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3D printed metamaterial shrinks when heated

Oct. 24, 2016 - Members of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's Additive Manufacturing Initiative are among a group of researchers who have developed 3D printed materials with a unique property -- instead of expanding when heated, they shrink. In a study published in the Oct. 21 edition of the journal Physical...

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Lab wins two regional FLC awards

Oct. 21, 2016 - Two teams of LLNL scientists, supported by a Lab business development executive, have each received regional awards for technology transfer from the Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC). This year's awards, one for technology work and the other for a partnership, were presented last month during the...

Scientists explore use of 3D printing to speed up target...

Oct. 20, 2016 - Advanced 3D printing promises to redefine manufacturing in critical industries such as aerospace, transportation and defense, and now, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is exploring the use of 3D printing to achieve unprecedented flexibility in producing "on-demand" targets for testing how...

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Girls explore STEM careers at conference

Oct. 17, 2016 - "She Believed She Could So She Did STEM," was the theme for the 24th annual San Joaquin Expanding Your Horizons (SJEYH) conference, where nearly 500 young women flocked to the University of the Pacific campus in Stockton, excited to learn more about science, technology, engineering and mathematics...

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: Meet Marisol Gamboa

Oct. 14, 2016 - In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, the Amigos Unidos Hispanic employee resource group and the Office of Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Programs at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are highlighting two Hispanic Laboratory employees, Octavio...

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LLNL scientists develop a new method to measure radiation dose...

Oct. 13, 2016 - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists and collaborators have developed a new technique to measure radiation dose levels using gene expression analysis of whole blood from cancer patients receiving targeted radiation therapy. There are unique challenges to estimate the internal...

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How this Martian moon became the ‘Death Star’

Oct. 12, 2016 - Mars' largest moon, Phobos, has captured public imagination and been shrouded in mystery for decades. But numerical simulations recently conducted at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have shed some light on the enigmatic satellite. The dominant feature on the surface of Phobos (22-...

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Fusion award honors LLNL scientist’s career

Oct. 11, 2016 - The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' (IEEE) Nuclear & Plasma Sciences Society (NPSS) selected Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researcher Wayne Meier as the recipient of their 2016 Fusion Technology Award. The award will be presented at the 2017 Symposium on...

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: Meet Octavio Cervantes

Oct. 7, 2016 - In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, the Amigos Unidos Hispanic employee resource group and the Office of Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Programs at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are highlighting two Hispanic Laboratory employees, Octavio...

Laboratory and Norwegian researchers collaborate to improve...

Oct. 5, 2016 - Laboratory computer scientists and Norwegian researchers are collaborating to apply high performance computing (HPC) to the analysis of medical data to improve screening for cervical cancer. The convergence of high performance computing, big data and life science is enabling the development of...

Putting one foot in front of the other

Oct. 4, 2016 - In just under the time it would take to fly around the world two times -- 85 hours -- Justin Galbraith ran and hiked more than 200 miles to cross the finish line of the Tahoe 200 Endurance Run. Fighting blisters on every toe, temperatures ranging from the 40s to the 80s and sleeping only three...

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Researchers explore biomechanical regulation of a key gene in...

Oct. 3, 2016 - Researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), in collaboration with Damian Genetos at UC Davis and Alex Robling at Indiana University School of Medicine, investigated a regulatory element for the gene controlling bone mechanoadaptation. Over time, pressure loaded on the skeleton...

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LLNL to lead development of manufacturing training program for...

Sept. 29, 2016 - The "valley of death" can make or break a startup enterprise due to the cost and time involved in getting from prototype to profitability. To help clean technology entrepreneurs and engineers navigate across the chasm and make it safely to the other side, the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Office...

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Lab researchers recognized for accomplishments in early and mid-...

Sept. 28, 2016 - Fifteen Lab scientists and engineers have been named to LLNL's second annual Early and Mid-Career Recognition (EMCR) Program. Director Bill Goldstein recently notified the researchers of their selection as recipients of the Laboratory's FY2017 EMCR Program. "Recognizing and encouraging early and...

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Media advisory: ‘Expanding Your Horizons’ conference at...

Sept. 28, 2016 - WHO: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories and the University of the Pacific School of Engineering and Computer Science will co-sponsor the 24th annual San Joaquin Expanding Your Horizons (SJEYH) conference. See the website. WHAT: The popular daylong conference...

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DoD awards grant to distinguish aggressive forms of breast...

Sept. 27, 2016 - The Department of Defense (DoD) awarded a team from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and UC Merced a three-year, $768,803 grant to study breast cancer metastasis. Researchers are on the hunt to identify, characterize and potentially exploit the information packaged in different types...

National Ignition Facility tops 400 shots in FY16

Sept. 26, 2016 - LIVERMORE, California - On Sept. 18, the National Ignition Facility (NIF) performed its 400th experiment of fiscal year (FY) 2016, meeting the year's goal several weeks early. In comparison, the facility completed 356 experiments in FY15 and 191 experiments in FY14. NIF is on track to complete 415...

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Livermore scientists purify copper nanowires

Sept. 22, 2016 - Cell phones and Apple watches could last a little longer due to a new method to create copper nanowires. A team of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists have created a new method to purify copper nanowires with a near-100 percent yield. These nanowires are often used in...

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Laskas dishes on the ‘Concussion’ controversy

Sept. 20, 2016 - Jeanne Marie Laskas, author of The New York Times best-selling book "Concussion," visited Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) last week, drawing a crowd of more than 200 employees to hear first-hand the sequence of events that led to her book and the subsequent Hollywood movie starring...

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Splitting hairs to advance forensic science

Sept. 19, 2016 - With initial help from his work at a Utah university, an Australian-born biochemist is partnering with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) to discover a second science-based forensic tool for identifying people in addition to DNA profiling. Now an LLNL contract employee, Glendon Parker is...