Posts tagged with "Science"

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...

LLNL wins three regional FLC awards

Aug. 12, 2014 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists have been selected to receive three regional awards for technology transfer by the Federal Laboratory Consortium . This year's awards will be presented Aug. 26 during the FLC's two-day Far West/Mid-Continent regional meeting at the Sheraton Denver...

Visiting professor welds new partnerships

Aug. 7, 2014 -  
Commander Brad Baker , assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the United States Naval Academy , recently completed a six-week stint at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) as part of the Visiting Scientist Program. Baker has conducted research in conjunction with Livermore for...

Summer workshops provide hands-on learning for high school students

Aug. 4, 2014 -  
Each summer, college students from around the world descend upon the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) to conduct research and experience what it is like to work at a national laboratory. While hosting college students at LLNL is commonplace, the presence of high school students onsite...

A dynamic introduction to cybersecurity

Jul. 28, 2014 -  
Lawrence Livermore's Celeste Matarazzo was attending a cybersecurity conference when she was struck with a realization: The field of cybersecurity had a diversity problem. "It's about more than racial or gender diversity -- it's about diversity of thought. Both cybercrime and cybersecurity are only...