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Peering at the crystal structure of lithium

June 22, 2017 - Elemental metals usually form simple, close-packed crystalline structures. Though lithium (Li) is considered a typical simple metal, its crystal structure at ambient pressure and low temperature remains unknown. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers recently came up with a...

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Graduate students earn awards to work at LLNL

June 21, 2017 - Three graduate students have earned Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program awards to perform their doctoral dissertation research at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The prestigious award helps cover living expenses and travel for 53 students...

Félicie Albert receives APS award

June 19, 2017 - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory physicist Felicie Albert received the 2017 Katherine E. Weimer Award by the American Physical Society, Division of Plasma Physics (DPP). The award will be presented during the DPP annual meeting the week of Oct. 23-27 in Wisconsin. Albert was awarded "For...

Earth

Probing the possibility of life on 'super-Earths'

June 16, 2017 - Along with its aesthetic function of helping create the glorious Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, the powerful magnetic field surrounding our planet has a fairly important practical value as well: It makes life possible. By deflecting harmful charged particles from the sun and the cosmic rays...

Sending an instrument to Psyche, the largest metal asteroid in the solar system

Lab instrument will explore asteroid Psyche

June 14, 2017 - In a few years, an instrument designed and built by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers will be flying hundreds of millions of miles through space to explore a rare, largely metal asteroid. The Livermore gamma ray spectrometer will be built in collaboration with...

HPC

DOE's HPC for Manufacturing Program seeks industry...

June 12, 2017 - 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 to compete for $3...

Jupiter

Lab scientist finds Jupiter is one old-timer

June 12, 2017 - An international group of scientists has found that Jupiter is the oldest planet in our solar system. By looking at tungsten and molybdenum isotopes on iron meteorites, the team, made up of scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Institut fur Planetologie at the University of...

Carbon Economy

Lab works toward turning carbon into dollars

June 9, 2017 - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and collaborators are looking for a way to take carbon out of the air and make money doing it. The Center for Carbon Removal, in partnership with Lawrence Livermore and several academic and research institutions, launched a new industrial innovation...

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HPC4Mfg project aims to reduce costs and time of manufacturing...

June 8, 2017 - Next-generation light-emitting diode (LED) lamps, similar to the lasers used in Blu-Ray players, can emit brighter, whiter light than conventional LEDs, but they've yet to replace them on a large scale because the gallium nitride (GaN) substrate they are built on is expensive and difficult to make...

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Lab loans state-of-the-art 3D printer to Cal Poly

June 7, 2017 - California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) San Luis Obispo engineering students now have access to the state-of-the-art in metal additive manufacturing and the ability to perform contracted work for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), thanks to a new Selective Laser Melting (SLM...

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LLNL supports ICBM flight tests

June 5, 2017 - As an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) rocketed into the night sky, a team of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers listened intently to radio chatter and watched flight data stream in from a control room at the Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile...

TEEX

Alliance yields first class of explosives handlers

June 1, 2017 - A dozen Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) employees were honored last week as graduates of the inaugural class of an innovative new Explosives Handler Training program conducted in partnership with Texas A&M Engineering Extension (TEEX). LLNL has conducted training of this sort...

Livermorium Day

Scholarship awards highlight Livermorium Day

May 31, 2017 - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) handed out the 2017 Edward Teller science scholarship awards to two Livermore high school students last week as the city celebrated the fifth anniversary of Livermorium Day, recognizing the Lab's contribution to the discovery of superheavy element 116...

Craig Siders

Optical Society of America honors Craig Siders

May 30, 2017 - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) physicist Craig Siders has been named a senior member of the Optical Society of America (OSA), an international society for optics and photonics scientists, engineers, educators and business leaders. Senior membership status recognizes members with more...

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...

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‘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...

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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...