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LANL Foundation’s Pueblo Outreach Project Receives $1,197,675 Grant From W.K. Kellogg Foundation

on November 13, 2019 - 7:24am
Kyle Lynn Martinez and daughter Rosslyn are participants in Taos Pueblo’s Tiwa Babies home visiting program, one of many early childhood programs supported in collaboration with the LANL Foundation’s Pueblo Outreach Project, made possible by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Courtesy/LANLF
 
Tiwa Babies staff unpacks the new laptop that will assist them with program documentation. From left, Katherine Chavez, Jackie Martinez, Aspen Mirabal and April Winters. Courtesy/LANLF
 
LANLF News:
 
ESPANOLA — Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Foundation’s Pueblo Outreach Project has received

Catch Of The Week: Small Business Cyber Updates

on November 13, 2019 - 7:11am
By BECKY RUTHERFORD
Los Alamos
 
Cisco Small Business Router Vulnerabilities
 
Security researchers at SEC Consult/IoT Inspector found numerous security issues for the Cisco RV320 and RV325 Dual Gigabit WAN VPN router series.
 
Issues included hardcoded password hashes and static X.509 certificates with corresponding public/private key pairs and one static Secure Shell (SSH) host key.
 
Cisco stated that this was an oversight by their developers, and the certificates and keys were never intended to be shipped with the products.

RCLC Board Meets In Espanola Nov. 15

on November 12, 2019 - 2:58pm

Military Order Of The World Wars Meets Nov. 19

on November 12, 2019 - 8:55am
MOWW News:
 
This month’s meeting of the The Military Order of the World Wars is Tuesday Nov. 19.
 
David Gubernatis is the guest speaker and his talk is a follow up to last month’s presentation on the process that led to LANL being tasked to produce 30 nuclear pits per year. Gubernatis will discuss the production of those pits.
 
The meeting is in the 2nd floor conference room at the Los Alamos Research Park, west of the South Mesa Fire Station.

Heinrich Calls For Forward-Looking Legislation To Advance America’s Energy Industry And Workforce

on November 10, 2019 - 8:12am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), the Ranking Member on the Senate Energy Subcommittee, delivered opening remarks Thursday on legislative efforts to modernize America’s electric grid, boost innovations through technology transfer programs with national laboratories, and create energy workforce development opportunities across the country.
 
Assistant Secretary of Energy Daniel Simons testified on eleven separate bills.
 

Gold Mass At IHM In Honor Of Scientists Friday

on November 10, 2019 - 7:05am

St. Albert the Great, patron saint of scientists. Courtesy/SCS

Society Of Catholic Scientists News:

The Northern New Mexico Chapter of the Society of Catholic Scientists will host a Gold Mass in honor of scientists at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Los Alamos.

Gold Masses bring together members of the scientific professions, but all are invited to attend.

The homilist at the Mass is Deacon Ray Alcouffe, retired Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist and Fellow of the American Nuclear Society.

Nov. 15 is the memorial of St.

LANL: Nine Los Alamos Projects Win R&D 100 Awards

on November 8, 2019 - 8:52am
Histato Yamaguchi holding a photosensitive cell that has been coated with Atomic Armor, a R&D 100 winning project. Courtesy photo
 

LANL News:

“Oscars of Invention” honor the best innovations of the past year

Nine Los Alamos National Laboratory technologies won R&D 100 Awards and three inventions have won Special Recognition Awards, including a Gold and Silver for Corporate Social Responsibility, and a Gold Award for Market Disruptor Products.

“It’s an honor to have Los Alamos National Laboratory’s innovation recognized by the broader community with these nine R&D 100 awards,” Laboratory

‘Joseph Rotblat: A Singular Figure in 20th Century Nuclear Politics’ At Fuller Lodge 7 p.m. Nov. 12

on November 8, 2019 - 8:21am

Dr. Jeffrey Boutwell

Los Alamos Historical Society News:

Nobel Prize-winning physicist Joseph Rotblat will be the subject of the next topic in the Los Alamos Historcal Society’s continuing lecture series when Dr. Jeffrey Boutwell delivers “Joseph Rotblat: A Singular Figure in 20th Century Nuclear Politics” at 7 p.m. Nov. 12, in Fuller Lodge.

Rotblat was a Polish physicist and a controversial figure. He was the only scientist to voluntarily resign from the Manhattan Project, leaving Los Alamos in December 1944 amid a great deal of U.S. and British government surveillance.

In the mid-1950s,

LAHS Astronomy Club Participates In XL Program

on November 7, 2019 - 4:13pm
Local astrophysicist Rick Wallace speaks to students Saturday about human space exploration and living on the space station. Courtesy/LAPS
 
Students gather Saturday at LAHS to hear from guest speakers and learn more about Astronomy. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos High School Astronomy Club, in conjunction with science teachers Debbie Grothaus and Megan Rains, hosted local astronomers and astrophysicists Nov. 2 as part of the Extended Learning (XL) program.

Students not only had the opportunity to learn about a variety of Astronomy topics, but they also joined the Pajarito

LANL Major Subcontractors Consortium Honors Donors

on November 5, 2019 - 11:12am

LANL MSC President Graig Newell welcomes the crowd as LANL Director Thom Mason, left, and Hacienda Home Center owner Joseph Sanchez look on at the Oct. 10 gathering at the Rio Chama in Santa Fe. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LANL MSC Vice President and Enterprise Bank & Trust Regional President Liddie Martinez addresses the crowd and introduces the premiere of a video that showcases three of the grant recipient projects that the MSC has funded. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com 
LANL Director Thom Mason addresses the crowd. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By

Superintendent Kirby Meets With Friends Of Manhattan Project National Historical Park – Los Alamos

on November 5, 2019 - 9:11am

Manhattan Project National Historical Park Superintendent Kris Kirby, right, traveled from Denver to meet late Monday afternoon with local Board President Rick Reiss, left, and members of the Board of the Friends of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park – Los Alamos. During the meeting, held in the Nambe Room at Fuller Lodge, Superintendent Kirby discussed a variety of topics including the formation of a stakeholder engagement project to encompass all three parks, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge and Hanford.

Field Office Gives OK For LANL Parking Structure

on November 5, 2019 - 7:17am
NSSB Building. Courtesy/LANL
 
DOE News:
 
The Department of Energy (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration’s Los Alamos Field Office has issued a National Environmental Policy Act categorical exclusion determination (CX) for the proposal to construct, use, and maintain a multi-level parking structure (approximately 200,000 square feet) at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) within the Technical Area 50 (TA-50) existing surface parking lot.
 
The purpose of the project is to provide LANL with additional and upgraded parking infrastructure to reduce a chronic parking shortage

Rutherford Addresses Cyber Security At Chamber Talk

on October 30, 2019 - 2:19pm

Becky Rutherford with Los Alamos National Laboratory Cyber Security was the featured speaker at the Oct. 10  Chamber Business Breakfast where she discussed Cyber Security for Small Businesses. Courtesy photo

Laboratory Open Enrollment Q&A Sessions Nov. 4-5

on October 29, 2019 - 5:54pm
COMMUNITY News:
 
Laboratory retirees and dependents, with and without Medicare, can have Open Enrollment questions answered at two upcoming Q&A sessions:
  • Session 1) Monday, Nov. 4, 12 noon, at White Rock Senior Center in the lunchroom; and
  • Session 2) Tuesday, Nov. 5, 12 noon at the Ehart Senior Center/Los Alamos, in the lunch room.
Sessions will include one or more representatives from the Laboratory’s Benefits Group.
 
The Senior Centers serve lunch at 11:30 a.m. but call by 10 a.m. if you would like to have lunch before a Q&A session.

Bradbury Science Museum Volunteer Information Session: 2020 STEM Education Docent Program Nov. 14

on October 29, 2019 - 3:01pm

BSM News:

The Bradbury Science Museum (BSM) is partnering with the Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA) to recruit volunteers for its 2020 STEM Education Docent program.

People with a passion for science or education, who enjoy working with school-aged children and adolescents and can pass a background check, may find the docent program a great fit.

Come to an information session at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 14 at the Bradbury Science Museum, 1350 Main St. in Los Alamos.

Docents will get training to work with students in grades 4-12, learn science content and facilitation

What If The U.S. Had Invaded Japan On Nov. 1, 1945?

on October 27, 2019 - 8:16am
Courtesy photo
 
Courtesy photo
 
By JOHN C. HOPKINS
and CLAY DILLINGHAM
Los Alamos
 
On June 6, 1944, Allied forces stormed Europe at Normandy in the D-Day landing. This successful operation hastened the collapse of Nazi Germany, and we rightly commemorate this day and celebrate the enormous contribution of our armed forces. 
 
But another date, November 1, 1945, should also be remembered for what did not take place as originally planned and for the lives that were not lost. This was the date the United States had chosen for the invasion of the Japanese Home Islands.

Mail Censorship ... A (Mostly) Serious Business In Los Alamos During World War II

on October 27, 2019 - 8:08am

This letter was received by Sgt. K. Patterson, a member of the Women’s Army Corps in Los Alamos. At one time, she feared she might lose her job because her brother, who was stationed overseas, sent letters to her claiming that he knew inside secrets about Los Alamos. When her commanding officer found out about the incident, she didn’t write to her brother for the duration of the war, and she received no further mail from him. Later she learned her brother was friends with a soldier who had lived in the Los Alamos area prior to the war! Courtesy/Debra Krikorian

 

By Heather McClenahan
Los

Five LANL Scientists Elected 2019 APS Fellows

on October 27, 2019 - 8:04am
2019 Fellows of the American Physical Society top row from left, Hans Herrmann, Scott Hsu and Alan Hurd. Bottom row from left, Katherine Prestridge and Richard Van de Water. Courtesy/LANL
 
LANL News:
 
Five LANL scientists have been elected 2019 Fellows of the American Physical Society (APS).
 
Hans Herrmann, Scott Hsu, Alan Hurd, Katherine Prestridge and Richard Van de Water and were chosen for their “exceptional contributions to the physics enterprise”.
 
Fewer than one half of one percent of APS members are elected as Fellows each year.
 
These five scientists represent the

Centerra Sponsors 100+ Women Who Care Event

on October 25, 2019 - 8:51am

Centerra-Los Alamos General Manager Lennie Upshaw presents a sponsorship check  to United Way of Northern New Mexico Executive Director Cindy Padilla, left, and UWNNM Board President Liddie Martinez during a gathering Tuesday at the Los Alamos Daily Post world headquarters in downtown Los Alamos. Padilla and Martinez thanked Upshaw for his company’s generous support of the upcoming 100+ Women Who Care event, 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7 at Cottonwood on the Greens. At that event, the women in attendance will make a monetary contribution to aid the need of a local nonprofit organization.  

Enterprise Bank Rolls Out Interactive Teller Machines

on October 24, 2019 - 3:06pm

Los Alamos Market President Liddie Martinez with the new Video Teller Machine in the drive thru Tuesday at Enterprise Bank & Trust at 1200 Trinty Dr. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Enterprise Bank & Trust is among the first banks to provide Video Teller Machines (VTMs) in the region and is installing nine at various locations throughout Los Alamos, Santa Fe and Albuquerque – including the Los Alamos National Laboratory campus.

“It is so exciting to provide our loyal customer base with state of the art technology,”

LANL: Bruce Carlsten Wins Prestigious Wilson Prize

on October 24, 2019 - 2:48pm

LANL Radio Frequency Engineer Bruce Carlsten

LANL News:

Bruce Carlsten, a radio frequency engineer at Los Alamos National Laboratory, was awarded the 2020 Robert R. Wilson Prize for Achievement in the Physics of Particle Accelerators, presented by the American Physical Society.

He will receive this prize at the 2020 International Particle Accelerator Conference.

Open to all members of the scientific community in the U.S. and abroad, this award is the premier recognition of achievement in the accelerator science and technology field.

Foundation for free-electron lasers

Carlsten is a

U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory Developing Space Solar Power Beaming

on October 24, 2019 - 10:47am
AFRL is developing space-based solar power transmission capability. Courtesy/KAFB
 
KAFB News:
 
KIRTLAND AFB The Air Force Research Laboratory, or AFRL, is developing space-based solar power transmission capability using high-efficiency solar cells to collect the sun’s energy, convert it to radio frequency, and beam it to earth.
 
“Energy is a strategic enabler and potential vulnerability for our nation and our Department of Defense” said Col. Eric Felt, director of AFRL’s Space Vehicles Directorate.

UNM-LA Information Session: Mechanical Engineering Degree At Los Alamos Campus Tuesday Oct. 29

on October 23, 2019 - 12:11pm
Students can now earn a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering from UNM at the UNM-LA campus. Courtesy photo
 
UNM-LA News:
 
Seize the opportunity to obtain a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of New Mexico (UNM) to be offered in Los Alamos.
 
UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) and the UNM School of Engineering are partnering on this initiative in response to an identified workforce need at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).
 
Information sessions on this program are Oct. 29. The first session, for LANL employees only, will be noon to 1

LANL AI Model Wins CDC Flu Forecasting Challenge

on October 23, 2019 - 9:04am
Dave Osthus, a statistician at Los Alamos National Laboratory, developed Dante, a predictive computer model that won the CDC’s FluSight Challenge for the 2018-2019 flu season. Courtesy/LANL
 
Influenza-like illness (ILI) activity is highly spatially variable, with higher than typical levels of flu activity (pink) concentrated around the Gulf of Mexico, and typical (white) to below typical (green) ILI levels seen throughout the rest of the country. The spatial variability illustrates the challenge and importance of jointly modeling ILI for forecasting. Courtesy/LANL
 
LANL News:
 
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Letter To The Editor: Lest We Forget...

on October 20, 2019 - 1:24pm
By RICHARD (DICK) MALENFANT
Highlands Ranch, Colo.
(Los Alamos Resident 1961-2005)

Lest we forget:

On November 10, 2015, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewel and Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz signed an MOA for creating and managing the Manhattan Project National Historical Park.

Congress passed the National Defense Authorization Act of 2015, which included provisions authorizing the Park to be located at three sites: Oak Ridge, Tenn.; Hanford, Wash. and Los Alamos, N.M.

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