Science and Technology Highlights

Nanocarbon condensate
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An LLNL team has proven that nanocarbon can be synthesized by applying strong shocks to an organic material.
Stars in the constellation Carina
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Micrometer-sized silicon carbide stardust grains extracted from the Murchison meteorite formed anywhere from 1.5 million to 3 billion years before the formation of our solar system.
Five scientists work on CubeSat
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Livermore’s first in-house designed and fabricated CubeSat went into orbit in December.
Clouds
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With better representation of clouds, the latest generation of global climate models predict more warming in response to increasing carbon dioxide than their predecessors.
Three researchers in front of U.S. map and turbine
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A trio of Livermore scientists have served as co-authors for three separate papers about projects they’ve worked on to upgrade wind power forecasting for the nation.
Three scientists looking at Movie Mode Dynamic Transmission Electron Microscope
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A multi-institutional research team has successfully obtained the first nanoscale video of copper deforming under extremely high strain rates.
Scientist holds chip-based platform
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Lawrence Livermore researchers are one step closer to recapitulating the brain’s response to both biochemical and mechanical cues in a chip-based platform.
Close-up of mosquito
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A research team has found that outbreaks of human disease, such as the 2015 Zika virus epidemic, may be due to genetic mutation, and viruses may undergo further changes as they expand their geographic range.
STAR (Sample Test and Recovery) array and space ship
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The STAR (Sample Test and Recovery) array was developed to measure shock velocity and heating in up to 16 material samples irradiated with x rays.
Artist's conception of the dust and gas surrounding a newly formed planetary system.
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Livermore scientists and a collaborator reviewed recent work that shows how meteorites exhibit a fundamental isotopic dichotomy between non-carbonaceous and carbonaceous groups,