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AGU: Researchers Find Glaciers In East Antarctica Also Imperiled By Climate Change

on August 1, 2018 - 5:15am

In this WorldView-2 satellite image of Totten Glacier’s front – acquired Oct. 11, 2015 – ice flows from left to right. The heavily crevassed surface of the floating part of Totten is visible on the left, with larger undulations in topography associated with bottom crevasses. The dark area in front of the glacier is open water, and on the right is thin and packed sea ice. Courtesy/DigitalGlobe Inc.

 

AGU News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.

NNMCAB Members Hear Report On LANL Aggregate Area Investigation And Remediation Projects

on July 31, 2018 - 8:45am
Brenda Bowlby, N3B Los Alamos project manager for the aggregate area soils remediation program addresses the NNMCAB July 25 at SFCC. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

During its July 25 meeting at Santa Fe Community College, Northern New Mexico Citizens’ Advisory Board members heard from Brenda Bowlby, N3B Los Alamos project manager for the Aggregate Area Soils Remediation Program at Los Alamos National Laboratory on a total of 28 aggregate areas on site that were contaminated over time with past historic use.

Bowlby

Solar Flares Disrupt Radio Communications During September Atlantic Hurricane Relief Effort

on July 31, 2018 - 8:12am
Hurricanes Katia, Irma and Jose lined up in the Atlantic Sept. 6, 2017 in an image captured by the Suomi NPP weather satellite. Courtesy/NASA

The Sun erupted in class X-9.3 and x-2.2 flares Sept. 6, 2017, visible to NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory in extreme ultraviolet (171 angstrom wavelength) light. Courtesy/NASA/GSFC/SDO

AGU News:

 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — An unlucky coincidence of space and Earth weather in early September 2017 caused radio blackouts for hours during critical hurricane emergency response efforts, according to a new study in Space Weather, a journal of the American

N3B Los Alamos Official Tells NNMCAB Clean-Up Of Material Disposal Areas Won’t Be Quick

on July 31, 2018 - 7:24am

EM-LA Deputy Designated Federal Officer Lee Bishop, left, chats with N3B Los Alamos RCRA Remediation Program Director Erich Evered prior to Evered's presentation. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

NNMCAB member Robert Hull of Los Alamos Technical Associates, Inc., left, listens to presentations during the July 25 meeting at Santa Fe Community College. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

EM-LA Deputy Designated Federal Officer Lee Bishop, right, speaks with N3B's Kristin Henderson, left, and Alison Scott Majure during the networking break at the NNMCAB meeting July 25 at SFCC. Photo

AGU: Researchers Develop Model For Predicting Landslides Caused By Earthquakes

on July 26, 2018 - 7:37am
A seismically-induced landslide in El Salvador in 2001. Courtesy/USGS
 
AGU News:
 
The 2008 Wenchuan earthquake in Sichuan, China killed tens of thousands of people and left millions homeless. Approximately 20,000 deaths — nearly 30 percent of the total — resulted not from the ground shaking itself but from landslides the quake triggered.
 
A new model developed by researchers at Indiana University can help experts address such risks by estimating the likelihood of landslides that will be caused by earthquakes anywhere in the world.

LANL Chemist Jaqueline Loetsch Kiplinger Elected Fellow Of American Chemical Society

on July 25, 2018 - 5:57am
Jaqueline Loetsch Kiplinger
 
LANL News:
 
Los Alamos National Laboratory Fellow Jaqueline Loetsch Kiplinger has been announced as a fellow of the American Chemical Society. She is among 51 new fellows for the nation’s key chemistry organization and is one of only seven from Los Alamos in the laboratory’s 75-year history.
 
“I am very honored and humbled to be distinguished as an ACS Fellow and to join many great scientists who already hold this lifetime recognition for outstanding achievements in and contributions to science, the profession, and ACS,” Kiplinger said.

Promising LANL Innovations Take Spotlight

on July 24, 2018 - 9:39am

From left, Antonio Redondo, division leader Richard P. Feynman Center for Innovation; Nancy Jo Nicholas, principal associate director of global security at LANL; Bette Korber, 2018 Richard P. Feynman Innovation Prize awardee from Los Alamos theoretical biology and biophysics division; Lee Finewood of DOE NNSA Administration Office of Strategic Partnerships Programs; Daniel Lockney, program executive of NASA technology transfer. Courtesy/LANL

 

LANL News:

 

Los Alamos scientist Bette Korber was recently honored with the 2018 Richard P.

Los Alamos MainStreet Thanks Community & Visitors For Success Of ScienceFest 2018!

on July 23, 2018 - 2:21pm
Scene from the 11th annual Los Alamos ScienceFest July 11-15 in downtown Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

Scene from the 11th annual Los Alamos ScienceFest July 11-15 in downtown Los Alamos.
Courtesy photo
Scene from the 11th annual Los Alamos ScienceFest July 11-15 in downtown Los Alamos. Courtesy photo
 
Los Alamos MainStreet News:
 
The 11th annual Los Alamos ScienceFest attracted attendees from near and far throughout the 5-day festival that took place July 11-15. The July 14 Discovery Day event had the largest number of exhibitors in the event’s history.
 
Attendees came to share their love

Los Alamos Faith And Science Forum: Beyond The Neo-Darwinian Evolution Synthesis Wednesday

on July 22, 2018 - 10:17pm

LAF&SF News:

Bob Reinovsky will present the last lecture in the Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum summer series Wednesday. The title of Reinovsky’s talk is “The Future of Humanity”. The theme of the 2018 Summer Series is “Purposeful Evolution”.

We begin addressing the implications for the future of humans of the bio-chemical and molecular-biological processes that we have been studying in the last 5 lectures.

UPTE Applauds New LANL Contract That Supports Research, Development And Employees...

on July 21, 2018 - 7:26am

UPTE News:

UPTE Applauds New LANL Contract That Supports Research, Development and Employees – Not Profits; and Urges New Contractor to Adopt Two Structural Reforms, Offers to Help Change Safety Culture

UPTE’s years-long lobbying of DOE for a return to non-profit operators for the national laboratories has paid off at LANL (Los Alamos National Laboratory). Beginning in November of this year the new contract will pay Triad National Security, LLC $2.5 billion per year for up to ten years to manage and operate LANL.

Mars Comes Into Focus At NMMNHS

on July 21, 2018 - 7:14am
These two images show Mars through a telescope before and after the dust storm. Courtesy/Christophe Pellier
 
NMMNHS News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE In the coming weeks, the planet Mars will be closer to the Earth than it will be again for decades.
 
For its First Friday evening event Aug. 3, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (NMMNHS) will offer information about the Red Planet and a possibility to see it through telescopes. With the extension of Da Vinci — The Genius through Aug.

Legislative Finance Committee Meets In Los Alamos

on July 19, 2018 - 9:39am
Rep. Patricia Lundstrom opens the Legisaltive Finance Committee meeting Wednesday morning at UNM-LA. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
Los Alamos County Council Vice Chair Christine Chandler, right, and UNM-LA CEO Cindy Rooney answer questions Wednesday following their opening remarks. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
Staff Report

The Legislative Finance Committee spent the day Wednesday in Los Alamos at UNM-LA hearing from representatives of Los Alamos National Laboratory, UNM-LA, Los Alamos County, Los Alamos Public Schools, Public Education Department and New Mexico

AGU: Martian Atmosphere Behaves As Single System

on July 18, 2018 - 9:29am

Artist’s concept showing the three segments of MARSIS, the radar instrument on the Mars Express spacecraft. Courtesy/NASA/JPL/Caltech
 
American Geophysical Union News:
By European Space Agency

New research using a decade of data from the European Space Agency’s Mars Express mission has found clear signs of the complex Martian atmosphere acting as a single, interconnected system, with processes occurring at low and mid levels significantly affecting those seen higher up.

Understanding the Martian atmosphere is a key topic in planetary science, from its current status to its past history.

NNMC Students Conduct Research In The Bahamas

on July 18, 2018 - 6:33am
Dr. Rhiannon West, left, Jonathan Madrid and Estrella Gonzalez of NNMC during their recent three-week undergraduate research experience trip in The Bahamas. Courtesy photo

NNMC freshmen Jonathan Madrid and Estrella Gonzalez during their recent three-week undergraduate research experience trip in The Bahamas. Courtesy photo
NNMC freshmen Jonathan Madrid and Estrella Gonzalez during their recent three-week undergraduate research experience trip in The Bahamas. Courtesy photo
 
NNMC News:
 
When most people think of The Bahamas, they think of fun-filled vacations on white sandy beaches.

LANL: Feeding Plants To This Algae Could Fuel Cars

on July 17, 2018 - 3:47pm

LANL scientist Amanda Barry studies how biofuel-producing algae can be fed various grasses to improve their productivity. Courtesy/LANL

 

LANL News:

 

Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory and partner institutions provided today the first published report of algae using raw plants as a carbon energy source.

 

The research shows that a freshwater production strain of microalgae, Auxenochlorella protothecoides, is capable of directly degrading and utilizing non-food plant substrates, such as switchgrass, for improved cell growth and lipid productivity, useful for boosting the

LANL Releases Radionuclide Air Emissions Report

on July 17, 2018 - 7:04am
Map of LANL air sampling stations around Los Alamos County and regional Northern New Mexico. Not all are EPA Compliance points; some are for facility environmental surveillance. Courtesy image
 
 
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos National Laboratory has released its 2017 Radionuclide Air Emissions report, which indicates that the highest effective dose equivalent (EDE) to an off-site member of the public for last year was 0.47 mrem. The annual limit is 10 millirem per year as established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The information in this

BSMA Thanks Community; Leadership For Support

on July 16, 2018 - 8:08am
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan stops by the BSMA booth to support STEM Education during the LANL Family Picnic. Photo by KayLinda Crawford
 
LANL Director Terry Wallace and his wife Michelle Hall stop by the BSMA booth to support STEM education during Family Picnic. Photo by KayLinda Crawford
 
BSMA News:
 
The Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA) thanks community members and leaders for their support during the recent LANL Family Picnic.
 
The BSMA is the 501 (c) 3 non-profit arm of the Bradbury Science Museum created to provide STEM education outreach initiatives throughout northern

Scenes From Final 2018 Los Alamos ScienceFest Event: Viewing The Martian At Bathtub Row Brewery

on July 15, 2018 - 11:08pm

A crowd gathers for the final 2018 Los Alamos ScienceFest event: viewing The Martian at Bathtub Row Brewery Coop patio in Central Park Square. Courtesy photo

Mark and KayLinda Crawford gather with family and friends at the final 2018 Los Alamos ScienceFest event: viewing The Martian at Bathtub Row Brewery Coop patio in Central Park Square. Courtesy photo

Scene from the final 2018 Los Alamos ScienceFest event: viewing The Martian at Bathtub Row Brewery Coop patio in Central Park Square. Courtesy photo

Scene from the final 2018 Los Alamos ScienceFest event: viewing The Martian at Bathtub

Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum: July 18 Talk ‘Can Organisms Drive Their Evolution?’

on July 15, 2018 - 9:31pm

Nelson Hoffman presents a lecture during the 2017 Los Alamos Faith and Science series. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum News:

Nelson Hoffman presents the next talk in the Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum summer series Wednesday, July 18. The title of Hoffman’s talk is “Can Organisms Drive Their Evolution?”. The theme of the 2018 Summer Series is “Purposeful Evolution”.

A growing group of researchers within evolutionary biology seeks to put new emphasis on a set of ideas that differ considerably from the gene-centric viewpoint of Neo-Darwinism.

Scenes From ScienceFest Oppie Look-Alike Contest

on July 14, 2018 - 8:47pm
Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Director Ryn Hermann, right, presents 'The Oppies', contestants in the ScienceFest Oppie Look-alike, contest today at Fuller Lodge. Contest judge Wendee Brunish looks on. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Contest winner Xavier McTeigue shakes hands with judge Wendee Brunish. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com.
 
Xavier McTeigue, center, receives his prize, a SelfieDrone, from Chamber Director Ryn Hermann. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
A gaggle of Oppies wait for the contest to begin. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Scenes From ScienceFest Discovery Day At Pond

on July 14, 2018 - 8:37pm
This young engineer builds a circuit during ScienceFest Discovery Day, which drew a big crowd today to Ashley Pond Park and the lawn area at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Discovery Day visitors stroll among the bubbles from the Los Alamos County booth at Ashely Pond Park. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Albert Einstein (aka Katy Korkos) gets an idea at ScienceFest today at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
This little shark found a shark's tooth at the United Way of Northern New Mexico/Los Alamos Daily Post booth.

Signs Of ScienceFest 2018 Spotted Downtown

on July 13, 2018 - 10:17pm

Tents were going up today around Ashley Pond Park in preparation for the 2018 Los Alamos ScienceFest, which runs through Sunday with the biggest day, Discovery Day, Saturday at the pond and Fuller Lodge. For more ScienceFest information, and the latest event schedule, visit LosAlamosScienceFestival.com. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Let the ScienceFest Chalk Walk begin! One chalk artist today was already at work creating a chalk painting on the sidewalk area near Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photo

Federal Agencies Partner To Offer First Tour Of Los Alamos Manhattan Project Facilities

on July 13, 2018 - 6:36pm
Battleship bunker: Build in 1944, the Battleship Bunker supported implosion diagnostic tests for Fat Man. The building is known as a battleship building because the bunker’s west end is bow-shaped and shielded with a steel plate. Courtesy/NNSA
 
Pond cabin: Tours of historic sites featured a visit to the Pond Cabin, which served as an office for Emilio Segrè’s Radioactivity Group studying plutonium during the Manhattan Project. Courtesy/NNSA
 

HISTORICAL PARK News:

 The U. S. Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration’s Los Alamos Field Office and Los Alamos National

Council Proclaims July 11-15 ScienceFest Weekend And July 14 Discovery Day In Los Alamos County

on July 12, 2018 - 8:14am

Los Alamos County Councilor Morrie Pongratz presents a proclamation declaring July 11-15 Los Alamos ScienceFest Weekend and Saturday, July 14 as Discovery Day in Los Alamos County to Los Alamos MainStreet Director Lauren McDaniel during Tuesday evening’s Council meeting. The proclamation states that 11 years ago, the Council voiced its desire to establish a signature tourism event that would set Los Alamos apart from any other place in the nation, as well as provide a wonderful venue for the community to gather downtown.

UNM-LA EMS And Science Faculty At ScienceFest

on July 11, 2018 - 6:58pm
UNM-LA Instructor Leslie Dendy, right, offered a pH testing activity, which drew participants of all ages during ScienceFest 2017. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA
 
EMS Instructor and LAFD Battalion Chief Joseph Candelaria talks to community members during an open house in August 2016. EMS Instructor/LAFD Deputy Chief Steve Dewald looks on from the simulated ER/hospital room. Photo by Kateri Morris/UNM-LA

EDUCATION News:

The community is invited to participate in University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) Sciencefest activities.

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