Posts tagged with "Science"

From RAGS to riches

Sep. 25, 2014 -  
The Radiochemical Analysis of Gaseous Samples (RAGS) is a true trash to treasure story, turning debris from the National Ignition Facility's (NIF) target chamber into valuable data that helps to shape future experiments. The RAGS diagnostic, developed for NIF by Sandia National Laboratories and...

Lab entrepreneurial event links startups with investors

Sep. 24, 2014 -  
Six startups born out of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory technologies made presentations at a recent entrepreneurial event to attract investors. The companies -- which have licensed technologies in biotech, renewable energy, sensors, infrared imaging and health care -- showcased their...

Lawrence Livermore renews pact with Georgetown University to expand research and education in science and policy

Sep. 22, 2014 -  
Director Bill Goldstein and Georgetown President John DeGioia on Friday renewed their institutional commitment by signing a memorandum of understanding for an additional five years to expand the collaborative work in the areas of cyber security, biosecurity, nonproliferation and global climate,...

Lab Day highlight labs' contribution to U.S. competitiveness and innovation

Sep. 17, 2014 -  
Washington, D.C. - On Tuesday,Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz joined Sen. Dick Durbin and Sen. Jim Risch for National Lab Day on the Hill. The event highlighted several notable research projects from across the national laboratory system. Durbin and Risch also formally launched the Senate National...

Keeping a low profile keeps LLNL's Stan Terusaki at the front of the peloton

Sep. 17, 2014 -  
The exhilaration of the G-force pushing your head down as you accelerate through the banked curve of a velodrome just doesn't get old for Stan Terusaki, who recently competed and won a gold medal at the USA Cycling Masters National Championships in Redmond, Washington. "Racing on a track is a...

Engineer aims high over the summer

Sep. 15, 2014 -  
Monika Witte's summer vacation wasn't really a vacation. The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) engineer took six weeks off to volunteer at a local summer educational program thataims to close the opportunity and achievement gaps for low-income middle school students by offering...

Ham radio club finds new home

Sep. 10, 2014 -  
Even though Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's ham radio club has a rich history that dates back to 1950s when nuclear weapons were tested on islands in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, they didn't have their own radio shack in recent years. That's because their former clubhouse, located in a...

Tracing tainted food back to its source

Aug. 26, 2014 -  
Imagine identifying the source of an outbreak from contaminated foods within hours instead of weeks. That's what several University of Oklahoma (OU) summer interns believe an innovative Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) technology is capable of doing. OU students Alyssa Boutelle,...

STEM women part of tri-lab team cutting boundaries

Aug. 26, 2014 -  
The Department of Energy's 17 national laboratories employ brilliant minds, addressing the greatest science and technology issues facing our planet from climate change and energy solutions to space exploration to national security. Amid these are three nuclear weapons laboratories that share the...

Calculating conditions at the birth of the universe

Aug. 25, 2014 -  
Using a calculation originally proposed seven years ago to be performed on a petaflop computer, Lawrence Livermore researchers computed conditions that simulate the birth of the universe. When the universe was less than one microsecond old and more than one trillion degrees, it transformed from a...