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Artist's conception of nulcear fuel pellets and data
// S&T Highlights
Scientists are going to the microscale to study the diverse characteristics of nuclear fuel pellets that could improve nuclear forensic analysis.
Artist's conception of molecules and water pump
// S&T Highlights
Researchers have developed a technology that can remove nitrate from water selectively.
Three people seated at table
// S&T Highlights
U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and Sandy Weill, founder of the Weill Family Foundation, signed a memorandum of understanding to formally initiate a public-private partnership for artificial intelligence (AI), neurological disorders and related subjects.
Karl Taylor
// Recognition
Laboratory climate scientist Karl Taylor has been selected as a fellow of the American Geophysical Union.
Two men looking at screens
// A Look Back
In 1981, a select group of U.S. Army officers visited Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to ​​​​​​​participate in a series of nuclear wargames unlike any conducted.
Researcher with screens in background
// S&T Highlights
An international team of researchers has developed a new algorithm for solving polynomial systems of equations using a type of quantum computer called a “quantum annealer.”
Journal cover
// Journal Covers
Livermore researchers investigated the curing of a commercially available moisture-reactive alkoxysilane silicone, RTV 734, a room-temperature vulcanizing (RTV) silicone commonly used as sealants, adhesives, coatings, and molds, using low-field nuclear magnetic resonance T2 relaxometry and magnetic resonance imaging.
Trucks and data
// S&T Highlights
Since the late 1990s, LLNL has played a significant role in improving the fuel economy of class-8 heavy vehicles through enhanced aerodynamics.
2019 Director’s Science and Technology Awards
// Director's Awards

Four project teams have received 2019 Director's Science and Technology Awards for their exceptional endeavors in science and technology.

El Capitan Super Computer
// S&T Highlights
The Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration, and the Laboratory announced the signing of contracts with Cray Inc. to build the NNSA’s first exascale supercomputer, “El Capitan.”