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NIF and Jupiter Laser Facility user groups meet to discuss recent experiments, new capabilities

March 20, 2019 -  
The annual National Ignition Facility (NIF) and Jupiter Laser Facility (JLF) User Group meeting brought together more than 180 researchers to learn about the capabilities, recent experiments and new experimental platforms of both Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) facilities. The...
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Solving a 50-year-old beta decay puzzle with advanced nuclear model simulations

March 19, 2019 -  
For the first time, an international team including scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) has found the answer to a 50-year-old puzzle that explains why beta decays of atomic nuclei are slower than expected. The findings fill a long-standing gap in physicists’ understanding...
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New climate model evaluation method can help to predict more accurate future change

March 18, 2019 -  
Combining a new evaluation technique for climate models with observations could reduce the uncertainty in predicting future change. That is the result of a new study by a Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) scientist and collaborators who investigated the evaluation technique (called...
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Lab will play key role in neuro conference

March 15, 2019 -  
Ten Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) employees will play key roles in this weekend’s 16 th annual World Congress for the Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics (SBMT) in Los Angeles. But for two of those employees, Innovation and Partnerships Office (IPO) Deputy Director Roger...
For article Biosensor may provide better cancer diagnosis

Biosensor may provide better cancer diagnosis

March 14, 2019 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) researchers have developed a new biological sensor that could help clinicians better diagnose cancer and epilepsy. Biological sensors monitor small molecules, ions and protons and are vital as a medical diagnostic. Even the simplest signals, such as...
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Tammy Ma named ‘Woman of the Year’

March 14, 2019 -  
Tammy Ma, an experimental plasma physicist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ), has been named Woman of the Year for the 16 th Assembly District by Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan. “I am extremely pleased to announce Dr. Tammy Ma as my Woman of the Year for Assembly District 16. A...
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Lab researchers launch collaboration with communities to improve clean energy

March 13, 2019 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL) recently launched a new initiative focused on sharing solutions developed at the Lab with local communities to help them develop a sustainable, resilient and affordable energy infrastructure. Under the initiative, LLNL will share its expertise in...
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NIF shines at laser fusion conference

March 13, 2019 -  
Advances in deep-learning tools for predictive modeling at NIF and updates on high-power lasers used for fusion research around the world were among the dozens of topics presented at a recent Photonics West conference chaired by leaders in Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's National Ignition...
For article Lawrence Livermore's  ‘Science on Screen’ brings neuroscience to the movies

Lawrence Livermore's ‘Science on Screen’ brings neuroscience to the movies

March 12, 2019 -  
Now in its fifth year, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) is once again partnering with The State Theatre in Modesto to bring " Science on Screen " to the theater two Saturdays a month in March and April. The 2019 theme is all about the brain. Science on Screen is a free educational...
For article Making connections, career development highlight Women in Data Science regional event

Making connections, career development highlight Women in Data Science regional event

March 11, 2019 -  
For the second straight year, the HPC Innovation Center at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) played host to a Women in Data Science (WiDS) regional event on March 4, drawing in dozens of attendees from LLNL, local universities and other Bay Area national laboratories. Livermore was...
For article Lab research helps uncover how beetle gut microbes serve as reactor for fuel production

Lab research helps uncover how beetle gut microbes serve as reactor for fuel production

March 8, 2019 -  
When most people think of wood-eating insects, they imagine termites that can destroy a home or business. However, as part of a Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) bioenergy study, project scientist Jennifer Pett-Ridge and collaborators have learned how the digestive system of a wood-...
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HPC4Manufacturing Program names four awardees for latest round of DOE funding

March 7, 2019 -  
The High Performance Computing for Manufacturing Program ( HPC4Mfg ) today announced the recipients of $1.2 million in federal funding for four public/private projects aimed at solving key manufacturing challenges in steelmaking and aluminum production through supercomputing. The summer 2018...
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Lab geochemist’s work on solar system’s origins earns society’s prestigious F.W. Clarke award

March 6, 2019 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) geochemist Thomas Kruijer has won the F.W. Clarke Award from the Geochemical Society . The award honors a single outstanding contribution to geochemistry or cosmochemistry, published by an early career scientist as a single paper or a series of papers...
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3D-printed live cells convert glucose to ethanol, carbon dioxide to enhance catalytic efficiency

March 5, 2019 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) researchers have 3D printed live cells that convert glucose to ethanol and carbon dioxide gas (CO 2 ), a substance that resembles beer, demonstrating a technology that can lead to high biocatalytic efficiency. Bioprinting living mammalian cells into...
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LLNL/UCSF-developed implants enable unprecedented recordings of brain activity

March 4, 2019 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) scientists, working with researchers at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), have developed a novel system for recording widespread brain activity, using high-density implantable devices to collect real-time data over longer timescales and...
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Computation's Lori Diachin named one of HPCwire’s 'People to Watch' for 2019

March 1, 2019 -  
The online high-performance computing news publication HPCwire has named Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’ s Lori Diachin, Computation’s deputy associate director for science and technology, as one of its “People to Watch” in 2019. The honor recognizes key figures who are likely to propel the...
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Girls inspired to ‘never give up’ in their pursuits

March 1, 2019 -  
The Tri-Valley Expanding Your Horizons ( TVEYH ) conference recently celebrated its 40 th anniversary with more than 300 young women attending the daylong event to learn about careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). See the video on Facebook. This year's theme, "Never...
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New biological detection system can provide faster, less expensive results for veterinarians

Feb. 27, 2019 -  
Veterinarians and agricultural inspectors who seek to detect and contain the spread of animal diseases can now turn to a newer, faster and less expensive biological detection system. Known as the Axiom™ Microbiome Array, or AMA, the new biological detection system is the most comprehensive...
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New multibeam metal 3D printer testbed to understand laser-material interactions

Feb. 26, 2019 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) scientists and engineers have created the first research-grade, open-architecture multibeam metal 3D printer and are developing advanced diagnostics to understand the mechanics behind the multibeam process under a project funded by the Air Force...
For article Climate change science marks 40th anniversary of three key events that signified turning point

Climate change science marks 40th anniversary of three key events that signified turning point

Feb. 25, 2019 -  
During the same decade that saw the Beatles breakup, the Watergate scandal, the first Earth Day and the opening of the movie Star Wars, efforts to identify human-caused climate change were in their infancy. Three key events in the 1970s heralded the end of that infancy. The year 2019 marks the 40...