Posts tagged with "Science"


Construction to begin on world's largest camera

Sep. 8, 2015 -  
The Department of Energy has approved the start of construction for a 3.2-gigapixel digital camera — the world’s largest — for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope ( LSST ). The construction milestone, known as Critical Decision 3, is the last major approval decision before the acceptance of the...

Nanocrystals don’t add up for reactor materials

Aug. 19, 2015 -  
Lawrence Livermore researchers have found that nanocrystalline materials do not necessarily resist radiation effects in nuclear reactors better than currently used materials. As researchers hunt for materials with the ability to withstand prolonged radiation damage, the use of nanostructured...

Comatose galaxies shocked back to life

Apr. 27, 2015 -  
Galaxies are often found in clusters, which contain many "red and dead" members that stopped forming stars in the distant past. Now an international team of astronomers, including Will Dawson of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, has discovered that these comatose galaxies can sometimes come...
NASA | SDO: Year 5

LLNL finds a place in the sun

Apr. 1, 2015 -  
This year marks five years in space for NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), which provides incredibly detailed images of the whole sun 24 hours a day. Capturing an image with one arcsecond spatial resolution at 10 different wavelengths once per 10 seconds, SDO has provided an unprecedentedly...

White House Science & Technology policy associate director to join Lawrence Livermore

Mar. 16, 2015 -  
LIVERMORE, California — Patricia Falcone, the associate director for National Security and International Affairs in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), has been selected as deputy director for Science and Technology at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)...
APS fellows

Ten Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers named 2014 APS fellows

Jan. 12, 2015 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. – Ten Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists have been selected as 2014 fellows of the American Physical Society (APS). The new fellows represent a wide selection of physics expertise, ranging from laser science to hohlraum design to theoretical solid state...