Science and Technology Highlights

Artist’s depiction of a liposomal drug carrier studded with carbon nanotube porins that is docking to a cancer cell surface
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A research team has used carbon nanotubes to enable direct drug delivery from liposomes through the plasma membrane into the cell interior.
Schematic of the “BeEST” experiment
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A research team has demonstrated the power of using nuclear decay in high-rate quantum sensors in the search for sterile neutrinos.
Scientist in front of tabletop bench equipment
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Livermore scientists have developed a high-precision interferometer system to measure the pressure dependence of the refractive index in diamond anvil cells.
The L3 high-average-power petawatt laser system
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The L3-HAPLS, the world’s highest-average-power petawatt laser system designed and built by Livermore, reached a major milestone during a recent demonstration at ELI Beamlines Research Center.
Four simulations of neutron energy impact on asteroid
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The neutron energy output from a nuclear device detonation can affect the deflection of an asteroid.
U.S. energy flow chart
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Americans used approximately 7 percent less energy in 2020, due in part to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to energy flow charts released by Livermore.
Artist's rendeing of hydrogen gas bubbles forming  a thin layer of gallium oxynitride formed on gallium nitride surfaces.
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A research team uncovered a surprising, self-improving property in a silicon/gallium nitride photosynthesis device that contributes to the material’s highly efficient and stable performance in converting light and water into carbon-free hydrogen.
Stratocumulus clouds with drizzle over the ocean
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Researchers are improving the modeling of drizzle in stratocumulus clouds to enhance the accuracy of climate models.
Two researchers load a mask blank into equipment for smoothing
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The silicon brains running some of the world’s newest mobile phones and personal computers were made possible in part by advanced laser and plasma physics research at LLNL.
Map of Sea surface temperature anomalies on Pacific Ocean
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New research shows that naturally occurring climate variations help to explain a long-standing difference between climate models and satellite observations of global warming.