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For article Lawrence Livermore National Security awards 40 groups as part of Community Gift Program

Lawrence Livermore National Security awards 40 groups as part of Community Gift Program

Nov. 8, 2018 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS), the contract manager for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), has announced the recipients for the 2018 LLNS Community Gift Program. These gifts, totaling $100,000, reflect LLNS' commitment to local communities. LLNS received applications...
For article Central Valley students inspired by STEM Day

Central Valley students inspired by STEM Day

Nov. 8, 2018 -  
Ashley Love, an eighth-grade student at Henry Elementary School in Stockton, wants to be an engineer when she grows up. What better way to learn about engineering than at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)? Love was one of more than 180 students from San Joaquin and Sacramento counties...
For article The future of carbon storage in forests

The future of carbon storage in forests

Nov. 8, 2018 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers and collaborators are looking to the future when it comes to carbon uptake in the forest ecosystem. Soil plays a major role in a healthy climate system. As the largest repository of carbon on land, soil can directly affect the concentration...
For article Science on Saturday features proteins in action

Science on Saturday features proteins in action

Nov. 7, 2018 -  
WHO: Lawrence Livermore scientists Matthias Frank and Megan Shelby, along with Erin McKay, a biology teacher from Tracy High School, will present “ Biomolecular Action Movies: Flash Imaging With X-ray Lasers ,” the final lecture in the Science on Saturday series themed “Marvelous Machines,” at the...
For article Science and Engineering Seminar to focus  on 'Theory to Practice: How Science is Done'

Science and Engineering Seminar to focus on 'Theory to Practice: How Science is Done'

Nov. 7, 2018 -  
WHO: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) and Las Positas College ( LPC ) partner on a special presentation, “Theory to Practice: How Science is Done,” as part of the Science and Engineering Seminar Series. The series provides LLNL scientists and engineers a forum to share basic and...
For article New algorithms to predict power grid impacts from hackers, earthquakes and … squirrels?

New algorithms to predict power grid impacts from hackers, earthquakes and … squirrels?

Nov. 7, 2018 -  
What would it take for an entire American city to lose power? What circumstances and failures in the electrical grid’s infrastructure would lead to a dramatic, long-term blackout? And what weak points could utility companies invest in to help prevent a catastrophic shutdown? A three-year project at...
For article LLNL-Norway collaboration seeks improved predictive models for cancer outcomes

LLNL-Norway collaboration seeks improved predictive models for cancer outcomes

Nov. 6, 2018 -  
A group of researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory recently visited the Cancer Registry of Norway (CRN) in Oslo to discuss the progress of ongoing collaborations between the two institutions aimed at applying big data analytics to predicting cancer risk and mortality. The U.S.-...
For article LLNL captures five commercialization grants to advance research and technology projects

LLNL captures five commercialization grants to advance research and technology projects

Nov. 6, 2018 -  
It’s turned into a banner year for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers garnering major grants through the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF) program. In 2016 and 2017, the first two years of the TCF program, Lab scientists and engineers...
For article Models show natural swings in the Earth’s climate contribute to Arctic sea ice loss

Models show natural swings in the Earth’s climate contribute to Arctic sea ice loss

Nov. 5, 2018 -  
Arctic sea ice loss in the last 37 year is not due to humans alone. New research by a Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientist and collaborators show that Arctic sea ice loss is enhanced by natural climate fluctuations such as El Niños and La Niñas. With manmade greenhouse gases on...
For article Research team achieves record performance for 3D-printed graphene aerogel supercapacitors

Research team achieves record performance for 3D-printed graphene aerogel supercapacitors

Nov. 2, 2018 -  
Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) and the University of California, Santa Cruz ( UCSC ) have created 3D-printed supercapacitor electrodes capable of achieving record-breaking performance and overcoming conventional tradeoffs for supercapacitors in the process. In a...
Grace Hopper

Celebrating diversity and inclusion in tech

Nov. 2, 2018 -  
The annual Grace Hopper Celebration ( GHC ) is the premier international gathering of women in computing. This September, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) sent 43 employees to GHC in Houston, Texas — the largest attendance from any national laboratory. Named after American computer...
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Test your science know-how at Discovery Day

Nov. 1, 2018 -  
You’re standing on the moon and you need to toss a simple rock into a basket, about 18 feet away. Same challenge, different venue — now it’s a park and a pinecone. Move into a classroom and try to chuck an eraser or a wad of paper, not at a classmate, but into the trash bin. How much thrust do you...
climate change

Don't rule out severe global climate change yet

Oct. 31, 2018 -  
A key metric of global warming is the Earth’s “equilibrium climate sensitivity” (ECS), which represents the global surface warming that will accompany a doubling of atmospheric carbon dioxide. For nearly four decades, ECS was thought to be somewhere between 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit (F) and 8.1...
For article Oracle honors NIF’s Adams for IT leadership

Oracle honors NIF’s Adams for IT leadership

Oct. 31, 2018 -  
Philip Adams, chief technical officer for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL) National Ignition Facility (NIF), has been recognized with a 2018 Oracle Excellence Award . The annual program recognizes customers and partners for exceptional use of Oracle solutions to accelerate innovation...
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Oh what a mysterious web they weave

Oct. 31, 2018 -  
Spider silk is one of the strongest and most complex fibers in the world, but also remains one of nature’s mysteries. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) researcher John Roehling and collaborators discovered that silk proteins inside spider glands are assembled in nanostructures and...
titan

DOE looks to Jupiter for high-intensity research

Oct. 30, 2018 -  
The Department of Energy deemed Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL ) as one of nine facilities operating high-intensity, ultrafast lasers. DOE’s Office of Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) within the Office of Science awarded the new research network, called LaserNetUS, $6.8 million over the...
zombiestars

‘Zombie’ stars return from the dead

Oct. 30, 2018 -  
Black holes are among the most elusive objects in the universe, but research out of Lawrence Livermore National Labroatory ( LLNL ) suggests the remnant cores of burned-out stars could be the key to making the first observation of the most elusive class of black holes. The research explored whether...
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Lawrence Livermore unveils NNSA’s Sierra, world’s third fastest supercomputer

Oct. 26, 2018 -  
The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration ( NNSA ), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) and its industry partners today officially unveiled Sierra, one of the world’s fastest supercomputers, at a dedication ceremony to celebrate the system’s completion. Sierra...
nanocrystals

Nanocrystals arrange to improve electronics

Oct. 25, 2018 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) researchers are working to make better electronic devices by delving into the way nanocrystals are arranged inside of them. Nanocrystals are promising building blocks for new and improved electronic devices, due to their size-tunable properties and...
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DOE to issue joint solicitation for HPC programs

Oct. 24, 2018 -  
The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation ( HPC4EI ) Initiative has announced it will issue its first joint solicitation in November for two of its pillar initiatives, the High Performance Computing for Manufacturing Program ( HPC4Mfg ) and the High...