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Scientists crush diamond with pressure from world's biggest laser

Scientists crush diamond with pressure from world's biggest laser

LIVERMORE, Calif., July 17 (UPI) --Scientists wanted to understand the conditions deep inside giant, carbon-rich planets. To find out, they blasted a diamond with the world's biggest laser.
Brooks Hays
Element 117 one step closer to being officially named

Element 117 one step closer to being officially named

LIVERMORE, Calif., May 2 (UPI) -- Element 117 -- a superheavy element discovered in 2010 by scientists at the Lawrence Livermore lab in California -- is now confirmed, and may soon be named.
Brooks Hays

U.S. Navy funds study on sepsis

BETHESDA, Md., March 5 (UPI) -- The Naval Medical Logistics Command has entered a cooperative agreement with a Maryland-based medical foundation for research into severe sepsis.
Volcanic eruptions help slow global warming

Volcanic eruptions help slow global warming

LIVERMORE, Calif., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- An uptick in volcanic activity around the world helps explain why global warming temperature trends have waned over the last decade.
Brooks Hays
Researchers report another successful step toward fusion energy

Researchers report another successful step toward fusion energy

LIVERMORE, Calif., Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Scientists in California say they're one step closer to fusion energy, generating a reaction in which more energy came out of the fuel core than went into it.
Scientists overcome key barrier in route to nuclear fusion

Scientists overcome key barrier in route to nuclear fusion

LIVERMORE, Calif., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Researchers say the giant laser at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Calif. has produced fusion energy.
Brooks Hays

Mini-satellites could form 'space cop' traffic control system

LIVERMORE, Calif., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they're working on mini-satellites that could function as "space cops" to help avoid collisions in space of satellites and space debris.
Planet-hunting telescope camera returns first images of exoplanets

Planet-hunting telescope camera returns first images of exoplanets

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. astronomers say the world's most powerful exoplanet-hunting camera has turned it eye to the skies and returned its first images.

Changes in global rain patterns linked to human activity

LIVERMORE, Calif., Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Variations in the location and intensity of global rainfall have been linked to global warming and human activities, scientists in California say.
Global precipitation changes linked to human activites

Global precipitation changes linked to human activites

Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California have linked human activities to global precipitation changes.
Ananth Baliga

Technique improves detection of bio-threats, explosives, drugs

LIVERMORE, Calif., Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Using nanotubes to detect molecules at extremely low concentrations could improve detection of biological threats, explosives and drugs, U.S. scientists say.
Unemployment benefit claims soar 66K in second week of shutdown

Unemployment benefit claims soar 66K in second week of shutdown

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- First-time unemployment claims soared in the first week of the government shutdown, rising by 66,000 claims, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Thursday.
Experiment raises possibility life came to Earth from outer space

Experiment raises possibility life came to Earth from outer space

LIVERMORE, Calif., Sept. 16 (UPI) -- An international team including a U.S. scientist says it has confirmed life could have come to Earth from space, carried by comets.
Life-building compounds on early Earth may have had cosmic origins

Life-building compounds on early Earth may have had cosmic origins

LIVERMORE, Calif., June 6 (UPI) -- Early Earth wasn't very hospitable when it came to starting life, U.S. and Canadian scientists say, so life on the planet may have come from out of this world.

Arsenic in Bangladesh water said natural

LIVERMORE, Calif., March 4 (UPI) -- High arsenic levels in groundwater in Bangladesh are not the result of human activities but instead are part of a natural process, researchers say.
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The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in Livermore, California is a scientific research laboratory founded by the University of California in 1952. It is primarily funded by the United States Department of Energy (DOE) and managed and operated by Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS), a partnership of the University of California, Bechtel Corporation, Babcock and Wilcox, the URS Corporation, and Battelle Memorial Institute. On October 1, 2007 LLNS assumed management of LLNL from the University of California, which had exclusively managed and operated the Laboratory since its inception 55 years before.

LLNL is self-described as "a premier research and development institution for science and technology applied to national security." Its principal responsibility is ensuring the safety, security and reliability of the nation’s nuclear weapons through the application of advanced science, engineering and technology. The Laboratory also applies its special expertise and multidisciplinary capabilities to preventing the proliferation and use of weapons of mass destruction, bolstering homeland security and solving other nationally important problems, including energy and environmental security, basic science and economic competitiveness.

LLNL is home to many unique facilities and a number of the most powerful computer systems in the world, according to the TOP500 list, including Blue Gene/L, the world's fastest computer from 2004 until Los Alamos National Laboratory's IBM Roadrunner supercomputer surpassed it in 2008. The Lab is a leader in technical innovation: since 1978, LLNL has received a total of 118 prestigious R&D 100 Awards, including five in 2007. The awards are given annually by the editors of R&D Magazine to the most innovative ideas of the year.

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