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Scientists measure giant black hole's spin

Scientists measure giant black hole's spin

LIVERMORE, Calif., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- An international team, including U.S. researchers, reports it has definitively measured the spin rate of a super-massive black hole for the first time.

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Supercomputer sets computing record

Supercomputer sets computing record

PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Engineers at California's Stanford University say they set a record in computer science by using a supercomputer with more than 1 million computing cores.

New technology can 'warm up' cold cases

LIVERMORE, Calif., Oct. 10 (UPI) -- New technology and a multidisciplinary approach can help revive cold cases by identifying human remains even after the passage of decades, U.S. researchers say.

U.S. laser experiment sets power record

LIVERMORE, Calif., July 12 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say they've conducted a laser experiment that briefly generated more power than the United States uses in any one instant of time.

Bacteria seen as biofuel production key

LIVERMORE, Calif., May 14 (UPI) -- Understanding the makeup of a bacterium found in the soil of a tropical rainforest may lead to more efficient production of biofuels, U.S. researchers say.

Names proposed for new elements

LIVERMORE, Calif., Dec. 2 (UPI) -- An international panel has proposed names for elements 114 and 116, the latest heavy elements to be added to the periodic table.

Biofuel combustion research needed

LIVERMORE, Calif., May 12 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they've embarked on needed research into the chemistry of biofuel combustion.

Scientists solve climate science puzzle

LIVERMORE, Calif., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- A U.S.-led international team of scientists says it has reconciled the differences between simulated and observed temperature trends in the tropics.

Study: Water table depth tied to droughts

LIVERMORE, Calif., Oct. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say whether another Great Plains 1930s-type "dust bowl" again develops depends on underground water storage depth.

Protein-cholesterol interactions studied

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- U.S. biophysicists say they have clarified the mysterious interaction between cholesterol and the brain's neurotransmitter receptors.
Solid ice may be inside Neptune and Uranus

Solid ice may be inside Neptune and Uranus

LIVERMORE, Calif., Sept. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists using first-principle molecular dynamics simulations have determined the interiors of Neptune, Uranus and Earth might contain some solid ice.

Scientists want better view of molecules

LIVERMORE, Calif., Sept. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. physicists are joining an international effort to create technology that gives high-resolution images of the atomic structure of cellular molecules.

Nanoscale structure transformation seen

LIVERMORE, Calif., Sept. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have used a Dynamic Transmission Electron Microscope to obtain high-resolution snapshots of the transformation of nanoscale structures.
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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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