Posts tagged with "Physical & Life Sciences"

Yang elected to Fellowship in Institute of Physics

Jul. 1, 2011 -  
Lab physicist Lin Yang of the Condensed Matter and Materials Division (CMMD) has been named a fellow of the Institute of Physics in recognition of his "personal contribution to the advancement of physics as a discipline and a profession," as well as for his work in dual areas of multi-discipline...

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory opens High Performance Computing Innovation Center for collaboration with industry

Jun. 30, 2011 -  
In an initiative that aims to boost the nation's economic competitiveness, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory today announced the opening of the High Performance Computing Innovation Center (HPCIC). The innovation center will facilitate national lab/industry collaboration, applying high...

Increased production of smelly sulfur compound in Southern Ocean tied to climate change

Jun. 23, 2011 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. -- An organic compound that smells like cabbage and has been called the "smell of the sea" could be more sensitive to global climate change than commonly believed. In a recent report, a Livermore researcher, along with colleagues from Los Alamos and Oak Ridge national laboratories...

New form of girl's best friend is lighter than ever

May. 17, 2011 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. -- By combining high pressure with high temperature, Livermore researchers have created a nanocyrstalline diamond aerogel that could improve the optics for something as big as a telescope or as small as the lenses in eyeglasses. Aerogels are a class of materials that exhibit the...

Laboratory scientists win three Office of Science Early Career Research Program awards

May. 11, 2011 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. -- Three Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists have earned $7.5 million in funding through the Department of Energy Office of Science Early Career Research Program (ECRP). Early career is defined as principal investigators (PIs) who are within 10 years of receiving a...

Foot and mouth disease may spread through shedding skin cells

May. 9, 2011 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. -- Skin cells shed from livestock infected with foot and mouth disease could very well spread the disease. In a new paper appearing in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientist Michael Dillon proposed that virus-infected skin cells...

Preventing close encounters of the orbiting kind

Apr. 26, 2011 -  
Each day, hundreds of active satellites as well as tens of thousands of pieces of "space junk" -- defunct satellites, bits of booster rockets and lost astronaut tools -- orbit Earth. This space junk became front page news two years ago, when a defunct Russian satellite and a privately owned...

Hydrocarbons in the deep earth

Apr. 14, 2011 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. -- A new computational study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reveals how hydrocarbons may be formed from methane in deep Earth at extreme pressures and temperatures. The thermodynamic and kinetic properties of hydrocarbons at high pressures and...

Livermore researchers develop battery-less chemical detector

Apr. 6, 2011 -  
Unlike many conventional chemical detectors that require an external power source, Lawrence Livermore researchers have developed a nanosensor that relies on semiconductor nanowires, rather than traditional batteries. The device overcomes the power requirement of traditional sensors and is simple,...

LLNL microbial biologist inducted into Alameda County Women's Hall of Fame

Mar. 17, 2011 -  
One of the developers of a Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory device that could assist in detecting bioterrorism attacks, diagnosing diseases and checking product safety will be honored Saturday. For her achievements, LLNL molecular biologist Crystal Jaing will be inducted into the Alameda...