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Amber waves bring cooler temps

May 4, 2001 - Researchers in the Lab’s Atmospheric Science Division have demonstrated a cooling of up to 2-degrees Fahrenheit over land between 1000 and 1900 AD as a result of changes from natural vegetation, such as forests, to agriculture. Through...

Stanford-Lab team concludes North Korea’s framework compliance...

May 4, 2001 - A joint Stanford University-Laboratory team of scientists, nuclear engineers and arms control experts has concluded in a new study that North Korea’s compliance with the 1994 Agreed Framework can be verified to a satisfactory degree of accuracy....

Powell earns posthumous distinction of optical fellow

May 4, 2001 - Howard Powell, a longtime Lab laser researcher who died last November, has been elected a fellow of the American Optical Society. This is the first time in the society’s history that fellowship has been bestowed posthumously. Powell was...

Congressman spotlights Asian contributions to government

May 4, 2001 - Congressman Robert Underwood of Guam will present “Celebrating the Contributions of Asian Pacific Americans in Federal Government” from 10-11 a.m. Monday, May 7, in the Bldg. 123 auditorium. Underwood has taken leadership on issues important to the Asian...

LAB RESEARCHER HOWARD POWELL ELECTED FIRST POSTHUMOUS FELLOW OF...

May 3, 2001 - LIVERMORE, Calif. — Howard Powell, a long-time Lab laser researcher who died last November, has been elected a Fellow of the American Optical Society. This is the first time in the society’s history that fellowship has been granted posthumously. Powell was recognized by the society "for...

Survey will be released to employees on May 29

April 27, 2001 - A comprehensive survey to get input on and gauge workforce climate and needs, recruitment, retention, diversity and other issues is scheduled to be available for employees to take on May 29. The survey has been developed in conjunction with International...

Energy secretary speaks out against racial profiling

April 27, 2001 - “Through the committed and dedicated efforts of its employees, the Department of Energy plays a critical role in securing America’s economic and national security. Many individuals of diverse backgrounds devote their careers and lives to contribute to the...

Tarter says FY2002 budget could hinder threat reduction work

April 27, 2001 - A strongly supported Stockpile Stewardship Program is needed to ensure the safety, security and reliability of the nation’s nuclear arsenal over the long term, Director Bruce Tarter told the Senate Committee on Armed Services Wednesday. Likewise, strong and...

Lab gives Keck a protective coat

April 27, 2001 - Two Lab scientists, Jesse Wolfe of Electronics Engineering Technology Division, and Norman Thomas of Chemistry & Material Sciences, together with their team of supporters, have patented a new ultra-thin silver coating for mirrors, which is proving to...

Lab caveman’s tunnel vision leads to regional rescue efforts

April 27, 2001 - Like most engineers and scientists working at the Lab, Mark Bowers spends a good deal of time “in the dark” before finding the right approach. But for Bowers, long hours inside a dark chamber are also a natural part of his off-duty hobby and passion —...

Researchers Prove Past Cooling Trend Caused By Move From Forests...

April 23, 2001 - LIVERMORE, Calif.—Researchers in Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Atmospheric Science Division have demonstrated a cooling of up to 2-degree Fahrenheit over land between 1000 and 1900 AD as a result of changes from natural vegetation, such as forests, to agriculture. Through climate...

Fusion of lab efforts on W80 work

April 20, 2001 - Los Alamos, Lawrence Livermore and Sandia national laboratories will “utilize the full breadth” of their assets to meet stewardship requirements for the W80 warhead, under terms of an agreement approved by the National Nuclear Security Administration...

Lab names 2001 Teller Fellowship recipients

April 20, 2001 - Pioneering advances in astronomy, environmental remediation, human genomics and physics critical to stockpile stewardship earned four Laboratory scientists Edward Teller Fellowships for 2001. With Director Emeritus Edward Teller looking on, Claire Max of...

Introducing Integrated Safeguards and Security

April 20, 2001 - Great science and security can and must work together to effectively carry out LLNL’s mission. Security issues touch upon almost every aspect of our work including proper protection of classified material, information and computer networks, proprietary and...

Lab Wins EPA’s Greening the Government Award

April 20, 2001 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory as a "champion of green government." Recycling materials from lab projects has earned the Lab the EPA’s Greening the Government Award — recognition and appreciation of individuals and groups that go "...

Ground Motion From Nearby Earthquakes Hazardous For Flexible...

April 19, 2001 - LIVERMORE, Calif. — Information gathered from recent major earthquakes such as those in Turkey and Taiwan in 1999 shows that large ground displacements near dislocating faults can have potentially damaging effects on flexible structures such as long-span bridges and high-rise buildings. The...

Ombudsman Jeremy Wu returning to Laboratory to meet with...

April 6, 2001 - Jeremy Wu, the Department of Energy’s national ombudsman, will return to the Laboratory for a town hall meeting at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, in the Bldg. 123 auditorium. All employees are invited. Wu will describe the latest efforts and observations of...

EUVL partnership makes its stand

April 6, 2001 - Members of industry, government and the news media gathered at Sandia National Laboratories/ Livermore this week to mark completion of the first full-scale prototype lithography machine for making computer chips using extreme ultraviolet (EUV)...

Workers return after gas leak in Bldg. 511

April 6, 2001 - Five employees have returned to work after a minor leak of an industrial chemical gas Wednesday afternoon sent them to Valley Care hospital for observation for possible chemical inhalation. They were released Wednesday evening. The accident...

Employee survey enters the final stages of review; distribution...

April 6, 2001 - In his Director’s column in the Jan. 12 issue of Newsline, Director Bruce Tarter announced several workforce challenges on which he would focus in 2001. An important element is a comprehensive employee survey to help define the Lab’s path forward to meet...