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BSMA Thanks Los Alamos National Laboratory And Community For Supporting STEM Education

on March 17, 2018 - 10:23am

Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Terry Wallace makes a purchase during the launch of the Laboratory's 75th annivesary event Tuesday at the Bradbury Science Museum. Courtesy photo

The BSMA Gadgets Gift Shop was filled with customers purchasing merchandise commemorating Los Alamos National Laboratory's 75th anniversary. Courtesy photo

 

BSMA News:

 

The Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA) wishes to thank Los Alamos National Laboratory and the community for supporting STEM education outreach efforts in northern New Mexico.

The (BSMA) and the Laboratory hosted a 75th

Science On Tap: Energy To Explore Deep Space

on March 17, 2018 - 9:48am
 
LA CREATIVE DISTRICT News:
 
The On Tap discussion series presented by the Los Alamos Creative District has moved to Mondays!
 
Start your week off with interesting conversations and libations. This week join the Bradbury Science Museum and Patrick McClure for Science on Tap to learn about the energy needed to explore deep space, at 5:30 p.m. March 19 at UnQuarked, 145 Central Park Square.
 
Examining the universe, including other planets, requires a safe, compact, reliable, and durable power source that isn’t cost prohibitive.

NNSA Extends Public Comment Period For Draft Environmental Assessment

on March 17, 2018 - 9:44am
NNSA News:
 
The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) is extending for 30 days the public comment period for the Draft Environmental Assessment of Proposed Changes for Analytical Chemistry and Materials Characterization at the Radiological Laboratory/Utility/Office Building (Draft EA). 
 
NNSA made the Draft EA available for public comment on February 21, 2018. The public comment period for the Draft EA has now been extended to April 25, 2018. This extension is being made in response to public and stakeholder requests for additional review time.
 
The Draft EA is available

Mystery Of Purple Lights In Sky Solved With Help From Citizen Scientists

on March 16, 2018 - 2:21pm
The aurora known as Steve seen over Lake Minnewanka in Alberta. Photo by Paulo Fedozzi
 
NMC News:
 
Notanee Bourassa knew that what he was seeing in the night sky was not normal.
 
Bourassa, an IT technician in Regina, Canada, trekked outside of his home on July 25, 2016, around midnight with his two younger children to show them a beautiful moving light display in the sky -- an aurora borealis. He often sky gazes until the early hours of the morning to photograph the aurora with his Nikon camera, but this was his first expedition with his children.

Scenes From BSMA’s ‘Night With A Nerd’ ... Alan Carr

on March 16, 2018 - 9:16am

Bradbury Science Museum Association presents ‘Night with A Nerd’ during which LANL Historian Alan Carr recounts 75 Years of LANL history in 60 minutes to the crowd gathered Thursday evening at Project Y in Central Park Square. Courtesy photo

Bradbury Science Museum Association presents ‘Night with A Nerd’ during which LANL Historian Alan Carr recounts 75 Years of LANL history in 60 minutes Thursday evening at Project Y in Central Park Square. Courtesy photo

LANL 75th Anniversary Logo Unveiled At Celebration Of Stem Education At Bradbury Science Museum

on March 15, 2018 - 5:19pm
Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Terry Wallace unveils the new 75th Anniversary LANL logo at a Celebration of Stem Education Tuesday at the Bradbury Science Museum. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
New 75th Anniversary LANL logo unveiled Tuesday. 
Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
The Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA) is the Laboratory’s vendor for official 75th Anniversary merchandise through a memorandum of understanding between the BSMA and the Laboratory.

Science On Tap: Energy To Explore Deep Space

on March 15, 2018 - 5:18pm
 
LACD News:
 
The Science On Tap discussion series presented by the Los Alamos Creative District has moved to Mondays.
 
Start the week off with interesting conversations and libations at 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 19 at UnQuarked 145 Central Park Square. Join the Bradbury Science Museum and Patrick McClure, with the Lab’s Nuclear Engineering and Nonproliferation group, for Science on Tap to learn about the energy needed to explore deep space.
 
Examining the universe, including other planets, requires a safe, compact, reliable, and durable power source that isn’t cost prohibitive.

OSAC Releases Online Lexicon For Forensic Sciences

on March 14, 2018 - 8:58am
The forensic sciences encompass dozens of disciplines, each with its own history and vocabulary. As a result, a word might mean one thing to forensic anthropologists, for example, but something else to forensic document examiners. To help facilitate clear communication across the many disciplines, the Organization of Scientific Area Committees for Forensic Science (OSAC) has created a Lexicon of Forensic Science Terminology, which can be accessed from the OSAC website. Courtesy/OSAC

AGU: Scientists Capture Sounds Of Volcanic Thunder

on March 14, 2018 - 8:20am
This satellite image shows Bogoslof volcano erupting on May 28, 2017. The eruption began about 18 minutes prior to this image and the cloud rose to an altitude greater than 12 kilometers (40,000 feet) above sea level. Courtesy/Dave Schneider / Alaska Volcano Observatory & U.S. Geological Survey
 
AGU News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Researchers report in a new study that they’ve documented rumblings of volcanic thunder for the first time, a feat considered nearly impossible by many volcanologists. 
 
Microphones set out to detect volcanic eruptions in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands recorded sounds

National Science Foundation Awards UbiQD Phase II SBIR Grant

on March 12, 2018 - 3:31pm

The UbiQD team taken at its September board of directors meeting a short walk from the quantum dot company’s headquarters in Los Alamos. Courtesy/UbiQD, Inc.

UbiQD team members measure the electrical output of a window prototype near the company’s headquarters in Los Alamos. Courtesy/UbiQD, Inc.

UbiQD News:

  • Funding will accelerate development of its quantum dot solar glass technology

UbiQD, Inc., a New Mexico-based nanotechnology development company, announced today that it was recently awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II grant by the National Science Foundation

Café Scientifique New Mexico Partners With Los Alamos National Laboratory For Special Events

on March 12, 2018 - 10:22am

Los Alamos National Laboratory. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

Café Scientifique New Mexico is partnering with Los Alamos National Laboratory to host three special events for high school students in northern New Mexico to go behind the scenes and learn about the latest technology in emergency management careers.

This program is open to high school students in Los Alamos, Española, Pojoaque and Taos.

The Los Alamos event is March 13, the Española-Pojoaque event is March 21 and the Taos event is March 27.

Emergency response to major disasters requires the most advanced technology to protect the

Uranium Processing Facility Achieves Key Milestone

on March 12, 2018 - 6:31am
Uranium Processing Facility in Oak Ridge, Tenn. Courtesy/DOE/NNSA
 
NNSA News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration’s (DOE/NNSA) Uranium Processing Facility (UPF) project continues to make timely progress with the recent completion of the Site Infrastructure and Services (SIS) subproject.
 
UPF will replace an early-Cold War plant with a modern, more efficient, and safer facility for conducting highly-enriched uranium operations at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tenn.
 
“Completing the SIS subproject is an important

LANB Brings Students From El Camino Real Academy To Bradbury Science Museum

on March 11, 2018 - 1:20am
El Camino Real Academy 5th graders visit to the Bradbury Science Musuem thanks to a generous transportation grant from Los Alamos National Bank. Photo by Linda Anderman/BSM

An El Camino Real Academy 5th grader at the Bradbury Museum during a field trip sponsored by LANB. Photo by Linda Anderman/BSM

 

BSMA News:
 
Twenty-five 5th graders from El Camino Real Academy enjoyed a field trip to the Bradbury Science Museum, thanks to a grant provided by Los Alamos National Bank, that pays for the student’s and teacher’s transportation to the museum.
 
Liddie Martinez, LANB Market President

Frederick Reines Work At Hans Bethe House

on March 9, 2018 - 12:19pm
Robert Reines stands next to his father's Nobel Prize medal in the Hans Bethe House. Photo by Todd Nickols
 
Frederick Reines/Courtesy photo
 
By HEATHER MCCLENAHAN
Los Alamos Historical Society
 
The only Nobel Prize won for work done at the laboratory in Los Alamos is justly on display in the Los Alamos History Museum’s Hans Bethe House.
 
The world’s top physics prize was awarded to Frederick Reines in 1995 for the discovery of the nuetrino, a subatomic particle produced by the decay of radioactive elements.

Bradbury Science Museum Association Hosts LANL 75th Anniversary Merchandise Launch March 13

on March 8, 2018 - 7:49am

The Bradbury Science Museum Association will rollout the merchandise March 13 to commemorate the Los Alamos National Laboratory's 75th anniversary. Courtesy photo

BSMA News: 

 

The Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA) is the Laboratory’s vendor for official 75th Anniversary merchandise through a memorandum of understanding between the BSMA and the Laboratory.

As always, all proceeds from merchandise sales benefit Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education initiatives in the region.

The BSMA is planning a 75th Anniversary merchandise rollout at 4-6 p.m.

AGU: 2017 North American Wildfire Pollution Comparable To Moderate Volcanic Eruption

on March 8, 2018 - 6:54am
Dense smoke clouds linger above Canada’s Lake Athabasca Aug. 14, 2017, around which several major fires raged. These fires burned so intensely that smoke drafted several miles high, straight into the stratosphere; an effect usually seen in moderate volcanic eruptions, rarely fires. Credit/NASA
 
AGU News:
 
Compare volcanoes to wildfires, and it’s no competition. In many cases, volcanoes are vastly more powerful, and their eruptions’ effects on climate are much more pronounced. But in August 2017, the tables turned.
 
The 2017 North American fire season was one of the most destructive

LANB Sponsors Visits To Bradbury Science Museum

on March 7, 2018 - 7:58am

Bradbury Science Museum Educator Pam Dresher providing a science laboratory recently for students from Arroyos Del Norte Elementary School in Taos. Photo by Andre Trottier

Bradbury Science Museum Educator Mel Strong providing a science laboratory recently for students from Arroyos Del Norte Elementary School in Taos. Photo by Andre Trottier

BSMA News:

Bradbury Science Museum Educators Pam Dresher and Mel Strong recently provided a science laboratory for students from Arroyos Del Norte Elementary School in Taos.

The trip to the local museum was sponsored by Los Alamos National Bank under a

NIST Sharpens 'Charpy' Test To Make A More Precise Impact On Industrial Materials

on March 7, 2018 - 7:33am
Courtesy photo
 
NIST News:
 
A decade before an iceberg shattered the hull plates of the Titanic and half a century before a plague of brittle fractures started sinking Liberty ships during World War II, scientists in the United States and France had devised a novel, and strikingly simple, method for measuring the way metal reacts to impact.
 
Today, that method, with some upgrades and refinements, remains the standard test used worldwide to judge the impact resistance of metals used in bridge construction, high-pressure boilers, ocean ships, armor plate, nuclear pressure vessels and

LAPS Foundation Facilitates $1,800 Donation To Robotics Team From Santa Fe Auto Park

on March 6, 2018 - 5:12pm

The LAHS Robotics FIRST Team 4153 poses with a t-shirt launching robot at the Ride & Drive event in Los Alamos. Courtesy/LAPSF

LAPSF News:

A perfect union that came together serendipitously last month has led to $1,800 being generously donated to the LAHS Robotics FIRST Team 4153 by the Santa Fe Auto Park.

NMTC 2018 Women In Technology Honors Prisca Tiasse Yoder And Caitlin Kontgis Of Los Alamos

on March 3, 2018 - 7:51am

Prisca Tiasse Yoder, Ph.D, owner of The Community Lab, LLC

BUSINESS News:

New Mexico Technology Council (NMTC) will recognize eight women in multiple tech industries at its 2018 Women in Technology Celebration March 8 at the Sandia Casino.

Two of the eight honorees are from Los Alamos:

  • Prisca Tiasse Yoder, Ph.D, owner of The Community Lab, LLC; and
  • Applied Scientist Caitlin Kontgis of Descartes Labs.

They join women being recognized at this annual event from the fields of aeronautics to biotechnology and information technology in large organizations to startups.

All of the honorees

Chamisa Elementary Science Night At The Bradbury

on March 3, 2018 - 6:44am
Wade Harrel from the Harrell House of Oddities in Santa Fe, brought his travelling collection of insects, spiders and all things creepy-crawly Monday to the Bradbury Science Museum for Chamisa Elementary School’s annual Science Night. Sponsored by the Chamisa PTO, Science Night provides an opportunity for students to learn about a variety of science and technology topics through interactive displays by a variety of community organizations and Museum staff. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Students watch a demonstration.
Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
A student

ScienceFest 2018 Committee Seeking Festival Participants, Offering New 'Impact Training'

on March 2, 2018 - 11:35am
 
SCIENCE FEST News:
 
The ScienceFest 2018 Committee is currently seeking science and tech companies (with a fun demo or showcase of their work) to participate in Discovery Day (previously known as "Festival Day") from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, July 14.
 
Award-winning Los Alamos ScienceFest Discovery Day is full of interactive activities, tours and exhibits to engage people of all ages in science. Festival producer Los Alamos MainStreet is partnering with businesses and organizations to present the festival at Los Alamos’ Ashley Pond.

AGU: New Model Suggests Moon Formed Inside Vaporized Earth

on March 1, 2018 - 11:40am
This sequence shows the early Moon emerging as Earth’s synestia shrinks. They are based on a NASA artistic rendering of a protoplanetary disk, which is being used to represent a synestia. Courtesy Sarah Stewart
 
By ANDY FELL
Communications Manager at UC Davis
 
A new explanation for the Moon’s origin has it forming inside the Earth when our planet was a seething, spinning cloud of vaporized rock, called a synestia.

BSMA: Lecture, Tour And Workshop On Comics And Science Saturday March 3

on February 24, 2018 - 4:49pm

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