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westbrook

National Academy honors Westbrook

Feb. 22, 2017 - The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) bestowed its highest honor to retired Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) senior scientist Charlie Westbrook.Westbrook was recognized for his "pioneering development, applications and leadership in chemical kinetic modeling to advance combustion...

EPD

Lab researchers develop unique model to customize common...

Feb. 17, 2017 - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have published a precise computer model of a deposition process using electrically charged particles that will provide scientists and engineers with unprecedented insights into the method.The process of electrophoretic deposition (EPD) uses...

NIF

National Ignition Facility's dual-purpose positioner is...

Feb. 16, 2017 - While multitasking may be easy for some people (and perhaps hard for others), it can be a particular challenge for the highly specialized equipment used to carry out experiments on the National Ignition Facility (NIF).But TanDM, NIF's new Target and Diagnostic Manipulator, is designed to do just...

science on saturday

‘Science On Saturday’ lecture to explore 3D printing — from...

Feb. 16, 2017 - Who: Lawrence Livermore scientists Eric Duoss, Chris Spadaccini, Julie Jackson, William Smith and Melody Golobic, along with Tracy High School science teacher Dean Reese, will present "3D Printing: From Imagination to Realization," the third lecture in the 2017 Science on Saturday series. The...

carbon capture

Lab-Corps experience inspires application of carbon capture...

Feb. 15, 2017 - Sometimes a scientific breakthrough can end up in the most unexpected places. Just ask Congwang Ye, a Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) engineer whose work with carbon capture microcapsule technology, intended for filtering CO2 from power plants, could end up solving a big problem for...

Innovation Development Fund

Fund aids commercialization efforts

Feb. 14, 2017 - For three Lab engineers, a Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) commercialization fund has proven to be an oasis of assistance as they have sought to cross the legendary technology "valley of death."In technology transfer circles, there is a phase -- between when a technology is promising...

exomoons

Kepler, don’t give up on the hunt for exomoons

Feb. 13, 2017 - The Kepler spacecraft has been prolific in its search for planets outside our solar system, known as exoplanets, discovering thousands since its launch in 2009. But the hunt for moons orbiting these exoplanets, or exomoons, is vastly more challenging. While no exomoons have been found to date, a...

LUX-ZEPLIN

Next-gen dark matter detector in race to finish

Feb. 13, 2017 - U.S.-based experiment is on a fast track to help solve science mystery._________The race is on to build the most sensitive U.S.-based experiment designed to directly detect dark matter particles. Department of Energy (DOE) officials today formally approved a key construction milestone that will...

Science on Screen

‘Science On Screen’ series returns to Modesto

Feb. 10, 2017 - LIVERMORE, California -- Now in its third year, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is once again partnering with the State Theatre in Modesto to bring "Science on Screen" to the theater one Saturday a month from February through April.Science on Screen is a free, educational program...

carbon nanotubes

Nanotube growth moving in the right direction

Feb. 9, 2017 - For the first time, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists and collaborators have captured a movie of how large populations of carbon nanotubes grow and align themselves.Understanding how carbon nanotubes (CNT) nucleate, grow and self-organize to form macroscale materials is critical for...

Science on Saturday

‘Science On Saturday’ lecture series to reconstruct a rabies...

Feb. 8, 2017 - Who: Lawrence Livermore scientists Monica Borucki and Jonathan Allen, along with Granada High School science teacher Elizabeth Lopez, will present "Reconstructing a Rabies Epidemic: Byte by Byte," the second lecture in the 2017 Science on Saturday series. The series theme is "Ingenious Inventions."...

EYH

Register now for annual 'Expanding Your Horizons'...

Feb. 7, 2017 - Register now for the 39th annual Tri-Valley Expanding Your Horizons Conference, scheduled 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Diablo Valley College, San Ramon Campus, 1690 Watermill Road, San Ramon. Registration is now closed.This popular daylong event introduces young women in grades 6-9 to...

Bruce Hendrickson

Sandia’s Hendrickson to lead LLNL Computation

Feb. 6, 2017 - Bruce Hendrickson has been selected as Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's associate director for Computation. The announcement was made by Laboratory Director Bill Goldstein following a nationwide search.Hendrickson will assume his associate director responsibilities in late March. He will...

science on saturday

‘Science on Saturday’ lecture to explore 'Forensic Science...

Feb. 3, 2017 - Who: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists Brad Hart, Deon Anex and Katelyn Mason, along with teacher Katherine Huang, who teaches classes in anatomy, physiology and biotechnology at Dougherty Valley High School, will present "Forensic Science in Crisis: How Proteins Can Help,"...

Jones

Meet Ivy Krystal Jones

Feb. 3, 2017 - Editor's Note: This is one in a series of articles highlighting the diverse group of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory postdocs and graduate scholars.The postdoc program at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory provides opportunities for postdocs to conduct world-class research in an exciting...

HAPLS

LLNL meets key milestone for delivery of world’s highest average...

Feb. 2, 2017 - The High-Repetition-Rate Advanced Petawatt Laser System (HAPLS), being developed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), recently completed a significant milestone: demonstration of continuous operation of an all diode-pumped, high-energy femtosecond petawatt laser system. With...

Science on Saturday

Ingenious inventions highlight Lawrence Livermore’s popular...

Jan. 31, 2017 - LIVERMORE, California -- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) popular lecture series, "Science on Saturday," returns Feb. 4 and runs through Feb. 25 at the Bankhead Theater, located at 2400 First St., Livermore.The series will offer four different lectures with the theme "Ingenious...

Plate tectonics go to the core

Jan. 30, 2017 - The heat from Earth's core has a significant effect on tectonic plate movement.The new research challenges the previous school of thought that movement of Earth's tectonic plates is driven largely by negative buoyancy created as they cool.The team, including Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory...

Tom Braun

Meet Tom Braun

Jan. 27, 2017 - Editor's Note: This is one in a series of articles highlighting the diverse group of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) postdocs and graduate scholars.___________________ Full Name: Tom BraunHometown: Berlin, GermanyEducation: Braun received his master's degree in physics from Technical...

Girls Who Code volunteers

Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District recognizes ‘Girls...

Jan. 26, 2017 - Thanks to the efforts of volunteers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), more than 150 students at Livermore middle and high schools were introduced to coding and basic computer programming last fall during after-school "Girls Who Code" clubs. The 22 Laboratory mentors were...