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Girls inspired to ‘never give up’ in their pursuits

March 1, 2019 -  
The Tri-Valley Expanding Your Horizons ( TVEYH ) conference recently celebrated its 40 th anniversary with more than 300 young women attending the daylong event to learn about careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). See the video on Facebook. This year's theme, "Never...
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New biological detection system can provide faster, less expensive results for veterinarians

Feb. 27, 2019 -  
Veterinarians and agricultural inspectors who seek to detect and contain the spread of animal diseases can now turn to a newer, faster and less expensive biological detection system. Known as the Axiom™ Microbiome Array, or AMA, the new biological detection system is the most comprehensive...
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New multibeam metal 3D printer testbed to understand laser-material interactions

Feb. 26, 2019 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) scientists and engineers have created the first research-grade, open-architecture multibeam metal 3D printer and are developing advanced diagnostics to understand the mechanics behind the multibeam process under a project funded by the Air Force...
For article Climate change science marks 40th anniversary of three key events that signified turning point

Climate change science marks 40th anniversary of three key events that signified turning point

Feb. 25, 2019 -  
During the same decade that saw the Beatles breakup, the Watergate scandal, the first Earth Day and the opening of the movie Star Wars, efforts to identify human-caused climate change were in their infancy. Three key events in the 1970s heralded the end of that infancy. The year 2019 marks the 40...
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A universal tool to improve global security

Feb. 22, 2019 -  
Elusive antineutrinos can help monitor nuclear power plants and other activity The United Kingdom is investing nearly £10 million (about $12.7 million) in a joint project with the United States to harness existing particle physics research techniques to remotely monitor nuclear reactors. Expected...
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Death of the dinosaurs: Extreme volcanism played pivotal role in extinction, research shows

Feb. 21, 2019 -  
Not by meteorite alone did the dinosaurs die off. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) research scientist Kyle Samperton and colleagues present the most compelling evidence yet that massive volcanic eruptions in the Deccan Traps region of India contributed to the fall of the dinosaurs —...
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Researchers look to computing’s past to unlock 3D-printed mechanical logic gates for the future

Feb. 20, 2019 -  
Taking a page from the past, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists and engineers are combining mechanical computing with 3D printing as part of an effort to create “sentient” materials that can respond to changes in their surroundings, even in extreme environments that would destroy...
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SOS: How scientists use modeling to determine how therapeutics cross the blood brain barrier

Feb. 20, 2019 -  
WHO: LLNL scientists Tim Carpenter and Nicholas Be, with teacher Dan Burns of Los Gatos High School, will present “Crossing the Blood-Brain Barrier: One Byte at a Time,” the fourth and final lecture in the 2019 Science on Saturday series that highlights the many facets of the brain. WHAT: The talk...
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Defense recognizes Lab as Patriotic Employer

Feb. 19, 2019 -  
An organized effort to support a deployed Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) employee and change a long-standing policy on differential pay for active duty soldiers has garnered Patriotic Employer Awards from the Office of the Secretary of Defense for two LLNL managers. The policy...
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‘Science On Saturday’ to cover how scientists use 3D printing in cancer research

Feb. 13, 2019 -  
WHO: LLNL scientists Monica Moya, Javier Alvarado, Karen Dubbin, William Hynes and Claire Robertson, with teacher Melody McGill of Roosevelt Junior High School, will present “Seed, Soil and Spread: 3D Bioprinted Model for Metastatic Brain Tumors,” the third lecture in the 2019 Science on Saturday...
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Tom Epperly: A software architect starts early

Feb. 13, 2019 -  
For Tom Epperly, writing software is both a lifelong avocation and a hobby. So, working on a major redesign of NIF ’s Virtual Beam Line (VBL) code is a dream come true. As the software architect of the VBL++ project, he is part of the team responsible for reimplementing the older Java-based VBL...
For article A Nobel story -- from grad school to fairy tale

A Nobel story -- from grad school to fairy tale

Feb. 11, 2019 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has a reputation for developing world-leading lasers, ranging from the NOVA Petawatt to today’s ultra-high-peak-power laser systems, such as the Advanced Radiographic Capability and the High-repetition-rate Advanced Petawatt Laser . What these systems have in...
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Laboratory's nanopore research hits a nerve

Feb. 8, 2019 -  
Since the discovery of biological ion channels and their role in physiology, scientists have attempted to create man-made structures that mimic their biological counterparts. New research by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) scientists and collaborators at the University of California...
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‘Science on Saturday’ lecture to explore how scientists decipher complex brain signals

Feb. 7, 2019 -  
WHO: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) scientist Alan Kaplan and teacher Katherine Huang of Dougherty Valley High School will present “In the Mood: Deciphering Complex Brain Signals,” the second lecture in the 2019 Science on Saturday series that highlights the many facets of the...
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LLNL, universities form HED science alliance

Feb. 4, 2019 -  
High-energy density (HED) science is foundational to the nationally important research conducted by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) — yet few universities offer programs geared for the study of matter and energy under extreme conditions. And even fewer offer such courses for...
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Going deep: Lab employees get an introduction to world of machine learning, neural networks

Feb. 1, 2019 -  
Deep learning is one of the most popular and widely used machine learning methods due to its success with autonomous vehicles, speech recognition and image classification, to name a few emergent technologies. But what exactly is deep learning, and how can it best be applied to Lab projects?...
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3D printing method creates objects in one piece

Jan. 31, 2019 -  
It looks like something you might find aboard the Starship Enterprise. A projector beams a three-dimensional video into a container of photosensitive resin. The video plays while the container rotates for a few minutes — then the fluid drains, leaving behind a complete, fully formed 3D object...
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LLNL tackles second annual battle of the nerds

Jan. 31, 2019 -  
In the battle for nerd supremacy, only one team could rise to the top – and that team was Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s ( LLNL ) Lazer Cats. On Jan. 26, players from four teams — the Lazer Cats, Facebook’s Cache Money, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory’s SLAC Attack and Sandia...
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Lawrence Livermore and three employees win 'best in class' national tech transfer award

Jan. 29, 2019 -  
Three Lab employees and the Laboratory have garnered a national technology transfer award for their work formulating a cancer research collaboration agreement. The “best in class” award, from the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Technology Transfer Working Group (TTWG), was presented during a recent...
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‘Science on Saturday’ lecture series returns with look at micro sensors that talk to the brain

Jan. 29, 2019 -  
WHO: LLNL scientists Anna Belle and Allison Yorita, joined by Erin McKay, a biology teacher from Tracy High School, will present “Giving Your Brain a Voice: Engineering Sensors That Listen to Brain Cells,” the first lecture in the 2019 Science on Saturday series that highlights the many facets of...