Posts tagged with "Science"

Fat turnover in obese slower than average

Sep. 25, 2011 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. -- It may be more difficult for obese people to lose fat because the "turnover" rate is much slower for those overweight than average weight individuals. New research in the Sept. 25 online edition of the journal Nature shows that the turnover (storage and loss rate) of fat in the...

Compression experiments lead to shocking results

Sep. 23, 2011 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. -- Using acceleration 1 trillion times faster than a jet fighter in a maximum turn, researchers have gained new insight into dynamic compression of aluminum at ultrahigh strain rates. Controlled shock compression has been used for decades to examine the behavior of materials under...

DOE awards LLNL more than $850,000 for geothermal research

Sep. 14, 2011 -  
The Laboratory has received $890,000 from DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy to help accelerate geothermal energy technology. The main project, "Stochastic Joint Inversion for Integrated Data Interpretation in Geothermal Exploration," is led by Rob Mellors and colleagues Abe...

An underwater adventure

Sep. 13, 2011 -  
Many of Bruce Warner's most vivid memories revolve around water. Some of his first recollections as a toddler are of clinging to the side of a pool, ready for swimming lessons with his twin brother, Allen. Those early lessons set the foundation for a lifetime of comfort in water, one that has come...

Lab technologies answer nation's call to prevent bioterrorism

Sep. 12, 2011 -  
Editor's note -- This is the final article in a series on the Lab's response to the 9/11 attacks. Today's feature looks at the Lab's role in protecting the nation against bioterorrism. In trying to protect the nation against bioterrorism, national lab and university scientists, public health...

LLNL researcher awarded $2.4 million from NIH

Aug. 19, 2011 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researcher Pejman Naraghi-Arani has been awarded $2.4 million by the National Institutes of Health under the Partnerships for Biodefense Program, which aims to develop various tools that can be applied to detect, mitigate the effects of or protect against a...

Lab dominates technology transfer awards

Aug. 18, 2011 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. -- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory once again is receiving honors for its efforts to move breakthrough ideas from the Lab into the marketplace. The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer is a national network of federal laboratories that develops strategies...

Moon and Earth may be younger than originally thought

Aug. 17, 2011 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. -- New research using a technique that measures the isotopes of lead and neodymium in lunar crustal rocks shows that the moon and Earth may be millions of years younger than originally thought. The common estimate of the moon's age is as old as 4.5 billion years old (roughly the...

Training tomorrow's cyber security specialists

Aug. 16, 2011 -  
"Cyber Defenders" may sound like a new super hero movie. But, in reality, Cyber Defenders denotes a unique summer student program that trains a new breed of computer security professionals. Now in its second year at LLNL, the Cyber Defenders program led by Computation's Celeste Matarazzo, a...

Lab delegation explores China's supercomputing power

Aug. 10, 2011 -  
China's advances in building science and technology infrastructure, especially supercomputing, has been in the news lately. Last week, National Public Radio aired a piece documenting the country's achievements in supercomputing including its six-month reign as the home of the world's fastest...