Posts tagged with "Physical & Life Sciences"

For article Graphite enters different states of matter in ultrafast experiment

Graphite enters different states of matter in ultrafast experiment

May 15, 2012 -  
For the first time, scientists have seen an X-ray-irradiated mineral go to two different states of matter in about 40 femtoseconds (a femtosecond is one quadrillionth of a second). Using the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) X-ray Free-Electron Laser (XFEL) at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory...
For article Lawrence Livermore work may improve the efficiency of the biofuel production cycle

Lawrence Livermore work may improve the efficiency of the biofuel production cycle

May 14, 2012 -  
By deciphering the makeup of a bacterium found in the soil of a tropical rain forest, scientists may have a better understanding of how to more efficiently produce biofuels. The production of liquid fuels derived from plant biomass offers a promising technology for reducing greenhouse gas emissions...
For article Bone research paper selected for inclusion in the Faculty of 1000 database

Bone research paper selected for inclusion in the Faculty of 1000 database

May 10, 2012 -  
A recent paper coauthored by Bioscience & Biotechnology Division researchers Nicole Collette and Gaby Loots has been evaluated and selected by the Faculty of 1000 (F1000). This places the work in the top 2 percent of published articles in biology and medicine. The paper was given a F1000...
For article Atmospheric warming altering ocean salinity and the water cycle

Atmospheric warming altering ocean salinity and the water cycle

April 26, 2012 -  
A clear change in salinity has been detected in the world's oceans, signaling shifts and acceleration in the global rainfall and evaporation cycle tied directly to climate change. In a paper published Friday (April 27) in the journal Science , Australian scientists from the Commonwealth Scientific...
For article Caribbean coral reef decline predates climate change damage

Caribbean coral reef decline predates climate change damage

April 23, 2012 -  
The breakdown of Caribbean coral reef systems predates coral bleaching and disease linked to human-induced climate change. Researchers from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory reconstructed a timeline of historical change in coral reefs...
For article Surrogate nuclear reactions approach featured in Reviews of Modern Physics

Surrogate nuclear reactions approach featured in Reviews of Modern Physics

April 16, 2012 -  
Nuclear reaction cross sections are important for a variety of applications in the areas of astrophysics, nuclear energy, and national security. When these cross sections cannot be measured directly or predicted reliably, it becomes necessary to develop indirect methods for determining the relevant...
For article Lab featured on NOVA's 'Hunting the Elements'

Lab featured on NOVA's 'Hunting the Elements'

April 5, 2012 -  
The Laboratory was recently featured on NOVA's "Hunting the Elements," a two-hour special from the producers of the "Making Stuff" series hosted by David Pogue, technology correspondent of The New York Times . Pogue spins viewers through the world of weird, extreme chemistry: the strongest acids,...
For article The future of power

The future of power

March 29, 2012 -  
What is power, and how can the United States effectively project power in the information or cyber age? This was the focus of a recent lecture by Joseph Nye as part of a seminar series on U.S. foreign policy sponsored by the Center for Global Security Research. Nye has had a significant influence,...
For article Shaughnessy inducted to Alameda County Women's Hall Of Fame

Shaughnessy inducted to Alameda County Women's Hall Of Fame

March 28, 2012 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. -- When it comes to heavy hitters, Dawn Shaughnessy is one of a few in a league of her own. As the group leader for experimental nuclear and radiochemistry and the principal investigator for the heavy element group at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Shaughnessy, along...
For article Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory licenses microbial detection array advance to Missouri firm

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory licenses microbial detection array advance to Missouri firm

March 22, 2012 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has licensed its microbial detection array technology to a St. Louis, Mo.-based company, MOgene LC, a supplier of DNA microarrays and instruments. Known formally as the Lawrence Livermore Microbial Detection Array (LLMDA), the technology could enable food...