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Sea Squirt DNA sheds Light on Vertebrate Evolution Genome of Ciona intestinalis Yields new Insights Into the Origins of Complex Biological Systems

Dec. 12, 2002- 
EMBARGOED: Hold For Release Until 2:00 PM EST Thursday, Dec. 12, 2002 02-12-JGI1 (Photos available at http://www.jgi.doe.gov/xpress/ciona_pics/ ) Sea Squirt DNA Sheds Light on Vertebrate Evolution Genome of Ciona intestinalis Yields New Insights Into the Origins Of Complex Biological Systems WALNUT CREEK, CA – The streamlined genome of Ciona intestinalis, a common sea squirt...

New Tool Developed by Lawrence Livermore Team Aids Agencies in Preventing, Mitigating Terrorist Attacks

Dec. 10, 2002- 
A new analysis tool has been developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers to assist government agencies in preventing and mitigating terrorist attacks. Known as the Homeland Operations Planning System, or HOPS, the web-based information system can model buildings, stadiums, convention centers and landmarks that might be terrorist targets. "We saw the vulnerability...

Livermore Researchers Apply Combat Simulation Technology to Homeland Security

Dec. 10, 2002- 
Using a computer code originally developed for combat simulation, researchers from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are supplying the same expertise that analyzes concepts of operation, technology and training to emergency responders as a part of the Lab’s role in homeland security. The Analytical Conflict and Tactical Simulation (ACATS) is an offshoot of the Joint Conflict...

Director Creates New Homeland Security Organization; Appoints Wayne Shotts to Lead New Organization

Dec. 10, 2002- 
Director Michael Anastasio today designated a new Homeland Security Organization at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Dr. Wayne Shotts, associate director for the Lab’s Nonproliferation, International Security and Arms Control Directorate, will head the new organization in an acting capacity. "By creating this new organization, the Laboratory is answering the nation’s call,"...

Lawrence Livermore and Reactive NanoTechnologiesAnnounce Exclusive License Agreement

Dec. 4, 2002- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. — Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Reactive NanoTechnologies, Inc. (RNT) have entered into an exclusive license agreement regarding LLNL’ s reactive joining process. By combining the Livermore process with other advances, ReactiveNanoTechnologies Inc., has developed a method of joining that permits new approaches to the current processes of soldering...

Laboratory Engineers Developing Microelectronicsfor Artificial Retina Project

Dec. 3, 2002- 
LLNL’s Polymer-Based Microelectrode Array (Click on photo for 300 dpi downloadable image.) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory engineers are developing a microelectrode array for a multi-laboratory DOE project to construct an artificial retina or "epiretinal prosthesis." The three-year DOE project brings together national labs, universities and a private company, with Oak Ridge...

Energy secretary praises Lab's service to nation

Nov. 27, 2002- 
Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham lauded the Laboratory’s work in national security as "vital to the nation" during an-all hands address to employees Tuesday afternoon. "The missions that drive this Laboratory each day have never been more important," Abraham said. "The role you play here is absolutely vital." In his...

Teller receives DOE's highest honor

Nov. 27, 2002- 
Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham on Tuesday presented Director Emeritus Edward Teller with the prestigious Gold Award, the Department of Energy’s highest honor. The award, consisting of a plaque with citation, a medallion and rosette, is in recognition of Teller’s "outstanding contributions to science and the security of the nation...

DOE announces ASCI contract

Nov. 22, 2002- 
BALTIMORE — Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham on Tuesday announced that International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) has won the $290 million, multi-year contract to build the two fastest supercomputers in the world for the Department of Energy. Named "Purple" and "BlueGene/L," both systems will be delivered in fiscal year 2005...

Seven Lab physicists elected APS fellows

Nov. 22, 2002- 
Seven Lab physicists have been named fellows of the American Physical Society, one of the largest selections of fellows named from the Lab in a single year. Tomas Diaz de la Rubia, associate director for Chemistry and Materials Science, was elected for his work in computational physics, notably "his contributions to multi-scale...

Time running out to benefit from Open Enrollment

Nov. 22, 2002- 
UC’s Open Enrollment period ends in eight days. All changes to your medical and other benefits must be made by midnight Saturday, Nov. 30, by calling 1-800-639-3779. If you have not received an Open Enrollment packet — many UC employees haven’t— all of the information is available online at the UC benefits Website: http:/...

LLNL Response to California Department of Health Services Report

Nov. 14, 2002- 
The issue of plutonium in Livermore has been evaluated for more than 30 years by State and Federal regulatory agencies, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. All studies - including the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry's (ATSDR) report in 2000 - have determined that there is no health impact. The 2000 ATSDR report evaluated the extensive 1998 sampling at Big Trees...

Michael Anastasio Statement Regarding Resignation of Richard Atkinson

Nov. 13, 2002- 
"Richard Atkinson has been a strong advocate for the national laboratories throughout his tenure as UC President. I've appreciated his personal commitment to our missions and his unwavering support for academic excellence and scientific research. On behalf of our laboratory, I extend my best wishes for his future." Michael Anastasio Director Founded in 1952, Lawrence Livermore...

Rokaya Al-Ayat Appointed Associate Deputy Director for Science and Technology

Nov. 12, 2002- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. — Rokaya Al-Ayat has been named associate deputy director for Science and Technology at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The announcement was made by Harold C. Graboske, acting deputy director for Science & Technology. In this position Al-Ayat will work with the deputy director for Science and Technology to develop the Laboratory’s near-and long-term science...

Michael Anastasio Statement Regarding Resignation of John McTague

Nov. 8, 2002- 
"John has been a strong supporter of the laboratories. He played an instrumental role in the rebaselining of the NIF and in re-establishing a partnership between the NNSA, UC and the Labs. This led to the successful completion of our contractual requirements and a more strategic model for the future. I want to personally thank him for his tenure as VP for Lab Management and I wish him...

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Plutonium, Sludge

Nov. 7, 2002- 
Question: Who issued this report and what is it about?A: The Environmental Health Investigations Branch (EHIB) of the California Department of Health Services (CDHS) issued a report entitled, "Proposed Process to Address the Historic Distribution of Sewage Sludge Containing Plutonium Releases from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory".Q: What happened with a plutonium release?A: The Lab...

International Researchers Propose Advanced Energy Technologies To Help Quell Global Warming

Oct. 31, 2002- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. — In an effort to stabilize climate and slow down global warming, Livermore scientists along with a team of international researchers have evaluated a series of new primary energy sources that either do not emit or limit the amount of carbon dioxide released to the atmosphere. Possible candidates for primary energy sources include terrestrial, solar and wind energy;...

GLENN MARA SELECTED AS DEPUTY DIRECTOR FOR OPERATIONS

Oct. 18, 2002- 
LIVERMORE, Calif — After taking on such top assignments as deputy project manager for the National Ignition Facility, associate director for Engineering, and acting deputy director, Glenn Mara has been named as Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Deputy Director for Operations. The appointment was made by LLNL Director Michael Anastasio and confirmed by the University of California...

JGI to Decode DNA of Destructive Plant Pathogen

Oct. 16, 2002- 
Researchers Will Sequence Genomes of Microbes That Cause Sudden Oak Death Syndrome and Soybean Rot WALNUT CREEK, CA – Backed by nearly $4 million in funding from three Federal agencies, researchers in California and Virginia are joining forces to learn the genetic secrets of a notorious plant pathogen that causes billions of dollars a year in damage to forests and soybean crops....

Lawrence Livermore Researchers Garner Six R&D 100 Awards for Top Industrial Inventions

Oct. 16, 2002- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. — Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have posted one of their finest years for developing top-flight technologies with commercial potential. Six teams of LLNL researchers, including two with industrial collaborators, captured plaques from the trade journal R&D Magazine, out of the top 100 industrial inventions honored worldwide for 2001. LLNL...