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2010-01-26 12:10:00

Most people know that diamond is one of the hardest solids on Earth, so strong that it can easily cut through glass and steel. Surprisingly, very little is known about the strength of diamond at extreme conditions. But new research by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists shows that diamond becomes even stronger during rapid compression. Using the Janus laser at LLNL and the Omega laser at the University of Rochester, Livermore scientists and Rochester and UC Berkeley colleagues...

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2010-01-25 09:06:05

Leafy greens can prevent the ill-effects of toxins in foods like peanut butter The age old reminder to always eat your greens isn't just for kids anymore. Not only are the vitamins and minerals good for you, but eating greens could also save your life, according to a recent study involving scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). LLNL researchers Graham Bench and Ken Turteltaub found that giving someone a small dose of chlorophyll (Chla) or chlorophyllin (CHL) "”...

2009-07-20 12:53:09

The Lawrence Livermore Laboratory in California could face fines and penalties over its use of the hazardous material beryllium, a federal official says. John Belluardo, a spokesman for the National Nuclear Security Administration, said the enforcement actions could come about if the federal agency determines the lab in Livermore, Calif., violated Energy Department regulations, the Contra Costa Times said Monday. Belluardo said preliminary findings by his agency determined the Lawrence...

2009-05-29 15:14:45

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger Friday dedicated the world's largest laser system in Livermore, calling it a gateway to new energy sources. The sprawling National Ignition Facility at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory east of San Francisco has been 12 years in the making and is designed to further research into fusion energy. NIF has the potential to revolutionize our energy system -- teaching us a new way to harness the energy of the sun to power our cars and homes,...

2009-05-21 13:45:00

OAKLAND, Calif., May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 21, 2009, the Law Firm of Gwilliam, Ivary, Chiosso, Cavalli & Brewer filed an age discrimination lawsuit in Alameda County Superior Court Case Number 09453596 on behalf of 130 former employees against Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS) , the private company co-owned by Bechtel and the University of California that operates the Lawrence Livermore National Lab. On May 22 and 23, 2008, LLNS laid off approximately 440 employees,...

2009-04-27 14:02:00

Livermore High School Will Compete in the National Award Competition and Attend Award Ceremony in Washington, D.C. SAN FRANCISCO, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The Jefferson Awards/Deloitte Youth Service Initiative (YSI), a program created in collaboration with Deloitte to pass the tradition of volunteerism along to our youth and help double volunteerism in America's high schools, has named Livermore High School in Livermore, California, the Regional Role Model High School for the 2008-2009...

2009-03-24 08:53:32

U.S. biologists say some deep-sea corals off the Hawaiian coast are much older than once believed and might be the oldest living marine organisms. Researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Stanford University and the University of California-Santa Cruz used radiocarbon dating to determine the age of the coral. They discovered the Geradia sp., or gold coral, specimens were 2,740 years old and Leiopathes sp., or black coral, specimens were 4,270 years old -- the oldest living...

2009-02-03 12:46:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- On February 4, 2009, the Law Firm of Gwilliam, Ivary, Chiosso, Cavalli & Brewer filed Complaints of Discrimination on behalf of 100 clients against Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS), the private company co-owned by Bechtel and the University of California that operates the Lawrence Livermore National Lab, for age discrimination in massive layoffs that took place last year. The complaints were filed with the California Department...

2008-10-14 00:00:40

By Anonymous Information for the Community Calendar must be submitted two weeks in advance. News releases may be sent to vtletters@bayareanewsgroup.com or faxed to 925-847-2189. For details, call 925-847-2111. Oct. 14 Meet the Candidate -- 6-8 p.m. Meet Marianne Bordogna, who is challenging the three incumbents for a seat on the Danville Town Council, and share your ideas and opinions on town policies. The reception will feature wines poured by Thomas Halby. The Vine at Bridges, 480...

2008-10-14 00:00:29

By Elizabeth Pfeffer/ LIVERMORE -- The team behind the buzzed-about human rights documentary "Tapestries of Hope" is throwing a music, food and wine- packed benefit to fund postproduction of their film about sexual abuse of girls in Africa. Filmmaker Michealene Cristini Risley of Palo Alto is determined to finish editing by Oct. 31, in time to meet the Sundance Film Festival's submission deadline, she said. The film focuses on the Girl Child Project in Zimbabwe, which works to combat the...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.