Posts tagged with "Global Security"

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 “...
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A new toolkit for rapid bacterial detection

Mar. 16, 2017 -  
Finding the right treatment plan for patients who have antibiotic-resistant infections is a costly and time-consuming effort. For doctors in rural areas or developing countries, there often is no source of electricity nearby or sterile lab conditions with microbiology specialists on hand. The...
Innovation Development Fund

Fund aids commercialization efforts

Feb. 14, 2017 -  
For three Lab engineers, a Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) commercialization fund has proven to be an oasis of assistance as they have sought to cross the legendary technology “valley of death.” In technology transfer circles, there is a phase -- between when a technology is promising...
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Lawrence Livermore geophysicist receives NNSA Administrator’s Gold Award

Jan. 20, 2017 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory geophysicist and a leader in the Global Security Principal Directorate Jay Zucca has received one of the National Nuclear Security Administration’s ( NNSA ) top awards for his work in nonproliferation and nuclear security. Zucca, principal deputy for Global...
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‘Can you hear me now?’ Site 300 cell service

Jan. 18, 2017 -  
Employees gathered in the hills between Livermore and Tracy on Tuesday to celebrate the addition of cellular service at Site 300. The celebration took place at the foot of a tower used to mount cellular antennas, one of four antenna locations that now provide coverage to much of the developed areas...
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Splitting hairs to advance forensic science

Sep. 19, 2016 -  
With initial help from his work at a Utah university , an Australian-born biochemist is partnering with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) to discover a second science-based forensic tool for identifying people in addition to DNA profiling. Now an LLNL contract employee, Glendon Parker...

Lab physicist receives DoD award

Aug. 1, 2016 -  
Lab employee Craig Wuest has received one of the top civilian awards from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). A citation accompanying the award - the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service – highlights Wuest’s work to strengthen DoD’s nuclear survivability posture...