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Saying good-bye to a landmark

April 4, 2008- 
Editor's note: This feature is brought to you by the Laboratory's Archives and Research Center. If you work at the west side of the Laboratory’s main site near East Avenue, you may have noticed demolition activities of a building that’s been part of the landscape since the Lab’s inception and before. Bldg. 212 was built in 1943 as a drill hall when the site was a U.S. Naval Air...

Saying good-bye to a landmark

April 4, 2008- 
Editor's note: This feature is brought to you by the Laboratory's Archives and Research Center. If you work at the west side of the Laboratory’s main site near East Avenue, you may have noticed demolition activities of a building that’s been part of the landscape since the Lab’s inception and before. Bldg. 212 was built in 1943 as a drill hall when the site was a U.S. Naval Air...

The red-tailed hawk knows when it pays to sit down on the job

April 4, 2008- 
  Printer-friendly By Jessie Coty A red-tailed hawk ( Buteo jamaicensis ) sitting placidly on a short post or low branch at the Lab? This common sight doesn’t match this large hawk’s reputation as a fearsome predator with sharp talons and a predilection for swooping down from great heights to grab small mammals before climbing at a steep angle back into the sky. C’mon, sitting...

The red-tailed hawk knows when it pays to sit down on the job

April 4, 2008- 
  Printer-friendly By Jessie Coty A red-tailed hawk ( Buteo jamaicensis ) sitting placidly on a short post or low branch at the Lab? This common sight doesn’t match this large hawk’s reputation as a fearsome predator with sharp talons and a predilection for swooping down from great heights to grab small mammals before climbing at a steep angle back into the sky. C’mon, sitting...

T-REX is monster light source with multiple applications

April 4, 2008- 
When it comes to laser-based light sources, there are few brighter than T-REX, an LLNL project developed jointly by the NIF & Photon Science Principle Directorate and the Physical Sciences Directorate. Technically known as the Thomson-Radiated Extreme X-ray Source, T-REX is an advanced, laser-based light source in which novel, energetic, picosecond laser pulses are scattered from...

T-REX is monster light source with multiple applications

April 4, 2008- 
When it comes to laser-based light sources, there are few brighter than T-REX, an LLNL project developed jointly by the NIF & Photon Science Principle Directorate and the Physical Sciences Directorate. Technically known as the Thomson-Radiated Extreme X-ray Source, T-REX is an advanced, laser-based light source in which novel, energetic, picosecond laser pulses are scattered from...

T-REX is monster light source with multiple applications

April 4, 2008- 
When it comes to laser-based light sources, there are few brighter than T-REX, an LLNL project developed jointly by the NIF & Photon Science Principle Directorate and the Physical Sciences Directorate. Technically known as the Thomson-Radiated Extreme X-ray Source, T-REX is an advanced, laser-based light source in which novel, energetic, picosecond laser pulses are scattered from...

Local students get a taste of science

April 2, 2008- 
Girls from local high schools who are interested in science, technology, engineering and math will have dinner next week with researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.  But this dinner will offer more than a three course meal; it will serve "food for thought" about science careers. The third annual "Dinner with a Scientist" is slated for Tuesday, April 9, from 6:30 to 8 p...

Researchers perform multi-centuryhigh-resolution climate simulations

April 1, 2008- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. – Using state-of-the-art supercomputers, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory climate scientists have performed a 400-year high-resolution global ocean-atmosphere simulation with results that are more similar to actual observations of surface winds and sea surface temperatures. The research, led by LLNL atmospheric scientist Govindasamy Bala, appears in the April 1...

Researchers perform multi-centuryhigh-resolution climate simulations

April 1, 2008- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. – Using state-of-the-art supercomputers, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory climate scientists have performed a 400-year high-resolution global ocean-atmosphere simulation with results that are more similar to actual observations of surface winds and sea surface temperatures. The research, led by LLNL atmospheric scientist Govindasamy Bala, appears in the April 1...

LLNL scientists named SPIE fellows

March 31, 2008- 
LIVERMORE, Calif — Three Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists – Edward Moses, John S. Taylor and Alan M Frank – are among 72 new fellows elected this year by the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE). Fellows are members of distinction who have made significant scientific and technical contributions in the fields of optic, photonics and imaging.Edward Moses,...

LLNL teams with Quantum Fuel Systems to accelerate development of hydrogen storage technologies

March 31, 2008- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. – Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is working with Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies on a next-generation manufacturing technique for hydrogen storage vessels. As part of a $5.6 million three-year contract with the U.S. Department of Energy, Livermore researchers will demonstrate a unique high-speed composite processing technique. LLNL participates in DOE’s...

APS selects five Lab researchers as outstanding journal referees

March 28, 2008- 
Five Laboratory researchers have been selected by the American Physical Society (APS) editors as outstanding referees of APS journals. Peter Beiersdorfer, Mau Hsiung Chen and Ian Thompson, of the Physical Sciences Directorate, Charles Cerjan of the Weapons and Complex Integration Principal Directorate, along with former LLNL researcher William Hoover are recipients. The outstanding...

Computational tools prove value in detecting rogue bacteria

March 28, 2008- 
Three LLNL scientists have shown that computational tools could become an important resource in detecting rogue genetically engineered bacteria in environmental samples. Computational biologists Jonathan Allen, Shea Gardner and Tom Slezak have designed new computational tools that identify a set of DNA markers that can distinguish between artificial vector sequences and natural DNA...

Computational tools prove value in detecting rogue bacteria

March 28, 2008- 
Three LLNL scientists have shown that computational tools could become an important resource in detecting rogue genetically engineered bacteria in environmental samples. Computational biologists Jonathan Allen, Shea Gardner and Tom Slezak have designed new computational tools that identify a set of DNA markers that can distinguish between artificial vector sequences and natural DNA...

Supercomputers add new dimension to earthquake modeling

March 28, 2008- 
Potentially damaging earthquakes tend to occur infrequently on geologic time scales. Coupled with their complex nature, this makes it difficult to foresee — based on experience and expert estimates — a region’s expected seismological behavior. "Earthquakes are likely caused by chaotic processes, which are all but impossible to predict on short time scales, such as hours or days," points...

Pam Hullinger to be inducted into the Alameda County Women's Hall of Fame

March 28, 2008- 
As a youngster growing up within earshot of the Santa Anita Park racetrack in Arcadia, Pam Hullinger always knew she wanted to become a horse doctor or some type of veterinarian. Hullinger’s childhood dream was realized in 1990 when she graduated as a doctor of veterinary medicine from the UC Davis Veterinary School. Today, as the Laboratory’s chief veterinary officer and leader of its Food...

SPIE elects three Lab scientists as fellows

March 28, 2008- 
Three Lab scientists, John S. Taylor, Edward Moses and Alan Frank, are among 72 new fellows elected this year by the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE). Fellows are members of distinction who have made significant scientific and technical contributions in the fields of optic, photonics and imaging.Taylor, group leader for Precision Systems and Manufacturing and a senior...

NNSA completes third shipment of special nuclear material from the Lab

March 28, 2008- 
The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) announced Thursday that it has completed a third shipment of special nuclear material from the Laboratory, reducing high-security material onsite by about 25 percent. The material was moved to the Savannah River Site in South Carolina under high security. "As we’ve indicated before, we have an accelerated plan to remove special nuclear...

NNSA completes third shipment of special nuclear material from the Lab

March 28, 2008- 
The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) announced Thursday that it has completed a third shipment of special nuclear material from the Laboratory, reducing high-security material onsite by about 25 percent. The material was moved to the Savannah River Site in South Carolina under high security. "As we’ve indicated before, we have an accelerated plan to remove special nuclear...