Posts tagged with "Science"

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Lawrence Livermore highlights from 2014

Jan. 8, 2015 -  
Newsline's month-by-month highlights from 2014 are available on the Web . As in the past, listings are in four categories: Science and Technology; People; Operations; and Recognition and Awards. The 2014 Year-in-Review will appear electronically; there will be no print edition. The Web-based format...

Technology quickly traces source of tainted food

Jan. 7, 2015 -  
LIVERMORE, California – Foodborne illnesses kill roughly 3,000 Americans each year and about 1 in 6 are sickened, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Yet most contaminated foods are never traced back to their source. That’s because existing methods to track tainted food...
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Top 10 science and technology stories of 2014

Dec. 17, 2014 -  
In 2014, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) built on a 62-year tradition of translating basic science into technologies that ensure national security, address pressing real world problems and expand the boundaries of fundamental science. The top stories of the year are a reflection of...

X-ray laser acts as tool to track life’s chemistry

Dec. 5, 2014 -  
An international research team that includes researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has captured the highest-resolution protein snapshots ever taken with an X-ray laser, revealing how a key protein in a photosynthetic bacterium changes shape when hit by light. Human biology is a...

Lab researchers awarded time on top computers to advance science

Dec. 1, 2014 -  
As part of the Department of Energy’s Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program, eight Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have been awarded nearly 800 million core hours on two of America’s fastest supercomputers dedicated to open...
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Lawrence Livermore researchers develop efficient method to produce nanoporous metals

Nov. 25, 2014 -  
LIVERMORE, California — Nanoporous metals — foam-like materials that have some degree of air vacuum in their structure — have a wide range of applications because of their superior qualities. They posses a high surface area for better electron transfer, which can lead to the improved performance of...

Lawrence Livermore tops Graph 500

Nov. 19, 2014 -  
New Orleans, Louisiana. Nov. 18, 2014 -- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists’ search for new ways to solve large complex national security problems led to the top ranking on Graph 500 and new techniques for solving large graph problems on small high performance computing (HPC) systems...

Black hole loses its appetite for gassy cloud

Nov. 18, 2014 -  
In a showdown of black hole versus G2 – a cloud of gas and dust – it looks like G2 won. Recent research shows that G2 came within 30 billion kilometers of the super-massive black hole at the center of our galaxy, yet managed to escape from the gravitational pull of the black hole. Initially, a...
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Researchers develop efficient method to measure residual stress in 3D printed parts

Nov. 17, 2014 -  
LIVERMORE, California – Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have developed an efficient method to measure residual stress in metal parts produced by powder-bed fusion additive manufacturing. This 3D printing process produces metal parts layer by layer using a high-energy laser beam...

Next-generation supercomputer coming to Lab

Nov. 14, 2014 -  
Livermore, California -- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) today announced a contract with IBM to deliver a next-generation supercomputer in 2017. The system, to be called Sierra, will serve the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC)...