Public Release: 31-Oct-2016
Nature Geoscience Clouds are impeding global warming... for now
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have identified a mechanism that causes low clouds -- and their influence on Earth's energy balance -- to respond differently to global warming depending on their spatial pattern.
Public Release: 12-Oct-2016
Geophysical Review Letters How this Martian moon became the 'Death Star'
For the first time, physicists at LLNL have demonstrated how an asteroid or comet impact could have created Stickney crater without destroying Phobos completely. The research, which also debunks a theory regarding the moon's mysterious grooved terrain, was published in Geophysical Review Letters.
Public Release: 24-Aug-2016
Physical Review Letters Feeling the force between sand grains
For the first time, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have measured how forces move through 3-D granular materials, determining how this important class of materials might pack and behave in processes throughout nature and industry.
Public Release: 3-Aug-2016
Advanced Materials 'Second skin' protects soldiers from biological and chemical agents
In work that aims to protect soldiers from biological and chemical threats, a team of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists has created a material that is highly breathable yet protective from biological agents.
Public Release: 28-Jul-2016 Lawrence Livermore collects funds for solar power improvement
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), in collaboration with Giant Leap Technologies, received $1.75 million Thursday from the Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy to improve solar power efficiency.
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Public Release: 20-Jun-2016
International Symposium on Ballistics Keeping alive the art of experimental design
A team of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers was honored with the Neill Griffiths Award this month, recognizing the most significant contribution to shaped charge technology. The award was presented at the annual International Symposium on Ballistics. The research helped solve a challenge Shell International Exploration and Production faced: how to sever the connection between an offshore drilling rig with the seabed in case of an emergency.
Public Release: 15-Jun-2016
Nature Communications New 3-D printed polymer can convert methane to methanol
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists have combined biology and 3-D printing to create the first reactor that can continuously produce methanol from methane at room temperature and pressure.
Public Release: 19-May-2016
Journal of Orthopaedic Research New research could personalize medicine for arthritis patients
Recently, a team of scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, University of California, Davis, University of California, Merced and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals examined the whole-joint gene expression by RNA sequencing at one day, one, six and 12 weeks after injury. The team used a new, non-invasive tibial compression mouse model of PTOA, that mimics ACL rupture in humans from a single high-impact injury.
Public Release: 10-May-2016 These space rocks could save the planet
The planetary defense team at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory -- part of an international collaboration to detect and deflect the next large Earth-bound object -- is preparing meteorites received from NASA to be vaporized by a high-powered laser. The data they yield will inform asteroid deflection models.
Public Release: 7-Apr-2016
Science Climate models underestimate global warming by exaggerating cloud brightening
Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Yale University have found that climate models are aggressively making clouds 'brighter' as the planet warms. This may be causing models to underestimate how much global warming will occur due to increasing carbon dioxide. The research appears in the April 8 edition of Science.
Public Release: 4-Apr-2016
Nature Nanotechnology Tiny tubes move into the fast lane
For the first time, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have shown that carbon nanotubes as small as eight-tenths of a nanometer in diameter can transport protons faster than bulk water, by an order of magnitude.
Public Release: 21-Mar-2016
Journal of Materials Chemistry A Pumping up energy storage with metal oxides
Material scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have found certain metal oxides increase capacity and improve cycling performance in lithium-ion batteries.
Public Release: 8-Feb-2016
Nature Climate Change Carbon emissions affect thousands of years of climate change
The Earth may suffer irreversible damage that could last tens of thousands of years because of the rate humans are emitting carbon into the atmosphere.
In a new study in Nature Climate Change, researchers at Oregon State University, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and collaborating institutions found that the longer-term impacts of climate change go well past the 21st century.
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