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ProjectY Cowork Hosts Interactive Round-Robin Event Connecting Entrepreneurs With Experts Wednesday

BUSINESS News:

projectY cowork is hosting a free Entrepreneurial Round-Robin event 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4.

This is a great opportunity for small businesses, startups and entrepreneurs to ask questions about resources available to them locally and statewide.

At the beginning of the event each guest speaker will introduce themselves and explain what resources and benefits they have to offer small businesses. After introductions, attendees will breakout with the speakers and have the opportunity to ask specific questions regarding their needs. 

“We encourage all small


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Four Short Films About Manhattan Project National Historical Park Debut Tuesday At Nature Center

Join the National Park Service at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3 to see the debut of four short films that were developed for Manhattan Project National Historical Park. This event is free to attend and open to the public. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

The National Park Service is hosting a debut of four short films that were developed for Manhattan Project National Historical Park.

The event will be held in the planetarium at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, and followed by a brief update from the park, along with a presentation on dark skies.

This event is free


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LANL And RDC Host REDI Summit On Workforce, Housing, Infrastructure Needed For Growing Economy

CEO Innovation+Educate Jamai Blivin moderates the education and workforce session for the Los Alamos National Laboratory and Regional Development Corporation hosted Community Conversation on Economic and Workforce Development and the annual Regional Economic Development Initiative (REDI) Summit Nov. 20 at Buffalo Thunder Resort. A couple of hundred attendees had the opportunity to engage in discussions with tribal leaders, college presidents, mayors, workforce experts and business leaders about the workforce, housing and infrastructure needed to support a growing economy.


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LANL: Drought Impact Study Shows New Issues For Plants And Carbon Dioxide

Drought is already the most widespread factor affecting plant production via direct physiological impacts such as water limitation and heat stress. Courtesy/Dreamstime
 
LANL News:
 
Extreme drought’s impact on plants will become more dominant under future climate change, as noted in a paper out today in the journal Nature Climate Change.
 
Analysis shows that not only will droughts become more frequent under future climates, but more of those events will be extreme, adding to the reduction of plant production essential to human and animal populations. 
 
“Ev

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Local Veteran Thankful For Service Dog … ‘Archi Has Changed My Life’

From left, ADW Dog Trainer Dion Silva with Gilda (service dog in training), ADW Veterans Liaison/Warrior Canine Connection Coordinator Chloe Davis-Masters and Vietnam era veteran David Apple with his service dog Archi during an interview Friday at the Los Alamos Daily Post. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

The special bond that has developed between a Vietnam era veteran and a dog named Archimedes, Archi for short, has by all accounts been remarkable.

“I had some ghosts in my head for 47 years and last summer decided


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Chemist Jennifer Hollingsworth Named AAAS Fellow

Los Alamos Chemist Jennifer A. Hollingsworth is a new Fellow of the AAAS. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Noted Los Alamos chemist honored by American Association for the Advancement of Science

Los Alamos National Laboratory chemist Jennifer A. Hollingsworth is being honored as a Fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for her work in materials chemistry. 

“We’re thrilled that Jennifer is receiving this well-deserved honor and joining the ranks of Los Alamos staff that are AAAS Fellows. Not only is Jennifer an outstanding researcher but also she is deeply


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LANL: Should Santa Deliver By Drone?

A promising solution to coordinated vehicle/drone delivery to a grid of locations. The black curves are the routes the truck follows at 5 meters per second, and the blue lines inticate the route a drone takes while flying at 25 meters per second. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • A new routing algorithm anticipates the day trucks and drones cooperate to drop packages at your doorstep quickly and efficiently

Santa has always run a one-sleigh operation, but a new analysis could help him speed deliveries and save energy, if he ever decided to add a drone to his route.

“People have considered combinations


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Boutwell: In Anticipation Of 75th Anniversary…

By JEFFREY BOUTWELL, Ph.D.
Los Alamos
 
I had the privilege to give a talk on Nov. 12 to the Los Alamos Historical Society focusing on the Polish physicist Josef Rotblat and his decision to leave Los Alamos and end his participation in the Manhattan Project in December of 1944 when it became clear that Nazi Germany was nowhere close to acquiring atomic weapons.
 
Often called the “Keeper of the Nuclear Conscience”, Rotblat was much criticized for “deserting” the atomic bomb project, yet he did so for fundamental reasons of personal conscience and fears that development of the “Gadge

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Los Alamos Community Foundation And UWNNM Promote #GivingTuesdayNM For Local Nonprofits

LACF News:
 
Los Alamos Community Foundation (LACF) and United Way of Northern New Mexico (UWNNM) are excited to help promote #GivingTuesdayNM for local nonprofits.
 
In 2018, 142 nonprofits in 24 communities across the state raised more than $2,520,285 for their work. Nonprofits in Northern New Mexico are encouraged to participate in #GivingTuesday this year to take advantage of the charitable giving momentum that this day generates nationwide.
 
This year, #GivingTuesday falls on Dec. 3. Los Alamos County and the City of Espanola have officially proclaimed Dec. 3 to be

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Bradbury Science Museum: Upcoming Holiday Closures

Bradbury Science Museum at 1350 Central Ave. in downtown Los Alamos. Courtesy/BSM

BSM News:

The Bradbury Science Museum at 1350 Central Ave. will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28 for Thanksgiving; Wednesday, Dec. 25 for Christmas and Wednesday, Jan. 1 for New Year’s Day.

To learn more about the Bradbury Science Museum, click here.


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