Posts tagged with "Global Security"

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...
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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...

Shaving time to test antidotes for nerve agents

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

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

Sept. 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...

Nonproliferation research nets excellence medal

Aug. 24, 2015 -  
Anne Harrington, the National Nuclear Security Administration 's (NNSA) deputy administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation, recently presented the NNSA Excellence Medal to Leon Berzins for the successful Source Physics Experiment 4 Prime (SPE4) campaign at the Nevada National Security Site (...

Roberts takes reins of Laboratory think tank

Aug. 12, 2015 -  
With backing from national leadership and Lab management, the new director of the Center for Global Security Research (CGSR) hopes to expand the center’s influence and impact within and beyond the gates of LLNL. Brad Roberts, who started his job as the head of CGSR in late April, joined the...