Science and Technology Highlights

electron micrograph of brain aneurysm
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Medical practitioners may be able to improve existing treatment methods and develop new personalized ones for brain aneuryms, thanks to researchers at Livermore and their outside collaborators.
Artificial intelligence accelerator from SambaNova Systems
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LLNL has installed a state-of-the-art artificial intelligence accelerator from SambaNova Systems, allowing researchers to more effectively combine AI and machine learning with complex scientific workloads.
Composite of electron microscope image and simulation
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An LLNL team solved a mystery of metallurgy by simulating the metal hardening process.
methane hydrate electron microscope image
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A multi-institutional research team synthesized methane hydrate with sediments to determine the electrical conductivity of the mixtures.
An artist’s view of small-diameter carbon nanotubes that pass through water molecules (red and white) and reject ions (blue)
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Livermore researchers have created carbon nanotube pores that are so efficient at removing salt from water they are comparable to commercial desalination membranes.
Diagram of post-traumatic osteoarthritis progression.
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Researchers find that pre-treating joints with antibiotics reduces inflammation from post-traumatic osteoarthritis following a traumatic joint injury.
Diagram of football spinning
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A team of researchers resolves the paradox of the tight spiraling of the tip of a perfectly thrown football around the trajectory of its parabolic path of flight.
Artist's conception of neutron star
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Nuclear scattering experiments suggest how neutron stars grow.
Model of the capsule in a laser-irradiated hohlraum (left) and calculated reduction of radiation flux on the capsule in a 3-window hohlraum
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Data correlating two factors that lead to implosion asymmetries have brought LLNL scientists a step closer to understanding the gap between simulations and performance of inertial confinement fusion experiments.
Visualization of blood vessel
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Livermore scientists have paired 3D-printed, living human brain vasculature with advanced computational flow simulations to better understand tumor cell attachment to blood vessels.