Posts tagged with "Physical & Life Sciences"

clark

Clark wins Davidson Award for Plasma Physics

Nov. 13, 2018 -  
Daniel Clark, leader of NIF’s Capsule Modeling Working Group within LLNL’s Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) Program, has been named the winner of the 2018 Ronald C. Davidson Award for Plasma Physics. The annual award is presented by AIP ( American Institute of Physics ) Publishing, in...
For article The future of carbon storage in forests

The future of carbon storage in forests

Nov. 8, 2018 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers and collaborators are looking to the future when it comes to carbon uptake in the forest ecosystem. Soil plays a major role in a healthy climate system. As the largest repository of carbon on land, soil can directly affect the concentration...
For article Models show natural swings in the Earth’s climate contribute to Arctic sea ice loss

Models show natural swings in the Earth’s climate contribute to Arctic sea ice loss

Nov. 5, 2018 -  
Arctic sea ice loss in the last 37 year is not due to humans alone. New research by a Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientist and collaborators show that Arctic sea ice loss is enhanced by natural climate fluctuations such as El Niños and La Niñas. With manmade greenhouse gases on...
climate change

Don't rule out severe global climate change yet

Oct. 31, 2018 -  
A key metric of global warming is the Earth’s “equilibrium climate sensitivity” (ECS), which represents the global surface warming that will accompany a doubling of atmospheric carbon dioxide. For nearly four decades, ECS was thought to be somewhere between 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit (F) and 8.1...
black widow

Oh what a mysterious web they weave

Oct. 31, 2018 -  
Spider silk is one of the strongest and most complex fibers in the world, but also remains one of nature’s mysteries. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) researcher John Roehling and collaborators discovered that silk proteins inside spider glands are assembled in nanostructures and...
zombiestars

‘Zombie’ stars return from the dead

Oct. 30, 2018 -  
Black holes are among the most elusive objects in the universe, but research out of Lawrence Livermore National Labroatory ( LLNL ) suggests the remnant cores of burned-out stars could be the key to making the first observation of the most elusive class of black holes. The research explored whether...
titan

DOE looks to Jupiter for high-intensity research

Oct. 30, 2018 -  
The Department of Energy deemed Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL ) as one of nine facilities operating high-intensity, ultrafast lasers. DOE’s Office of Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) within the Office of Science awarded the new research network, called LaserNetUS, $6.8 million over the...
For article LLNL-Norway collaboration seeks improved predictive models for cancer outcomes

LLNL-Norway collaboration seeks improved predictive models for cancer outcomes

Nov. 6, 2018 -  
A group of researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory recently visited the Cancer Registry of Norway (CRN) in Oslo to discuss the progress of ongoing collaborations between the two institutions aimed at applying big data analytics to predicting cancer risk and mortality. The U.S.-...
nanocrystals

Nanocrystals arrange to improve electronics

Oct. 25, 2018 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) researchers are working to make better electronic devices by delving into the way nanocrystals are arranged inside of them. Nanocrystals are promising building blocks for new and improved electronic devices, due to their size-tunable properties and...
cancer research

LLNL researchers identify how many cancer cells it takes to initiate metastatic tumors

Oct. 18, 2018 -  
For the first time, researchers have developed a way to determine how many cancer cells it takes to initiate a tumor in another part of the body. The findings, made by a team of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) scientists, are published in the journal, Scientific Reports . “We think...