Posts tagged with "Science"

NuSTAR opens out of this world view thanks to Lab technology

Jun. 13, 2012 -  
For astrophysicist Bill Craig and his team, NASA's NuSTAR will open up a whole new world. In fact, NuSTAR will allow them to observe a new class of objects in space, called extreme objects, which have never been seen. The Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (or NuSTAR), is the first focusing,...

Research shows humans are primary cause of global ocean warming over past 50 years

Jun. 10, 2012 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. -- The oceans have warmed in the past 50 years, but not by natural events alone. New research by a team of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists and international collaborators shows that the observed ocean warming over the last 50 years is consistent with climate...

Livermore students speak live with astronauts in space

Jun. 6, 2012 -  
Students at Livermore's Junction Avenue School had an opportunity that was "out of this world." They got the chance on Wednesday to talk with three astronauts via an in-flight education downlink from the International Space Station (ISS). The entire school's student body -- from kindergarten to 8th...

Local high school seniors receive Edward Teller science scholarships

Jun. 5, 2012 -  
Five local high school seniors from Livermore and Tracy have been awarded Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's prestigious Edward Teller Science Scholarship. The awards, instituted in 2004 in honor of the late Dr. Teller, renowned physicist and Lab co-founder, are given annually by the...

Media advisory: Lawrence Livermore, Livermore school district to host NASA space station downlink

Jun. 4, 2012 -  
WHO: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District are teaming up to give students the opportunity to talk with astronauts aboard the International Space Station. WHAT: After submitting an application to NASA's education program, Livermore's...

Guilderson takes the guess work out of climate change

May. 30, 2012 -  
Climate change and the carbon cycle are tied so closely that geochemist Tom Guilderson can study an isotope of carbon and find out how the climate has varied in the past, how rapidly it changed and the external and internal factors that may have affected it. That was the subject of Guilderson's...

Optical Society of America names Seppala senior member

May. 25, 2012 -  
Lynn Seppala has been named a senior member of the Optical Society of America (OSA), an international society for optics and photonics scientists, engineers, educators and business leaders. Senior membership status recognizes members with more than 10 years of significant experience and...

Lab seismic research on display at California Academy of Sciences

May. 21, 2012 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory seismologists will be on hand Wednesday at the media premiere of the California Academy of Sciences' new show, "Earthquake: Evidence of a Restless Planet." "Earthquake" is a new planetarium show and major exhibit that will open to the public on May 26. The...

Laboratory scientists win four Office of Science Early Career Research Program awards

May. 16, 2012 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. -- Four Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists have earned $10 million in funding through the Department of Energy Office of Science Early Career Research Program (ECRP). "Early career" is defined as principal investigators (PIs) who are within 10 years of receiving a...

Lawrence Livermore work may improve the efficiency of the biofuel production cycle

May. 14, 2012 -  
By deciphering the makeup of a bacterium found in the soil of a tropical rain forest, scientists may have a better understanding of how to more efficiently produce biofuels. The production of liquid fuels derived from plant biomass offers a promising technology for reducing greenhouse gas emissions...