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For article LLNL scientist named ASME fellow

LLNL scientist named ASME fellow

May 16, 2018 -  
Fady Najjar, a design physicist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ), has been elected a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers ( ASME ). Najjar was recognized for “significant contributions and innovations in computational techniques for fluid flows, for advances in...
For article LLNL hosts 3D Design Summer Academy

LLNL hosts 3D Design Summer Academy

May 15, 2018 -  
LIVERMORE, California -- Community college students are invited to register for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's ( LLNL ) 3D Design Summer Academy . The workshop will be held at the Edward Teller Education Center at LLNL, July 23-27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Participating...
water

A warm look at water’s structure

May 14, 2018 -  
Boiling water traditionally involves adding energy to molecules by conduction, convection or thermal radiation. But Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) scientists and collaborators have figured out a way using an X-ray Free Electron Laser (XFEL) to heat water to temperatures above 100,...
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Applications for LLNS Community Gift Program

May 14, 2018 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS) is accepting applications for its annual Community Gift Program . Established in 2008, the Community Gift Program provides a total of $100,000 in awards to support nonprofit organizations addressing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (...
cyber

Science bowl finalists take on cyber challenge

May 10, 2018 -  
For the second year, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) staff and Cyber Defender students conducted the CyberCraft Cyber Challenge for the middle school finalists at the National Science Bowl ® (NSB). CyberCraft is a “Jeopardy Show-like,” question-and-answer-style Capture the Flag...
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Experiments shed new light on supernovae

May 9, 2018 -  
Experiments on Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's National Ignition Facility ( NIF ) are providing scientists with new insights into the turbulent after-effects of a supernova explosion. The studies also could inform efforts to achieve self-sustaining nuclear fusion on NIF and other high-...
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Gordon-Hagerty returns to the Laboratory to outline priorities as NNSA administrator

May 3, 2018 -  
In her first visit to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) as the DOE under secretary for Nuclear Security and National Nuclear Security Administration ( NNSA ) chief, Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty outlined her priorities, including expanding collaborations across the entire Department of...
For article  Lab research in fuels, engines in the spotlight

Lab research in fuels, engines in the spotlight

May 3, 2018 -  
The Department of Energy’s ( DOE ) Co-Optimization of Fuels & Engines ( Co-Optima ) initiative recently highlighted the work that Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) scientists have performed on models of high-performance fuels to see how they would perform in advanced internal...
For article Lab offers high school students intro to biotech

Lab offers high school students intro to biotech

May 1, 2018 -  
The University Relations & Science Education Program will host a biotechnology summer experience for high school students age 16 and older to engage in a research project in molecular biology and bioinformatics. In collaboration with Rutgers University, this program focuses on the isolation,...
laser

Lasers, photonics and powerful partnerships

April 30, 2018 -  
The world’s most energetic laser sits in a secure, guarded federal laboratory, but its impact stretches far beyond the one-square-mile site of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ). Since the outset, technologies developed or improved at the Laboratory have led to industry-defining...
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Persistence prevails at Hackathon

April 27, 2018 -  
All hackathons at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) have common elements -- energized conversations, tangled laptop cords, plenty of food, horseplay and hijinks -- but each occasion is unique. These triannual events pack a variety of projects and new ideas into a 24-hour period. The...
k9

Additive manufacturing advances K-9 training

April 26, 2018 -  
Additive manufacturing (AM) has gone to the dogs, thanks to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s ( LLNL ’s) new approach to K-9 training materials. The process prints 3D objects that contain trace amounts of nonreactive explosives, resulting in several advantages for K-9s and their handlers...
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Record experiments probe exoplanetary cores

April 25, 2018 -  
Using high-powered laser beams, iron-silicon alloys have been compressed to unprecedented pressures corresponding to the center of a three-Earth-mass extrasolar planet. The resulting measurements of crystal structure and density provide new insights into the nature of the deep interiors of the...
For article Americans ramp up use of solar, wind energy

Americans ramp up use of solar, wind energy

April 24, 2018 -  
Americans used more solar and wind energy in 2017 compared to the previous year, according to the most recent energy flow charts released by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). Overall, energy consumption by the residential and commercial sectors dropped a bit. Each year, the Laboratory...
For article LLNL maps out deployment of carbon capture and sequestration for ethanol production

LLNL maps out deployment of carbon capture and sequestration for ethanol production

April 23, 2018 -  
To better understand the near-term commercial potential for capturing and storing atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO 2 ), researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) have mapped out how CO 2 might be captured from existing U.S. ethanol biorefineries and permanently stored (or...
For article  New exascale system for earth simulation

New exascale system for earth simulation

April 23, 2018 -  
A new earth modeling system unveiled today will have weather-scale resolution and use advanced computers to simulate aspects of Earth’s variability and anticipate decadal changes that will critically impact the U.S. energy sector in coming years. After four years of development, the Energy Exascale...
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Register now for Teacher Research Academy

April 19, 2018 -  
Register now for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) 2018 Teacher Research Academy ( TRA ). The TRA offers middle- and high-school science teachers and community college faculty professional development curriculum during the summer at the Edward Teller Education Center (ETEC) at...
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Lawrence Livermore issues state-by-state combined energy and water use flow charts

April 19, 2018 -  
For the first time, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) has issued state-by-state energy and water flow charts in one location so that analysts and policymakers can find all the information they need in one place. LLNL worked with the U.S. Department of Energy ( DOE ) and the National...
publications

Next round for UN climate change report begins

April 17, 2018 -  
The seven-year cycle of scientific assessment driven by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (UN-IPCC) has begun, with Lab scientist Paul Durack invited to contribute as a lead author for the sixth assessment report ( AR6) , chapter three, “Human Influence on the Climate...
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Ramp compression of iron provides insight into core conditions of large rocky exoplanets

April 16, 2018 -  
In a paper published today by Nature Astronomy , a team of researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ), Princeton University, Johns Hopkins University and the University of Rochester have provided the first experimentally based mass-radius relationship for a hypothetical pure...