Science and Technology Highlights

El Capitan Super Computer
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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.”
Three images of gold under pressure, with crystal structures superimposed
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When gold is compressed rapidly over nanoseconds, the increase in pressure and temperature changes the crystalline structure to a new phase of gold.
Scientist with camera
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Laboratory researchers won six 2019 Technology Commercialization Fund grants.
Researchers testing drones at enclosure
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Livermore has opened the new OS-150 Robotics Laboratory, an outdoor, 8,000 square-foot enclosure.
Apollo 11 moon lander, moon in background, earth on horizon
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LLNL’s Jeff Wisoff and Tammy Jernigan, two former astronauts, reminisce about what they were doing 50 years ago during the history-making Apollo 11 moon landing.
People montage
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Full-scale experiments have been conducted on the National Ignition Facility for a decade thanks to its dedicated staff.
Ryan Chen
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Emergency crews may be better prepared if a radiological dispersal device (RDD), or “dirty bomb,” ever explodes in the United States because of a new simulator.
Artist's conception of a comet impact on Earth
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A new super-fast high-pressure device allows scientists to simulate and study earthquakes and meteorite impacts more realistically in the lab.
Co-Optima's FY18 Year in Review publication cover
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Researchers with the Co-Optimization of Fuels & Engines (Co-Optima) initiative have identified six blendstocks from two chemical families that exhibit the greatest potential to dramatically increase efficiency.
Artist's conception of comet and organic molecular formulae
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Comets impacts may have produced nitrogen-containing aromatic structures that are likely constituents of polymeric biomaterials.