Posts tagged with "Science"

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...
Year in Review

LLNL’s 2015 Year-in-Review

Jan. 7, 2016 -  
Lawrence Livermore's month-by-month highlights from 2015 are available online in the 2015 Year-in-Review edition of Newsline . As in the past, listings are in four categories: Science and Technology; People; Operations; and Awards and Recognition. The 2015 Year-in-Review will appear only...

Lawrence Livermore credited with discovery of elements 115, 117 and 118

Dec. 31, 2015 -  
The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) has confirmed that Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists and international collaborators have officially discovered elements 115, 117 and 118. The announcement means those three elements are one step closer to being named...

New results from experimental facility deepen understanding of dark matter

Dec. 29, 2015 -  
LEAD, S.D. – The Large Underground Xenon (LUX) dark matter experiment , which operates nearly a mile underground at the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF) in the Black Hills of South Dakota, has already proven itself to be the most sensitive dark matter detector in the world. Now, a new...

LLNL wins three R&D 100 awards

Nov. 16, 2015 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers are the recipients of three awards among the top 100 industrial inventions worldwide for 2014. The trade journal R&D Magazine announced the winners of its annual awards, sometimes called the "Oscars of invention," Friday in Las Vegas. With this...