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Forum showcases Lab's additive manufacturing capabilities

June 4, 2014- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's additive manufacturing capabilities including hardware expertise, materials science R&D and high-performance computing were highlighted at a recent Silicon Valley forum.Held at theHigh Performance Computing Innovation CenterLivermore Valley Open Campus, the event drew a standing room only crowd of more than 80 people from throughout the Bay Area. It...

IPO webinar on energy absorbing materials today

June 2, 2014- 
Learn more about additively manufactured energy absorbing materials produced by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory during the next monthly installment of the Industrial Partnerships Office (IPO) Technology & Market Discovery Webinar series on June 3. The presentation by lab material scientist Eric Duoss titled "Design and Manufacture of Energy Absorbing Materials" will run from 9 to 10 a...

Students, scientists and community members hang out on Livermorium Day

June 2, 2014- 
Livermore students virtually got up close and personal with Lawrence Livermore scientists and Livermore Mayor John Marchand on the anniversary of Livermorium Day.Established in 2013, Marchand decreed May 30 as Livermorium Day to recognize the naming of element 116, which was named after the City Livermore and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.During a Google Hangout, a type of online...

Laboratory publishes national security book

May 30, 2014- 
LLNL has published its first electronic book, or e-book.The 139-page book, "Strategic Latency and World Power: How Technology is Changing Our Concepts of Security," has been published by the Lab through its Center for Global Security Research (CGSR).Book editors are Zachary Davis, a senior fellow at CGSR; Ron Lehman, a former CGSR director and an adviser to the director; and Michael Nacht, a...

Andreas Kemp receives 2014 ASCR Leadership Computing Challenge award

May 30, 2014- 
A team of researchers led by Andreas Kemp has received a 2014 Leadership Computing Challenge award from the DOE Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) to further pursue the study of short-pulse laser interactions with solid density plasmas using supercomputer simulations.The research project entitled "Laser-driven relativistic electron beam filamentation in solids" has been...

A tool to better screen and treat aneurysm patients

May 29, 2014- 
New research by an international consortium, including a researcher from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, may help physicians better understand the chronological development of a brain aneurysm.Using radiocarbon dating to date samples of ruptured and unruptured cerebral aneurysm (CA) tissue, the team, led by neurosurgeon Nima Etminan, found that the main structural constituent and...

CASIS workshop explores building a Wikipedia for visual queries

May 27, 2014- 
The 18th annual Signal and Image Sciences Workshop, a signature event of the Engineering Directorate's Center for Advanced Signal and Image Sciences (CASIS), attracted more than 100 attendees last week.The workshop is designed to showcase R&D in signal and image sciences at Lawrence Livermore and Sandia national laboratories as well as local academic institutions and industries. It was co...

Celebrating 25 years of high explosive research

May 22, 2014- 
This year,Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL)High Explosives Applications Facilit y (HEAF) celebrates a milestone - 25 years as a center of excellence for the research, development, synthesis, formulation and characterization of explosives.The creation of HEAF stemmed from the recognition that the high explosives (HE) facilities at the Lab were old and scattered across LLNL, and...

Celebrate Livermorium Day events Friday, May 30

May 22, 2014- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. --Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), the City of Livermore and the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District will be hosting a day of events, both online and downtown, to celebrate the first anniversary of Livermorium Day on Friday, May 30.Livermore Mayor John Marchand proclaimed May 30 Livermorium Day to recognize the discovery of chemical element 116...

Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC announces return of Community Gift Program

May 15, 2014- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. -Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS) is kicking off its annual Community Gift Program for 2014 to benefit local and surrounding area nonprofit organizations.LLNS manages Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration.The Community Gift Program provides a total of $100,000 in awards to...

Giant telescope tackles orbit and size of exoplanet

May 15, 2014- 
Using one of the world's largest telescopes, a Lawrence Livermore team and international collaborators have tracked the orbit of a planet at least four times the size of Jupiter.The scientists were able to identify the orbit of the exoplanet, Beta Pictoris b, which sits 63 light years from our solar system, by using the Gemini Planet Imager's (GPI) next-generation, high-contrast adaptive...

Two Lawrence Livermore researchers awarded early career funding

May 14, 2014- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists Jennifer Pett-Ridge and Todd Gamblin have been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science Early Career Research Program to receive funding for proposed projects.Jennifer Pett-Ridge was selected for her work titled, "Microbial Carbon Tranformations in Wet Tropical Soils: The Importance of Redox Fluctuations," by the DO...

Department of Energy's Dot Harris honored for blazing path for women

May 9, 2014- 
LaDorris "Dot" Harris, director of the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity at the Department of Energy, was recently honored at the EmpowHer Institute's Girls to Greatness Luncheon, "Dream Big, Reach Higher,"  in Beverly Hills, California.The mission of theEmpowHer Institute is to empower girls and womento seek fulfilling and productive lives by helping them gain the skills necessary...

A computer code led to entrepreneurial success

May 8, 2014- 
Editor's note: This article is part of an occasional series about LLNL entrepreneurs.John Hallquist knew it was a game changer when he invented a small computer code to analyze the structures of bombs dropped by U.S. Air Force jets.It was 1976 and Hallquist was a young engineer who had joined Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory after getting his Ph.D. from Michigan Technological University...

California to experience more droughts, wildfires in the future

May 7, 2014- 
California will experience increased heat, drought and insect outbreaks and more wildfires, according to a new report released Tuesday by the White House.The National Climate Assessment reportalso explains how California will have to deal with declining water supplies, reduced agricultural yields, health impacts in cities due to heat and flooding and erosion in coastal areas.The report...

UC Merced students inspired by Laboratory visit

May 6, 2014- 
UC Merced students spent Friday touring Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), a place where some of them dream of working as a scientist or engineer.The group included 20 undergraduate and graduate students from the university's science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) Resource Center. The purpose of the visit was for LLNL to strengthen its collaboration with the state...

First-of-a-kind supercomputer at Lawrence Livermore available for collaborative research

May 6, 2014- 
Catalyst, a first-of-a-kind supercomputer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), is available to industry collaborators to test big data technologies, architectures and applications.Developed by a partnership of Cray,Intel and Lawrence Livermore, this Cray CS300 high performance computing (HPC) cluster is available for collaborative projects with industry through Livermore's High...

Sustainability efforts recognized during ceremony

May 5, 2014- 
Last week, three teams of Lawrence Livermore employees were recognized for their efforts in implementing sustainability projects at the Laboratory. These projects received 2013 Sustainability Awards from the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).The awards recognize exemplary individual and team performance in advancing sustainability objectives through innovative and effective...

Element 117, discovered by Laboratory, one step closer to being named

May 2, 2014- 
Element 117, first discovered by Lawrence Livermor escientists and international collaborators in 2010, is one step closer to being named.The existence of element 117 and its decay chain to elements 115 and 113 have been confirmed by a second international team led by scientists at GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research, an accelerator laboratory located in Darmstadt, Germany. The...

Lawrence Livermore information technology job shadow day a hit

May 1, 2014- 
Tuesday was no ordinary school day for 60 students and teachers, who visited the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) to take their education outside of the classroom and learn all about the Lab and information technology (IT). The event was hosted by The Office of the Chief Information Officer and Livermore Information Technology as part of the Department of Energy's IT Job Shadow...