The Atom. Volume 15, Number 1 January-February 1978

Bill Jack Rodgers (Photography) and Johnnie Martin Los Alamos, NM: Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, 1978. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus this issue. Wraps. 24 pages, plus covers. Illustrations. Map. Cover has some wear and soiling. Mailing label on front cover. The Atom was published between 1964 and 1980. This issue has articles entitled Solar Energy: Abundant But Not Free; The Atom Has a New Printer; LAMPF Building New Remote Manipulators, and Prehistoric Settlements On the Pajarito Plateau. This issue also includes the following regular features: Short Subjects, Among Our Guests, Photo Short, and 10 Years Ago. The front cover shows Carl Newton adjusting the "Skylid" roof in the central greenhouse of his White Rock home. Each metal panel has a black canister, facing the sky, and a light canister, facing inside. Freon flows through tubing from the black canister, when the sun's heat forces the liquid to the inside canister, where it condenses. The shift in weight causes the Skylids, which are mounted on ball-bearing pivots, to open. At night, the black canisters radiate much of their heat outward and cool down. the Freon medium shifts again and the Skylids close, preventing a great deal of heat loss. Adobe walls and window openings transfer the sun's stored heat to other living quarters throughout the evening. the photo is by Johnnie Martinez. The new printer was the Panorama Press of Albuquerque. From the 10 years ago section, in 1968 Regular gas at the Los Alamos service station was 27.9 cents a gallon. Los Alamos National Laboratory (Los Alamos or LANL for short) is a United States Department of Energy national laboratory initially organized during World War II for the design of nuclear weapons as part of the Manhattan Project. It is located a short distance northwest of Santa Fe, New Mexico in the southwestern United States. Los Alamos was selected as the top secret location for bomb design in late 1942, and officially commissioned the next year. At the time it was known as Project Y, one of a series of laboratories located across the United States given letter names to maintain their secrecy. Los Alamos was the center for design and overall coordination, while the other labs, today known as Oak Ridge and Hanford, concentrated on the production of uranium and plutonium bomb fuels. Los Alamos was the heart of the project, collecting together some of the world's most famous scientists, among them numerous Nobel Prize winners. The site was known variously as Project Y, Los Alamos Laboratory, and Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory through this period. Condition: Good.

Keywords: Atomic, Los Alamos, Periodicals, LASL, LANL, Nuclear Weapons, Military Research and Technology, Solar Energy, Parjarito Plateau, Prehistoric Settlement, LAMPF, Remote Manipulators, Panorama Press, Carl Newton, Skylid

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