Posts tagged with "Science"

Lab to present summer series of 'Fun with Science' show

Jun. 10, 2011 -  
WHO: The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is holding a special summer series of its popular "Fun with Science" show. WHAT: Designed for children at the fifth grade level (though it also can be enjoyed by children younger and older), the free program is intended to spark children's interest in...

LLNL partners with SWAY to launch deep sea offshore wind demonstration project

Jun. 10, 2011 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. -- The amount of wind blowing off the California coast is teeming with potential. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory atmospheric scientists are working with a Norwegian company to possibly leverage that wind as a valuable energy source. LLNL has signed a memorandum of...

New form of girl's best friend is lighter than ever

May. 17, 2011 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. -- By combining high pressure with high temperature, Livermore researchers have created a nanocyrstalline diamond aerogel that could improve the optics for something as big as a telescope or as small as the lenses in eyeglasses. Aerogels are a class of materials that exhibit the...

Laboratory scientists win three Office of Science Early Career Research Program awards

May. 11, 2011 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. -- Three Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists have earned $7.5 million in funding through the Department of Energy Office of Science Early Career Research Program (ECRP). Early career is defined as principal investigators (PIs) who are within 10 years of receiving a...

Foot and mouth disease may spread through shedding skin cells

May. 9, 2011 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. -- Skin cells shed from livestock infected with foot and mouth disease could very well spread the disease. In a new paper appearing in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientist Michael Dillon proposed that virus-infected skin cells...

Local science fair winners to compete at Intel Fair

May. 3, 2011 -  
The top sweepstakes winners of the 15th annual Tri-Valley Science and Engineering Fair (TVSEF), sponsored by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, will soon be heading south to their next level of competition. The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) runs May 8-13 in Los...

In the wake of the wind

Apr. 26, 2011 -  
On the Front Range within the Rocky Mountains, prevailing winds sweep eastward over the mountains smack into the National Wind Technology Center. Several wind turbines, some taller than a 40-story building, spin and hum at the site, just outside of Boulder, Colo., waiting for an experiment to start...

Lab science education programs featured at ACS national meeting

Apr. 6, 2011 -  
A special symposium on "STEM Education Pipeline to Innovation & Entrepreneurship" was held at the recent national meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in Anaheim. The symposium was developed because of concerns over the eroding proficiency of U.S. students in STEM (Science, Technology...

Livermore researchers develop battery-less chemical detector

Apr. 6, 2011 -  
Unlike many conventional chemical detectors that require an external power source, Lawrence Livermore researchers have developed a nanosensor that relies on semiconductor nanowires, rather than traditional batteries. The device overcomes the power requirement of traditional sensors and is simple,...

Lab's 'Science on Saturday' lecture travels to Tracy

Mar. 29, 2011 -  
WHO: Lab scientist Roger Aines and Dean Reese, Tracy High School science teacher, will present, " Put It Back When You Are Done: Storing Carbon Dioxide in the Earth, Not the Atmosphere ." WHAT: Hydrocarbon fuels come almost exclusively from underground. We burn the coal or oil to obtain energy. For...