Posts tagged with "Physical & Life Sciences"

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Human influence detected in changing seasons

July 19, 2018 -  
For the first time, scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) and five other organizations have shown that human influences significantly impact the size of the seasonal cycle of temperature in the lowest layer of the atmosphere. To demonstrate this, they applied a so-called “...
For article Cohen honored with plasma physics award

Cohen honored with plasma physics award

July 18, 2018 -  
Lawrence Livermore retiree Bruce Cohen has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society’s Charles K. Birdsall Award for “contributions to the numerical simulation of plasmas, particularly multiple time-scale methods and to their application to diverse plasma...
For article Research by Lawerence Livermore scientists may help validate organ-on-a-chip devices

Research by Lawerence Livermore scientists may help validate organ-on-a-chip devices

July 17, 2018 -  
A new study in which Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists compared drug responses in the brains of rodents to drug responses of brain cells cultured in Lab-developed “brain-on-a-chip” devices may be a critical first step to validating chip-based brain platforms, LLNL researchers...
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Understanding the universe through neutrinos

July 13, 2018 -  
Determining features of the elusive particle known as a neutrino – through the observation of an extremely rare nuclear process called neutrinoless double-beta decay (NDBD) -- could provide a glimpse into the nature of the universe during the earliest moments of the Big Bang. As part of an...
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LLNL physicist wins APS excellence award

July 11, 2018 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) magnetic fusion physicist Max Fenstermacher has been awarded the 2018 John Dawson Award for Excellence in Plasma Physics Research from the American Physical Society . He is cited jointly with Todd Evans of General Atomics and Richard Moyer of the...
For article Lightstone part of gender disparity panel

Lightstone part of gender disparity panel

June 27, 2018 -  
Most scientists aren’t involved with Hollywood, even for a day. But earlier this month, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) computational biologist Felice Lightstone served as a panelist at a major Hollywood forum, the inaugural Variety Summit about gender disparities in the media and...
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Peering into Tb bacteria that attacks antibiotics

June 20, 2018 -  
An international team of researchers including those from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) has found a new way to investigate how tuberculosis bacteria inactivates an important family of antibiotics: They watched the process in action for the first time using an X-ray free-electron...
For article Millot’s dynamic journey in HED science

Millot’s dynamic journey in HED science

June 18, 2018 -  
Marius Millot was just a child when scientists at the University of Pennsylvania and Los Alamos National Laboratory predicted the existence of superionic water ice using molecular dynamics simulations. This new phase of water is characterized by the liquid-like diffusion of hydrogen ions within the...
For article Machine learning model predicts phenomenon key to understanding material properties

Machine learning model predicts phenomenon key to understanding material properties

June 5, 2018 -  
Using machine learning, evolutionary algorithms and other advanced computational techniques, researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have successfully modeled how atoms are arranged between the crystals that make up most materials, a development that could impact how future...
For article Lab scientists help develop new tool for faster, more accurate analysis of chemical bonding

Lab scientists help develop new tool for faster, more accurate analysis of chemical bonding

May 31, 2018 -  
In a development with the potential to enable breakthroughs in lithium-ion batteries and further impact a wide swath of research areas, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) scientists have developed a new open source software application that can, in real-time, compute, analyze and...