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STEM

Lab engages girls at San Joaquin STEM event

May 26, 2017 - The Laboratory participated in an educational outreach event held last month titled, "Engaging Girls in STEM: Making a Connection for Action," at the San Joaquin County Office of Education facility in Stockton. More than 300 young women in grades 6-12 attended the program, which is part of a...

3D

NIF technology could revolutionize 3D printing

May 25, 2017 - A technology originally developed to smooth out and pattern high-powered laser beams for the National Ignition Facility (NIF) can be used to 3D print metal objects faster than ever before, according to a new study by Lawrence Livermore researchers. A team of Lab scientists report the findings in...

Bike to Work

Labs promote pedal power on Bike to Work Day

May 17, 2017 - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Sandia/California employees participated in the 23rd annual Bike to Work Day, commuting to work via pedal power. Bike to Work Day is a way of promoting the benefits of bicycling and supporting safe roads for bicyclists and motorists. For the second...

science on screen

‘Science On Screen’ takes to the cosmos with lecture on NASA...

May 17, 2017 - Who: The fifth and final installment in the 2017 Science on Screen series features Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientist Julia Vogel, who will present "Unraveling the High-Energy Universe With NASA's NuSTAR Mission." In this informative and entertaining lecture, Vogel will discuss...

LLNL and LBNL researchers explore more energy-efficient...

May 16, 2017 - If you had to name the industries in the United States that use the most energy, paper manufacturing probably wouldn't immediately come to mind. In fact, the paper-making industry ranks third among the country's largest energy users, behind only petroleum-refining and chemical production, according...

llns

Applications open for LLNS annual gift program

May 15, 2017 - Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS) is accepting applications for its annual Community Gift Program. Established in 2008, the Community Gift Program provides a total of $100,000 in awards to support nonprofit organizations addressing STEM (science, technology, engineering and...

radiocarbon

Laser tracks therapeutics, nutrients, toxins

May 15, 2017 - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have developed a laser-based tabletop device to measure carbon-14 (radiocarbon). In biological systems, carbon-14 (14C ) can be used as a biochemical tracer to track micro-doses of nutrients, toxins and therapeutics in humans and animals....

iChip

Lawrence Livermore unveils 'heart-on-a-chip'

May 11, 2017 - Prescription drugs have enabled millions of Americans with chronic medical conditions to live longer and more fulfilling lives, but many promising new drugs never make it to the human trials stage due to the potential for cardiac toxicity. Through "heart-on-a-chip" technology -- modeling a human...

DOE HPC4Mfg Program funds 13 new projects to improve energy...

May 8, 2017 - A U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) program designed to spur the use of high performance supercomputers to advance U.S. manufacturing is funding 13 new industry projects for a total of $3.9 million. The High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) Program unites the world-class computing...

supertruck

Lab developed aerodynamic devices improve tractor trailer fuel...

May 8, 2017 - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers, as part of a Navistar SuperTruck I team, helped design a new type of tractor-trailer truck that significantly improves fuel economy. The new SuperTruck vehicle achieved 13 mpg on public roads and a 104 percent freight efficiency...

DMTS

Four Lawrence Livermore scientists named Distinguished Members...

May 8, 2017 - Four Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) 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....

CASTing new limits on the dark matter search

May 5, 2017 - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers, along with international collaborators, are on a mission to find particles contributing to dark matter, which is expected to make up most of the matter in the universe. In a paper published May 2 in Nature Physics, the CERN Axion Solar...

cyber challenge

Cybersecurity workshop for teens at library

May 4, 2017 - The Livermore Public Library will host a "Cyber Defense Challenge for Teens" on Wednesday, June 14. Two identical 90-minute sessions will be held from 10:30 a.m.-noon and 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. at the public library, 1188 S. Livermore Ave. The cyber challenges, run by Lab computer scientists, will offer...

Teacher Research Academy

Register now for Teacher Research Academy

May 3, 2017 - LIVERMORE, California - Register now for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) 2017 Teacher Research Academy (TRA). The TRA offers middle and high school science teachers and community college faculty a professional development curriculum during the summer at the Edward Teller Education...

3D

Lab breakthrough in 3D printing of glass

May 2, 2017 - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists and academic collaborators have demonstrated the synthesis of transparent glass through 3D printing, a development that could ultimately lead to altering the design and structure of lasers and other devices that incorporate optics. A team of LLNL...

3D

Lab offers 3D design summer academy

May 1, 2017 - LIVERMORE, California - Register now for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) 3D Design Summer Academy for enrolled, degree-pursuing community college students. This weeklong workshop will be held June 12-16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily at the Edward Teller Education Center (ETEC) at...

grid

Lab joins efforts to upgrade the nation’s grid

May 1, 2017 - As society moves toward an increasingly connected world, keeping the nation's electrical grid reliable and safe from hackers and other potential security threats has perhaps never been more crucial. To address this challenge, in November 2014 the Department of Energy (DOE) established the Grid...

NIF

Crash-proof virtual flying through NIF

April 28, 2017 - In apparent defiance of the laws of physics, LLNL design engineer Paul Bloom leads flying tours through the National Ignition Facility from only three feet off the ground. As creator of the NIF virtual reality (VR) program, Bloom routinely allows engineers, scientists and technicians to soar...

Science on Screen

Science on Screen: Livermorium vs. Iron Man

April 27, 2017 - Who: The fourth installment in the Science on Screen series features Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientist, Dawn Shaughnessy, who will present "Behold Livermorium: A Quest for New Elements." In this informative and entertaining lecture, Shaughnessy will cover how scientists create...

Radiation Control Technicians

Rad to the bone: Meet NIF's rad control technicians

April 26, 2017 - It is 6:30 a.m. when Myrna Gutierrez and Judy Zarco suit up inside the National Ignition Facility (NIF) to begin their 13-hour shift. As radiation control technicians (RCTs), they will maintain the safety of a 10-story building the size of three football fields housing the world's largest, most...