Posts tagged with "Physical & Life Sciences"


Charcoal could limit uptake of radioactive elements into Marshall Islands food chain

Jun. 28, 2017 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have conducted a series of laboratory and field experiments that explore the effects of adding biochar, a porous charcoal that looks like black landscaping bark, to the soil to limit the cesium (Cs) uptake into foods grown in the Marshall...

Peering at the crystal structure of lithium

Jun. 22, 2017 -  
Elemental metals usually form simple, close-packed crystalline structures. Though lithium (Li) is considered a typical simple metal, its crystal structure at ambient pressure and low temperature remains unknown. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers recently came up with a...

Graduate students earn awards to work at LLNL

Jun. 21, 2017 -  
Three graduate students have earned Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program awards to perform their doctoral dissertation research at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The prestigious award helps cover living expenses and travel for 53 students...

Félicie Albert receives APS award

Jun. 19, 2017 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory physicist Félicie Albert received the 2017 Katherine E. Weimer Award by the American Physical Society, Division of Plasma Physics (DPP). The award will be presented during the DPP annual meeting the week of Oct. 23-27 in Wisconsin. Albert was awarded “For...

Probing the possibility of life on 'super-Earths'

Jun. 16, 2017 -  
Along with its aesthetic function of helping create the glorious Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, the powerful magnetic field surrounding our planet has a fairly important practical value as well: It makes life possible. By deflecting harmful charged particles from the sun and the cosmic rays...

Lab scientist finds Jupiter is one old-timer

Jun. 12, 2017 -  
An international group of scientists has found that Jupiter is the oldest planet in our solar system. By looking at tungsten and molybdenum isotopes on iron meteorites, the team, made up of scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Institut für Planetologie at the University of...
Carbon Economy

Lab works toward turning carbon into dollars

Jun. 9, 2017 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and collaborators are looking for a way to take carbon out of the air and make money doing it. The Center for Carbon Removal , in partnership with Lawrence Livermore and several academic and research institutions, launched a new industrial innovation...
Livermorium Day

Scholarship awards highlight Livermorium Day

May. 31, 2017 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) handed out the 2017 Edward Teller science scholarship awards to two Livermore high school students last week as the city celebrated the fifth anniversary of Livermorium Day, recognizing the Lab’s contribution to the discovery of superheavy element 116...

Laser tracks therapeutics, nutrients, toxins

May. 15, 2017 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have developed a laser-based tabletop device to measure carbon-14 (radiocarbon). In biological systems, carbon-14 ( 14 C ) can be used as a biochemical tracer to track micro-doses of nutrients, toxins and therapeutics in humans and animals...

Lawrence Livermore unveils 'heart-on-a-chip'

May. 11, 2017 -  
Prescription drugs have enabled millions of Americans with chronic medical conditions to live longer and more fulfilling lives, but many promising new drugs never make it to the human trials stage due to the potential for cardiac toxicity. Through “heart-on-a-chip” technology — modeling a human...