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World Record Shattered During Six-Experiment Pulse at LANL

Charles Mielke, center, receives congratulations at the moment of the 100-T pulse. Courtesy LANL

LANL News:

Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory’s biggest magnet facility today met the grand challenge of producing magnetic fields in excess of 100 tesla while conducting six different experiments. The hundred-tesla level is roughly equivalent to 2 million times Earth’s magnetic field.

“This is our moon shot, we’ve worked toward this for a decade and a half,” said Chuck Mielke, director of the Pulsed Field Facility at Los Alamos.

The team used the 100-tesla pulsed, multi-shot magnet,


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Hilltoppers Softball Team Victorious

On Tuesday, March 20th, the Los Alamos Hilltoppers softball team beat Pojoaque 16 to 0.

Kianna Zerr hitting foul ball. Photo by Alan Kirk/Courtesy

For more photos, click on link below or go to the Sports & Rec Page: http://www.ladailypost.com/content/hilltoppers-softball-team-victorious-gallery

 

 

 


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Third Weird Creature Sighted in Los Alamos

As we were walking down Trinity Drive we met up with another unusual creature, the third sighted in Los Alamos in the the last month.  
 
This one was headed toward Crossroads Bible Church and we were delighted “It” was willing to talk with us.   
 
Ambassador Geriton from the sulfurous planet Marndock has been invited to Los Alamos along with the previous weird creatures, Ambassadors Dannyborg and Ramseed to participate in a U.F.F.D.A conference.
 
We were promised an interview within the week with more details.  
 
Photo by T.K.

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Bestsellers at Otowi Station Bookstore the week of March 13-20, 2012

  1. The Partnership: Five Cold Warriors and Their Quest to Ban the Bomb, Philip Taubman
  2. The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
  3. Los Alamos: Beginning of an Era, LANL*
  4. Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins
  5. Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins
  6. Wonder, R. J. Palacio
  7. 109 East Palace, Jennet Conant
  8. Frankenstein, Mary Shelley
  9. The Making of the Atomic Bomb, Richard Rhodes
  10. Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction, John Austin
*local or regional author
 

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Curves 14th Annual Food Drive

Three Days Left in Food Drive

Recognizing that the need for donations is greater than ever at local food banks across the nation, Curves International is kicked off the 2012 Curves Food Drive on March 1 with a challenge to all Curves Clubs to meet or exceed last year’s donations. Each club, including Curves of Los Alamos, is asking its members to donate bags of non-perishable food or cash throughout the month of March to support their local community food bank. In addition, Curves of Los Alamos will waive the membership fee for new members who bring in a bag of non-perishable food or donate $30


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Friends of the Shelter: Animal of the Week

Who could resist this face?

Rocky – Pug/Boston Terrier Mix: An adoptable dog in Los Alamos, NM

Rocky has personality plus! He is a very high energy dog that loves to run and play. Petfinder says no kids but he would do okay with older kids rather than younger children.Rocky is a small 3-year-old neutered male dog who came to the shelter when his owner moved. He is friendly, enthusiastic, energetic and is probablytoo bouncy for small children. He is good with dogs. His behavior with cats is not known. Rocky loves to go to the dog park, where he runs and runs, even if there are no other dogs to play with.


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We find it fascinating to see the variety of devices folks are using to read the Los Alamos Daily

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Nanopower: Avoiding Electrolyte Failure in Nanoscale Lithum Batteries

 

Using a transmission electron microscope, NIST reearchers were able to watch individual nanosized batteries with electrolytes of different thicknesses charge and discharge. The NIST team discovered that there is likely a lower limit to how thin an electrolyte layer can be made before it causes the battery to malfunction. Photo by Talin/NIST

From NIST Tech Beat:

It turns out you can be too thin—especially if you’re a nanoscale battery.

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the University of Maryland, College Park, and Sandia National Laboratories


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Postdocs Invited to Deal Stream Summit

General session facilities at the Hyatt Resort. Courtesy Photo

The first New Mexico Postdoc Industry & Entrepreneurship Exploration Day event is set for 11:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 5, at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa.

New Mexico Postdoc Industry & Entrepreneurship Exploration Day aims to help New Mexico postdocs from Los Alamos National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories and the University of New Mexico explore opportunities outside of academia or the national laboratory setting.

At this pilot event, New Mexico postdocs are invited to learn about industry


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Rep. Jim Hall Formally Launches Campaign for House District 43

Rep. Jim Hall with Campaign Manager Denise Lane during Wednesday’s press conference at Ashley Pond. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Rep. Jim Hall, the incumbent for House District 43 told the folks who turned out for his press conference Wednesday at Ashley Pond the reasons he is running for office.
 
Gov. Susana Martinez appointed Hall last June to fill the vacancy left by Rep. Jeanneate Wallace who died from illness last April.
 
Rep. Jim Hall with Campaign Manager Denise Lane at Ashley Pond Wednesday. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Hall detailed

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Ideas Flourished at the Chamber’s Annual Marketing and Promotions Fair

Executive Director Jean Gindreau, left and Kate O’Donnell of PAC 8. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Creativity and the entrepreneurial spirit flowed through the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce’ s annual Marketing and Promotions Fair held inside the Coffee House Café at 723 Central Ave. Wednesday.

Theone-stop shop provided a venue for all Chamber members to find out more about how to promote their business and non-profit organizations.

Hot topics at the event included details of exactly how much it will cost to carry out their marketing plan, what resources are available through


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Calling All Entrepreneuers and Other Interested Parties

The Los Alamos Entrepreneurs’ Network (LAEN) is meeting at 6 p.m. today at the Hive in White Rock.

Executive Director Kevin Holsapple of the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce will give a presentation to LAEN explaining membership benefits.

Members and other interested parties are encouraged to attend.

The Hive is at 134 N.M. 4 next to Metzgers.

For information, contact David Jones, The Hive Steward and Los Alamos Entrepreneurs’ Network Member at 695-2017 or visit www.hive505.com


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PEEC Summer Adventure Programs Open for Registration

Spectacular!  The volcanic Jemez Mountains rise up from the high desert like an island in the sky surrounded by a desert sea.  The Rio Grande rift splits the Colorado Plateau and a sparkling ribbon of water flows along its path.  Northern New Mexico’s rich diversity of ecosystems awaits the curious.  This June, PEEC offers children the opportunity to explore this wild and enchanting landscape.  Programs are for children entering grades 4-6 (Nature Odyssey) and grades 7-8 (LEAP).  Each week is a chance for them to spend their days outdoors, make new friends,


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Your Voting Location Has Changed

COUNTY CLERK News

Registerd voters assigned to any precinct (1 through 17) may vote at any of the following Voter Convenience Centers (VCC) on Election Day:

  • White Rock Fire Station #3, 129 NM State Road 4
  • Los Alamos County Community Building, 475 20th Street
  • Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, 3900 Trinity Drive 

For the 2012 Primary, absentee voting by mail or in person will be available at the County Clerk’s Office located at 2451 Central Avenue, Suite D between May 8th and June 1st from 8 am to 5 pm on Monday through Friday.
 

Early Voting will be available from 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday


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School Board Special Meeting & Work Session Agendas


 


Los Alamos Public Schools Board is conducting both a Special School Board Meeting and a work session on Thursday, March 22, 2011 beginning at 5:00 p.m. at Pinon Elementary School.


The Special Board Meeting is scheduled to approve a charter for the Los Alamos High School Bus Loop Committee.


Immediately following the Special Board Meeting, the work session includes a presentation on bullying by two Pinon students, a presentation by three principals on the Math MC2 workshop and a presentation by the Pinon principal, Jill Gonzales.


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New Restaurant to Replace Central Avenue Grill

Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

The Los Alamos Daily Post has just learned that longtime local business leader Denise Lane is taking over the location of Central Avenue Grill.

“I will be opening a new restaurant in this location this summer,” Lane said.

The fate of Central Avenue Grill has been in question for several months since owners Min Sung Park and Sohyank (Monica) Park declared bankruptcy last August in U.S. Federal Court in Albuquerque.

The Park’s have been operating Central Avenue Grill, 1789 Central Ave., as well as their Osaka Grill and Seafood restaurant


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County Workers Raise Colorful Banners Downtown on Tuesday’s First Day of Spring

Spring street banners go up along Central Avenue Tuesday marking the first day of spring. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Tuesday marked the first day of spring – the vernal equinox – when day and night are each approximately 12 hours long (with the actual time of equal day and night, in the Northern Hemisphere, occurring a few days before the vernal equinox.)

This is when the Sun crosses the celestial equator going northward; it rises exactly due east and sets exactly due west, according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac.

Spring brings increasing daylight, warming temperatures, and the rebirth


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White Rock Flowers Brave the Cold

A daffodil springs to life in White Rock despite the recent cold snap. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

A pansy reaches for the sunlight in White Rock. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com


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May the Best Candidate Win…

Republican candidates Roger Waterman, left, and Marc Clay wish each other luck after filing in the County Clerk’s Office Tuesday for Los Alamos County Council. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Three Republicans and three Democrats filed their candidacies Tuesday in the Los Alamos County Clerk’s Office for three open seats on county council and one Democrat and one Republican filed for county clerk.

With just one candidate per party per seat in this year’s race, the June primary election is essentially a formality because all eight candidates are assured a spot on the


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