Posts tagged with "Weapons"


Labs tap Silicon Valley to bolster computing

Oct. 21, 2015 -  
The National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA’s) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory today announced the awarding of a subcontract to Penguin Computing — a leading developer of high-performance Linux cluster computing systems based in Silicon Valley — to bolster computing for stockpile...
For article From grassland to 21st century science

From grassland to 21st century science

Sept. 25, 2015 -  
Sixty years ago, the UC Radiation Laboratory began testing high explosives at what would become one of the nation’s most sophisticated non-nuclear weapons testing sites, an 11 square-mile plot of rural grassland tucked away in the steep ravines and tawny rolling hills near the Alameda-San Joaquin...

Laboratory's role in underground explosives tests will help nation's detection capabilities

June 12, 2015 -  
A Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) team played a leading role in fielding the recent Source Physics Experiment (SPE-4 Prime) detonated at the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS). The SPE tests, including the most recent one on May 21, consist of a series of seven underground, high-...

Lara Leininger named director of Laboratory's Energetic Materials Center

May 1, 2015 -  
Lara Leininger has been selected to lead Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL) Energetic Materials Center (EMC). Created 25 years ago, the EMC’s mission is to integrate state-of-the-art capabilities in high explosives, propellants, thermites and pyrotechnics for the benefit of the...
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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...

Lawrence Livermore scientist develops uncrackable code for nuclear weapons

Nov. 20, 2014 -  
Mark Hart, a scientist and engineer in Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL) Defense Technologies Division, has been awarded the 2015 Surety Transformation Initiative (STI) Award from the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) Enhanced Surety Program. The STI award aims to...
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Lab engineer receives Air Force award

Oct. 29, 2014 -  
Lab engineer Scott Couture has received an award for Meritorious Civilian Service from the U.S. Air Force for his work as principal adviser for Nuclear Plans and Policies to the Under Secretary of the Air Force. Under Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning presented the award to Couture during a...
For article STEM women part of tri-lab team cutting boundaries

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...
For article Laboratory publishes national security book

Laboratory publishes national security book

May 30, 2014 -  
LLNL has published its first electronic book, or e-book. The 139-page book, "Strategic Latency and World Power: How Technology is Changing Our Concepts of Security," has been published by the Lab through its Center for Global Security Research (CGSR). Book editors are Zachary Davis, a senior fellow...