Protein that prevents further cartilage damage

Feb. 12, 2018- 
There may be a protein in the body that hinders cartilage degradation in patients with a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists performed in vivo experiments on animal models of post traumatic osteoarthritis and found that sclerostin (a protein that in humans is encoded by the Sost gene), acts as a protective molecule immediately post...

LLNL's 2017 Year-in-Review hits your browser

Jan. 11, 2018- 
Lawrence Livermore's month-by-month highlights from 2017 are available online in the 2017 Year in Review edition of Newsline (a 43-page .pdf doc.). As in the past, listings are in four categories: Science and Technology; People; Operations; and Awards and Recognition. The 2017 Year in Review will appear electronically; there will be no print edition. The web-based format offers the advantage...

Lab's popular Science on Saturday lecture series returns with a look at marvelous machines

Jan. 10, 2018- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) popular lecture series, "Science on Saturday," returns Feb. 3 and runs through Feb. 24 at the Bankhead Theater, located at 2400 First St. in Livermore. The series will offer four different lectures with the theme "Marvelous Machines." Each lecture is presented by leading LLNL researchers who are joined by master high school science teachers. T...

LLNL researchers garner seven top awards for industrial inventions from R&D Magazine

Nov. 21, 2017- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have captured seven awards among the top 100 industrial inventions worldwide. The trade journal R&D Magazine announced the winners of the annual awards, sometimes called the "Oscars of invention," Friday at the Walt Disney World Swan Resort in Orlando, Florida. With this year’s results, the Laboratory has now captured a total of 165 R...

A look back at '65 Years of Excellence'

Oct. 5, 2017- 
For 65 years, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has been making history and making a difference. The outstanding efforts by a dedicated workforce have led to many remarkable accomplishments. The Laboratory’s rich history includes many interwoven stories—from the first nuclear test failure to accomplishments meeting today’s challenges. Throughout its wide range of research activities...

Laboratory researchers recognized for accomplishments in early and mid-career

July 20, 2017- 
Fifteen Lab scientists and engineers have been named to Lawrence Livermore's (LLNL) third annual Early and Mid-Career Recognition (EMCR) Program. "Rewarding exceptional early and mid-career employees is key to retaining and developing a world-class workforce," Laboratory Director Bill Goldstein said. "This program recognizes technical staff who have demonstrated significant accomplishments...

Lab instrument will explore asteroid Psyche

June 14, 2017- 
In a few years, an instrument designed and built by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers will be flying hundreds of millions of miles through space to explore a rare, largely metal asteroid.          The Livermore gamma ray spectrometer will be built in collaboration with researchers from the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory for the first-ever visit to Psyche...

Four Lawrence Livermore scientists named Distinguished Members of Technical Staff

May 8, 2017- 
Four Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have been named Distinguished Members of Technical Staff (DMTS) for their extraordinary scientific and technical contributions to the Laboratory and its missions, as acknowledged by their professional peers and the larger community. Bob Deri of the Engineering Directorate, Frank Graziani of the Weapons and Complex Integration...

UCOP awards grants and fellowships to collaborate with Lawrence Livermore

Dec. 6, 2016- 
The University of California Office of the President awarded more than $14 million to four grants and four graduate fellowships to collaborate with staff scientists at Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos national laboratories.  UC scientists received $7.9 million to work with Lawrence Livermore researchers on two of the research grants and two in-residence graduate fellowships. The award is...

Postdocs shine at Laboratory 'Research Slam!'

Oct. 26, 2016- 
The Laboratory is home to a workforce of world-class scientific talent, a pool that includes a population of 229 postdoctoral researchers, who are a critical component in executing the Lab’s mission. To showcase their diverse projects and to provide an opportunity for them to hone their presentation skills, Laboratory postdocs were invited to participate in Research Slam! 2016, the first of...

Three researchers make 'Forty Under Forty' list

Aug. 30, 2016- 
Diablo Magazine featured three Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers in their 2016 "Forty Under Forty" issue. The annual list recognizes young professionals in the East Bay who are leading the charge in their fields. Experimental physicist Tammy Ma was No. 3 on the list for her work developing and executing experiments aimed at creating sustained fusion at the National...

Lab's high performance computing will play major role in Cancer Moonshot initiative

June 29, 2016- 
Vice President Joe Biden and his wfie Jill Biden hosted the Cancer Moonshot Summit Wednesday to announce several efforts to expand cancer research in hopes of finding a cure. The Cancer Moonshot is a new national effort to double the rate of progress - to make a decade's worth of advances in cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care in five years - and to ultimately end cancer. Lawrenc...

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 at the National Ignition Facility and expert in ultrafast X-ray sources and laser-plasma...

LLNL biodetection system bound for space

April 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 been employed for all kinds of studies, from analyzing the purity of infant vaccines to detecting...

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

April 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 conditions. But what happens when a suitable experimental technique does not exist or is...

Climate models underestimate global warming by exaggerating cloud 'brightening'

April 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 appears in the April 8 edition of Science.As the atmosphere warms, clouds become increasingly...

Tiny tubes move into the fast lane

April 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 transport.A nanometer is one billionth of a meter. By comparison, the diameter of a human hair is 20...

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

March 29, 2016- 
Chip-architecture breakthrough accelerates path to exascale computing; helps computers tackle complex, cognitive tasks such as pattern recognition sensory processingLIVERMORE, Calif. and ARMONK, N. Y. – Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) today announced it will receive a first-of-a-kind brain-inspired supercomputing platform for deep learning developed by IBM Research. Based on a...

National Academies tap LLNL scientist for panel

March 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-member committee that will study microbiomes, or microbial communities of organisms growing in...