Posts tagged with "Science"

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

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

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

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

March 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...
For article LLNL gamma ray spectrometer aboard spacecraft due to start orbiting around Mercury

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

March 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...
For article Oldest objects in solar system indicate a turbulent beginning

Oldest objects in solar system indicate a turbulent beginning

March 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...
For article Lab's 'Science on Saturday' lecture: It's elemental

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

March 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...
For article Livermore researchers capture two awards for technology transfers to businesses

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...