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Kuckuck farewell Feb. 9; all employees invited

Jan. 26, 2001 - Director Bruce Tarter invites all employees to a special celebration in honor of Bob Kuckuck, the deputy director for Operations. The reception will be held 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, in the West Cafe. Kuckuck is retiring on Jan. 31, but will continue to work on special...

Hoya steps up NIF glass production

Jan. 26, 2001 - A major technological milestone in optical glass melting has been achieved by Hoya Corporation USA, a laser glass manufacturer in Fremont. Hoya is using a novel continuous glass melting system (approximately 150 feet long and two stories high) to produce 20 tons of high quality laser...

Hoya Corporation Produces More Than 600 Laser Glass Slabs for...

Jan. 24, 2001 - A major technological milestone in optical glass melting has been achieved by Hoya Corporation USA, a laser glass manufacturer in Fremont, California. Hoya is using a novel continuous glass melting system (approximately 150 feet long and two stories high) to produce 20 tons of high quality...

UC President's Council rates labs 'outstanding'

Jan. 19, 2001 - The national labs continue to perform research that ranges from “excellent” to “outstanding” — the highest ratings of the UC President’s Council on the National Labs — UC Regents learned Thursday. Bill Friend, chair of the council, submitted his written...

Environmental security series looks at potential rising tide of...

Jan. 19, 2001 - Although water is a scarce resource in many parts of the world, more often than not, countries that share water basins have been able to hammer out cooperative agreements for water rights, according to an expert on international water issues....

Finding meaning behind King's dreams

Jan. 19, 2001 - “In 2001, What Would Dr. King Say?” This was the theme for the Martin Luther King, Jr., celebration hosted by the Affirmative Action and Diversity Program. The celebration featured winning essays from area high school students, a dynamic speech from San...

UC OKs contract modification

Jan. 19, 2001 - The University of California Board of Regents approved modification of contracts Thursday under which it manages Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos national laboratories for DOE. The modifications are to five-year contracts originally approved and signed...

Bright Light work offers ray of hope for diabetes patients

Jan. 12, 2001 - WASHINGTON D.C.—When Lab physicist Tom Peyser found out his young daughter had diabetes, he wanted to work on a project that would make it easier for her to manage the disease. And now Peyser, along with his co-researchers, have received a Department...

'Smart' way to detect cancer

Jan. 12, 2001 - The pain and anxiety women experience undergoing breast cancer tests and awaiting the results may soon be lessened thanks to a new, minimally invasive diagnostic tool that can instantly detect cancerous tissue. Under a cooperative research and...

A new look at microlensing

Jan. 12, 2001 - Through a Hubble Space Telescope analysis of stars that have undergone gravitational microlensing, astronomers have collected strong evidence that microlensing events are caused by compact dark matter in the halo of the Milky Way. The findings were...

Focus turns to challenges to the Lab's workforce

Jan. 12, 2001 - The Laboratory will be faced with a number of challenges in 2001. One of these challenges, and a major focus for me, will be the workforce, where we have seen a number of external and internal developments that have made all of our jobs more difficult. I’d...

Scientists zero in on rapid stars

Jan. 12, 2001 - Astronomers have found 154 rapidly moving stars toward the center of our galaxy and our brightest neighboring galaxy. The findings were presented Monday by Lab researcher Andrew J. Drake for the Massive Compact Halo Objects (MACHO) collaboration,...

"Smart Probe" for Breast Cancer Detects Malignant...

Jan. 10, 2001 - LIVERMORE, Calif. — The pain and anxiety women experience undergoing breast cancer tests and awaiting the results may soon be lessened thanks to a new, minimally invasive diagnostic tool that can instantly detect cancerous tissue. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has partnered with San...

Livermore Research Team Wins Distinguished Department Of Energy...

Jan. 8, 2001 - WASHINGTON D.C.—The Department of Energy today awarded a Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory research team led by physicist Stephen Lane with the Bright Light Award for its work developing an implantable device to monitor glucose levels in diabetes patients. The Livermore team is one of five...

Hubble Space Telescope Observations Provide Strong Support for...

Jan. 8, 2001 - SAN DIEGO, Calif. –Through a Hubble Space Telescope analysis of stars that have undergone gravitational microlensing, astronomers have collected strong evidence that microlensing events are caused by compact dark matter in the halo of the Milky Way. The findings will be presented today by Cailin...

Astronomers Discover More Than 150 Rapidly Moving Stars in the...

Jan. 8, 2001 - SAN DIEGO, Calif.--Astronomers have found 154 rapidly moving stars towards the center of our galaxy and our brightest neighboring galaxy. The findings are being presented today by Dr. Andrew J. Drake of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for the Massive Compact Halo Objects (MACHO)...

Council fosters growth in energy, environment

Jan. 1, 2001 - Last spring, at the Director’s Office strategic offsite, Director Bruce Tarter asked me to lead the Council on Energy and Environmental Systems (CEES). CEES is one of five councils that focus the attention and energy of senior LLNL leaders on essential...

A monthly recap of the milestones of 2000

Jan. 1, 2001 - Editor’s note: Throughout the year, the Lab lived up to its motto of science in the national interest, as this month-by-month recap of 2000 will attest. Science and technology A task force appointed by the secretary of Energy to study issues...

Lab focuses on science and safety

Jan. 1, 2001 - Editor’s note: This edition of Newsline marks the annual Year in Review, a look back at the Lab’s highlights for 2000. Despite a year of many challenges, the Lab provided myriad scientific and technological accomplishments — from the mapping of the human...

Home Campaign Reaches Goal Of Raising More Than $1.26 Million...

Dec. 15, 2000 - LIVERMORE, Calif.—For the third year in a row, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees have collected more than $1 million to give to community charities. Though donations are still trickling in, this year’s annual HOME (Helping Others More Effectively) Campaign has reached its goal of...