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Russian Machine Puts Out the Wash with U.S. Plutonium

June 9, 2000- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. - The Department of Energy's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory recently purchased a plutonium-oxide saltwasher from the Russian Scientific Research Institute of Atomic Reactors. The purchase is part of U.S.-Russian Joint Plutonium Disposition activities. Once installed in the Laboratory's Plutonium Facility, the equipment will provide a quicker and more...

LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL LABORATORY RAISES $16,000 FOR LOS ALAMOS VICTIMS

May 26, 2000- 
LIVERMORE, CALIF. – Employees from the Department of Energy's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory raised more than $16,000 to assist victims of the Cerro Grande fire in Los Alamos, New Mexico. The money will go directly to assist the employees of DOE's Los Alamos National Laboratory whose homes were lost or damaged. Employees from Lawrence Livermore's Defense & Nuclear Technologies...

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 issues and concluded that the basis of NIF's technical performance is sound. These reviews also...

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 Tactical Simulation (JCATS, pronounced JAY-cats), has earned praise from users who have applied it...

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 and implementing community outreach programs, including the development of a new e-mail...

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 the marketplace, presented Awards for Excellence in Technology Transfer to the Livermore for: ...

RESEARCHERS UNRAVEL GENOME FOR 'SUPERBUG' BACTERIUM USING ONE DAY'S PRODUCTION CAPACITY

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 sufficient to permit essentiallyall of the organism's genes to be identified. The genome for...

LLNL's COOPER CHOSEN "PREMIER 100" INFORMATION TECHNOLOGYLEADER

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 one of only ten featured honoreesprofiled in the publication, as well as on their web-site at ht...

Richardson Announces 160 Acres of Protected Habitat At Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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 Secretary of Energy Bill Richardson. The agreementwith the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service...

NATIONAL IGNITION FACILITY AND GLASS VENDORS ACHIEVE CONTINUOUS MELT MILESTONE

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 IgnitionFacility - thanks to extensive research and development spearheadedby the Lab and two leading high...

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 future we may see diamond-encapsulated micro-circuits and semiconductors-or "smart cookware...

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 the development of novel lamp and diode pumped solidstate laser materials." Working with Lab...

BREAKTHROUGH DOE/LIVERMORE PROJECT BRINGS MEDICAL WORK TO FORMER RUSSIAN WEAPONS MANUFACTURERS

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 contract with a former Russian nuclearweapons manufacturer; this follows last week's signing of...

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 than a million engineers in industry,government, and education. AAES is dedicated to the knowledge...

MEDIA STATEMENT LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL LABORATORY STATEMENT ON LEE HALL INVESTIGATION

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 investigation. Lawrence LivermoreNational Laboratory is cooperating fully with all law...

FIRST IMAGES FROM NEW ORBITING OBSERVATORY CONSTRUCTED WITH HELP FROM LIVERMORE LAB

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 Laboratory. The XMM-Newton fixes its sights into deep space, halfway back intime to the origin of the...

LIVERMORE LAB RESEARCHERS DISCOVERS CARBON DIOXIDE ABSORBEDBY OCEAN NEAR ANTARCTICA

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 found that the carbon dioxide actually endsup deep in the subtropical ocean. They report their...

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 Approach to Infectious Diseases," will beheld at 7:30 p.m. at the Livermore High School...

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 Learned" WHEN: Monday-Tuesday, January 24-25, 2000 WHERE: LLNL Building 123, Main...

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 telescope in Hawaii, theworld's largest. They are among the first Keck images taken...