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Lab and DOE representatives meet with industry, academia to...

May. 5, 2016 - Representatives from Lawrence Livermore and 10 other national laboratories met last Thursday with Department of Energy officials, investors and academic institutions for the inaugural Laboratory-Investor Knowledge Seminar (LINKS) to discuss strategies to better transfer clean energy technologies...

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Lab and Las Positas College honor inaugural graduates from...

May. 4, 2016 - Two years ago, Las Positas College student and U.S. Marine Corps veteran Tony Diaz joined the school’s Engineering Technology Program for Veterans with a mission in mind: to build his skills and eventually land a job at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. On Tuesday, Diaz was among eight...

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Experiments shine light on exotic cosmic rays

May. 3, 2016 - The Earth is under constant bombardment by subatomic particles called cosmic rays, including some, known as ultra-high-energy cosmic rays, which pack much more punch than the world’s most powerful particle accelerators. Fortunately, Earth’s atmosphere protects us by dissipating most of that energy...

Lab signs pact with Asian Inc. to develop minority-owned...

May. 2, 2016 - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has signed a continuing Strategic Collaboration Agreement with ASIAN, Inc., the non-profit organization that operates the Minority Business Development Agency’s (MBDA) San Francisco Center. The agreement enables both parties to tap into resources to...

Forbes: LLNL among America’s best employers

Apr. 29, 2016 - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) was named to the 2016 Forbes list of America’s Best Large Employers, ranking No. 102 out of 500 employers that made the cut and the only national laboratory on the list. This ranking places LLNL among the top 10 employers in the San Francisco Bay Area...

LLNL biodetection system bound for space

Apr. 28, 2016 - A biological detection system developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists that has found more than a dozen applications soon will be used in tests reaching a new frontier — outer space. The Lawrence Livermore Microbial Detection Array (LLMDA) is a versatile tool that has...

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Fourth annual Job Shadow Day sheds light on breadth of LLNL IT...

Apr. 28, 2016 - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's Office of the Chief Information Officer and Livermore Information Technology (LivIT) hosted 78 students and teachers Wednesday for the fourth annual Information Technology (IT) Job Shadow Day.  Students and teachers from Amador, Dougherty, Dublin, Granada,...

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3D-printed foam outperforms standard materials

Apr. 27, 2016 - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) material scientists have found that 3D-printed foam works better than standard cellular materials in terms of durability and long-term mechanical performance. Foams, also known as cellular solids, are an important class of materials with applications...

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‘Science On Saturday’ lecture In Tracy explores human...

Apr. 26, 2016 - Who: Lawrence Livermore scientists Elizabeth Wheeler, Monica Moya, Kris Kulp, Sarah Felix and Heather Enright, along with teacher Erin McKay of Tracy High School, will present “iCHIP: Human Physiology in the Palm of Your Hand,” taking their popular Science on Saturday presentation, featured earlier...

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Media advisory: 'Science on Saturday' in Tracy...

Apr. 20, 2016 - Who: Lawrence Livermore scientist Tammy Ma and teacher Tom Shefler of Granada High School will present “Harnessing Fusion: Creating a Sun on Earth.” This popular Science on Saturday presentation was featured earlier this year in Livermore. What: The 2016 Science on Saturday series highlights women...

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Americans used less energy in 2015

Apr. 19, 2016 - Americans used less energy overall in 2015 than the previous year, according to the most recent energy flow charts released by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Each year, the Laboratory releases energy flow charts that illustrate the nation's consumption and use of energy. Overall, Americans...

New paper examines hydrogen at high pressure

Apr. 15, 2016 - Hydrogen is the most abundant element found in the universe, making up nearly three-quarters of all matter. Despite its prevalence, questions about the element remain. In a new paper published today by Nature Communications, a team of researchers, including scientists from Lawrence Livermore...

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Lights, camera, action: Researchers develop method to measure...

Apr. 13, 2016 - Beginning in the 19th century, scientists developed equations of state (EoS) to describe how material properties such as volume or internal energy are affected by intensive pressure or temperature. Experiments are conducted to determine the volume a sample occupies at various pressure-temperature...

Science on Saturday

‘Science On Saturday’ lectures comes to Tracy

Apr. 12, 2016 - LIVERMORE, California — Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's popular "Science on Saturday” lecture series is going to Tracy, reprising two presentations that were featured earlier this year in Livermore that highlight women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The free...

Physicist's laser research wins SPIE honor

Apr. 11, 2016 - Christopher Barty, the chief technology officer for the National Ignition Facility and Photon Science Directorate, has won the 2016 SPIE Harold E. Edgerton Award for his work on ultrafast lasers and laser-based X-ray and gamma ray science. “I feel very honored to have won this award and to now be...

Climate models underestimate global warming by exaggerating...

Apr. 7, 2016 - Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Yale University have found that climate models are aggressively making clouds “brighter” as the planet warms. This may be causing models to underestimate how much global warming will occur due to increasing carbon dioxide. The research...

Science on Screen

‘Science on Screen’ pairs bioengineering lecture with adventure...

Apr. 6, 2016 - WHO: The final installment in the 2016 Science on Screen series features Lawrence Livermore bioengineers Monica Moya and Elizabeth Wheeler, who will present “iChip: Human Physiology in the Palm of Your Hand.” The pair will discuss their work at the Lab’s Center for Micro and Nano Technology. This...

Calling science teachers: Registration open for 2016 Teacher...

Apr. 5, 2016 - LIVERMORE, California – Registration is open for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) 2016 Teacher Research Academies (TRA). The TRA offers middle and high school science teachers and community college faculty a professional development curriculum during the summer months at the Edward...

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Tiny tubes move into the fast lane

Apr. 4, 2016 - For the first time, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have shown that carbon nanotubes as small as eight-tenths of a nanometer in diameter can transport protons faster than bulk water, by an order of magnitude. The research validates a 200-year old mechanism of proton...

Innovation Tri-Valley

Innovation Tri-Valley dubs Lab a game changer

Mar. 31, 2016 - Citing the Lab as an “anchor of innovation” within the region, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory was honored with the inaugural “Founder’s Award” by the Innovation Tri-Valley Leadership Group on Wednesday. Congressman Eric Swalwell presented the award during the annual #GameChangers Awards for...