Posts tagged with "Science"

Year in Review

LLNL’s 2015 Year-in-Review

Jan. 7, 2016 -  
Lawrence Livermore's month-by-month highlights from 2015 are available online in the 2015 Year-in-Review edition of Newsline . As in the past, listings are in four categories: Science and Technology; People; Operations; and Awards and Recognition. The 2015 Year-in-Review will appear only...

Lawrence Livermore credited with discovery of elements 115, 117 and 118

Dec. 31, 2015 -  
The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) has confirmed that Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists and international collaborators have officially discovered elements 115, 117 and 118. The announcement means those three elements are one step closer to being named...

New results from experimental facility deepen understanding of dark matter

Dec. 29, 2015 -  
LEAD, S.D. – The Large Underground Xenon (LUX) dark matter experiment , which operates nearly a mile underground at the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF) in the Black Hills of South Dakota, has already proven itself to be the most sensitive dark matter detector in the world. Now, a new...

LLNL wins three R&D 100 awards

Nov. 16, 2015 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers are the recipients of three awards among the top 100 industrial inventions worldwide for 2014. The trade journal R&D Magazine announced the winners of its annual awards, sometimes called the "Oscars of invention," Friday in Las Vegas. With this...

Researchers put pressure on hydrogen

Sep. 23, 2015 -  
A National Ignition Facility (NIF) experimental campaign may have unlocked scientific secrets behind how hydrogen becomes metallic at high pressure. “Hydrogen properties are still puzzling,” said Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) physicist Marius Millot. “In particular, back in 1935, it...

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...