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sand

Feeling the force between sand grains

Aug. 24, 2016 - For the first time, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have measured how forces move through 3D granular materials, determining how this important class of materials might pack and behave in processes throughout nature and industry. Granular materials such as sand, soil and...

Going beyond 3D printing to add a new dimension for additive...

Aug. 23, 2016 - A team of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers has demonstrated the 3D printing of shape-shifting structures that can fold or unfold to reshape themselves when exposed to heat or electricity. The micro-architected structures were fabricated from a conductive, environmentally...

summer interns

Nuclear forensics program aims for critical mass

Aug. 22, 2016 - A sure sign of summer is the return of interns to the Lawrence Livermore campus. Students interact with premier researchers and access equipment and facilities not available anywhere else, while scientists lay groundwork for advancing their fields. Within the Physical and Life Sciences directorate...

summer student spotlight

Meet John (Jack) Dubil: Software engineer

Aug. 19, 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...

greenfire

Lab collaborates with small businesses in gas turbine...

Aug. 18, 2016 - Two small businesses working with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) will receive more than $350,000 for expertise in advanced gas turbine manufacturing and geothermal engineering as part of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Small Business Voucher (SBV) pilot. With vouchers in hand, these...

360 video tour of the world's largest laser

Come work at the 'real' Hawkins Lab

Aug. 17, 2016 - Getting into a national security lab like Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is no simple task. While the Department of Energy doesn't try to hide its existence - like the fictional Hawkins National Lab in the Netflix series "Stranger Things" - gaining access for a community tour...

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Applications due for Lawrence Livermore National Security...

Aug. 16, 2016 - LIVERMORE, California - Applications are due Friday, Aug. 19, for the Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS) 2016 Community Gift Program for 2016. Established in 2008, the Community Gift Program provides a total of $100,000 in awards to support nonprofit organizations addressing science,...

Energy Department to invest $16 million to accelerate computer...

Aug. 16, 2016 - The Department of Energy announced Tuesday that it will invest $16 million over the next four years to accelerate the design of new materials through the use of supercomputers. Two four-year projects will take advantage of superfast computers at DOE national laboratories by developing software to...

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New electron microscope expands materials characterization...

Aug. 16, 2016 - A new Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) installed at the Lab earlier this year is giving LLNL researchers a clearer look at the atomic level of structures than they've had before. Tony Li aligns the Titan TEM to get a focused image. The Titan 80-300 TEM, manufactured by FEI Company, was...

R&D 100 award finalists named for 2016

Aug. 15, 2016 - Three technologies developed by LLNL researchers, and a fourth technology produced by a consortium of four national laboratories, including LLNL, and five universities have been tapped as finalists for the 2016 R&D 100 awards. The awards, sponsored by the trade journal R&D Magazine, are...

de-icing agent

Scientists find de-icing agent remains stable at more than a...

Aug. 12, 2016 - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists have combined X-ray diffraction and vibrational spectroscopy measurements together with first-principle calculations to examine the high-pressure structural behavior of magnesium chloride. Magnesium chloride (MgCl2) is well known to be an effective...

cluster

Team tracks core of massive object in universe

Aug. 10, 2016 - International scientists have identified the dynamics of the core of one of the most massive objects in the known universe, bringing insight into the cosmology of clusters of galaxies. The Hitomi collaboration, in which Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientist Greg Brown is a member, found...

emily craig

Meet Emily Craig: future computer scientist

Aug. 5, 2016 - The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) student internship program is designed to allow students to engage in work-study employment opportunities in relevant science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and administrative fields during the summer academic break. This year, LLNL...

nps

NPS students work with Lab researchers

Aug. 4, 2016 - U.S. Army Capt. Drake Brewster sees his academic studies and Lab research of today preparing him for his career of tomorrow. A seven-year Army officer who is pursuing a career as a nuclear counterproliferation officer, Brewster is studying for his master's degree in physics from the Monterey,...

‘Second skin’ uniform protects soldiers from biological and...

Aug. 3, 2016 - In work that aims to protect soldiers from biological and chemical threats, a team of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists has created a material that is highly breathable yet protective from biological agents. This material is the first key component of futuristic smart uniforms that...

dtem

Pitt engineers will use Lab’s electron microscope to study rapid...

Aug. 2, 2016 - University of Pittsburgh engineers will utilize a unique transmission electron microscope developed and housed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) to better understand how microstructures form in metals and alloys as they solidify after laser beam melting. Under a three-year, $500,000...

Lab physicist receives DoD award

Aug. 1, 2016 - Lab employee Craig Wuest has received one of the top civilian awards from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). A citation accompanying the award - the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service - highlights Wuest's work to strengthen DoD's nuclear survivability posture...

cyber defenders

‘Monarch of the Hill’ crowns three days of challenges for...

Jul. 30, 2016 - Students in the Cyber Defenders class of 2016 put the breadth of what they've learned to the test in what is now called the "Monarch of the Hill" team competition, an intensive three days of real-worldcyber security challenges. "The competition allows students to apply what they've learned in...

sustainability

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory receives sustainability...

Jul. 29, 2016 - The Laboratory was one of several sites across the nuclear security enterprise recognized with a 2016 Sustainability Award for innovation and excellence in environmental sustainability, by the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). LLNL's Sustainability Performance...

solar

Lawrence Livermore COLLECTS funding to improve solar power...

Jul. 28, 2016 - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), in collaboration with Giant Leap Technologies, received $1.75 million Thursday from the Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy to improve solar power efficiency. The project is part of DOE's SunShot Initiative, which is...