Posts tagged with "Science"

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

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

June 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...
For article New form of girl's best friend is lighter than ever

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

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...
For article Foot and mouth disease may spread through shedding skin cells

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...
For article Local science fair winners to compete at Intel Fair

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...
For article In the wake of the wind

In the wake of the wind

April 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...
For article Lab science education programs featured at ACS national meeting

Lab science education programs featured at ACS national meeting

April 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...
For article Livermore researchers develop battery-less chemical detector

Livermore researchers develop battery-less chemical detector

April 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,...
For article Lab's 'Science on Saturday' lecture travels to Tracy

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

March 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...
For article Students fare well at annual science and engineering fair

Students fare well at annual science and engineering fair

March 24, 2011 -  
Those who say science fairs are lagging should have visited LLNL's Tri-Valley Science and Engineering Fair (TVSEF) this week. The fair marked its 15th anniversary with a 30 percent increase in participants over last year. This year 413 best and brightest future scientists discussed their projects...