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News Briefs: June 12, 2009

June 12, 2009- 
Poster symposium spotlights postdoc research LLNL’s postdoctoral researchers presented their research Wednesday at the second annual Institutional Postdoctoral Poster Symposium in the old Central Café. More than 90 poster presentations were displayed during two sessions, highlighting the most exciting research of Lab postdocs performed in the last year. "This year’s postdoc...

Firefighters extinguish small grass fire at Site 300

June 12, 2009- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. —Alameda County firefighters have extinguished a small grass fire on the Laboratory’s Site 300. The fire, estimated to be from 4-5 acres, began about 3:10 p.m. and was contained by 3:45 p.m. No structures were damaged and no injuries were reported. Fire crews will remain on site to ensure no flare ups. Site 300 is the LLNL's experimental test site, located about 17...

Firefighters contain small grass fire at Site 300

June 12, 2009- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. — Alameda County firefighters have contained a small grass fire on the Laboratory’s Site 300. The fire, estimated to be from 4-5 acres, began about 3:10 p.m. and was contained by 3:45 p.m. No structures were damaged and no injuries were reported. Mutual aid has responded. Site 300 is the LLNL’s experimental test site, located about 17 miles southeast of the Lab’s main...

Local winners fair well at Intel and state

June 5, 2009- 
View calendar of public events Two senior sweepstakes winners of the 2009 Tri-Valley Science & Engineering Fair (TVSEF) sponsored by LLNL in March attended the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2009 (Intel ISEF), May 10-15, in Reno. In addition, two junior sweepstakes winners competed at the 58th annual California State Science Fair held May 18-19, in Los...

Local winners fair well at Intel and state

June 5, 2009- 
View calendar of public events Two senior sweepstakes winners of the 2009 Tri-Valley Science & Engineering Fair (TVSEF) sponsored by LLNL in March attended the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2009 (Intel ISEF), May 10-15, in Reno. In addition, two junior sweepstakes winners competed at the 58th annual California State Science Fair held May 18-19, in Los...

Local winners fair well at Intel and state

June 5, 2009- 
View calendar of public events Two senior sweepstakes winners of the 2009 Tri-Valley Science & Engineering Fair (TVSEF) sponsored by LLNL in March attended the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2009 (Intel ISEF), May 10-15, in Reno. In addition, two junior sweepstakes winners competed at the 58th annual California State Science Fair held May 18-19, in Los...

Local winners fair well at Intel and state

June 5, 2009- 
View calendar of public events Two senior sweepstakes winners of the 2009 Tri-Valley Science & Engineering Fair (TVSEF) sponsored by LLNL in March attended the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2009 (Intel ISEF), May 10-15, in Reno. In addition, two junior sweepstakes winners competed at the 58th annual California State Science Fair held May 18-19, in Los...

News Briefs: June 5, 2009

June 5, 2009- 
Shingleton named president–elect of the AAHP Kathleen Shingleton of the Hazards Control Department has been elected president–elect of the American Academy of Health Physics (AAHP). The AAHP is the professional organization for certified health physicists and administers the health physics certification process through the American Board of Health Physics. Shingleton will serve as...

No strings attached: the fierce white-tailed kite

June 5, 2009- 
To spot this hawk, you might as well forget about the darkly colored raptor stereotype. While the white-tailed kite otherwise has features befitting these fierce predators including red eyes, a hooked beak and sharp talons, its generally bright white plumage is not typical of the Accipitridae or hawk family. Though the more typical black or brown raptor plumage provides a camouflaged...

Family Days draws more than 14,000

June 2, 2009- 
More than 14,000 employees, family and guests attended the Laboratory's Family Days Open House Saturday and Sunday. The total number of visitors was 14,435 — 8,615 on Saturday and 5,820 on Sunday. The National Ignition Facility (NIF) was one of the popular attractions with visitors waiting up to 90 minutes to tour the laser facility.A popular feature of the two-day event, particularly with...

Stellar crowd hails new era in fusion science

June 2, 2009- 
With well more than 3,000 invited guests and Lab employees in attendance, the National Ignition Facility (NIF) was officially dedicated Friday, setting into motion the next chapter of one of the country's greatest scientific assets.Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, NNSA Administrator Tom D'Agostino and Congressional reps. Ellen Tauscher, Jerry McNerney and Zoe Lofgren...

Stellar crowd hails new era in fusion science

June 2, 2009- 
With well more than 3,000 invited guests and Lab employees in attendance, the National Ignition Facility (NIF) was officially dedicated Friday, setting into motion the next chapter of one of the country's greatest scientific assets.Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, NNSA Administrator Tom D'Agostino and Congressional reps. Ellen Tauscher, Jerry McNerney and Zoe Lofgren...

Stellar crowd hails new era in fusion science

June 2, 2009- 
With well more than 3,000 invited guests and Lab employees in attendance, the National Ignition Facility (NIF) was officially dedicated Friday, setting into motion the next chapter of one of the country's greatest scientific assets.Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, NNSA Administrator Tom D'Agostino and Congressional reps. Ellen Tauscher, Jerry McNerney and Zoe Lofgren...

Stellar crowd hails new era in fusion science

June 2, 2009- 
With well more than 3,000 invited guests and Lab employees in attendance, the National Ignition Facility (NIF) was officially dedicated Friday, setting into motion the next chapter of one of the country's greatest scientific assets.Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, NNSA Administrator Tom D'Agostino and Congressional reps. Ellen Tauscher, Jerry McNerney and Zoe Lofgren...

Stellar crowd hails new era in fusion science

June 2, 2009- 
With well more than 3,000 invited guests and Lab employees in attendance, the National Ignition Facility (NIF) was officially dedicated Friday, setting into motion the next chapter of one of the country's greatest scientific assets.Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, NNSA Administrator Tom D'Agostino and Congressional reps. Ellen Tauscher, Jerry McNerney and Zoe Lofgren...

Stellar crowd hails new era in fusion science

June 2, 2009- 
With well more than 3,000 invited guests and Lab employees in attendance, the National Ignition Facility (NIF) was officially dedicated Friday, setting into motion the next chapter of one of the country's greatest scientific assets.Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, NNSA Administrator Tom D'Agostino and Congressional reps. Ellen Tauscher, Jerry McNerney and Zoe Lofgren...

NIF symposium covers evolution of laser fusion

June 2, 2009- 
To mark the dedication of the National Ignition Facility (NIF), the Laboratory hosted a special technical symposium on Thursday, May 28, at the Robert Livermore Community Center.The symposium, "ICF Lasers, Fusion and Other Applications — Past, Present and Future," looked at the history of lasers and inertial confinement fusion (ICF) research at Livermore and highlighted the contributions of...

NIF symposium covers evolution of laser fusion

June 2, 2009- 
To mark the dedication of the National Ignition Facility (NIF), the Laboratory hosted a special technical symposium on Thursday, May 28, at the Robert Livermore Community Center.The symposium, "ICF Lasers, Fusion and Other Applications — Past, Present and Future," looked at the history of lasers and inertial confinement fusion (ICF) research at Livermore and highlighted the contributions of...

NIF symposium covers evolution of laser fusion

June 2, 2009- 
To mark the dedication of the National Ignition Facility (NIF), the Laboratory hosted a special technical symposium on Thursday, May 28, at the Robert Livermore Community Center.The symposium, "ICF Lasers, Fusion and Other Applications — Past, Present and Future," looked at the history of lasers and inertial confinement fusion (ICF) research at Livermore and highlighted the contributions of...

'Dawn' of new era for computing partnership

June 2, 2009- 
The partnership that has dominated high-performance computing for more than a decade was celebrated last week in a ceremony dedicating the Laboratory's latest supercomputer, Dawn.The dedication in the Terascale Simulation Facility was attended by representatives from the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), the three national weapons laboratories, Lawrence Berkeley National...