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Lab plays global role in nuclear safeguards

March 13, 2009- 
We all recall the dramatic photos of the United Nations Special Commission (UNSCOM)/International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors standing on the giant calutron magnets partially buried in the desert as the extent of Saddam Hussein’s nuclear weapons program came to light following the first Gulf War (1990). While Iraq was successfully prevented from "going nuclear," the IAEA’s...

Lab plays global role in nuclear safeguards

March 13, 2009- 
We all recall the dramatic photos of the United Nations Special Commission (UNSCOM)/International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors standing on the giant calutron magnets partially buried in the desert as the extent of Saddam Hussein’s nuclear weapons program came to light following the first Gulf War (1990). While Iraq was successfully prevented from "going nuclear," the IAEA’s...

Thomas Friedman calls for 'green revolution'

March 13, 2009- 
A "green revolution" driven by innovative energy technologies, such as the National Ignition Facility, is what is needed to revitalize the economy and for the United States to once again find its inventive "groove." That’s what New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman told Laboratory employees in a Director’s Distinguished Lecture Series address entitled, "Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why...

Thomas Friedman calls for 'green revolution'

March 13, 2009- 
A "green revolution" driven by innovative energy technologies, such as the National Ignition Facility, is what is needed to revitalize the economy and for the United States to once again find its inventive "groove." That’s what New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman told Laboratory employees in a Director’s Distinguished Lecture Series address entitled, "Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why...

Murray named dean at Harvard University

March 13, 2009- 
The Harvard Corporation has announced that it has selected Cherry Murray, principal associate director for Science and Technology, to be dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University, George Miller announced Tuesday in an administrative memo. Murray also will become the John A. and Elizabeth S. Armstrong Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences. The...

NIF breaks megaJoule barrier

March 13, 2009- 
The National Ignition Facility (NIF) celebrated another achievement early Tuesday morning, marking a milestone in laser physics history. On March 10 at 3:15 a.m., NIF became the first laser facility in the world to break the megaJoule barrier, delivering 1.098 MJ of ultraviolet energy to the center of the target chamber. It’s been just over two weeks since NIF successfully fired all...

'Working' to be performed at Las Positas College

March 13, 2009- 
View calendar of public events Tri-Valley Science & Engineering Fair returns The countdown is on. The 13th annual Tri-Valley Science & Engineering Fair (TVSEF), sponsored by LLNL, is a little more than a week away. The competition will return to the Robert Livermore Community Center, 4444 East Ave., Livermore on March 24-28. The TVSEF is a means for stimulating interest...

'Working' to be performed at Las Positas College

March 13, 2009- 
View calendar of public events Tri-Valley Science & Engineering Fair returns The countdown is on. The 13th annual Tri-Valley Science & Engineering Fair (TVSEF), sponsored by LLNL, is a little more than a week away. The competition will return to the Robert Livermore Community Center, 4444 East Ave., Livermore on March 24-28. The TVSEF is a means for stimulating interest...

'Working' to be performed at Las Positas College

March 13, 2009- 
View calendar of public events Tri-Valley Science & Engineering Fair returns The countdown is on. The 13th annual Tri-Valley Science & Engineering Fair (TVSEF), sponsored by LLNL, is a little more than a week away. The competition will return to the Robert Livermore Community Center, 4444 East Ave., Livermore on March 24-28. The TVSEF is a means for stimulating interest...

News Briefs: March 13, 2009

March 13, 2009- 
Women’s Association to award scholarships In conjunction with Women’s History Month, the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory Women’s Association (LLLWA) will present scholarship awards to eight employees on Wednesday, March 18, from noon-1 p.m. in the Bldg. 543 auditorium. Monya Lane, acting associate director for Engineering, will be the guest speaker. The scholarship program provides...

News Briefs: March 13, 2009

March 13, 2009- 
Women’s Association to award scholarships In conjunction with Women’s History Month, the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory Women’s Association (LLLWA) will present scholarship awards to eight employees on Wednesday, March 18, from noon-1 p.m. in the Bldg. 543 auditorium. Monya Lane, acting associate director for Engineering, will be the guest speaker. The scholarship program provides...

Diamonds are forever... solid and strong

March 6, 2009- 
Diamond is one of the hardest known naturally occurring minerals in the world. But what happens when you put the hardest known mineral under eight million atmospheres of pressure? It remains solid, strong and in the diamond phase. Laboratory scientists discovered that this is the highest pressure, solid-state equation-of-state data ever reported. It appears in the Feb. 20 edition of ...

New insight into nature of Earth's core revealed

March 6, 2009- 
printer-friendly version At one point, the metals in Earth’s interior may have had the consistency of raw pizza dough before they solidified to become the core. Livermore researchers recently discovered a novel gooey tantalum structure that occurs before it melts under stress at high pressures. The research suggests that the same finding could apply to other metals such as iron,...

NIF's future ignites with 192-beam shot

March 6, 2009- 
  Most of us were asleep in the early morning hours on Thursday of last week. But not the control room technicians working the owl shift at the National Ignition Facility (NIF). For them, it was a memorable occasion. Around 2 a.m., they set in motion the countdown they have been using for months to fire NIF’s laser beams. The number of beams had been inching up every few days, as the...

NIF's future ignites with 192-beam shot

March 6, 2009- 
  Most of us were asleep in the early morning hours on Thursday of last week. But not the control room technicians working the owl shift at the National Ignition Facility (NIF). For them, it was a memorable occasion. Around 2 a.m., they set in motion the countdown they have been using for months to fire NIF’s laser beams. The number of beams had been inching up every few days, as the...

From the Pipeline to the Faucet: The Laboratory's Water

March 6, 2009- 
Editor’s note: The following article kicks-off a series highlighting water conservation at the Lab, to be published in Newsline and NewsOnline. During your work day, it’s a quick and easy trip to the faucet. But, it’s not so easy a trip for the water that must flow from a lengthy distance before it arrives for use on site. The Lab’s water supply originates at San Francisco’s Hetch...

From the Pipeline to the Faucet: The Laboratory's Water

March 6, 2009- 
Editor’s note: The following article kicks-off a series highlighting water conservation at the Lab, to be published in Newsline and NewsOnline. During your work day, it’s a quick and easy trip to the faucet. But, it’s not so easy a trip for the water that must flow from a lengthy distance before it arrives for use on site. The Lab’s water supply originates at San Francisco’s Hetch...

From the Pipeline to the Faucet: The Laboratory's Water

March 6, 2009- 
Editor’s note: The following article kicks-off a series highlighting water conservation at the Lab, to be published in Newsline and NewsOnline. During your work day, it’s a quick and easy trip to the faucet. But, it’s not so easy a trip for the water that must flow from a lengthy distance before it arrives for use on site. The Lab’s water supply originates at San Francisco’s Hetch...

From the Pipeline to the Faucet: The Laboratory's Water

March 6, 2009- 
Editor’s note: The following article kicks-off a series highlighting water conservation at the Lab, to be published in Newsline and NewsOnline. During your work day, it’s a quick and easy trip to the faucet. But, it’s not so easy a trip for the water that must flow from a lengthy distance before it arrives for use on site. The Lab’s water supply originates at San Francisco’s Hetch...

You be the judge

March 6, 2009- 
You be the judgeJudges are needed to review students' projects at the 13th Annual Tri-Valley Science and Engineering Fair (TVSEF) sponsored by the Lab and held at the Robert Livermore Community Center, 4444 East Ave., Livermore.The date of judging is Wednesday, March 25, from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.There's still time to volunteer. This is a great opportunity for Lab scientists and engineers,...