|Ames Laboratory's Materials Preparation Center made materials that are keeping things cool on Planck while it takes the universe's "baby picture." The MPC synthesized more than 20 kilograms of a lanthanum-nickel-tin alloy for use in a cryocooler system used to cool instrumentation during the Planck mission.|
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|Ames Laboratory cyclists are once again taking part in the National Bike Challenge. With rule changes this year, teams can have an unlimited number of riders so the more the merrier. There are prizes available through the challenge and monthly prizes for riders on our team.|
|The Ames Laboratory 2013 blood drive is being held on Thursday, April 4, in 205 TASF from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Contact Occupational Medicine at 4-2056 to schedule an appointment to donate blood, to volunteer or with any questions.|
|The two-month window for the annual performance appraisal process for Ames Lab employees has come to a close. However, that should not close the door on performance management. Performance management includes tasks and responsibilities which ensure that goals and expectations for a particular position are consistently being met in an effective and efficient manner.|
|Materials scientists at the Ames Laboratory are researching ways to perfect a next generation power cable made of an aluminum and calcium composite. Cables of this composite will be lighter and stronger, and its conductivity at least 10 percent better than existing materials for DC power, a growing segment of global power transmission.|
|Life has been a whirlwind for Danny Shechtman since he was selected for the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in October of 2011. Heâ€™s traveled around the world â€“ several times â€“ and made countless appearances at conferences, state dinners and special events. His busy itinerary included a return to Ames in late February and he sat down with Insiderâ€™s Kerry Gibson to share some of his experiences with his colleagues at Ames Laboratory.|
Nobel Prize-winning Ames Laboratory scientist Danny Shechtman was the featured guest in a "Three Minutes" segment on WHO-TV. Shechtman was interviewed by WHO's Dan Winters and talked about his life in the spot light following his selection for the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in October of 2011.
Materials scientists at the U.S. Department of Energyâ€™s Ames Laboratory are researching ways to perfect a next generation power cable made of an aluminum and calcium composite. Cables of this composite will be lighter and stronger, and its conductivity at least 10 percent better than existing materials for DC power, a growing segment of global power transmission. Its conductivity is about the same as that of existing conductors for AC power.
June 4-5, 2013 on NIST Campus in Gaithersburg, Maryland or via Webcast
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is offering a free workshop & webcast for forensic science professionals.
Measurement Science and Standards in Forensic Handwriting Analysis Conference & Live Webcast