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‘Second skin’ uniform protects soldiers from biological and...

Aug. 3, 2016 - In work that aims to protect soldiers from biological and chemical threats, a team of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists has created a material that is highly breathable yet protective from biological agents. This material is the first key component of futuristic smart uniforms that...

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Pitt engineers will use Lab’s electron microscope to study rapid...

Aug. 2, 2016 - University of Pittsburgh engineers will utilize a unique transmission electron microscope developed and housed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) to better understand how microstructures form in metals and alloys as they solidify after laser beam melting. Under a three-year, $500,000...

Lab physicist receives DoD award

Aug. 1, 2016 - Lab employee Craig Wuest has received one of the top civilian awards from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). A citation accompanying the award - the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service - highlights Wuest's work to strengthen DoD's nuclear survivability posture...

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‘Monarch of the Hill’ crowns three days of challenges for...

July 30, 2016 - Students in the Cyber Defenders class of 2016 put the breadth of what they've learned to the test in what is now called the "Monarch of the Hill" team competition, an intensive three days of real-worldcyber security challenges. "The competition allows students to apply what they've learned in...

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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory receives sustainability...

July 29, 2016 - The Laboratory was one of several sites across the nuclear security enterprise recognized with a 2016 Sustainability Award for innovation and excellence in environmental sustainability, by the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). LLNL's Sustainability Performance...

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Lawrence Livermore COLLECTS funding to improve solar power...

July 28, 2016 - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), in collaboration with Giant Leap Technologies, received $1.75 million Thursday from the Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy to improve solar power efficiency. The project is part of DOE's SunShot Initiative, which is...

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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory chemist named Howes...

July 28, 2016 - Lawrence Fellow Aurora Pribram-Jones is one of two recipients of the Howes Scholar award presented by the Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) Program at its annual program review. The award, presented Tuesday (July 26), was established to honor Fredrick Anthony...

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Lab team measures peripheral nervous system activity with...

July 26, 2016 - For the first time, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have successfully incorporated adult human peripheral nervous system (PNS) cells on a microelectrode platform for long-term testing of chemical and toxic effects on cell health and function. The study, part of a project...

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Michael Sherburne: future electrical engineer

July 22, 2016 - Editor's Note: This is one in a series of articles highlighting the diverse group of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory summer students. __________________ Meet: Michael Sherburne, future electrical engineer Hometown: Burke, Virginia University/educational background: Virginia Polytechnic...

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Lawrence Livermore physicist receives APS award for plasma...

July 21, 2016 - LIVERMORE, California - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) physicist Tammy Ma has won the American Physical Society's (APS) 2016 Thomas H. Stix Award for Outstanding Early Career Contributions to Plasma Physics Research. Ma was recognized for "innovation and leadership in quantifying...

New study unlocks potential for ultra-lightweight and flexible...

July 18, 2016 - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) engineers have achieved unprecedented scalability in 3D-printed architectures of arbitrary geometry, opening the door to super-strong, ultra-lightweight and flexible metallic materials for aerospace, the military and the automotive industry. In a study...

3D printing could revolutionize laser design

July 18, 2016 - LLNL researchers are exploring the use of metal 3D printing to create strong, lightweight structures for advanced laser systems - an effort they say could alter the way lasers are designed in the future. In a Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) program, physicist Ibo Matthews and...

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Livermore, Berkeley labs lead project to increase power grid...

July 11, 2016 - Cybersecurity experts Jamie Van Randwyk of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Sean Peisert of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) are leading a new program to develop new data analysis methods to better protect the nation's power grid. The project, "Threat Detection...

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Scientists find evidence for climate change in satellite cloud...

July 11, 2016 - Scientists have found that changes in cloud patterns during the last three decades match those predicted by climate model simulations. These cloud changes are likely to have had a warming effect on the planet. Records of cloudiness from satellites originally designed to monitor weather are plagued...

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Meet Erica West: future physicist

July 8, 2016 - Editor's Note: This is one in a series of articles highlighting the diverse group of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory summer students. ______________ The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) student internship program is designed to allow students to engage in work-study employment...

High school students gain valuable experience through...

July 7, 2016 - When he returns to school for his senior year at Orion Academy in Moraga, Ibrahim Almaliti will be coming back with a new set of skills that could launch him into a career. Almaliti, 17, just finished a summer internship at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), where he learned coding and...

NIF experiments study how ‘starstuff’ is made

July 5, 2016 - When the renowned cosmologist Carl Sagan declared that "we are made of starstuff," he wasn't speaking metaphorically. As Sagan said in the TV series "Cosmos," many of the elements in our bodies - "the nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood" - were forged in the...

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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory dedicates new...

June 29, 2016 - Officials from the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and government representatives today dedicated a new supercomputing facility at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The $9.8 million modular and sustainable facility provides the Laboratory...

Lab's high performance computing will play major role in...

June 29, 2016 - Vice President Joe Biden and his wfie Jill Biden hosted the Cancer Moonshot Summit Wednesday to announce several efforts to expand cancer research in hopes of finding a cure. The Cancer Moonshot is a new national effort to double the rate of progress - to make a decade's worth of advances in cancer...

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'Sky's the limit' for latest graduates of the...

June 29, 2016 - While he was working as a machinist in Oakland and taking classes at Laney College, Wesley Scoggins wanted to improve his skills to find a better job. In 2012, he answered a Craigslist posting for a slot in the Livermore Lab Engineering Directorate's Machinist Apprentice Program. It was an...