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A life of service to others

Nov. 10, 2016 - Editor's Note: During the Helping Others More Effectively (HOME) Campaign, Public Affairs will run a series of articles about Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees who volunteer for various nonprofit agencies. ______________ All her life, Jennifer Vollbrecht has been committed to service...

LLNL brings science to the masses

Nov. 9, 2016 - More than 25,000 people packed into AT&T Park Saturday for the San Francisco Bay Area Science Festival's Discovery Day, a day of hands-on experiments, exhibits, games and shows. The event was the culmination of the Bay Area Science Festival's weeklong science festivities, which featured more...

Ibo Matthews elected fellow of Optical Society

Nov. 9, 2016 - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory physicist Manyalibo (Ibo) Matthews has been elected as a fellow of the Optical Society (OSA). He was recognized by OSA for his "outstanding contributions and sustained leadership in the field of high-power laser-induced damage science, laser-material...

LLNL wins three R&D 100 awards

Nov. 7, 2016 - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have garnered three awards among the top 100 industrial inventions worldwide for 2016. The trade journal R&D Magazine announced the winners of its annual awards, sometimes called the "Oscars of invention," Thursday at the Gaylord Convention...

Philanthropy awards honor Lab for Helping Others More...

Nov. 4, 2016 - For its ongoing efforts to raise money for local charities through the Helping Others More Effectively (HOME) Campaign, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory received the Outstanding Corporate Philanthropy Award for 2016. The East Bay Leadership Council presented the award to the Lab on Thursday,...

Guardian of giants: Lab volunteer watches over the welfare of...

Nov. 3, 2016 - Editor's Note: During the Helping Others More Effectively (HOME) Campaign, Public Affairs will run a series of articles about Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees who volunteer for various nonprofit agencies. It is the middle of the night in San Andreas, two hours northeast of Livermore...

Celebrate your inner scientist at Discovery Day at AT&T Park...

Nov. 2, 2016 - Aspiring scientists and budding engineers - the Bay Area Science Festival is calling you. Now in its sixth year, the festival will hold its annual Discovery Day at AT&T Park in San Francisco on Saturday, Nov. 5. Discovery Day features hundreds of activities to test your knowledge of basic...

LLNS announces recipients of $100,000 Community Gift Program for...

Nov. 2, 2016 - Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS), the contract manager for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), has announced the recipients for the 2016 LLNS Community Gift Program. These gifts, totaling $100,000, reflect LLNS' commitment to local communities. LLNS received 81...

Lab helps field source physics experiment

Nov. 1, 2016 - A Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) team played a key role in fielding the recent Source Physics Experiment (SPE-6) detonated at the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS). This SPE-6 test, was conducted Oct. 12 and was the last of a series of six underground, high-explosive tests...

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Cloudy feedback on global warming

Oct. 31, 2016 - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have identified a mechanism that causes low clouds -- and their influence on Earth's energy balance -- to respond differently to global warming, depending on their spatial pattern and location. The results imply that studies relying solely on...

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Lab-developed hydrogen sensors put to the test at Southern...

Oct. 28, 2016 - As hydrogen fuel cell cars become commercially available and hydrogen refueling stations slowly begin to proliferate throughout California, government agencies are turning to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to help detect leaks that could lead to fire. The South Coast Air Quality Management...

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Postdocs shine at Laboratory ‘Research Slam!’

Oct. 26, 2016 - The Laboratory is home to a workforce of world-class scientific talent, a pool that includes a population of 229 postdoctoral researchers, who are a critical component in executing the Lab's mission. To showcase their diverse projects and to provide an opportunity for them to hone their...

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Four Lawrence Livermore National Lab researchers selected as...

Oct. 26, 2016 - LIVERMORE, California - Four Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists have been selected as 2016 fellows of the American Physical Society (APS). Election to APS fellowship recognizes the society member's exceptional contributions to the field of physics through research, leadership...

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ASML taps Lawrence Livermore to develop extreme EUV for chip...

Oct. 25, 2016 - LIVERMORE, Calif. - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and ASML Holding NV (ASML) have successfully established plasma simulation capabilities to advance extreme ultraviolet (EUV) light sources toward the manufacturing of next-generation semiconductors. Under a cooperative research and...

3D printed metamaterial shrinks when heated

Oct. 24, 2016 - Members of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's Additive Manufacturing Initiative are among a group of researchers who have developed 3D printed materials with a unique property -- instead of expanding when heated, they shrink. In a study published in the Oct. 21 edition of the journal Physical...

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Lab wins two regional FLC awards

Oct. 21, 2016 - Two teams of LLNL scientists, supported by a Lab business development executive, have each received regional awards for technology transfer from the Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC). This year's awards, one for technology work and the other for a partnership, were presented last month during the...

Scientists explore use of 3D printing to speed up target...

Oct. 20, 2016 - Advanced 3D printing promises to redefine manufacturing in critical industries such as aerospace, transportation and defense, and now, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is exploring the use of 3D printing to achieve unprecedented flexibility in producing "on-demand" targets for testing how...

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Girls explore STEM careers at conference

Oct. 17, 2016 - "She Believed She Could So She Did STEM," was the theme for the 24th annual San Joaquin Expanding Your Horizons (SJEYH) conference, where nearly 500 young women flocked to the University of the Pacific campus in Stockton, excited to learn more about science, technology, engineering and mathematics...

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: Meet Marisol Gamboa

Oct. 14, 2016 - In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, the Amigos Unidos Hispanic employee resource group and the Office of Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Programs at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are highlighting two Hispanic Laboratory employees, Octavio...

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LLNL scientists develop a new method to measure radiation dose...

Oct. 13, 2016 - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists and collaborators have developed a new technique to measure radiation dose levels using gene expression analysis of whole blood from cancer patients receiving targeted radiation therapy. There are unique challenges to estimate the internal...