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Los Alamos Participants Graduate From Leadership New Mexico’s 2017-2018 Core Program

on June 15, 2018 - 7:52am
Karen Bayless, Core Class of 2010, Lifetime Member, Co-Owner, Bayless Drilling Company, and Leadership New Mexico Core Program Curriculum Committee Chairman; Graduate Graig Newell of Los Alamos; and Doug Smith, Core Class of 2004, Executive Vice President, Presbyterian Medical Services. Courtesy photo
 
Karen Bayless, Core Class of 2010, Lifetime Member, Co-Owner, Bayless Drilling Company, and Leadership New Mexico Core Program Curriculum Committee Chairman; Graduate Terry Priestley of Los Alamos; and Doug Smith, Core Class of 2004, Executive Vice President, Presbyterian Medical Services.

Los Alamos National Laboratory And U.S. Army Working On Replacement For Toxic TNT

on June 14, 2018 - 11:38am

Chavez TNT Replacement: Explosives chemist David Chavez pours an example of melt-castable explosive into a copper mold at Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Technical Area 9. Courtesy/LANL

 

LANL News:

 

Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory in Aberdeen, Md., have developed a novel “melt-cast” explosive material that could be a suitable replacement for Trinitrotoluene, more commonly known as TNT.

 

“The Army and the Laboratory, through the Joint Munitions Program, have been looking for a TNT replacement,” said David Chavez, an explosives

Unauthorized Drone Flights Prohibited In LANL Restricted Airspace … Including ‘No Drone Zone’

on June 13, 2018 - 1:31pm

Map of FAA restricted airspace above Los Alamos National Laboratory (R-5101) and additional No Drone Zone (in red). Courtesy/LANL

 

LANL News:

  • Program at Los Alamos the model for other nuclear sites

Los Alamos National Laboratory, in collaboration with the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), has deployed a system to counter all unauthorized unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) over its restricted airspace and an additional FAA designated “No Drone Zone.”

 

The system is Government authorized and is currently in an operational

UNM-LA: Free Cyber-Puzzles Workshop For Girls

on June 11, 2018 - 11:38am

UNM-LA News:

Girls entering grades 7-11 in fall 2018 are invited to participate in a no-cost day-long computer security learning event at UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA).

The event, called Queen Of The Hill (QOTH) meets 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 16. QOTH is organized by Neale Pickett, a research scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

New Mexico Tech Reps. Visit Los Alamos June 18

on June 11, 2018 - 11:10am
NMT News:
 
New Mexico Tech representatives will be visiting Los Alamos the week of June 18. The purpose of the visit is to increase collaboration in both education and research.
 
The visit will kick off with an Alumni reception at 6 p.m., June 20 at Unquarked. The reception will include light hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be available. The alumni reception will be hosted by Dr. Stephen Wells (President), Dr. Douglas Wells (Vice President of Academic Affairs), Dr. Van Romero (Vice President of Research), and Dr. Lorie M.

Manhattan Project Experts Present Seminar: ‘Summer Of 1945: The Road To Trinity’ June 14

on June 11, 2018 - 5:12am

COMMUNITY News:

New Mexico’s role in developing the first atomic bomb will be explored through a series of presentations organized by Recursos, a Santa Fe-based educational organization, starting June 14.

The programs coincide with the Santa Fe Opera’s presentation of Doctor Atomic this summer, as well as related events and exhibits sponsored by the New Mexico History Museum and other organizations during 2018-19.

Doctor Atomic, which takes place in Los Alamos during the summer of 1945, focuses on developments leading up to the detonation of the first atomic bomb at the Trinity site

Udall, Heinrich, Luján Release Statement On Los Alamos National Laboratory M&O Contract Decision

on June 8, 2018 - 4:40pm

CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján responded to the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA) decision to award the management and operating contract for Los Alamos National Laboratory to Triad National Security, LLC, a group led by Battelle, the University of California, and the Texas A&M University System.

Udall is a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, including the subcommittee overseeing the Department of Energy's budget, and Heinrich serves on

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