Posts tagged with "Science"

Meting Pathways

Shifts in states of matter: It’s complicated

Nov. 7, 2014 -  
The process of phase changes -- those transitions between states of matter -- is more complex than previously thought. A team of Lawrence Livermore researchers and colleagues has found that we may need to rethink one of science’s building blocks and illustrate how a proper theoretical description...
NIF

Vital NIF diagnostic receives upgrade

Nov. 6, 2014 -  
When the National Ignition Facility’s 192 intense laser beams are fired, a series of complex events begins. To capture and measure the vast amount of data generated during experiments, NIF is now equipped with about 60 nuclear, optical and X-ray diagnostics. One of these diagnostics, the Near...
xenon

Where did all the xenon go?

Nov. 6, 2014 -  
The noble gas xenon should be found in terrestrial and Martian atmospheres, but researchers have had a hard time finding it. The prevailing theory claims that due to xenon’s weight -- it is a heavy gas -- it could be trapped in a planet’s core or in the mantle during the planet’s formation...
carbon nanotubes

Tiny carbon nanotube pores make big impact

Oct. 30, 2014 -  
A team led by the Lawrence Livermore scientists has created a new kind of ion channel consisting of short carbon nanotubes, which can be inserted into synthetic bilayers and live cell membranes to form tiny pores that transport water, protons, small ions and DNA. These carbon nanotube "porins" have...
Amanda Randles

Randles receives National Institutes of Health award to pursue cancer research

Oct. 10, 2014 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory computational scientist Amanda Randles has received a Director's Early Independence Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The NIH Common Fund award provides funding to encourage exceptional young scientists to pursue "high risk, high reward"...

Media advisory: San Joaquin Expanding Your Horizons Conference to highlight science and math careers

Oct. 3, 2014 -  
WHO:Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories and the University of the Pacific School of Engineering and Computer Science will co-sponsor the 22nd annual San Joaquin Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) conference. Support is also provided by Chevron. See the website . WHAT:The...

Susana Reyes assumes chair of American Nuclear Society Fusion Energy Division

Oct. 1, 2014 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) nuclear engineer Susana Reyes has assumed the 2014-15 chairmanship of the American Nuclear Society (ANS) Fusion Energy Division, following her election as vice chair in 2012. Reyes has more than 12 years of experience in international fusion projects...

NIH taps Lab to develop sophisticated electrode array system to monitor brain activity

Sep. 30, 2014 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. - The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) a grant today to develop an electrode array system that will enable researchers to better understand how the brain works through unprecedented resolution and scale. LLNL's grant-funded...

Data from Napa earthquake advances the state-of-the-art in seismic science

Sep. 29, 2014 -  
Data received from seismic monitoring stations coupled with information rapidly shared via smartphones and the Internet by those who experienced the south Napa temblor is serving to advance scientists' understanding of earthquakes as well as improving rapid response, according to Artie Rodgers of...