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headshot of Alex Zylstra
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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory physicist Alex Zylstra has been awarded the 2023 Edouard Fabre Prize for his experimental leadership of the milestone Hybrid-E” campaign that achieved fusion ignition at the National Ignition Fa

LNL researchers Aimy Sebastian and Nick Hum examine samples of engineered bone marrow that can be used as  a drug-screening platform that offers a protective effect on osteosarcoma (OS) cells that parallel clinical responses and could increase the survival rate of OS patients
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LLNL scientists along with collaborators from the University of California, Davis have adapted previously described engineered bone marrow (eBM) for use as a 3D platform to study how microenvironmental and immune factors affect OS tumor progression.
2023 Early and Mid-Career Recognition (EMCR) Program
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Twelve scientists and engineers have been named to LLNL’s ninth annual Early and Mid-Career Recognition (EMCR) Program to honor the scientific and technical accomplishments, leadership and future promise demonstrated early in their careers.
Empirical measurements of carbon and nitrogen exchange between algae and bacteria, using stable isotope tracing, allowed the LLNL team to identify three different bacteria types with distinct ecological roles, providing a conceptual framework to better understand how the algal microbiome plays a role in carbon and nitrogen degradation and recycling.
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Researchers from Lawrence Livermore used LLNL’s nanoSIMS to understand and quantify the role of the algal microbiome in processing algal carbon (C) and nitrogen (N). The research appears in Nature Communications.
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Meta researchers demonstrated a new kind of 3D-printed material that can “translate” text messages to braille on-the-fly by filling the device with air at strategic points.
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Engineers and chemists at LLNL and Meta have developed a new kind of 3D-printed material capable of replicating characteristics of biological tissue, an advancement that could impact the future of “augmented humanity.”
Conceptual illustration demonstrating the antioxidative impact of epoxide-amine hydrogen bonding on aminopolymer-based direct air capture adsorbents.
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In a significant stride toward implementing scalable climate solutions, LLNL scientists have uncovered how some carbon capture materials have improved lifetime compared to others. These materials are key in addressing greenhouse gas emissions and global warming concerns.
2023 Director’s Science and Technology Awards
// Director's Awards
Three teams have been honored with the 2023 Director’s Science and Technology Awards. Their accomplishments made a significant impact on the Laboratory's mission and have been widely acknowledged internally and by the larger scientific community.
Senior Laboratory leaders attend a celebration marking the Scorpius accelerator milestone.
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Members of LLNL’s Advanced Sources and Detectors (ASD) Scorpius accelerator team recently marked a major milestone in the project — the delivery of 24 line-replaceable units (LRUs), known as pulsers, forming a complete unit cluster.
Photo of Wren Carr and Peter DeVore with SPIE logo
// Recognition
LLNL's Wren Carr and Peter DeVore have been elected as senior members of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics.
The figure shows the energy ranking, where lower energy means higher stability, as a function of density for the most stable crystal structures generated by the algorithm.
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Research by LLNL and collaborators from Carnegie Mellon University demonstrates that crystal structure prediction is a useful tool for studying the various ways the molecules can pack together, also known as ubiquitous polymorphism, in energetic materials.