Science and Technology Highlights

LLNL researchers Nick Fischer and Amy Rasley in front of test equipment and laptop.
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ConserV Bioscience Limited (CBL) and Lawrence Livermore have agreed to collaborate on the development of a broad-spectrum or “universal” coronavirus vaccine.
Artist rendering of patented flexible thin-film neural implants.
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The Laboratory has developed an ultra-compact, lightweight and minimally invasive optoelectronic neural implant that could be used for long-term studies of brain activity.
(left) Clouds over dark landscape; (center) power plant with smokestacks; (right) polar ice pack.
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The planet is committed to global warming in excess of 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) just from greenhouse gases that have already been added to the atmosphere.
Three images of the rotation of a crystal structure.
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Livermore scientists have developed a freely available package, Autopack, which can automatically process and label the packing motifs of thousands of molecular crystal structures.
Two images (left) of uranium fuel pellet isotopic heterogeneity and graph showing uranium enrichment (right).
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Livermore scientists identified nuclear forensic signatures from mock evidence in support of an international exercise simulating a nuclear smuggling investigation.
Artist's conception of pancreas.
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Georgetown University, and Livermore scientists and collaborators have identified a protein that when removed from the body may help pancreatic cancer patients live longer.
Clouds at night illuminated from behind
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Livermore scientists found that climate models may have overestimated the decade-to-decade natural variability of temperature.
PowerPoint slide explaining robust machine learning
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The 34th Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS) is featuring two papers advancing the reliability of deep learning for mission-critical applications.
Multiphysics simulation of laser-induced melting of stainless steel (top); cross-sections of laser tracks in stainless steel (bottom)
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Livermore scientists simulated the droplet ejection process in an emerging metal 3D printing technique called “liquid metal jetting.”
Three atmospheric black carbon maps
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A team of Livermore scientists has modeled the global climatic consequences of a regional nuclear weapons exchange.