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LLNL finds reason behind defects in 3D printing

Aug. 1, 2017 -  
High-speed images of a common laser-based metal 3D printing process, coupled with newly updated computer models, have revealed the mechanisms behind material redistribution, a phenomenon that leads to defects in printed metal parts, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers reported...
For article  It’s something in the water: LLNL scientists extract hydrogen as potential fuel source

It’s something in the water: LLNL scientists extract hydrogen as potential fuel source

July 31, 2017 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL) scientists have developed a technique that helps extract hydrogen from water efficiently and cheaply. Hydrogen can be used as a clean fuel in fuel cells, which produce power, with water and heat as the only byproducts. As a zero-emission fuel, the...
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A friendly game of ‘capture the flag,’ cyber style

July 28, 2017 -  
Sporting names like the Indigo Tube Worms, Ultra Violet Sloths and Orange Chicken, teams of student summer interns matched wits against each other and competitors at Los Alamos National Laboratory and San Jose City College in a series of “capture the flag” challenges that tested their knowledge of...
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Registration opens Aug. 1 for annual San Joaquin ‘Expanding Your Horizons’ Conference

July 27, 2017 -  
Registration opens Aug. 1 for the 25th annual San Joaquin Expanding Your Horizons (SJEYH) Conference, scheduled for Sat., Sept. 23, at the University of the Pacific in Stockton. SJEYH is a popular daylong event, serving young women in grades 6-12, designed to increase interest in and foster...
For article Summer scholar purifies water with fibers

Summer scholar purifies water with fibers

July 26, 2017 -  
It all started for Mariana Lanzarini-Lopes as an undergraduate, cracking coconuts in the West Indies, seeing the effects of dysentery while working in a hospital in Africa and engineering a solar-powered refrigerator to keep medicine safe in Indian villages. This was the path that led the doctoral...
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Conductivity key to mapping water inside Earth

July 25, 2017 -  
Hydrogen at elevated temperature creates high electrical conductivity in the Earth’s mantle. New work by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) scientists shows the dispersal of water (incorporated as hydrogen in olivine, the most abundant mineral in the upper mantle), could account for...
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Carbon nanotubes stand at attention

July 24, 2017 -  
Just as members of a marching band align themselves for a performance, carbon nanotubes create a similar configuration. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) scientists recently used synchrotron X-ray scattering to fully capture the hierarchical structure in self-organized carbon nanotube...
For article Lab scientists dig in to geothermal systems

Lab scientists dig in to geothermal systems

July 21, 2017 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists play a significant role in a new project aimed at removing technical barriers to commercialize enhanced geothermal systems (EGS), a clean energy technology with the potential to power 100 million American homes. In the $9 million Department...
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Lab, Osaka University expand collaboration

July 21, 2017 -  
Earlier this year, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) and Japan’s Osaka University signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to conduct academic exchange in mutually agreed areas of basic science and technology. This MOU replaces a previous five-year agreement continuing the...
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Laboratory researchers recognized for accomplishments in early and mid-career

July 20, 2017 -  
Fifteen Lab scientists and engineers have been named to Lawrence Livermore's (LLNL) third annual Early and Mid-Career Recognition (EMCR) Program . “Rewarding exceptional early and mid-career employees is key to retaining and developing a world-class workforce," Laboratory Director Bill Goldstein...
For article Lab scientist earns award for plasma physics

Lab scientist earns award for plasma physics

July 19, 2017 -  
Though Dmitri Ryutov formally retired from Lawrenece Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) about a year ago, he maintains a close connection to the Lab via his visiting science professional (VSP) status. And for his work in plasma physics during his 22-year stint at LLNL and previous research at the...
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Plasma physicist earns excellence award

July 18, 2017 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) physicist Andrew MacKinnon has been awarded the John Dawson Award for Excellence in Plasma Physics Research by the American Physical Society ’s Division of Plasma Physics. The annual award recognizes a specific outstanding achievement in plasma physics...
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EPA honors LLNL’s purchasing program

July 17, 2017 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) is one of five Bay Area federal facilities recognized for improving efficiency, saving resources and reducing costs as part of the Federal Green Challenge (FGC). LLNL has made steady incremental reductions in printing paper and inks and toners since...
For article Lab scientists explore electronic properties of liquid electrolytes for energy technologies

Lab scientists explore electronic properties of liquid electrolytes for energy technologies

July 13, 2017 -  
Liquid electrolytes are essential components in a variety of emerging energy technologies, including batteries, supercapacitors and solar-to-fuel devices. “To predict and optimize the performance of these devices, a detailed understanding of the electrolytes, particularly their electronic...
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Lab scientist takes stage at World Economic Forum's annual 'meeting of the champions'

July 12, 2017 -  
The global spotlight was on Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) physicist Tammy Ma when she took the stage at the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Annual Meeting of the New Champions, recently held in Dalian, China. The theme of this year’s meeting was “Achieving Inclusive Growth in the...
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Laboratory work/life manager a 'Game Changer'

July 7, 2017 -  
Kellie Glaser, program manager for the Livermore Laboratory Employee Services Association ( LLESA ) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ), was recently announced as a 2017 Workforce Game Changers Award winner by Workforce Magazine. This international award program, now in its seventh...
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Carbon nanotubes mimic biology

July 6, 2017 -  
Proteins in lipid membranes are one of the fundamental building blocks of biological functionality. Lawrence Livermore researchers have figured out how to mimic their role using carbon nanotube porins. Using high-speed, atomic force microscopy (HS-AFM), the team showed that a new type of biomimetic...
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Laboratory looks to expand data science pipeline through internship program

July 3, 2017 -  
This summer, college students from all over the country are at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to be mentored by experts in machine learning, deep learning and big data analytics under the newly rechristened Data Science Summer Institute (DSSI) program. Previously known as Data Heroes, the...
For article National labs, industry partners prepare for new era of computing through Centers of Excellence

National labs, industry partners prepare for new era of computing through Centers of Excellence

June 30, 2017 -  
The Department of Energy’s drive toward the next generation of supercomputers, “exascale” machines capable of more than a quintillion (10 18 ) calculations per second, isn’t simply to boast about having the fastest processing machines on the planet. At Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL...
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Charcoal could limit uptake of radioactive elements into Marshall Islands food chain

June 28, 2017 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have conducted a series of laboratory and field experiments that explore the effects of adding biochar, a porous charcoal that looks like black landscaping bark, to the soil to limit the cesium (Cs) uptake into foods grown in the Marshall...