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Peering into Tb bacteria that attacks antibodies

June 20, 2018 - An international team of researchers including those from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has found a new way to investigate how tuberculosis bacteria inactivates an important family of antibiotics: They watched the process in action for the first time using an X-ray free-electron...

Millot’s dynamic journey in HED science

June 18, 2018 - Marius Millot was just a child when scientists at the University of Pennsylvania and Los Alamos National Laboratory predicted the existence of superionic water ice using molecular dynamics simulations. This new phase of water is characterized by the liquid-like diffusion of hydrogen ions within the...

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Former LLNL engineer turned NASA astronaut inspires employees to...

June 14, 2018 - Growing up in the Central Valley, the son of Mexican migrant farmworkers, José Hernández learned early on that education would be his ticket out of a life toiling in the fields. His journey would lead him to a 15-year career at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), to the zero-gravity of...

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NIF achieves record double fusion yield

June 13, 2018 - An experimental campaign conducted at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL) National Ignition Facility (NIF) has achieved a total fusion neutron yield of 1.9e16 (1.9x1016) and 54 KJ of fusion energy output -- double the previous record. Researchers in LLNL’s Inertial Confinement Fusion...

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Simulation for grid transmission, distribution

June 11, 2018 - Renewable energy is on the rise, especially in California, where utility companies are mandated to get at least half of their power from renewable resources, such as solar and wind, by 2030. It may be a positive development for the environment, but questions linger about how electricity generated...

Renee Breyer to lead Lab's human resources

June 5, 2018 - Renée L. Breyer has been selected as Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s associate director for Strategic Human Resources Management (SHRM), effective immediately. The announcement was made June 4 by Lab Director Bill Goldstein, and Reva Nickelson, the principal associate director for...

Machine learning model predicts phenomenon key to understanding...

June 5, 2018 - Using machine learning, evolutionary algorithms and other advanced computational techniques, researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have successfully modeled how atoms are arranged between the crystals that make up most materials, a development that could impact how future...

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Researchers discover cause of radiation defects

June 1, 2018 - A team of scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Texas A&M University got a step closer to understanding radiation damage phenomena. They found that the density of collision cascades has a profound effect on defect interaction dynamics in silicon. The team calculated...

Lab scientists help develop new tool for faster, more accurate...

May 31, 2018 - In a development with the potential to enable breakthroughs in lithium-ion batteries and further impact a wide swath of research areas, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists have developed a new open source software application that can, in real-time, compute, analyze and...

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Simulations capture life and death of a neutron

May 30, 2018 - Lawrence Livermore (LLNL) and Lawrence Berkeley national laboratory scientists, as well as scientists from UC Berkeley and other institutions, have simulated a "smidgen" of the universe to delve into determining the life and death of a neutron. Experiments that measure the lifetime of neutrons...

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LLNL joins effort to 3D print parts for U.S. Navy

May 29, 2018 - Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) are lending their expertise in metal additive manufacturing to a new collaboration aimed at 3D printing critical replacement parts for the U.S. Navy. The Office of Naval Research recently announced an award of $9 million to fund a...

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LLNL part of team studying protein filaments

May 25, 2018 - To learn more about diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, scientists have zeroed in on invisibly small protein filaments that bunch up to form fibrous clusters called amyloids in the brain: How do these fibrils form and how do they lead to disease? Until now, the best tools for studying...

LLNL researchers use X-ray imaging experiments to probe metal 3D...

May 24, 2018 - Metal 3D printing undoubtedly has enormous potential to revolutionize manufacturing, but many industries have been slow to adopt the technology due to concerns over part quality and certification, which is essential to building confidence in the critical parts used in automotive and aerospace...

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Ancient meteorite tells tales of Mars topography

May 23, 2018 - By looking at an ancient Martian meteorite that landed in the Sahara Desert, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists and collaborators have determined how and when the red planet’s crustal topographic and geophysical divide formed. Northwest Africa (NWA) 7034 is the oldest Martian...

Nearly completed Advanced Manufacturing Lab opens doors to...

May 22, 2018 - Representatives from more than 30 companies in the additive manufacturing (3D printing), automotive and aerospace industries got their first glimpse last week at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL) newest facility, the Advanced Manufacturing Laboratory, located in the Livermore Valley...

LLNL-led team expands forensic method to identify people using...

May 21, 2018 - When a team of researchers led by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) developed a new biological identification method that exploits information encoded in proteins, they thought it could have multiple applications. Nearly two years later, they’ve turned out to be right. In September...

Students are inspired by STEM Day at the Lab

May 18, 2018 - Eleven-year-old Tamia Thrower, a sixth-grade student at West Oakland Middle School, wants to be a scientist when she grows up. When you want to become a scientist and learn about science, where do you go? Visiting a national laboratory and meeting with real world scientists is a good place to...

PROSPECTing for antineutrinos

May 18, 2018 - The Precision Reactor Oscillation and Spectrum Experiment (PROSPECT) has completed installation of a novel antineutrino detector that will probe the possible existence of a new form of matter -- sterile neutrinos. PROSPECT, located at the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) at the Department of...

LLNL scientist named ASME fellow

May 16, 2018 - Fady Najjar, a design physicist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), has been elected a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Najjar was recognized for “significant contributions and innovations in computational techniques for fluid flows, for advances in...

LLNL hosts 3D Design Summer Academy

May 15, 2018 - LIVERMORE, California -- Community college students are invited to register for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) 3D Design Summer Academy. The workshop will be held at the Edward Teller Education Center at LLNL, July 23-27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Participating students...