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July 31, 2013
Did you know: a typical bolt of lightning is about 3 miles long and heats the air immediately surrounding the bolt to over 20,000 degrees Celsius? That's three times hotter than the surface of the sun. For many Americans, summer isn't complete without an exciting thunderstorm to break up the heat. This electrifying photo was taken by Sandia Labs photographer Randy Montoya during a summer storm on July 21, 2013. The lightning illuminated the Redstone rocket that stands in front of the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History in Albuquerque, New Mexico. | Photo courtesy of Randy Montoya, Sandia National Laboratory.
Photo of the Week: A Storm in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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July 30, 2013
WIPP’s mine rescue team members, back row from left, are NWP President and Project Manager Farok Sharif; Heath Fowler; Manny Marquez; Mat Ridgway; Gary Kessler; Curtis Sanders, III; Jim Pierce; Tony Mihelic; Joe Baca; Justin Bailey; Ty Zimmerly; Fabian Carrasco; Chauncey Ortega; Nico Dominguez; and CBFO Manager Joe Franco. In front are Richard West, team trainer; and Ann Strait, of NWP emergency management. Not pictured is Doug Pitzer, a Red Team member.
WIPP’s Mine Rescue Teams Lead Competition

CARLSBAD, N.M. – The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant’s (WIPP) two mine rescue teams recently led the field of 13 groups competing in the Southwest Regional Mine Rescue Contest.

July 26, 2013
EERE Success Story—Advancing Fuel Cell Technology at Los Alamos

EERE-funded LANL projects are helping to protect the environment by decreasing greenhouse gas emissions.

July 18, 2013
Inspection Report: INS-O-13-04

Follow-up Inspection on Material Control and Accountability at Los Alamos National Laboratory

July 16, 2013
CX-010905: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Transfer of Contact-Handled Transuranic Waste to Idaho National Laboratory for Processing and Shipment to Waste Isolation Pilot Plant
CX(s) Applied: B1.30
Date: 07/16/2013
Location(s): New Mexico
Offices(s): Los Alamos Site Office

July 9, 2013

Follow-up Inspection on Characterization Wells at Los Alamos National Laboratory

June 27, 2013
The Cibola Flight Experiment (CFE) is an experimental small satellite that was designed to prove that off-the-shelf computer processors can be used for supercomputing in space. The processors, also called field-programmable gate arrays, can be reconfigured while the satellite is in orbit, enabling researchers to modify them for a variety of tasks like studying lightning, disturbances in the ionosphere, and radio-frequency sources.
The CFE satellite was launched on March 8, 2007, in low-earth orbit, and has operated successfully since its deployment. In this 2006 photo, Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist Daniel Seitz works on preparing the CFE satellite. | Photo by LeRoy Sanchez, Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Photo of the Week: Supercomputing… from Space

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June 26, 2013
Lights, Camera, Action! In May 2013, an INDIGO FILMS production crew prepares for an interview with EM's Carlsbad Field Office Chief Scientist Roger Nelson. INDIGO FILMS is producing a segment on WIPP for a program that highlights interesting, non-public locations that should air on the Travel Channel this fall.
Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Attracts World Interest

CARLSBAD, N.M. – If a picture is worth a thousand words, seeing EM's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad, N.M., is invaluable to understanding the service it provides to the nation.

June 24, 2013
Audit Report: OAS-M-13-04

Mitigation of Natural Disasters at Los Alamos National Laboratory

June 7, 2013
Inspection Report: DOE/IG-0889

Concerns with Consulting Contract Administration at Various Department Sites