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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 3-D-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 3-D-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...

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LLNL offers 'Fun With Science' all summer

Jun. 10, 2016 - Family and friends of Lab employees are invited to attend Fun With Science this summer, hosted by the Lab's Public Affairs Office. Designed for children at the fifth grade level (though it also can be enjoyed by children younger and older), Fun With Science is intended to spark kids' interest in...

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LLNL supports NYC subway biodefense test

Jun. 9, 2016 - Lawrence Livermore National Lab (LLNL) researchers took to the New York City subway system May 9-13 to help study how a surrogate for a biological agent, such as anthrax, might disperse throughout the nation's largest rapid transit system as a result of a terrorist attack or an accidental release....

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Public comment sought on new element names

Jun. 8, 2016 - The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) opened a public comment period Wednesday for the recommended names of elements 115, 117 and 118. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna, Russia (JINR), were credited late last...

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‘Human-on-a-chip’ could replace animal testing

Jun. 2, 2016 - Development of new prescription drugs and antidotes to toxins currently relies extensively on animal testing in the early stages of development, which is not only expensive and time consuming, it can give scientists inaccurate data about how humans will respond to such agents. But what if...

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Team IDs gene involved with fracture healing

Jun. 1, 2016 - New identification of a gene involved in the fracture healing process could lead to the development of new therapeutic treatments for difficult-to-heal injuries. Fracture healing involves communication between bone, muscle, vasculature and the thin membrane covering the outer surface of bones (...

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LLNL’s Lab-Corps cohort returns invigorated

May. 31, 2016 - The 2016 LLNL Lab-Corps cohort of researchers Yongqin Jiao, Tania Ryan, Suzanne Singer, and Michael Stadermann recently returned from in-depth entrepreneurial training at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Denver. An eight-week program that started in early March, the Lab-Corps national...

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Brannan selected as chief financial officer

May. 26, 2016 - Chris Brannan has been selected as the chief financial officer (CFO) for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, effective May 29, Lab Director Bill Goldstein announced. Brannan was selected for this senior leadership position through a broad national search. As the CFO, he will oversee LLNL's $1.6...

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Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: Meet two STEM...

May. 26, 2016 - In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the Asian Pacific American Council (APAC) and the Office of Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Programs at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) are spotlighting employees of Asian heritage, specifically focused on the employees' educational...

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Undergrad collaborations prime hiring pipeline

May. 26, 2016 - Opportunities for students to garner experience from leaders in their fields are few and far between, but Brigham Young University (BYU) and Lawrence Livermore have created one such collaboration. Through a program established this year with the help of Livermore's Benjy Grover, computer science...

Lawrence Livermore discovery a ‘big step forward’ for metal 3-D...

May. 25, 2016 - Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have taken a major step toward answering a question plaguing a common metal 3-D printing technique: What interactions can lead to the porosity found in parts produced by laser powder-bed fusion processes? In a paper published in the May...

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DOE recognizes Laboratory, director for commitment to small...

May. 24, 2016 - Bill Goldstein, director of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), received the Director of the Year Award for fiscal year 2015 from the Department of Energy's Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU). Goldstein was honored for encouraging and promoting collaborations...

Space available for teacher research academy

May. 23, 2016 - LIVERMORE, California - Space is still available for teachers to participate in the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) 2016 Teacher Research Academy (TRA). The TRA offers middle and high school science teachers and community college faculty a professional development curriculum during...