Meteorites reveal story of Martian climate

Jan. 9, 2018 -  
Liquid water is not stable on Mars’ surface because the planet’s atmosphere is too thin and temperatures are too cold. However, at one time Mars hosted a warm and wet surface environment that may have been conducive to life. A significant unanswered question in planetary science is when Mars...
For article Lab physicist wins Lifetime Achievement award

Lab physicist wins Lifetime Achievement award

Jan. 4, 2018 -  
Charles Orth, who has served as a physicist with Lawrence Livermore NationaI Laboratory ( LLNL ) for more than 40 years, was presented with the 2017 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by the publication Marquis Who’s Who . Marquis Who’s Who is a directory of short biographies of...
For article Lab unlocks secrets of nanoscale 3D printing

Lab unlocks secrets of nanoscale 3D printing

Jan. 3, 2018 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have discovered novel ways to extend the capabilities of two-photon lithography (TPL), a high-resolution 3D printing technique capable of producing nanoscale features smaller than one-hundredth the width of a human hair. The findings,...
For article Newly developed tunable, green detergents could be 'made-to-order' for industry

Newly developed tunable, green detergents could be 'made-to-order' for industry

Jan. 2, 2018 -  
That mascara that your colleague is wearing may contain components from a microorganism. Detergents, also known as surfactants, are used extensively in the cosmetics, oil, food, agriculture, healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. Their sales are projected to reach $42 billion by 2020. The...
For article Project to study climate effects on California water systems from headwaters to groundwater

Project to study climate effects on California water systems from headwaters to groundwater

Dec. 28, 2017 -  
To address future climate change effects on water resources, scientists at five UC campuses, and Lawrence Livermore and Lawrence Berkeley national laboratories will study California’s water systems, from the headwaters in the Sierra Nevada, through rivers, reservoirs and groundwater in the Central...

Student’s essay on impact of LLNL summer internship wins scholarship award

Dec. 22, 2017 -  
Cal-State University Long Beach student Kalvin Ogbuefi, who interned last summer for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s ( LLNL ) Data Science Student Institute ( DSSI ), recently won a $1,000 grand prize scholarship from the university for an essay about how his internship impacted his life...

LLNL nanolipoprotein technology licensed

Dec. 21, 2017 -  
A Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) biomedical technology that can deliver vaccines and drugs inside the human body has been licensed for use in cancer treatments to a Michigan company. The Livermore-developed technology, using nanolipoprotein particles (NLPs), has been licensed to...

Gamboa a role model for women pursuing STEM

Dec. 21, 2017 -  
“These women represent the diversity of New Mexico. They were chosen for the grace and grit at which they pursue life and career.” -The New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge _________ Marisol Gamboa, computer scientist and associate division leader for the Global Security Computing Applications...

INCITE awards LLNL researchers with computing time at Argonne, Oak Ridge

Dec. 20, 2017 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists and researchers were among those awarded dedicated time on supercomputers at Argonne and Oak Ridge national laboratories under a Department of Energy program aimed at supporting computationally intensive, large-scale research projects. LLNL...
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'Brain-on-a-chip' tests effects of biological and chemical agents, develop countermeasures

Dec. 18, 2017 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) scientists and engineers have developed a “brain-on-a-chip” device aimed at testing and predicting the effects of biological and chemical agents, disease or pharmaceutical drugs on the brain over time without the need for human or animal subjects. The...
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LLNL releases newly declassified test videos

Dec. 14, 2017 -  
Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) released 62 newly declassified videos today of atmospheric nuclear tests films that have never before been seen by the public. The videos are the second batch of scientific test films to be published on the LLNL YouTube channel this...

Lawrence Livermore-developed petawatt laser system installed at ELI Beamlines

Dec. 13, 2017 -  
The L3-HAPLS advanced petawatt laser system was installed last week at the ELI Beamlines Research Center in Dolní Břežany, Czech Republic. L3-HAPLS -- the world’s most advanced and highest average power, diode-pumped petawatt laser system -- was designed, developed and constructed in only three...
For article LLNL-developed microelectrodes enable automated sorting of neural signals

LLNL-developed microelectrodes enable automated sorting of neural signals

Dec. 12, 2017 -  
Thin-film microelectrode arrays produced at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have enabled development of an automated system to sort brain activity by individual neurons, a technology that could open the door to recording and analyzing unprecedented amounts of neural signals over time...

Lawrence Livermore campaign raises $3.8 million for charitable organizations

Dec. 11, 2017 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees, along with Lawrence Livermore National Security (LLNS), LLC, raised $3.8 million to distribute amongst charitable organizations for the second year in a row. Employees pledged $2.8 million through payroll deduction via the Laboratory’s annual...
For article Volumetric 3D printing builds on need for speed

Volumetric 3D printing builds on need for speed

Dec. 8, 2017 -  
While additive manufacturing (AM), commonly known as 3D printing, is enabling engineers and scientists to build parts in configurations and designs never before possible, the impact of the technology has been limited by layer-based printing methods, which can take up to hours or days to build three...

Arctic sea ice loss could dry out California

Dec. 5, 2017 -  
Arctic sea ice loss of the magnitude expected in the next few decades could impact California’s rainfall and exacerbate future droughts, according to new research led by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) scientists. The dramatic loss of Arctic sea ice cover observed over the satellite...

New study verifies more paths to survival for endangered winter-run Chinook salmon

Dec. 4, 2017 -  
The most treacherous journey of any salmon’s life is from its natal river to the ocean when it is still a juvenile, usually when they are only a few months old. For endangered salmon, this early journey is a matter of life and death for the whole population. In a new study from the Metropolitan...
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Clay mineral waters Earth’s mantle from inside

Dec. 1, 2017 -  
The first observation of a super-hydrated phase of the clay mineral kaolinite could improve the understanding of processes that lead to volcanism and affect earthquakes. In high-pressure and high-temperature X-ray measurements, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientist Hyunchae Cynn and...
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Greg Simonson connects mentors to students

Nov. 29, 2017 -  
Editor's Note: This is one in a series of articles about Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees who volunteer for various nonprofit agencies. Many of these agencies are available for employees to donate through the Helping Others More Effectively (HOME) Campaign. ____________ When given...
Great Boiling Spring

First forms of life on Earth unveiled in hot spring

Nov. 28, 2017 -  
Terrestrial geothermal systems are like buried treasure when it comes to finding out the origins of life on Earth. In these underground hot springs, some of the most ancient single-celled bacteria and archaea live the life of extremophiles (organisms that live under extreme environmental conditions...