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Thousands visit historic Trinity Site during open house

97 Views   SOCORRO COUNTY, N.M. – The movie “Oppenheimer” is continuing to have in impact on our state. On Saturday, there were huge crowds at the Trinity Site for a rare open house to see the test site of the first atomic bomb. People lined the road to one of

Sandia Labs offers a look into space with augmented reality

149 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – STEM enthusiasts had the opportunity to explore the Mars Curiosity Rover without having to travel to space. On Friday, August 4, Sandia National Labs offered a first-hand look at its new “XR” technology, which combines virtual, augmented, and mixed reality.

Amendment to Expand RECA Passes US Senate

160 Views   On Thursday evening the U.S. Senate passed an amendment to the 2024 National Defense Authorization Act to expand the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act, also known as RECA. The amendment would bring eligibility for compensation to New Mexico downwinders and post-1971 uranium miners.

The Genius: New Mexico’s Anwi Fomukong

334 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — In honor of Black History Month, KOAT shines a light on those who have helped paved the way in New Mexico, from the arts to culture, food, and history. Anwi Fomukong, 20, is a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) undergraduate at the University of New

Los Alamos prepares for the release of film ‘Oppenheimer’

260 Views   LOS ALAMOS COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – Los Alamos County is gearing up for the upcoming Christopher Nolan film, “Oppenheimer,” and working to cultivate relationships in order to share the “real” Los Alamos. Los Alamos is preparing to teach visitors the true stories behind the events featured in the “Oppenheimer” film.

US nuclear agency falls short on scheduling, cost estimates

271 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. agency in charge of jumpstarting the production of key components for the nation’s nuclear arsenal is falling short when it comes to having a comprehensive schedule for the multibillion-dollar project.

NMSU is using grant to prepare new scientists to respond to ecological disasters

284 Views   New Mexico State University’s Departments of Biology and Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Ecology are collaborating with Los Alamos National Laboratory, the U.S. Geological Survey and others on a project titled “Prepping for Disaster Ecology: HSI-based training for managing climate change impacts on migratory birds.” Scott Brocato spoke with