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Nerd Bowl

Battle of the Nerds: Lab pride on display at inaugural Nerd Bowl...

Feb. 2, 2018 - The eight teams participating in the inaugural Nerd Bowl tournament had no idea they were making history. As the sun rose in Menlo Park, players representing Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories/CA and Facebook...

Science on Saturday

Media Advisory: 'Science on Saturday' lecture to show...

Feb. 1, 2018 - WHO: Lawrence Livermore scientists Matthias Frank and Megan Shelby, along with Erin McKay, a biology teacher from Tracy High School, will present “Biomolecular Action Movies: Flash Imaging With X-ray Lasers,” the first lecture in the 2018 Science on Saturday series. The series theme is “Marvelous...

HPC4Manufacturing

DOE's HPC4Manufacturing program seeks industry proposals...

Feb. 1, 2018 - The Department of Energy (DOE) on Feb. 1 announced up to $3 million will be available to U.S. manufacturers for public/private projects aimed at applying high performance computing to industry challenges for the advancement of energy innovation. The funding represents the latest round of...

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Scientists discover ideal material for smart windows that...

Jan. 30, 2018 - Imagine a smart window that becomes transparent when it is dark or cool but darkens when the sun is bright, converting that sunlight into electricity. Typical smart windows absorb or reflect sunlight without actually converting the solar energy into a useful form. However, the new photovoltaic...

Lab earns DOE grant for collaboration to improve growth,...

Jan. 29, 2018 - The Department of Energy has awarded Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) a three-year, $1.5 million grant to improve the growth and efficiency of biofuel-producing algae through the alteration of their microbiomes. The work, which is led at LLNL by Xavier Mayali and Ty Samo in the Physics...

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Alan Hidy's global travels lead to a CAMS career

Jan. 22, 2018 - The bookcase in Alan Hidy’s office is loaded with carefully labeled bags of rocks -- some the size of a fist, others pulverized into dust. The granite in these bags is destined for isotope ratio measurement at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's Center for Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (CAMS...

What Causes Concussions?

Concussion study may ‘change the game’

Jan. 19, 2018 - Researchers have identified evidence of early chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) brain pathology after head impact -- even in the absence of signs of concussion. Early indicators of CTE pathology not only persisted long after injury but also spread through the brain, providing the best evidence...

Former LLNL physicist honored by Uppsala University for research...

Jan. 18, 2018 - Henry Chapman, who worked at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) from 1996 to 2007, will be presented on Jan. 26 with an honorary doctorate by Sweden's Uppsala University for his work on developing techniques for imaging and crystallography with intense X-ray pulses. In addition to...

electrolyte

Looking to the sun to create hydrogen fuel

Jan. 17, 2018 - When Lawrence Livermore scientist Tadashi Ogitsu leased a hydrogen fuel-cell car in 2017, he knew that his daily commute would change forever. There are no greenhouse gases that come out of the tailpipe,  just a bit of water vapor. The market for hydrogen cars is growing. According to a recent...

HPC

DOE announces first awardees for new HPC4Materials for '...

Jan. 11, 2018 - The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE) today announced the funding of $450,000 for the first two private-public partnerships under a brand-new initiative aimed at discovering, designing and scaling up production of novel materials for severe environments. The projects are...

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DOE announces funding for new HPC4Manufacturing industry projects

Jan. 11, 2018 - The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) today announced the funding of $1.87 million for seven new industry projects under an ongoing initiative designed to utilize DOE’s high-performance computing (HPC) resources and expertise to advance U.S. manufacturing and clean-...

Newsline

LLNL’s 2017 Year-in-Review hits your browser

Jan. 11, 2018 - Lawrence Livermore's month-by-month highlights from 2017 are available online in the 2017 Year in Review edition of Newsline (a 43-page .pdf doc.). As in the past, listings are in four categories: Science and Technology; People; Operations; and Awards and Recognition. The 2017 Year in Review will...

science on saturday

Lab's popular Science on Saturday lecture series returns...

Jan. 10, 2018 - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) popular lecture series, "Science on Saturday," returns Feb. 3 and runs through Feb. 24 at the Bankhead Theater, located at 2400 First St. in Livermore. The series will offer four different lectures with the theme “Marvelous Machines.” Each lecture is...

mars

Meteorites reveal story of Martian climate

Jan. 9, 2018 - Liquid water is not stable on Mars’ surface because the planet’s atmosphere is too thin and temperatures are too cold. However, at one time Mars hosted a warm and wet surface environment that may have been conducive to life. A significant unanswered question in planetary science is when Mars...

Lab physicist wins Lifetime Achievement award

Jan. 4, 2018 - Charles Orth, who has served as a physicist with Lawrence Livermore NationaI Laboratory (LLNL) for more than 40 years, was presented with the 2017 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by the publication Marquis Who’s Who. Marquis Who’s Who is a directory of short biographies of notable...

Lab unlocks secrets of nanoscale 3D printing

Jan. 3, 2018 - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have discovered novel ways to extend the capabilities of two-photon lithography (TPL), a high-resolution 3D printing technique capable of producing nanoscale features smaller than one-hundredth the width of a human hair. The findings,...

Newly developed tunable, green detergents could be 'made-to...

Jan. 2, 2018 - That mascara that your colleague is wearing may contain components from a microorganism. Detergents, also known as surfactants, are used extensively in the cosmetics, oil, food, agriculture, healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. Their sales are projected to reach $42 billion by 2020. The...

Project to study climate effects on California water systems...

Dec. 28, 2017 - To address future climate change effects on water resources, scientists at five UC campuses, and Lawrence Livermore and Lawrence Berkeley national laboratories will study California’s water systems, from the headwaters in the Sierra Nevada, through rivers, reservoirs and groundwater in the Central...

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Student’s essay on impact of LLNL summer internship wins...

Dec. 22, 2017 - Cal-State University Long Beach student Kalvin Ogbuefi, who interned last summer for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL) Data Science Student Institute (DSSI), recently won a $1,000 grand prize scholarship from the university for an essay about how his internship impacted his life. As...

NLP

LLNL nanolipoprotein technology licensed

Dec. 21, 2017 - A Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) biomedical technology that can deliver vaccines and drugs inside the human body has been licensed for use in cancer treatments to a Michigan company. The Livermore-developed technology, using nanolipoprotein particles (NLPs), has been licensed to Ann...