Protein that prevents further cartilage damage

Feb. 12, 2018 -  
There may be a protein in the body that hinders cartilage degradation in patients with a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) scientists performed in vivo experiments on animal models of post traumatic osteoarthritis and found that sclerostin (a...
For article Hayward fault earthquake simulations increase fidelity of ground motions

Hayward fault earthquake simulations increase fidelity of ground motions

Feb. 8, 2018 -  
In the next 30 years, there is a one-in-three chance that the Hayward fault will rupture with a 6.7 magnitude or higher earthquake, according to the U nited States Geologic Survey (USGS). Such an earthquake will cause widespread damage to structures, transportation and utilities, as well as...
Science on Saturday

'Science on Saturday' lecture to discuss improving health through spectrometry

Feb. 8, 2018 -  
WHO: Lawrence Livermore scientist Mike Malfatti, along with teacher Katherine Huang of Dougherty Valley High School, will present “Biomedical Acceleratory Mass Spectrometry: Improving Human Health One Atom at a Time,” the second lecture in the 2018 Science on Saturday lineup that is part of...

Go-getter undergrad lands second-author credential for 'hydrogen-getters' research

Feb. 7, 2018 -  
It’s rare for an undergraduate science student to appear as an author on a scientific journal paper, and when they do, theirs is usually the last name on the list. However, Elizabeth Sangalang, a graduating senior studying biochemistry at California State University East Bay , has landed a second-...
superionic water

First experimental evidence for superionic ice

Feb. 5, 2018 -  
Among the many discoveries on matter at high pressure that garnered him the Nobel Prize in 1946, scientist Percy Bridgman discovered five different crystalline forms of water ice, ushering in more than 100 years of research into how ice behaves under extreme conditions. One of the most intriguing...

Researchers characterize membrane behavior

Feb. 2, 2018 -  
An article authored by a team of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) scientists has characterized how different cell membranes behave. “Different membranes in different parts of the body have different barrier strengths that are required for drugs to penetrate them to reach the organ,”...
Nerd Bowl

Battle of the Nerds: Lab pride on display at inaugural Nerd Bowl flag football tournament

Feb. 2, 2018 -  
The eight teams participating in the inaugural Nerd Bowl tournament had no idea they were making history. As the sun rose in Menlo Park, players representing Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ), SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory , Sandia National Laboratories/CA and Facebook...
Science on Saturday

Media Advisory: 'Science on Saturday' lecture to show proteins in action through action movies

Feb. 1, 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 first lecture in the 2018 Science on Saturday series. The series theme is “Marvelous...

DOE's HPC4Manufacturing program seeks industry proposals for energy advances

Feb. 1, 2018 -  
The Department of Energy ( DOE ) on Feb. 1 announced up to $3 million will be available to U.S. manufacturers for public/private projects aimed at applying high performance computing to industry challenges for the advancement of energy innovation. The funding represents the latest round of...

Scientists discover ideal material for smart windows that convert sunlight to electricity

Jan. 30, 2018 -  
Imagine a smart window that becomes transparent when it is dark or cool but darkens when the sun is bright, converting that sunlight into electricity. Typical smart windows absorb or reflect sunlight without actually converting the solar energy into a useful form. However, the new photovoltaic...
For article Lab earns DOE grant for collaboration to improve growth, efficiency of biofuel-producing algae

Lab earns DOE grant for collaboration to improve growth, efficiency of biofuel-producing algae

Jan. 29, 2018 -  
The Department of Energy has awarded Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) a three-year, $1.5 million grant to improve the growth and efficiency of biofuel-producing algae through the alteration of their microbiomes. The work, which is led at LLNL by Xavier Mayali and Ty Samo in the...

Alan Hidy's global travels lead to a CAMS career

Jan. 22, 2018 -  
The bookcase in Alan Hidy’s office is loaded with carefully labeled bags of rocks -- some the size of a fist, others pulverized into dust. The granite in these bags is destined for isotope ratio measurement at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's Center for Accelerator Mass Spectrometry ( CAMS...
For article Concussion study may ‘change the game’

Concussion study may ‘change the game’

Jan. 19, 2018 -  
Researchers have identified evidence of early chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) brain pathology after head impact -- even in the absence of signs of concussion. Early indicators of CTE pathology not only persisted long after injury but also spread through the brain, providing the best evidence...
For article Former LLNL physicist honored by Uppsala University for research with intense X-ray pulses

Former LLNL physicist honored by Uppsala University for research with intense X-ray pulses

Jan. 18, 2018 -  
Henry Chapman, who worked at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) from 1996 to 2007, will be presented on Jan. 26 with an honorary doctorate by Sweden's Uppsala University for his work on developing techniques for imaging and crystallography with intense X-ray pulses. In addition to...

Looking to the sun to create hydrogen fuel

Jan. 17, 2018 -  
When Lawrence Livermore scientist Tadashi Ogitsu leased a hydrogen fuel-cell car in 2017, he knew that his daily commute would change forever. There are no greenhouse gases that come out of the tailpipe, just a bit of water vapor. The market for hydrogen cars is growing. According to a recent...

DOE announces first awardees for new HPC4Materials for 'Severe Environments'

Jan. 11, 2018 -  
The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE) today announced the funding of $450,000 for the first two private-public partnerships under a brand-new initiative aimed at discovering, designing and scaling up production of novel materials for severe environments. The projects are the...

DOE announces funding for new HPC4Manufacturing industry projects

Jan. 11, 2018 -  
The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) today announced the funding of $1.87 million for seven new industry projects under an ongoing initiative designed to utilize DOE’s high-performance computing (HPC) resources and expertise to advance U.S. manufacturing and clean-...

LLNL’s 2017 Year-in-Review hits your browser

Jan. 11, 2018 -  
Lawrence Livermore 's month-by-month highlights from 2017 are available online in the 2017 Year in Review edition of Newsline (a 43-page .pdf doc.). As in the past, listings are in four categories: Science and Technology; People; Operations; and Awards and Recognition. The 2017 Year in Review will...
science on saturday

Lab's popular Science on Saturday lecture series returns with a look at marvelous machines

Jan. 10, 2018 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's ( LLNL ) popular lecture series, "Science on Saturday," returns Feb. 3 and runs through Feb. 24 at the Bankhead Theater, located at 2400 First St. in Livermore. The series will offer four different lectures with the theme “Marvelous Machines.” Each lecture...

Meteorites reveal story of Martian climate

Jan. 9, 2018 -  
Liquid water is not stable on Mars’ surface because the planet’s atmosphere is too thin and temperatures are too cold. However, at one time Mars hosted a warm and wet surface environment that may have been conducive to life. A significant unanswered question in planetary science is when Mars...