Posts tagged with "Science"

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...

Students fare well at annual science and engineering fair

Mar. 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...

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...