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LLNL Scientists to Present Global Warming Mitigation Tool for Ridding the Atmosphere of Excess Carbon

Dec. 12, 2001 -  
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.—Researchers from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory today will present 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...

Director Bruce Tarter to step down in 2002

Dec. 7, 2001 -  
Director Bruce Tarter today announced his intention to leave his position in 2002. His decision comes exactly seven years to the day he was named Laboratory Director by the Regents of the University of California. “Exactly seven years ago, I began my official tenure as Lab director,” said Tarter. “...

Hal Graboske announces he’ll step down as AD for Chemistry, Materials Science

Dec. 7, 2001 -  
Harold C. Graboske, associate director for Chemistry and Materials Science since 1997, will step down once the search and selection process for a new associate director has been completed. “I have been at the Lab since 1966,” said Graboske. “And I am very proud of the work we do. The Laboratory was...

Laboratory kicks off 50th anniversary plans

Dec. 7, 2001 -  
The Laboratory officially kicked off its plans to celebrate its 50th anniversary on Friday with the unveiling of a new celebration logo. Director C. Bruce Tarter unveiled the logo during a special “state of the Laboratory” presentation, in which he outlined a number of activities that will mark the...
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LLNL Kicks Off Plans to Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Dec. 7, 2001 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif — Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory officially kicked off its plans to celebrate its 50th anniversary on Friday with the unveiling of a new celebration logo. Laboratory Director C. Bruce Tarter unveiled the logo during a special "State of the Laboratory" presentation, in which...
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C. Bruce Tarter Will Step Down as LLNL Director in 2002

Dec. 7, 2001 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Lab Director C. Bruce Tarter today announced his intention to leave his position in 2002. His decision comes exactly seven years to the day he was named Laboratory Director by the Regents of the University of California. "Exactly seven years ago, I began my official...
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Hal Graboske Steps Down As Associate Director for Chemistry & Material Science

Dec. 5, 2001 -  
Harold C. Graboske, Lawrence Livermore National Lab’s Associate Director for Chemistry and Materials Science since 1997 will step down once the search and selection process for a new associate director has been completed. "I have been at the lab since 1966," said Graboske. "And I am very proud of...

Astronomers Unveil First Detection of Dark Matter Object in the Milky Way

Dec. 5, 2001 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif.—Astronomers from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, in collaboration with an international team of researchers, have directly detected and measured the properties of a gravitational microlensing event in the Milky Way. By fusing microlensing light data, high-resolution...

Latest review finds NIF continuing to make ‘excellent technical progress’

Nov. 30, 2001 -  
“The National Ignition Facility Project is making excellent technical progress,” said Willie Clark, the Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration Limited Technical Status Review Team Executive, speaking at the summary and closeout session after three days of intensive review...

Teller memoirs recall century’s defining moments

Nov. 30, 2001 -  
When looking back at some of the 20th century’s most dramatic and history-making events, there stands Edward Teller. During World War II, Teller participated in the Manhattan Project at Los Alamos as America raced Nazi Germany to build the first atomic bomb. In the war’s aftermath, he helped...

Truck device gives CHP a brake

Nov. 30, 2001 -  
Lab engineers and technicians gathered with California Gov. Gray Davis, Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown, members of the California Highway Patrol and members of the press Tuesday to unveil the Lab’s latest contribution to anti-terrorism and homeland defense — a special device to stop hijacked trucks from...

Supercomputing conference pushes the boundaries of global connectivity

Nov. 30, 2001 -  
In keeping with the theme “Beyond Boundaries,” Super Computing 2001 opened new horizons in global connectivity from the mile-high city, Denver, Colo. Participation by sites in 10 countries around the world, “from Bologna to Beijing and Anchorage to Antarctica,” in the annual conference was made...

Researchers Discover that Volcanic Eruptions Masked Global Warming During the Past 20 Years

Nov. 27, 2001 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif.— Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, who examined temperature data from 1979 to 1999, have discovered that large volcanic eruptions cooled the lower troposphere (the layer of atmosphere from the Earth’s surface to roughly 8 km above it) more than the surface,...

Governor Davis and CHP Unveil New Device to Stop Hijacked Trucks

Nov. 26, 2001 -  
Developed by engineers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Dr. Bill Wattenburg, the device allows CHP officers to safely stop a hijacked truck. An officer would strike the device, mounted on the rear of a truck, with the front bumper of a patrol car. This causes the air brakes on the...

On Demand Technology

Nov. 19, 2001 -  
IBM to Build World’s Fastest Supercomputers for U.S. Department of Energy— Approaching a Half a Quadrillion Calculations Per Second, the Machines Are More Powerful Than the World’s 500 Fastest Supercomputers Combined SUPERCOMPUTING 2002, BALTIMORE, November 19, 2002 — At a press conference later...

IBM, Lab to work on new design for Blue Gene

Nov. 16, 2001 -  
IBM last week announced a partnership with the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Agency to expand IBM’s Blue Gene research project. IBM will work with LLNL to jointly design a new supercomputer in the Blue Gene family. Called Blue Gene/L, the machine will be at least 15 times faster...

McTague lauds ‘superb’ year for lab

Nov. 16, 2001 -  
s The University of California-operated national laboratories have had an outstanding year, producing “superb science and technology” while, for the first time, the quality of management rose to comparably high levels, according to John McTague, the University’s vice president for Laboratory...

SAFE to offer advice on protecting intellectual property

Nov. 16, 2001 -  
Imagine what would happen if a U.S. company’s bread-and-butter technology was stolen by insiders, transferred to another company outside the United States, and used to create a competing product. Such a scenario isn’t difficult to imagine, because it happens all too often. The results? The U.S...

Overall Lab cancer rates lower than Bay Area norms, surveillance report finds

Nov. 16, 2001 -  
Considerably less cancer was found among Lab employees than would be expected based on Bay Area rates, according to the findings in the Health Services Department’s Cancer Surveillance Project. The project reports cancer rates among LLNL employees. Drs. Jim Seward and Mort Mendelsohn of the Lab,...

Terrorism sparks need to be SAFE

Nov. 9, 2001 -  
“We’re facing a new world” and consequently “we’re going to have to think differently,” said Terry Turchie, manager of the Laboratory’s Security Awareness for Employees (SAFE) Program. In an Oct. 30 presentation, “How to Catch Terrorists,” Turchie sought to provide employees with a better “feel”...