Science and Technology Highlights

A cutaway drawing of an ASML EUVL machine. Credit: ASML
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The microprocessors at the heart of an increasing number of the world’s newest mobile phones and personal computers were made possible in part by Livermore research.
Two bunny-suited engineers look through large circular glass.
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Livermore has shipped the last of six optical filters for the Vera C. Rubin Observatory telescope’s camera.
The Earth as simulated by E3SM
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Version 2 of the Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM2) is significantly faster than its predecessor and was released to the broader scientific community on September. 28.
Two airborne photos of before and after warehouse explosion
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A Livermore physicist reconciles the yield estimates of the explosion that destroyed a significant part of Beirut's harbor.
Computer simulation of asteroid and fragments
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New research examines how different hypothetical asteroid orbits and fragment velocity distributions affect the fate of the fragments on a collision course with Earth.
June Lake with two inset photos of diatoms from scanning electron microscopy
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Climate change has significantly impacted the natural systems of the Sierra Nevada, including the mountain lakes that are an iconic part of California’s natural beauty.
Two scientists work at glass lab equipment
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This year's grants reflect a broad diversity of technology areas.
two pieces of a meteorite
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Livermore research hints at expanded region of planetary formation during the solar system's formation.
Artist's conception with images of bacteria and plankton
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A research team directly quantified uptake of complex carbon pools from the two primary sources of marine organic carbon (diatoms and cyanobacteria) by a natural microbial community.
Lightining strikes erupting volcano
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Livermore scientists and collaborators discovered that standing shock waves in the supersonic outflow of gases prevent electric discharges like sparks and lightning from propagating.