Posts tagged with "Physical & Life Sciences"

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...
For article Big results come from small instrument

Big results come from small instrument

Oct. 16, 2018 -  
A new kid is coming to town in the form of an ultra-sensitive, laser-based, carbon-14 spectrometer that will be able to measure samples as small as one microgram of carbon. LLNL engineer Daniel McCartt has built laser-based detection methods for rare isotopes to supplement the Lab’s accelerator...
OSA

Lab researchers named optical society fellows

Oct. 12, 2018 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) researchers Jay Dawson and Tayyab Suratwala have been named Fellows by The Optical Society of America ( OSA ), a distinction awarded to OSA members for their significant contributions to the advancement of optics and photonics. Dawson was cited for “...
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Four Lawrence Livermore researchers named 2018 fellows of the American Physical Society

Oct. 11, 2018 -  
Four Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) scientists have been selected as 2018 fellows of the American Physical Society ( APS ). The new fellows represent a selection of physics expertise, ranging from computational physics to shock compression of condensed matter and instrument and...
enzyme

First experiments at Europe's new X-ray laser reveal unknown structure of antibiotics killer

Oct. 2, 2018 -  
DESY-led international collaboration obtains the first scientific results from European XFEL An international collaboration led by Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron ( DESY ) and consisting of more than 100 researchers, including three Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) scientists, has...
ice

New understanding of the solidification of high-pressure ice found in 'ocean world' planets

Oct. 10, 2018 -  
A team of theorists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) has solved a long-standing puzzle in the nucleation of a high-pressure phase of ice known as ice VII, which is believed to exist near the core of “ocean world” planets recently detected outside of the solar system, and has...