Posts tagged with "Physical & Life Sciences"

energy

U.S. energy use rises to highest level ever

April 11, 2019 -  
Americans used more energy in 2018 than in any other year, according to the most recent energy flow charts released by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ). Overall total energy consumption rose to 101.2 quadrillion BTU (or “quads”). The prior record, set in 2007, was 101.0 quads. Energy...
For article Lab scientists use radioactive tracers to determine the ages of streamflow

Lab scientists use radioactive tracers to determine the ages of streamflow

April 8, 2019 -  
Watersheds store water underground in soils and weathered bedrock. How long it takes for water to flow through the subsurface to feed streams is difficult to measure but important for understanding how watersheds function. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) researchers and their...
For article Diving into untouched lunar treasures

Diving into untouched lunar treasures

March 27, 2019 -  
Nearly 50 years ago, some very special materials were transported from outer space to Earth — unopened lunar treasures rocketed back by Apollo moonwalkers between 1971 and 1972. Nine “special samples” were collected in containers during the Apollo 15, 16 and 17 missions that had indium knife-edge...
For article International collective of scientists seeks refined understanding of climate system

International collective of scientists seeks refined understanding of climate system

March 25, 2019 -  
Climate scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) announced today the release of new data sets that will provide fresh insights into past and future climate change. Some of these data sets come from model simulations performed at LLNL, one of the more than 40 climate research...
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Solving a 50-year-old beta decay puzzle with advanced nuclear model simulations

March 19, 2019 -  
For the first time, an international team including scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) has found the answer to a 50-year-old puzzle that explains why beta decays of atomic nuclei are slower than expected. The findings fill a long-standing gap in physicists’ understanding...
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New climate model evaluation method can help to predict more accurate future change

March 18, 2019 -  
Combining a new evaluation technique for climate models with observations could reduce the uncertainty in predicting future change. That is the result of a new study by a Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) scientist and collaborators who investigated the evaluation technique (called...
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Lab will play key role in neuro conference

March 15, 2019 -  
Ten Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) employees will play key roles in this weekend’s 16 th annual World Congress for the Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics (SBMT) in Los Angeles. But for two of those employees, Innovation and Partnerships Office (IPO) Deputy Director Roger...
For article Biosensor may provide better cancer diagnosis

Biosensor may provide better cancer diagnosis

March 14, 2019 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) researchers have developed a new biological sensor that could help clinicians better diagnose cancer and epilepsy. Biological sensors monitor small molecules, ions and protons and are vital as a medical diagnostic. Even the simplest signals, such as...
For article Lab research helps uncover how beetle gut microbes serve as reactor for fuel production

Lab research helps uncover how beetle gut microbes serve as reactor for fuel production

March 8, 2019 -  
When most people think of wood-eating insects, they imagine termites that can destroy a home or business. However, as part of a Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) bioenergy study, project scientist Jennifer Pett-Ridge and collaborators have learned how the digestive system of a wood-...
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Lab geochemist’s work on solar system’s origins earns society’s prestigious F.W. Clarke award

March 6, 2019 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) geochemist Thomas Kruijer has won the F.W. Clarke Award from the Geochemical Society . The award honors a single outstanding contribution to geochemistry or cosmochemistry, published by an early career scientist as a single paper or a series of papers...