Posts tagged with "Global Security"

pethogen detection

A new toolkit for rapid bacterial detection

March 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...
zucca

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...
site 300 cell phone towers

‘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...
dna hair

Splitting hairs to advance forensic science

Sept. 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...
For article Lab physicist receives DoD award

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

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...
Source Physics Experiment

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...
For article LLNL biodetection system bound for space

LLNL biodetection system bound for space

April 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...
Jonathan Allen

National Academies tap LLNL scientist for panel

March 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...