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@theBradbury is a monthly electronic newsletter that highlights news and events at the Bradbury Science Museum as well as includes information on the Lab’s best research and innovations.

Pi day

March 2017

In this issue, we ask you to help celebrate Pi Day, tell you what we are learning about our visitors, and take a look our cruise missile shell. We also relate how the Bradbury Science Museum Association is helping with regional educational outreach and highlight a current research story on computational science. Our local Science on Tap and Scientist in the Spotlight events are also listed. Read these stories and more.

PICT students

February 2017

In this issue we highlight our ongoing work with students from Highlands University, a very old "sign of the time" for Norris Bradbury, and our science question of the month talks about lasers and shiny surfaces and more.

We're in the book

January 2017

We're now a place to see before you die, we answer a question about babies born in post offices, and share information about an important, new artifact. We also cover everything from our top 10 news stories of the year to what's available through the new gift kiosk, and more...

pearl harbor exhibit at the museum

December 2016

A temporary exhibit opens on the history of Pearl Harbor, our science question explores different ways to see what’s below our skin, and the Bradbury Science Museum Association starts to sell souvenirs. The issue also highlights an employee who works to increase the production of much-needed medical isotopes, our recent R&D 100 awards, and more...

view of new exhibit at the museum

November 2016

A new nuclear safeguards exhibit opens, our science question asks if a bomb could disrupt a hurricane, the Bradbury Science Museum Association is accepting members and volunteers, and a temporary display covers some data visualization history. In this issue we also highlight some of our cutting-edge science and more...

The artists who created the figures are now world-renowned.

October 2016

Read a little background on those much beloved figures of Oppie and Groves in our History Gallery, learn more about our question of the month as well as the work we’re doing to give visitors their best experience at the Museum. We also cover science subjects including exascale computing, plants that regulate their leaf temperature, and our R&D 100 Award finalists. and more...

packages of common household products

September 2016

This month’s issue features a story on the contents of a shipping container being explored by our artifact specialist, an answer to the question "How many moons are there in space?" and how inspiration led to millions of dollar saved on wring a supercomputer. and more...

Linda Deck in LANL TEDx

August 2016

The Museum’s director, Linda Deck, was featured at a recent TEDxLANL event, we acquire a commercial film projector from the 1950s and we also get a question about the second atomic bomb flight to Japan during World War II. It also has several stories about using science to better understand a historical building and cool stuff about the Mars Rover. and more...

BSMA

July 2016

Bradbury Science Museum Association announces it’s up and running and accepting memberships, Vaseline-glass artifact really does glow (under the right light), a Museum educator answers a hypothetical question regarding creation of nuclear weapons, and information from Mars hints at its past. Click here for these stories and more. and more...

Secret City app

June 2016

The new Manhattan Project app is now available. Also in the issue are stories about some TV props that are coming back home and a question about trinititie. Science stories include how simulations are shedding light on the early universe and the use of machine learning to accelerate the discovery of new materials. and more...

New exhibit at the Bradbury

May 2016

A new exhibit opens this month, a window on the fond relationship between scientists, engineers and their first calculators, why Lab scientists blew up 100 tons of dynamite in advance of the Trinity test. We also highlight a Lab scientist who was knighted by the French and other recent news stories and more...

View of Fuller lodge circa 1945

April 2016

Two articles discuss plans for the new Manhattan Project historical park, a humorous glimpse back into 1950s computing technology, the monthly science question on crystal structure and explosives, the results of a informal poll on what surprised people at the museum and more...

Secret City app

March 2016

An update on the game soon to be available through the Apple App Store Los Alamos: The Secret City of the Manhattan Project; the monthly science question on what results were expected at the Trinity test; a cable-testing relic becomes an artifacts and more...

Manhattan Project Historic Park cabin

February 2016

A survey asking for your feedback on the changes to the publication; An update on the Manhattan District National Historical Park; Our top 10 science stories for 2016; a microscope gets added to our artifacts and more...

Linda Deck, director of the Bradbury Science Museum

January 2016

Museum director introduces January digital issue; A new exhibit featuring Women's Research at the Lab; Cutting edge research into the mystery of plutonium magnetism; Trinity supercomputer online; Scientist Spotlight; Earthquakes Topic of Next Science on Tap and more...