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LIVERMORE LAB RESEARCHERS DISCOVERS CARBON DIOXIDE ABSORBEDBY OCEAN NEAR ANTARCTICA

Jan. 29, 2000- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. -- The cold Southern Ocean surroundingAntarctica soaks up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere like a sponge,but scientists have discovered that the greenhouse gas doesn't staythere. Now researchers from the Department of Energy's Lawrence LivermoreNational Laboratory have found that the carbon dioxide actually endsup deep in the subtropical ocean. They report their...

INFECTIOUS DISEASES EXPERT EXAMINES GLOBAL EPIDEMICS

Jan. 21, 2000- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. - Eva Harris, assistant professor in UCBerkeley's School of Public Health, will discuss emerging infectiousdiseases, such as dengue fever and tuberculosis, at LawrenceLivermore National Laboratory's next "Science 2000" lecture onThursday, Jan. 27. Harris' talk, "A Global Approach to Infectious Diseases," will beheld at 7:30 p.m. at the Livermore High School...

International Security and Y2K: Lessons Learned

Jan. 21, 2000- 
WHO: Ronald F. Lehman of the LLNL Center For Global Security Research AndThe International Institute For Strategic Studies WHAT: Present a conference entitled, "International Security Aspects of theYear 2000 Issue: Preliminary Assessments of 'What Really Happened'and Lessons to Be Learned" WHEN: Monday-Tuesday, January 24-25, 2000 WHERE: LLNL Building 123, Main...

BEST INFRARED IMAGES OF NEPTUNE AND TITAN

Jan. 14, 2000- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. - The best Earth-based images ever taken ofNeptune and Titan, Saturn's largest moon, will be revealed today atthe annual meeting of the American Astronomical Society inAtlanta. The images of the distant celestial bodies were captured ininfrared light using the W.M. Keck II telescope in Hawaii, theworld's largest. They are among the first Keck images taken...

LLNL STATEMENT ON INTERIM SEAB/NIF REPORT

Jan. 10, 2000- 
"I have personally reviewed the SEAB Interim Report, as have oursenior managers. Because it is an interim report, it would bepremature to comment on the specific recommendations. However, we agree, as cited in DOE's recent 30-day StockpileStewardship Study, that NIF is one of the 'most vital facilities inthe Stockpile Stewardship Program,' and, as John McTague, Chairman ofthe SEAB...

World's Largest Fast-Growth Crystal Grown At LawrenceLivermore Lab

Jan. 4, 2000- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. - The world's largest fast-growth crystal,weighing in at 701 pounds, has been grown by researchers at the U.S.Department of Energy's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The pyramid-shaped KDP (potassium dihydrogen phosphate) crystalmeasures approximately 26 inches by 21 inches by 23 inches high. Itwas grown in a record 52 days using a special rapid-growth...