Posts tagged with "Global Security"

Lab technologies answer nation's call to prevent bioterrorism

Sep. 12, 2011 -  
Editor's note -- This is the final article in a series on the Lab's response to the 9/11 attacks. Today's feature looks at the Lab's role in protecting the nation against bioterorrism. In trying to protect the nation against bioterrorism, national lab and university scientists, public health...

Remembering September 11

Sep. 12, 2011 -  
What has become a solemn Lab tradition, a brief yet poignant ceremony was held Monday near the Superblock to commemorate the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001 in New York City, the Pentagon, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania. "Please pray for those who carry on without their loved ones," Chris Holm of...

Lab detects need for new radiation technologies

Sep. 8, 2011 -  
Editor's note: As the 10th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, Newsline is running a series of articles on the Lab's response to events following the attacks. Today's story looks at the Lab's contributions to radiation detection. September 11, 2001 served as a turning point for the United States. The...

Lab's work provides BASIS for biodetection

Sep. 7, 2011 -  
Editor's note: This is the second in a series of stories looking back at the Lab's response to events following Sept. 11. Today's piece focuses on the Lab's role in establishing BASIS - the Biological Aerosol Sentry and Information System - and BioWatch. By Stephen Wampler Telephone calls awakened...

Lab continues to answer the call for security

Sep. 6, 2011 -  
Editor's note: This is the first in a series of articles looking back at the Lab's response immediately following the Sept. 11 attacks and the Lab's response since that day 10 years ago. Today's article is adapted from a column by Wayne Shotts, the former head of the Nonproliferation, Arms Control...

LLNL partners with airports and DHS to keep planes flying

Jul. 20, 2011 -  
LLNL's ongoing collaborative work to address technical remediation challenges in returning critical transportation facilities to service following release of a chemical weapon agent (CWA) or toxic industrial chemical (TIC) recently culminated in a workshop for Midwest airports at the Colorado...

Preventing close encounters of the orbiting kind

Apr. 26, 2011 -  
Each day, hundreds of active satellites as well as tens of thousands of pieces of "space junk" -- defunct satellites, bits of booster rockets and lost astronaut tools -- orbit Earth. This space junk became front page news two years ago, when a defunct Russian satellite and a privately owned...