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The Independent

August 14, 2018

Tech/Environment

LLNL Study Shows Human Influence On Seasons

Human-caused changes in the lower atmosphere have begun to affect the seasons, according to a study carried out at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

  • icon Posted: July 26

Bipartisan Bill to Keep Emission Rules

Assemblywoman Catharine B. Baker (R-San Ramon) and Assemblywoman Autumn Burke (D-Inglewood) introduced bi-partisan legislation (AJR 49) calling on the federal government to maintain California’s ability to set its own vehicle efficiency and emissions standards.

  • icon Posted: August 09

State Water Delivery at 45%

With reservoirs rising from December storms, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) boosted its early-season estimate of next year’s State Water Project (SWP) supply from 20 to 45 percent of most requests.

  • icon Posted: December 29

Appeals Court Sides With LLNL Retirees

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory retirees, who are suing to regain University of California healthcare, are a “class” once again following a decision last week in the Court of Appeals in San Francisco.

  • icon Posted: August 09
LLNL Study Shows Human Influence On Seasons

Human-caused changes in the lower atmosphere have begun to affect the seasons, according to a study carried out at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Posted: July 26, 2018
Research by Lab Scientists May Help Validate Organ-on-a-Chip Devices

A new study in which Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists compared drug responses in the brains of rodents to drug responses of brain cells cultured in Lab-developed “brain-on-a-chip” devices, may be a critical first step to validating chip-based brain platforms, LLNL researchers said.

Posted: July 19, 2018
Lab Developed Petawatt Laser System Fully Integerated at Eli Beamlines

After evaluation by an international peer review group, the L3-HAPLS advanced petawatt laser system has been declared fully integrated and operational at the ELI Beamlines Research Center in Dolní Bežany, Czech Republic. The group assessed the laser performance, determined that all performance parameters have been successfully met – capable of reaching the 1 petawatt, 10 hertz (Hz) design specification – and that the system is ready for integration with the experimental systems and first experiments.

Posted: July 12, 2018
Thursday 07/05/2018
Expert Says U.S. Must Act To Break Pattern Of Failures in Dealing With North Korea

It’s a pattern seen repeatedly over the past three decades: the U.S. and North Korea enter into promising nuclear arms control discussions, only to have Washington’s hopes deflated as North Korean political and military leaders choose to continue developing nuclear weapons and the missiles to carry them.

Posted: July 05, 2018
Thursday 06/21/2018
NIF Doubles the Energy From Its Target Shots

Experiments using new target designs have enabled researchers to double energy yields from thermonuclear targets after being hit by beams from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s huge National Ignition Facility laser system, the Laboratory reported last week.

Posted: June 21, 2018
Foundation Supports Students In Science Programs at 2LLNL

The first of four science programs being offered by the nonprofit Livermore Lab Foundation began this week with the arrival of two students from Florida A&M University to spend the summer working at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Posted: June 21, 2018
Research Identifies Mass-Radius Relationship for a Hypothetical Pure Iron Planet at Super-Earth Core Conditions

In a paper published by Nature Astronomy, a team of researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Princeton University, Johns Hopkins University and the University of Rochester have provided the first experimentally based mass-radius relationship for a hypothetical pure iron planet at super-Earth core conditions.

Posted: June 21, 2018
Thursday 06/14/2018
Stargazers Share Expertise on Astronomy

Don’t be surprised if you see some of the valley’s best and brightest sporting Disney’s Pluto pins.

Updated: June 22, 2018 - 12:06 pm
Thursday 05/24/2018
Cyber Security Session at the Library

Evi Dube, Ph.D, PMP and Celeste Matarazzo from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) will lead a free program at the Livermore Public Library that will introduce teens to the possibility of a career in computer science and cybersecurity. Students entering grades 6 through 12 will learn how to program Raspberry Pi computers and work in pairs to solve 8-10 cyber security challenges that are unified through a storyline. There will be two identical sessions of this program. Teens can sign up for either the 10:30am – 12:00pm session or the 1:00pm – 2:30pm session on Wednesday, June 27, 2018.

Posted: May 24, 2018
STEM Programs Offered

The Livermore Public Library will host several STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities for children this summer at the Civic Center Library, 1188 S. Livermore Ave. Children ages 5 and up are welcome at these free events.

Posted: May 24, 2018
Thursday 05/10/2018
Sandia’s Livermore Site Deals With Challenges and Opportunities of Growth

A year after new managers took over, weapons program commitments have brought enough growth to Sandia National Laboratory’s Livermore campus that finding on-site space to work and off-site living quarters for new employees is proving a challenge.

Posted: May 10, 2018

Family Raises Money for Victims of Carr Fire

Pictured are (from left) Kaitlin Hendricks, Lily Yendrey, Lainey Hendricks, Emma Yendrey, and Sara Yendrey (mom). Ema and Lilys dad, Joseph Yendrey, is a San Jose Fire Battalion Chief at the Carr Fire. He has been there since August 4. The gi…