Posts tagged with "Weapons"

New research shows brain injuries from blasts similar to football impacts

May. 16, 2012 -  
In an advance that may someday provide health benefits for soldiers and athletes, a team of researchers has discovered a mechanism that could be the cause of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in blast-exposed soldiers. The breakthrough study, published today in the journal Science Translational...

Nimble Titan 12: an international missile defense exercise

May. 4, 2012 -  
Just four days after North Korea's failed three-stage missile launch, a pre-scheduled international missile defense exercise got under way at a high-tech conference center in southern Virginia. Participants from 14 nations, and observers from such organizations as NATO, spent four days planning...

White captures award for nuclear forensics work

Apr. 24, 2012 -  
For the second straight quarter, a Laboratory employee has received an award from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) for his work in post-detonation nuclear forensics. The most recent winner is Lab physicist Roger White, a designer in B-Division from the Weapons and Complex Integration (WCI...

Rodgers garners award for nuclear forensics work

Feb. 23, 2012 -  
Lab geophysicist Arthur Rodgers has received an award from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) for his work in nuclear forensics. A researcher in the Atmospheric, Earth & Energy Division of the Physical & Life Sciences Directorate, Rodgers was named the "top contributor of the...

Ten scientists named Distinguished Members of Technical Staff

Feb. 21, 2012 -  
Ten Laboratory researchers have been named Distinguished Members of Technical Staff (DMTS) for their extraordinary scientific and technical contributions to the Laboratory and its missions as acknowledged by their professional peers and the larger community. Jim Candy of the Engineering Directorate...

Roberts wins NNSA defense program award

Feb. 6, 2012 -  
Don Roberts, of the Lab's Weapons and Complex Integration Directorate, is the latest recipient of the National Nuclear Security Administration's Defense Programs' Employee of the Quarter Award. Roberts, a Design Group Leader in B Division, was recognized for "leading a multidisciplinary,...

Advance by Lawrence Livermore scientists makes possible near-instantaneous DNA analysis

Oct. 4, 2011 -  
Picture this: You've brought your sick child to the doctor's office. After checking her pulse and blood pressure, he takes a nasal or throat swab and inserts it into a mysterious black box. Before the doctor finishes his examination, the black box beeps, indicating that the pathogen that's making...

Success of DHS was built on relationship with Lab

Sep. 13, 2011 -  
Editor's note; The following is part of an ongoing series looking back at the events surrounding 9/11. Today's feature looks at the role the Laboratory played in establishing the Department of Homeland Security. On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, Parney Albright already had spent 16 years working in...

Lab technologies answer nation's call to prevent bioterrorism

Sep. 12, 2011 -  
Editor's note -- This is the final article in a series on the Lab's response to the 9/11 attacks. Today's feature looks at the Lab's role in protecting the nation against bioterorrism. In trying to protect the nation against bioterrorism, national lab and university scientists, public health...

Remembering September 11

Sep. 12, 2011 -  
What has become a solemn Lab tradition, a brief yet poignant ceremony was held Monday near the Superblock to commemorate the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001 in New York City, the Pentagon, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania. "Please pray for those who carry on without their loved ones," Chris Holm of...