NEW MEXICO WEIRD

They’re back! It’s tarantula time at Bandelier

By Joanie Budzileni – Around here, in Bandelier National Monument and many other parts of New Mexico, everyone starts noticing tarantulas about this time of year.  Autumn is the time when males mature and start out on their quest to find a mate.  This exposes …

Zozobra

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Old Man Gloom a.k.a. Zozobra burning at Fiestas de Santa Fe, September 8, 2005. Photo by Jeff Weiss. Zozobra (“Old Man Gloom”) is a 50 feet high giant marionette effigy that is built and burned during the annual …

Platinum-gold mix becomes world’s most durable metal alloy

  Michael Irving – Sandia researchers Michael Chandross (left) and Nic Argibay, overseeing the testing of the platinum-gold alloy that’s now the world’s most durable alloy (Credit: Randy Montoya). Engineers at Sandia National Laboratories, in Albuquerque, have developed what they say is the most durable …

Permian Basin Becoming the World’s Largest Oil Field

by Ben B.Boothe, Sr. | ‎Monday, May 7, 2018, 11:16 AM (CDT) THE PERMIAN BASIN “WILL PROBABLY BECOME THE WORLD’S LARGEST OIL PATCH,” says Bloomberg, drawing from research of the U.S. Energy Information Administration. If someone asks that basic Wall Street question in …