Posts tagged with "Global Security"

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NARAC celebrates 40 years of operations

Aug. 20, 2019 -  
“What the Lab’s National Atmospheric Release Advisory Center (NARAC) does is it provides dispassionate science during fearful events.” In one sentence, Jay Tilden summed up what NARAC has done for the nation for the past 40 years. Tilden is the National Nuclear Security Administration ’s (NNSA)...

Dirty bomb simulator prepares responders

July 12, 2019 -  
If a radiological dispersal device (RDD), or “dirty bomb,” ever explodes in the United States, emergency crews may be better prepared because of a simulator developed by an Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) visualization technologist. Called the RDD Studio, the model was developed by...

Three Lawrence Livermore scientists named senior members of the Optical Society

July 9, 2019 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists Félicie Albert, Eyal Feigenbaum and Bruce Warner have been named senior members of the Optical Society (OSA), an international organization for optics and photonics scientists, engineers, educators and business leaders. Senior membership...
For article LLNL-led study finds any single hair from the human body can be used for identification

LLNL-led study finds any single hair from the human body can be used for identification

June 18, 2019 -  
Any single hair from anywhere on the human body can be used to identify a person. This conclusion is one of the key findings from a nearly year-long study by a team of researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s ( LLNL ) Forensic Science Center (FSC) and Michigan State University ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...