Posts tagged with "Science"

For article Newsline's year in review now available on Web

Newsline's year in review now available on Web

Jan. 9, 2012 -  
Newsline's month-by-month highlights from 2011 are now online. As in the past, listings are in four categories: Science and Technology; People; Operations; and Awards. However, in a departure from past practice, the 2011 Year-in-Review appears only electronically; there will be no print edition...
For article Lab researchers gain microscopic understanding of nuclear fusion

Lab researchers gain microscopic understanding of nuclear fusion

Jan. 4, 2012 -  
Lab scientists have taken a crucial step toward describing thermonuclear reactions from first principles. Over the past decade, progress has been made in understanding the static properties of light nuclei based on realistic interactions among protons and neutrons. But ab initio calculations of...
For article Foy's fun with science a career highlight

Foy's fun with science a career highlight

Dec. 23, 2011 -  
"Wisdom begins with wonder." -- Socrates During a science experiment, Frances Foy helped a fifth grade student dip a blown-up balloon into a container of liquid nitrogen. As the balloon shriveled amid a cloud of white vapor while classmates 'oohed' and 'aahed' in amazement, Foy asked, "What is...
For article Lab researcher clarifies water's ionic conductivity

Lab researcher clarifies water's ionic conductivity

Dec. 14, 2011 -  
Lab researcher Sebastien Hamel of the Condensed Matter and Materials Division's Quantum Simulation Group has resolved a long-standing issue concerning the evaluation of ionic conductivity in fluids using quantum molecular dynamics (QMD) simulations. Quantum simulations have offered new insight into...
For article Tri-Valley Science and Engineering Fair to expand

Tri-Valley Science and Engineering Fair to expand

Dec. 13, 2011 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has announced plans to expand the Tri-Valley Science and Engineering Fair (TVSEF) it has sponsored for the past 15 years. The fair, affiliated with the Intel Corporation, has served students in Alameda County so successfully that it has become a model for...
For article Hart returns to head Forensic Science Center

Hart returns to head Forensic Science Center

Dec. 8, 2011 -  
A former researcher in the Lab's Forensic Science Center (FSC) has returned to the Laboratory to lead the center. Brad Hart, who worked as a staff scientist at the FSC from 2004 to 2009, has been named the center's director and started his new position in early October. He returns to LLNL after...
For article Dick Post: A life in service to the country

Dick Post: A life in service to the country

Dec. 7, 2011 -  
Editor's note: Seventy years ago today, Pearl Harbor was bombed by the Japanese, leading to the U.S. involvement in World War II. In memory of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, Lab scientist Dick Post shares his experience during that tumultuous time. On Dec. 7, 1941, Dick Post was at work. He...
For article Jan. 9 deadline for submitting clean energy proposals

Jan. 9 deadline for submitting clean energy proposals

Dec. 5, 2011 -  
Energy businesses that would like to collaborate with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory teams of experts to advance clean energy technology through high performance computing (HPC) must submit a one page letter of intent by the close of business Monday, Jan. 9. The initial call for proposals...
For article Proton beam experiments open new areas of research

Proton beam experiments open new areas of research

Dec. 5, 2011 -  
By focusing proton beams using high-intensity lasers, a team of scientists have discovered a new way to heat material and create new states of matter in the laboratory. Researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California, San Diego;...
For article Livermore and Russian scientists propose new names for elements 114 and 116

Livermore and Russian scientists propose new names for elements 114 and 116

Dec. 1, 2011 -  
The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) today recommended new proposed names for elements 114 and 116, the latest heavy elements to be added to the periodic table. Scientists of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)-Dubna collaboration proposed the names as...