Science and Technology Highlights

Satellite approaching an asteroid
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The Laboratory is taking part in NASA’s first-ever planetary defense test, which deliberately collides a spacecraft into an asteroid called Dimorphos.
Colorful on top of a hand
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Rock weathering — the process of chemical transformation by long exposure to water and the atmosphere — boosts soil organic carbon storage by altering soil mineralogy.
Artist's conception of gravity waves spiralling out from black hole
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A research team has dveloped a machine learning-based technique capable of automatically deriving a mathematical model for the motion of binary black holes from raw gravitational wave data.
Man in bunny suit holding metal part
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Third in a series of articles describing aspects of the National Ignition Facility’s record-breaking 1.3-megajoule experiment.
Flames consume a home
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Research shows that two-thirds of the increase in vapor pressure deficit, an indication of fire weather, in the western United States is due to human-caused climate change.
Image of the sun
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First in a series of articles describing aspects of the National Ignition Facility’s record-breaking 1.3-megajoule experiment.
Large arrows and text
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Second in a series of articles describing aspects of the National Ignition Facility’s record-breaking 1.3-megajoule experiment.
A salmon jumping from river
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A Multi-institutional team of researchers found that late-migrating fish that spend a year in their home streams as juveniles leave in the fall and arrive in the ocean larger and more likely to survive their years at sea.
Subnanoscale reversible alane cluster—molecular diagram
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Researchers are exploring the use of metal hydrides to reversibly release and uptake hydrogen under mild conditions.
Optical microscopic image of a 3D-printed carbon log-pile
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Livermore scientists have created nanostrut-connected tube-in-tubes that enable stronger low-density structural materials.