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Virtual Los Alamos ScienceFest 2020 Starts Today!

ScienceFest News:

Virtual Los Alamos ScienceFest 2020 starts today.

  • Interactive Virtual Demos, Discussions, Lectures & More!

There are several ways to join as an attendee:​

1. Via the Mobile App – Download the Whova app for free, sign up for a free account. You’ll receive an access code and link by email for you to login via the Desktop Web App directly, if you later choose to use that platform instead of the mobile app.​

2. Use the Desktop Web App. Want to login from your computer? Plan ahead and register for ScienceFest here.* Then today, July 7 (ScienceFest Kickoff), login


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LANL: ‘Project Trinity: The Myth, The Legend, The Legacy’

LANL Historian Alan Carr

LANL News:

July 16 marks the 75th anniversary of the Trinity Test and the dawn of the Atomic Age.

Join Los Alamos National Laboratory Historian Alan Carr for a virtual talk “Project Trinity: The Myth, The Legend, The Legacy”, 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, as part of Los Alamos ScienceFest.

Discover the stories of selecting and preparing the site, the experiments leading up to the test, its lasting legacy, and why the site was named Trinity. Registration is required. Please register for the talk here.

The talk is brought to you by The Manhattan Project National Historical


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Acorn Woodpeckers Lifting Spirits Around Los Alamos

Acorn Woodpeckers spending time together Monday and lifting spirits around Los Alamos and in this tree on Barranca Mesa. Acorn Woodpeckers are very unusual woodpeckers that live in large groups, hoard acorns and breed cooperatively. Group members gather acorns by the hundreds and wedge them into holes they’ve made in a tree trunk or telephone pole. Acorn Woodpeckers also spend considerable time catching insects on the wing. Source: allaboutbirds.org. Photo by Selvi Viswanathan

Acorn Woodpeckers spotted Monday in a tree on Barranca Mesa. Photo by Selvi Viswanathan

Acorn Woodpeckers spotted


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SFNF Reports Safe And Fire-Free Holiday Weekend

No fire starts, reports of illegal fireworks or abandoned or illegal campfires on three of the five districts during the Fourth of July weekend on the Santa Fe National Forest. Photo by Michele Davis

SFNF News:

…Popular Forest Road 10 Reopens

SANTA FEThe Fourth of July weekend on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) was unexceptional in the best definition of the word:

  • No fire starts;
  • No reports of illegal fireworks; and
  • No abandoned or illegal campfires on three of the five districts.

Patrols did find 21 illegal and/or abandoned campfires on the Jemez Ranger District, and another three


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UbiQD And Solvay Announce Greenhouse Technology Development Partnership

Greenhouses with UbiGro® consistently produce larger crop yields by enhancing the spectral quality of sunlight. Courtesy/Solvay

BUSINESS News:

  • Cooperation focuses on developing and commercializing next-generation quantum dot-based specialty agricultural films for greenhouse coverings

LOS ALAMOS and BRUSSELS — UbiQD, Inc., an advanced materials company powering product innovations in agriculture, clean energy, and security, and the Solvay Group, announced today that they have agreed to partner on the development of next-generation luminescent greenhouse technology


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Daily Postcard: Buck Moon Illuminates Sky

The full moon illuminates the sky Sunday morning over White Rock. The full moon in July is called the Buck Moon, named after the new antlers that emerge from a buck’s forehead around this time of the year. It also is called Thunder Moon, Hay Moon and Wort Moon. On July 4 or 5, depending on your time zone, the Buck Moon turned a shade darker for many people in North and South America and Africa, as it is eclipsed by the Earth’s penumbral shadow during a penumbral lunar eclipse. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs


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Hookers And Stitchers Spotted In Rover Park Thursday

Members of the Hookers and Stitchers group spotted Thursday afternoon at Rover Park in White Rock. Pictured are Helena Whyte, back of Bev Edwards, Diana Langner and Ann Longmire. Additional members in attendance recently  include Carole Rinard, Helena Whyte, Edwina Matthews, Nancy Cope and more. The volunteers social distance, wear masks and get to enjoy visiting in person while stitching, knitting, crocheting and chatting, 1-3 p.m. Thursdays … all are welcome. Photo by Nancy Cope


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Updates From Local Land Managers At Virtual Nature On Tap

Join PEEC and Los Alamos Creative District at 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 6 for a virtual Nature On Tap event. This panel will feature representatives from local land management agencies. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Join the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) and Los Alamos Creative District for a virtual Nature On Tap event at 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 6.

Audience members will hear from some of our local land managers, who will give updates on the trails and open spaces that they help oversee. Eric Peterson of Los Alamos County, Scott McFarland of Bandelier National Monument, Jennifer Sublett


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Luján Applauds Passage Of Moving Forward Act

From the Office of U.S. Rep Ben Luján:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) applauded the passage Wednesday of the Moving Forward Act, which includes key provisions secured by the congressman to bolster broadband access, create economic opportunities, and safeguard the health and well being of New Mexicans. 

“COVID-19 continues to pose a threat to our economy as well as our health. Now is not the moment to take our foot off the gas when it comes to supporting struggling workers and families,” Luján said. “The Moving Forward Act makes strong investments to modernize America’s


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