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News Briefs: March 21, 2008

March 21, 2008- 
  U.S. Sen. Bennett and NNSA Administrator D'Agostino visit U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett of Utah and two of his staff members visited the Lab Thursday for briefings and tours. National Nuclear Security Administration Administrator Tom D'Agostino joined the group. Bennett, Mark Morrison, deputy chief of staff and legislative director and Scott O’Malia, Senate Appropriations...

News Briefs: March 21, 2008

March 21, 2008- 
  U.S. Sen. Bennett and NNSA Administrator D'Agostino visit U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett of Utah and two of his staff members visited the Lab Thursday for briefings and tours. National Nuclear Security Administration Administrator Tom D'Agostino joined the group. Bennett, Mark Morrison, deputy chief of staff and legislative director and Scott O’Malia, Senate Appropriations...

News Briefs: March 21, 2008

March 21, 2008- 
  U.S. Sen. Bennett and NNSA Administrator D'Agostino visit U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett of Utah and two of his staff members visited the Lab Thursday for briefings and tours. National Nuclear Security Administration Administrator Tom D'Agostino joined the group. Bennett, Mark Morrison, deputy chief of staff and legislative director and Scott O’Malia, Senate Appropriations...

News Briefs: March 21, 2008

March 21, 2008- 
  U.S. Sen. Bennett and NNSA Administrator D'Agostino visit U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett of Utah and two of his staff members visited the Lab Thursday for briefings and tours. National Nuclear Security Administration Administrator Tom D'Agostino joined the group. Bennett, Mark Morrison, deputy chief of staff and legislative director and Scott O’Malia, Senate Appropriations...

Energy conservation effort kicks off at Laboratory (March 21, 2008)

March 21, 2008- 
The chart below, suggested by representatives of competing energy-savings teams (see the March 7, 2008 story ) is a rough graphical representation of electrical loads that range from less than 10 to more than 1,000 watts. To minimize energy consumed, restrict the length of time the device is left on (shutting off at power strip to avoid standby load when not in use), share printers...

Energy conservation effort kicks off at Laboratory (March 21, 2008)

March 21, 2008- 
The chart below, suggested by representatives of competing energy-savings teams (see the March 7, 2008 story ) is a rough graphical representation of electrical loads that range from less than 10 to more than 1,000 watts. To minimize energy consumed, restrict the length of time the device is left on (shutting off at power strip to avoid standby load when not in use), share printers...

Rumor... or Fact? March 21, 2008 edition

March 21, 2008- 
  Printer-friendly Editor's note: Following transition to Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, and in the wake of Workforce Restructuring initiatives, rumors and misinformation have been circulating. This space addresses those rumors. Rumor: Employees who were excluded from taking the Voluntary Self Select Option (VSSOP) will not be excluded from an involuntary separation –...

Demonstrators in 1982

March 21, 2008- 
  Printer-friendly Editor's note: This feature is brought to you by the Laboratory's Archives and Research Center. This photo shows demonstrators attempting to blockade Lab gates. It appeared on the front page of the Newsline Weekly Bulletin in 1982. Between 400 and 500 demonstrators tried to disrupt work at the Lab.  One-hundred seventy demonstrators, including anti-war...

New research dives into details of supernova

March 20, 2008- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. – Astronomers have made the best determination of the power of a supernova explosion long after it was visible from Earth. This technique, using X-ray and optical observations, may help reveal the details of how some stars come to a cataclysmic death. Using data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, the Gemini Observatory and ESA’s XMM-Newton Observatory, two teams of...

New research dives into details of supernova

March 20, 2008- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. – Astronomers have made the best determination of the power of a supernova explosion long after it was visible from Earth. This technique, using X-ray and optical observations, may help reveal the details of how some stars come to a cataclysmic death. Using data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, the Gemini Observatory and ESA’s XMM-Newton Observatory, two teams of...

New research dives into details of supernova

March 20, 2008- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. – Astronomers have made the best determination of the power of a supernova explosion long after it was visible from Earth. This technique, using X-ray and optical observations, may help reveal the details of how some stars come to a cataclysmic death. Using data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, the Gemini Observatory and ESA’s XMM-Newton Observatory, two teams of...

Lab team helps utilities use climate models to forecast future energy supply and demand

March 17, 2008- 
LIVERMORE, Ca. – How to best offset emissions to slow global warming is among the puzzles that face policymakers, scientists, engineers and the commercial sector. For example, would carbon sequestration pose more advantages than disadvantages? Energy producers would like to assess what climate change variables and policy options will most influence demand, supply, cost and reliability....

Lab team helps utilities use climate models to forecast future energy supply and demand

March 17, 2008- 
LIVERMORE, Ca. – How to best offset emissions to slow global warming is among the puzzles that face policymakers, scientists, engineers and the commercial sector. For example, would carbon sequestration pose more advantages than disadvantages? Energy producers would like to assess what climate change variables and policy options will most influence demand, supply, cost and reliability....

Using climate models to forecast future energy supply and demand

March 14, 2008- 
How to best offset emissions to slow global warming is among the puzzles that face policymakers, scientists, engineers and the commercial sector. For instance, would carbon sequestration pose more advantages than disadvantages? Energy producers would like to assess what climate change variables and policy options will most influence demand, supply, cost and reliability. In looking at...

New tool for peering inside of a working nuclear reactor

March 14, 2008- 
International inspectors may have a new tool in the form of an antineutrino detector that could help them peer inside a working nuclear reactor. An LLNL-Sandia National Laboratories team recently demonstrated that the operational status and thermal power of reactors can be quickly and precisely monitored over hour-to month-time scales, using a cubic-meter-scale antineutrino detector. ...

New tool for peering inside of a working nuclear reactor

March 14, 2008- 
International inspectors may have a new tool in the form of an antineutrino detector that could help them peer inside a working nuclear reactor. An LLNL-Sandia National Laboratories team recently demonstrated that the operational status and thermal power of reactors can be quickly and precisely monitored over hour-to month-time scales, using a cubic-meter-scale antineutrino detector. ...

New tool for peering inside of a working nuclear reactor

March 14, 2008- 
International inspectors may have a new tool in the form of an antineutrino detector that could help them peer inside a working nuclear reactor. An LLNL-Sandia National Laboratories team recently demonstrated that the operational status and thermal power of reactors can be quickly and precisely monitored over hour-to month-time scales, using a cubic-meter-scale antineutrino detector. ...

LLNL now operating the EPA National Environmental Reference Laboratory

March 14, 2008- 
As of January, LLNL is operating the lead environmental reference laboratory for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA, through its Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, is establishing a network of laboratories to analyze environmental samples. In addition to environmental monitoring and surveillance, this Environmental Laboratory Response Network or eLRN will...

2008 Science on Saturday series: A hit in Livermore

March 14, 2008- 
The Tri-Valley Science on Saturday series held at Livermore’s Bankhead Theater came to a close last Saturday with the lecture, "Protecting the Nation’s Livestock: Corralling Foreign Diseases," by Pamela Hullinger, LLNL scientist, and Patti Carothers, Monte Vista High School teacher. More than 850 people attended. The lectures were well received, with nearly 5,000 attendees during the...

2008 Science on Saturday series: A hit in Livermore

March 14, 2008- 
The Tri-Valley Science on Saturday series held at Livermore’s Bankhead Theater came to a close last Saturday with the lecture, "Protecting the Nation’s Livestock: Corralling Foreign Diseases," by Pamela Hullinger, LLNL scientist, and Patti Carothers, Monte Vista High School teacher. More than 850 people attended. The lectures were well received, with nearly 5,000 attendees during the...