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From beaches to valleys to vineyards, oh my

Dec. 8, 2016 - It's 3 a.m. when Kirsten Sprott runs down an unmarked road in the middle of nowhere. Her team already has been running for 20 hours straight from San Francisco through Marin County, but all of the picturesque views are lost in total darkness. The only sign of life is her pacer, Athena Wilder,...

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East Greenland ice sheet has responded to climate change for the...

Dec. 7, 2016 - Using marine sediment cores containing isotopes of aluminum and beryllium, a group of international researchers has discovered that East Greenland experienced deep, ongoing glacial erosion over the past 7.5 million years. The research reconstructs ice sheet erosion dynamics in that region during...

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UCOP awards grants and fellowships to collaborate with Lawrence...

Dec. 6, 2016 - The University of California Office of the President awarded more than $14 million to four grants and four graduate fellowships to collaborate with staff scientists at Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos national laboratories. UC scientists received $7.9 million to work with Lawrence Livermore...

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Lab employees help fill education gaps

Dec. 2, 2016 - Editor's Note: During the Helping Others More Effectively (HOME) Campaign, Public Affairs will run a series of articles about Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees who volunteer for various nonprofit agencies. ________ In the face of underserved communities and school district budget...

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Lab honored for military recruiting programs

Nov. 30, 2016 - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has been honored with a Gold 2016 Optimas Award for Recruiting from Workforce Magazine, recognizing the Lab for excellence in its military internship programs. The Optimas awards are given out annually in 10 categories. The recruiting award recognizes...

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Thinning of Antarctic glacier began in 1940s

Nov. 23, 2016 - New research by an international team shows that the present thinning and retreat of Pine Island Glacier in West Antarctica is part of a climatically forced trend that was triggered in the 1940s. The team -- made up of scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the British Antarctic...

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Friedmann receives Greenman Award

Nov. 22, 2016 - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) energy guru Julio Friedmann has been honored with the Greenman Award by the Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies (GHGT) conference series. Friedmann is recognized for his tireless efforts to promote carbon capture and storage, particularly at large scale...

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LLNL team’s code that improves molecular dynamic performance by...

Nov. 21, 2016 - A Lawrence Livermore team's dramatically improved first-principles molecular dynamics code that promises to enable new computer simulation applications was one of the finalists for the 2016 Gordon Bell Prize. The team presented its ground breaking project at the 2016 supercomputing conference (...

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Spreading canine comfort around the Tri-Valley

Nov. 17, 2016 - Editor's Note: During the Helping Others More Effectively (HOME) Campaign, Public Affairs will run a series of articles about Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees who volunteer for various nonprofit agencies. _____________ Imagine feeling overcome with loneliness, pain or stress, and...

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New measurements of oceanic organic matter help scientists in...

Nov. 16, 2016 - Researchers have found that new measurements of the size, age and composition of organic matter in the Pacific Ocean affects short-term and long-term climate impacts. The findings could have implications for climate in terms of how long organic matter is stored in the ocean before being converted...

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Mineral increases solar cell efficiency

Nov. 14, 2016 - A mineral found in nature may be the key to more efficient solar panels. New research by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) material scientist Marcus Worsley and colleagues from UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory shows that using the mineral perovskite in graded band...

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Lawrence Livermore tapped to lead ‘co-design’ center for...

Nov. 11, 2016 - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) was one of four national labs selected today to lead a "co-design" center by the Department of Energy's Exascale Computing Project (ECP) as part of a four-year, $48 million funding award. Each co-design center will receive $3 million annually. See the...

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Scientists selected to lead Exascale Computing Project software...

Nov. 10, 2016 - Lawrence Livermore scientists are among those awarded funding to develop software for the Department of Energy's Exascale Computing Project (ECP). The ECP announced today the selection of 35 software development proposals representing 25 research and academic organizations. The awards for the first...

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A life of service to others

Nov. 10, 2016 - Editor's Note: During the Helping Others More Effectively (HOME) Campaign, Public Affairs will run a series of articles about Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees who volunteer for various nonprofit agencies. ______________ All her life, Jennifer Vollbrecht has been committed to service...

LLNL brings science to the masses

Nov. 9, 2016 - More than 25,000 people packed into AT&T Park Saturday for the San Francisco Bay Area Science Festival's Discovery Day, a day of hands-on experiments, exhibits, games and shows. The event was the culmination of the Bay Area Science Festival's weeklong science festivities, which featured more...

Ibo Matthews elected fellow of Optical Society

Nov. 9, 2016 - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory physicist Manyalibo (Ibo) Matthews has been elected as a fellow of the Optical Society (OSA). He was recognized by OSA for his "outstanding contributions and sustained leadership in the field of high-power laser-induced damage science, laser-material...

LLNL wins three R&D 100 awards

Nov. 7, 2016 - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have garnered three awards among the top 100 industrial inventions worldwide for 2016. The trade journal R&D Magazine announced the winners of its annual awards, sometimes called the "Oscars of invention," Thursday at the Gaylord Convention...

Philanthropy awards honor Lab for Helping Others More...

Nov. 4, 2016 - For its ongoing efforts to raise money for local charities through the Helping Others More Effectively (HOME) Campaign, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory received the Outstanding Corporate Philanthropy Award for 2016. The East Bay Leadership Council presented the award to the Lab on Thursday,...

Guardian of giants: Lab volunteer watches over the welfare of...

Nov. 3, 2016 - Editor's Note: During the Helping Others More Effectively (HOME) Campaign, Public Affairs will run a series of articles about Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees who volunteer for various nonprofit agencies. It is the middle of the night in San Andreas, two hours northeast of Livermore...

Celebrate your inner scientist at Discovery Day at AT&T Park...

Nov. 2, 2016 - Aspiring scientists and budding engineers - the Bay Area Science Festival is calling you. Now in its sixth year, the festival will hold its annual Discovery Day at AT&T Park in San Francisco on Saturday, Nov. 5. Discovery Day features hundreds of activities to test your knowledge of basic...