Posts tagged with "Physical & Life Sciences"

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Phase-change materials from smartphones may lead to higher data storage, energy efficiency

June 13, 2019 -  
Phase-change materials that are used in the latest generation of smartphones could lead to higher storage capability and more energy efficiency. Data is recorded by switching between glassy and crystalline material states by applying a heat pulse. However, to date it has not been possible to study...
For article Santer awarded for communicating science

Santer awarded for communicating science

June 6, 2019 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) climate scientist Benjamin Santer is the recipient of the 2019 Sigma Xi William Procter Prize for Scientific Achievement . The Procter prize has been awarded since 1950 to a scientist who has made an outstanding contribution to scientific research and...
For article Making metal with the lightness of air

Making metal with the lightness of air

June 3, 2019 -  
Gold, silver and copper are heavy metals, but LLNL scientists can now make them nearly as light as air — in a form so tiny it can ride on a mosquito’s back. The groundbreaking science, part of a joint NIF/Physical and Life Sciences (PLS) project supported by the Laboratory Directed Research and...
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Art with a purpose: LLNL and startup company imagine the future of indoor carbon capture

May 23, 2019 -  
Whether you’re busy at work or lounging around at home, indoor air quality probably isn’t anywhere on the list of things on your mind. But numerous studies have shown that the buildup of carbon dioxide in environments such as office buildings, schools and homes can lead to increased health issues...
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Researchers dish the dirt on soil microbes

May 16, 2019 -  
Soil microbes are wild, unpampered and uncultured. But to understand their ecology, don't look in laboratory cultures, look in the soil. That’s exactly what Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) and Northern Arizona University ( NAU ) scientists did. Relationships between microbial genes...
For article Detection array wins FLC national award

Detection array wins FLC national award

May 15, 2019 -  
In the nine years since a virtually all-encompassing Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) biological detection system was first introduced, it has become a major hit among technologies. Now called the Applied Biosystems’™ Axiom™ Microbiome Array (ABAMA), the biological detection...
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Researchers discover an unexpected phase transition in the high explosive TATB

May 13, 2019 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) scientists in collaboration with University of Nevada Las Vegas ( UNLV ) have discovered a previously unknown pressure induced phase transition for TATB that can help predict detonation performance and safety of the explosive. The research appears in...
For article Giant lasers crystallize water with shockwaves, revealing the atomic structure of superionic ice

Giant lasers crystallize water with shockwaves, revealing the atomic structure of superionic ice

May 8, 2019 -  
Scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) used giant lasers to flash-freeze water into its exotic superionic phase and record X-ray diffraction patterns to identify its atomic structure for the very first time — all in just a few billionths of a second. The findings are...
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Human impact on droughts goes back 100 years

May 1, 2019 -  
Observations and climate reconstructions using data from tree rings confirm that human activity was affecting the worldwide drought risk as far back as the early 20 th century. New research from NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies ( GISS ), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) and...
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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...