongside your letter (instead you use an alias) and so your words are meaningless.

Even though you are wrong on so many levels due to your own personal bias, your letter, as well as others that do the same, does not deserve a response because you are hiding behind this alias.

The Daily Post should change their Letter Writing policies to require

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Breaking The Supermassive Black Hole Speed Limit

on March 21, 2017 - 11:08am

Quasar growing under intense accretion streams. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

A new computer simulation helps explain the existence of puzzling supermassive black holes observed in the early universe. The simulation is based on a computer code used to understand the coupling of radiation and certain materials.

“Supermassive black holes have a speed limit that governs how fast and how large they can grow,” said Joseph Smidt of the Theoretical Design Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory, “The relatively recent discovery of supermassive black holes in the early development of the universe

Obituary: Melissa Gay (Wienke) Morrison Feb. 18, 1948 – March 16, 2017

on March 21, 2017 - 10:56am

MELISSA GAY (WIENKE) MORRISON Feb. 18, 1948 March 16, 2017

Melissa Gay (Wienke) Morrison, a resident of Los Alamos, New Mexico, passed away after battling many health problems on March 16, 2017. She was born on February 18, 1948 to Bonnie Jean and Ernest Henry Louis Wienke, Jr. 

She grew up in Homer, Illinois and graduated from Homer High School. Melissa went on to graduate from Patricia Stevens College in St. Louis, Missouri, before working at University Ford in Champagne, Illinois.

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LANL: Less Radiation In Inner Van Allen Belt Than Previously Believed

on March 21, 2017 - 7:55am

This artist’s rendering of the Van Allen Probes mission shows the path of its two spacecraft through the radiation belts that surround Earth, which are made visible in false color. Courtesy/NASA  

LANL News:

  • New study shows scientists the ‘snowflake in a rainstorm’

The inner Van Allen belt has less radiation than previously believed, according to a recent study in the Journal of Geophysical Research. Observations from NASA’s Van Allen probes show the fastest, most energetic electrons in the inner radiation belt are actually much rarer and harder to find than scientists expected.

Los Alamos Community Foundation Presents Media Communications Training For Nonprofits Thursday

on March 21, 2017 - 7:29am

Los Alamos Hockey Bantams Win Coyote Classic!

on March 21, 2017 - 6:47am
Champions, front row from left, Andrew Jeffrey, Ty Swavely, Daniel Fryer, Quintus Van de Water and Hayden Meadows. Champions, back row from left, Kevin Dors, Head Coach Dave Moulton, Ben Moulton, Sean Mitchell, Tyler Weiss, Cade Pimentel, Ray Guffee, Emily Moulton, Sam Bond, Assistant Coach Richard Van de Water and Assistant Coach Eric Dors. Photo by Deborah Guffee
 
Players pour water over Head Coach Dave Moulton ... if only they'd had a cooler full of Gatorade to celebrate their big win! Photo by Deborah Guffee
 
Champion Bantams line up for team recognition before the presentation of
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ATR President Grover Norquist To Keynote RGF Event

on March 21, 2017 - 6:18am

Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform. Courtesy photo

RGF News:

The Rio Grande Foundation (RGF) announces its keynote speaker this year is Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform (ATR). ATR is a taxpayer advocacy group he founded in 1985 at President Reagan’s request. ATR works to limit the size and cost of government and opposes higher taxes at the federal, state and local levels and supports tax reform that moves toward taxing consumed income one time at one rate.

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ATR organizes the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, which asks all candidates for

Daily Postcard: Deer Trap Mesa At Dusk

on March 21, 2017 - 5:47am

Daily Postcard: Deer Trap Mesa during a hike Monday at dusk. Photo by Jennifer Bartram

Scenes From YMCA’s Annual Red & Black Ball

on March 20, 2017 - 9:26pm
The Los Alamos YMCA Annual Red & Black Ball took place Saturday at Buffalo Thunder Resort. The evening included dinner, dancing and a silent and live auction. Family YMCA Board President Lou Santoro, center, thanks major donors for their contributions. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Shay Kendricks, Roger Waterman and YMCA Executive Director Linda Daly and Y staff attempt to decipher the name of the winner of a vaction to Kona from the raffle ticket. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
The gang from Los Alamos Medical Center, including Marketing Director Mary Beth

Letter To The Editor: Hold Press Accountable To Report Only Unbiased Truth

on March 20, 2017 - 9:08pm
By GREG WHITE
Los Alamos
 
What Freedom of the Press means and what people believe it means are two different things, and unfortunately for us the Founding Fathers were victims of a press run amok just as we are today.
 
Let’s start with what people believe it means and what it should mean which are the same. A press where news is real. Meaning the events actually happened.
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History On Tap: Robert Oppenheimer ... A Life Inside The Center Tuesday At Unquarked

on March 20, 2017 - 8:36pm

CREATIVE DISTRICT News:

Don’t miss History On Tap 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 21 at UnQuarked in Central Park Square.

The speaker is Ray Monk, author of Robert Oppenheimer: A Life Inside the Center. He also has written award-winning biographies of Ludwig Wittgenstein and Bertrand Russell. He is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Southampton, with research interests in the history of analytic philosophy, the philosophy of mathematics, and philosophical issues arising from the practice of biography. Professor Monk is the 2017 Miller Scholar at the Santa Fe Institute.

History On

LAFD Firefighter Kenny Martinez Wins Charity Fight

on March 20, 2017 - 7:53pm

Los Alamos Firefighter Kenny Martinez holds up his newly won belt following his win against Albuquerque police officer Thomas Zaleski. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Trainers celebrate LAFD Firefighter Kenny Martinez' win Saturday night. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

LAPD Firefighter Kenny Martinez lands a punch against APD Ofc. Thomas Zaleski during Saturday's fight to knock out poverty for kids. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

ALBUQUERQUE – Los Alamos Firefighter Kenny Martinez took on Albuquerque Police Ofc.

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