Science and Technology Highlights

The element zirconium
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New research reveals that the radioactive isotope zirconium-88 is an excellent neutron absorber.
Simulation of a fusion reactor
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LLNL's Center for Applied Scientific Computing collaborates with its fusion researchers.
Scientists talk at American Physics Society meeting social event
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The Laboratory was well represented at the recent 60th annual American Physical Society (APS) Division of Plasma Physics meeting.
Model of innate immune response
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Livermore and University of Vermont researchers are exploring how deep reinforcement learning can discover therapeutic drug strategies for sepsis.
An artist’s representation of a block copolymer vesicle
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Livermore scientists have created polymer-based membranes that mimic the architecture of cellular membranes.
Two-micron fill-tube
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A newly created two-micron-diameter fill tube solves a problem in inertial confinement fusion experiments.
The zirconium body-centered cubic lattice
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Scientists have discovered an unusual new type of phase transformation in the transition metal zirconium.
Field-responsive mechanical metamaterials
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Livermore researchers have introduced a new class of metamaterials that can nearly instantly respond and stiffen 3D-printed structures when exposed to a magnetic field.
The Lick Observatory’s Laser Guide Star forms a beam of glowing atmospheric sodium ions.
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The Laboratory has delivered a first-of-its-kind, high-power, fiber-based sodium laser guide star to the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Seismic hazard map of Iraq
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Livermore's Seismic Cooperation Program helps at-risk countries improve earthquake monitoring capabilities, implement suitable seismic building codes, and plan disaster response.