Science and Technology Highlights

Nuclear weapon blast simulation
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A Livermore team has taken a closer look at how nuclear weapon blasts close to the Earth’s surface create complications in their effects and apparent yields.
Equipment in the Jupiter laser
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Researchers describe how a laser-plasma system can be tuned to produce large and measurable changes in the group velocity of light.
Lab equipment with laser
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Researchers have developed a light-activated switch that, if fully deployed, could reduce carbon emissions by more than 10 percent.
Picture of Saturn
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Scientists have revealed experimental evidence that helium rain is possible over a range of pressure and temperature conditions expected to occur inside Jupiter and Saturn.
Satellite image of atmospheric river over Pacific Ocean
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New research shows that satellite measurements of the temperature of the troposphere may have underestimated global warming over the last 40 years.
Illustration of 4 microorganisms and a root
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Researchers study protist–plant relationships to understand the role of protists in the rhizosphere.
Marine stratocumulus clouds along the California and Baja California coastlines, as revealed by a NASA satellite
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Global warming causes low-level clouds over the oceans to decrease, leading to further warming.
Two scientists examine thin-film electrode
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Thin-film electrodes developed at Lawrence Livermore have been used in human patients at the University of California, San Francisco, generating never-before-seen recordings of brain activity in the hippocampus.
Chemical compund formulae and scale of solubility
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A new study suggests a microbial pathway to removing uranium from groundwater.
Artist’s depiction of a liposomal drug carrier studded with carbon nanotube porins that is docking to a cancer cell surface
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A research team has used carbon nanotubes to enable direct drug delivery from liposomes through the plasma membrane into the cell interior.