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LLNL scientists pioneer the use of established technology for analyzing uranium ore concentrate samples

Oct. 2, 2013- 
A team of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers has pioneered the use of a long-standing technology for a new application -- analyzing the chemical composition of uranium samples.In a paper published as the cover story in the September edition of Applied Spectroscopy , the Laboratory scientists describe the first reported use of near-infrared spectrometry to study the...

Edward Moses to lead Fusion Ignition Science and Applications research effort -- Jeff Wisoff appointed acting principal associate director of NIF & Photon Science

Oct. 1, 2013- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. - Edward Moses, the principal associate director for the National Ignition Facility & Photon Science (NIF&PS) Directorate, will be taking a new position to lead a two-year effort to explore the science and applications of ignition, including the commercial prospects for laser inertial fusion energy. In this role, Moses will bring together academia, national and...

Media advisory: EYH Conference

Sept. 30, 2013- 
WHO: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, Sandia National Laboratories and the University of the Pacific School of Engineering and Computer Science will co-sponsor the 21st annual San Joaquin Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) conference. See the Website for more information.WHAT: The popular daylong conference introduces girls in grades 6-12 to a variety of challenging careers and will...

Former Lawrence Fellow David Lobell receives MacArthur fellowship

Sept. 30, 2013- 
Former Lawrence Fellow David Lobell ,  who has done groundbreaking work on the agricultural impacts of climate change, has received a MacArthur fellowship.He is among 24 individuals honored this year by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation , which recognizes exceptionally creative individuals with a track record of achievement and the potential for even more significant...

Albright addresses Chamber of Commerce

Sept. 27, 2013- 
Director Parney Albright sees a day when the Livermore Valley is known as a vibrant research and development enterprise, with the Laboratory and neighboring Sandia-California serving as anchor tenants.That's the message he delivered during a special presentation before the Chamber of Commerce Thursday at Wente Vineyards. The director served as the guest speaker for the chamber's final...

HPC's potential to transform bioscience explored at conference

Sept. 26, 2013- 
The latest generation of high performance computers has the potential to transform the biomedical field in ways unthinkable just a few years ago.That was the theme that emerged from the "Current Challenges in Computing 2013: Biomedical Research" conference, or CCubed, held earlier this month in Napa. Sponsored by IBM with support from the Laboratory, the meeting brought together thought...

Physicist Jim Hammer receives prestigious Edward Teller Award

Sept. 23, 2013- 
Jim Hammer, a physicist in the Weapons and Complex Integration Directorate (WCI) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, is a recipient of the 2013 Edward Teller Medal.The Fusion Energy Division of the American Nuclear Society (ANS) presented the award recently during the International Inertial Fusion Science Applications (IFSA) conference in Nara, Japan. Hammer was cited for his...

Baylis named new director of Diversity Programs

Sept. 23, 2013- 
Tony Baylis has been named the new director of the Office of Strategic Diversity Programs (OSDP). Baylis' appointment began earlier this month.Since joining LLNL in 2005 as a program manager in the Computation Directorate, Baylis has been a key leader for workforce, recruitment and diversity efforts. Computation Associate Director Dona Crawford praised Baylis' contributions to her...

UC Regents Visit Lawrence Livermore

Sept. 20, 2013- 
In an effort to strengthen and showcase the long-standing relationship between Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and the University of California (UC), the UC Board of Regents held a public meeting at the Laboratory."This will be a great step in continuing the relationship between the [national] labs and the university," UC Regent Chairman Bruce Varner said at the Thursday morning...

Lab engineer brings science and technology to Bay Area youth

Sept. 19, 2013- 
Victor Castillo is focused on helping students succeed using his favorite tools: science and technology.The quantitative risk analysis group leader at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Computational Engineering Division has spent many years giving back to the Bay Area community through youth development.In his free time, he mentors students in science and technology, including...

LLNL hosts plasma physics summer school

Sept. 17, 2013- 
Three students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) participated in a two-week plasma physics summer school at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The course, "Introduction to the Analysis of Spectra from High-Temperature Plasmas," was a concentrated introduction to the study of astrophysical plasmas, magnetic fusion plasmas and laser-produced plasmas.Organized...

Lawrence Livermore to build advanced laser system in Czech Republic

Sept. 17, 2013- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), through Lawrence Livermore National Security LLC (LLNS), has been awarded more than $45 million to develop and deliver a state-of-the-art laser system for the European Union's Extreme Light Infrastructure Beamlines facility ( ELI-Beamlines ), under construction in Dolni Brezany near Prague in the Czech Republic.Funds were...

Lawrence Livermore study finds human activity affects vertical structure of atmospheric temperature

Sept. 17, 2013- 
Human influences have directly impacted the latitude/altitude pattern of atmospheric temperature. That is the conclusion of a new report by scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and six other scientific institutions. The research compares multiple satellite records of atmospheric temperature change with results from a large, multi-model archive of simulations."Human...

It's a shock: Life on Earth may have come from out of this world

Sept. 15, 2013- 
A group of international scientists including a Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researcher have confirmed that life really could have come from out of this world.The team shock compressed an icy mixture, similar to what is found in comets, which then created a number of amino acids - the building blocks of life. The research appears in advanced online publication Sept. 15 on the Nat...

Researchers from Lawrence Livermore, Florida company plan to demonstrate bioenergy technology

Sept. 11, 2013- 
Researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Florida-based Chemergy Inc. plan to demonstrate an innovative bioenergy technology that converts wastewater treatment plant byproducts into hydrogen gas to produce electricity. The $1.75 million project will demonstrate an integrated system on a limited industrial scale at the Delta Diablo Sanitation District (DDSD)...

Association between virus, bladder cancers detected using Lawrence Livermore technology

Sept. 10, 2013- 
A Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)-developed biological detection technology has been employed as part of an international collaboration that has detected a virus in bladder cancers.The research, performed in conjunction with scientists from the University of Split in Croatia, LLNL and the University of Jordan in Amman is believed to be the first study to demonstrate an...

Lawrence Livermore increases contracts awarded to small businesses for third straight year

Sept. 6, 2013- 
Ask Norma Jean Hinds why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has been able to consistently increase partnerships with small businesses and you'll get a compelling answer."The Lab gives mom and pop businesses more opportunities," said Hinds, who is the general manager of Akima Infrastructure Services, LLC., a small business that provides staffing for the Lab. "They take small...

Lawrence Livermore and the U.K.'S Science and Technology Facilities Council agree to collaborate in boosting economic competitiveness through HPC

Aug. 30, 2013- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's High Performance Computing Innovation Center (HPCIC) and the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) in the United Kingdom will collaborate to expand industry's use of supercomputing to boost economic competitiveness in the two countries. The U.S. Department of Energy and The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) in the United...

Lab researcher Harry Martz makes flying safer for Americans

Aug. 28, 2013- 
Each time you step on a commercial flight, you can feel safer because of a researcher you've probably never heard of. His name is Harry Martz. He's a veteran scientist at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) who wakes up every day thinking how his research can advance X-ray imaging technology to thwart the next terrorist attack.  See the video .Plainspoken and passionate, the...

Deadline approaches for Lawrence Livermore National Security's Community Gift Program

Aug. 28, 2013- 
The deadline for submitting applications to Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS)'s annual Community Gift Program to benefit local and area nonprofit organizations is quickly approaching.LLNS manages Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration.Applications are due Aug. 29, 2013. Due to a glitch in the...