Los Alamos National Laboratory physicist Cristiano Nisoli. Courtesy/LANL
- ‘Spindoctors’ note that topological order, associated with quantum mechanics, also applies to classical material called artificial spin ice
Physicists have identified a new state of matter whose structural order operates by rules more aligned with quantum mechanics than standard thermodynamic theory. In a classical material called artificial spin ice, which in certain phases appears disordered, the material is actually ordered, but in a “topological” form.
“Our research shows for the first time
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Signs of spring are spotted Saturday during a brief tour around White Rock. Here two enterprising young men set up shop on Bryce Street and sell lemonade to passersby. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
A sprinkler showers thirsty flowers and grass at this home on Rover Boulevard. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
This weeping willow tree is turning green on Aster Street. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Pink blossoms fill this tree on Rover Boulevard. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Colorful pinwheels whirl in the breeze at this home on Aragon. Photo by Carol A.
By Timothy A. Glasco, Utilities Manager
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On April 10 the Board of Public Utilities and the County Council will convene to consider approval of a Power Sales Contract (PSC) with the Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS) organization, to continue our participation in the Carbon Free Power Project. This will be the world’s first small modular nuclear reactor power generation plant. Located in Idaho, this 600MW facility is scheduled to be operational by 2027.
Over the past four years a fatal flaw analysis was conducted, and the project was discussed
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PEEC and local geology enthusiast Patrick Rowe are leading a hike Saturday, April 7 in the Rio Puerco, near Los Lunas. Participants can expect to see a wide variety of colorful rock specimens along the way. Courtesy/PEEC
The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) and geology enthusiast Patrick Rowe are hosting a special half-day hike Saturday, April 7 in the Rio Puerco near Los Lunas.
The group meets at 9 a.m. in Los Lunas. Space is limited, and registration is required.
The Rio Puerco is a tributary of the Rio Grande and carries rocks and sediments from formations that
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Rely on the Value and Vices of Democracy’s Watchdogs
Our nation is founded on the enterprise of watchdogs. It is why we have three branches of government. It is why the first amendment guarantees freedom of barking, er… speech.
Furry watchdogs, too, are very valuable. They guard a home better than police, alarm boxes, barred windows and gates with passcodes. Furry watchdogs never get distracted, fall behind in their work, or quit working if the electricity goes off. They rarely get disgruntled with the job or
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The Milky Way. Photo by Elena Giorgi
The community is invited to take an interactive tour of the heavens that highlights the planets, star patterns, constellations, and deep sky objects that might be observed during the month of April. This event is 7 p.m. Friday, April 6 in the Planetarium at the Los Alamos Nature Center, 2600 Canyon Dr.
Dr. Paul Arendt will discuss selected objects outlined in star chart handouts that will be given to the audience. The program will end with a brief presentation on several recent solar system phenomena announced by NASA and
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New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) is expected to propose a civil penalty against Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) for storage of two hazardous waste containers for more than the 90-day storage time limit in central accumulation storage areas and three hazardous waste containers over the one-year storage time in a permitted unit.
LANL notified NMED Feb. 1 of the noncompliance issues and NMED has since determined that LANL has violated the New Mexico Hazardous Waste Management Regulations (20.4.1 NMAC) and the Lab’s
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AG Balderas To EPA Administrator Pruitt: ‘If EPA Fails To Enforce A Critical Landfill Methane Regulation, We Will See You In Court’
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