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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...

Lawrence Livermore, NY company collaborate on power capacity for...

May. 20, 2016 - A team of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists has begun collaborating with a New York company to improve its manufacturing process and increase the power source storage capacity of the firm’s portable sensors. Lab researchers are working with Ithaca, New York-based Widetronix...

Study lays groundwork for arthritis prevention

May. 19, 2016 - Joint injury can lead to post-traumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA). In fact, about half of all people who rupture the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in their knee will develop PTOA within 10 to 20 years of the injury. But the molecular and cellular mechanisms leading to cartilage degeneration or PTOA...

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

May. 18, 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 a few employees of Asian heritage, focusing on educational background, work at...

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Researcher cracks top 10 in 'most creative' list

May. 17, 2016 - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory chemist Dawn Shaughnessy has been named No. 9 on Fast Company’s Top 100 Most Creative People in Business for 2016. Shaughnessy is the principal investigator of the Heavy Element Group, where she has worked as a nuclear and radiochemist since 2002. In December...

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LLNL energy guru returns from Washington

May. 17, 2016 - Julio Friedmann never tired of seeing the monuments, memorials, the Capitol, the Mall, meetings in the West Wing of the White House and other historic buildings. As principal deputy assistant secretary for Fossil Energy for the Department of Energy since November 2013, Friedmann was on assignment...

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Lab plays role in striking view of Mercury transit

May. 16, 2016 - Around 13 times per century, Mercury passes between Earth and the sun in a rare astronomical event known as a planetary transit. The 2016 Mercury transit occurred on May 9 between roughly 4:12 a.m. and 11:42 p.m. PDT. NASA's stunning video of the transit of Mercury across the sun was made possible...

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Applications sought for community gift program

May. 16, 2016 - LIVERMORE, Calif. – Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS) is accepting applications for its annual 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 STEM (science,...

Bike to Work Day

Employees get in high gear on Bike to Work Day

May. 13, 2016 - The "energizer station" set up Thursday next to the bus stop at Vasco Road and East Avenue drew more than 180 bicycle commuters participating in Bike to Work Day. This was the first time in recent memory that Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Sandia located their station outside the gates...

Maker Faire

National labs’ ‘Makers’ to share their energy tech at the ‘...

May. 13, 2016 - LIVERMORE, California – Think. Make. Innovate. That’s what the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and its national laboratories do every day. By doing so, they help change the world. DOE and its “Makers,” including those at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), will be exhibiting at the 11th...

Source Physics Experiment

Experiment aims to advance nuclear monitoring

May. 12, 2016 - A Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) team played a key role in fielding the recent Source Physics Experiment (SPE-5) detonated at the Nevada Nuclear Security Site (NNSS). The SPE shots, including the most recent one on April 26, consist of a series of six underground high-explosive...

These space rocks could save the planet

May. 9, 2016 - The box was inconspicuous, but Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) postdoctoral researcher Megan Bruck Syal immediately knew its contents: two meteorites around the size of walnuts. They formed about 4.6 billion years ago and survived a history of violent collisions in the asteroid belt...

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Research finds clues to uncanny electrical conductivity in Earth...

May. 6, 2016 - A team of scientists, including one at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), has found that the dehydration of chlorite is likely to be crucial in explaining the anomalously high electrical conductivity observed in the Earth’s mantle. The high electrical conductivity (EC) in the mantle...

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DOE awards grants to early-career researchers

May. 6, 2016 - The Department of Energy on Tuesday named two Lawrence Livermore National Lab scientists among the winners of the prestigious DOE Office of Science’s Early Career Research Program (ECRP) awards, granting them up to $500,000 per year for five years. Félicie Albert, an experimental plasma physicist...

Innovate Pleasanton

Lab and DOE representatives meet with industry, academia to...

May. 5, 2016 - Representatives from Lawrence Livermore and 10 other national laboratories met last Thursday with Department of Energy officials, investors and academic institutions for the inaugural Laboratory-Investor Knowledge Seminar (LINKS) to discuss strategies to better transfer clean energy technologies...

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Lab and Las Positas College honor inaugural graduates from...

May. 4, 2016 - Two years ago, Las Positas College student and U.S. Marine Corps veteran Tony Diaz joined the school’s Engineering Technology Program for Veterans with a mission in mind: to build his skills and eventually land a job at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. On Tuesday, Diaz was among eight...

cosmic rays

Experiments shine light on exotic cosmic rays

May. 3, 2016 - The Earth is under constant bombardment by subatomic particles called cosmic rays, including some, known as ultra-high-energy cosmic rays, which pack much more punch than the world’s most powerful particle accelerators. Fortunately, Earth’s atmosphere protects us by dissipating most of that energy...

Lab signs pact with Asian Inc. to develop minority-owned...

May. 2, 2016 - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has signed a continuing Strategic Collaboration Agreement with ASIAN, Inc., the non-profit organization that operates the Minority Business Development Agency’s (MBDA) San Francisco Center. The agreement enables both parties to tap into resources to...

Forbes: LLNL among America’s best employers

Apr. 29, 2016 - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) was named to the 2016 Forbes list of America’s Best Large Employers, ranking No. 102 out of 500 employers that made the cut and the only national laboratory on the list. This ranking places LLNL among the top 10 employers in the San Francisco Bay Area...