Posts tagged with "Physical & Life Sciences"

lattice

3D-printed live cells convert glucose to ethanol, carbon dioxide to enhance catalytic efficiency

March 5, 2019 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) researchers have 3D printed live cells that convert glucose to ethanol and carbon dioxide gas (CO 2 ), a substance that resembles beer, demonstrating a technology that can lead to high biocatalytic efficiency. Bioprinting living mammalian cells into...
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New biological detection system can provide faster, less expensive results for veterinarians

Feb. 27, 2019 -  
Veterinarians and agricultural inspectors who seek to detect and contain the spread of animal diseases can now turn to a newer, faster and less expensive biological detection system. Known as the Axiom™ Microbiome Array, or AMA, the new biological detection system is the most comprehensive...
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New multibeam metal 3D printer testbed to understand laser-material interactions

Feb. 26, 2019 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) scientists and engineers have created the first research-grade, open-architecture multibeam metal 3D printer and are developing advanced diagnostics to understand the mechanics behind the multibeam process under a project funded by the Air Force...
For article Climate change science marks 40th anniversary of three key events that signified turning point

Climate change science marks 40th anniversary of three key events that signified turning point

Feb. 25, 2019 -  
During the same decade that saw the Beatles breakup, the Watergate scandal, the first Earth Day and the opening of the movie Star Wars, efforts to identify human-caused climate change were in their infancy. Three key events in the 1970s heralded the end of that infancy. The year 2019 marks the 40...
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Death of the dinosaurs: Extreme volcanism played pivotal role in extinction, research shows

Feb. 21, 2019 -  
Not by meteorite alone did the dinosaurs die off. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) research scientist Kyle Samperton and colleagues present the most compelling evidence yet that massive volcanic eruptions in the Deccan Traps region of India contributed to the fall of the dinosaurs —...
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Laboratory's nanopore research hits a nerve

Feb. 8, 2019 -  
Since the discovery of biological ion channels and their role in physiology, scientists have attempted to create man-made structures that mimic their biological counterparts. New research by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) scientists and collaborators at the University of California...
snowpack

Sierra snowpack melt is steady, but not for long

Jan. 23, 2019 -  
Snowpack loss in the northern Sierra Nevada will likely accelerate in the coming decades. Scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ), Oregon State University and the University of Washington found that natural swings in the sea surface temperature over the Pacific Ocean have...
For article Scientists predict reaction data for fusion research, insight into universe’s origins

Scientists predict reaction data for fusion research, insight into universe’s origins

Jan. 22, 2019 -  
Using simulations and calculations, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) nuclear scientists for the first time have accurately predicted the properties of polarized thermonuclear fusion. Analogous calculations could be used to answer some of the most fundamental questions about the...
zirconium

Zirconium isotope a master at neutron capture

Jan. 10, 2019 -  
The probability that a nucleus will absorb a neutron is important to many areas of nuclear science, including the production of elements in the cosmos, reactor performance, nuclear medicine and defense applications. New research from a team led by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL )...
For article LLNL climate scientist awarded World Climate Research Program 2018 Data Prize

LLNL climate scientist awarded World Climate Research Program 2018 Data Prize

Jan. 7, 2019 -  
Research scientist Paul Durack from the Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison ( PCMDI ) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) has been awarded the World Climate Research Programme 2018 Data Prize for his leadership of the input4MIPs project, which began in 2016. The...