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RESEARCHERS UNRAVEL GENOME FOR 'SUPERBUG' BACTERIUM USING ONE DAY'S PRODUCTION CAPACITY

May 8, 2000 -  
WALNUT CREEK- A team of researchers has unraveled in one day'sworkload the entire genome of a harmful bacterium, dubbed the"superbug," that is a leading cause of hospital-acquiredinfections. The effort completed the first phase of genome sequencing (theshotgun sequencing phase) to a level...

LLNL's COOPER CHOSEN "PREMIER 100" INFORMATION TECHNOLOGYLEADER

May 4, 2000 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. - Dr. David M. Cooper, Associate Director forComputation and Chief Information Officer at DOE's Lawrence LivermoreNational Laboratory's has been named by Computerworld magazine as oneof the "Premier 100 Information Technology Leaders for 2000." In the May 8 issue, Cooper is one of...

Richardson Announces 160 Acres of Protected Habitat At Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

April 28, 2000 -  
Energy, Interior Departments' Partnership Creates "AmsinckiaGrandiflora Reserve" Preservation of a unique ecosystem that will provide a home tomore than 300 species of plants and 95 species of mammals, birds,reptiles and amphibians has been achieved through an agreementannounced today by Secretary...

NATIONAL IGNITION FACILITY AND GLASS VENDORS ACHIEVE CONTINUOUS MELT MILESTONE

March 31, 2000 -  
Editor Note: Photos of the new continuous meltingtechnology are available on the Internet at http://www.llnl.gov/PAO/Newsstand/articles/3-31-00-laserglass.html LIVERMORE, CA - A major laser glass milestone has been achievedfor Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's National IgnitionFacility -...

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER - AND FOR SCIENCE

March 30, 2000 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. - Now thanks to Lawrence Livermore NationalLaboratory's high-pressure physics technologies that monitor thewell-being of nuclear weapons, we can explain some mysteries ofmaterials at the center of our planet and understand the formation ofour universe better. And in the near...

LAB SCIENTISTS NAMED FELLOWS OF OPTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA

March 27, 2000 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. - Two scientists from Lawrence LivermoreNational Laboratory have been elected fellows of the Optical Societyof America. Stephen Payne, associate program leader in the Lab's Laser Scienceand Technology organization, was recognized for "sustained pioneeringcontributions to the...

BREAKTHROUGH DOE/LIVERMORE PROJECT BRINGS MEDICAL WORK TO FORMER RUSSIAN WEAPONS MANUFACTURERS

March 24, 2000 -  
MOSCOW - The Department of Energy's Lawrence Livermore NationalLaboratory (LLNL) signed a contract Wednesday with the AvangardFoundation to support the manufacture of kidney dialysis equipment atthe closed city of Sarov. This is the first time a Department ofEnergy laboratory has signed a contract...

LIVERMORE LAB ENGINEER HEADS NATIONAL ENGINEERING SOCIETY

March 3, 2000 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. - Ted Saito of the U.S. Department of Energy'sLawrence Livermore National Laboratory has been elected this year'schair of the American Association of Engineering Societies(AAES). AAES is the umbrella organization for more than 20 engineeringsocieties, representing more than a...

MEDIA STATEMENT LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL LABORATORY STATEMENT ON LEE HALL INVESTIGATION

Feb. 14, 2000 -  
During the past few days, there have been a number of mediainquiries on the possible connection between Lawrence LivermoreNational Laboratory, the National Ignition Facility and the death inOctober 1999 of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employee LeeHall. The Hall murder is a police...

FIRST IMAGES FROM NEW ORBITING OBSERVATORY CONSTRUCTED WITH HELP FROM LIVERMORE LAB

Feb. 9, 2000 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. - Scientists have received the first spaceimages and spectra from one of the world's most powerful X-raytelescopes, the new X-ray Multi Mirror-Newton Observatory, designedand constructed with assistance from the U.S. Department of Energy'sLawrence Livermore National Laboratory...

LIVERMORE LAB RESEARCHERS DISCOVERS CARBON DIOXIDE ABSORBEDBY OCEAN NEAR ANTARCTICA

Jan. 29, 2000 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. -- The cold Southern Ocean surroundingAntarctica soaks up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere like a sponge,but scientists have discovered that the greenhouse gas doesn't staythere. Now researchers from the Department of Energy's Lawrence LivermoreNational Laboratory have found...

International Security and Y2K: Lessons Learned

Jan. 21, 2000 -  
WHO: Ronald F. Lehman of the LLNL Center For Global Security Research AndThe International Institute For Strategic Studies WHAT: Present a conference entitled, "International Security Aspects of theYear 2000 Issue: Preliminary Assessments of 'What Really Happened'and Lessons to Be Learned" WHEN:...

INFECTIOUS DISEASES EXPERT EXAMINES GLOBAL EPIDEMICS

Jan. 21, 2000 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. - Eva Harris, assistant professor in UCBerkeley's School of Public Health, will discuss emerging infectiousdiseases, such as dengue fever and tuberculosis, at LawrenceLivermore National Laboratory's next "Science 2000" lecture onThursday, Jan. 27. Harris' talk, "A Global Approach...

BEST INFRARED IMAGES OF NEPTUNE AND TITAN

Jan. 14, 2000 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. - The best Earth-based images ever taken ofNeptune and Titan, Saturn's largest moon, will be revealed today atthe annual meeting of the American Astronomical Society inAtlanta. The images of the distant celestial bodies were captured ininfrared light using the W.M. Keck II...

LLNL STATEMENT ON INTERIM SEAB/NIF REPORT

Jan. 10, 2000 -  
"I have personally reviewed the SEAB Interim Report, as have oursenior managers. Because it is an interim report, it would bepremature to comment on the specific recommendations. However, we agree, as cited in DOE's recent 30-day StockpileStewardship Study, that NIF is one of the 'most vital...

World's Largest Fast-Growth Crystal Grown At LawrenceLivermore Lab

Jan. 4, 2000 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. - The world's largest fast-growth crystal,weighing in at 701 pounds, has been grown by researchers at the U.S.Department of Energy's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The pyramid-shaped KDP (potassium dihydrogen phosphate) crystalmeasures approximately 26 inches by 21 inches...