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Abraham learns of Lab’s subcrit work at NTS

Jan. 11, 2002 -  
MERCURY, Nev. — Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham visited the Nevada Test Site on Monday to learn about the Nevada Center for Combating Terrorism. Livermore is a partner in the center, and the Lab’s Big Explosive Experimental Facility (BEEF) is considered part of the center complex. Afterward,...

Lab’s science, security missions stand out

Jan. 7, 2002 -  
JANUARY: Science & Technology The Lab-developed "Smart Probe," a new minimally invasive diagnostic tool in the fight against breast cancer, becomes the subject of a cooperative research and development agreement with BioLuminate of San Jose. Lab researchers with the Massive Compact Halo Objects...

Events promote Lab’s dedication to ‘Making History, Making a Difference’

Jan. 7, 2002 -  
As the Lab begins its 50th year in operation, the idea of “Making History, Making a Difference” certainly applies — this landmark affords employees a chance to look back with pride at what they have accomplished, and look ahead to what the future might hold. “Making History, Making a Difference” is...

Time to celebrate 50 years of national service

Jan. 7, 2002 -  
At a time when the nation is focusing renewed attention on security, the Laboratory is marking its 50th year of national service. On Sept. 2, 1952, the Livermore branch of the University of California Radiation Laboratory began operations with a small staff and a $3.5 million budget. Throughout...
For article Lab Scientists Present Cosmic Findings To Astronomical Society

Lab Scientists Present Cosmic Findings To Astronomical Society

Jan. 7, 2002 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif — Two researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory will present preliminary findings today that show the association of unique gas flows to rapidly rotating black holes. This research is of special interest to organizations like the National Aeronautics and Space...

New Website Offers An In-Depth Look At Laboratory History

Jan. 7, 2002 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. — What was happening at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory during the 1960s, the ’70s or even the ’80s? What was the site like when the place opened its doors back in 1952? All of these answers can be found on a special new Website that becomes available to the public today...
For article LLNL Scientists Create A Virtual Star Over Hawaii For The World’s Largest Telescope

LLNL Scientists Create A Virtual Star Over Hawaii For The World’s Largest Telescope

Jan. 4, 2002 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. — Scientists from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, in collaboration with the W.M. Keck Observatory, have created a "virtual" guide star over Hawaii. The "virtual" guide star will be used with adaptive optics on the Keck II telescope to greatly increase the resolution of...

A Message From University Of California President Richard C. Atkinson

Jan. 3, 2002 -  
TO: ALL LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LABORATORY EMPLOYEES I wish to inform you of some major management changes that will be occurring at Los Alamos National Laboratory, including the resignations of Director John C. Browne and Principal Deputy Director Joe Salgado, effective January 6, 2003. I have...

NIF construction site sets new record for safety

Dec. 21, 2001 -  
On Dec. 14, the National Ignition Facility construction site set a record of one year and more than one million hours without a single lost workday injury. “This record exceeds by a wide margin previous site records and is the result of a strong team effort and serious commitment to safety by the...

HOME Campaign closes at $1.3 million

Dec. 21, 2001 -  
Employees raised more than $1.3 million to give to community charities and non-profit agencies in this year’s HOME Campaign. The fund-raising campaign, called HOME, for Helping Others More Effectively, is held each November and December. Employees contribute money to charities of their own choice...

Lab physicists named APS fellows

Dec. 21, 2001 -  
Four Lab physicists have been named fellows of the American Physical Society. Peter Beiersdorfer of V Division, Siegfried Glenzer of the National Ignition Facility, David Munro of X Division, and Karl van Bibber of the Physics and Advanced Technologies Diectorate are among the 190 new fellows named...

DNA diagnostic technique provides sharper tool for cancer detection

Dec. 21, 2001 -  
A DNA diagnostic technique developed by Laboratory scientists is expected to provide a valuable new tool to improve cancer diagnosis. The advance is described in a paper published this month in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. With this discovery, researchers can detect...

NNSA’s Brooks lauds partnership in nonproliferation

Dec. 21, 2001 -  
Ambassador Linton Brooks, NNSA’s new deputy administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation, came to the Lab for two days this week to see first-hand what Livermore does, as well as to send a message that he values the strategic partnership with the national labs. “What I’ve been doing while I’...

Four LLNL Scientists Named APS Fellows

Dec. 21, 2001 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif — Four Lawrence Livermore National Lab physicists have been named fellows of the American Physical Society. Peter Beiersdorfer, Siegfried Glenzer David Munro, and Karl van Bibber are among the 190 new fellows named this year. Each year, no more than one-half of one percent of the...

Lab Employees Raise $1.3 Million To Help Local Charities

Dec. 20, 2001 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. — Employees at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory raised more than $1.3 million to give to community charities and non-profit agencies in this year’s HOME Campaign. The fund-raising campaign, called HOME, for Helping Others More Effectively, is held each November and December...

Livermore Laboratory DNA Diagnostic Technique Could Offer More Accurate Cancer Diagnosis

Dec. 19, 2001 -  
LIVERMORE—A DNA diagnostic technique developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists is expected to provide a valuable new tool to improve cancer diagnosis. The advance is described in a paper published this month in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. With...

New possibilities unveiled in ocean storage of excess power plant emissions

Dec. 14, 2001 -  
Lab researchers have presented evidence that a new method for capturing carbon dioxide from power plants and placing it in the ocean has less impact on marine life than atmospheric carbon dioxide release or other global warming mitigation methods, such as direct injection and ocean fertilization...

Construction begun for new Isotope Sciences Facility

Dec. 14, 2001 -  
Construction on a new office building for the Chemistry and Materials Science Directorate (CMS) started the first week of December. The construction contractor has installed new security fences as a part of preparations to allow contractor access to the construction site. A construction access lane...

Committee starts the search for new CMS AD

Dec. 14, 2001 -  
In his State of the Lab talk last week, Director Bruce Tarter announced that Jeff Wadsworth, deputy director for Science and Technology, will chair the screening committee to seek and review candidates for the associate director for Chemistry and Materials Science. Hal Graboske, the current CMS AD...

Laser experiment links Lab to Mt. Diablo

Dec. 14, 2001 -  
Lab scientists and engineers will conduct communications experiments between Mount Diablo and the Laboratory to develop a wireless means of transmitting large quantities of data. The experiments are being conducted as part of the Laboratory’s Secure Air-optic Transport and Routing Network, or SATRN...