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Final 2021 Los Alamos Faith & Science Forum Talk: ‘The History Of Vaccines And The Christian Response To Vaccination’ By Glenn Magelssen July 28

LAFSF News:

The final lecture in the 2021 Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum (LAFSF) summer series is “The History of Vaccines and the Christian Response to Vaccination” by Glenn Magelssen.

Magelssen’s Zoom talk is 6:30 p.m., MDT, Wednesday, July 28.

Abstract: Vaccines have been important to human history for at least 200 years. For some of you reading this abstract you may remember getting a smallpox and/or a polio vaccine. I have included a picture of a person with smallpox as a reference to how lethal this disease was. In this talk I’ll describe the different types of vaccines. The histories


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BlueHalo Selects New Mexico For State-Of-The-Art Manufacturing, Research And Technology Complex

The expected completion date is October 2022 for BlueHalo’s new facility. Courtesy/BlueHalo

Courtesy/BlueHalo

From the Office of the Governor:

ALBUQUERQUE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and Mayor Tim Keller announced Tuesday that BlueHalo, an integrated national security and technology company, has chosen the MaxQ site in Albuquerque for a new state-of-the-art campus to facilitate BlueHalo’s acceleration into production and long-term commitment to investing in New Mexico and creating high-wage manufacturing jobs.

The Max Q location, at Gibson and Carlisle Blvd SE, was selected


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Energy Secretary Recognizes Exceptional Project Management At Los Alamos National Laboratory

Members of the ECCCE project team stand in front of some of the cooling equipment they installed at the Strategic Computing Complex at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Construction of the project was completed last year, 10 months early and $20 million under budget.

The team responsible for managing the Exascale Class Computing Cooling Equipment (ECCCE) project at Los Alamos National Laboratory was recognized last week by the Secretary of Energy with an Achievement Award. Construction of the project was completed last year, 10 months early and $20 million under


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Roger Wiens Guest Speaker At MOWW Annual Picnic July 20

MOWW News:

The Military Order of World Wars (MOWW) monthly meeting is Tuesday, July 20 and is the organization’s annual picnic.

The meeting and picnic will be held in the Los Alamos County Sheriff’s Posse Lodge on North Mesa.

Dr. Roger Wiens is the guest speaker. Dr. Wiens is the leader of the SuperCam laser instrument on the Perseverance rover that landed on Mars in 2021.

This instrument has the rover’s highest resolution remote imager, a microphone, and infrared and laser techniques. His team includes French, Spanish, Italian, Danish, Canadian and US participation.

Dr. Wiens also is a co-investigator


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LANL: Emergent Magnetic Monopoles Isolated Using Quantum-Annealing Computer

Researchers have used a D-Wave quantum-annealing computer as a testbed to examine the behavior of emergent magnetic  monopoles. Here, emergent magnetic monopoles traverse a lattice of qubits in a superconducting quantum annealer. Nonzero flux programmed around the boundary creates a trapped monopole in the degenerate ground state. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

Using a D-Wave quantum-annealing computer as a testbed, scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) have shown that it is possible to isolate so-called emergent magnetic monopoles, a class of quasiparticles, creating


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PEEC: Explore The Current Status Of UFO Investigations At Astronomy Talk With Rick Wallace Friday July 16

Join Rick Wallace at 7 p.m., Friday for a virtual astronomy talk about the status of UFO investigations. Learn more and register for this Zoom talk at peecnature.org/events/planetarium. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Join Rick Wallace at 7 p.m., Friday, July 16 for a virtual astronomy talk hosted by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC).

In this presentation, Wallace will explore the current status of UFO investigations. The U.S. government is releasing a report this summer on the multi-year Pentagon study of “Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon (UAPs).”

At this Zoom talk, Wallace


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LANL And Partners Secure $4.7 Million In DOE Funding

The Terrestrial Energy-Efficient Long-Range Network (TERN) for Remote Monitoring of power transmission lines in real time was one of five Los Alamos projects to secure Department of Energy funds. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and private-sector partners have secured a total of $4.7 million in Technology Commercialization Funds from the Department of Energy (DOE) to accelerate bringing cutting-edge energy technologies and solutions to the marketplace.

“These partnerships are an example of what Los Alamos does best, fostering innovation in science


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LANL: Long-theorized Neutron-Clustering Effect In Nuclear Reactors Demonstrated For First Time

LANL Reactor Operator Nicholas Thompson helps to set up the neutron clustering measurements at the Walthousen Reactor Critical Facility at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Schenectady, NY. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

For the first time, the long-theorized neutron-clustering effect in nuclear reactors has been demonstrated, which could improve reactor safety and create more accurate simulations, according to a new study recently published in the journal Nature Communications Physics.

“The neutron-clustering phenomenon had been theorized for years, but it had never been analyzed


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Morrie Pongratz: “Christology Without The ‘Fall’” Wednesday

LAFSF News:

Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum (LAFSF) presents a talk by Morrie Pongratz “Christology without the ‘fall’ Do we need Adam and Eve? Impact on Jesus’ mission(s)”

Dr. Pongratz’s Zoom talk will be at 6:30 p.m., MDT, Wednesday, July 14.

Abstract: Science poses a number of challenges to the Genesis account of Adam and Eve. If there was no “fall”, then, contrary to Saint Anselm, Jesus’s mission was not to atone for Adam’s sin. Do we need Adam and Eve to understand Jesus? Did Jesus have to die? Why? What was/were Jesus’ mission(s)? Sacrifice, shepherd or pathfinder? Does good science reveal


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Virgin Galactic Unity 22 Flies To Edge Of Space And Back

The first fully crewed rocket powered test flight flew to the edge of space this morning. Aboard #Unity22 are a team of two pilots and four mission specialists, including Sir Richard Branson. Watch Virgin Galactic Unity 22 Spaceflight Livestream here. Screenshot/LADP

Watch this morning’s Virgin Galactic Unity 22 Spaceflight Livestream here. Screenshot/LADP


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