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2014-06-09 16:21:48

Veteran Nuclear Operations Manager to Lead Uranium Processing Facility Project RESTON, Va., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bechtel announced today that Brian Reilly, a senior executive with 34 years of engineering, procurement, and construction experience, much of it in the nuclear power field, will become director of the Uranium Processing Facility project at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130124/SF47758LOGO Reilly,...

Element 117
2014-05-03 04:46:28

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A superheavy element originally discovered in 2010 by scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and their colleagues has been successfully reproduced by an international team of chemists and physicists, bringing it one step closer to being named, officials from the federally funded research and development center announced on Thursday. In an upcoming edition of the journal Physical Review Letters, Professor...

2014-03-24 08:23:36

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FICO (NYSE:FICO), a leading predictive analytics and decision management software company, today announced that researchers at the California-based Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) will include the FICO(®) Xpress Optimization Suite in their work to determine the lowest-cost scheduling of electric power grids. This is part of the Lab's work on large-scale renewable energy integration....

2014-03-07 12:21:10

Team Resumes Transition At Nuclear Security Facilities In Tennessee and Texas RESTON, Va., March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bechtel-led Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC has been directed by the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration to immediately resume transitioning to take over the management and operation of the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas, and the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Consolidated Nuclear Security was selected last year to manage...

Series Of Experiments Show Initial Gain In Fusion Fuel
2014-02-12 14:37:51

Breanna Bishop - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Ignition -- the process of releasing fusion energy equal to or greater than the amount of energy used to confine the fuel -- has long been considered the "holy grail" of inertial confinement fusion science. A key step along the path to ignition is to have "fuel gains" greater than unity, where the energy generated through fusion reactions exceeds the amount of energy deposited into the fusion fuel. Though ignition remains the...

2014-02-10 11:03:42

A Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory physicist and his colleagues have found a new application for the tools and mathematics typically used in physics to help solve problems in biology. Specifically, the team used statistical mechanics and mathematical modeling to shed light on something known as epigenetic memory -- how an organism can create a biological memory of some variable condition, such as quality of nutrition or temperature. "The work highlights the interdisciplinary...

2014-01-29 12:22:46

High performance computing (HPC) system will speed research to advance energy resource management, accelerate materials development, ensure the sustainability of food supplies, and improve animal health COLLEGE STATION, Texas and ARMONK, N.Y., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas A&M University System and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced an agreement that is the beginning of a broad research collaboration supported by one of the largest computational sciences infrastructure dedicated to...

space debris
2014-01-23 05:09:25

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in California have developed and tested a series of ground-based mini-satellites that will be used to help control traffic in space. These so-called “space cops” were used by the LLNL team to capture a series of six images over a 60-hour period to prove that they can be used to alter the orbit of other probes traveling in low-earth orbit. The plan is to use the...

Scientists Discover How Explosives Respond To Shockwaves
2013-12-12 15:49:37

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have combined ultrafast time-resolved experimental measurements with theory to reveal how an explosive responds to a high-impact shock. The work involved advances in both ultrafast experimental shockwave methods and molecular dynamics (MD) simulation techniques, and the combination of experiment and simulation is a milestone in understanding chemical initiation and detonation. When an energetic...


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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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