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LANL: Data Mining Digs Up Hidden Clues To Major California Earthquake Triggers

on April 18, 2019 - 3:58pm

A historic image of quake damage in Long Beach, Calif., 1933. COurtesy/W.L. Huber, USGS. Public domain

 

LANL News:

 

A powerful computational study of southern California seismic records has revealed detailed information about a plethora of previously undetected small earthquakes, giving a more precise picture about stress in the earth’s crust.

 

A new publicly available catalog of these findings will help seismologists better understand the stresses triggering the larger earthquakes that occasionally rock the region. 

 

“It’s very difficult to unpack what triggers larger

Scientists Find Evidence Mercury Has Solid Inner Core

on April 18, 2019 - 3:51pm
An illustration of Mercury’s interior based on new research that shows the planet has a solid inner core. Courtesy/Antonio Genova.
 
An artist’s concept of the interiors of Earth, Mars and Earth’s moon. New research shows Mercury has a solid inner core like Earth does. Courtesy/NASA/JPL-Caltech
 
AGU News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Scientists have long known that Earth and Mercury have metallic cores.
 
Like Earth, Mercury’s outer core is composed of liquid metal, but there have only been hints that Mercury’s innermost core is solid.

Farewell To Los Alamos Historical Society Retiring Executive Director Heather McClenahan

on April 18, 2019 - 10:10am

Los Alamos Historical Society Executive Director Heather McClenahan bids farewell Monday to Oppie and Groves. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Historical Society Executive Director Heather McClenahan will retire from full-time museum work April 26. She became executive director in May 2011, following the retirement of Hedy Dunn.

During an interview Monday with the Los Alamos Daily Post, McClenahan spoke about her most “spectacular day” on the job.

“I remember it well … Nov.

AHF Launches ‘Oak Ridge Innovations’ Program

on April 18, 2019 - 9:50am
Atomic Heritage Foundation News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. “Nuclear medicine, nuclear energy, nuclear weapons. All of that goes back to Oak Ridge,” explains Denise Kiernan, bestselling author of The Girls of Atomic City. Oak Ridge, Tenn. has been a center for nuclear research since General Leslie Groves selected it as the Manhattan Project’s uranium enrichment site in 1942.
 
Today, Oak Ridge is the home of many leading scientific and engineering research facilities, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).
 
The Atomic Heritage Foundation (AHF) has launched a new online interpretive program,

NMHU: Sarah Corey-Rivas Named Professor Of Year

on April 18, 2019 - 9:35am
Sarah Corey-Rivas
 
NMHU News:
 
LAS VEGAS, NM New Mexico Highlands University has named biology professor Sarah Corey-Rivas Professor of the Year for the 2018 – 2019 academic year.Each spring an independent selection committee composed of students, faculty and staff reviews the nominations for Professor of the Year and selects a winner.
 
Corey-Rivas said she is touched that her students nominated her for Professor of the Year. “This award helps me know that the respect and admiration I feel for my students is mutual.”
 
Megan Thursby, a 2018 Highlands biology graduate who was accepted to

NWS: Today’s High Near 62, Tonight’s Low Around 39

on April 18, 2019 - 8:24am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 62 with patchy fog before 9 a.m., then otherwise sunny and tonight’s low around 39. Courtesy/NWS

Lt. Gov. Howie Morales Addresses League

on April 17, 2019 - 11:49am

Lt. Gov. Howie Morales addresses the LWV Tuesday in the upstairs meeting room at Mesa Public Library, touching on education, energy and other topics. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Councilor Pete Sheehey was on hand to discuss County issues such as energy and infrastructure. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
 
By REBECCA CHAIKEN
League of Women Voters
 
The League of Women Voters welcomed Lt. Gov. Howie Morales to its monthly Lunch with a Leader community event Tuesday at Mesa Public Library.
 
Lt. Gov. Morales is a former Democratic state senator from

State GSD To Begin Green Building Project

on April 17, 2019 - 8:10am
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE The General Services Department, in partnership with other state agencies, will soon begin a $32 million project to improve the energy efficiency of state buildings in Santa Fe, including installation of solar power and government’s first battery storage of solar power.
 
GSD also will be purchasing the first electric vehicles for the government motor pool, and it will build charging stations for the vehicles in Santa Fe.
 
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