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News Briefs: February 27, 2009

Feb. 27, 2009- 
New York Times columnist to deliver DDLS Thomas Friedman, foreign affairs columnist for the New York Times , will discuss "Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution — And How It Can Renew America" at 10:45 a.m. Friday, March 6, in the Bldg. 123 auditorium. Friedman’s No. 1 bestseller "The World Is Flat" helped millions of readers to see globalization in a new...

Media advisory:Lab's 'Science on Saturday' lecture: Using the wind to power our future

Feb. 24, 2009- 
WHO: Julie Lundquist, LLNL scientist, and Bret States, Tracy High School teacher, will present "It’s a Breeze: Using the Wind to Power Our Future." WHAT: Those windmills spinning away in California's hills and mountain passes provide clean and renewable energy to our power grids. Today, the possibilities are even greater. As we face energy shortages and the effects of...

LLNL signs agreement with Siemens to improve wind energy efficiency

Feb. 24, 2009- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. – Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has signed an agreement with Siemens Energy Inc. to provide high-resolution atmospheric modeling capabilities to improve the efficiency of wind farm sites, turbine design and wind farm operations, LLNL will provide numerical weather prediction models with resolution as fine as one-kilometer scale to predict power generated by the...

NIF sparks scientific imagination at AAAS

Feb. 20, 2009- 
CHICAGO — The Lab’s National Ignition Facility (NIF) took center stage Saturday afternoon at the American Association for the Advancement of Science's (AAAS) annual conference in Chicago. LLNL’s Gilbert "Rip" Collins and Raymond Jeanloz of UC Berkeley, organized a three-hour symposium entitled "Origin and Evolution of Planets" featuring leading astrophysicists and materials scientists....

NIF sparks scientific imagination at AAAS

Feb. 20, 2009- 
CHICAGO — The Lab’s National Ignition Facility (NIF) took center stage Saturday afternoon at the American Association for the Advancement of Science's (AAAS) annual conference in Chicago. LLNL’s Gilbert "Rip" Collins and Raymond Jeanloz of UC Berkeley, organized a three-hour symposium entitled "Origin and Evolution of Planets" featuring leading astrophysicists and materials scientists....

NIF sparks scientific imagination at AAAS

Feb. 20, 2009- 
CHICAGO — The Lab’s National Ignition Facility (NIF) took center stage Saturday afternoon at the American Association for the Advancement of Science's (AAAS) annual conference in Chicago. LLNL’s Gilbert "Rip" Collins and Raymond Jeanloz of UC Berkeley, organized a three-hour symposium entitled "Origin and Evolution of Planets" featuring leading astrophysicists and materials scientists....

NIF sparks scientific imagination at AAAS

Feb. 20, 2009- 
CHICAGO — The Lab’s National Ignition Facility (NIF) took center stage Saturday afternoon at the American Association for the Advancement of Science's (AAAS) annual conference in Chicago. LLNL’s Gilbert "Rip" Collins and Raymond Jeanloz of UC Berkeley, organized a three-hour symposium entitled "Origin and Evolution of Planets" featuring leading astrophysicists and materials scientists....

Gore calls scientists to action at AAAS meeting

Feb. 20, 2009- 
CHICAGO — Former vice president Al Gore issued a passionate appeal last Friday directly to scientists to use their expertise and reputations to fight for a cleaner environment. Gore addressed the annual conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Chicago, emphasizing that this knowledgeable audience had the ability to combat global warming more effectively...

Gore calls scientists to action at AAAS meeting

Feb. 20, 2009- 
CHICAGO — Former vice president Al Gore issued a passionate appeal last Friday directly to scientists to use their expertise and reputations to fight for a cleaner environment. Gore addressed the annual conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Chicago, emphasizing that this knowledgeable audience had the ability to combat global warming more effectively...

Gore calls scientists to action at AAAS meeting

Feb. 20, 2009- 
CHICAGO — Former vice president Al Gore issued a passionate appeal last Friday directly to scientists to use their expertise and reputations to fight for a cleaner environment. Gore addressed the annual conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Chicago, emphasizing that this knowledgeable audience had the ability to combat global warming more effectively...

Seager honored by Federal Computer Week

Feb. 20, 2009- 
Mark Seager, LLNL assistant department head for Advanced Technologies, has been selected by Federal Computer Week magazine as one of this year’s "Federal 100" top executives from government, industry and academia who had the greatest impact on government information systems in 2008. Seager was selected because of: "the difference you made in the way agencies, companies and government...

NIF — paving the way to clean energy

Feb. 20, 2009- 
NIF — paving the way to clean energy "Star Power on Earth: The Path to a Limitless Clean Energy Future," by Ed Moses, project manager and principal deputy associate director for the National Ignition Facility (NIF), will take place this Saturday (Feb. 21) at the Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore. Three presentations will be offered, at 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. and 1 p.m. The National...

News Briefs: February 20, 2009

Feb. 20, 2009- 
New York Times columnist to deliver next DDLS Thomas Friedman, foreign affairs columnist for the New York Times , will discuss "Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution — And How It Can Renew America" on Friday, March 6, in the Bldg. 123 auditorium. The time will be provided at a later date. Friedman’s No. 1 bestseller, "The World Is Flat," helped millions of...

News Briefs: February 20, 2009

Feb. 20, 2009- 
New York Times columnist to deliver next DDLS Thomas Friedman, foreign affairs columnist for the New York Times , will discuss "Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution — And How It Can Renew America" on Friday, March 6, in the Bldg. 123 auditorium. The time will be provided at a later date. Friedman’s No. 1 bestseller, "The World Is Flat," helped millions of...

News Briefs: February 20, 2009

Feb. 20, 2009- 
New York Times columnist to deliver next DDLS Thomas Friedman, foreign affairs columnist for the New York Times , will discuss "Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution — And How It Can Renew America" on Friday, March 6, in the Bldg. 123 auditorium. The time will be provided at a later date. Friedman’s No. 1 bestseller, "The World Is Flat," helped millions of...

Media advisory:Lab's 'Science on Saturday' lecture: Examining the path to a clean energy future

Feb. 17, 2009- 
WHO: Ed Moses, project manager and principal deputy associate director of the National Ignition Facility (NIF) will present, "Star Power on Earth: The Path to a Limitless Clean Energy Future." WHAT: The National Ignition Facility, the world largest, most energetic laser, is nearly complete and is getting ready to focus its192 giant laser beams on a tiny target filled with...

Actinide research in Reviews of Modern Physics

Feb. 13, 2009- 
A Laboratory researcher who teamed with a United Kingdom collaborator has published an article in Reviews of Modern Physics that refines decades of actinide science and may just become the preeminent research paper in the field. Kevin Moore of LLNL and Gerrit van der Laan at the Diamond Light Source in the United Kingdom wrote "Nature of the 5f States in Actinide Metals," which...

Lab helps secure radiological sources in Africa

Feb. 13, 2009- 
Want to see the world and travel to exotic places? Don’t join the Navy — become a health physicist. That’s what Carolyn Mac Kenzie did. Mac Kenzie, who joined the Lab in 1996, currently leads the LLNL team that is securing radiological sources in Africa. The team is part of the International Nuclear Materials Protection Program within Global Security’s Nonproliferation Division. Their...

Lab helps secure radiological sources in Africa

Feb. 13, 2009- 
Want to see the world and travel to exotic places? Don’t join the Navy — become a health physicist. That’s what Carolyn Mac Kenzie did. Mac Kenzie, who joined the Lab in 1996, currently leads the LLNL team that is securing radiological sources in Africa. The team is part of the International Nuclear Materials Protection Program within Global Security’s Nonproliferation Division. Their...

Lab helps secure radiological sources in Africa

Feb. 13, 2009- 
Want to see the world and travel to exotic places? Don’t join the Navy — become a health physicist. That’s what Carolyn Mac Kenzie did. Mac Kenzie, who joined the Lab in 1996, currently leads the LLNL team that is securing radiological sources in Africa. The team is part of the International Nuclear Materials Protection Program within Global Security’s Nonproliferation Division. Their...