Posts tagged with "Physical & Life Sciences"

Barbee wins NRL award for publication of white dwarf research

Mar. 13, 2012 -  
Material scientist Troy Barbee is the most recent recipient of the Naval Research Laboratory's Alan Berman Research Publication Award for his work looking into the makeup of a white dwarf. The paper, which was the most recent paper stemming from a long history of collaboration between Barbee,...

A new approach to predicting spacecraft re-entry

Mar. 9, 2012 -  
In mid-December 2011, the Laboratory received a call from the Air Force Joint Space Operations Center (JSpOC). At the time, Laboratory scientists were working with JSpOC to upgrade their command and control software. But this call was about something very different. The Russians had launched a...

Research explores applications for new field of electronics

Mar. 6, 2012 -  
By looking at the way electrons are excited, researchers can gain a better understanding of the new field of transparent electronics. Postdoc Andre Schleife, who works in the Lab's Quantum Simulations Group, developed a new approach to investigate the interplay of excitonic effects and electron...

Lab co-sponsors North Dakota energy technology symposium

Mar. 5, 2012 -  
Tomas Diaz de la Rubia, the Lab's deputy director for Science and Technology, discussed Monday how high performance computer modeling and simulation can accelerate the development of clean energy technologies in a keynote address at North Dakota State University (NDSU) in Fargo, N.D. The Laboratory...

Wild salmon rare in the wild

Feb. 29, 2012 -  
Salmon in the wild may not be so wild after all. New research shows that there are so many hatchery-raised Chinook salmon spawning in the Mokelumne River that the wild fish are hardly wild at all. According to the new report, about 10 percent of the fall-run Chinook that spawn in the river are...

Lawrence Livermore partners with Native American carbon researchers to help support Marshallese resettlement

Feb. 21, 2012 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. -- Researchers from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and a team of American Indian scientists and engineers have partnered to study the possible use of Black Earth technology, or Cpryo, to help mitigate the uptake of radiocesium in locally grown foods in the Marshall...

Ten scientists named Distinguished Members of Technical Staff

Feb. 21, 2012 -  
Ten Laboratory 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. Jim Candy of the Engineering Directorate...

Extreme summer temperatures occur more frequently

Feb. 15, 2012 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. -- Extreme summer temperatures are already occurring more frequently in the United States, and will become normal by mid-century if the world continues on a business as usual schedule of emitting greenhouse gases. By analyzing observations and results obtained from climate models...

Putting the squeeze on planets outside our solar system

Feb. 10, 2012 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. -- Just as graphite can transform into diamond under high pressure, liquid magmas may similarly undergo major transformations at the pressures and temperatures that exist deep inside Earth-like planets. Using high-powered lasers, scientists at Lawrence Livermore National...

Scientists help define structure of exoplanets

Feb. 1, 2012 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. -- Using models similar to those used in weapons research, scientists may soon know more about exoplanets, those objects beyond the realm of our solar system. In a new study, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists and collaborators came up with new methods for deriving...