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2013-10-25 12:20:35

SANTA FE, N.M., Oct. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sigma Labs, Inc. (OTCBB: SGLB) today announced that it received from Los Alamos National Laboratory a second contract to provide Sigma Labs' advanced manufacturing technology and continuing support efforts in nuclear weapons stockpile stewardship and disposition for the Advanced Recovery and Integrated Extraction System (ARIES). The ARIES program is the only program in the nation that disassembles and destroys surplus plutonium pits. The...

Nuclear Fusion Step Forward
2013-10-14 09:00:58

John P. Millis, PhD for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Much has been made of the energy crisis in recent years. Currently our dependence is predominantly on limited natural resources – coal, natural gas, oil, etc. Alternatives exist, of course, such as solar, wind, hydroelectric, and even nuclear. But each of these has significant drawbacks, whether that is cost, efficiency, or waste. The solution that everyone is looking to is nuclear fusion, where light atoms are compressed at...

Getting Close To Igniting A Self-sustained Fusion Reaction
2013-09-25 09:08:02

American Institute of Physics The dream of igniting a self-sustained fusion reaction with high yields of energy, a feat likened to creating a miniature star on Earth, is getting closer to becoming reality, according the authors of a new review article in the journal Physics of Plasmas. Researchers at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) engaged in a collaborative project led by the Department of Energy's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, report that while there is at least one...

2013-09-18 12:24:41

Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC chosen as Only Qualified Supplier in the World RESTON, Va., Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, a team led by Bechtel and the University of California, has been granted an agreement worth more than $45 million to develop and deliver a state-of-the-art laser system for the European Union's Extreme Light Infrastructure facility in Dolni Brezany, near Prague in the Czech Republic. The High Repetition Rate...

Study Finds Human Activity Affects Vertical Structure Of Atmospheric Temperature
2013-09-17 13:05:39

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory 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 activity has very different effects on the temperature of the...

2013-09-16 08:23:17

LIVERMORE, Calif., Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The City of Livermore has launched an innovative sustainability program expected to significantly reduce its energy costs, stimulate the local economy and create local jobs, engage the city's residents and students, and save taxpayers nearly $10 million over the next 25 years, without any up-front outlay of capital funding by the city. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130916/CG77705) With the help of Chevron Energy...

Early Solar System Garnet-like Mineral Named After Ian Hutcheon
2013-08-13 15:20:30

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory A recently discovered mineral appears to be clear but may have a tinge of light blue. No matter its color, you won't be able to make earrings from it. For one, you can't see the material with the naked eye. Hutcheonite, recently named after Lawrence Livermore meteorite researcher Ian Hutcheon, can be seen only with high powered scanning electron microscopes. Known also by its chemical makeup, Ca3Ti2SiAl2O12, hutcheonite was discovered in a...

New Discoveries Made In The Transmission Of Viruses Between Animals And Humans
2013-08-12 16:13:30

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Outbreaks such as the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS) have afflicted people around the world, yet many people think these trends are on the decline. Quite the opposite is true. The efforts to combat this epidemic are being spearheaded by a team of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists. Led by Monica Borucki of LLNL's Biosciences and Biotechnology Division, the...

Solar Energy Research Breakthrough Made By Lawrence Livermore Engineering Team
2013-07-30 12:39:18

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory The use of plasmonic black metals could someday provide a pathway to more efficient photovoltaics (PV) -- the use of solar panels containing photovoltaic solar cells -- to improve solar energy harvesting, according to researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The LLNL Materials Engineering Division (MED) research team has made breakthroughs experimenting with black metals. These nanostructured metals are designed to have low...

2013-07-24 12:22:43

Nine Technologies Earn 2013 R&D 100 Awards RESTON, Va., July 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bechtel announced today that researchers from three National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) sites managed and operated by Bechtel partnerships have received nine 2013 R&D 100 Awards. Known as the "Oscars of Innovation," the R&D 100 Awards are given by R&D Magazine to recognize the top 100 technology products of the year. (Logo:...


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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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