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11-Mar-2005
SPEAR3 'breathes' in response to temperature changes
As the sun rises each day, warming the grounds and buildings of SLAC, the entire SPEAR3 facility expands in response. The change is minuscule, on the scale of a few microns--far too slight to observe with the naked eye.

Contact: The Interaction Point
tip@slac.stanford.edu
DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

28-Feb-2005
Cosmic tune-up: Cosmic rays help prime BABAR systems
Cosmic rays harmlessly stream through everything on Earth--our bodies, the scintillator counters in the Visitor's Center and the BaBar detectors.

Contact: The Interaction Point
webmaster@slac.gov
DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

22-Feb-2005
NuSTAR satellite approved for further study by NASA
The Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) satellite may soon give astrophysicists a new window on the universe. Designed to image high-energy X-ray radiation, it will capture sharp images of black holes, supernovae, and galactic nuclei. And if NASA gives the project final flight approval early next year, it could be in orbit by the end of the decade.

Contact: The Interaction Point
tip@slac.stanford.edu
DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

17-Feb-2005
Pacific Northwest lab forms Institute for Interfacial Catalysis, names director
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory today launched an $8 million Institute for Interfacial Catalysis to explore the fundamental chemical changes on surfaces where catalytic reactions take place. The Department of Energy lab also announced the appointment of University of Texas at Austin chemist John M. "Mike" White as the institute's director.

Contact: cannon@pnl.gov
cannon@pnl.gov
509-375-3732
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

14-Feb-2005
Mining geothermal resources
It's beautiful on beaches and receives kudos for its use in paint, tires, paper, toothpaste, and even in kitty litter--but it's a real pain in geothermal power plants.

Contact: Bill Bourcier
bourcier1@llnl.gov
925-423-3745
DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

11-Feb-2005
Experiment and theory have a partner: Simulation
Even before Lawrence Livermore opened in September 1952, cofounders E. O. Lawrence and Edward Teller recognized the need for a computer and placed an order for one of the first production Univacs.

Contact: Mark Seager
seager1@llnl.gov
925-423-3141
DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

11-Feb-2005
LCLS collaboration revs up
The Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) collaboration met in January to focus on beginning to build the world's first X-ray free electron laser.

Contact: The Interaction Point
tip@slac.stanford.edu
DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

9-Feb-2005
Nothing is simple for the Center for Global Security
As the saying goes, nothing is ever simple--especially when it involves Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's Center for Global Security. Even achieving some progress in solving global security problems often requires a complex and many-pronged effort.

Contact: PNNL Laboratory
webmaster@pnl.gov
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

9-Feb-2005
Innovative glass fibers shine in radiation detection
Being flexible in the rigid world of glass radiation detectors has made Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's glass fiber optic detectors very popular.

Contact: PNNL Laboratory
webmaster@pnl.gov
DOE/Ames Laboratory

4-Feb-2005
First GLAST tracker arrives at SLAC
The Gamma Ray Large Area Telescope (GLAST) satellite project celebrated a milestone last month with the arrival of the first tracker module at SLAC.

Contact: The Interaction Point
tip@slac.stanford.edu
DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

2-Feb-2005
Virtual goes reality for Microproducts Breakthrough Institute
What has been a virtual institute between Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the Oregon State University College of Engineering in essence will go "live" today as Dennis Stiles becomes the PNNL program manager for the Microproducts Breakthrough Institute at the Corvallis, Ore. facility.

Contact: Geoffrey Harvey
geoffrey.harvey@pnl.gov
509-372-6083
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

1-Feb-2005
Russian weapons workers begin new commercial venture
One of the most remarkable political developments of the 20th century was the collapse of the Soviet Union. The satisfaction in the West of the downfall of communism, however, has been tempered by increasing worries that nuclear weapon materials and expertise might be transferred from the former Soviet Union (FSU) to unfriendly nations or even terrorist groups.

Contact: Jay Zucca
zucca2@llnl.gov
925-422-4895
DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

26-Jan-2005
'Interference' used to study inner structure of protons, neutrons
When you throw two rocks into a pond of water, side-by-side, the ripples created by the rocks will collide and annihilate each other in some areas and combine to make bigger ripples in others. Physicists call this phenomenon interference.

Contact: On Target
webmaster@jlab.org
DOE/Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility

1-Jan-2005
A passion for computation benefits every discipline
It's no secret that computers are in Lawrence Livermore's blood. That passion for computation was one of the principal factors that brought me to Livermore three years ago to become associate director of Computation.

Contact: Science and Technology Review
str-mail@llnl.gov
DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

20-Dec-2004
X rays, detonations, and dead zones
The rapid, violent detonation of a high explosive (HE) generates supersonic shock waves that transfer energy by moving mass. According to Livermore physicist John Molitoris, trying to gather data on what happens to a material during this split second is often a case of "smoke and mirrors."

Contact: John Molitoris
molitoris1@llnl.gov
925-423-3496
DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

20-Dec-2004
Putting the squeeze on materials
Few gemstones are as mesmerizing as diamonds. Livermore physicists also find diamonds attractive but for reasons other than their beauty. The researchers use flawless, polished diamonds in opposing pairs, or anvils, to slowly compress samples of materials at extreme pressures.

Contact: Samuel Weir
weir3@llnl.gov
925-422-2462
DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

10-Dec-2004
Fastest gun in the West
SLAC partnered with CalTech, Fermilab, CERN and the University of Florida, along with groups from the UK, Brazil and Korea to defend its title as one of the fastest guns in the West--or, more accurately, the largest bandwidth, which is the computing equivalent.

Contact: SLAC
tip@slac.stanford.edu
DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

1-Dec-2004
Nonproliferation: Traditional and nontraditional approaches
Tom Shea and Carol Kessler discuss the issues involved in nonproliferation and international nuclear arms.

Contact: PNNL Laboratory
webmaster@pnl.gov
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

1-Dec-2004
Big project reveals secrets of tiny materials
A big project studying the characteristics of the very small will provide insight into new materials with unprecedented properties. These small systems can be only a few atoms wide and are measured in billionths of meters, or nanometers.

Contact: Rich Greb
rgreb@anl.gov
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

1-Nov-2004
Keeping the power on by linking the grid
On the afternoon of August 14, 2003, an estimated 50 million people in the Northeastern and Midwestern United States and part of Canada suddenly lost electric power in a blackout that lasted up to four days in some areas. The massive outage represented 61,800 megawatts of lost power, cost the United States an estimated $10 billion, and drew attention to a critical need for improved power system reliability.

Contact: PNNL Webmaster
webmaster@pnl.gov
888-375-7665
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

1-Nov-2004
Laser burrows into the Earth to destroy land mines
ONE of the great scourges of warfare is the land mine. Although an effective battlefield weapon, land mines kill or maim nearly 45,000 civilians (including 20,000 children) worldwide every year.

Contact: Mark Rotter
rotter1@llnl.gov
925-422-8370
DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

12-Oct-2004
PNNL technology closes the 'lid' on Chevy Malibu Maxx
A technology first optimized at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has been applied by General Motors to the liftgate of the 2004 Chevy Malibu Maxx.

Contact: PNNL Webmaster
webmaster@pnl.gov
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

12-Oct-2004
Pacific Northwest blazing big trail in small world
Last month's Micro Nano Breakthrough Conference in Portland brought together an amalgamation of national and international technology experts, with organizers hoping to convince them of a large future in the Pacific Northwest for tiny technology.

Contact: PNNL Webmaster
webmaster@pnl.gov
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

16-Sep-2004
Researchers 'redesigning' platinum
Researchers have developed a way of changing the properties of platinum by manipulating the metal at the nanoscale. The method mimics the action of photosynthetic proteins.

Contact: Chris Burroughs
coburro@sandia.gov
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

16-Sep-2004
Cold Molecules - New avenue to the 5th phase of matter
Using a method usually more suitable to billiards than atomic physics, researchers from Sandia and Columbia University have created extremely cold molecules that could be used as an improved first step in creating molecular Bose-Einstein condensates (BECs).

Contact: Neal Singer
nsinger@sandia.gov
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

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