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LANL: Unique Imaging Of Dinosaur’s Skull Tells Evolutionary Tale

on August 15, 2017 - 4:19pm

A 3D image of Bistahieversor sealeyi, which was found in the Bisti Badlands in New Mexico and Imaged at Los Alamos' unique facilities. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Collaboration creates highest-resolution scan of a large tyrannosaur skull

Researchers using Los Alamos’ unique neutron-imaging and high-energy X-ray capabilities have exposed the inner structures of the fossil skull of a 74-million-year-old tyrannosauroid dinosaur nicknamed the Bisti Beast in the highest-resolution scan of tyrannosaur skull ever done.

Udall Delivers Keynote Address At New Mexico WRRI’s Annual Water Conference: 'Federal Water Policy And New Mexico: Our Progress And The Challenges Ahead’

on August 15, 2017 - 4:05pm

Discusses his legislation to improve water policy for New Mexico communities, including the 2017 New Mexico Drought Preparedness Act. Courtesy photo

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Tom Udall:

SOCORRO — Today, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall delivered the keynote address at New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute’s (WRRI) 62nd Annual N.M. Water Conference.

In his address, entitled "Federal Water Policy and New Mexico: Our Progress and the Challenges Ahead," Udall discussed the current water challenges facing New Mexico, including climate change, innovative solutions and opportunities for making

FBI: Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo Man Heads To Prison

on August 15, 2017 - 3:40pm

FBI News:
  • Defendant Prosecuted as Part of Federal Initiative to Address Epidemic Incidence of Violence Against Native Women

ALBUQUERQUE – Peter Calvert-Cata, 21, a member and resident of Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo, was sentenced Monday in Federal Court in Albuquerque to 48 months in prison followed by 10 years of supervised release for his conviction on a sexual assault charge. He also will be required to register as a sex offender.

 

Calvert-Cata was arrested Nov. 18, 2016, on a criminal complaint charging him with aggravated sexual abuse.

NIST: ‘W’eird Signals: Listening In On The Eclipse

on August 15, 2017 - 3:12pm
Earth's ionosphere. Courtesy/NASA
 
NIST News:
 
Two years ago, I had never heard of the WWVB radio station. Today, it’s one of my favorites, but that’s not because it broadcasts a pleasant mix of Top 40 hits. (It doesn’t.) 
 
WWVB is a low-frequency station, operated by NIST, that provides precise time information to radio-controlled clocks across North America.

Supernova Hunters: ‘Get Them Young’

on August 15, 2017 - 9:30am

Bright blue dot: Supernovae such as SN 2017cbv appear as "stars that weren't there before," which is why multiple images taken over time are necessary to reveal their true identity. SN 2017cbv lies in the outskirts of a spiral galaxy called NGC 5643 that lies about 55 million light-years away and has about the same diameter as the Milky Way (~100,000 light-years). Data are from the Las Cumbres Observatory Global Supernova Project and the Carnegie-Irvine Galaxy Survey. Courtesy/B.J. Fulton/Caltech)

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Heinrich: Fifth Anniversary Of DACA Implementation

on August 15, 2017 - 9:26am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) released the following statement to mark the 5th anniversary of the implementation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which allows undocumented immigrants, known as DREAMers, who arrived in the United States as children to apply for temporary protection from deportation: 
 
“In the five years since its implementation, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) has changed the lives of some of our brightest students and veterans who have come out of the shadows to earn an education,

FBI: New Mexico State Police Capture Albuquerque Man Wanted For Bank Robbery

on August 15, 2017 - 9:09am
FBI News:
 
The New Mexico State Police located Dennis Saavedra during a traffic stop in Española on August 12, 2017 and turned him over to the FBI. Saavedra is expected to have an initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque Monday, Aug. 14, 2017.
 
Previous news release, issued Wednesday:
 
The FBI is looking for Dennis Anthony Saavedra, 34, of Albuquerque, who is wanted for bank robbery.
 
On Aug. 3, 2017, a federal arrest warrant was issued by the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico, after Saavedra was charged with bank robbery.
 
Saavedra is

AG Balderas Statement On Virginia Crisis

on August 15, 2017 - 8:13am
AG News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Attorney General Hector Balderas released the following statement in response to the Virginia white supremacy crisis:
 
"The First Amendment should not be weaponized to terrorize Americans and our condolences are with the Commonwealth of Virginia," said Attorney General Hector Balderas. "New Mexicans stand united against hatred and bigotry."
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