Posts tagged with "Energy"

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Physics World names National Ignition Facility fuel gain top 10 breakthrough of the year

Dec. 15, 2014 -  
Physics World , an international monthly magazine published by the Institute of Physics , has named the National Ignition Facility’s (NIF) achievement of fuel gain one of its top 10 breakthroughs of the year. Ignition — the process of releasing fusion energy equal to or greater than the amount of...

Lawrence Livermore develops infrared camera system to view tokamak from the inside

Oct. 30, 2014 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. – General Atomics’ DIII-D Tokamak has been a critical part of the nation’s magnetic fusion energy research since it was built in the 1980s. Over the years, wear and tear has taken its toll. However, it was impossible for researchers to see inside the San Diego company’s highly...
Modified graphene aerogels

Energy storage of the future

Oct. 17, 2014 -  
Personal electronics such as cell phones and laptops could get a boost from some of the lightest materials in the world. Lawrence Livermore researchers have turned to graphene aerogel for enhanced electrical energy storage that eventually could be used to smooth out power fluctuations in the energy...

New project is the ACME of addressing climate change

Aug. 19, 2014 -  
High performance computing (HPC) will be used to develop and apply the most complete climate and Earth system model to address the most challenging and demanding climate change issues. Eight national laboratories, including Lawrence Livermore , are combining forces with the National Center for...

Heading toward the hydrogen highway

Jun. 23, 2014 -  
Lawrence Livermore scientists are working on a project that will use particles considerably smaller than the size of a human hair to improve the storage capacity of hydrogen-powered vehicles. Using $1.2 million from the Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)...

Americans using more energy according to Lawrence Livermore analysis

Apr. 1, 2014 -  
Americans used more renewable, fossil and even nuclear energy in 2013, according to the most recent energy flow charts released by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory . Each year, the Laboratory releases energy flow charts that illustrate the nation's consumption and use of energy. Overall,...

LLNL scientists find precipitation, global warming link

Nov. 11, 2013 -  
The rain in Spain may lie mainly on the plain, but the location and intensity of that rain is changing not only in Spain but around the globe. A new study by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists shows that observed changes in global (ocean and land) precipitation are directly affected...

Lawrence Livermore study finds human activity affects vertical structure of atmospheric temperature

Sep. 17, 2013 -  
Human influences have directly impacted the latitude/altitude pattern of atmospheric temperature. That is the conclusion of a new report by scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and six other scientific institutions. The research compares multiple satellite records of atmospheric...

Lawrence Livermore engineering team makes breakthrough in solar energy research

Jul. 30, 2013 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. - The use of plasmonic black metals could someday provide a pathway to more efficient photovoltaics (PV) -- the use of solar panels containing photovoltaic solar cells -- to improve solar energy harvesting, according to researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL...

Carbon dating impacts non-proliferation, drug research and climate change

Jul. 23, 2013 -  
Research conducted at the Center for Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (CAMS) spans the universe, the depths of time and everything in between. Although not all elements and isotopes are able to be utilized by AMS, CAMS' researchers make the most of what nuclear physics has given them. Here is a...