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June 7, 2021
Livermore team looks at nuclear weapon effects for near-surface detonations
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.
June 1, 2021
Research describes slow and fast light in plasma
Researchers describe how a laser-plasma system can be tuned to produce large and measurable changes in the group velocity of light.
June 1, 2021
Power grid technology could reduce global CO2 emissions by 10 percent or more
Researchers have developed a light-activated switch that, if fully deployed, could reduce carbon emissions by more than 10 percent.
May 26, 2021
Experiments validate the possibility of helium rain inside Jupiter and Saturn
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.
May 24, 2021
Satellites may have underestimated warming in the lower atmosphere
New research shows that satellite measurements of the temperature of the troposphere may have underestimated global warming over the last 40 years.
May 18, 2021
Underneath it all: dishing the dirt on protists
Researchers study protist–plant relationships to understand the role of protists in the rhizosphere.
May 13, 2021
Observations show marine clouds amplify global warming
Global warming causes low-level clouds over the oceans to decrease, leading to further warming.
May 12, 2021
LLNL-developed thin-film electrodes reveal key insight into human brain activit…
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.
May 5, 2021
Using environmental microbes to remove uranium from groundwater
A new study suggests a microbial pathway to removing uranium from groundwater.
May 4, 2021
Direct drug delivery with carbon nanotube porins
A research team has used carbon nanotubes to enable direct drug delivery from liposomes through the plasma membrane into the cell interior.