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Football players in action
// Press
A study published online in Brain, a journal of neurology, presents the strongest case yet that repetitive hits to the head that don't lead to concussions cause CTE.
X ray image of skull
// S&T Highlights
Researchers have identified evidence of early chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) brain pathology after head impact, even in the absence of signs of concussion.
Diagram of NIF supercamera
// S&T Highlights
When a fast x-ray camera was successfully coupled to a sophisticated x-ray optic and mounted recently in NIF, it brought powerful new diagnostic capabilities to the world’s highest-energy laser system.
Félicie Albert prepares the tabletop-sized Titan laser system
// S&T Highlights
The development and potential applications of laser wakefield acceleration-driven light sources are featured in an article in the January issue of Optics & Photonics News.
An artistic rendering of the interface between a photoabsorbing material and an aqueous electrolyte
// S&T Highlights
Livermore researchers and colleagues have developed an integrated theory-experiment technique to interrogate chemistry at solid/liquid interfaces, with the goal of developing better methods of generating hydrogen fuel from solar power.
Arctic from space photo
// Press
Lawrence Livermore researchers highlighted another potential effect of declining Arctic sea ice.
Physicist Charles Orth
// Recognition
Charles Orth, a physicist with Livermore for more than 40 years, was presented with the 2017 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.
Artist conception of 3D-printed woodpile lattices with submicron features
// S&T Highlights
Livermore researchers have discovered novel ways to extend the capabilities of two-photon lithography, a 3D printing technique that produces features smaller than one-hundredth the width of a human hair.
Microbe colonies growing in a Petri dish.
// S&T Highlights
Livermore scientists are studying a new “tunable” biosurfactant that is environmentally friendly and can have broad industrial utility.
Journal of Colloid and Interface Science cover
// Journal Covers
Livermore researchers present an overview of recent progress in design, synthesis, and implementation of 3D carbon-based materials as electrodes for electrochemical capacitors.