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COVID Vaccine: Where does freedom end and civic duty begin?

Now that the vaccine is becoming widely available, why do so many insist on not taking it? As different episodes in history have illustrated — including the building of an atomic bomb in the U.S. – true freedom is to choose to place the well-being of your family, community, and country above your own personal values. We shouldn't confuse the privilege of choice with a threat to personal freedom. In threatening times, our best defense is to act together to the benefit of all.Pandemic fatigue is b...
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Highlights from Berkeley SkyDeck’s virtual demo day

With 17 startups participating, Berkeley SkyDeck’s Demo Day isn’t the largest cohort we’ve seen by any stretch. The collection of companies is, however, defined by a wide range of focuses, from pioneering diabetes treatments to retrofitting autonomous trucking, curated by the SkyDeck’s small team and a number of advisors. Founded in 2012, the accelerator is focused on developing early-stage companies tied to the University of California system. Applicants must be affiliated with either one of th...
Tags: Startups, Hardware, Funding, Tech, Automotive, Venture Capital, Biotech, Robotics, Berkeley, University Of California, Los Alamos, Uc-berkeley, Skydeck, Kiwi, Ontario, UCSF

Deep Science: Using machine learning to study anatomy, weather and earthquakes

Research papers come out far too rapidly for anyone to read them all, especially in the field of machine learning, which now affects (and produces papers in) practically every industry and company. This column aims to collect the most relevant recent discoveries and papers — particularly in but not limited to artificial intelligence — and explain why they matter. A number of recently published research projects have used machine learning to attempt to better understand or predict these ...
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Russia’s SolarWinds Attack

Recent news articles have all been talking about the massive Russian cyberattack against the United States, but that’s wrong on two accounts. It wasn’t a cyberattack in international relations terms, it was espionage. And the victim wasn’t just the US, it was the entire world. But it was massive, and it is dangerous. Espionage is internationally allowed in peacetime. The problem is that both espionage and cyberattacks require the same computer and network intrusions, and the difference is only a...
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Teaser Trailer for 'In Silico' Doc Film About a Frustrated Neuroscientist

"I decided to follow the progress of a scientist who believed he could build a brain in a decade." Couple 3 Films has released a quick teaser trailer for a documentary called In Silico, which is premiering at the DOC NYC Film Festival running online this month. Description from the fest: Director Noah Hutton embarks on a 10-year project following a visionary neuroscientist's quest to build a computer simulation of a brain. With unprecedented access to the inner workings of a multimillion-dol...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Documentaries, Los Alamos, Silico, Henry Markram, To Watch, Noah Hutton

Birthplace of atomic bomb named nation’s healthiest county

Los Alamos County, New Mexico, is the nation's healthiest county, according to "U.S. News & World Report." The former nuclear site ranked high in public health and housing.
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The inventor of the Labradoodle regrets what he started. These 11 other creators have lamented their contributions, too.

A Labradoodle plays on the beach. Reuters Wally Conron originally bred the Labradoodle — a cross between a Labrador retriever and a poodle — in 1989 to serve as a guide dog for a blind woman whose husband had allergies. Conron now laments his creation, calling it a "Frankenstein monster." Conron isn't the only creator to regret his brainchild. At least 11 other inventors lament the technology, animals, or holidays they created.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.  Wally Conr...
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The inventor of the gender-reveal party regrets what she started. These 11 other creators have lamented their contributions, too.

A gender reveal event in April 2017 started the 47,000-acre Sawmill Fire in the Santa Rita Mountain foothills, southeast of Tucson, Arizona. US Forest Service/AP A smoke bomb at a gender-reveal party in Southern California ignited a 10,500-acre wildfire over the weekend. Jenna Karvunidis, a mom and blogger who's widely credited with inventing gender reveals, took to Facebook to lament her creation.  Karvunidis isn't the only creator to regret her brainchild. At least 11 other inventors lam...
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The 25 best suburbs in America, each boasting family-friendly neighborhoods, good schools, and wide open spaces

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, people are fleeing big cities. Here are Niche's top suburbs. Tomas Winz/Getty Images Suburban living is at the forefront of current political debate. Some Republicans are saying that Democrats will completely eliminate suburbia — which isn't true.The coronavirus pandemic is currently accelerating mass migration to suburbs.Business Insider rounded up the 25 best suburbs — or neighborhoods located outside of principal cities with populations of at least 1,00...
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Meatpacking Companies Dismissed Years of Warnings But Now Say Nobody Could Have Prepared for COVID-19

This article first appeared on ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. At the end of June, with hundreds of his workers already infected with COVID-19 and several dead, Kenneth Sullivan, the CEO of Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork producer, sent a pointed letter to two U.S. senators who had launched an investigation into outbreaks in meatpacking plants and industry ...
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Bear seriously injures woman in New Mexico attack

Victim suffers broken bones and collapsed lungAuthorities say bear encounters not uncommon in ski areaA woman was seriously injured when she was attacked by a bear which approached her and her husband on the deck of a New Mexico ski lodge, authorities said on Saturday.The bear came within a foot of the couple as they sat outside on Friday night, then chased the woman before attacking her in the parking lot of the ski area on the outskirts of Los Alamos, the state game and fish department said. C...
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How aliens could use black holes to power an intergalactic civilization

Remember when I warned everyone that humans would probably destroy all life in the universe like construction workers killing ant colonies to make way for a never-ending series of cosmic strip malls? A team of researchers from the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Glasgow in Scotland has me concerned that we might not be the construction workers in that analogy. What you need to know One of the people working on the original atomic bomb project at Los Alamos, an Italian scient...
Tags: Startups, Space, Science, Scotland, Tech, Los Alamos, University of Glasgow, Enrico Fermi, School of Physics and Astronomy

Hugo and Nebula Award winner: Manhattan Project hard-SF/alternate history

Just two weeks — a scant 14 days! — left to get my latest novel The Oppenheimer Alternative at the pre-publication special ebook price of an atomically small US$4.99 or local equivalent at Amazon, B&N, Apple Books, Kobo, etc., worldwide. After that, the price goes up, up, up like an Orion rocket! A hard-SF novel and an alternate history novel about the scientific geniuses behind the Manhattan Project and the birth of the atomic age. Every character is real and famous: J. Robert Oppenheimer, Edw...
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Covid-19 mutated into a more contagious strain, according to study

The Los Angeles Times has reported on a study out of Los Alamos National Laboratory that discovered a new strain of Covid-19 that is supposedly more contagious and spreads faster than the first version of Covid-19. It became dominant in the United States mid-march, and "may make people vulnerable to a second infection after a first bout with the disease." According to the LA Times: The new strain appeared in February in Europe, migrated quickly to the East Coast of the United States and has bee...
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Covid-19 has mutated into a more contagious strain, according to study

The Los Angeles Times has reported on a study out of Los Alamos National Laboratory that discovered a new strain of Covid-19 that is supposedly more contagious and spreads faster than the first version of Covid-19. It became dominant in the United States mid-march, and "may make people vulnerable to a second infection after a first bout with the disease." According to the LA Times: The new strain appeared in February in Europe, migrated quickly to the East Coast of the United States and has bee...
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Scientists Claim Newly Dominant Strain of Coronavirus Is More Contagious Than Original

Scientists at the Los Alamos National Laboratory published a study on Thursday that indicates the now-prevalent strain of coronavirus is a more contagious version of the pathogen first reported in Wuhan, China.The study, which is not yet peer-reviewed, was published on BioRxiv, a website used by medical researchers to speed up collaboration on studies and potential treatments of coronavirus. Scientists at the Los Alamos lab, run by the U.S. Department of Energy, collaborated with researchers at ...
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What could power an early-warning system for harmful radiation storms in Earth's Van Allen belts? AI? Let's see, say Los Alamos boffins

Code needed because 'we no longer have direct measurements about what’s happening in outer electron belt' Machine-learning algorithms may in future be able to warn scientists of harmful radiation storms days in advance of their formation in Earth’s Van Allen belts.…
Tags: Earth, Software, Los Alamos, Van Allen

Pup starts fire

The owner of two dogs installed a camera to keep an eye on their new companions. But it instead solved the mystery of why the Los Alamos-area home ended up on fire: 9-month-old Kahuna knocked over a bunch of clothes that caught fire. The suspicious-looking iron wasn't on, reports the Los Alamos Daily Post. An out-of-view baseboard heater triggered the blaze. two pets had evacuated safely. Cameras are not substitutes for smoke alarms.
Tags: Video, News, Fires, Mistakes, Los Alamos, Kahuna, Los Alamos Daily Post

Secrecy News for 01/13/20

SECRECY NEWS from the FAS Project on Government Secrecy Volume 2020, Issue No. 1 January 13, 2020 Secrecy News Blog: NNSA MOVES TO EXPAND PLUTONIUM PIT PRODUCTION NNSA MOVES TO EXPAND PLUTONIUM PIT PRODUCTION The National Nuclear Security Administration said last week that it will proceed with plans to sharply expand production of plutonium "pits" -- the explosive triggers for thermonuclear weapons -- without performing a full "programmatic" ...
Tags: News, Congress, Russia, Department Of Defense, Npr, Department Of Energy, University Of Maryland, Los Alamos, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Princeton University, Fetter, Congressional Research Service, Steven Aftergood, Federation of American Scientists The Secrecy News, Tri Valley, Savannah River

Scientists create 3D images of unique RNA molecule critical for stem cell programming

Scientists at Los Alamos and international partners have created the first 3-D images of a special type of RNA molecule that is critical for stem cell programming and known as the "dark matter" of the genome.
Tags: Health, Los Alamos

Richard Feynman’s “Lost Lecture:” An Animated Retelling

Nobel prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman is “famous in a number of dimensions,” says science and math explainer Grant Sanderson of the YouTube channel 3blue1brown in the video above. “To scientists, he’s a giant of 20th century physics… to the public, he’s a refreshing contradiction to the stereotypes about physicists: a safe-cracking, bongo-playing, mildly philandering non-conformist.” Feynman is also famous, or infamous, for his role in the Manhattan Project and the building of th...
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Best intentions, and all that...

I'd really intended for this cross-country road trip to involve more stopping and taking pictures.My trip out was initially intended to have two middlin'-easy eight hour legs, overnighting in Joplin, MO and Amarillo, TX, leaving me with a final day's drive of only about five hours to Los Alamos. If I blew out of Amarillo early enough on that last morning, the short five-hour drive (combined with the fact that crossing from Central to Mountain time knocked a virtual hour off my pace) should have ...
Tags: Guns, YUM, St Louis, Los Alamos, Canon, Holiday Inn Express, Oklahoma City, Tam, Amarillo, Joplin, Good Times, Tucumcari, Cadillac Ranch, Joplin Mo, New Vegas, Vandalia

Historians Find Another Spy in the U.S. Atomic Bomb Project

His Soviet code name was Godsend, and he came to Los Alamos from a family of secret agents.
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Los Alamos' predictive AI computer model wins FluSight Challenge

A probabilistic artificial intelligence computer model developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory provided the most accurate state, national, and regional forecasts of the flu in 2018, beating 23 other teams in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's FluSight Challenge. The CDC announced the results last week.
Tags: Health, Cdc, Los Alamos, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Descartes Labs snaps up $20M more for its AI-based geospatial imagery analytics platform

Satellite imagery holds a wealth of information that could be useful for industries, science and humanitarian causes, but one big and persistent challenge with it has been a lack of effective ways to tap that disparate data for specific ends. That’s created a demand for better analytics, and now, one of the startups that has been building solutions to do just that is announcing a round of funding as it gears up for expansion. Descartes Labs, a geospatial imagery analytics startup out of Santa Fe...
Tags: TC, San Francisco, Tech, Nasa, New Mexico, Johnson, Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Valley, Mark Johnson, Santa Fe New Mexico, Rene Descartes, Descartes, Descartes Labs, Orbital Insight

Mindful Dementia - A Book Review

I was honored to be invited to participate in this WOW! Women on Writing blog tour for the book Mindful Dementia Care: Lost and Found in the Alzheimer's Forest by Ruth Dennis with Velma Arellano and Luke Nachtrab. Before I write my review, here's a bit about the book:Mindful Dementia Care is a book of stories and a book of love. It is a book without denial, without any papering over of the challenges that can be involved with being a caregiver, and the sadness, anger, and frustration they may b...
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Regulators: Los Alamos lab nuclear safety effort falls short

SANTA FE, New Mexico (AP) — Regulators say Los Alamos National Laboratory has not ensured sufficient nuclear safety in its operations as the New Mexico facility prepares to increase its work with plutonium. The U.S. Department of Energy has released a list of problems regarding the laboratory’s nuclear safety management, The Albuquerque Journal reported Monday. […]
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Los Alamos and Bandelier

Blog 040519 Los Alamos and BandelierOn Thursday I moved from Elephant Butte and headed north on 25 and drove past Albuquerque past Santa Fe and found my way to White Rock NM. Lynne had suggested I stop in Bandelier National Monument to see the Pue
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SXSW Startups: UbiGro

Credit: UbiQD, Inc. The Forrest Four-Cast: February 23, 2019 Fifty diverse startups will aim to impress a panel of judges and a live audience with their skills, creativity and innovation at SXSW Pitch Presented by Cyndx. Winners in 10 categories will be announced at the Pitch Award Ceremony at 6:30 pm Sunday, March 10, at the Hilton Austin.A finalist in Hyper-Connected Communities, which will pitch at 5 pm Saturday, March 9, UbiGro is a nanotech-enabled greenhouse film by UbiQD, Inc. that red...
Tags: Startups, UK, Oregon, Startup, Innovation, Agriculture, ACS, New Mexico, Nanotechnology, Los Alamos, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Sxsw, Wells Fargo, Hugh Forrest, Hilton Austin, ArcView

Board Question #91971: The writers in 2012 weren't too keen on answering Board ...

Q: Dear 100 Hour Board,The writers in 2012 weren't too keen on answering Board Question #68368, citing it was tedious and there was no known reason. Looking at the dates, there was a reason: something big happened within a day or two of the date listed (New York Times, September 10th 2001 tipped me off). I won't repeat the question, but what might be the big events that this reader was subtly referencing? (and for bonus points, something that did happen on that unsuspecting overlooked day in his...
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