Posts tagged with "Global Security"


Uncovering secret structure to safer explosives

Oct. 17, 2018 -  
A team of scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) has shown that the structure of microscopic pores in high explosive materials can significantly impact performance and safety. These findings -- published recently as the cover article in the journal Propellants, Explosives,...

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 understanding...

LLNL-led team expands forensic method to identify people using proteins from bones

May. 21, 2018 -  
When a team of researchers led by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) developed a new biological identification method that exploits information encoded in proteins, they thought it could have multiple applications. Nearly two years later, they’ve turned out to be right. In September 2016...

New Center for Global Security Research book explores dark side of new technologies

Apr. 13, 2018 -  
A new book by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's ( LLNL ) Center for Global Security Research ( CGSR ) explores the military and security implications of emerging and disruptive technologies. The latest in its strategic latency series, “Strategic Latency Red, White and Blue: Managing the...

Lawrence Livermore to lead United States-United Kingdom consortium for demonstrating remote monitoring of nuclear reactors

Mar. 27, 2018 -  
LIVERMORE—Harnessing the unusual characteristics of the elusive subatomic particles known as antineutrinos, Lawrence Livermore National Laborator y (LLNL) will lead a new international multi-laboratory and university collaboration for nonproliferation research. The program will support the...

FSC earns 8th straight A in OPCW tests

Mar. 14, 2018 -  
During its 15 years as a certified laboratory for the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), a score of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) chemists have developed some first-rate habits. One of them is earning A grades on the organization's environmental proficiency...

Plutonium research to advance stockpile safely

Aug. 29, 2017 -  
Conducting an experiment that combines high explosives with plutonium -- a special nuclear material used in nuclear weapons -- is no trivial matter. Not only do researchers need to ensure the plutonium remains “subcritical” to avoid a nuclear explosion, they must be absolutely certain that these...

LLNL supports ICBM flight tests

Jun. 5, 2017 -  
As an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) rocketed into the night sky, a team of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers listened intently to radio chatter and watched flight data stream in from a control room at the Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile...

Alliance yields first class of explosives handlers

Jun. 1, 2017 -  
A dozen Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) employees were honored last week as graduates of the inaugural class of an innovative new Explosives Handler Training program conducted in partnership with Texas A&M Engineering Extension (TEEX). LLNL has conducted training of this sort...

International anthrax conference to explore latest scientific research findings

Apr. 19, 2017 -  
Scientists and researchers from all over the world who work on Bacillus anthracis , the causative agent of anthrax, and B. cereus and B. thuringiensis , two closely related bacillus species, will be heading to Victoria, British Columbia, in October for the international conference known as “...