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LABORATORY RECEIVES AMERICAN INDIAN SPIRIT AWARD

Oct. 11, 2002 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif — Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Executive Officer Ron Cochran and the Laboratory received this year’s American Indian Spirit Award from the Council of Energy Resource Tribes for “continued dedication and commitment to Native American education and leadership.” The award...

LLNL Physicist Wins Award For Physics Research and Teaching In Africa

Oct. 8, 2002 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. — Lab physicist Kennedy Reed has been named the 2003 recipient of the American Physical Society’s John Wheatley Award. The John Wheatley Award is given to a physicist who, working in a developing country, has made an outstanding contribution to the development of physics in that...

Researchers to Toast ‘Good’ Bacteria

Oct. 3, 2002 -  
Joint Genome Institute ‘Jamboree’ Will Examine the Genetic Properties Of Lactic Acid-Producing Microbes WALNUT CREEK, CA – The next time you chow down on a sausage pizza, enjoy a refreshing frozen yogurt, or savor a fine wine, remember to thank the bugs. Lactic acid bacteria (bacteria that ferment...

Two Livermore Physicists Win Prestigious E. O. Lawrence Award

Sept. 26, 2002 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. — Two physicists from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are winners of the E. O. Lawrence Award for their outstanding contributions in the field of atomic energy. Bruce Goodwin, a physicist and associate director in the Defense and Nuclear Technologies Directorate, was...

Livermore Laboratory Presents Spotlight On Science

Sept. 12, 2002 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory will launch its fourth year of community lectures with a talk showcasing the pictorial history of nuclear testing. Peter Kuran, who has produced five documentaries on the subject of nuclear testing, will discuss “Nuclear Testing: A History Told in Images,” at...

Livermore Lab Chemist Accurately Dates First Objects To Form In The Solar System

Sept. 6, 2002 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. — A geochemist from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, teaming with researchers from the Royal Ontario Museum, the University of Hawaii and Moscow State University, has accurately dated Calcium Aluminum-rich inclusions (CAIs), the oldest objects in our solar system, to be...

Joint Genome Institute to Sequence Key African Frog Genome

Aug. 20, 2002 -  
DNA of Xenopus tropicalis Will Provide New Clues to Vertebrate Development WALNUT CREEK, CA – In their continuing search for new clues to how human genes function and how vertebrates develop and evolve, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Joint Genome Institute (JGI) are gearing up to...

Livermore Researchers Show Depth Of Injected Co2 Into the Ocean Critical as a Global Warming Solution

Aug. 20, 2002 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. — Researchers from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have determined that the depth of an injection of carbon dioxide into the deep ocean is a good predictor of how effective that location is at sequestering carbon away from the atmosphere. Direct injection of CO2 into...

Lab Researchers Testing Instruments, Developing Ways To Detect Nuclear Materials In Cargo Containers ~ Efforts Could Aid The War On Terrorism ~

Aug. 15, 2002 -  
LIVERMORE--Commercial instruments have been tested and new technologies are under development by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers to detect nuclear materials inside cargo containers. The work, funded by the National Nuclear Security Administration, is designed to help prevent the...

Lab Scientists Testing Instruments, Developing Technologies To Detect Nuclear Materials

Aug. 13, 2002 -  
What: What steps can be taken to try to stop terrorists intent on smuggling nuclear materials into the United States? During the past three months, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have been testing commercial instruments and new technologies that are being used or may be used by...

JGI’s pufferfish sequence offers in-depth look at human gene pool

July 26, 2002 -  
An international research consortium led by the Joint Genome Institute (JGI) reported Wednesday on the draft sequencing, assembly, and analysis of the genome of the Japanese pufferfish Fugu rubripes. The report was released on Science Magazine’s “Science Express” Website ( http://www.sciencemag.org...

NIF moves closer to early light

July 26, 2002 -  
The National Ignition Facility’s 192 laser beams are organized into 24 groups of 8-laser beams called bundles. Each bundle contains 130 line replaceable units (LRUs), which hold the functional optical elements for each laser beamline. Last week, the 100th LRU was installed in Bundle 31, the bundle...

BSL-3 facility will aid fight against bioterrorism

July 26, 2002 -  
Laboratory researchers may soon be better able to help fight bioterrorist agents or infectious diseases that could be used against American citizens. A new biosafety analytical laboratory took a step toward reality this week when an environmental assessment was filed by the National Nuclear...

Livermore Scientists Dedicate New Research Facility As Part 0f High Pressure Collaborative Access Team

July 26, 2002 -  
ARGONNE, Ill. — Physicists from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory today will introduce the newest research facility at the Advanced Photon Source, one of the most advanced light sources in the world, as part of their role in the High Pressure Collaborative Access Team (HP-CAT). HP-CAT is...

EMBARGOED: Hold For Release Until 11:00 AM PDT Thursday, July 25, 2002

July 25, 2002 -  
Pufferfish DNA Yields Clues to Human Biology Analysis of Fugu rubripes Genome Predicts Nearly 1,000 New Human Genes WALNUT CREEK, CA – An international research consortium led by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Joint Genome Institute (JGI) reported today on the draft sequencing, assembly, and...
For article Tomas Diaz De La Rubia Selected as Associate Director for Chemistry and Materials Science

Tomas Diaz De La Rubia Selected as Associate Director for Chemistry and Materials Science

July 22, 2002 -  
Tomás Díaz de la Rubia, has been selected as Lawrence Livermore National Lab’s new Associate Director of Chemistry and Materials Science – replacing Hal Graboske, who announced his retirement earlier this year. The appointment was made by LLNL Director Michael Anastasio and confirmed by the...

LLNL Visitors Center Closed For Renovation

July 16, 2002 -  
The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Visitors Center, located at Greenville Road and East Gate Drive, will be closed for major renovation July 15 until mid-September. In the interim, visitors may pick up information and literature about the Laboratory at the Public Affairs Office in Trailer...

LAB KICKS OFF APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM FOR PLANT, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

July 12, 2002 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif — The LLNL Apprenticeship Program has announced new positions in Plant Engineering's 800 job series and Mechanical Engineering's 900 job series. These positions will provide entry-level apprenticeships with hands-on training and instructional classes to acquire the skills needed in...

Astrophysicists Discover Possible Nanodiamond Formation In the Early Solar System

July 11, 2002 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. — An astrophysicist from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Institute for Geophysics and Planetary Physics has found that some nanodiamonds, the most famous and exotic form of stardust, may instead have formed within the inner solar system. The findings argue with the wide...

Livermore Scientists Create Highest Resolution Global Climate Simulations To Date Using Supercomputers

July 9, 2002 -  
Handout: "Simulating the Earth's Climate," in PDF LIVERMORE, Calif. — Atmospheric scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have performed the first global climate simulations with spatial resolutions of roughly 50 km (30 miles). This capability will be used to assess climate change...