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Michael Sherburne: future electrical engineer

Jul. 22, 2016 - Editor's Note: This is one in a series of articles highlighting the diverse group of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory summer students. __________________ Meet: Michael Sherburne, future electrical engineer Hometown: Burke, Virginia University/educational background: Virginia Polytechnic...

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Lawrence Livermore physicist receives APS award for plasma...

Jul. 21, 2016 - LIVERMORE, California - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) physicist Tammy Ma has won the American Physical Society's (APS) 2016 Thomas H. Stix Award for Outstanding Early Career Contributions to Plasma Physics Research. Ma was recognized for "innovation and leadership in quantifying...

New study unlocks potential for ultra-lightweight and flexible...

Jul. 18, 2016 - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) engineers have achieved unprecedented scalability in 3D-printed architectures of arbitrary geometry, opening the door to super-strong, ultra-lightweight and flexible metallic materials for aerospace, the military and the automotive industry. In a study...

3D printing could revolutionize laser design

Jul. 18, 2016 - LLNL researchers are exploring the use of metal 3D printing to create strong, lightweight structures for advanced laser systems - an effort they say could alter the way lasers are designed in the future. In a Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) program, physicist Ibo Matthews and...

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Livermore, Berkeley labs lead project to increase power grid...

Jul. 11, 2016 - Cybersecurity experts Jamie Van Randwyk of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Sean Peisert of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) are leading a new program to develop new data analysis methods to better protect the nation's power grid. The project, "Threat Detection...

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Scientists find evidence for climate change in satellite cloud...

Jul. 11, 2016 - Scientists have found that changes in cloud patterns during the last three decades match those predicted by climate model simulations. These cloud changes are likely to have had a warming effect on the planet. Records of cloudiness from satellites originally designed to monitor weather are plagued...

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Meet Erica West: future physicist

Jul. 8, 2016 - Editor's Note: This is one in a series of articles highlighting the diverse group of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory summer students. ______________ The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) student internship program is designed to allow students to engage in work-study employment...

High school students gain valuable experience through...

Jul. 7, 2016 - When he returns to school for his senior year at Orion Academy in Moraga, Ibrahim Almaliti will be coming back with a new set of skills that could launch him into a career. Almaliti, 17, just finished a summer internship at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), where he learned coding and...

NIF experiments study how ‘starstuff’ is made

Jul. 5, 2016 - When the renowned cosmologist Carl Sagan declared that "we are made of starstuff," he wasn't speaking metaphorically. As Sagan said in the TV series "Cosmos," many of the elements in our bodies - "the nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood" - were forged in the...

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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory dedicates new...

Jun. 29, 2016 - Officials from the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and government representatives today dedicated a new supercomputing facility at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The $9.8 million modular and sustainable facility provides the Laboratory...

Lab's high performance computing will play major role in...

Jun. 29, 2016 - Vice President Joe Biden and his wfie Jill Biden hosted the Cancer Moonshot Summit Wednesday to announce several efforts to expand cancer research in hopes of finding a cure. The Cancer Moonshot is a new national effort to double the rate of progress - to make a decade's worth of advances in cancer...

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'Sky's the limit' for latest graduates of the...

Jun. 29, 2016 - While he was working as a machinist in Oakland and taking classes at Laney College, Wesley Scoggins wanted to improve his skills to find a better job. In 2012, he answered a Craigslist posting for a slot in the Livermore Lab Engineering Directorate's Machinist Apprentice Program. It was an...

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Lab engineers garner DOE tech transfer awards

Jun. 28, 2016 - The Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced the selection of two proposals from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers for grants under the department's Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF), a program intended to help promising energy technologies move from national...

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Putting pressure on 3D-printed structures

Jun. 27, 2016 - Through a series of dynamic compression experiments on additively manufactured (AM) structured lattices, a Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory team, supported by colleagues at Los Alamos National Laboratory, has found that the assemblies have unique properties not exhibited by disordered...

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Purpose and sacrifice mark offsite assignment

Jun. 23, 2016 - When Daryl Boyer was asked to lend his technical expertise to help shape the future of the U.S. nuclear deterrent, he knew it meant relocating to Omaha, Nebraska, without his parents and children. But the challenge called him and the timing was right. He acted decisively. Boyer is an LLNL engineer...

List of top supercomputers dominated by China

Jun. 21, 2016 - DOE laboratories, including LLNL, home to four of the top 10 most powerful supercomputers The latest Top500 list of the world's most powerful supercomputers is dominated by China. The new edition of the list was released Monday at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC16) in Frankfurt,...

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The art of shaping experimental design

Jun. 20, 2016 - A team of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers was honored with the Neill Griffiths Award this month, recognizing the most significant contribution to shaped charge technology. The award was presented at the annual International Symposium on Ballistics. The research helped...

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Lawrence Livermore team improves 3D-printed graphene aerogel...

Jun. 16, 2016 - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers, along with a team from UC Santa Cruz (UCSC), have devised a method for doubling the performance of 3D-printed graphene-based supercapacitors. The method, which involves sandwiching lithium ion and perchlorate ion between layers of graphene...

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3-D printed polymer turns methane to methanol

Jun. 15, 2016 - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists have combined biology and 3-D printing to create the first reactor that can continuously produce methanol from methane at room temperature and pressure. The team removed enzymes from methanotrophs, bacteria that eat methane, and mixed them with...

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Diagnostic provides top-down view of neutrons

Jun. 13, 2016 - A new diagnostic built on the National Ignition Facility's (NIF) roof is giving researchers a clearer picture of the neutrons released during laser-driven implosions of target capsules containing deuterium or deuterium and tritium (DT). Instruments inside the North Pole neutron Time of Flight (nTOF...