Science and Technology Highlights

Particle A0037, a fragment from asteroid Ryugu
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In collaboration with an international team, LLNL scientists looked at the isotopic composition of oxygen, carbon and manganese-chromium in two asteroid particles to help determine the source of the water and timing of the chemical reactions

The ANISO team is pictured at the Idaho National Laboratory’s National Security Test Range (NSTR) shot arena with a proof-of-principle stack of 8 linerless C-4 shaped charges.
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LLNL scientists and engineers led a multi-institutional team in executing a series of high explosives tests that successfully demonstrated fundamental principles of anisotropy, a possible enabler for improved weapon and munition safety.
artistic rendering of networked devices
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Skywing, a new software developed at LLNL, provides scientists working to protect the nation’s critical infrastructure with a high-reliability, real-time software platform for collaborative autonomy applications.

Illustration of ignition at NIF
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The U.S. Department of Energy and DOE’s National Nuclear Security Administration announced the achievement of fusion ignition at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
Photograph and schematic representation of single-walled carbon nanotubes
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Researchers have created vertically aligned single-walled carbon nanotubes that could be a boon for energy storage and the electronics industry.

 Greenland today 120722 An artist’s reconstruction of the landscape surrounding the Kap København formation
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An international team reports the oldest ancient environmental DNA record to date, describing the rich plant and animal assemblages of the Kap København Formation in north Greenland

Optical photograph taken during a laser-driven compression and nanosecond X-ray diffraction experiment
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In new research published in Physical Review B, LLNL scientists report on a series of X-ray diffraction experiments on five metals dynamically compressed to 600 GPa (6,000,000 atmospheres of pressure).

Scientists examine mass spectrometer
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LLNL scientists have developed a new technique to analyze fentanyl in human blood and urine samples that could aid work in the fields of medicine and chemical forensics.

Artist’s rendering with sircuitry and circles and arcs.
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Livermore scientists have developed a data-driven approach to predicting polymer properties using a novel machine-learning model.
Illustration with plants, microorganisms
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Livermore scientists have developed a new technique to investigate microbial activity of microorganisms under realistic conditions, without the need for lab culturing.