Posts tagged with "Physical & Life Sciences"

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...
peat

Research to focus on microbes in peat moss

Sept. 12, 2018 -  
Mention “peat moss” and many people will conjure up the curly brown plant material that gardeners use. “Oh, the thing you get at Home Depot” is a common reaction Joel Kostka receives when he mentions that he studies peat moss. His response: “Peat moss is a really cool plant that’s important to the...
blue bacteria

Journey to explore the inexhaustible resource of genetic information found in microorganisms

Sept. 6, 2018 -  
The microbial production of enzymes, chemicals and fuels could become more efficient and economical with a newly engineered system for controlling genes called “Jungle Express.” Scientists and collaborators from the Department of Energy's (DOE) Joint BioEnergy Institute , Lawrence Livermore...
For article Scientists now know the fate of the majority of Higgs bosons particles produced in the LHC

Scientists now know the fate of the majority of Higgs bosons particles produced in the LHC

Aug. 29, 2018 -  
At CERN , the Large Hadron Collider experiments ATLAS and CMS have taken a big step forward in the quest to understand how the Higgs boson enables fundamental particles to acquire mass. The team announced the discovery of the Higgs boson particle transforming into bottom quarks as it decays. This...
For article Four Lawrence Livermore scientists named Distinguished Members of Technical Staff

Four Lawrence Livermore scientists named Distinguished Members of Technical Staff

Aug. 22, 2018 -  
Four Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) researchers have been named Distinguished Members of Technical Staff (DMTS) for their extraordinary scientific and technical contributions to the Laboratory and its missions, as acknowledged by their professional peers and the larger community...