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Gamboa a role model for women pursuing STEM

Dec. 21, 2017 - “These women represent the diversity of New Mexico. They were chosen for the grace and grit at which they pursue life and career.” -The New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge _________ Marisol Gamboa, computer scientist and associate division leader for the Global Security Computing Applications...

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INCITE awards LLNL researchers with computing time at Argonne,...

Dec. 20, 2017 - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists and researchers were among those awarded dedicated time on supercomputers at Argonne and Oak Ridge national laboratories under a Department of Energy program aimed at supporting computationally intensive, large-scale research projects. LLNL...

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'Brain-on-a-chip' tests effects of biological and...

Dec. 18, 2017 - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists and engineers have developed a “brain-on-a-chip” device aimed at testing and predicting the effects of biological and chemical agents, disease or pharmaceutical drugs on the brain over time without the need for human or animal subjects. The...

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LLNL releases newly declassified test videos

Dec. 14, 2017 - Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) released 62 newly declassified videos today of atmospheric nuclear tests films that have never before been seen by the public. The videos are the second batch of scientific test films to be published on the LLNL YouTube channel this year...

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Lawrence Livermore-developed petawatt laser system installed at...

Dec. 13, 2017 - The L3-HAPLS advanced petawatt laser system was installed last week at the ELI Beamlines Research Center in Dolní Břežany, Czech Republic. L3-HAPLS -- the world’s most advanced and highest average power, diode-pumped petawatt laser system -- was designed, developed and constructed in only three...

LLNL-developed microelectrodes enable automated sorting of...

Dec. 12, 2017 - Thin-film microelectrode arrays produced at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have enabled development of an automated system to sort brain activity by individual neurons, a technology that could open the door to recording and analyzing unprecedented amounts of neural signals over time...

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Lawrence Livermore campaign raises $3.8 million for charitable...

Dec. 11, 2017 - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees, along with Lawrence Livermore National Security (LLNS), LLC, raised $3.8 million to distribute amongst charitable organizations for the second year in a row. Employees pledged $2.8 million through payroll deduction via the Laboratory’s annual...

Volumetric 3D printing builds on need for speed

Dec. 8, 2017 - While additive manufacturing (AM), commonly known as 3D printing, is enabling engineers and scientists to build parts in configurations and designs never before possible, the impact of the technology has been limited by layer-based printing methods, which can take up to hours or days to build three...

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Arctic sea ice loss could dry out California

Dec. 5, 2017 - Arctic sea ice loss of the magnitude expected in the next few decades could impact California’s rainfall and exacerbate future droughts, according to new research led by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists. The dramatic loss of Arctic sea ice cover observed over the satellite...

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New study verifies more paths to survival for endangered winter-...

Dec. 4, 2017 - The most treacherous journey of any salmon’s life is from its natal river to the ocean when it is still a juvenile, usually when they are only a few months old. For endangered salmon, this early journey is a matter of life and death for the whole population. In a new study from the Metropolitan...

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Clay mineral waters Earth’s mantle from inside

Dec. 1, 2017 - The first observation of a super-hydrated phase of the clay mineral kaolinite could improve the understanding of processes that lead to volcanism and affect earthquakes. In high-pressure and high-temperature X-ray measurements, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientist Hyunchae Cynn and...

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Greg Simonson connects mentors to students

Nov. 29, 2017 - Editor's Note: This is one in a series of articles about Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees who volunteer for various nonprofit agencies. Many of these agencies are available for employees to donate through the Helping Others More Effectively (HOME) Campaign. ____________ When given...

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First forms of life on Earth unveiled in hot spring

Nov. 28, 2017 - Terrestrial geothermal systems are like buried treasure when it comes to finding out the origins of life on Earth. In these underground hot springs, some of the most ancient single-celled bacteria and archaea live the life of extremophiles (organisms that live under extreme environmental...

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Fighting diabetes through the 'Tour de Cure'

Nov. 27, 2017 -   Editor's Note: This is one in a series of articles about Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees who volunteer for various nonprofit agencies. Many of these agencies are available for employees to donate through the Helping Others More Effectively (HOME) Campaign. ___________ Melanee...

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Lab-led HPC for Manufacturing project wins 'Innovation...

Nov. 22, 2017 - An HPC for Manufacturing project aimed at saving time and money for paper product manufacturers earned an HPC Innovation Excellence Award at the 2017 SuperComputing Conference (SC17) in Denver on Nov. 14. The project, led by LLNL researcher Will Elmer, was a collaboration with consumer goods...

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SC17 recap: LLNL’s Computation contingent scales new heights in...

Nov. 22, 2017 - The 2017 SuperComputing Conference (SC17), the world’s largest gathering of scientists, researchers and vendors in high-performance computing (HPC), descended on Denver last week, as nearly 13,000 people crammed the Colorado Convention Center over six days to learn about and discuss the latest...

LLNL researchers garner seven top awards for industrial...

Nov. 21, 2017 - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have captured seven awards among the top 100 industrial inventions worldwide. The trade journal R&D Magazine announced the winners of the annual awards, sometimes called the “Oscars of invention,” Friday at the Walt Disney World Swan...

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Siting Sierra: Lawrence Livermore’s newest and fastest...

Nov. 20, 2017 - Work is moving fast and furious in the Livermore Computing Complex at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), where siting and installation for Sierra, the Lab’s next advanced technology high-performance supercomputer, is kicking into high gear. Trucks began delivering racks and hardware...

HPCwire awards Lab scientists at SC17

Nov. 17, 2017 - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers won big at the 2017 SuperComputing Conference (SC17) in Denver, taking home two HPCwire Editor’s Choice awards for their work in applying high-performance computing (HPC) to solve complex challenges. The publication honored Lab scientists...

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Lab employee and veteran Steve Leahy volunteers to help disaster...

Nov. 16, 2017 - Editor's Note: This is one in a series of articles about Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees who volunteer for various nonprofit agencies. Many of these agencies are available for employees to donate through the Helping Others More Effectively (HOME) Campaign. ____________ If you...