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Lab technologies take top honors

Oct. 5, 2001 -  
A revolutionary technique for discovering genes, an advance for marking safety-critical parts and a new process for producing laser glass that is 20 times faster than previous methods netted awards for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers. The three teams of LLNL researchers,...

Scramjet technology may be a propellant for hypersonic flight

Oct. 5, 2001 -  
Hypersonic flight has long intrigued Lab aeronautical engineer Preston Carter. His HyperSoar concept for an aircraft that would fly at 6,700 miles per hour — fast enough to get you anywhere on the globe in less than two hours — won wide-spread attention in the industry and news media when it was...
For article Ellen Raber to Head Livermore Lab Environmental Protection Department

Ellen Raber to Head Livermore Lab Environmental Protection Department

Oct. 5, 2001 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif — Ellen Raber has been named to lead Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's Environmental Protection Department. The appointment was effective October 1. Formerly the department's deputy leader, Raber has been serving as acting department head since July 1. The Environmental...

Lawrence Livermore Researchers Garner Three Awards for Top Industrial Inventions

Oct. 4, 2001 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif – A revolutionary technique for discovering genes, an advance for marking safety critical parts and a new process for producing laser glass that is 20 times faster than previous methods netted awards for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers. The three teams of LLNL...

Employees, organizations rally to raise funds to help Sept. 11 victims

Sept. 28, 2001 -  
Lab employees, well known for their charitable giving each year in the HOME Campaign, are spearheading a number of grassroots efforts to help the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Here’s a sample of the outpouring of support from Lab employees: • Employees in the Plant Engineering...

Boeing hails Lab team’s work on missile defense

Sept. 28, 2001 -  
A remote sensor suite that will help verify the effectiveness of a ballistic missile defense system has earned a team of Laboratory scientists and engineers an award from Boeing. The remote optical characterization sensor suite (ROCSS), based on the Lab’s unique capabilities in infrared...

Airport security looks to Laboratory for expertise on X-ray imaging methods

Sept. 28, 2001 -  
In the Engineering directorate, Harry Martz is the director of the Center for Nondestructive Characterization (CNDC), but he has found himself in the national spotlight recently as a member of the National Academy of Science (NAS) Committee on Assessment of Technology Deployed to Improve Commercial...

Laser casts new light on defense

Sept. 28, 2001 -  
Laboratory and U.S. Army officials today un-veiled a 10-kilowatt Solid State Heat Capacity Laser (SSHCL) that could demonstrate a new short-range air and missile-defense capability. The 10-kW system is the highest average power single-beam solid-state laser in the world. The prototype, which...

Search Of Galactic Halo Yields A Treasure Trove Of Variable Stars

Sept. 26, 2001 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif.--A project supported by the United States Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) to determine the nature of dark matter in the halo of the Milky Way has yielded a treasure trove of data on 73 million stars, many of them variable. This database,...

Digital Mammography System Aided By Collaboration With Livermore Researchers Receives Fda Approval

Sept. 26, 2001 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. – A Denver, Colo. company that worked with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers announced Tuesday that it has received Food & Drug Administration approval for its digital mammography system. Fischer Imaging Corporation partnered with LLNL from 1993 to 1996 on...

U.S. facing tough choices on terrorism

Sept. 21, 2001 -  
By Don Johnston Newsline staff writer In the wake of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington Sept. 11, the nation is going to have to face some “uncomfortable options” in domestic and foreign policy to combat terrorism, according to Jay Davis,...

Annual salary review under way

Sept. 21, 2001 -  
Salary Chart The annual October Salary Review for Laboratory employees is now under way. The review process is scheduled to run through noon on Oct. 16, when all salary actions must be finalized. Both biweekly and monthly paid employees will see changes reflected in their Nov. 30 paychecks. All...

Committee to select survey thrust areas

Sept. 21, 2001 -  
A steering committee formed to analyze the results of the employee survey, “Assessing the Workplace,” is finalizing its selection of five thrust areas that will be addressed by special survey action teams. Leaders for the action teams will be picked by the steering committee, while members will be...

Russia to partner on dialysis equipment

Sept. 21, 2001 -  
The annual October Salary Review for Laboratory employees is now under way. The review process is scheduled to run through noon on Oct. 16, when all salary actions must be finalized. Both biweekly and monthly paid employees will see changes reflected in their Nov. 30 paychecks. All increases will...

Engineering AD to leave the Lab for Georgetown University post

Sept. 21, 2001 -  
Spiros Dimolitsas, Associate Director for Engineering, has resigned to take a position with Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., as Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer. Dimolitsas, who came to LLNL in 1995, will join Georgetown University effective Nov. 12. As the...

Laboratory Employee Named Fellow of the American Nuclear Society

Sept. 21, 2001 -  
LIVERMORE— Craig Smith, a nuclear engineer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, has been selected to receive the title of fellow of the American Nuclear Society, or ANS. Smith was honored for his "outstanding accomplishments" in the field of nuclear health, safety and regulation as well as...

LLNL's Science & Technology Symposium Attracts 100 California Teachers

Sept. 17, 2001 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif — More than 100 high school and community college science teachers from throughout California are slated to arrive at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory on Friday for the second annual Edward Teller Science & Technology Education Symposium. The teachers will spend two...
For article Spiros Dimolitsas Joins Georgetown University As Senior Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer

Spiros Dimolitsas Joins Georgetown University As Senior Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer

Sept. 17, 2001 -  
Dr. Spiros Dimolitsas, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Associate Director for Engineering, has resigned to take a position with Georgetown University in Washington, DC as Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer. Dimolitsas, who came to LLNL in 1995, will join Georgetown...

Questions and Answers for LLNL Employees in Relation to Terrorist Emergency

Sept. 11, 2001 -  
Yes. The controller’s office guidelines will be published Wednesday, Sept. 12. How do I find out when/if to come back to work? What is the hotline? URL? Check the external Web page, http://www.llnl.gov ; call 424-LLNL (5565), stay tuned for updates on radio station KKIQ, 101.7 FM, or contact your...

Laboratory Response to Terrorist Emergency

Sept. 11, 2001 -  
The Laboratory remains open under enhanced security operations. Truck deliveries are being searched before acceptance. Security checks have been moved to the outer perimeter. Security force is at a heightened security level. South Mall area is closed to public access. We have no reason to believe...