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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...
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Transforming the future: LLNL team explores electric grid modernization via HPC

Jan. 24, 2019 -  
A Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) team has successfully deployed a widely used power distribution grid simulation software on a high-performance computing (HPC) system, demonstrating substantial speedups and taking a key step toward creating a commercial tool that utilities could...
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Lawrence Livermore’s 'Science on Saturday' lecture series returns with a look at the brain

Jan. 23, 2019 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's ( LLNL ) popular lecture series, " Science on Saturday ," returns Feb. 2 and runs through Feb. 23 at the Bankhead Theater, located at 2400 First St. in Livermore. The series will offer four different lectures with a theme relating to the brain. Each lecture...
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Sierra snowpack melt is steady, but not for long

Jan. 23, 2019 -  
Snowpack loss in the northern Sierra Nevada will likely accelerate in the coming decades. Scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ), Oregon State University and the University of Washington found that natural swings in the sea surface temperature over the Pacific Ocean have...
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Lab director names UC Vice President Kim Budil to lead Weapons and Complex Integration

Jan. 22, 2019 -  
Kim Budil has been named Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ’s new principal associate director for Weapons & Complex Integration (WCI), Director Bill Goldstein announced on Tuesday. The appointment is effective Feb. 4. Budil will lead the Laboratory’s nuclear weapons program in its...
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Are you nerd enough? Nerd Bowl returns Jan. 26

Jan. 22, 2019 -  
On Saturday, Jan. 26, watch teams from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ), Facebook , Sandia National Laboratories/CA and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory battle it out in the Bay Area’s smartest flag football tournament. The first game of Nerd Bowl II will kick off at 2 p.m. at...
For article Scientists predict reaction data for fusion research, insight into universe’s origins

Scientists predict reaction data for fusion research, insight into universe’s origins

Jan. 22, 2019 -  
Using simulations and calculations, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) nuclear scientists for the first time have accurately predicted the properties of polarized thermonuclear fusion. Analogous calculations could be used to answer some of the most fundamental questions about the...
For article Harold Brown: Nuclear deterrence pioneer and former Lab director leaves indelible legacy

Harold Brown: Nuclear deterrence pioneer and former Lab director leaves indelible legacy

Jan. 14, 2019 -  
An intellectual giant who led development of technologies that modernized nuclear deterrence and played integral roles during the most dramatic moments of the Cold War while serving under four U.S. presidents, Harold Brown’s life was indelibly intertwined with national security. The physicist,...