LLNL wins four tech transfer regional awards

Nov. 1, 2013- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has again received recognition this year for its work to move breakthrough technologies into the commercial marketplace.Livermore researchers and tech transfer professionals garnered four awards in the Federal Laboratory Consortium's (FLC) Far West Regional competition.This year's awards, presented last week during the FLC's three-day regional...

LLNL wins four tech transfer regional awards

Nov. 1, 2013- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has again received recognition this year for its work to move breakthrough technologies into the commercial marketplace.Livermore researchers and tech transfer professionals garnered four awards in the Federal Laboratory Consortium's (FLC) Far West Regional competition.This year's awards, presented last week during the FLC's three-day regional...

Bio celebrates 50th Anniversary

Oct. 30, 2013- 
Over the last 50 years, scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) Biosciences and Biotechnology Division (BBTD) have changed the world by being instrumental researchers on the Human Genome Project, developing high-tech devices to sort cells and analyze DNA and providing the science for federal programs to defend the nation from biological weapons.During its golden...

Bio celebrates 50th Anniversary

Oct. 30, 2013- 
Over the last 50 years, scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) Biosciences and Biotechnology Division (BBTD) have changed the world by being instrumental researchers on the Human Genome Project, developing high-tech devices to sort cells and analyze DNA and providing the science for federal programs to defend the nation from biological weapons.During its golden...

Bio celebrates 50th Anniversary

Oct. 30, 2013- 
Over the last 50 years, scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) Biosciences and Biotechnology Division (BBTD) have changed the world by being instrumental researchers on the Human Genome Project, developing high-tech devices to sort cells and analyze DNA and providing the science for federal programs to defend the nation from biological weapons.During its golden...

LLNL scientists pioneer the use of established technology for analyzing uranium ore concentrate samples

Oct. 2, 2013- 
A team of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers has pioneered the use of a long-standing technology for a new application -- analyzing the chemical composition of uranium samples.In a paper published as the cover story in the September edition of Applied Spectroscopy , the Laboratory scientists describe the first reported use of near-infrared spectrometry to study the...

Former Lawrence Fellow David Lobell receives MacArthur fellowship

Sept. 30, 2013- 
Former Lawrence Fellow David Lobell ,  who has done groundbreaking work on the agricultural impacts of climate change, has received a MacArthur fellowship.He is among 24 individuals honored this year by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation , which recognizes exceptionally creative individuals with a track record of achievement and the potential for even more significant...

Former Lawrence Fellow David Lobell receives MacArthur fellowship

Sept. 30, 2013- 
Former Lawrence Fellow David Lobell ,  who has done groundbreaking work on the agricultural impacts of climate change, has received a MacArthur fellowship.He is among 24 individuals honored this year by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation , which recognizes exceptionally creative individuals with a track record of achievement and the potential for even more significant...

Association between virus, bladder cancers detected using Lawrence Livermore technology

Sept. 10, 2013- 
A Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)-developed biological detection technology has been employed as part of an international collaboration that has detected a virus in bladder cancers.The research, performed in conjunction with scientists from the University of Split in Croatia, LLNL and the University of Jordan in Amman is believed to be the first study to demonstrate an...

Association between virus, bladder cancers detected using Lawrence Livermore technology

Sept. 10, 2013- 
A Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)-developed biological detection technology has been employed as part of an international collaboration that has detected a virus in bladder cancers.The research, performed in conjunction with scientists from the University of Split in Croatia, LLNL and the University of Jordan in Amman is believed to be the first study to demonstrate an...

Lab researcher Harry Martz makes flying safer for Americans

Aug. 28, 2013- 
Each time you step on a commercial flight, you can feel safer because of a researcher you've probably never heard of. His name is Harry Martz. He's a veteran scientist at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) who wakes up every day thinking how his research can advance X-ray imaging technology to thwart the next terrorist attack.  See the video .Plainspoken and passionate, the...

Lab researcher Harry Martz makes flying safer for Americans

Aug. 28, 2013- 
Each time you step on a commercial flight, you can feel safer because of a researcher you've probably never heard of. His name is Harry Martz. He's a veteran scientist at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) who wakes up every day thinking how his research can advance X-ray imaging technology to thwart the next terrorist attack.  See the video .Plainspoken and passionate, the...

Americans continue to use more renewable energy sources

July 18, 2013- 
Americans used more natural gas, solar panels and wind turbines and less coal to generate electricity in 2012, according to the most recent U.S. energy charts released by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory . Each year, the Laboratory releases energy flow charts that track the nation's consumption of energy resources. Natural gas use is up particularly in the electricity generation...

Americans continue to use more renewable energy sources

July 18, 2013- 
Americans used more natural gas, solar panels and wind turbines and less coal to generate electricity in 2012, according to the most recent U.S. energy charts released by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory . Each year, the Laboratory releases energy flow charts that track the nation's consumption of energy resources. Natural gas use is up particularly in the electricity generation...

International conference on anthrax scheduled in September for researchers

April 10, 2013- 
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 bacilli, will be heading to Victoria, British Columbia in September.The bi-annual conference, set for Sept. 1-5, will allow members of the regional scientific community to present their work and meet more than 300 global...

International conference on anthrax scheduled in September for researchers

April 10, 2013- 
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 bacilli, will be heading to Victoria, British Columbia in September.The bi-annual conference, set for Sept. 1-5, will allow members of the regional scientific community to present their work and meet more than 300 global...

Nine scientists named Distinguished Members of Technical Staff

April 4, 2013- 
Nine Laboratory scientists have joined the ranks of 14 other researchers by being named members of the Lab's Distinguished Members of Technical Staff (DMTS) for their extraordinary scientific and technical contributions to the Laboratory and its missions as acknowledged by their professional peers and the larger community. Maya Gokhale of the Computation Directorate, Ernst (Ted)...

LLNL technology wins award

Dec. 14, 2012- 
A new technology developed by LLNL researchers for detecting nuclear materials has won a first place award in Government Security News magazine's fourth annual Homeland Security Awards competition. The Livermore technology -- the first plastic material capable of efficiently distinguishing neutrons from gamma rays -- was honored in the "best nuclear/radiation detection" category. ...

LLNL technology wins award

Dec. 14, 2012- 
A new technology developed by LLNL researchers for detecting nuclear materials has won a first place award in Government Security News magazine's fourth annual Homeland Security Awards competition. The Livermore technology -- the first plastic material capable of efficiently distinguishing neutrons from gamma rays -- was honored in the "best nuclear/radiation detection" category. ...

Iraq strengthens commitment to safeguards agreement

Dec. 10, 2012- 
Iraqi Ambassador to Austria Surood Rashid Najib has submitted an official letter from the Iraqi Foreign Minister to Yukiyo Amano, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), announcing the ratification and entry into force of the Additional Protocol to its Comprehensive Safeguards Agreement. For LLNL's Jonathan Essner of Global Security, this is excellent news...