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Nuclear weapon blast simulation
// S&T Highlights
A Livermore team has taken a closer look at how nuclear weapon blasts close to the Earth’s surface create complications in their effects and apparent yields.
Xue Zheng (left) and Andrea Schmidt
// Recognition
Two scientists from Livermore are recipients of the 2021 Department of Energy’s Office of Science Early Career Research Program award.
B&W photo of Richard Post sitting next to giant magnet
// A Look Back
Livermore began investigating controlled thermonuclear reactions and fusion early in its history
Equipment in the Jupiter laser
// S&T Highlights
Researchers describe how a laser-plasma system can be tuned to produce large and measurable changes in the group velocity of light.
Lab equipment with laser
// S&T Highlights
Researchers have developed a light-activated switch that, if fully deployed, could reduce carbon emissions by more than 10 percent.
Picture of Saturn
// S&T Highlights
Scientists have revealed experimental evidence that helium rain is possible over a range of pressure and temperature conditions expected to occur inside Jupiter and Saturn.
Satellite image of atmospheric river over Pacific Ocean
// S&T Highlights
New research shows that satellite measurements of the temperature of the troposphere may have underestimated global warming over the last 40 years.
AISES Winds of Change award logo
// Recognition
Livermore was honored by the American Indian Science and Engineering Society Winds of Change magazine as one of the Top 50 STEM Workplaces in 2021, as an organization setting the standard for indigenous STEM professionals.
Illustration of 4 microorganisms and a root
// S&T Highlights
Researchers study protist–plant relationships to understand the role of protists in the rhizosphere.
Marine stratocumulus clouds along the California and Baja California coastlines, as revealed by a NASA satellite
// S&T Highlights
Global warming causes low-level clouds over the oceans to decrease, leading to further warming.