2012 mission highlights continue Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's long tradition of service to the nation

Jan. 24, 2013- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) continued its long tradition of applying innovative science and technology to strengthen the nation's security in 2012.The Laboratory further developed science and technology capabilities essential to fulfilling its principal missions of sustaining the nation's aging nuclear deterrent without nuclear testing and countering nuclear proliferation...

LLNL's Saturday lectures explore cutting edge science

Jan. 17, 2013- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's popular lecture series, "Science on Saturday," returns Jan. 26 and runs through Feb. 23. This year's talks cover a wide range of current topics including detecting pathogen DNA; the Lab's technologies used on NASA's NuSTAR Mission; the next generation medical diagnostic devices; and biofuels -- the new energy from ancient life.The lectures are free and...

LLNL's Saturday lectures explore cutting edge science

Jan. 17, 2013- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's popular lecture series, "Science on Saturday," returns Jan. 26 and runs through Feb. 23. This year's talks cover a wide range of current topics including detecting pathogen DNA; the Lab's technologies used on NASA's NuSTAR Mission; the next generation medical diagnostic devices; and biofuels -- the new energy from ancient life. The lectures are free...

Newsline's annual year-in-review edition now online

Jan. 8, 2013- 
Newsline's month-by-month highlights from 2012 are available on the Website. As in the past, listings will be in four categories: Science and technology; People; Operations; and Awards and recognition. The 2012 Year-in-Review will appear only electronically; there will be no print edition. The Web-based format offers the advantage of providing links to the referenced Newsline articles, press...

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's top 10 science stories of 2012

Dec. 18, 2012- 
In 2012, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory built on 60 years of translating basic science concepts into technologies that address pressing real world problems while expanding the boundaries of fundamental science. The top 10 science and technology stories of the year are a reflection of the Laboratory's ability to apply its core national security competencies to a broad set of...

Plutonium at 150 years

Dec. 14, 2012- 
The article below presents a summary of ongoing work at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The work is to assess how radioactive decay in plutonium affects its material properties as they relate to the performance of nuclear weapons. This work is a continuation of the joint plutonium aging study done by Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore National laboratories. That original work was...

'Fun with Science' travels north to Alaska

Dec. 13, 2012- 
In November, retired Lab engineer Nick Williams and Discovery Center coordinator Diane Nelson bundled up in heavy winter coats and warm hats, boarded a total of nine airline flights and traveled some 5,500 miles -- all in the name of science. Their mission: to take the Lab's 'Fun with Science' show on the road to students living in Alaska -- The Last Frontier.   See the video . Fun...

Lawrence Livermore's Keane and Long elected AAAS Fellows

Nov. 29, 2012- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. -- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) Christopher Keane and Jane Long have been awarded the distinction of fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as a fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers to recognize distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. This year, AAAS awarded 702...

Lawrence Livermore's Keane and Long elected AAAS Fellows

Nov. 29, 2012- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. -- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) Christopher Keane and Jane Long have been awarded the distinction of fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as a fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers to recognize distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. This year, AAAS awarded 702...

PLS names outstanding postdocs

Oct. 8, 2012- 
What makes an outstanding postdoc?  Ask members of the Physical and Life Sciences Directorate (PLS) who last month bequeathed the title on four individuals during an awards presentation by former Principal Associate Director Bill Goldstein.This award is given to postdocs with an exceptional level of accomplishment while working at LLNL.  The 2012 PLS Outstanding Postdocs are:  Amy Laziki...

LLNL researchers receive nearly $2.75 million for high energy density projects

Oct. 3, 2012- 
The Department of Energy's (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and Office of Science (SC) have awarded more than $14 million in research awards as part of the Joint Program in High Energy Density Laboratory Plasmas (HEDLP). Six LLNL researchers received nearly $2.75 million for their projects. "These awards demonstrate the strong and valuable partnership of NNSA and the...

Young San Joaquin women to see Science careers on the horizon

Sept. 6, 2012- 
The 20th Annual San Joaquin Expanding Your Horizons conference, co-sponsored by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, returns Saturday, Oct. 6, to the University of the Pacific in Stockton, beginning at 8:15 a.m. The popular daylong conference introduces young women in grades 6-12 to a variety of challenging careers that will inspire their interest in mathematics and science. More...

The Laboratory enters the additive manufacturing arena

Sept. 5, 2012- 
Additive manufacturing. You'll be hearing a lot more of those two words in the coming months and years at LLNL. Additive manufacturing (AM) is a new generation of technologies that were actually first developed during the 1970s. But AM has recently become more mainstream with the advent of advances in materials, sensors, micromechanics, computational modeling and simulation. In its simplest...

Marine species at risk unless drastic protection policies put in place

Aug. 20, 2012- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. -- Many marine species will be harmed or won't survive if the levels of carbon dioxide continue to increase. Current protection policies and management practices are unlikely to be enough to save them. Unconventional, non-passive methods to conserve marine ecosystems need to be considered if various marine species are to survive. This is the conclusion of a group of...

New insight into independent control of ionic and electronic conductivity of materials

Aug. 14, 2012- 
Lab researchers have discovered a new method to control the conductivity of materials that could eventually apply to fuel cells, batteries and gas sensors. Postdoc Cedric Rocha-Le?o, working with Condensed Matter and Materials Division's Vince Lordi, has found a new method to independently control ionic and electronic conductivities in certain solids. The method, which uses tailored...

A conversation with the president's science adviser

Aug. 8, 2012- 
Speaking Tuesday morning to a capacity crowd in the Bldg. 123 auditorium and by live video broadcast to employees across the site, John Holdren provided a view into the Obama administration's science and technology agenda. Holdren is the assistant to the president on Science and Technology, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), and co-chair of the...

Lab wins sixth R&D 100 award

Aug. 1, 2012- 
NanoSHIELD coating strengthens components It has been determined that the Laboratory won an additional R&D 100 award this year, giving LLNL six awards. This year's latest award brings the Lab's total to 143 since it began competing in 1978. The most recent award is for NanoSHIELD, a new coating material developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, LLNL, Carpenter Technology Corp...

Teacher-student teams conduct authentic genomic research

Aug. 1, 2012- 
This summer at the Lab, visiting high school teachers are working side by side with their students on an authentic research project that could assist scientists studying biofuels and bioremediation. The research will generate and publish novel DNA sequence data on a species of duckweed. The two-week session at the Edward Teller Education Center (ETEC) is part of a new Teacher Research...

E.O. Lawrence multimedia timeline on Lab Website

July 31, 2012- 
Did you know that Ernest Lawrence, the Nobel-prize-winning physicist who founded the Laboratory in 1952, was born in South Dakota to direct descendants of Norwegian immigrants? That fact, along with a photo of his first home, is included in a new archival multimedia timeline feature about Lawrence, freshly incorporated into the lower right corner of the LLNL Website's home page . ...

Two Livermore scientists earn early career presidential award

July 31, 2012- 
Two young Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers today received Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) for work in computational science and physics. This is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on outstanding scientists and engineers, who are early in their independent research careers. The LLNL winners are Heather Whitley, a...