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2019 @theBradbury

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June 2, 2015

December 2019

In the December/January issue of @theBradbury, we look back on 2019 and peek into the Museum's plans for 2020. We discuss environmental stewardship, our COVES survey findings, and the Bradbury Science Museum Association's spring fieldtrip scholarships. We invite you to to Night with a Nerd with Steve Schreiber, to our third Teen Night @the Bradbury, and to Science on Tap with Elizabeth Hunke. We also talk about artifact exhibition. Finally, we talk about how research at Los Alamos counters deepfake technology and whether drones might help Santa step up his delivery game.

November 2019

In November's issue of @theBradbury, we discuss what "busy" means at the Bradbury. We invite you to Science on Tap with David Grow, to our second Teen Night @the Bradbury, and to an exhibit opening for The Ribosome. We also share the BSMA's plans for the future, which include a new docent program beginning this month, and do a quick recap of High-Tech Halloween.  Finally, we talk about the Lab's AI contributions to flu forecasting and fuel cell technology.

October 2019

In October's issue of @theBradbury, we invite you to the final ribbon cutting for Gadgets, the BSMA gift shop dedicated to supporting STEM educational opportunities in Northern New Mexico, to the Museum’s 25th High Tech Halloween extravaganza, and to meet Mark Boslough of the Lab’s Integrated Design and Assessment group for a conversation about potential interstellar hazards. We discuss Museum collections, recognize Los Alamos astrophysicists for first-ever black hole imaging, and watch as Lab researchers set sail for a year-long, arctic expedition.

September 2019

In September's issue of @theBradbury, we invite you to meet Phil Goldstone for a conversation about nuclear deterrence. We talk about challenges to space exploration and earthquake forecasting, share our new Summer Science on Wheels program debut, update you on our traveling exhibit Building Immunity's latest travels, and fill you in on the latest Frontier in Science series. We also invite you to meet Amanda Barry at Scientist in the Spotlight September 7 and check out September's Science on Tap with Daniel Trugman on September 16.

August 2019

In this month's issue of @theBradbury, we discuss machine- learning and self-driving cars, environmental best practices at the Museum, and about lessons learned from of the Lab's early years. We also invite you to join us for Robotics Night @theBradbury, check out August's Science on Tap with Lisa Danielson, and get your copy of Goodnight, Los Alamos signed at the Museum on August 27.  In September's issue of @theBradbury, we invite you to meet Phil Goldstone for a conversation about nuclear deterrence and talk about challenges to space exploration. We also share our new Summer Science on Wheels program debut, update you on our traveling exhibit Building Immunity's latest travels, and fill you in on the latest Frontier in Science series. We also invite you to meet Amanda Barry at Scientist in the Spotlight September 7 and check out September's Science on Tap with Daniel Trugman on September 16.Finally, we commemorate VJ Day and take a moment to reflect on the 74th anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima.

July 2019

In July's issue of @theBradbury, we invite you to check out our latest, offsite exhibition A Look Back at the Trinity Test at the White Rock Visitor Center. We also invite you to investigate solar power at the Bradbury's booth during ScienceFest2019, attend free, family friendly presentations by Lab researcher Garrett Kenyon and Scientist Ambassadors Linda Anderman and Scott Crooker, and meet Misty Carty, local author and astronomer. We discuss how chocolate "pips" may help the Lab in its national security mission and bring you up to date on the Bradbury's NOTEs program.  Finally, we look at some of the newest innovations in science at the Lab, including how Lab data helps keep our forests healthy and challenges in quantum physics research.

June 2019

In June's issue of @theBradbury, we invite you to spend a "Night with a Nerd," update you on our traveling exhibits program, and ponder how research in the Arctic helps the Lab in its national security mission. You're also invited to register for upcoming, "behind the fence" public tours of Manhattan Project National Historical Park sites at Los Alamos and attend free presentations by Lab researchers, right here in Los Alamos. Finally, we look at some of the newest innovations in science at the Lab, including what's next for the Mars SuperCam.

May 2019

In our May issue, we invite you to register for "behind the fence" public tours of Manhattan Project National Historical Park sites at Los Alamos. You're also invited to the Bradbury to learn about the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies through their newest exhibit. We look at an a civil defense kit from the Cold War, talk about wire gold, and let you peek into what will soon be Gadgets, the newest BSMA gift shop. We also remind folks that wildfire season is approaching and offer some tips to stay safe. Finally, we look at some of the newest innovations in science at the Lab and let you know what's happening at the Museum this month.

April 2019

In our April issue, we let you in on the BSMA's plans for their gift shop, invite you to join the BSMA Teen Advisory Board for their first Teen Night at the Bradbury, and have a little fun with a #tbt artifact from the Museum's educational collection. We also give you an update on The Ribosome Machine, one of the Bradbury's NOTEs program offerings and say goodbye to to Renee Johansen, one of our Scientist Ambassadors. We discuss bio-engineering and additive manufacturing at the Lab and highlight a new intern program at the Lab.

March 2019

In March's issue, we invite you to join the BSMA for Night with a Nerd, launch the Bradbury's new Museum Explorations program and Mini-Maker space, discuss Museum collections, and compare electric and fuel-cell power for cars. We also highlight the Lab's work with neutron characterization techniques and sweet uses for super-computer simulations.

February 2019

This issue, we invite you to join us at the premiere of Racing Toward Dawn at the Museum. We also examine the Idenden collection in our Artifacts column and look into medical applications of the ACCOBeam. Plus, we let you know where Gadgets is going and how you can help the Bradbury Science Museum Association support STEM education in Northern New Mexico. Also in February's issue, more about Bette Korber's talk, “Toward a World Without AIDS: Developing a Vaccine Against HIV,” part of the Lab's Frontiers in Science lecture series sponsored by the Fellows of Los Alamos National Laboratory. Finally, don't miss the articles about Lab research on fuel-cell innovations and squashed quantum dots!

January 2019

In January's issue, we introduce the Bradbury Science Museum Association's new educational docent program, discuss retired artifacts from Los Alamos' involvement in the Human Genome Project, and ponder the viability of increased biofuel use for transportation. We also highlight the Lab's work on ice modeling and machine learning for earthquake prediction.