Lawrence Livermore celebrates 25 years of carbon dating

July 23, 2013- 
From developing the first accelerator mass spectrometer for use in the biology field to tracking radionuclides from the Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant disaster, the Laboratory's Center for Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (CAMS) has spent 25 years in the spotlight of not only dating ancient artifacts but solving global challenges.CAMS is celebrating its 25th anniversary this Thursday (July 25)...

Lawrence Livermore captures five R&D 100 awards

July 8, 2013- 
LIVERMORE, Calif.--Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers are the recipients of five awards among the top 100 industrial innovations worldwide in 2012. The five technologies honored by the trade journal R&D Magazine were developed by three teams of LLNL scientists and engineers, a team of Lab physicists and two LLNL computational scientists who worked with two other national...

Nine scientists named Distinguished Members of Technical Staff

April 4, 2013- 
Nine Laboratory scientists have joined the ranks of 14 other researchers by being named members of the Lab's 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. Maya Gokhale of the Computation Directorate, Ernst (Ted)...

Advanced manufacturing key to economic vitality, Lab hosted forum concludes

March 25, 2013- 
"Plastics!" That was the career advice offered to the new college graduate played by Dustin Hoffman in the 1967 film "The Graduate."Today that would likely be "additive manufacturing" or "3D printing." That was the underlying theme to last week's "Additive Manufacturing Forum" sponsored by the California Network for Manufacturing Innovation (CNMI) and hosted by Lawrence Livermore."Economic...

Advanced manufacturing key to economic vitality, Lab hosted forum concludes

March 25, 2013- 
"Plastics!" That was the career advice offered to the new college graduate played by Dustin Hoffman in the 1967 film "The Graduate."Today that would likely be "additive manufacturing" or "3D printing." That was the underlying theme to last week's "Additive Manufacturing Forum" sponsored by the California Network for Manufacturing Innovation (CNMI) and hosted by Lawrence Livermore."Economic...

Advanced manufacturing key to economic vitality, Lab hosted forum concludes

March 25, 2013- 
"Plastics!" That was the career advice offered to the new college graduate played by Dustin Hoffman in the 1967 film "The Graduate."Today that would likely be "additive manufacturing" or "3D printing." That was the underlying theme to last week's "Additive Manufacturing Forum" sponsored by the California Network for Manufacturing Innovation (CNMI) and hosted by Lawrence Livermore."Economic...

Faculty members of HBCUs visit Lab

Oct. 25, 2012- 
The Laboratory hosted 18 faculty members from 14 of the nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) last week during a joint visit sponsored by the Department of Energy's Office of Economic Impact and Diversity.  A number of local business members and entrepreneurs also participated in the meeting.  The goal of the meeting was initially to increase the Laboratory's...

100th shot for LLNL's 'gun in the desert'

Sept. 26, 2012- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's JASPER gas gun has fired its 100th shot. JASPER (the Joint Actinide Shock Physics Experimental Research) is a key scientific tool for the National Nuclear Security Administration's Stockpile Stewardship Program (SSP). This program's combination of computer simulations, scientific theory and above-ground experiments has allowed the United States...

100th shot for LLNL's 'gun in the desert'

Sept. 26, 2012- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's JASPER gas gun has fired its 100th shot. JASPER (the Joint Actinide Shock Physics Experimental Research) is a key scientific tool for the National Nuclear Security Administration's Stockpile Stewardship Program (SSP). This program's combination of computer simulations, scientific theory and above-ground experiments has allowed the United States...

100th shot for LLNL's 'gun in the desert'

Sept. 26, 2012- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's JASPER gas gun has fired its 100th shot. JASPER (the Joint Actinide Shock Physics Experimental Research) is a key scientific tool for the National Nuclear Security Administration's Stockpile Stewardship Program (SSP). This program's combination of computer simulations, scientific theory and above-ground experiments has allowed the United States...

100th shot for LLNL's 'gun in the desert'

Sept. 26, 2012- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's JASPER gas gun has fired its 100th shot. JASPER (the Joint Actinide Shock Physics Experimental Research) is a key scientific tool for the National Nuclear Security Administration's Stockpile Stewardship Program (SSP). This program's combination of computer simulations, scientific theory and above-ground experiments has allowed the United States...

The Laboratory enters the additive manufacturing arena

Sept. 5, 2012- 
Additive manufacturing. You'll be hearing a lot more of those two words in the coming months and years at LLNL. Additive manufacturing (AM) is a new generation of technologies that were actually first developed during the 1970s. But AM has recently become more mainstream with the advent of advances in materials, sensors, micromechanics, computational modeling and simulation. In its simplest...

The Laboratory enters the additive manufacturing arena

Sept. 5, 2012- 
Additive manufacturing. You'll be hearing a lot more of those two words in the coming months and years at LLNL. Additive manufacturing (AM) is a new generation of technologies that were actually first developed during the 1970s. But AM has recently become more mainstream with the advent of advances in materials, sensors, micromechanics, computational modeling and simulation. In its simplest...

The Laboratory enters the additive manufacturing arena

Sept. 5, 2012- 
Additive manufacturing. You'll be hearing a lot more of those two words in the coming months and years at LLNL. Additive manufacturing (AM) is a new generation of technologies that were actually first developed during the 1970s. But AM has recently become more mainstream with the advent of advances in materials, sensors, micromechanics, computational modeling and simulation. In its simplest...

Lawrence Livermore wins six R&D Awards for science, technological innovation

June 20, 2012- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have won six awards for their efforts in developing breakthrough technologies with commercial potential. See video . R&D Magazine announced the winners of its annual R&D 100 Awards, sometimes called the "Oscars of Invention" on Wednesday. The awards will be presented Nov. 1 during a black-tie dinner at the SeaWorld Conference...

Lawrence Livermore wins six R&D Awards for science, technological innovation

June 20, 2012- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have won six awards for their efforts in developing breakthrough technologies with commercial potential. See video . R&D Magazine announced the winners of its annual R&D 100 Awards, sometimes called the "Oscars of Invention" on Wednesday. The awards will be presented Nov. 1 during a black-tie dinner at the SeaWorld Conference...

Lawrence Livermore wins six R&D Awards for science, technological innovation

June 20, 2012- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have won six awards for their efforts in developing breakthrough technologies with commercial potential. See video . R&D Magazine announced the winners of its annual R&D 100 Awards, sometimes called the "Oscars of Invention" on Wednesday. The awards will be presented Nov. 1 during a black-tie dinner at the SeaWorld Conference...

Lawrence Livermore wins six R&D Awards for science, technological innovation

June 20, 2012- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have won six awards for their efforts in developing breakthrough technologies with commercial potential. See video . R&D Magazine announced the winners of its annual R&D 100 Awards, sometimes called the "Oscars of Invention" on Wednesday. The awards will be presented Nov. 1 during a black-tie dinner at the SeaWorld Conference...

Dickerson wins uplifting competition

Jan. 2, 2012- 
Not long after her return from Cyprus where she set world records,  Mercedes Dickerson began   imagining her next goal -- setting more records in the Ukraine  next year and then in Italy two years from now. In October, Dickerson set seven International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Masters world records in Limassol, Cyprus, in categories of her weight (75+ kg) and age group (55) by...

Compression experiments lead to shocking results

Sept. 23, 2011- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. -- Using acceleration 1 trillion times faster than a jet fighter in a maximum turn, researchers have gained new insight into dynamic compression of aluminum at ultrahigh strain rates. Controlled shock compression has been used for decades to examine the behavior of materials under extreme conditions of pressure and temperature. Using an ultrafast spectroscopic technique...