Posts tagged with "Physical & Life Sciences"

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Lawrence Livermore issues state-by-state combined energy and water use flow charts

Apr. 19, 2018 -  
For the first time, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) has issued state-by-state energy and water flow charts in one location so that analysts and policymakers can find all the information they need in one place. LLNL worked with the U.S. Department of Energy ( DOE ) and the National...

Next round for UN climate change report begins

Apr. 17, 2018 -  
The seven-year cycle of scientific assessment driven by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (UN-IPCC) has begun, with Lab scientist Paul Durack invited to contribute as a lead author for the sixth assessment report ( AR6) , chapter three, “Human Influence on the Climate...

Ramp compression of iron provides insight into core conditions of large rocky exoplanets

Apr. 16, 2018 -  
In a paper published today by Nature Astronomy , a team of researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ), Princeton University, Johns Hopkins University and the University of Rochester have provided the first experimentally based mass-radius relationship for a hypothetical pure...

The definitive search for axion dark matter

Apr. 9, 2018 -  
Forty years ago, scientists theorized a new kind of low-mass particle that could solve one of the enduring mysteries of nature: what dark matter is made of. The search for that particle has just begun. This week, the Axion Dark Matter Experiment (ADMX) unveiled a new result (published in the April...

Night or day, Lab-developed space-based telescope can image Earth and beyond

Apr. 5, 2018 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have developed and tested an optical telescope system that can be used for Earth and space observation. The team, led by Wim de Vries, built and tested several designs for high-resolution monolithic optical telescope systems, fabricated from...
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Lab's Data Science Institute brings best minds in AI, machine learning under one umbrella

Apr. 3, 2018 -  
Machine learning. Deep learning. Artificial intelligence. Computer vision. Big data analytics. These aren’t just techie buzzwords — they’re all areas of research that fall under the sweeping term “data science.” So how does a national laboratory, with researchers exploring all of these areas and...

Lab scientists successfully print glass optics

Mar. 29, 2018 -  
For the first time, researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have successfully 3D-printed optical-quality glasses, on par with commercial glass products currently available on the market. In a study published in the journal Advanced Materials Technologies , LLNL scientists and...

Martovetsky’s quest for carbon-free power endures at the world's largest fusion experiment

Mar. 30, 2018 -  
Growing up in Protvino, Russia, in the 1960s — home to the largest particle accelerator in the world when it launched in 1967­ — Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientist Nicolai Martovetsky quickly became fascinated with physics and math. “Protvino was one of the towns in Russia...

Machine learning models could save lives through personalized sepsis diagnostics

Apr. 4, 2018 -  
Researchers and clinicians may be able to track the progression of sepsis, a potentially life-threatening condition characterized by an extreme reaction to infection, with more precision and confidence using machine learning models developed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) in...

Lab scientists optimizing high performance fuels for advanced internal combustion engines

Mar. 20, 2018 -  
In support of the Department of Energy’s ( DOE ) Co-Optimization of Fuels & Engines (Co-Optima) initiative, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) scientists are developing models of high performance fuels to see how they would perform in advanced internal combustion engines. The DOE...