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News Briefs: July 31, 2009

July 31, 2009- 
DDLS speaker to focus on climate change Robert Socolow, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and co-director of The Carbon Mitigation Initiative at Princeton University, will present "Technology, Policy and Values for Living in a Greenhouse," at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3, in the Bldg. 123 auditorium. The growing prosperity of our species and the smallness of our planet...

News Briefs: July 31, 2009

July 31, 2009- 
DDLS speaker to focus on climate change Robert Socolow, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and co-director of The Carbon Mitigation Initiative at Princeton University, will present "Technology, Policy and Values for Living in a Greenhouse," at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3, in the Bldg. 123 auditorium. The growing prosperity of our species and the smallness of our planet...

Storied hawk's return to Site 300 a good omen

July 31, 2009- 
Print friendly A hawk’s return can be significant news. The "Global Hawk," an unmanned aircraft from Edwards Air force Base flown 4,000-plus hours in support of combat operations in Iraq, has recently returned. Red Sox fans, observing a red-tailed hawk perched at Fenway Park on opening day, find the sighting prophetic for the season ahead. The term has the ability to suggest powerful...

Storied hawk's return to Site 300 a good omen

July 31, 2009- 
Print friendly A hawk’s return can be significant news. The "Global Hawk," an unmanned aircraft from Edwards Air force Base flown 4,000-plus hours in support of combat operations in Iraq, has recently returned. Red Sox fans, observing a red-tailed hawk perched at Fenway Park on opening day, find the sighting prophetic for the season ahead. The term has the ability to suggest powerful...

Designing water-wise native landscapes

July 24, 2009- 
Does your garden look ho-hum?  Have you recently purchased a new home and can't decide on the type of landscape to choose?Consider California natives and drought- tolerant plants. Water conservation has become a key component in our everyday lives.  By using native plants you can create an oasis with very little water and maintenance compared to traditional gardens.Once established, the...

Designing water-wise native landscapes

July 24, 2009- 
Does your garden look ho-hum?  Have you recently purchased a new home and can't decide on the type of landscape to choose?Consider California natives and drought- tolerant plants. Water conservation has become a key component in our everyday lives.  By using native plants you can create an oasis with very little water and maintenance compared to traditional gardens.Once established, the...

Designing water-wise native landscapes

July 24, 2009- 
Does your garden look ho-hum?  Have you recently purchased a new home and can't decide on the type of landscape to choose?Consider California natives and drought- tolerant plants. Water conservation has become a key component in our everyday lives.  By using native plants you can create an oasis with very little water and maintenance compared to traditional gardens.Once established, the...

Designing water-wise native landscapes

July 24, 2009- 
Does your garden look ho-hum?  Have you recently purchased a new home and can't decide on the type of landscape to choose?Consider California natives and drought- tolerant plants. Water conservation has become a key component in our everyday lives.  By using native plants you can create an oasis with very little water and maintenance compared to traditional gardens.Once established, the...

Former Lab postdoc earns presidential award

July 24, 2009- 
Lynford Goddard, a former postdoc in the Lab's Engineering Directorate, admits he was "speechless" and "bouncing off the walls with excitement" when he first learned he was named by President Obama as a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).The prestigious award is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on young professionals in the...

Part Two: Serving in Iraq

July 24, 2009- 
(Editor's note: This is the second and concluding article in the two-part series paying tribute to the more than 45 Laboratory employees who have served in the military in Afghanistan, Iraq and other hot spots. The first article ran in the Friday, July 17 edition of Newsline. ) Even though one served in Iraq and one served in Kuwait for the Iraq War, Lab employees Lee Gillette and...

Part Two: Serving in Iraq

July 24, 2009- 
(Editor's note: This is the second and concluding article in the two-part series paying tribute to the more than 45 Laboratory employees who have served in the military in Afghanistan, Iraq and other hot spots. The first article ran in the Friday, July 17 edition of Newsline. ) Even though one served in Iraq and one served in Kuwait for the Iraq War, Lab employees Lee Gillette and...

Part Two: Serving in Iraq

July 24, 2009- 
(Editor's note: This is the second and concluding article in the two-part series paying tribute to the more than 45 Laboratory employees who have served in the military in Afghanistan, Iraq and other hot spots. The first article ran in the Friday, July 17 edition of Newsline. ) Even though one served in Iraq and one served in Kuwait for the Iraq War, Lab employees Lee Gillette and...

Part Two: Serving in Iraq

July 24, 2009- 
(Editor's note: This is the second and concluding article in the two-part series paying tribute to the more than 45 Laboratory employees who have served in the military in Afghanistan, Iraq and other hot spots. The first article ran in the Friday, July 17 edition of Newsline. ) Even though one served in Iraq and one served in Kuwait for the Iraq War, Lab employees Lee Gillette and...

Part Two: Serving in Iraq

July 24, 2009- 
(Editor's note: This is the second and concluding article in the two-part series paying tribute to the more than 45 Laboratory employees who have served in the military in Afghanistan, Iraq and other hot spots. The first article ran in the Friday, July 17 edition of Newsline. ) Even though one served in Iraq and one served in Kuwait for the Iraq War, Lab employees Lee Gillette and...

Part Two: Serving in Iraq

July 24, 2009- 
(Editor's note: This is the second and concluding article in the two-part series paying tribute to the more than 45 Laboratory employees who have served in the military in Afghanistan, Iraq and other hot spots. The first article ran in the Friday, July 17 edition of Newsline. ) Even though one served in Iraq and one served in Kuwait for the Iraq War, Lab employees Lee Gillette and...

Part Two: Serving in Iraq

July 24, 2009- 
(Editor's note: This is the second and concluding article in the two-part series paying tribute to the more than 45 Laboratory employees who have served in the military in Afghanistan, Iraq and other hot spots. The first article ran in the Friday, July 17 edition of Newsline. ) Even though one served in Iraq and one served in Kuwait for the Iraq War, Lab employees Lee Gillette and...

Part Two: Serving in Iraq

July 24, 2009- 
(Editor's note: This is the second and concluding article in the two-part series paying tribute to the more than 45 Laboratory employees who have served in the military in Afghanistan, Iraq and other hot spots. The first article ran in the Friday, July 17 edition of Newsline. ) Even though one served in Iraq and one served in Kuwait for the Iraq War, Lab employees Lee Gillette and...

Lab's research academy teacher wins award

July 24, 2009- 
When Dave Menshew was in college, he tutored students in science. Later, he volunteered in juvenile hall, working with troubled teens. He was continuously told that he 'had a knack' and was 'a natural teacher'.So, it was no surprise when he decided some 15 years ago, to sell his chain of convenience stores and prepare for another career – this one in science teaching.Today he not only is...

LLNL projects earn eight 'Oscars of invention'

July 24, 2009- 
LLNL researchers have been honored with eight awards among the top 100 industrial innovations worldwide in 2008, representing advanced technologies with commercial potential.These are the most awards the Laboratory has ever won in the annual R&D 100 competition. The previous LLNL record of seven awards was reached five times — in 1987, 1988, 1997, 1998 and 2006.The eight technologies...

LLNL projects earn eight 'Oscars of invention'

July 24, 2009- 
LLNL researchers have been honored with eight awards among the top 100 industrial innovations worldwide in 2008, representing advanced technologies with commercial potential.These are the most awards the Laboratory has ever won in the annual R&D 100 competition. The previous LLNL record of seven awards was reached five times — in 1987, 1988, 1997, 1998 and 2006.The eight technologies...