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LLNL team’s code that improves molecular dynamic performance by...

Nov. 21, 2016 - A Lawrence Livermore team's dramatically improved first-principles molecular dynamics code that promises to enable new computer simulation applications was one of the finalists for the 2016 Gordon Bell Prize. The team presented its ground breaking project at the 2016 supercomputing conference (...

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Spreading canine comfort around the Tri-Valley

Nov. 17, 2016 - Editor's Note: During the Helping Others More Effectively (HOME) Campaign, Public Affairs will run a series of articles about Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees who volunteer for various nonprofit agencies. _____________ Imagine feeling overcome with loneliness, pain or stress, and...

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New measurements of oceanic organic matter help scientists in...

Nov. 16, 2016 - Researchers have found that new measurements of the size, age and composition of organic matter in the Pacific Ocean affects short-term and long-term climate impacts. The findings could have implications for climate in terms of how long organic matter is stored in the ocean before being converted...

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Mineral increases solar cell efficiency

Nov. 14, 2016 - A mineral found in nature may be the key to more efficient solar panels. New research by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) material scientist Marcus Worsley and colleagues from UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory shows that using the mineral perovskite in graded band...

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Lawrence Livermore tapped to lead ‘co-design’ center for...

Nov. 11, 2016 - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) was one of four national labs selected today to lead a "co-design" center by the Department of Energy's Exascale Computing Project (ECP) as part of a four-year, $48 million funding award. Each co-design center will receive $3 million annually. See the...

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Scientists selected to lead Exascale Computing Project software...

Nov. 10, 2016 - Lawrence Livermore scientists are among those awarded funding to develop software for the Department of Energy's Exascale Computing Project (ECP). The ECP announced today the selection of 35 software development proposals representing 25 research and academic organizations. The awards for the first...

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A life of service to others

Nov. 10, 2016 - Editor's Note: During the Helping Others More Effectively (HOME) Campaign, Public Affairs will run a series of articles about Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees who volunteer for various nonprofit agencies. ______________ All her life, Jennifer Vollbrecht has been committed to service...

LLNL brings science to the masses

Nov. 9, 2016 - More than 25,000 people packed into AT&T Park Saturday for the San Francisco Bay Area Science Festival's Discovery Day, a day of hands-on experiments, exhibits, games and shows. The event was the culmination of the Bay Area Science Festival's weeklong science festivities, which featured more...

Ibo Matthews elected fellow of Optical Society

Nov. 9, 2016 - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory physicist Manyalibo (Ibo) Matthews has been elected as a fellow of the Optical Society (OSA). He was recognized by OSA for his "outstanding contributions and sustained leadership in the field of high-power laser-induced damage science, laser-material...

LLNL wins three R&D 100 awards

Nov. 7, 2016 - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have garnered three awards among the top 100 industrial inventions worldwide for 2016. The trade journal R&D Magazine announced the winners of its annual awards, sometimes called the "Oscars of invention," Thursday at the Gaylord Convention...

Philanthropy awards honor Lab for Helping Others More...

Nov. 4, 2016 - For its ongoing efforts to raise money for local charities through the Helping Others More Effectively (HOME) Campaign, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory received the Outstanding Corporate Philanthropy Award for 2016. The East Bay Leadership Council presented the award to the Lab on Thursday,...

Guardian of giants: Lab volunteer watches over the welfare of...

Nov. 3, 2016 - Editor's Note: During the Helping Others More Effectively (HOME) Campaign, Public Affairs will run a series of articles about Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees who volunteer for various nonprofit agencies. It is the middle of the night in San Andreas, two hours northeast of Livermore...

Celebrate your inner scientist at Discovery Day at AT&T Park...

Nov. 2, 2016 - Aspiring scientists and budding engineers - the Bay Area Science Festival is calling you. Now in its sixth year, the festival will hold its annual Discovery Day at AT&T Park in San Francisco on Saturday, Nov. 5. Discovery Day features hundreds of activities to test your knowledge of basic...

LLNS announces recipients of $100,000 Community Gift Program for...

Nov. 2, 2016 - Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS), the contract manager for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), has announced the recipients for the 2016 LLNS Community Gift Program. These gifts, totaling $100,000, reflect LLNS' commitment to local communities. LLNS received 81...

Lab helps field source physics experiment

Nov. 1, 2016 - A Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) team played a key role in fielding the recent Source Physics Experiment (SPE-6) detonated at the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS). This SPE-6 test, was conducted Oct. 12 and was the last of a series of six underground, high-explosive tests...

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Cloudy feedback on global warming

Oct. 31, 2016 - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have identified a mechanism that causes low clouds -- and their influence on Earth's energy balance -- to respond differently to global warming, depending on their spatial pattern and location. The results imply that studies relying solely on...

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Lab-developed hydrogen sensors put to the test at Southern...

Oct. 28, 2016 - As hydrogen fuel cell cars become commercially available and hydrogen refueling stations slowly begin to proliferate throughout California, government agencies are turning to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to help detect leaks that could lead to fire. The South Coast Air Quality Management...

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Postdocs shine at Laboratory ‘Research Slam!’

Oct. 26, 2016 - The Laboratory is home to a workforce of world-class scientific talent, a pool that includes a population of 229 postdoctoral researchers, who are a critical component in executing the Lab's mission. To showcase their diverse projects and to provide an opportunity for them to hone their...

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Four Lawrence Livermore National Lab researchers selected as...

Oct. 26, 2016 - LIVERMORE, California - Four Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists have been selected as 2016 fellows of the American Physical Society (APS). Election to APS fellowship recognizes the society member's exceptional contributions to the field of physics through research, leadership...

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ASML taps Lawrence Livermore to develop extreme EUV for chip...

Oct. 25, 2016 - LIVERMORE, Calif. - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and ASML Holding NV (ASML) have successfully established plasma simulation capabilities to advance extreme ultraviolet (EUV) light sources toward the manufacturing of next-generation semiconductors. Under a cooperative research and...