Posts tagged with "Physical & Life Sciences"

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

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...
For article Ten scientists named Distinguished Members of Technical Staff

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...
For article Extreme summer temperatures occur more frequently

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...
For article Putting the squeeze on planets outside our solar system

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...
For article Scientists help define structure of exoplanets

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...
For article Lab team develops new capability for atomistic simulations

Lab team develops new capability for atomistic simulations

Jan. 26, 2012 -  
Conventional scientific wisdom says that the interatomic forces between ions that control high-temperature processes such as melting are insensitive to the heating of the electron "glue" that binds the ions together. In effect, traditional atomistic simulations ignore electron temperature...
For article Scientists create new atomic X-ray laser

Scientists create new atomic X-ray laser

Jan. 26, 2012 -  
Lab scientists and international collaborators have created the shortest, purest X-ray laser pulses ever achieved, fulfilling a 45-year-old prediction and ultimately opening the door to new medicines, devices and materials. The researchers, reporting today (Jan. 26) in Nature , aimed radiation from...
For article In search of... the dark sky

In search of... the dark sky

Jan. 20, 2012 -  
Most astrophysicists stare at the night sky and look at stars. But Lance Simms looks at the blackness of night and knows there is something else there. Simms, a postdoc in the Lab's Physics Division, has been working for a year on a NASA project called the Cosmic X-Ray Background Nanosatellite (...
For article Grad student Swanberg recognized by APS

Grad student Swanberg recognized by APS

Jan. 18, 2012 -  
Erik Swanberg, a graduate student working in the Lab's Experimental Nuclear Physics Group, received the Margaret Burbidge Award from the American Physical Society (APS) California Section at the organization's fall 2011 meeting. Swanberg, who will earn a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from UC...
For article Seeing is believing: LLNL Postdoc reveals wonders of the protist world

Seeing is believing: LLNL Postdoc reveals wonders of the protist world

Jan. 17, 2012 -  
No matter how sophisticated instruments have become, or how data intensive results may be, there is still something satisfying and frequently informative about seeing what a researcher is studying. Sometimes samples are so small, or so large, or so far away that it's almost impossible to get a...