Posts tagged with "Science"


Researchers put pressure on hydrogen

Sept. 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

Sept. 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

April 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...
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LLNL finds a place in the sun

April 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

March 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)...