Posts tagged with "Science"

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory opens High Performance Computing Innovation Center for collaboration with industry

Jun. 30, 2011 -  
In an initiative that aims to boost the nation's economic competitiveness, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory today announced the opening of the High Performance Computing Innovation Center (HPCIC). The innovation center will facilitate national lab/industry collaboration, applying high...

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom visits the Lab

Jun. 28, 2011 -  
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom visited the Laboratory Tuesday afternoon for tours and briefings. After an overview, Newsom listened to presentations about the Industrial Partnerships Office, the Livermore Valley Open Campus, high performance computing, 21st century energy projects and educational outreach...

Increased production of smelly sulfur compound in Southern Ocean tied to climate change

Jun. 23, 2011 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. -- An organic compound that smells like cabbage and has been called the "smell of the sea" could be more sensitive to global climate change than commonly believed. In a recent report, a Livermore researcher, along with colleagues from Los Alamos and Oak Ridge national laboratories...

LLNL scientists and engineers capture two awards for top industrial innovations

Jun. 22, 2011 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have captured two awards for developing cutting-edge technologies with commercial potential. A team of LLNL computer scientists and a team of engineers have won awards from the trade journal R&D Magazine for developing advances among the top...

Director search committee at Laboratory on June 22 to gather input

Jun. 15, 2011 -  
The LL NL director search committee will be at the Laboratory on Wednesday, June 22. The purpose of the visit, known as "Lab Day," is two-fold: to gain insights into the Laboratory, its employees, and its future opportunities and challenges; to gather information from representative staff regarding...

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...