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LLNL to lead development of manufacturing training program for...

Sep. 29, 2016 - The "valley of death" can make or break a startup enterprise due to the cost and time involved in getting from prototype to profitability. To help clean technology entrepreneurs and engineers navigate across the chasm and make it safely to the other side, the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Office...

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Lab researchers recognized for accomplishments in early and mid-...

Sep. 28, 2016 - Fifteen Lab scientists and engineers have been named to LLNL's second annual Early and Mid-Career Recognition (EMCR) Program. Director Bill Goldstein recently notified the researchers of their selection as recipients of the Laboratory's FY2017 EMCR Program. "Recognizing and encouraging early and...

Expanding Your Horizons Conference

Media advisory: ‘Expanding Your Horizons’ conference at...

Sep. 28, 2016 - WHO: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories and the University of the Pacific School of Engineering and Computer Science will co-sponsor the 24th annual San Joaquin Expanding Your Horizons (SJEYH) conference. See the website. WHAT: The popular daylong conference...

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DoD awards grant to distinguish aggressive forms of breast...

Sep. 27, 2016 - The Department of Defense (DoD) awarded a team from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and UC Merced a three-year, $768,803 grant to study breast cancer metastasis. Researchers are on the hunt to identify, characterize and potentially exploit the information packaged in different types...

National Ignition Facility tops 400 shots in FY16

Sep. 26, 2016 - LIVERMORE, California - On Sept. 18, the National Ignition Facility (NIF) performed its 400th experiment of fiscal year (FY) 2016, meeting the year's goal several weeks early. In comparison, the facility completed 356 experiments in FY15 and 191 experiments in FY14. NIF is on track to complete 415...

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Livermore scientists purify copper nanowires

Sep. 22, 2016 - Cell phones and Apple watches could last a little longer due to a new method to create copper nanowires. A team of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists have created a new method to purify copper nanowires with a near-100 percent yield. These nanowires are often used in...

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Laskas dishes on the ‘Concussion’ controversy

Sep. 20, 2016 - Jeanne Marie Laskas, author of The New York Times best-selling book "Concussion," visited Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) last week, drawing a crowd of more than 200 employees to hear first-hand the sequence of events that led to her book and the subsequent Hollywood movie starring...

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Splitting hairs to advance forensic science

Sep. 19, 2016 - With initial help from his work at a Utah university, an Australian-born biochemist is partnering with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) to discover a second science-based forensic tool for identifying people in addition to DNA profiling. Now an LLNL contract employee, Glendon Parker is...

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Laboratory researchers find Earth composed of different...

Sep. 15, 2016 - Scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have found that, contrary to popular belief, the Earth is not comprised of the same material found in primitive meteorites (also known as chondrites). This is based on the determination that the abundance of several neodymium (Nd)...

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Lab team wins National Institutes of Health two-year grant to...

Sep. 14, 2016 - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), with UC Irvine and Synthetic Genomics, won a two-year $485,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to explore new ways to develop a chlamydia vaccine. The team's project, "Synthetic Generation of a chlamydia Vaccine," uses bioengineering...

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Iron springs back to shape under pressure

Sep. 13, 2016 - A team of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) physicists has performed a series of calculations shedding light on an unexpected way that iron transforms under dynamic compression. In a paper published in Physical Review Letters, the team describes first-principle calculations on two...

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National labs' researchers join effort to develop...

Sep. 9, 2016 - The Department of Energy's (DOE) Exascale Computing Project (ECP) on Wednesday announced its first round of funding with the selection of 15 application development proposals for full funding and seven proposals for seed funding, representing teams from 45 research and academic organizations,...

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Register now for annual San Joaquin ‘Expanding Your Horizons’...

Sep. 8, 2016 - Register now for the 24th annual San Joaquin Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) Conference scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 1, at the University of the Pacific in Stockton. This popular daylong event introduces young women in grades 6-12 to a variety of challenging careers through hands-on workshops to...

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DOE's HPC for manufacturing seeks industry proposals to...

Sep. 8, 2016 - LIVERMORE, Calif. - The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) High Performance Computing for Manufacturing program, designed to spur the use of national lab supercomputing resources and expertise to advance innovation in energy efficient manufacturing, is seeking a new round of proposals from industry...

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LLNL-led team develops forensic method to identify people using...

Sep. 7, 2016 - In an important breakthrough for the forensic science community, researchers have developed the first-ever biological identification method that exploits the information encoded in proteins of human hair. Scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and a Utah startup company have...

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Ask LLNL’s ‘second skin’ creators anything

Sep. 7, 2016 - Members of the LLNL team that created an environmentally reactive "second skin" for use in military uniforms of the future will be answering questions from the public during a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" online event beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday. In addition to addressing just about any question on...

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Lab researchers receive awards from The Meteoritical Society

Sep. 6, 2016 - The Meteoritical Society honored two Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers during their annual meeting that occurred this month in Berlin, Germany. Carolyn Crow, a postdoctoral researcher in the Nuclear and Chemical Sciences Division who studies impact signatures recorded in...

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Lab fellowship enriches intern’s bucket list

Sep. 2, 2016 - Michigan native Jane Herriman is one of 19 interns completing fellowships at Lawrence Livermore's Computational Chemistry and Materials Science (CCMS) Summer Institute. The 10-week program matches graduate students to scientists who mentor them and offers courses and twice-weekly lectures to round...

Gen. Larry Welch honored for outstanding contributions to...

Sep. 1, 2016 - LIVERMORE, California - For the past 65 years, retired Air Force Gen. Larry D. Welch has dedicated himself to the security of the nation, earning a reputation as an inspirational leader, team builder and innovator. Invited members of the national security community will gather Sept. 26 at the...

Scientists identify enzymes that create a highly toxic form of...

Aug. 31, 2016 - Researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) assisted a team from the University of Melbourne in discovering how methylmercury enters the Antarctic sea and bioaccumulates in the marine food web. LLNL scientists Michael Thelen and Adam Zemla performed protein sequence analysis and...