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Lawrence Livermore’s ‘Science On Saturday’ lecture series...

Sept. 20, 2018 - LIVERMORE, California — Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) popular "Science on Saturday” lecture series returns to Tracy this weekend, reprising two presentations that were featured earlier this year in Livermore that highlight “Marvelous Machines.” The free one-hour presentations...

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LLNL/LBNL team named as Gordon Bell Award finalists for work on...

Sept. 20, 2018 - A team of scientists and physicists headed by the Lawrence Livermore and Lawrence Berkeley national laboratories has been named as one of six finalists for the prestigious 2018 Gordon Bell Award, one of the world’s top honors in supercomputing. Using the Department of Energy’s newest...

Researchers take first 3D images of microscopic hydrogen-...

Sept. 19, 2018 - Microfractures in metal alloys, though impossible to see with the naked eye, can easily spread when exposed to water or hydrogen and lead to major problems in structures such as bridges, electrochemical and nuclear plants and hydrogen storage containers, leading to failures and expensive repairs....

Spack, a Lab-developed 'app store for supercomputers,...

Sept. 18, 2018 - Spack, a Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory-developed open source package manager optimized for high performance computing (HPC), is making waves throughout the HPC community, including internationally, as evidenced by a recent tour of European HPC facilities by the tool’s developers. Despite...

LLNL explores machine learning to prevent defects in metal 3D-...

Sept. 13, 2018 - For years, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory engineers and scientists have used an array of sensors and imaging techniques to analyze the physics and processes behind metal 3D printing in an ongoing effort to build higher quality metal parts the first time, every time. Now, researchers are...

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Research to focus on microbes in peat moss

Sept. 12, 2018 - Mention “peat moss” and many people will conjure up the curly brown plant material that gardeners use. “Oh, the thing you get at Home Depot” is a common reaction Joel Kostka receives when he mentions that he studies peat moss. His response: “Peat moss is a really cool plant that’s important to the...

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Electrochemical 'roughening' improves LLNL-developed...

Sept. 11, 2018 - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) engineers and scientists have developed a new technique that enhances the performance of Lab-developed flexible thin-film biological sensors, increasing the sensitivity of the implantable arrays to chemicals for biosensing applications, among other...

DOE funds LLNL project aimed at improving energy efficiency in...

Sept. 10, 2018 - The Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office (BTO) within the Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) recently awarded Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers with $3 million for a three-year project aimed at using building energy more efficiently to...

Lab wins three FLC awards for tech transfer

Sept. 7, 2018 - Three teams of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists, each supported by a Lab business development executive, have captured regional awards for technology transfer from the Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC). This year’s awards, two for outstanding commercialization success and...

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Journey to explore the inexhaustible resource of genetic...

Sept. 6, 2018 - The microbial production of enzymes, chemicals and fuels could become more efficient and economical with a newly engineered system for controlling genes called “Jungle Express.” Scientists and collaborators from the Department of Energy's (DOE) Joint BioEnergy Institute, Lawrence Livermore...

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Laboratory researchers recognized for accomplishments in early...

Sept. 5, 2018 - Fifteen Lab scientists and engineers have been named to Lawrence Livermore's (LLNL) fourth annual Early and Mid-Career Recognition (EMCR) Program. The EMCR Program recognizes scientific and technical accomplishments, leadership and future promise demonstrated by LLNL scientists and engineers in...

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Hierarchical 3D printing of nanoporous gold could ‘revolutionize...

Aug. 31, 2018 - Nanoporous metals are superior catalysts for chemical reactions due to their large surface area and high electrical conductivity, making them perfect candidates for applications such as electrochemical reactors, sensors and actuators. In a study published today in the journal Science Advances,...

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Energy Secretary honors Lab scientist’s contributions to...

Aug. 30, 2018 - Secretary of Energy Rick Perry recognized Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) chemist Bill McLean with a Secretary’s Achievment Award Wednesday in recognition of “pioneering technical contributions that have led to significant advancements in science-based stockpile stewardship.”   The...

Scientists now know the fate of the majority of Higgs bosons...

Aug. 29, 2018 - At CERN, the Large Hadron Collider experiments ATLAS and CMS have taken a big step forward in the quest to understand how the Higgs boson enables fundamental particles to acquire mass. The team announced the discovery of the Higgs boson particle transforming into bottom quarks as it decays. This...

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Manufacturing program calls for proposals focused on challenges...

Aug. 29, 2018 - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has issued a special High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) call for proposals for projects aimed at addressing key challenges in U.S. steel and aluminum manufacturing. The solicitation officially opened on Aug. 23. Funding of up to $1....

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Five researchers named to '40 Under 40' list

Aug. 29, 2018 - Five Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers join an eclectic group of entrepreneurs, writers, executives, philanthropists and more on Diablo Magazine’s annual “40 Under 40” list, which recognizes young professionals in the East Bay who are leading the charge in their fields....

Learning to love science from gazing at planets

Aug. 27, 2018 - The moment Louisa Pickworth saw the rings of Saturn through her father’s backyard telescope, she knew she wanted to become a scientist to learn “more and more and more.” Today, Pickworth, 32, is one of LLNL’s heralded young physicists for her work developing cutting-edge X-ray diagnostics to help...

Four Lawrence Livermore scientists named Distinguished Members...

Aug. 22, 2018 - Four Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have been named Distinguished Members of Technical Staff (DMTS) for their extraordinary scientific and technical contributions to the Laboratory and its missions, as acknowledged by their professional peers and the larger community....

Theory aids analysis of nuclear materials

Aug. 22, 2018 - Nuclear emergency teams, safeguards specialists and others may one day benefit from an expanded nuclear fission chain theory and detectors developed by a team of Lawrence Livermore Nationla Laboratory (LLNL) physicists.          The Livermore scientists have bolstered their theory for...

Researchers developing deep learning system to advance nuclear...

Aug. 21, 2018 - Artificial neural networks are all around us, deeply embedded in routine functions on the internet. They help online merchants make personalized shopping recommendations, enable social media sites to recognize faces in photos and assist email programs in filtering out spam. Neural networks also...