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Research demonstrates that asteroid deflection can be enhanced by different neutron energies

A research collaboration between Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the Air Force Institute of Technology investigates how the neutron energy output from a nuclear device detonation can affect the deflection of an asteroid. Scientists...
8-Apr-2021 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

COVID-19 pandemic drives down U.S. energy use in 2020

Americans used approximately 7 percent less energy in 2020, due in part to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to energy flow charts released by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL).
7-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

LLNL researchers and business development executives capture best-ever three technology transfer awards

Researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and their colleagues who help them commercialize technologies have won three national technology transfer awards this year.
7-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Elevated CO2 emissions increase plant carbon uptake but decrease soil carbon storage

Elevated carbon dioxide emissions from human activities increase the uptake of carbon by plants but may decrease storage in soil. An international team led by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists synthesized 108 elevated carbon...
24-Mar-2021 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Natural variations help resolve a climate puzzle

New research shows that naturally occurring climate variations help explain a long-standing difference between climate models and satellite observations of global warming.
22-Mar-2021 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Greenland landscape history preserved under 1.4 kilometers of ice

Greenland wasn’t always covered in ice. In fact, within the last 1.1 million years ,Greenland had thriving vegetation and ecosystems. That is the conclusion of an international group of researchers including a scientist from Lawrence Livermore...
15-Mar-2021 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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LLNL and NPS ink MOU for collaboration

With a collaboration agreement or without a collaboration agreement, LLNL and the Monterey-based Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) have enjoyed an enduring relationship for more than two decades.
10-Mar-2021 12:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Media availability for energy experts to discuss carbon capture, storage and regulations for California

George Peridas, director of carbon management partnerships, and staff scientist Briana Schmidt from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, will be available to discuss results from a new report titled “Permitting Carbon Capture and Storage in...
1-Mar-2021 5:15 PM EST Add to Favorites


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