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UNM-Los Alamos Advisory Board Meets Virtually Jan. 11

UNM-LA News:

The UNM-Los Alamos Advisory Board will meet at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 11, using Zoom video conferencing technology.

Agenda items will include presentations by LANL Director Thom Mason and UNM Provost & Executive Vice President James Holloway.

In addition, members of the UNM-LA executive team also will present reports.

Those interested in attending this public meeting, utilizing Zoom, should contact Laci Taylor at ltaylor06@unm.edu for additional information.


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Deepfakes: How They Deceive Us … How We Detect Them

Science on Tap: Can you tell if a photo or video is generated by artificial intelligence? The Bradbury Science Museum invites the community to join Juston Moore virtually at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11 to learn about potential approaches to reduce the risks of AI-generated misinformation. To register, click here. Courtesy/BSM


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Catch Of The Week: Stimulus Scams Are Back

By BECKY RUTHERFORD
Los Alamos

As we all eagerly await our second stimulus payments of $600 per eligible adult and child, keep in mind cyber-criminals are likewise excited. The next round of scams is already here. 

Good news – according to the IRS, payments are automatic for eligible taxpayers; those who filed a 2019 tax return, those who receive Social Security retirement, survivor or disability benefits (SSDI), Railroad Retirement benefits as well as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Veterans Affairs beneficiaries who didn’t file a tax return. Retirees who do not file a tax return


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NNSA Removes Radioactive Samples From Lovelace Biomedical Research Institute In Albuquerque

NNSA News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA), in close cooperation with the state of New Mexico, successfully retrieved, packaged, and transported Dec.18, a total of 50 sample containers of plutonium-239 and americium-241 from the Lovelace Biomedical Research Institute (LBRI) in Albuquerque, to Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) for processing and disposition.

LBRI, formally the Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, requested assistance from the New Mexico Congressional Delegation, which in turn requested


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Glimpse Of What’s New In COVID-19 Research At LANL

LANL continues working to better understand and mitigate the impacts of the pandemic. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

Los Alamos National Laboratory continues its work to better understand and mitigate the impacts of the pandemic.

Here’s a brief look at some of the research underway:

Infrastructure analysis and decision support

Los Alamos developed the Modeling Epidemics for Decision Support with Infrastructure Analysis (MEDIAN) to understand interdependencies between critical infrastructures and public health measures such as contact tracing and diagnostics as it relates to pandemic


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LANL: ‘Garbage To Gas … Using Biodigesters To Create Energy’ Wins 2020 New Mexico Governor’s STEM Challenge

Los Alamos National Laboratory awards a $4,500 cash prize to the winning students in the New Mexico Governor’s STEM Challenge. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

Student scientists at Monte del Sol Charter School earned a $4,500 cash prize awarded by Los Alamos National Laboratory judges in the New Mexico Governor’s STEM Challenge with their project, “Garbage to Gas: Using Biodigesters to Create Energy”.

“The STEM Challenge’s team-based approach of applying science, technology, engineering and math to address real needs is a microcosm of what we do at the Laboratory every day,” Laboratory Director


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LANL Employee Holiday Drive Raises $58,000; Buys Over 2,500 Gifts For Seniors, Kids, People Facing Homelessness

Lab employees donate $58,000 to buy gifts for seniors, youth, people facing homelessness. Courtesy/LANL

Holiday gifts for community youth are toys encouraging critical thinking and creativity. Courtesy/Twirl

LANL News:

  • Presents to be distributed by local nonprofits in Mora, Rio Arriba, Sandoval, San Miguel, Santa Fe, Taos

Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is teaming up with local nonprofits to distribute holiday gifts bought with record-breaking employee donations. Partners include organizations like Barrios Unidos, Gerard’s House, Help NM and New Mexico Children Youth and


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