Posts tagged with "Global Security"

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Subcritical experiment captures scientific measurements to advance stockpile safety

May 24, 2019 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) successfully executed its first subcritical experiment since 2003 on Feb. 13 at the Nevada National Security Site ( NNSS ) U1a facility. The experiment — dubbed “Ediza” — took place deep below the desert floor and was the culmination of a five-year...
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NARAC marks 40 years of emergency response

April 4, 2019 -  
It’s been 40 years since the first emergency phone call came in from the Department of Energy to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ). An accident had occurred at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant on March 28, 1979 that led to a release of radioactivity into the atmosphere. This...
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A universal tool to improve global security

Feb. 22, 2019 -  
Elusive antineutrinos can help monitor nuclear power plants and other activity The United Kingdom is investing nearly £10 million (about $12.7 million) in a joint project with the United States to harness existing particle physics research techniques to remotely monitor nuclear reactors. Expected...
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Potential benefits of next-generation wargames

Dec. 21, 2018 -  
Technological advances for game engines and cloud architectures are fueling the development of next-generation wargames that can increase insights for policymakers, according to the authors of a paper published today. In an article appearing in the Dec. 21 edition of Science Magazine, researchers...
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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,...
For article Theory aids analysis of nuclear materials

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

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

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

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

March 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...
For article FSC earns 8th straight A in OPCW tests

FSC earns 8th straight A in OPCW tests

March 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...