Posts tagged with "Science"

LLNL microbial biologist inducted into Alameda County Women's Hall of Fame

Mar. 17, 2011 -  
One of the developers of a Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory device that could assist in detecting bioterrorism attacks, diagnosing diseases and checking product safety will be honored Saturday. For her achievements, LLNL molecular biologist Crystal Jaing will be inducted into the Alameda...

Tri-Valley Science and Engineering Fair Celebrates Its 15th Anniversary March 22-25

Mar. 16, 2011 -  
The best and brightest student scientists and engineers will showcase their work when the annual Tri-Valley Science and Engineering Fair, sponsored by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, returns March 22-25, to the Robert Livermore Community Center, 4444 East Ave., Livermore. This year the fair...

LLNL gamma ray spectrometer aboard spacecraft due to start orbiting around Mercury

Mar. 14, 2011 -  
When a NASA spacecraft goes into orbit around Mercury Thursday evening, a team of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers will be paying close attention. During 2002 and 2003, the LLNL scientists developed a germanium-based gamma ray spectrometer that has been winging its way aboard the...

Oldest objects in solar system indicate a turbulent beginning

Mar. 3, 2011 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. -- Scientists have found that calcium, aluminum-rich inclusions (CAIs), some of the oldest objects in the solar system, formed far away from our sun and then later fell back into the mid-plane of the solar system. The findings may lead to a greater understanding of how our solar...

Lab's 'Science on Saturday' lecture: It's elemental

Mar. 1, 2011 -  
WHO: Lab scientist Ken Moody and teacher Dean Reese will present " Superheavy Elements: Search for the End of the Periodic Table ." WHAT: The periodic table provides a way of presenting chemical information that makes it the fundamental tool of the chemist. Consequently, it is displayed on the...

Livermore researchers capture two awards for technology transfers to businesses

Feb. 28, 2011 -  
Researchers and technology transfer professionals from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory will receive two awards for excellence in technology transfer by the Federal Laboratory Consortium. LLNL's two awards this year make it one of seven research laboratories to receive multiple honors, among...

Girls to explore science and math careers at annual 'Expanding Your Horizons' Conference

Feb. 17, 2011 -  
The 32nd annual Tri-Valley Expanding your Horizons in Math and Science Conference returns on Saturday, Feb. 26, to the Diablo Valley College, San Ramon Campus at 1690 Watermill Road, San Ramon. The conference begins at 8:30 a.m. The daylong event is held for young women, grades 6-9, from Dublin,...

Lab showcases energy research at annual gathering of American Association for Advancement of Science

Feb. 11, 2011 -  
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory will showcase its work in energy research when the American Association for the Advancement of Science holds its annual gathering, Feb. 17-21, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. This year's theme, "Science Without Borders,"...

Combatting antibiotic resistant bacteria: it's all in the genes

Jan. 31, 2011 -  
Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have discovered a new way to combat antibiotic resistant bacteria by using the bacteria's own genes. For more than 50 years, antibiotics have been used to treat a variety of deadly infections and saved countless lives. Its broad...

Lawrence Livermore's Kennedy Reed elected AAAS fellow

Jan. 11, 2011 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. - Kennedy Reed, a physicist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, has been awarded the distinction of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) fellow. He is being recognized for important studies in atomic theory, and for many successful efforts to increase...