Posts tagged with "Science"


DOE awards grants to early-career researchers

May. 6, 2016 -  
The Department of Energy on Tuesday named two Lawrence Livermore National Lab scientists among the winners of the prestigious DOE Office of Science’s Early Career Research Program (ECRP) awards, granting them up to $500,000 per year for five years. Félicie Albert, an experimental plasma physicist...

LLNL biodetection system bound for space

Apr. 28, 2016 -  
A biological detection system developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists that has found more than a dozen applications soon will be used in tests reaching a new frontier — outer space. The Lawrence Livermore Microbial Detection Array ( LLMDA ) is a versatile tool that has...

Lights, camera, action: Researchers develop method to measure crystalline equation of state

Apr. 13, 2016 -  
Beginning in the 19th century, scientists developed equations of state (EoS) to describe how material properties such as volume or internal energy are affected by intensive pressure or temperature. Experiments are conducted to determine the volume a sample occupies at various pressure-temperature...

Climate models underestimate global warming by exaggerating cloud 'brightening'

Apr. 7, 2016 -  
Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Yale University have found that climate models are aggressively making clouds “brighter” as the planet warms. This may be causing models to underestimate how much global warming will occur due to increasing carbon dioxide. The research...

Tiny tubes move into the fast lane

Apr. 4, 2016 -  
For the first time, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have shown that carbon nanotubes as small as eight-tenths of a nanometer in diameter can transport protons faster than bulk water, by an order of magnitude. The research validates a 200-year old mechanism of proton...

Lawrence Livermore and IBM collaborate to build new brain-inspired supercomputer

Mar. 29, 2016 -  
Chip-architecture breakthrough accelerates path to exascale computing; helps computers tackle complex, cognitive tasks such as pattern recognition sensory processing LIVERMORE, Calif. and ARMONK, N. Y. – Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) today announced it will receive a first-of-a-kind...
Jonathan Allen

National Academies tap LLNL scientist for panel

Mar. 24, 2016 -  
A Lab bioinformatics scientist has been selected to serve on a U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine panel that will study microbiomes in “built environments.” Jonathan Allen, a researcher in Lawrence Livermore's Global Security Program , has been chosen to be part of the 15...
My Brother's Keeper

Laboratory hosts underprivileged Bay Area youth for 'My Brother’s Keeper' Day

Mar. 3, 2016 -  
Anthony Roy, an eighth-grader at Montera Middle School in Oakland, enjoys math and science, and besides dreaming of becoming a basketball star or lawyer, he wants to create his own smartphone apps. But his school doesn’t have the resources many other students take for granted, such as a computer or...

Symposium honors Michael May’s 90th birthday

Feb. 22, 2016 -  
Last week, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL) Center for Global Security Research (CGSR) hosted a special event to honor the 90 th birthday of Director Emeritus Michael May. The fifth director of LLNL, May worked at the Laboratory for more than 35 years, with brief periods spent away...

New research explores asteroid deflection using spacecraft to crash into body at high speeds

Feb. 16, 2016 -  
Asteroids headed for a collision with the Earth, if found early enough, can be acted upon to prevent the potentially devastating consequences of an impact. One technique to divert an asteroid, called kinetic impact, uses a spacecraft to crash into the body at high speeds. This approach delivers the...