Science and Technology Highlights

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Director Bill Goldstein (right) shakes hands with San Francisco 49ers chairman John York
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Officials from the National Football League visited Lawrence Livermore to hear how national laboratories are advancing scientific understanding of traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Schematic illustration depicts the transition of ice growth by dynamic compression
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Research provides a new insight of crystal growth under dynamic compression.
Mosquito carrying metal foam cylinder on its back while standing on cotton
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Livermore researchers have created ultra-low-density metal foams of gold, silver, and copper.
Office with painting on wall
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A new flat panel device disguised as a work of digital or printed art could help improve indoor air quality.
A schematic of the National Ignition Facility's (NIF) target chamber (left), data (right)
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Advanced Radiographic Capability (ARC) short-pulse laser have produced protons with energies about 10 times higher than previous experience would have predicted.
Cartoon of microbes racing along a dirt path
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Researchers study relationships between microbial genes and performance in the field.
Laser shocks diamond surface
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Livermore scientists used giant lasers to flash-freeze water into its exotic superionic phase and record X-ray diffraction patterns to identify its atomic structure for the very first time
Three drought maps of California
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Greenhouse gas emissions in the first half of the century significantly affected temperature and rainfall and caused large hydrological shifts over land.
Artist's conception of laser heating metal atoms
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Researchers have discovered a solution to a major type of defect in metal 3D-printed parts.
Data from Wolter optic
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The Wolter x-ray microscope, the optic significantly improves image resolution and throughput compared to conventional x-ray imaging systems.