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NIF transport amplifies success

Oct. 19, 2001 - On the evening of Sept. 26, as part of an integrated test of the transport system, the first amplifier slab line-replaceable-unit (LRU) was installed into the National Ignition Facility. “There was a proud moment when the LRU was inserted,” said Gina...

Phylos Announces Strategic Collaboration With Lawrence Livermore...

Oct. 11, 2001 - LEXINGTON, MA— Phylos, Inc. has partnered today with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to develop high throughput methods for protein production to create research reagents and microarrays that may be used to design new drugs or disease diagnostic tools. Under the terms of this...

Gordon praises NNSA security efforts

Oct. 5, 2001 - Following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, NNSA Administrator John Gordon told employees they should keep three goals in mind: “protect ourselves, accomplish our mission, and help others.” Gordon addressed employees at all NNSA field offices, labs, and...

Partnership targets proteins to design new drugs

Oct. 5, 2001 - Phylos, Inc. is partnering with the Laboratory to develop high throughput methods for protein production to create research reagents and microarrays that may be used to design new drugs or disease diagnostic tools. Under the terms of this collaboration, a...

Jens Mahler named acting Engineering AD

Oct. 5, 2001 - Director Bruce Tarter has named Jens Mahler as acting associate director for Engineering, to hold the position being vacated by Associate Director Spiros Dimolitsas. “Jens will do an excellent job as acting AD,” Dimolitsas said. “He is a seasoned...

Team co-chairs seek members to tackle survey focus areas

Oct. 5, 2001 - Action teams that will analyze the results of the employee survey, “Assessing the Workplace,” and make recommendations to improve seven focus areas are being formed by the Survey Action Steering Committee. Nominations for employees to serve on the action teams...

Court orders release of Lab’s pay equity study

Oct. 5, 2001 - A Laboratory study on pay equity for women and minority employees is about to be made public. Recently, the Alameda County Superior Court ruled that a set of internal pay equity studies conducted by the Laboratory during the 1993-99 time frame should...

PSOs step up efforts to stay on guard

Oct. 5, 2001 - While most of the Lab’s workforce has returned to some semblance of normalcy following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and subsequent U.S. actions, one group remains at a heightened state of alert: the officers of the Protective Force Division....

Lab technologies take top honors

Oct. 5, 2001 - A revolutionary technique for discovering genes, an advance for marking safety-critical parts and a new process for producing laser glass that is 20 times faster than previous methods netted awards for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers...

Scramjet technology may be a propellant for hypersonic flight

Oct. 5, 2001 - Hypersonic flight has long intrigued Lab aeronautical engineer Preston Carter. His HyperSoar concept for an aircraft that would fly at 6,700 miles per hour — fast enough to get you anywhere on the globe in less than two hours — won wide-spread attention...

Ellen Raber to Head Livermore Lab Environmental Protection...

Oct. 5, 2001 - LIVERMORE, Calif — Ellen Raber has been named to lead Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's Environmental Protection Department. The appointment was effective October 1. Formerly the department's deputy leader, Raber has been serving as acting department head since July 1. The...

Lawrence Livermore Researchers Garner Three Awards for Top...

Oct. 4, 2001 - LIVERMORE, Calif – A revolutionary technique for discovering genes, an advance for marking safety critical parts and a new process for producing laser glass that is 20 times faster than previous methods netted awards for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers. The three teams of...

Employees, organizations rally to raise funds to help Sept. 11...

Sept. 28, 2001 - Lab employees, well known for their charitable giving each year in the HOME Campaign, are spearheading a number of grassroots efforts to help the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Here’s a sample of the outpouring of support from Lab employees...

Boeing hails Lab team’s work on missile defense

Sept. 28, 2001 - A remote sensor suite that will help verify the effectiveness of a ballistic missile defense system has earned a team of Laboratory scientists and engineers an award from Boeing. The remote optical characterization sensor suite (ROCSS), based on the...

Airport security looks to Laboratory for expertise on X-ray...

Sept. 28, 2001 - In the Engineering directorate, Harry Martz is the director of the Center for Nondestructive Characterization (CNDC), but he has found himself in the national spotlight recently as a member of the National Academy of Science (NAS) Committee on Assessment...

Laser casts new light on defense

Sept. 28, 2001 - Laboratory and U.S. Army officials today un-veiled a 10-kilowatt Solid State Heat Capacity Laser (SSHCL) that could demonstrate a new short-range air and missile-defense capability. The 10-kW system is the highest average power single-beam solid-state...

Search Of Galactic Halo Yields A Treasure Trove Of Variable Stars

Sept. 26, 2001 - LIVERMORE, Calif.--A project supported by the United States Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) to determine the nature of dark matter in the halo of the Milky Way has yielded a treasure trove of data on 73 million stars, many of them variable. This database,...

Digital Mammography System Aided By Collaboration With Livermore...

Sept. 26, 2001 - LIVERMORE, Calif. – A Denver, Colo. company that worked with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers announced Tuesday that it has received Food & Drug Administration approval for its digital mammography system. Fischer Imaging Corporation partnered with LLNL from 1993 to 1996...

U.S. facing tough choices on terrorism

Sept. 21, 2001 - By Don Johnston Newsline staff writer In the wake of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington Sept. 11, the nation is going to have to face some “uncomfortable options” in domestic and foreign...

Annual salary review under way

Sept. 21, 2001 - Salary Chart The annual October Salary Review for Laboratory employees is now under way. The review process is scheduled to run through noon on Oct. 16, when all salary actions must be finalized. Both biweekly and monthly paid...