We are moving toward a computer-augmented world with clean energy from the sun, self-driving cars, major breakthroughs in medicine and few, if any, famines. That’s the view of Robert Reichenthal, an optimistic futurist who spoke to a Livermore audience last week.
Gov. Gavin Newsom last week vetoed a bill intended to create a path for protecting the 3,100-acre Tesla site, some 15 miles east of Livermore, by allowing it to be sold for conservation purposes instead of being turned into an off-road vehicle park.
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Las Positas College and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory present the 10th Annual Science and Engineering Speaker Series - Theory to Practice: How Science is Done.
In four years, an extraordinary new telescope on a mountaintop in Chile will begin the most powerful sky survey ever undertaken. When it does, it will depend on highly sophisticated optical assemblies designed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
Andrew McIlroy, a chemist and manager with extensive experience in defense, energy and environmental programs, was named head of Sandia National Laboratory’s Livermore site last week.
According to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory physicist Jeff Parker, who co-authored a research paper appearing in the Aug. 27 edition of Physical Review Fluids, there’s a reason why Jupiter’s stripes are only skin deep.
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory last week named Linton Brooks, former administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration, winner of the John S. Foster medal.
On Monday, August 26, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry hosted an AI Roundtable on DOE-fueled Artificial Intelligence at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He was joined by a wide array of leaders from the government, private sector and academic communities to discuss the importance o…
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s National Ignition Facility celebrated its 10th anniversary of operations this week as the world’s largest and most energetic laser.
The genetic revolution now taking place in scientific and medical laboratories around the world will dramatically alter the future of the human race, according to an author and futurist who will speak next week at Livermore’s Bankhead Theater.
The Livermore Public Library will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with a free sneak peek screening of the upcoming American Experience film, Chasing the Moon, a new six-hour documentary series about the space race, from its earliest beginnings to the monumental achievement…
Scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) used giant lasers to flash-freeze water into its exotic superionic phase and record X-ray diffraction patterns to identify its atomic structure for the very first time – all in just a few billionths of a second. The findings were …
Astronomy is on the brink of opening an “unprecedented window on the universe,” generating so much information about the ever-changing night skies that scientists will be challenged to handle the intense stream of information being collected.
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers, along with scientists at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC) have discovered a solution to a major type of defect in metal 3D-printed parts.
The Trump Administration would like to cut the budget of the National Ignition Facility by 14 percent, from this year’s $344 million to $296 million in the coming year, according to news reports.
Nearly 50 years ago, some very special materials were transported from outer space to Earth — unopened lunar treasures rocketed back by Apollo moonwalkers between 1971 and 1972.
The Altamont Speedway, located in the Altamont Hills almost adjacent to the Alameda/San Joaquin County line, will enter a whole new world as a test track for electric cars guided by Artificial Intelligence (AI).
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory will again host a Biotechnology Summer Experience for high school students (age 16 and older) to engage in a research project in molecular biology and bioinformatics.
Dr. Manu Prakash is earning a reputation for his ingenious inventions in the area of “frugal science” for use in the field and classroom.
The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) 3D Design Summer Academy is back. Community college students are invited to register for this workshop, to be held at LLNL’s Edward Teller Education Center, June 24-28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
During a field trip to the Oakland redwoods, students breathe in the fresh forest air while measuring the carbon dioxide levels with a digital tool to confirm what they can already feel: the redwood forest does a wonderful job of reducing carbon dioxide levels to clean the surrounding air. D…
Adriana Del Cid was thrilled to hear the children participating in Sandia National Laboratories’ first-ever Citizen Schools event talking about sharing their new knowledge with siblings and friends.
Veterinarians and agricultural inspectors who seek to detect and contain the spread of animal diseases can now turn to a newer, faster and less expensive biological detection system.
Climate scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) announced Monday the release of new data sets that will provide fresh insights into past and future climate change.
Poet Laureate Cynthia Patton is pleased to announce the winners of Poetry in a Test Tube: Livermore's 3rd Annual Science Poetry Contest. A celebration of Livermore’s scientific heritage, the 2019 contest had three divisions: Youth (K-8th grade), Teen (high school), and Adult. Winning poems i…
Taking a page from the past, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists and engineers are combining mechanical computing with 3D printing as part of an effort to create “sentient” materials that can respond to changes in their surroundings, even in extreme environments that would dest…
March is Women’s History Month, providing an apt setting for a discussion last week about the dawn of the atomic age as seen from a woman’s perspective.
The Stanford Professionals in Energy (SPIE) alumni group will kick off a new series, Quarterly Energy Series TalkS (QUESTS), on Thursday April 11th at Lynnewood United Methodist Church from 7:00-8:30 pm. All are welcome. Renewables are in the process of transforming the entire energy sector.…
On March 7, the High Performance Computing for Manufacturing Program (HPC4Mfg) announced the recipients of $1.2 million in federal funding for four public/private projects aimed at solving key manufacturing challenges in steelmaking and aluminum production through supercomputing.
A talk next week in Livermore will examine lives and working conditions at one of the secret production facilities that contributed nuclear fuel to the U.S. atom bomb project during World War II.
Three key anniversaries in the history of climate change science are recognized this week in a commentary published by nearly a dozen climate researchers, including five from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
When Jill Hruby was named Director of Sandia National Laboratory in 2015, she became the first woman to head a major U.S. nuclear weapons laboratory.
It looks like something you might find aboard the Starship Enterprise. A projector beams a three-dimensional video into a container of photosensitive resin. The video plays while the container rotates for a few minutes — then the fluid drains, leaving behind a complete, fully formed 3D object.
Since the discovery of biological ion channels and their role in physiology, scientists have attempted to create man-made structures that mimic their biological counterparts.
To enter the world of Claire Max is to encounter some of the most exotic mysteries in the universe: what happens when black holes collide? What do gravitational waves reveal about violent events billions of light years from Earth? What is happening to our Milky Way galaxy as it gobbles up sm…
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) lecture series, "Science on Saturday," returns Feb. 2 and runs through Feb. 23 at the Bankhead Theater, located at 2400 First St. in Livermore.
When a 60-foot meteor exploded 15 miles above the Russian city of Chelyabinsk almost exactly six years ago, the world was reminded of a sobering reality: thousands of rocky or metallic objects big enough to damage Earth are speeding through space not far from our planet.
Harold Brown, a brilliant nuclear physicist who helped shape the modern U.S. nuclear arsenal and then became the second director of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, has died at age 91.
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have introduced a new class of metamaterials that can nearly instantly respond and stiffen 3D-printed structures when exposed to a magnetic field, a development that could be applied to next-generation helmets, wearable armor and a host of o…
A strongly worded government report issued last week said that long-standing warnings about the dangers of climate change are now coming true, with more powerful storms, floods and fires already costing lives, as well as damaging regional and national infrastructure and the economy.
To deal with one of the most important health issues facing an aging U.S. population, Stanford Health Care-ValleyCare Hospital in Pleasanton is strengthening its program for dealing with stroke in hopes of becoming a certified Primary Stroke Center.
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, in partnership with Penguin Computing, AMD, and Mellanox Technologies, will accept delivery of Corona, a new unclassified high performance computing (HPC) cluster that will provide unique capabilities for Lab researchers and industry partners to explor…
Former Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory director Bruce Tarter will discuss his recently published book on LLNL history in a presentation at Livermore’s Civic Center Library tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 16, at 2 p.m.
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Sierra computer, dedicated late last month as the third fastest computer in the world, is now running significantly faster and has become the world’s second fastest computer, the Laboratory announced.
Andy Weir, the Livermore High School graduate whose novel “The Martian” was made into a popular movie three years ago, will discuss his journey from software engineer to celebrated science fiction author at Livermore’s Bankhead Theater next Thursday evening.