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Rick Ryerson selected as fellow of the AGU

Feb. 13, 2009- 
LLNL scientist Rick Ryerson of the Physical and Life Sciences Directorate was recently selected to become a fellow of the American Geophysical Union  (AGU), a worldwide scientific community that advances the understanding of Earth and space for the benefit of humanity. Ryerson's citation reads: "for contributions to our understanding of transport processes in minerals, magmas and...

Underground testing for carbon sequestration

Feb. 13, 2009- 
Who would be willing to pay a higher energy bill to help save the planet? Roger Aines would. And he’s doing his part to lend a hand to the planet by spearheading a Laboratory effort that looks at sequestering carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) — produced by coal or natural gas power plants — in geological formations in Montana and Wyoming. Aines’ project is part of Phase III of the Big Sky Carbon...

Underground testing for carbon sequestration

Feb. 13, 2009- 
Who would be willing to pay a higher energy bill to help save the planet? Roger Aines would. And he’s doing his part to lend a hand to the planet by spearheading a Laboratory effort that looks at sequestering carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) — produced by coal or natural gas power plants — in geological formations in Montana and Wyoming. Aines’ project is part of Phase III of the Big Sky Carbon...

Underground testing for carbon sequestration

Feb. 13, 2009- 
Who would be willing to pay a higher energy bill to help save the planet? Roger Aines would. And he’s doing his part to lend a hand to the planet by spearheading a Laboratory effort that looks at sequestering carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) — produced by coal or natural gas power plants — in geological formations in Montana and Wyoming. Aines’ project is part of Phase III of the Big Sky Carbon...

Underground testing for carbon sequestration

Feb. 13, 2009- 
Who would be willing to pay a higher energy bill to help save the planet? Roger Aines would. And he’s doing his part to lend a hand to the planet by spearheading a Laboratory effort that looks at sequestering carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) — produced by coal or natural gas power plants — in geological formations in Montana and Wyoming. Aines’ project is part of Phase III of the Big Sky Carbon...

Harnessing better fuel production from biomass

Feb. 13, 2009- 
An international team led by scientists from the Joint Genome Institute (JGI) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) have translated the genetic code that explains the complex biochemical machinery making brown-rot fungi uniquely destructive to wood.  The same processes that provide easier access to the energy-rich sugar molecules bound...

Lab's Saturday lectures play to a full house

Feb. 13, 2009- 
It's been standing room only at the Bankhead Theater for the "Science on Saturday" (SOS) lecture series that began Jan. 30. Last weekend's, "Order from Chaos: The Birth of the Solar System," presented by LLNL scientist John Bradley, and Dan Burns, Los Gatos High School teacher, drew a record breaking 1,400 attendees over two sessions.Bradley said he was very pleased by the large turnout. "The...

Lab's Saturday lectures play to a full house

Feb. 13, 2009- 
It's been standing room only at the Bankhead Theater for the "Science on Saturday" (SOS) lecture series that began Jan. 30. Last weekend's, "Order from Chaos: The Birth of the Solar System," presented by LLNL scientist John Bradley, and Dan Burns, Los Gatos High School teacher, drew a record breaking 1,400 attendees over two sessions.Bradley said he was very pleased by the large turnout. "The...

News Briefs: February 13, 2009

Feb. 13, 2009- 
Machinist apprentices' graduation celebrated Engineering celebrated the most recent graduates of the LLNL machinist apprenticeship program at a dinner at Cattleman’s restaurant in Livermore. "It was a privilege for me to attend and speak at this celebration and to honor the two latest graduates, Garrett Law and Conor Robertson," said Monya Lane, acting associate director for...

News Briefs: February 13, 2009

Feb. 13, 2009- 
Machinist apprentices' graduation celebrated Engineering celebrated the most recent graduates of the LLNL machinist apprenticeship program at a dinner at Cattleman’s restaurant in Livermore. "It was a privilege for me to attend and speak at this celebration and to honor the two latest graduates, Garrett Law and Conor Robertson," said Monya Lane, acting associate director for...

News Briefs: February 13, 2009

Feb. 13, 2009- 
Machinist apprentices' graduation celebrated Engineering celebrated the most recent graduates of the LLNL machinist apprenticeship program at a dinner at Cattleman’s restaurant in Livermore. "It was a privilege for me to attend and speak at this celebration and to honor the two latest graduates, Garrett Law and Conor Robertson," said Monya Lane, acting associate director for...

LLNL publishes actinide research in Reviews of Modern Physics

Feb. 10, 2009- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. -- A Livermore 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,"...

Media advisory:Lab's 'Science on Saturday' lecture: Using nuclear blasts to divert wayward asteroids

Feb. 10, 2009- 
WHO: David Dearborn, LLNL scientist, and Tom Shefler, Granada High School teacher, will present, "Avoiding Armageddon: Diverting Asteroids With Nuclear Explosives." WHAT: Every couple of years, Earth is hit by a body with energy near that of the Hiroshima bomb. Deposited high in the atmosphere, these events cause little or no damage. On longer timescales, impacts occur with...

LLNL contributes to security upgrades in Russia

Feb. 6, 2009- 
Leadership and technical support by LLNL employees has contributed to the successful completion of goals set forth in the Bratislava Nuclear Security Initiative. On December 23, 2008, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) delivered the Bratislava Nuclear Security Report to the White House, detailing the status of work agreed to in 2005 by Presidents Bush and Putin. At a meeting held in...

Lab researchers capture tech transfer awards

Feb. 6, 2009- 
Laboratory scientists and engineers have captured three awards for excellence in technology transfer from the Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC). LLNL’s three awards represent the most won this year by any laboratory among the more than 250 federal government laboratories and research centers that comprise the consortium. Four other laboratories or research centers — Oak Ridge and...

Lab researchers capture tech transfer awards

Feb. 6, 2009- 
Laboratory scientists and engineers have captured three awards for excellence in technology transfer from the Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC). LLNL’s three awards represent the most won this year by any laboratory among the more than 250 federal government laboratories and research centers that comprise the consortium. Four other laboratories or research centers — Oak Ridge and...

Lab researchers capture tech transfer awards

Feb. 6, 2009- 
Laboratory scientists and engineers have captured three awards for excellence in technology transfer from the Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC). LLNL’s three awards represent the most won this year by any laboratory among the more than 250 federal government laboratories and research centers that comprise the consortium. Four other laboratories or research centers — Oak Ridge and...

Lab researchers capture tech transfer awards

Feb. 6, 2009- 
Laboratory scientists and engineers have captured three awards for excellence in technology transfer from the Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC). LLNL’s three awards represent the most won this year by any laboratory among the more than 250 federal government laboratories and research centers that comprise the consortium. Four other laboratories or research centers — Oak Ridge and...

New image tells story of distant galaxy

Feb. 6, 2009- 
In an effort to more accurately measure the expansion of the universe by looking at Cepheid variable stars in a distant galaxy, Kem Cook and colleagues are part of a collaboration that has created an exceptionally deep view of a strange galaxy. Using images from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, a new image of the unusual spiral galaxy, dubbed NGC 4921, in the Coma Galaxy Cluster has been...

Sequoia marks Dawn of new computing era

Feb. 6, 2009- 
A new era in scientific computing will begin at the Laboratory when Sequoia brings its gargantuan 20-quadrillion-operations-per-second number-crunching power to the National Nuclear Security Administration’s effort to ensure the safety and reliability of the nation’s nuclear deterrent without testing. Under terms of a new subcontract LLNS recently concluded with IBM, Sequoia will be...