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MMED a one-stop shop for materials that matter

July 13, 2001 -  
How do those fast-growth KDP crystals become transformed into high precision flat optics for NIF? When the Medical Technology Program needs precision micro-machined tubing to build their breast cancer-detecting Smart Probes, who do they call? Who diamond-turns myriad optics, from a few millimeters...

Love labors to put end to current cancer treatments

July 13, 2001 -  
UCLA professor and noted breast cancer specialist Susan Love envisions a time in the not too distant future when breast cancer — and especially today's treatment of it — will be a thing of the past. “I'm very, very excited. We're heading into a whole new era with breast cancer. I think we can...

DNA link between man and mouse

July 13, 2001 -  
Earlier this year, researchers mapping the human genome estimated that human DNA contains about 30,000 genes. Now, based on the first-ever look at comparable sections of human and mouse DNA, a team of Walnut Creek-based Joint Genome Institute (JGI) scientists has confirmed that estimate as roughly...

Tarter, Wadsworth thank employees for survey turnout

July 6, 2001 -  
The 2001 Assessing the Workplace Survey administration period ended last Friday. More than 70 percent of Laboratory employees completed and submitted surveys. “I am very pleased with this response,” Director Bruce Tarter said. “I want to thank employees for taking the survey to tell us what they...

Employees asked to provide input on improving security

July 6, 2001 -  
Safeguards and Security is looking for a few good employees — to give suggestions on improving security at the Lab. The Integrated Safeguards and Security Management (ISSM) program is progressing toward implementation at the Lab, and the current phase is centered on employee input. “The pilot...

Science, operations rated excellent

July 6, 2001 -  
The Laboratory maintained an overall performance rating of a high “excellent” from the Department of Energy and showed significant improvement in scores for NIF, Laboratory Management, and Safeguards and Security. The annual assessment, covering the period Oct. 1, 1999 to Sept. 30, 2000, includes...

Breast cancer specialist Susan Love to share latest research at DDLS

July 6, 2001 -  
Nationally recognized breast cancer specialist Dr. Susan Love will speak at the Lab on Tuesday, July 10, at 1 p.m. in the Bldg. 123 auditorium, as part of the Director’s Distinguished Lecturer Series. (Please note the corrected time.) Director Bruce Tarter invites all employees to attend this talk...

With First Comparative Look at Human and Mouse DNA, Joint Genome Institute Team Confirms Gene Estimate

July 5, 2001 -  
LIVERMORE - Earlier this year, researchers mapping the human genome estimated that human DNA contains about 30,000 genes. Now, based on the first-ever look at comparable sections of human and mouse DNA, a team of Walnut Creek-based Joint Genome Institute (JGI) scientists has confirmed that estimate...

RESEARCHERS DETERMINE GLOBAL WARMING DURING THE 20th CENTURY MAY BE SLIGHTLY LARGER THAN EARLIER ESTIMATES

July 2, 2001 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif.-- Researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory who examined effects of gaps in temperature measurements during the 20th century have concluded that global warming during that time period may have been slightly larger than the previously estimated value of roughly 0.6...

Laser/plasma physicist Mordy Rosen named winner of Edward Teller Medal

June 29, 2001 -  
Laser/plasma physicist Mordy Rosen is one of two recipients of the prestigious Edward Teller Medal for 2001. The award was announced this week by the American Nuclear Society. Rosen was named along with Professor Stefano Atzeni of the University of Rome “La Sapienza” and the Italian National...

Lab helps SLAC get to the heart of the matter

June 29, 2001 -  
The search to resolve a long-standing mystery of particle physics has reached a milestone with publication of the first results from the B Factory experiment at Stanford University’s Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC). Lab scientists played a key role in analyzing the data from the experiment...

Today is your last chance for completing your copy of the employee survey

June 29, 2001 -  
Today is the final day to complete the employee survey, “Assessing the Workplace.” The online survey comes to a close at the end of the day. If you have filled out the survey, thank you. If you have not filled out your survey, you can access the Website at https://www.isrsurveys. org/llnl.gov . The...

NEW DISCOVERIES IN THE PROCESS OF BONE, SHELL GROWTH

June 25, 2001 -  
New research on the process biological organisms use to modify crystal shape and growth, forming such complex structures as bones, eggshells and seashells, is detailed in the most recent issue of the science journal, Nature. Christine Orme of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is the lead...

LIVERMORE LAB HOSTS FAMILY SAFETY AND HEALTH FAIR

June 25, 2001 -  
Who: Demonstrations for employee family members and local community: fire safety and first aid; health information and health evaluations such as blood pressure and cholesterol checks; ergonomics, animal safety, pool safety and firearms safety; safety-related giveaways; bike checks from the...

Scientists bone up on calcite research

June 22, 2001 -  
A Lab team’s new research on the process biological organisms use to modify crystal shape and growth, forming such complex structures as bones, eggshells and seashells, is detailed in the most recent issue of the science journal, Nature. Christine Orme of Chemistry and Materials Science is the lead...

DDLS spotlights ways to explore the universe using laser interferometer

June 22, 2001 -  
Barry Barish, professor of physics at the California Institute of Technology, will talk about the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, as part of the Director’s Distinguished Lecturer series. The talk begins at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, in the Bldg. 123 auditorium. Director Bruce...

Today is your last chance to submit survey booklets

June 22, 2001 -  
Today is the last day to mail your booklets for the employee survey, “Assessing the Workplace.’’ If you are filling out the survey online, you still have until June 29. Both deadlines were recently extended to give more employees time to complete the survey, as well as accommodate for a series for...

Cooper wins DOE’s highest honor

June 15, 2001 -  
Dave Cooper, former AD for Computation, has received DOE’s highest civilian recognition, the Distinguished Associate Award. The award was presented to Cooper in May by Dave Crandall, head of Research and Simulation for NNSA, in Washington, D.C., during a meeting of the President’s Information...

Deadlines are extended; take your survey — please!

June 15, 2001 -  
The deadlines for the employee survey, “Assessing the Workplace,” are being extended. The deadline for mailing booklets is now June 22. The online survey will be available through June 29. The deadlines are being extended to allow more time to complete the survey. In order for the results of this...

Lab to assist in secure communication links through DARPA initiative

June 15, 2001 -  
Under a new Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) initiative, the Laboratory is teaming with academic institutions and industry to develop powerful new capabilities for multi-gigabit per second, secure, free-space communication links and aberration-free three-dimensional imaging and...