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Researchers pictured with a hydrogen storage system
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Researchers from LLNL and Verne, a San Francisco-based start-up, have demonstrated a hydrogen storage system that can support heavy-duty vehicles, such as semi trucks.

Roads to Removal report pictured with forest background
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“Roads to Removal: Options for Carbon Dioxide Removal in the United States,” charts a path for the United States to achieve a net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) economy by 2050.

Carol Woodward and Judy Hill pictured with SIAM logo
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The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics announced the election of LLNL computational mathematician Carol Woodward as its president-elect and LLNL computational scientist Judy Hill as a council member for the organization.

Admiral Richard Mies donated the $25,000 honorarium received with the Foster Medal to the Livermore Lab Foundation. Mies presented LLF Chair Dona Crawford with a check at the Oct. 18 luncheon.
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In an award ceremony held last month at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), U.S. Navy Admiral Richard W. Mies was presented with the John S. Foster Jr.

Group photo of event finalists and judges
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Gathered in the Congressional Auditorium on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 17 early-career researchers used three minutes and a single slide to present their pioneering research during the inaugural National Lab Research SLAM.

Members of the Simple Cloud Resolving E3SM Atmosphere Model (SCREAM) team
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An LLNL-led effort simulating a global climate model on the world’s first exascale supercomputer has won the first-ever Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Gordon Bell Prize for Climate Modelling.

Larry Pelz, Jean-Michel Di Nicola, and John Heebner pictured in the Master Oscillator Room
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The National Ignition Facility (NIF) set a new record for laser energy on October 30th, firing

 Sophiesized823-453  Ph.D. student Sophie Parsons conducts laser alignment work on an ultrafast pulse table-top laser system modified for sub-nanosecond shock compression and velocimet.
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In new research appearing in Applied Physics Letters, a team of researchers from LLNL and University of California, San Diego conducted experiments to see how aluminum reacts to a laser under extreme pressure when a tamper material is used on picosecond (ps) time scales.
The CuEXAFS target as mounted on the target positioner prior to insertion into the NIF target chamber.  Photo by Luis Zeledon/LLNL.
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In new experiments at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s National Ignition Facility, scientists measured the extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) of copper to probe its temperature under extreme pressure.
Certain natural compounds, like a recently discovered family of proteins called lanmodulins (depicted in blue), strongly and selectively interact with the radioactive elements americium and curium (highlighted in green), rendering them much more soluble in groundwater than previously thought. This finding could impact the way we evaluate the dispersion of nuclear waste in the environment. (Illustration: Jeremy Gardner/LLNL)
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LLNL scientists and collaborators at Penn State University have found that natural proteins, called lanmodulins (LanM), render certain actinides more soluble under environmental conditions, hence making those radioactive elements more prone to migrate from their initial location.