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Obama honors two LLNL researchers

Jan. 18, 2017 - Two Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers were among the recipients named by President Obama for the prestigious Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), announced in Washington D.C. Jan. 9.Jonathan Belof and Eric Duoss joined 100 others in winning...

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‘Can you hear me now?’ Site 300 cell service

Jan. 18, 2017 - Employees gathered in the hills between Livermore and Tracy on Tuesday to celebrate the addition of cellular service at Site 300. The celebration took place at the foot of a tower used to mount cellular antennas, one of four antenna locations that now provide coverage to much of the developed areas...

Recreating conditions inside stars in the laboratory with...

Jan. 17, 2017 - Using compact lasers, a team including Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists has created pressures more than a billion atmospheres, equivalent to the pressure in the center of a star.These conditions of extreme pressure and energy density have previously been created in the...

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Introducing Ryan Sacks

Jan. 13, 2017 - Editor's Note: This is one in a series of articles highlighting the diverse group of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory postdocs.The postdoc program at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory provides opportunities for postdocs to conduct world-class research in an exciting, diverse and often...

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Lab ranks competitively in employee ‘perks’

Jan. 12, 2017 - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) ranks ninth overall in employee "perks" compared to other high tech companies nationwide. The ranking was received after LLNL was evaluated in a 2016 study conducted by Willis Towers Watson.The Laboratory was one of 28 companies that participated in the...

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Going inside to get a more efficient catalyst

Jan. 10, 2017 - New research shows that the phases that nano-structured materials go through to become an efficient catalyst are as good as gold.Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) material scientist Juergen Biener and collaborators found that by restructuring nanoporous gold alloys they become more...

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LLNL’s 2016 Year-in-Review hits your browser

Jan. 10, 2017 - Lawrence Livermore's month-by-month highlights from 2016 are available online in the 2016 Year in Review edition of Newsline. As in the past, listings are in four categories: Science and Technology; People; Operations; and Awards and Recognition. The 2016 Year in Review will appear...

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Laboratory leadership development programs earn top awards for...

Jan. 9, 2017 - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) received two top honors in 2016 for implementing a comprehensive leadership development training program, designed to grow leaders at all levels of the organization.The Leadership & Management Development Program, implemented by the Training and...

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Lab materials scientist accepts joint appointment with...

Jan. 6, 2017 - Staff scientist Mukul Kumar from the Materials Engineering Division will serve a joint position with both Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Washington State University (WSU). This is only the third joint appointment for LLNL. Joint appointments tie both institutions together in a...

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Astronomers discover cosmic double whammy

Jan. 5, 2017 - Astronomers have discovered a cosmic one-two punch unlike any ever seen before. Two of the most powerful phenomena in the universe, a supermassive black hole and the collision of giant galaxy clusters, have combined to create a stupendous cosmic particle accelerator.By combining data from NASA's...

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Lab physicist's sensor work wins DARPA award

Dec. 22, 2016 - The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) named Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory engineer and physicist Vincent Tang as a Program Manager of the Year for 2016, recognizing him for leading a program involving multiple agencies to develop and deploy networked sensors for dynamic,...

Lord of the Rings – synthesizing a five-membered ring nitrogen...

Dec. 19, 2016 - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists in collaboration with University of South Florida theorists recently reported the synthesis and equation of state of a long sought-after five-ring nitrogen (N5) compound.The ring-structure compounds, known as pentazolates, are the last all-...

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Fusion Power Associates award for Joe Kilkenny

Dec. 16, 2016 - The Fusion Power Associates (FPA) Board of Directors has selected NIF Scientific Diagnostic Leader Joe Kilkenny to receive a 2016 Leadership Award. The award was presented at the FPA's 37th Annual Meeting and Symposium on "Fusion Power: An International Venture," held recently in Washington, D.C....

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Chris Barty named IEEE Fellow

Dec. 14, 2016 - Chris Barty, chief technology officer in Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) NIF & Photon Science Directorate, has been named a 2017 fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for his contributions to ultrahigh-intensity lasers and the advancement of X-...

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Researchers develop new amplifier that could double the capacity...

Dec. 13, 2016 - More than 3.4 billion people are connected to the Internet, placing ever-increasing demand on the telecom industry to provide bigger, better and faster bandwidth to users. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have taken an important step in addressing that need by developing a...

Advanced Manufacturing Lab to build new collaborative hub for...

Dec. 13, 2016 - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) officials, along with representatives from local government and industry, broke ground Friday on the Advanced Manufacturing Lab (AML), a modern collaborative hub for developing next-generation materials and...

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Lawrence Livermore campaign raises a record $3.8 million for...

Dec. 12, 2016 - LIVERMORE, California -- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees, along with Lawrence Livermore National Security (LLNS), LLC, donated a record $3.8 million to charitable organizations.Laboratory employees pledged $2.8 million through payroll deduction via the annual employee giving...

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Lab technology on board space weather monitoring satellite

Dec. 12, 2016 - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists and collaborators have developed a key technology for one of the instruments that are flying on board the next generation of Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES), as part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

From beaches to valleys to vineyards, oh my

Dec. 8, 2016 - It's 3 a.m. when Kirsten Sprott runs down an unmarked road in the middle of nowhere. Her team already has been running for 20 hours straight from San Francisco through Marin County, but all of the picturesque views are lost in total darkness. The only sign of life is her pacer, Athena Wilder,...

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East Greenland ice sheet has responded to climate change for the...

Dec. 7, 2016 - Using marine sediment cores containing isotopes of aluminum and beryllium, a group of international researchers has discovered that East Greenland experienced deep, ongoing glacial erosion over the past 7.5 million years. The research reconstructs ice sheet erosion dynamics in that region during...