Posts tagged with "Global Security"

Lawrence Livermore, NY company collaborate on power capacity for portable sensors

May. 20, 2016 -  
A team of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists has begun collaborating with a New York company to improve its manufacturing process and increase the power source storage capacity of the firm’s portable sensors. Lab researchers are working with Ithaca, New York-based Widetronix...
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Experiment aims to advance nuclear monitoring

May. 12, 2016 -  
A Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) team played a key role in fielding the recent Source Physics Experiment (SPE-5) detonated at the Nevada Nuclear Security Site (NNSS). The SPE shots, including the most recent one on April 26, consist of a series of six underground high-explosive...

LLNL biodetection system bound for space

Apr. 28, 2016 -  
A biological detection system developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists that has found more than a dozen applications soon will be used in tests reaching a new frontier — outer space. The Lawrence Livermore Microbial Detection Array ( LLMDA ) is a versatile tool that has...
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National Academies tap LLNL scientist for panel

Mar. 24, 2016 -  
A Lab bioinformatics scientist has been selected to serve on a U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine panel that will study microbiomes in “built environments.” Jonathan Allen, a researcher in Lawrence Livermore's Global Security Program , has been chosen to be part of the 15...

Shaving time to test antidotes for nerve agents

Mar. 1, 2016 -  
A simulation for drug-membrane permeability developed at LLNL increases the development speed for nerve-agent treatments Imagine you wanted to know how much energy it took to bike up a mountain, but couldn’t finish the ride to the peak yourself. So, to get the total energy required, you and a team...

Need to know more about nuclear forensics? Lab's analytical chemists have it covered

Feb. 18, 2016 -  
Two Laboratory scientists have teamed with Australian colleagues to author an overview of nuclear forensics that is featured as the cover story for the Feb. 2 edition of Analytical Chemistry magazine. LLNL analytical chemists Mike Kristo and Ruth Kips, in collaboration with three researchers from...

'Underground battery' could store energy, CO2

Jan. 6, 2016 -  
Meeting the Paris Climate Agreement goal of limiting the increase in the global average temperature to well below two degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial levels will require increased use of renewable energy and reducing the CO 2 intensity of fossil energy use. The intermittency of when the...

Lab-Johns Hopkins team tapped to work on possible NASA effort to explore asteroid

Nov. 4, 2015 -  
Two LLNL scientists are part of a scientific team that has been chosen as one of five finalists for a possible NASA Discovery Program mission. The two Livermore scientists, physicist Morgan Burks and nuclear engineer Lena Heffern, a graduate student, are teamed with researchers from The Johns...

Event honors 20 years of Stockpile Stewardship

Oct. 22, 2015 -  
The proven success of the Stockpile Stewardship Program (SSP) – which pushed the limits of modern science and engineering by requiring the transition from explosive nuclear weapons testing to what is effectively virtual nuclear testing – was celebrated Wednesday at a half-day public event hosted by...
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Harsh conditions can't contain researchers' efforts to test radiation detection systems

Sep. 21, 2015 -  
Researchers from five laboratories and a private company recently spent two days in blistering 100 degree heat testing radiation detection technologies amidst cargo containers. The 15 researchers demonstrated the feasibility of using gamma-ray and neutron imaging detectors to identify radioactive...