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8 hrs ago | Science Blog

Nuclear reactor reliability: Fast test proves viable

A speedy way to mimic the aging of materials inside nuclear reactors has matched all aspects of the damage sustained by a real reactor component for the first time.

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Related Topix: Nuclear Energy

17 hrs ago | Las Cruces Sun-News

Scientists urge rehiring of fired Los Alamos nuke lab worker

A group of scientists who work to limit the spread of nuclear weapons is urging the U.S. Energy Secretary to intervene on behalf of a fired worker at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

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Yesterday | The Nation

Woman sentenced in plot to steal US nuclear secrets

For news details visit : http://www.nation.com.pk/international/22-Aug-2014/woman-sentenced-in-plot-to-steal-us-nuclear-secrets For news details Read on : Woman sentenced in plot to steal US nuclear secrets ALBUQUERQUE, NM : A 71-year-old former contractor at Los Alamos National Laboratory has been sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison ... (more)

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Related Topix: Albuquerque, NM, Federal Prisons, Prison

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Beaumont Enterprise

Texas regulators OK expanding nuclear waste site

In this June 6, 2013 file photo, crews from Waste Control Specialists load the first of two containers with low-level radioactive waste from Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, into a reinforced 8-inch-thick concrete container at the 90-acre federal dump where it will remain forever, near Andrews, Texas.

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The Daily Beast

Are Biosafety Labs Harmful or Helpful?By Center for Public Integrity

The rapidly growing number of U.S. biosafety labs-those that study potentially lethal pathogens-is causing concern.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science, US Military, Fort Detrick, US Army, Department of Energy

Las Cruces Sun-News

Former Los Alamos lab worker sentenced in nuke secrets plot

A former Los Alamos National Laboratory contractor has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison for conspiring with her physicist husband to sell nuclear secrets.

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Related Topix: Los Alamos, NM, Albuquerque, NM

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Science

[In Depth] Firing of Los Alamos researcher draws criticism

The Los Alamos National Laboratory has fired a political scientist after controversy arose over a paper he wrote that questions the dogma of nuclear deterrence.

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Wed Aug 13, 2014

The Washington Post

Why small towns want nuclear waste dumps

Crews from Waste Control Specialists load the first of two containers with low-level radioactive waste from Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico into a reinforced 8-inch-thick concrete container at the 90-acre federal dump near Andrews, Tex., in 2013.

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Related Topix: Carlsbad, NM, Nuclear Energy, Alamogordo, NM, Department of Energy, US Politics, US News

Mon Aug 11, 2014

ABC News

Energy Secretary Vows to Get NM Nuke Dump Working

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz is vowing to get southeastern New Mexico's troubled nuclear waste dump back in operation as soon as possible after a mysterious radiation leak that indefinitely shuttered the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in February.

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Related Topix: Department of Energy

Fri Aug 08, 2014

Business Journal

TROL Act could spell big trouble for some in NM

Some patent lawyers fear changes to the law could have a negative effect on Sandia National Laboratories and other research institutions.

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Related Topix: Technical Services, Sandia, Albuquerque, NM, University of New Mexico

Thu Aug 07, 2014

Hispanic Business

Investigators from Los Alamos National Laboratory Target...

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from , "Ion beam irradiation is used to study the property changes due to displacement damage.

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Wed Aug 06, 2014

Daily Pundit

Hey, Obama: Remember Pearl Harbor?

Later he would go on to become director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory as well as a state senator for New Mexico.

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RedOrbit

Scientists Uncover Combustion Mechanism To...

Image Caption: Wildfire fuel being burned in the fire laboratory as the aerosols from the top are being sucked into inlets and sampled at the Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory in Missoula, Montana by Los Alamos and Carnegie Mellon University scientists.

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Related Topix: Fire, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Missoula, MT, Carnegie Mellon University

Tue Aug 05, 2014

Dear Kitty

United States scientist sacked for opposition to nuclear weapons

The Los Alamos National Laboratory fired James E. Doyle, a respected nuclear security expert, in early July after more than a year of persecution stemming from a scholarly article he had published calling for nuclear disarmament, according to an account published Thursday by the Center for Public Integrity .

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Related Topix: Department of Energy

Mon Aug 04, 2014

EurekAlert!

Scientists uncover combustion mechanism to better predict warming by wildfires

This image shows wildfire fuel being burned in the fire laboratory as the aerosols from the top are being sucked into inlets and sampled at the Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory... Scientists have uncovered key attributes of so-called "brown carbon" from wildfires, airborne atmospheric particles that may have influenced current climate models that ... (more)

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Related Topix: Fire, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Missoula, MT, Carnegie Mellon University, Alternative Energy, Biomass, Energy

R & D

"SuperCam" instrument adds capabilities to successful ChemCam

NASA announced today that laser technology originally developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory has been selected for its new Mars mission in 2020.

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Sun Aug 03, 2014

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

U.S. nuclear deal with Russia fails as tensions rise

The growing confrontation between Washington and Moscow over Ukraine has derailed a recent accord that promised one of the most expansive collaborations ever between the countries' nuclear scientists, including reciprocal visits to atomic sites to work on projects ranging from energy to planetary defense.

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Fri Aug 01, 2014

KRQE Albuquerque

Lab worker says he was fired for anti-nuke paper

A former member of Los Alamos National Laboratory's non-proliferation team says he was fired after writing an article for a nonprofit web site in support of abolishing nuclear weapons.

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York Dispatch

'Hiroshima' Los Alamos protest planned

Peace activists say they will hold another protest against nuclear weapons in Los Alamos near the anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

EurekAlert!

Los Alamos laser selected for 2020 Mars mission

This is an artist's rendering of the SuperCam instrument aboard the next generation Mars rover scheduled to visit the Red Planet in 2020.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Geology, Science, Chemistry, Space

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