Science and Technology Highlights

Logo for the MFEM project illustrates the high-order mesh elements and physics field representations
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The Laboratory’s long history of developing and supporting open source software has led to thriving user communities and international collaborations.
Sun shining through windows
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Researchers have discovered that a material that can convert light into electricity, perovskite, can also switch between transparent and non-transparent states, making it useful as an energy-efficient, switchable window.
Science communicator Maren video screenshot
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We ask three scientists to explain what algae is and why it's interesting to scientists and the world. (Video)
X ray image of skull
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Researchers have identified evidence of early chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) brain pathology after head impact, even in the absence of signs of concussion.
Diagram of NIF supercamera
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When a fast x-ray camera was successfully coupled to a sophisticated x-ray optic and mounted recently in NIF, it brought powerful new diagnostic capabilities to the world’s highest-energy laser system.
Félicie Albert prepares the tabletop-sized Titan laser system
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The development and potential applications of laser wakefield acceleration-driven light sources are featured in an article in the January issue of Optics & Photonics News.
An artistic rendering of the interface between a photoabsorbing material and an aqueous electrolyte
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Livermore researchers and colleagues have developed an integrated theory-experiment technique to interrogate chemistry at solid/liquid interfaces, with the goal of developing better methods of generating hydrogen fuel from solar power.
Artist conception of 3D-printed woodpile lattices with submicron features
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Livermore researchers have discovered novel ways to extend the capabilities of two-photon lithography, a 3D printing technique that produces features smaller than one-hundredth the width of a human hair.
Microbe colonies growing in a Petri dish.
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Livermore scientists are studying a new “tunable” biosurfactant that is environmentally friendly and can have broad industrial utility.
Three scientists examine an injection vial
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A Lawrence Livermore biomedical technology that can deliver vaccines and drugs inside the human body has been licensed for use in cancer treatments.