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DOE Joint Genome Institute and Diversa Corp. Announce Large-Scale Microbial Sequencing Collaboration

May 5, 2003 -  
Uncultured microbial gene sequences from diverse ecosystems to provide basis for scientific discovery and product development WALNUT CREEK, CA, and SAN DIEGO, CA – The U.S. Department of Energy’s Joint Genome Institute (JGI) and Diversa Corporation (Nasdaq: DVSA) today announced a collaboration to...

Livermore Researchers Discover Uncertainties in Climate Satellite Data Hamper Detection of Global Warming

May 1, 2003 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. — Using a new analysis of satellite temperature measurements, scientists from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have determined that uncertainties in satellite data are a significant factor in studies attempting to detect human effects on climate . Since 1979, Microwave...

Statement by Michael Anastasio on DOE announcement

April 30, 2003 -  
Today's decision on the LANL contract is a testament to the hard work of Los Alamos, the University of California and Livermore over the past few months. We are pleased that DOE chose to keep UC as the manager of LANL through the remainder of the existing contract. While today's decision did not...

Technologies Employed in Space Search for Supernovae Provide a Boost in Fighting Terrorism on Earth

April 17, 2003 -  
Detection technologies developed to search for black holes and supernovae in space have a new down-to-earth application – helping to fight terrorism. The same technologies used to study astrophysics phenomena at the edge of the universe are also being adapted to search for faint emissions from...

Cell Phone Doubles as Radiation Detector; Lawrence Livermore Dedicates New Center

April 17, 2003 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. — In the future, customs agents, police and other workers could carry cell phones that double as radiation detectors and serve as part of a vast, nationwide detection network. This device and more than a dozen other advanced technologies to detect clandestine nuclear materials or...

Scientists Urge Development of Non-CO2 Emitting Energy Sources to Avoid Risk of Dangerous Climate Change

March 27, 2003 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. — A climate scientist from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in collaboration with researchers from the University of Illinois and New York University have determined that without large-scale development and deployment of carbon dioxide-emission-free energy technologies, the...

Livermore and Sandia begin construction for controlling access to East Avenue between Vasco and Greenville

March 14, 2003 -  
Construction work in preparation for controlling access to East Avenue between Vasco and Greenville roads will begin in the next few weeks. Closing the stretch of East Avenue between Lawrence Livermore and Sandia national labs to the general public and controlling access is scheduled to begin this...

Laboratory Astrophysicist Discovers New Source of High-Energy Neutrinos

March 7, 2003 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. — A Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory astrophysicist, working with an international group of researchers, has discovered that high-energy neutrinos — particles that rarely interact with other matter — are produced in the accretion discs of neutron stars in amounts significant...

Two Livermore Scientists to be Inducted into Alameda County Women's Hall of Fame

Feb. 28, 2003 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. — Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists, Claire Max and Ellen Raber, are two of nine awardees to be inducted into the Alameda County Women’s Hall of Fame. The Alameda County Board of Supervisors, the Alameda County Health Care Foundation and the Commission on the...

Livermore Engineers Use Computer Simulations to Illustrate Impacts of Bomb Blasts on Infrastructure

Feb. 16, 2003 -  
DENVER, Colo. — Using advanced computing capabilities, engineers from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory will illustrate some of the issues that arise when mitigating the effects of bomb blast on the constructed environment. Since the attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and at...

Researchers Determine Australia's "Great Barrier Reef" Negatively Affected By European Immigration

Feb. 13, 2003 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. – The question of whether European settlement in Australia has affected the Great Barrier Reef may finally have been answered. The answer is “yes,” according to a team of scientists, writing in this week’s science journal Nature. By studying the geochemistry of coral in the Great...

Two Laboratory Researchers Named AAAS Fellows

Feb. 13, 2003 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. — A former manager and one current researcher at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have been named 2002 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Jeff Wadsworth, former deputy director for Science & Technology and former associate director of...

Livermore Scientist Reports on Staged Development of the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository

Feb. 13, 2003 -  
DENVER, Colo. — A Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientist, who is also a member of the National Academy of Sciences’ National Research Council, on Tuesday will give a progress report on the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository at the 2003 meeting of the American Association for the...

Multi-Laboratory Team Wins Excellence Award for Transferring Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography to Private Sector

Feb. 7, 2003 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. — The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer has granted the Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography (EUVL) project an Excellency in Technology Transfer award for technology that will lead to microprocessors that are tens of times faster than today’s most powerful chips...

Embargoed for Release Until 7:01 P.M. Est (4:01 P.M. Pst) Wednesday, February 5, to Coincide with Publication in the Journal of Human Reproduction

Feb. 4, 2003 -  
New Study of Healthy men Finds that Semen Quality Starts to Decline as Early as One's 20's LIVERMORE, Calif.— With each passing year, semen quality in adult men declines, suggesting that age plays a greater role in male fertility rates than previously thought, according to a new study by...

Eddy Rubin Named JGI Director

Jan. 29, 2003 -  
WALNUT CREEK, CA – Dr. Edward M. (Eddy) Rubin, an internationally known geneticist and medical researcher, has been named Director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Joint Genome Institute (JGI). Rubin was also named Director of the Genomics Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL...

Key Appointments Announced for New Homeland Security Organization at Lawrence Livermore

Jan. 13, 2003 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. — Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s new Homeland Security Organization (HSO) Director Wayne Shotts announced several strategic appointments today designed to help the nation’s war on terrorism. Six programs, charged with responsibility for developing technologies to reduce...

Astronomers Poised to Apply Novel Way to Look For ‘Comets’ Beyond Neptune

Jan. 7, 2003 -  
SEATTLE, Washington — Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory astronomers are major partners in a scientific collaboration that will conduct an extremely novel search for small, comet-like bodies in the outer solar system using four half-meter telescopes. The work was described today at the winter...

Scientists Discover Global Warming Linked to Increase in Tropopause Height Over Past Two Decades

Jan. 3, 2003 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. — Researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have discovered another fingerprint of human effects on global climate. Recent research has shown that increases in the height of the tropopause over the past two decades are directly linked to ozone depletion and...

University Of California Announces Sweeping Management Changes At Los Alamos National Laboratory

Jan. 2, 2003 -  
University of California President Richard C. Atkinson today (January 2, 2003) announced sweeping management changes at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), including the resignation of Director John C. Browne. Atkinson immediately appointed as interim director retired Vice Admiral George P. “...