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Lawrence Livermore Researchers Garner Three Awards for Top Industrial Inventions

Oct. 4, 2001- 
LIVERMORE, Calif – A revolutionary technique for discovering genes, an advance for marking safety critical parts and a new process for producing laser glass that is 20 times faster than previous methods netted awards for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers. The three teams of LLNL researchers, including two with industrial collaborators, captured honors from the trade...

Laser casts new light on defense

Sept. 28, 2001- 
Laboratory and U.S. Army officials today un-veiled a 10-kilowatt Solid State Heat Capacity Laser (SSHCL) that could demonstrate a new short-range air and missile-defense capability. The 10-kW system is the highest average power single-beam solid-state laser in the world. The prototype, which eventually will be developed into a 100...

Airport security looks to Laboratory for expertise on X-ray imaging methods

Sept. 28, 2001- 
In the Engineering directorate, Harry Martz is the director of the Center for Nondestructive Characterization (CNDC), but he has found himself in the national spotlight recently as a member of the National Academy of Science (NAS) Committee on Assessment of Technology Deployed to Improve Commercial Aviation Security. Martz has...

Boeing hails Lab team's work on missile defense

Sept. 28, 2001- 
A remote sensor suite that will help verify the effectiveness of a ballistic missile defense system has earned a team of Laboratory scientists and engineers an award from Boeing. The remote optical characterization sensor suite (ROCSS), based on the Lab’s unique capabilities in infrared spectrometry, has been adapted and installed...

Employees, organizations rally to raise funds to help Sept. 11 victims

Sept. 28, 2001- 
Lab employees, well known for their charitable giving each year in the HOME Campaign, are spearheading a number of grassroots efforts to help the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Here’s a sample of the outpouring of support from Lab employees: • Employees in the Plant Engineering carpenter shop decided to donate their salaries...

Digital Mammography System Aided By Collaboration With Livermore Researchers Receives Fda Approval

Sept. 26, 2001- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. – A Denver, Colo. company that worked with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers announced Tuesday that it has received Food & Drug Administration approval for its digital mammography system. Fischer Imaging Corporation partnered with LLNL from 1993 to 1996 on digital mammography work under a Cooperative Research & Development Agreement with the Lab’s...

Search Of Galactic Halo Yields A Treasure Trove Of Variable Stars

Sept. 26, 2001- 
LIVERMORE, Calif.--A project supported by the United States Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) to determine the nature of dark matter in the halo of the Milky Way has yielded a treasure trove of data on 73 million stars, many of them variable. This database, created by an international team in Australia and the United States, has been made available...

Laboratory Employee Named Fellow of the American Nuclear Society

Sept. 21, 2001- 
LIVERMORE— Craig Smith, a nuclear engineer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, has been selected to receive the title of fellow of the American Nuclear Society, or ANS. Smith was honored for his "outstanding accomplishments" in the field of nuclear health, safety and regulation as well as his work in radiation protection and waste management. With 30 years experience in the...

Engineering AD to leave the Lab for Georgetown University post

Sept. 21, 2001- 
Spiros Dimolitsas, Associate Director for Engineering, has resigned to take a position with Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., as Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer. Dimolitsas, who came to LLNL in 1995, will join Georgetown University effective Nov. 12. As the University’s chief administrative officer, he...

Russia to partner on dialysis equipment

Sept. 21, 2001- 
The annual October Salary Review for Laboratory employees is now under way. The review process is scheduled to run through noon on Oct. 16, when all salary actions must be finalized. Both biweekly and monthly paid employees will see changes reflected in their Nov. 30 paychecks. All increases will be retroactive to Oct. 1. As in prior...

Committee to select survey thrust areas

Sept. 21, 2001- 
A steering committee formed to analyze the results of the employee survey, "Assessing the Workplace," is finalizing its selection of five thrust areas that will be addressed by special survey action teams. Leaders for the action teams will be picked by the steering committee, while members will be chosen by the survey action team co-chairs...

Annual salary review under way

Sept. 21, 2001- 
Salary Chart The annual October Salary Review for Laboratory employees is now under way. The review process is scheduled to run through noon on Oct. 16, when all salary actions must be finalized. Both biweekly and monthly paid employees will see changes reflected in their Nov. 30 paychecks. All increases will be...

U.S. facing tough choices on terrorism

Sept. 21, 2001- 
By Don Johnston Newsline staff writer In the wake of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington Sept. 11, the nation is going to have to face some "uncomfortable options" in domestic and foreign policy to combat terrorism, according to Jay Davis, former head of the Defense Threat...

Spiros Dimolitsas Joins Georgetown University As Senior Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer

Sept. 17, 2001- 
Dr. Spiros Dimolitsas, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Associate Director for Engineering, has resigned to take a position with Georgetown University in Washington, DC as Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer. Dimolitsas, who came to LLNL in 1995, will join Georgetown University effective November 12. As the University’s chief administrative officer, he will be...

LLNL's Science & Technology Symposium Attracts 100 California Teachers

Sept. 17, 2001- 
LIVERMORE, Calif — More than 100 high school and community college science teachers from throughout California are slated to arrive at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory on Friday for the second annual Edward Teller Science & Technology Education Symposium. The teachers will spend two days talking with scientists and engineers about their latest research, attending hands-on...

Laboratory Response to Terrorist Emergency –Final Update–

Sept. 11, 2001- 
FINAL UPDATE: The Emergency Management Center will remain open until 8 a.m. Wednesday as part of the federal emergency response. The Public Affairs Office will be staffed until 12 a.m. Wednesday. We have no reason to believe that the Laboratory or its employees have been targeted. Non-essential employees were allowed to go home today and are expected to return to work Wednesday. ...

Laboratory Response to Terrorist Emergency–Update–

Sept. 11, 2001- 
  UPDATE: The Laboratory remains open for essential functions under enhanced security operations. - Truck deliveries are being searched before acceptance. - Security checks have been moved to the outer perimeter. - Security force is at a heightened security level. - South Mall area is closed to public access. We have no reason to believe that the Laboratory or its...

Laboratory Response to Terrorist Emergency

Sept. 11, 2001- 
The Laboratory remains open under enhanced security operations. Truck deliveries are being searched before acceptance. Security checks have been moved to the outer perimeter. Security force is at a heightened security level. South Mall area is closed to public access. We have no reason to believe that the Laboratory or its employees have been targeted. The Emergency...

Questions and Answers for LLNL Employees in Relation to Terrorist Emergency

Sept. 11, 2001- 
Yes. The controller’s office guidelines will be published Wednesday, Sept. 12. How do I find out when/if to come back to work? What is the hotline? URL? Check the external Web page, http://www.llnl.gov ; call 424-LLNL (5565), stay tuned for updates on radio station KKIQ, 101.7...

Lab presents new line of thought on solar corona

Sept. 7, 2001- 
Lab physicists and astrophysicists have explained how the two strongest energy emission lines from iron ions in the solar corona differ from laboratory calculations. The emission lines — a discrete spectral line that corresponds to the emission of energy at a single wavelength — from iron ions in the solar corona have puzzled solar...