Posts tagged with "Global Security"

Association between virus, bladder cancers detected using Lawrence Livermore technology

Sep. 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...

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...

Americans continue to use more renewable energy sources

Jul. 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...

International conference on anthrax scheduled in September for researchers

Apr. 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...

Nine scientists named Distinguished Members of Technical Staff

Apr. 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...

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...

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...

Lab's Mark Rowland named IEEE senior member

Nov. 20, 2012 -  
Mark Rowland, a physicist in Global Security's "N" Program, has been named a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Fewer than 8 percent of IEEE members attain this level. Rowland, who joined the Laboratory in 1984, has worked in the field of radiation...

Henderson is lone American in CTBT field test

Sep. 13, 2012 -  
John Henderson of Global Security was the sole U.S. participant in a May international field test for the on-site inspection division of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty Organization's (CTBTO) Provisional Technical Secretariat. The event was sponsored by the...

DHS intern helps develop portable virus detection

Aug. 29, 2012 -  
When Cesar Ambriz's father discovered a tomato-farming job in northern California, he and his family left their relatives and crossed the Mexican border to establish a life ripe with promise. "In Mexico it's really tough for anyone to go to college, especially to get financial aid. It's a challenge...