Science and Technology Highlights

Earth
// E&A, LDRD, S&T Highlights
Livermore and University of Washington scientists conclude that it is too early to rule out severe global climate change.
Supercomputer simulations of dormant white dwarf
// HPC, NCI, S&T Highlights
Remnant cores of burned-out stars could be the key to finding the most elusive class of black holes.
The Sierra supercomputer
// HPC, S&T Highlights
Sierra, one of the world’s fastest supercomputers has been officially unveiled.
Silver nanocrystal superlattice
// AM, LDRD, S&T Highlights
A Livermore-led team studies the nanocrystal assembly process in silver.
Three scientists in cancer resarch lab
// BIO, S&T Highlights
For the first time, researchers have developed a way to determine how many cancer cells it takes to initiate a tumor in another part of the body.
Artist's conception of liquid water under extreme compression
// HEDS, S&T Highlights
A team of theorists from Livermore has solved a long-standing puzzle in the nucleation of a high-pressure phase of ice known as ice VII.
Video window for National Ignition Facility
// Lasers & Optics, S&T Highlights

Take a peek inside the National Ignition Facility, the world’s largest and most energetic laser, to see how we develop and execute some of the most complex experiments conducted anywhere.

Artist’s illustration of a new optical fiber
// Lasers & Optics, S&T Highlights
LLNL has received two significant awards that will help advance the next stage of developing fiber-optic cable technology.
3D image of microscopic cracks in nickel alloy
// AM, S&T Highlights
Scientists have for the first time captured 3D images of microscopic cracks in metal caused by exposure to hydrogen, also known as hydrogen embrittlement.
Image capture of metal 3D printing
// AM, LDRD, S&T Highlights
Researchers are exploring machine learning to process the data obtained during 3D builds.