Posts tagged with "Science"

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...

Lab and Spain sign agreement to collaborate on fusion

Aug. 3, 2011 -  
The Laboratory has signed a memorandum of understanding to engage in joint research and to promote the exchange of personnel with Spain's Instituto de Fusion Nuclear (IFN), a research institute of the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (UPM) to explore the highest level of nuclear fusion research...

Navajo Nation contingent visits Lab for energy discussions and tours

Jul. 29, 2011 -  
The Navajo Nation Energy Advisory Committee (EAC) made a special visit to the Laboratory last week to look at new technologies and discuss a formal partnership to assist the tribe as the nation put Navajo energy policy in place. Joining the EAC committee members were Navajo Nation President Ben...

Miller touts Lab capabilities as resource for economy

Jul. 28, 2011 -  
Mechanisms to grow a healthier economy, whether for Livermore, the Tri-Valley and greater Bay Area, the state or nation, were discussed during a special Innovation Forum, as part of the Livermore Chamber of Commerce's Summer Luncheon series. Director George Miller served as one of the panelists,...

LLNL partners with airports and DHS to keep planes flying

Jul. 20, 2011 -  
LLNL's ongoing collaborative work to address technical remediation challenges in returning critical transportation facilities to service following release of a chemical weapon agent (CWA) or toxic industrial chemical (TIC) recently culminated in a workshop for Midwest airports at the Colorado...

Lindl, Rosen, Santer and Spencer named Distinguished Members Technical Staff

Jul. 19, 2011 -  
Four Laboratory employees 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. John Lindl of the NIF and Photon Science...