Posts tagged with "Science"

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...

Laboratory science on display

Apr. 30, 2012 -  
Science was on full display over the weekend as the second USA Science & Engineering Expo returned to Washington, D.C. Thousands of aspiring scientists, engineers and technicians queued up at the Laboratory's four booths to test their knowledge of basic science information, try their best at...

Lawrence Livermore struts its scientific stuff at USA Science & Engineering Festival

Apr. 26, 2012 -  
WASHINGTON D.C.-- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is among the many noted exhibitors and presenters featured at the Second USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo, the nation's largest celebration of science and engineering, April 28-29, in Washington, D.C. The Festival Expo -- with its...

Drell awarded NNSA Administrator's Gold Medal of Excellence

Mar. 12, 2012 -  
Sidney Drell, a member of the LLNL/LANS Board of Governors, is the recipient of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Administrator's Gold Medal of Excellence for Distinguished Service, the highest honorary award granted by the NNSA. NNSA Administrator Thomas D'Agostino presented the...

Research explores applications for new field of electronics

Mar. 6, 2012 -  
By looking at the way electrons are excited, researchers can gain a better understanding of the new field of transparent electronics. Postdoc Andre Schleife, who works in the Lab's Quantum Simulations Group, developed a new approach to investigate the interplay of excitonic effects and electron...

Engineering a little fun with science

Feb. 24, 2012 -  
Engineering and the critical role it plays in science was on display at Dublin High School Wednesday night in celebration of National Engineers Week. The event featured a question and answer session with hosts from the Discovery Channel show "Mythbusters," as well as demonstrations by various...