Posts tagged with "Weapons"

For article Plutonium at 150 years

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...
For article Iraq strengthens commitment to safeguards agreement

Iraq strengthens commitment to safeguards agreement

Dec. 10, 2012 -  
Iraqi Ambassador to Austria Surood Rashid Najib has submitted an official letter from the Iraqi Foreign Minister to Yukiyo Amano, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), announcing the ratification and entry into force of the Additional Protocol to its Comprehensive...
For article NARAC to more quickly predict haz mat releases

NARAC to more quickly predict haz mat releases

Nov. 27, 2012 -  
The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) on Monday announced that it recently sponsored the installation of a 336-processor computing cluster at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) National Atmospheric Release Advisory Center (NARAC). This new cluster allows consequences...
For article Observations on arms control and tactical nuclear weapons in Europe

Observations on arms control and tactical nuclear weapons in Europe

Oct. 2, 2012 -  
Most people are probably unaware of the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE) and this agreement is nowhere near the top of the priority list for Congress, but CFE is regarded by many in the arms-control community as a cornerstone of European stability. As explained by Jeff McCausland...
For article Henderson is lone American in CTBT field test

Henderson is lone American in CTBT field test

Sept. 13, 2012 -  
John Henderson of Global Security was the sole U.S. participant in a May international field test for the on-site inspection division of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty Organization's (CTBTO) Provisional Technical Secretariat. The event was sponsored by the...
For article DHS intern helps develop portable virus detection

DHS intern helps develop portable virus detection

Aug. 29, 2012 -  
When Cesar Ambriz's father discovered a tomato-farming job in northern California, he and his family left their relatives and crossed the Mexican border to establish a life ripe with promise. "In Mexico it's really tough for anyone to go to college, especially to get financial aid. It's a challenge...
For article Breath analysis workshop set for biomedicine and national security

Breath analysis workshop set for biomedicine and national security

Aug. 23, 2012 -  
The Laboratory, in collaboration with the University of California, Davis and the Canterbury Respiratory Research Group, will host the 2012 International Breath Analysis Meeting, Oct. 28-Nov. 1 at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn in Sonoma, Calif. The event, titled "Breath Analysis for Biomedicine...
For article Tom Slezak to advise Department of Defense on biodefense

Tom Slezak to advise Department of Defense on biodefense

Aug. 15, 2012 -  
Bioinformatics expert Tom Slezak is no stranger to the National Academy of Science (NAS), having served on two committees since 2009. Recently, he was asked to join a standing committee chartered by the Department of Defense (DoD) to advise the DoD on biodefense issues, a much broader scope than...
For article Future U.S. military leaders strengthen bond with LLNL

Future U.S. military leaders strengthen bond with LLNL

July 20, 2012 -  
Senior Laboratory managers had the opportunity to meet with future American military leaders at the MARA (Military Academic Research Associates) and Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) intern reception last week in the West Cafeteria. The annual reception is a chance for these participants to...
For article NIF team wins esteemed plasma physics award

NIF team wins esteemed plasma physics award

July 19, 2012 -  
A far-reaching discovery about laser-matter interaction with important implications for the National Ignition Facility (NIF) has led to the selection of a team of researchers named recipients of the 2012 John Dawson Award for Excellence in Plasma Physics Research. The award, established by the...