Posts tagged with "Physical & Life Sciences"


Record experiments probe exoplanetary cores

April 25, 2018 -  
Using high-powered laser beams, iron-silicon alloys have been compressed to unprecedented pressures corresponding to the center of a three-Earth-mass extrasolar planet. The resulting measurements of crystal structure and density provide new insights into the nature of the deep interiors of the...
For article Americans ramp up use of solar, wind energy

Americans ramp up use of solar, wind energy

April 24, 2018 -  
Americans used more solar and wind energy in 2017 compared to the previous year, according to the most recent energy flow charts released by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). Overall, energy consumption by the residential and commercial sectors dropped a bit. Each year, the Laboratory...
For article  New exascale system for earth simulation

New exascale system for earth simulation

April 23, 2018 -  
A new earth modeling system unveiled today will have weather-scale resolution and use advanced computers to simulate aspects of Earth’s variability and anticipate decadal changes that will critically impact the U.S. energy sector in coming years. After four years of development, the Energy Exascale...
For article LLNL maps out deployment of carbon capture and sequestration for ethanol production

LLNL maps out deployment of carbon capture and sequestration for ethanol production

April 23, 2018 -  
To better understand the near-term commercial potential for capturing and storing atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO 2 ), researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) have mapped out how CO 2 might be captured from existing U.S. ethanol biorefineries and permanently stored (or...
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Lawrence Livermore issues state-by-state combined energy and water use flow charts

April 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

April 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

April 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...
For article The definitive search for axion dark matter

The definitive search for axion dark matter

April 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

April 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

April 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...