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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.
Journal cover
// Journal Covers
The lifetime laser damage performance of a wide range of transparent conductive materials is assessed, including ultrathin metal films, doped metal oxides, doped compound semiconductors, and graphene whose carrier densities span five orders of magnitude.
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.