Posts tagged with "Science"

New accelerator to examine heavy-ion-beam approach to inertial fusion power

Jun. 22, 2012 -  
The Department of Energy's Heavy Ion Fusion Science Virtual National Laboratory (HIFS-VNL), whose member institutions include LLNL, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, has recently completed a new accelerator designed to study an alternate...

Lawrence Livermore wins six R&D Awards for science, technological innovation

Jun. 20, 2012 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have won six awards for their efforts in developing breakthrough technologies with commercial potential. See video . R&D Magazine announced the winners of its annual R&D 100 Awards, sometimes called the "Oscars of Invention" on Wednesday...

Interactive program beams scientists into the classroom

Jun. 15, 2012 -  
When Tracy High School science teacher Dean Reese invited Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists to present a lesson to his students, all he had to do was plug in the television monitor in his classroom. That's because the Lab's Sonia Wharton and Jeff Mirocha presented a remote...

Lab assists Navajo Nation in monitoring uranium sites

Jun. 13, 2012 -  
Scientists from LLNL assisted the Navajo Abandoned Mine Lands Reclamation Program (NAMLRP) in developing an environmental uranium monitoring station at the Tse Tah Morrison site south of Red Mesa, Ariz. The monitoring station is the first of its kind used for characterizing the more than 1,000...

Perez wins EPS Plasma Physics Ph.D. Research Award

Jun. 13, 2012 -  
LLNL postdoc Frederic Perez is one of three recipients of this year's Ph.D. Research Award from the Plasma Physics Division of the European Physical Society (EPS). Perez will receive his award during the 39th EPS plasma physics conference, held in Stockholm, Sweden, on July 2-6. Perez received the...

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...