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LLNL RESPONSE TO SANDIA STATEMENT ON NIF

May 24, 2000 - Earlier this month, the Secretary of Energy made a decision to move forward with the construction and operation of the National Ignition Facility. We strongly support this decision. It was based on the input and review of a number of external experts and entities. Their reviews considered all...

LAWRENCE LIVERMORE'S COMBAT CODE TO BE HONORED

May 23, 2000 - LIVERMORE, Calif.--A computer code developed by the Department of Energy's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for combat simulation is being honored today (May 23) with an award from the Defense Department's Defense Modeling and Simulation Office. The code, the Joint Conflict and...

TAYLOR NAMED LLNL SENIOR PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER

May 18, 2000 - LIVERMORE, Calif. The Department of Energy's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has appointed Lori A. Taylor as Senior Public Information Officer for Community Affairs. Taylor will be serving as a liaison to local community groups and organizations and will be responsible for designing...

LAB TECHNOLOGIES WIN FEDERAL LAB CONSORTIUM AWARDS

May 17, 2000 - LIVERMORE, Calif. The Federal Laboratory Consortium has honored Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for success in transferring two new technologies to the commercial marketplace. On May 10 the Consortium, a nationwide federal laboratory network focused on bringing lab technologies into...

RESEARCHERS UNRAVEL GENOME FOR 'SUPERBUG' BACTERIUM...

May 8, 2000 - WALNUT CREEK- A team of researchers has unraveled in one day'sworkload the entire genome of a harmful bacterium, dubbed the"superbug," that is a leading cause of hospital-acquiredinfections. The effort completed the first phase of genome sequencing (theshotgun sequencing phase) to a level...

LLNL's COOPER CHOSEN "PREMIER 100" INFORMATION...

May 4, 2000 - LIVERMORE, Calif. - Dr. David M. Cooper, Associate Director forComputation and Chief Information Officer at DOE's Lawrence LivermoreNational Laboratory's has been named by Computerworld magazine as oneof the "Premier 100 Information Technology Leaders for 2000." In the May 8 issue, Cooper is...

Richardson Announces 160 Acres of Protected Habitat At Lawrence...

April 28, 2000 - Energy, Interior Departments' Partnership Creates "AmsinckiaGrandiflora Reserve" Preservation of a unique ecosystem that will provide a home tomore than 300 species of plants and 95 species of mammals, birds,reptiles and amphibians has been achieved through an agreementannounced today by...

NATIONAL IGNITION FACILITY AND GLASS VENDORS ACHIEVE CONTINUOUS...

March 31, 2000 - Editor Note: Photos of the new continuous meltingtechnology are available on the Internet at http://www.llnl.gov/PAO/Newsstand/articles/3-31-00-laserglass.html LIVERMORE, CA - A major laser glass milestone has been achievedfor Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's National...

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER - AND FOR SCIENCE

March 30, 2000 - LIVERMORE, Calif. - Now thanks to Lawrence Livermore NationalLaboratory's high-pressure physics technologies that monitor thewell-being of nuclear weapons, we can explain some mysteries ofmaterials at the center of our planet and understand the formation ofour universe better. And in the near...

LAB SCIENTISTS NAMED FELLOWS OF OPTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA

March 27, 2000 - LIVERMORE, Calif. - Two scientists from Lawrence LivermoreNational Laboratory have been elected fellows of the Optical Societyof America. Stephen Payne, associate program leader in the Lab's Laser Scienceand Technology organization, was recognized for "sustained pioneeringcontributions to...

BREAKTHROUGH DOE/LIVERMORE PROJECT BRINGS MEDICAL WORK TO FORMER...

March 24, 2000 - MOSCOW - The Department of Energy's Lawrence Livermore NationalLaboratory (LLNL) signed a contract Wednesday with the AvangardFoundation to support the manufacture of kidney dialysis equipment atthe closed city of Sarov. This is the first time a Department ofEnergy laboratory has signed a...

LIVERMORE LAB ENGINEER HEADS NATIONAL ENGINEERING SOCIETY

March 3, 2000 - LIVERMORE, Calif. - Ted Saito of the U.S. Department of Energy'sLawrence Livermore National Laboratory has been elected this year'schair of the American Association of Engineering Societies(AAES). AAES is the umbrella organization for more than 20 engineeringsocieties, representing more...

MEDIA STATEMENT LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL LABORATORY STATEMENT...

Feb. 14, 2000 - During the past few days, there have been a number of mediainquiries on the possible connection between Lawrence LivermoreNational Laboratory, the National Ignition Facility and the death inOctober 1999 of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employee LeeHall. The Hall murder is a police...

FIRST IMAGES FROM NEW ORBITING OBSERVATORY CONSTRUCTED WITH HELP...

Feb. 9, 2000 - LIVERMORE, Calif. - Scientists have received the first spaceimages and spectra from one of the world's most powerful X-raytelescopes, the new X-ray Multi Mirror-Newton Observatory, designedand constructed with assistance from the U.S. Department of Energy'sLawrence Livermore National...

LIVERMORE LAB RESEARCHERS DISCOVERS CARBON DIOXIDE ABSORBEDBY...

Jan. 29, 2000 - LIVERMORE, Calif. -- The cold Southern Ocean surroundingAntarctica soaks up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere like a sponge,but scientists have discovered that the greenhouse gas doesn't staythere. Now researchers from the Department of Energy's Lawrence LivermoreNational Laboratory have...

International Security and Y2K: Lessons Learned

Jan. 21, 2000 - WHO: Ronald F. Lehman of the LLNL Center For Global Security Research AndThe International Institute For Strategic Studies WHAT: Present a conference entitled, "International Security Aspects of theYear 2000 Issue: Preliminary Assessments of 'What Really Happened'and Lessons to Be...

INFECTIOUS DISEASES EXPERT EXAMINES GLOBAL EPIDEMICS

Jan. 21, 2000 - LIVERMORE, Calif. - Eva Harris, assistant professor in UCBerkeley's School of Public Health, will discuss emerging infectiousdiseases, such as dengue fever and tuberculosis, at LawrenceLivermore National Laboratory's next "Science 2000" lecture onThursday, Jan. 27. Harris' talk, "A Global...

BEST INFRARED IMAGES OF NEPTUNE AND TITAN

Jan. 14, 2000 - LIVERMORE, Calif. - The best Earth-based images ever taken ofNeptune and Titan, Saturn's largest moon, will be revealed today atthe annual meeting of the American Astronomical Society inAtlanta. The images of the distant celestial bodies were captured ininfrared light using the W.M. Keck II...

LLNL STATEMENT ON INTERIM SEAB/NIF REPORT

Jan. 10, 2000 - "I have personally reviewed the SEAB Interim Report, as have oursenior managers. Because it is an interim report, it would bepremature to comment on the specific recommendations. However, we agree, as cited in DOE's recent 30-day StockpileStewardship Study, that NIF is one of the 'most...

World's Largest Fast-Growth Crystal Grown At...

Jan. 4, 2000 - LIVERMORE, Calif. - The world's largest fast-growth crystal,weighing in at 701 pounds, has been grown by researchers at the U.S.Department of Energy's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The pyramid-shaped KDP (potassium dihydrogen phosphate) crystalmeasures approximately 26 inches by...