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U.S. Sen. Tom Udall Secures Funding For New Mexico’s National Labs, WIPP, Nuclear Safety…

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M), senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, voted to advance key legislation to provide strong funding for New Mexico’s national labs, technology transfer efforts, environmental clean-up projects, the Waste Isolation Pilot Program (WIPP), and Tribal energy programs throughout the state.

Udall joined the Senate Appropriations Committee in voting unanimously to advance the Fiscal Year 2020 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill to the Senate floor.

“This funding will help bolster New Mexico’s thriving


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Fuselier: The Seeking Emotional System

By BOB FUSELIER
Los Alamos

Some thoughts from science, life, and ancient religious texts

By BOB FUSELIER
Los Alamos

Some thoughts from science, life, and ancient religious texts

In an earlier essay, I touched on the choice that we share with all animals: either to go forward towards resources that sustain us or to draw away from that which can cause us harm. The emotional system that controls our forward motion has been labeled the Seeking emotional system by the noted neuroscientist Jaak Panksepp. While it’s needed for life, this emotional system can lead us into a lot of trouble.

Such is the way


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LAHS Student Aims To End Malnutrition In The World

Havard University student Garyk Brixi and Los Alamos High School student Lillian Peterson at the International Science Fair in May in Phoenix, Ariz. Courtesy photo
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
kirsten@ladailypost.com

Malnutrition is the leading cause of death for children globally and Lillian Petersen, a senior at Los Alamos High School, along with her partner Garyk Brixi of Maryland, is doing something about it.

They created computer software that can help inform aid organizations on the most effective way to treat malnourished children. Malnutrition is a clinical


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NIST: Can High-Tech Sniffer Help Keep Us Safe?

The PLOT-cryo device can be used to detect very low concentrations of airborne chemicals such as those that might signal the presence of spoiled food, clandestine graves, and chemicals in fire debris that might show evidence of arson. Courtesy/Megan Harries

NIST News:

Science stinks.

So thought Megan Harries as she measured drops of putrescine and cadaverine — the chemicals that give decomposing corpses their distinctive, terrible odor — into glass vials. She then placed the vials on the floor of a shipping container, walked outside, and closed the door behind her.

Harries, a postdoctoral


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Los Alamos Bioscientist Harshini Mukundan Selected AAAS IF/THEN Ambassador

Los Alamos bioscientist Harshini Mukundan is being inducted into the American Association for the Advancement of Science and IF/THEN STEM ambassador program. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Los Alamos bioscientist notes deep commitment to STEM outreach goals

Los Alamos National Laboratory bioscientist Harshini Mukundan has been selected as one of the 125 AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) IF/THEN Ambassadors. IF/THEN, a national initiative of Lyda Hill Philanthropies, seeks to further women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by empowering current


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Family Star Party And Family Night At Los Alamos Nature Center Tuesday

Visit the Los Alamos Nature Center Tuesday, Sept. 10 for an evening of family fun. The monthly Family Star Party, sponsored by New Mexico Bank & Trust starts at 5:30 p.m. and Family Night starts at 6 p.m. and is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Head to the Los Alamos Nature Center tomorrow evening for a night of family fun! The Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s monthly Family Star Party and Family Night programs will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 10. The star party starts at 5:30 p.m. and Family Night begins at 6 p.m. Both programs are free to attend thanks


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2020 Breakthrough Prize Honors Los Alamos Astrophysicists For Work On First Black Hole Image

Los Alamos National Laboratory Astrophysicist Benjamin Ryan. Courtesy/LANL

 

Los Alamos National Laboratory Astrophysicist George Wong. Courtesy/LANL

 

LANL News:

  • International team wins ‘Oscar of Science’ for using eight radio telescopes from around the world to resolve image of a supermassive black hole in a distant galaxy

Los Alamos National Laboratory astrophysicists Benjamin Ryan and George Wong are members of the Event Horizon Telescope team that just won the 2020 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics for creating the first image of a black hole.

“The observations


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NOAA Satellite Images: Hurricane Dorian Early Sept. 6

NOAA GEOS Public Domain satellite image of Hurricane Dorian, early morning Sept. 6, 2019, enhancement and preparation by David A. Ponton, wildearthlight.com

NOAA GEOS Public Domain satellite image of Hurricane Dorian along the SE USA coastline, hours before sunrise Sept. 6, 2019, enhancement and preparation by David A. Ponton,  wildearthlight.com


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Scenes From U.S. Sen. Tom Udall Tour Of Successful Tech Transfer Company UbiQD In Los Alamos

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall came to Los Alamos Wednesday to tour the facilities of Ubiquitous Quantum Dots (UbiQD), a successful tech transfer company at the forefront of LCD innovation at 134 Eastgate Dr. Here Sen. Udall chats with UbiQD CEO Hunter McDaniel, center, Council Vice Chair Pete Sheehey, third from right, and Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation Executive Director Patrick Sullivan, left. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall during a tour Wednesday at UbiQD. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, left, chats with UbiQD CEO Hunter McDaniel.


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