Posts tagged with "Physical & Life Sciences"

solar images

Here comes the sun in first-time images

Apr. 3, 2017 -  
The first images from the Solar Ultraviolet Imager (SUVI) instrument aboard the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s GOES-16 satellite capture a large coronal hole on the sun. The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) are part of NOAA’s space weather monitoring...
pethogen detection

A new toolkit for rapid bacterial detection

Mar. 16, 2017 -  
Finding the right treatment plan for patients who have antibiotic-resistant infections is a costly and time-consuming effort. For doctors in rural areas or developing countries, there often is no source of electricity nearby or sterile lab conditions with microbiology specialists on hand. The...

Weisz selected for Hutcheon Fellowship

Mar. 13, 2017 -  
A Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) postdoc who was mentored by Lab scientist Ian Hutcheon has been named the first recipient of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) new fellowship that honors Hutcheon. David Weisz, who has worked at the Lab since August as a chemist in the...

It’s a blast: Imaging high explosive detonators

Mar. 7, 2017 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists and collaborators at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) for the first time have taken 3D snapshots of operating high explosive detonators. Scientists from LLNL, Los Alamos and National Security Technologies, LLC (NSTech) combined state-of-...

Scientific team develops nano-sized hydrogen storage system to increase efficiency

Feb. 24, 2017 -  
Lawrence Livermore scientists have collaborated with an interdisciplinary team of researchers, including colleagues from Sandia National Laboratories , to develop an efficient hydrogen storage system that could be a boon for hydrogen-powered vehicles. Hydrogen is an excellent energy carrier, but...

From the Lab to the marketplace: Lab-Corps provides a boost to cryogenic compression

Feb. 23, 2017 -  
Hydrogen offers a wide variety of benefits to today's challenges for carbonless transportation (such as zero tail-pipe emissions, rapid refueling and longer driving range), but its widespread commercialization is still limited due to high costs. Cryogenic compression would help make carbonless...
carbon capture

Lab-Corps experience inspires application of carbon capture technology to untapped industry

Feb. 15, 2017 -  
Sometimes a scientific breakthrough can end up in the most unexpected places. Just ask Congwang Ye, a Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) engineer whose work with carbon capture microcapsule technology, intended for filtering CO 2 from power plants, could end up solving a big problem for...

Next-gen dark matter detector in race to finish

Feb. 13, 2017 -  
U.S.-based experiment is on a fast track to help solve science mystery. _________ The race is on to build the most sensitive U.S.-based experiment designed to directly detect dark matter particles. Department of Energy (DOE) officials today formally approved a key construction milestone that will...

Kepler, don’t give up on the hunt for exomoons

Feb. 13, 2017 -  
The Kepler spacecraft has been prolific in its search for planets outside our solar system, known as exoplanets, discovering thousands since its launch in 2009. But the hunt for moons orbiting these exoplanets, or exomoons, is vastly more challenging. While no exomoons have been found to date, a...
carbon nanotubes

Nanotube growth moving in the right direction

Feb. 9, 2017 -  
For the first time, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists and collaborators have captured a movie of how large populations of carbon nanotubes grow and align themselves. Understanding how carbon nanotubes (CNT) nucleate, grow and self-organize to form macroscale materials is critical...