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LLNL Joins with Energy Exemplar and IBM to Advance Power Grid Modeling

LLNL has partnered with Energy Exemplar and IBM to use high performance computing (HPC) resources for simulating the power grid. This collaboration has led to the development of a massively parallel implementation of Energy Exemplar's power market simulation software; studies that previously took months to run can be completed overnight. More »


hpc4energy Incubator Program

The Livermore Laboratory is working with industry on six projects in which Laboratory researchers collaborate with an industrial partner to advance innovative energy technologies through the application of the high-performance computing (HPC) ecosystem. The six projects are part of the hpc4energy incubator, a pilot program designed to leverage HPC resources already in place at the Laboratory to shorten the time needed for developing and deploying solutions for energy-related problems. More »


Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison (PCMDI)

The Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison (PCMDI) develops methods and tools for evaluating sophisticated climate models. Scientists worldwide rely on these models to project how rising concentrations of carbon dioxide and other factors will change the global climate. More »


Advanced Microseismic Analysis for Enhanced Geothermal Energy

The hot rock in Earth’s subsurface holds significant potential for helping to ensure the nation’s energy security. A Livermore team is developing advanced microseismic analysis techniques to understand what happens beneath Earth’s surface. More »


Launching Traffic Cameras into Space

As regions of space become more crowded, the threat of collision is expected to rise. Eventually, some regions of space could become too crowded for future launches. LLNL is considering nanosatellites to improve our situational awareness of space objects. More »


Resonance Ionization Mass Spectrometry (RIMS)

Livermore scientists working with collaborators at Argonne National Laboratory and UC Berkeley have recently demonstrated rapid and high-accuracy isotopic measurements of plutonium and uranium using a laser-based technique known as resonance ionization mass spectrometry (RIMS). More »


Improved Helmet Design Fights Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Livermore researchers have found that adding as little as 3.2 millimeters of foam to existing helmet pads could reduce the severity of the impact on the skull by an estimated 24 percent. This finding could significantly improve the military’s ability to lessen the severity of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), a growing concern for soldiers serving in combat zones in Afghanistan and Iraq. More »


Batteryless Nanowire Sensor Detects Chemicals Fast

With sensors shrinking as technology moves forward, the power source is often larger than the sensor itself, which defeats the purpose of miniaturization. Livermore materials scientists have found a way to bypass this power-source requirement. More »


Solar-Microbial Energy Device to Purify Water

A Livermore team has codesigned a solar–microbial energy device to purify water using wastewater sludge—the by-product of wastewater treatment, which contains rich organic nutrients and diverse microbes that feed on them. More »


Mutation Prospecting: A New Method to Track Viral Evolution

A Laboratory team is mutation prospecting—developing computational tools that can analyze viruses to identify trends and potentially important mutations. More »


Trinidad and EleCent: Software Tools to Support the Warfighter

Livermore software experts have developed several products that help warfighters and military planners distill, combine, relate, manipulate, and access massive amounts of data in a timely manner. More »


Plastic Detector Material Distinguishes Neutrons from Gamma Rays

The Laboratory has developed the first plastic material capable of efficiently distinguishing neutrons from gamma rays, which could assist in detecting nuclear substances such as plutonium and uranium that might be used in improvised nuclear devices. More »


Emergency Response Planning

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory provides training and documentation addressing how emergency response personnel can most effectively prepare for and respond to a nuclear or radiological attack. More »


Nanolipoprotein (NLP) Anthrax Vaccine

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has won a $3.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to help develop a new anthrax vaccine. NLP technology, pioneered by LLNL scientists, has the potential to revolutionize vaccine design, constituting a novel next-generation vaccine that can more readily prevent disease and better protect people. More »


Biomedical Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (bioAMS) Instrument

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's new biomedical accelerator mass spectrometry (bioAMS) instrument will provide faster analysis for medical and other biological research. More »


Biodefense Knowledge Center

The BKC was established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate in 2004 to serve as a national resource for technical analysis of biodefense topics. More »


Persistics Data Processing

Livermore's Persistics data-processing pipeline combines computer hardware and clever software to extract meaning from wide-area overhead surveillance video. More »


Microbial Detection Array

The Lawrence Livermore Microbial Detection Array (MDA), designed by a team of Livermore biologists and informatics specialists, can simultaneously identify thousands of known viruses and bacteria within 24 hours. More »


GeMini: Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy in the Palm of Your Hand

The GeMini gamma-ray spectrometer fits in the palm of your hand. More »


Software Solution for Radioactive Contraband

The statistical radiation detection system (SRaDS) is an innovative software solution that can easily be integrated into any gamma-detection system to combat illicit trafficking of radioactive material through customs, border crossings, and limited-access areas. More »


SecureBox

SecureBox is a wireless device that can be installed within the metal corrugation of a cargo container to detect intrusions. More »


Large-Area Imager

The large-area imager (LAI), which fits on the back of a small truck or trailer, can detect and intercept stolen nuclear materials. More »


Scintillating Radiation Detector Material

Strontium iodide doped with europium, SrI2(Eu), can replace inadequate standard detector materials to mitigate false alarms, misidentification, and undetected threats. More »


Conflict Simulation: JCATS and ACATS

Developed for the U.S. Department of Defense, the Joint Conflict and Tactical Simulation (JCATS) is used primarily for military operations. The Advanced Combat and Tactical Simulation (ACATS) is being developed for homeland security to simulate chemical, biological, or radiological attack. More »


Hand Held Isotope Identification

This hand-held radioactive material detector and identifier is the first portable device that uses gamma-ray detectors. More »


End-to-End Exploitation (E3)

E3 is a software program that allows management and visualization of large data sets including many different sensor types and data sources. More »


Easy Livermore Inspection Test for Explosives (ELITE)

ELITE can test for aromatic, aliphatic, and nitrate explosives and uses three types of chemical reactions. More »


Screening Cargo Containers

Livermore scientists are developing a system to search for weapons and fissile materials that terrorists might hide in cargo shipped to U.S. seaports. More »


Autonomous Pathogen Detection System (APDS)

The APDS monitors the air continuously for biological threat agents. More »


HotSpot

The HotSpot Health Physics Codes were created to provide emergency response personnel and emergency planners with a fast, field-portable set of software tools for evaluating incidents involving radioactive material. More »


Fast PCR

Thanks to work by scientists and engineers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), sub-three-minute amplification of nucleic acids (DNA and RNA) via polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is now possible. More »



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The Livermore Laboratory is working with industry on six projects in which Laboratory researchers collaborate with an industrial partner to advance innovative energy technologies through the application of the high-performance computing (HPC) ecosystem. The six projects are part of the hpc4energy incubator, a pilot program designed to leverage HPC resources already in place at the Laboratory to shorten the time needed for developing and deploying solutions for energy-related problems.


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