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Lab scientists optimizing high performance fuels for advanced internal combustion engines

March 20, 2018 -  
In support of the Department of Energy’s ( DOE ) Co-Optimization of Fuels & Engines (Co-Optima) initiative, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) scientists are developing models of high performance fuels to see how they would perform in advanced internal combustion engines. The DOE...
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Breaking the Law: Lawrence Livermore, Department of Energy look to shatter Moore’s Law through quantum computing

March 19, 2018 -  
The laws of quantum physics impact daily life in rippling undercurrents few people are aware of, from the batteries in our smartphones to the energy generated from solar panels. As the Department of Energy ( DOE ) and its national laboratories explore the frontiers of quantum science, such as...
For article Vets2Tech connects veterans, job opportunities

Vets2Tech connects veterans, job opportunities

March 16, 2018 -  
Student veterans from East Bay community colleges visited Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) on March 9 as part of a weeklong event connecting veterans to employment opportunities in tech, manufacturing and construction. The Veterans to Technology (Vets2Tech) Week, which began on March 5...
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Lab director names Reva Nickelson to lead Operations and Business Directorate at LLNL

March 15, 2018 -  
Reva Nickelson has been named the principal associate director for Operations and Business at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory , Director Bill Goldstein announced. Nickelson will assume her new role on April 16. Nickelson, who serves as Facilities Division director at Lawrence Berkeley...
For article Scientists design conceptual asteroid deflector  and evaluate it against massive potential threat

Scientists design conceptual asteroid deflector and evaluate it against massive potential threat

March 15, 2018 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists are part of a national planetary defense team that designed a conceptual spacecraft to deflect Earth-bound asteroids and evaluated whether it would be able to nudge a massive asteroid – which has a remote chance to hitting Earth in 2135 – off...
For article Lawrence Livermore scientists link up with Global Women in Data Science conference

Lawrence Livermore scientists link up with Global Women in Data Science conference

March 14, 2018 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) High Performance Computing Innovation Center hosted a regional event on Mach. 5 tied in with Stanford University’s annual Women in Data Science (WiDS) conference. Nearly 70 attendees, mostly women Livermore and Sandia national laboratory employees,...
For article FSC earns 8th straight A in OPCW tests

FSC earns 8th straight A in OPCW tests

March 14, 2018 -  
During its 15 years as a certified laboratory for the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), a score of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) chemists have developed some first-rate habits. One of them is earning A grades on the organization's environmental proficiency...
For article Learning to fly: Lab-sponsored drone competition engages Cal Poly students

Learning to fly: Lab-sponsored drone competition engages Cal Poly students

March 12, 2018 -  
The drones whizzed, hovered and soared, racing around a circular “track” and dropping ball-bearings on tarpaulin targets from high above. Four teams, comprised of engineering students from Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo were going head-to-head in a Lawrence Livermore National Lab -sponsored Design...
For article Lab scientists to improve energy efficiency of copper catalysts that convert CO2 to methane

Lab scientists to improve energy efficiency of copper catalysts that convert CO2 to methane

March 8, 2018 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have received $1 million from the Department of Energy to improve the energy efficiency of copper-based catalysts to convert carbon dioxide into methane and other valuable hydrocarbon products. Led by LLNL’s Juergen Biener, the project will...
For article 'Science on Screen' series returns to Modesto

'Science on Screen' series returns to Modesto

March 7, 2018 -  
LIVERMORE, California – Now in its fourth year, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is once again partnering with The State Theatre in Modesto to bring " Science on Screen " to the theater two Saturdays a month in March and April. The 2018 theme of the series is “Marvelous Machines.”...
For article ROTC Day returns to Lawrence Livermore

ROTC Day returns to Lawrence Livermore

March 6, 2018 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) welcomed more than 75 cadets and midshipmen from the U.S. Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy and Merchant Marines last week for the annual Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) Day. The annual event, sponsored by the Office of Defense Coordination (ODC)...
For article Lab employee and retiree named fellows

Lab employee and retiree named fellows

March 2, 2018 -  
Two researchers affiliated with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) -- a current employee and a retiree -- have been named fellows of the international Combustion Institute (CI). Bill Pitz, a combustion scientist in the Lab’s Materials Science Division, and Charlie Westbrook, a retired...
For article Earth’s core metals react well to electrons

Earth’s core metals react well to electrons

March 1, 2018 -  
At temperatures and pressures found on Earth’s surface, metallic elements are electropositive and lose their valence electrons to form positively charged cations. Metals have free electrons that naturally form compounds with electronegative elements. For example, iron reacts with oxygen to form...
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DOE seeks industry partners for HPC research on materials in applied energy technologies

Feb. 28, 2018 -  
The Department of Energy ( DOE ) today announced a funding opportunity totaling $3 million to support projects between U.S. industry and DOE national laboratories related to improving materials in severe or complex environments through the new High Performance Computing for Materials in Applied...
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Lab joins in dedication of namesake school

Feb. 28, 2018 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) Director Bill Goldstein visited Lawrence Elementary School last week to meet the Lawrence “Labs” and be part of the ribbon-cutting ceremony that officially welcomed the school to the Livermore community. Leaders of the Livermore Valley Joint Unified...
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Scientists find 'frustration' in battery materials

Feb. 22, 2018 -  
Adding carbon atoms to a new type of solid lithium ion battery could make it charge faster and more safely. Solid-state lithium-ion batteries can provide dramatically improved safety, voltage and energy density compared with today’s batteries, which use liquid components. They could be used in...
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Laboratory researchers join their AI-enabled counterparts for 'collaborative autonomy'

Feb. 20, 2018 -  
A team of firefighters clears a building in a blazing inferno, searching rooms for people trapped inside or hotspots that must be extinguished. Except this isn’t your typical crew. Most apparent is the fact that the firefighters aren’t all human. They’re working side-by-side with artificially...
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DOE, VA meet to address veterans' challenges through supercomputing technologies

Feb. 16, 2018 -  
Officials and top scientists with the Department of Energy ( DOE ), Department of Veterans Affairs ( VA ) and several national labs gathered at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) earlier this month for a two-day event to discuss using supercomputing, machine learning, artificial...
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'Science on Saturday' lecture to discuss the evolution of laser-plasma accelerators

Feb. 15, 2018 -  
WHO: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) scientist Felicie Albert, along with teacher Dan Burns of Los Gatos High School, will present “Laser-Plasma Accelerators: Riding the Wave to the Next-Generation X-ray Light Sources,” the third lecture in the 2018 Science on Saturday lineup that...
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LLNL/U.K. officials ink agreement to collaborate on HPC research, ensure competitiveness

Feb. 14, 2018 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) and the United Kingdom’s governing body for scientific research on Monday announced the signing of a new three-year agreement aimed at improving U.S. and U.K. industries through high performance computing, promoting research collaborations and...