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Livermore Lab Workers Are Long-Lived

March 14, 2001 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif — Mortality rates for employees at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory continue to be significantly lower than the death rates for the general population, an ongoing study shows. The study revealed that, for all causes of death during the period 1984 through 1996, Lab workers...

Jay Davis Named Livermore Lab's First National Security Fellow

March 12, 2001 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. — Jay Davis, the director of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) – a Department of Defense related organization – will return to Lawrence Livermore Laboratory to become the first National Security Fellow at the Lab’s Center for Global Security Research, effective July 1...

Lab expertise tapped to reduce chemical weapons threat

March 9, 2001 -  
The Laboratory’s state-of-the-art forensic capabilities for ultratrace chemical analysis have been enlisted in the global effort to reduce the threat of chemical weapons. At the request of the State Department, Department of Defense and DOE, LLNL has begun the procedure to become the second U.S...

Small-scale modeling yields big dividends

March 9, 2001 -  
Some of the most well known work coming from the Lab deals with computational modeling at the smallest level. Providing invaluable data to many projects involving simulations at the microscopic scale is the Quantum Simulations Group (QSG) in the Physics and Applied Technologies directorate, led by...

Jay Davis to return as Lab's first fellow for national security

March 9, 2001 -  
Jay Davis, the director of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) — a Department of Defense related organization — will return to the Laboratory to become the first National Security Fellow at the Center for Global Security Research, effective July 1. LLNL’s Center for Global Security Research...

DDLS presentation dives into carbon sequestration in ocean depths

March 9, 2001 -  
Chemical experiments in the deep sea will be discussed in depth when Peter Brewer, senior scientist at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, presents the next Director’s Distinguished Lecturer Series. The talk takes place at 3:30 p.m., Monday, March 12, in the Bldg. 123 auditorium. The...

Computing pioneer to speak

March 9, 2001 -  
In addition to many of the Lab’s own top scientists’ presentations, Science Day will host Larry Smarr as its plenary speaker. Smarr’s talk, “From the Supercomputer to the Grid,” will be held at 9 a.m. in the Bldg. 123 auditorium, along with the other Science Day presentations. (See http://stars...

Model research for climate change

Feb. 23, 2001 -  
What will the results of the “greenhouse effect” be in five, 10 or 50 years? On the world? On the United States? On the Tri-Valley specifically? What would happen if one or more of the suggested steps to stem this effect were taken by California, the entire United States or by the world? These...

Steering group appointed to oversee development of upcoming employee survey

Feb. 23, 2001 -  
Development of a comprehensive survey of employee views of the work environment is intensifying following the conclusion of the recent senior management off-site and discussions with several focus groups to identify important workforce issues. A steering group has been named to develop the survey...

Lab physicist writes the book on how to put your science to work

Feb. 23, 2001 -  
Graduate students and recent Ph.D.s in a wide range of sciences recently crowded into a large lecture room at the American Geophysical Union’s meeting in San Francisco to get some advice on a topic of increasing concern: What are my career options? The person they had come to hear was Peter Fiske,...

The Future Of Transportation From Rails To Rockets: Magnetic Levitation

Feb. 20, 2001 -  
--Livermore Laboratory "Science 2001" Lecture-- LIVERMORE, Calif.—Magnetic levitation could lead to major improvements in current rail systems in which trains would travel faster and more efficiently, says retired LLNL scientist Dick Post. The future uses of magnetic levitation will be discussed...

Biomaterials research leading to implants that will promote body's 'normal healing'

Feb. 16, 2001 -  
“At the start of the 21st century, biology is where the excitement is. It was physics in the first half of the 20th century, but biology is where we’re now seeing the big breakthroughs,” said Buddy Ratner of the University of Washington. Ratner’s reasons for this observation were the subject of his...

Energy crunch refuels nuclear debate

Feb. 16, 2001 -  
With energy demands growing to meet the needs of an expanding global economy, nuclear power is undergoing a “renaissance,” according to Denis Beller, a nuclear engineer at Los Alamos National Laboratory. “Nuclear power is now in resurgence,” Beller said. “Nuclear power plants in the United States...

Lab closer to understanding nebula

Feb. 16, 2001 -  
Scientists may be closer to understanding the formation of the famous Eagle Nebula columns of galactic gases and dust, thanks to the recent analysis of Lab physicists Jave Kane, Dmitri Ryutov and Bruce Remington. “In computer simulations, our revised Rayleigh-Taylor model shows it has a very good...

Fruits of Human Genome Project�s efforts highlighted in issues of Nature, Science

Feb. 16, 2001 -  
Issues of Science and Nature magazine this week contain detailed analyses of the human genome sequence working draft. The Nature papers analyze the sequence generated by the publicly sponsored U.S. Human Genome Project (HGP), while the Science publications focus on the draft sequence reported by...

White House Asks David M. Cooper To Serve On PITAC Again

Feb. 15, 2001 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. —Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Dr. David M. Cooper has been invited by George W. Bush to continue to serve on the President's Information Technology Advisory Committee. PITAC was established in February 1997 to advise the White House on information-technology matters,...

Kuckuck finally ready ‘to play’

Feb. 9, 2001 -  
By Lynda Seaver Newsline staff writer With his retirement barely a reality, Bob Kuckuck says he is beginning to feel a little awkward. Since making his announcement in November, he has attracted the attention of the local newspapers, along with ongoing reminders in Newsline and NewsOnLine. He also...