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2010-11-08 08:48:03

News from the 52nd annual meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics Physicists working on the National Spherical Torus Experiment (NSTX) at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory are now one step closer to solving one of the grand challenges of magnetic fusion research"”how to reduce the effect that the hot plasma has on fusion machine walls (or how to tame the plasma-material interface). Some heat from the hot plasma core of a fusion energy device escapes the plasma and can...

2010-11-03 00:00:39

LLNL Selects Appro HyperPowerâ“ž¢, Hybrid Blade Clusters to Support Data Analysis and Visualization Projects Appro (http://www.appro.com), a leading provider of supercomputing solutions, today announces the deployment of Appro HyperPowerâ“ž¢ Clusters, based on the Appro CPU/GPU GreenBlade System to provide Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Computing Center with a new visualization cluster called "Edge" geared to support...

2010-10-28 14:19:46

Anne M Stark, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Beta cells, which make insulin in the human body, do not replicate after the age of 30, indicating that clinicians may be closer to better treating diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is caused by a loss of beta cells by auto-immunity while type 2 is due to a relative insufficiency of beta cells. Whether beta cells replicate after birth has remained an open issue, and is critically important for designing therapies for diabetes. By using radioactive...

2010-10-11 09:30:00

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa., Oct. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Ignition Facility (NIF), a project sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), has been honored by Project Management Institute (PMI) as the winner of its prestigious PMI® Project of the Year Award. The award recognizes the accomplishments of a project team for superior performance, exemplary project management execution, innovation in the use of...

2010-10-07 12:00:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- ICAP Ocean Tomo, the intellectual property brokerage division of ICAP plc (IAP.L) and the world's premier patent auction firm, is offering seven exclusive licenses from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory at its upcoming Fall Auction on November 11th in Napa, California. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100614/CG20517LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100614/CG20517LOGO) The seven exclusive licenses cover technologies from...

2010-08-26 23:46:03

Radiocarbon dating is used to determine the age of everything from ancient artifacts to prehistoric corals on the ocean bottom. But in a recent study appearing in the Aug. 26 edition of the journal, Nature, a Lawrence Livermore scientist and his colleagues used the method to trace the pathway of carbon dioxide released from the deep ocean to the atmosphere at the end of the last ice age.The team noticed that a rapid increase in atmospheric CO2 concentrations coincided with a reduced amount of...

2010-08-24 12:04:04

Americans are using less energy overall and making more use of renewable energy resources. The United States used significantly less coal and petroleum in 2009 than in 2008, and significantly more wind power. There also was a decline in natural gas use and increases in solar, hydro and geothermal power according to the most recent energy flow charts released by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. "Energy use tends to follow the level of economic activity, and that level declined last...

2010-07-12 05:00:00

COVINGTON, Ky. and LIVERMORE, Calif., July 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Valley Forge Composite Technologies, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: VLYF), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and several Russian Institutes led by P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute (LPI) announced the completion of a collaborative Department of Energy (DOE) Global Initiative for Proliferation Prevention (GIPP) project to develop equipment and procedures for detecting explosive materials concealed in airline checked...

2010-06-24 04:25:33

Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe and is a major component of giant planets such as Jupiter and Saturn. But not much is known about what happens to this abundant element under high-pressure conditions when it transforms from one state to another. Using quantum simulations, scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of L'Aquia in Italy were able to uncover these phase transitions in the...

2010-06-17 07:26:49

Scientists can now peer into the inner workings of catalyst nanoparticles 3,000 times smaller than a human hair within nanoseconds. The findings point the way toward future work that could greatly improve catalyst efficiency in a variety of processes that are crucial to the world's energy security, such as petroleum catalysis and catalyst-based nanomaterial growth for next-generation rechargeable batteries. The work was performed in a collaborative effort by Lawrence Livermore National...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Massive Compact Halo Object (MACHO) -- Massive compact halo objects, or MACHOs, are a type of astronomical body proposed as one possible explanation for the presence of dark matter in galactic halos. A MACHO is a small chunk of normal baryonic matter, far smaller than a star, which drifts through interstellar space unassociated with any solar system. Since MACHOs would not emit any light of their own, they would be very hard to detect. Recent work has suggested that MACHOs are not...

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